With Death Stranding hitting wildly all over the review scales, Kojima speaks out against American’s love of First Person Shooters. The internet, of course, has opinions and Rated G gives their take on the whole situation. Also in the news, XO19 happened, Google Stadia is poised for a rocky launch and Polygon drops a most bananas top 100 list. All this and more on episode 193 of Rated G for Gamers.
As we head into the holiday season, so many delays for upcoming games were announced. UbiSoft and Naughty Dog put the breaks on the the Last of Us 2, Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods and Monsters. Rated G discusses why that is a good thing and what it means for the games and these studios. Also in the news, Fallout 76 goes premium membership, Microsoft re-confirms all Xbox One controllers will work with Project Scarlett and we may just have gotten a Diablo 4 leak via an online sale listing.
We got details on Sony’s latest console, speculated name PS5, in way of a launch event! Coming next February is an event that will most like unveil the PS5 and details on the launch date, features and some killer hype train trailers. Microsoft patents a controller that strangely resembles joycons, Nintendo DMCAs a ton of music on YouTube and Bubble Bobble comes to the Switch with 4-player action. All that and Dave has a travel tale that thankfully ends him back home safe and sound.
In the wake of recent shootings here in America, politician and pundits are pointing fingers at video games again as a reason for spurring these tragedies. Rated G discusses that, the role game developers and creators play and some news about Walmart and their reaction to recent events. Also in the news, #1 Twitch stream Ninja leaves for Microsoft platform Mixer, the Sacred Symbols podcast gets into some controversy with Pax Prime and a sealed Nintendo game goes for big money at auction. Check out all this and more on episode 179 of Rated G for Gamers.
We’ve got a special episode today folks. Friend Derek Lieu is our guest on the show. He’s a video game trailer creator who’s worked on some of our favorite games and probably yours too. Dan and Dave get into the business of making a quality game trailer, how he got started and his thoughts on this years E3. Also, in the news, Youtuber Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah found dead off the coast of Manhattan, President Trump proposes tariffs that would affect the price of video game hardware and accessories and we now get confirmation that games will cost full price on the Stadia platform.
E3 is in full swing folks and we’ve got your coverage of the first few days. Microsoft, Google and EA all have had their conferences/shows and also a surprise visit from THQ Nordic. We break down everything that went down and chat about what our highlights and lowlights were.
E3 is almost upon us and Dan and Dave just can’t wait. They break down their predictions as well as hear from some special guests from the Gaming Podcast Alliance. Also, a little game called Death Stranding got some bombshell news. We got a release date and a brand new trailer with gameplay footage and a peak at what this whole crazy world is about. So check out episode 168, the E3 predictions show, of Rated G for Gamers.
We learn this week that Microsoft and Sony are joining forces. Not to build a super massive game console but the tools for an online streaming infrastructure based on Microsoft’s cloud technology. Rated G gets into what all this means. Also in the news, Nintendo drops a massive direct on Mario Maker 2, we get more games confirmed for the Genesis Mini and ex-Naughty Dog devs are working on the next Call of Duty games. All that and Dan gets into some exciting wrestling news on episode 166 Rated G for Gamers.
At the top of the show, Mother’s Day stories, pickup talk and some slight spoiler talk as Spiderman and IT trailers drop this last week. In the news, Sony has their State of Play and they close the presentation with the ultimate mic drop moment, Final Fantasy VII remake game footage. One half of Rated G goes bananas. Also more talk about loot boxes, Nintendo’s E3 plans and some I’ll fated 90s video game cartoons. All that and more on episode 165 of Rated G for Gamers.
On this week’s episode, Microsoft announces heir saddest console ever, Capcom announces a logo shaped fight stick, Philip Miucin finally releases his apology video and Wired sits down with Mark Cerny for some hot PS5 talk. 8K, 3D spacial sound and ray tracing! Also, Mark Hamill dons the voice of Chucky in the new Child’s Play and Dave and Dan review Katana Zero on episode 161 of Rated G for Gamers.