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.
While we we’re at PAX East, the gaming world didn’t stop. Who’d of thunk? Upon return, we get into all sorts of news. PS5 leaks, Apple’s foray into a gaming, EA’s massive layoffs and Sega finally wises up and decides to make their own Genesis console. That and we get some more news about Avengers: Endgame on episode 157 of Rated G for Gamers.
Rated G wastes no time getting into it this episode. Dave nears completion on RE2 and Dan actually picks up a copy. Will he brave the scares? Also, Dan finishes the game room restructuring, James Gunn does Bizarro Superman and the Sonic movie gets some much warranted criticism. In the news, Microsoft is rumored to launch a discless Xbox, Anthem is crashing PS4 and Xbox systems and Nintendo jumps into the VR game. All that and more on episode 154 of Rated G for Gamers.
Nintendo rumors abound over the new Mini Switch and a new Nintendo online service for more hardcore gamers. Dr. Mario World announced for their mobile lineup, EA gets blocked by the Belgium government over lootboxes and Sony shifts focus of first party development to the PS5. Dan and Dave have an incredible pickup week, Dave beats Red Dead 2 and they both the have a chuckle over Bethesda’s disastrous Fallout 76 leather jacket for sale.
Day 1 and 2 of E3 2018 are in the books. Hot off the closing of the Bethesda conference, we cover the first two days announcements, trailers, gameplay footage and surprises. Join as we breakdown and rate each show.
Did you see the new Avengers trailer? We sure did! We talk Thor, Black Panther and the rest of the Marvel superheroes at the top of the show. We discuss our pickups of week and a very particular eBay listing. In the news, Nintendo rules the Black Friday sales, Mario getting back in the cereal game, Sony will send you a PSVR headset and Skryim VR to try out for free and Capcom teases Mega Man 30th Anniversary stream. Our convo of the week, is the $60 game disappearing? Will rising game development costs cause publishers to unanimously raise prices across the board. Will there be more indie priced and sub $60. We discuss on episode 96 of Rated G for Gamers.
News regarding Vince Ingenito, former editor at IGN came out last week regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. We wanted to wait till all the facts shook out till we covered the story. Our take kicks off the news segment. EA couldn’t do anything right this week. A slew of controversy surrounding Star Wars – Battlefront II involving Reddit comments and a CNN report cause EA to suspend their loot boxes/microtransactions. A major blow indeed. Also in this episode, we discuss Thor: Ragnarok, the Punisher series, Black Friday sales, and the benefits of 4K. And in our convo of the week, we pick some of the winners for the Game Award nominees.
E3 2017 is upon us! We’re two days in and we’ve got our coverage of the EA and Microsoft conferences. Join us as we break down on the shows and comment on all the highs and lows. Also, we have Wipeout Omega Collection in our Review Round Up and our thoughts on the PS4 HD collection.