Back on the podcast this week, Retro Wolf 88 to talk about his wild ride with his complete Gamecube collection. In the news, more about the Embracer Group deal with Square-Enix, AEW and Yuke’s butt heads over the new wrestling game, Mafia 4 in development using Unreal Engine 5 and Stone Cold Steve Austin is a big fan of Zelda games. All that and more on episode 315 of Rated G.
Sonic creator Yuji Naka goes off on Square-Enix, right before they sell off the studios behind Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and Thief. Embracer is in the process of buying them for 300 million. Also in the news, Xbox and Bethesda Games showcase announced for June, Sega will delist old Sonic games from digital stores and it’s leaked that Sony is working on a game preservation initiative. All that and more in episode 314.
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.