Back on the podcast this week, Retro Wolf 88 to talk about his wild ride with his complete Gamecube collection. In the news, more about the Embracer Group deal with Square-Enix, AEW and Yuke’s butt heads over the new wrestling game, Mafia 4 in development using Unreal Engine 5 and Stone Cold Steve Austin is a big fan of Zelda games. All that and more on episode 315 of Rated G.
Video Game companies have been going through an acquisition frenzy and this week Take 2 buys mobile giant Zynga. You thought the Zynga acquisition was big? Microsoft said hold my beer. They acquire Activision Blizzard for $69B making them one of the largest game publishing companies in the world. Also in the news, E3 may be cancelled this year, Nintendo to stop credit card payments on the 3DS and Wii U eShop and Zotac releases a peanut butter for gamers. Also on the show, we talk to Leroy Patterson, the Human Tackboard on wrestling, game testing and having the largest collection of the Sneak King games in the world.
This is our final episode of the 8th generation of consoles. We get into the IGN console reviews, Sony’s refusal to do in store purchases and customer who ordered a Series X and got a One X instead. Also, they have a great interview with Retro Wolf 88 and they get into retro collecting in Appalachia and some stories on the set of the Game Chasers Movie.
Despite two new consoles on the horizon, the biggest news this week is Sakurai’s announcement of Minecraft Steve for Smash Bros. Billy Mitchell drops in on AEW Wrestling, Spider-Man Remastered gets a new Peter Parker, Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV won’t officially support Stadia at launch and the Tokyo Game Show gives Animal Crossing: New Horizons game of the year. All that and more on episode 238 of Rated G.
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.
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.