Video Game companies have been going through an acquisition frenzy and this week Take 2 buys mobile giant Zynga. What does this mean for gaming as a whole and what does this mean for Take 2 properties in the mobile space. Also in the news, Sony is ramping up PS4 production amid chip shortages, Twisted Metal may be coming back and Namco could be making a new Killer Instinct game on episode 301.
We got a jam packed episode today folks. We kick off the show some spoiler free Black Panther talk. Ikea, clothes shopping, pickups and more in our opening segment. In the news Disney is rumored to be eyeing Ubisoft to take over the Star Wars franchise, more info about Kingdom Hearts III from D23 in Tokyo, Bandai Namco is aggressively pushing for new IP, and Nintendo promises their online service is worth the wait. And in our convo of the week, hot off rumors that the next gen consoles will be streaming boxes, we discuss gaming in an all digital world.
On this week’s show of Rated G, from a recently released video by the Last Gamer on YouTube, we got introspective. We discuss what will happen to our collections when we meet our untimely death. Also, it’s National CIB day as we record this episode. We celebrate the pickups that mean something to us. In the News, we learn that Namco/Bandai is developing Metroid 4, new Crash Bandicoot rumored for 2019, Mario Kart is coming to mobile phones, a new horror roguelike game Persistence lands on PSVR this summer and Billy Mitchell breaks his silence over the Donkey Kong controversy.
It’s the end of the year and you know what that means, Game of the Year time! We nominate 5 a piece and we’ll announce our winner and a new edition to our segment, 2nd and 3rd place. At the top of the show, we run down our pickups over the holiday break, what we’ve been playing lately, and why in the hell Danny picked up the SNES 3DS. In the news, journalists had to sign NDAs for the recent Bandai/Namco event, the Switch tops 10 million in sales, Nintendo loses Goldeneye trademark and Psychonauts 2 is delayed to 2019. All that and more on episode 99 of Rated G for Gamers.