In the wake of the current pandemic, Dan and Dave tell stories of how they are learning to cope when staying indoors. Dave’s got some grief toward Doom Eternal and Dan recovers from being under the weather. In the News, we get a new Nintendo Direct, some Mario remakes get teased upon the 35th anniversary of the iconic plumber, and Gamestop finally shutters it’s locations.
Both Microsoft and Sony drop us some numbers on their next generation consoles. Rated G compares the numbers side by side and see how they stack up. Also, Microsoft gives some YouTubers some hands on time with the new console and we get to see some of the new features like ray tracing and automatic HDR support for current gen and older games! And in our last segment, we have a returning guest Derek Lieu on the show to talk about his recent move, what he’s been playing and his work on the Half-Life Alyx trailer.
American sporting events, cancelled. GDC, cancelled. E3, cancelled. Everything, cancelled. More and more the coronavirus is shutting down the world. In efforts to curtail the virus from spreading, the US is tightening up measures like preventing large gatherings like E3 from happening. Dan and Dave discusses what will be of this years showcase and what it means for the future of E3. Also in the news, Reggie Fils-Amie is hired to Gamestop’s board of directors, a new Tony Hawk game is in the works and 2K looks to be bringing it’s football franchise back but with a twist.
Alright folks, you know they gotta talk about it. Right after returning from PAX East, Square-Enix drops the demo for the remake of the one of the most influential games of all time. Final Fantasy VII. Dan and Dave give their opinions and break it all down. Also in the news, more conference cancellations, Google Stadia nabs another star director and the Nintendo Playstation sells for an underwhelming price.
This is it folks! The PAX East 2020 recap episode. We break down our favorites with special guest Matthew Adler. It’s Matt’s first show and he discusses his overall experience. We get into all that, our top picks of the show and why we all need an extra two days in Boston.
Amid fears of infection from the coronavirus, Sony backs out of PAX East and GDC and Square-Enix backs out their Japanese staff from PAX. It’s gonna be weird not seeing Sony at the show. Also in the news, more patents from Sony and Atlus says if fans want Persona on Switch, keep asking and ye shall receive. So check out all our pre-pax talk and on more on episode 207 of Rated G for Gamers.
A new patent surfaces for the PS5 wherein they are leveraging AI into their operating system to potentially help players stuck in a game. Dan and Dave discuss all the questionable details and analyze one particular figure drawing associated with the patent. Also in the news, Anthem is getting a complete overhaul, Geoff Keighley won’t be attending E3 this year and the Nintendo PlayStation goes on the auction block on episode 206 of Rated G for Gamers.
Activision/Blizzard is in hot water again for the botched launch for Warcraft 3 Reforged, Phil Spencer says Sony and Nintendo aren’t competitors, Dan Houser leaves Rockstar Games and the Wonderful 101 remaster raises over $1 million dollars on kickstarter. So join us on episode 205 or Rated G for Gamers.
Nintendo doubles down on it’s message of no new Switch model, Google responds to fan criticism of lack of updates, Konami is working on two new Silent Hill games and Atari licenses its brand for a chain of hotels. All that and more on episode 204 of the Rated G for Gamers podcast.
On this episode of Rated G, Sony is rumored to launch the new PSVR headset alongside the PS5, a Mortal Kombat collection is speculated to come out soon, we get a possible shot of the back of an Xbox Series X system and Uncle Joe Biden calls game developers little creeps. Dan does a nostalgia trip with G.I. Joe and Transformers and Dave gets tangled up in another escape room on episode 203 of Rated G for Gamers.