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.
Back in the studio and back on the mics, Dan and Dave get into the all the Nintendo news. The Switch Lite, the commitment to the 3DS and no Switch XL or Pro is coming at least this year. Also, there’s a Space Invader movie in the works and listen in to see what really burns Dan’s fire.
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.
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.