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.
John Cena is in talks to star in Duke Nukem movie. In our convo of the week, we discuss why video games movies always suck, our fave and worst adaptations and what franchise we’d want to see on the big screen. In the news, 50 Cent wants to get back into game making, Downwell creator joins Nintendo, Sonic creator Yuji Naka joins Square-Enix, Microsoft has more details on it’s Gamepass service and we get a look at the Nintendo HQ in the late 1800s. All that and our pickups of the week on episode 103 of Rated G for Gamers.