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.
Controversy is abound this last week. Blizzard, Riot Games and Nintendo all get into some hot water. From racist undertones and fan base undermining to gender discrimination, we cover all of the latest news and backlash to come out. Also in the news, Microsoft brings back the XO conference, more games headed to Switch Online this week and strategy guide maker Prima Games is shutting down after 28 years. All that and we talk Penny Arcade Expo 2019 on episode 139 of Rated G for Gamers.
Nintendo drops a surprise Direct and it was pretty port heavy. A few new games like Mario Tennis Aces and a Smash Bros. teaser at the end!!! The internet is blowing up over it as they do. We go over all the details in our convo of the week. In the news, Xbox kicks of it’s Inside Xbox monthly video show, Capcom visits Microsoft offices, Days Gone delayed till 2019 and we get confirmation on the Division 2 being developed. So checkout episode 109 of Rated G for Gamers.
Our episode is jam packed this week with not one but two convos of the week. Pewdiepie is in hot water for dropping the N word in a Playerunknowns Battleground live stream and we discuss the ramifications of that. Also, Dean Takahaski from VentureBeat uploads an embarrassing video of him struggling with the beginning tutorial of Cuphead and the internet explodes. We discuss if being good at videogames is a requirement. In the news, Nintendo exec comments on the SNES Classic availability, the NES Classic is coming back to stores, Blizzard to open it’s own eSports arena, Toys ‘R Us files for bankruptcy, and Mario is no longer a plumber according to Nintendo. All that and more on episode 86 of Rated G for Gamers.