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.
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.
October is upon on. Football, crisp weather and best of all, Halloween. Dan and Dave talk costumes, Tom Holland saving Spiderman in the MCU and the new AEW wrestling league. In the news, Sean Layton leaves Sony abruptly, Troy Baker and Gearbox have some drama over Bordelands voice over work. All that and more on episode 187 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.
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave reminisce over 4 years of Rated G. Sony news heats up as it adds developer Insomniac Games into the fold. Is a new Sunset Overdrive on the horizon??? The Intellivision Amico wants to bring back gaming back to the living room, $100K stolen rare games from retro store, and several Game Informer staff laid off to reduce costs For GameStop. Spiderman falls out of the MCU when Sony and Disney can’t strike a deal and Disney reveals streaming specs and new shows coming to Disney+. Finally, Dan goes all conspiracy theory over a tweet from Nintendo.
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.
San Diego Comic Con has come to a close and boy do we have news for you. Marvel drops MCU Phase 4 details, the Witcher trailer debuts and the Blade franchise gets reborn. In gaming news, Google Stadia announces roughly one free game per month when the service launches, Toys R’ Us and Gamestop are looking to revamp their stores and passengers on one lucky Southwest flight got free Nintendo Switches and Mario Maker 2. All that and Dave’s get a new tv on episode 177 of Rated G for Gamers.
Dave and Dan are back from a long Fourth of July weekend and have some good stories to tell. Lots of sun, fireworks and 80s goodness by way of Stranger Things season 3. Dan sees John Wick 3 and Spiderman – Far from Home and Dave finally picks up Mario Maker 2. In the news, Nintendo looking to the future regarding their next controller, Sony is rumored to be buying some game developers and PES 2019 gets removed from PS Plus this month. Also, in our convo of the week, Dan and Dave drop their Game of the Half Year nominations.