It’s not so rosy for Amazon and Google this week. Stadia is shutting down their internal game studios, Jade Raymond is leaving the Stadia team and Amazon’s new CEO says it’s not done making video games, despite problems with their internal studios. Also in a surprising move, the Xbox 360 version of Goldeneye gets leaked online. All that and Dan and Dave’s take a look at their PlayStation Wrap-Up 2020.
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave discuss the future of the MCU and the new round of Arcade 1Up machines. In the news, Lucasfilm Games has big plans for the Star Wars franchise, a new Indiana Jones teaser gets released and Bungie finally shuts down their Halo online stat servers on episode 253 of Rated G for Gamers.
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave get Hype for Scott Pilgrim and wax fondly on the latest season of Cobra Kai. In the news, Peter Moore former head of Xbox and EA had some words to say regarding lootboxes, the Switch surpasses the 3DS in sales and Sony discontinues PS4 Pro in Japan. All that and we pay respects to Tetris Champion Jonas Neubauer on episode 252 of Rated G for Gamers.
One of our last shows of the year, Dan and Dave talk about their holiday plans, the Monster Hunter movie and the Cyberpunk 2077 debacle. In the news, Nintendo drops their Indie World Showcase, SNK confirms a new Neo Geo console is on the way and EA is set to acquire Codemasters for $1.2 Billion. All that and more on the last episode before Christmas on Rated G for Gamers. Happy Holidays!
At the top of the show, Dave talks about his next gen experience with the Series X and Dan and Dave get snubbed on PS5 orders. In the news, Ubisoft Montreal has a potential hostage scare, Take-Two agrees to deal to purchase Codemasters and EA adds tools to FIFA 21 to help curb spending and playing time and Dave has some strong thoughts. All that and more on episode 244 of Rated G for Gamers.
As of this recording, Sony is set for a big presentation on June 4th? Will they show the console? What games will be on display? Will Dan get a Vita 2? Only time will tell. Also in the news, Sonic gets the greenlight for a movie sequel, Sony declares that all PS4 games need to be PS5 compatible and Sega is doing something “big” for its 60th anniversary. All that and more on episode of Rated G for Gamers.
A new patent surfaces for the PS5 wherein they are leveraging AI into their operating system to potentially help players stuck in a game. Dan and Dave discuss all the questionable details and analyze one particular figure drawing associated with the patent. Also in the news, Anthem is getting a complete overhaul, Geoff Keighley won’t be attending E3 this year and the Nintendo PlayStation goes on the auction block on episode 206 of Rated G for Gamers.
EA’s back at it and up to it’s old tricks. They are lobbying heavy to prevent loot boxes from being banned. Rated G covers the latest in the ongoing saga that is ethics in loot boxes. Also in the news, Amazon lays off dozens of developers from their game division, Jedi – The Fallen Order has Metroid like mechanics and Alpha Protocol gets taken off digital retail stores. All that and as a special treat, the inaugural episode of the GPA Roundtable. Our topic is best gaming console of all time.
E3 is in full swing folks and we’ve got your coverage of the first few days. Microsoft, Google and EA all have had their conferences/shows and also a surprise visit from THQ Nordic. We break down everything that went down and chat about what our highlights and lowlights were.
In the news, a new Star Wars game, the Fallen Order is announced from Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Dragon Age 4, a wholly single player game is reported to have microtransactions, PubG gets banned in Nepal and finally, finally you can change your PSN username… but we wouldn’t recommend it. Also, we’ve get a Star Wars Episode IX trailer, Jim Carrey comments on the Sonic movie and we get news of the Disney Plus streaming network. All this and more on episode 160 of Rated G for Gamers.