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.
Nintendo is in the middle of a class action lawsuit for joycon drift, the Xbox One gets another homescreen makeover and GTA Online finally opens the Diamond Casino. All that and Dan has issues with Wolfenstein: Young Blood on episode 178 of Rated G for Gamers.
On our second episode of the GPA Rountable, Dan and Dave from Rated G, Justin from Lit Gaming Arena and Dan from ZapNightGaming get on the mics to discuss their favorite gaming experiences.
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.
Back in the studio and back on the mics, Dan and Dave get into the all the Nintendo news. The Switch Lite, the commitment to the 3DS and no Switch XL or Pro is coming at least this year. Also, there’s a Space Invader movie in the works and listen in to see what really burns Dan’s fire.
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.
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.
EA’s back at it and up to it’s old tricks. They are lobbying heavy to prevent loot boxes from being banned. Rated G covers the latest in the ongoing saga that is ethics in loot boxes. Also in the news, Amazon lays off dozens of developers from their game division, Jedi – The Fallen Order has Metroid like mechanics and Alpha Protocol gets taken off digital retail stores. All that and as a special treat, the inaugural episode of the GPA Roundtable. Our topic is best gaming console of all time.
It’s the first episode since E3 has ended so it’s time for Dan and Dave to look back at all the conferences, all the announcements and give our thoughts on what they loved and what they hated. Also, the votes are in and we have a prediction winner. It was a close one just like every year but only one can take home the championship belt. Listen in to see who takes it. In the news, we get pricing and specs on the Atari VCS, Konami throws it’s hat in the ring of the mini console game and Nintendo explains why they chose to delay the new Animal Crossing. All that and Dan and Dave wax philosophical on game cart preservation.
Our final episode of coverage for E3 2019 is here and boy is it a good one. We’ve got the breakdown on the Square-Enix conference, the Kinda Funny Games Showcase and the Nintendo Direct. We got all the juicy news including the Hero from Dragon Quest in Smash Bros!!! It’s a good day folks.