We got some hot Thanksgiving vacation talk at the top of show. In the news, Phil Spencer declares that no one is asking for VR in a controversial statement made at XO19, a new PS5 patent hints at possible sharing tech with their next generation content, Facebook buys Beat Saber devs and Nintendo is rumored to have no less than 3 Metroid games in the works. All this and more on episode 195 of Rated G for Gamers.
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.
Arguably the biggest game release of the year dropped this past Friday, the new Hideo Kojima epic Death Stranding. As polarizing reviews come in, Dan and Dave give their take on this wildly indescribable game. With only a few hours under their belt, they certainly are floored by the story and visuals. In other news, Horizon Zero Dawn 2 possibly leaked via suspicious game dev job listing, Pokémon Sword and Shield leaker revealed and Hermen Hulst from Guerilla Games takes over Sony Worldwide Studios.
BizzCon happened over Halloween and that weekend and boy did we get some bombshells. New Hearthstone content, new WoW expansion, Overwatch 2! and Diablo IV!!! What a turn around news wise since last year. We also got an apology for the Hearthstone incident. Also in the news, PS4 hits 100 million and another fake swatting attempt happened during a Fortnite livestream.
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 know the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett are coming next year and this week we get someone who’s seen the systems in action and is quoted as saying they’ve seen nothing like it before. Better than Red Dead 2. Better than the Last of Us 2. Rated G is even more excited than ever. Next holiday season is going to be a good one. Also in the news, there ‘s a super fly Tetris and Puma crossover shoe that Dave wants badly, Analogue announces their Pocket console and Fortnite gets sucked into a black hole. All that and more on episode 189 of Rated G for Gamers.
It’s a big week for news and we got a special guest to cover it all. Joining Dan and Dave on the mics is returning guest Matthew Adler, freelance journalist for IGN, Activision/Blizzard gets in some hot water for banning the winner of a Hearthstone competition in China over protest statements made during the post game interview, Sony drops some more PS5 news, Fortnite gets pegged for being too addictive and Reggie Fils-Aime gets inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame. All that and more on episode 188 of Rated G for Gamers.
On this weeks episode, special guest Justin Mattioli joins Dan and Dave as they break down all this weeks news. The biggest announcements from Sony’s State of Play, WB Montreal teases another Batman game, AtGames buys the royalty rights to Ms. Pacman and now you can have Sam Jackson be your Alexa Narrator. Oh what a time we live in.
Oh boy did E3 come out with some wild news. In an effort to stay relevant, the ESA put out an announcement about E3 2020 being all about influencers, fans and media. Whatever that means. Dan and Dave breaks down all the info and weigh in with their thoughts. Also in the news, Nintendo gets back into the fitness game and GameStop closes over 200 stores. All that and more on episode 185 of Rated G for Gamers.
We got a special one today folks. Dan’s on vacation right now so we decided to do a episode about our most anticipated holiday games. Join us as we break down our favorites for the 2019 holiday season.