The tech industry is a pretty bad state at the moment amid employee cuts. Microsoft reports over ten thousand including 343, Xbox, and Bethesda. Also in the news, the EU is reportedly objecting to Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard purchase, Xbox and Platinum Games rumored to be reviving Scalebound and devs protest Indian government categorizing videogames as gambling. All that and Dan and Dave fawn over HBO’s The Last of Us on episode 343.
Halo Infinite’s multiplayer progression comes under fire by fans for egregious practices, the Golden Joystick 2021 winners announced, Cyberpunk 2077 players are flooding the game’s steam page with positive reviews and the new Bioshock may feature two cities, one above, one below. All that and Dan and Dave’s thanksgiving weekend on episode 296.
Not to be outdone by Nickelodeon, Warner Bros. is rumored to be making a Smash style fighting game as a roster leaks online. Dan and Dave discuss if this is even a good idea. Also in the news, Nintendo falters out the gate launching its Expansion Pak addition to it’s online membership, we get some Halo Infinite single player footage from 343 Studios and in bittersweet news, the PAX South convention is closing due to waning attendance. All that and Dave’s thoughts on the new Mario Party Superstars on episode 294 of Rated G for Gamers.
Oh boy, our favorite rapper turned game console developer Souja Boy claims he’s CEO of Atari. Could this be true? Also in the news, Halo Infinite delays co-op and forge mode, EA issues statement about delisting some of their classic games and a leak claims Sly Cooper 5 is in Development. All that and some spicy game of the year discussion on episode 285 of Rated G for Gamers.
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At the top of the show, a somber moment as we remember Chadwick Boseman. In the news, Gamescom kicks off their online show, Geoff Kieghley confirms the Game Awards for this December and Nintendo is now Japan’s richest company. All that and Dan and Dave find out you can remap your X and O buttons if you own a Japanese PS4 on episode 233 of Rated G for Gamers.
After a polarizing gameplay demo during the Xbox Games Showcase, 343 Studios addresses the graphics in Halo Infinite and clarifies it’s take on multiplayer and microtransactions. Also in the news, a big Nintendo leak reveals Luigi was going to be in Super Mario 64 and 2K’s upcoming football game will have actual player names and likenesses. And at the end of the show, Dan quizzes Dave on his Mario knowledge.
Big news dropped from Nintendo this week. After only a screenshot of the logo back from E3 2017, Nintendo announces that it will be throwing out work done on Metroid Prime 4 and bringing back Retro Studios back into the fold. Also, rumors of a Metroid Prime Trilogy remake emerge, Google wants to get into the home console game and Betheseda denies Fallout 76 free-to-play rumors. We’ve got two review round-ups this week, Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 remake. All that and Rated G’s thoughts on the upcoming Resident Evil tv series on episode 149 of Rated G for Gamers.
Happy 4th of July to all our fans! It’s a good time to enjoy the day off and relax with some video games. As we’re recording this, some big news dropped from Nintendo. The SNES Classic is coming this Fall. And the biggest bit of that is the unreleased Star Fox 2 will be included. Also in the news, Ubisoft shoes off some Beyond Good and Evil 2 realtime footage, 343 Studios says Halo 6 won’t be anytime soon, and Europe is getting a crazy good Samus Returns special edition. And in our convo of the week, with the announcement of Sega Forever we talk about how we can make Sega great again.
We’re Fallout crazy on this episode. We share our thoughts on the series, Classic’s take on the latest entry into the franchise, Fallout 4. Also, Tomb Raider and Black Ops III dropped. It’s a crazy good time for gamers. And 343 Studios listens to the fans and in a first for the series, removes the most hated Halo 5 map from it’s rotation due to bugs and exploits.