As 2021 arrives and a new generation of consoles are in our hands, Dan and Dave take a look at the 8th generation of gaming, the highs and the lows. Also, they make some predictions for this upcoming year for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. All that and the return of Dr. Love on episode 251 of Rated G for Gamers.
Big news as scalpers get their come-uppance. Thouands of console orders get canceled, that’s one good thing to happen this year. In the news, Oscar Isaac is penned to play Solid Snake, Kratos is coming to Fortnite and the Penny Arcade Expo releases tentative convention dates. All that and Dan makes a passioned plea to get a PS5 on episode 247 of Rated G for Gamers.
We finally get the Mario celebration we were all waiting for. The Mario 35th Anniversary Nintendo Direct came out last week and it was a big one. Dan and Dave go over all the exclusive and limited content. Also in the news, AT&T is no longer looking to sell their WB Gaming division and Hello Games is working on a huge, ambitious’ new game. All that and pilots reported a mysterious jetpack man in commercial airspace on episode 234 of Rated G for Gamers.
At the top of the show, Dan talks about his new mixology skills and Dave’s taking a trip to see the family. In the news, Apple and Google remove Fortnite from their app stores, Epic sues Apple over anti-competitive behavior, Halo Infinite is delayed till 2021 and Remedy’s Control gets an ultimate edition with exclusive graphical updates for next gen consoles. All that and the last Blockbuster on earth is renting it’s custom den on Airbnb on episode 231 of Rated G for Gamers.
Arguably the biggest game release of the year dropped this past Friday, the new Hideo Kojima epic Death Stranding. As polarizing reviews come in, Dan and Dave give their take on this wildly indescribable game. With only a few hours under their belt, they certainly are floored by the story and visuals. In other news, Horizon Zero Dawn 2 possibly leaked via suspicious game dev job listing, Pokémon Sword and Shield leaker revealed and Hermen Hulst from Guerilla Games takes over Sony Worldwide Studios.
It’s a big week for news and we got a special guest to cover it all. Joining Dan and Dave on the mics is returning guest Matthew Adler, freelance journalist for IGN, Activision/Blizzard gets in some hot water for banning the winner of a Hearthstone competition in China over protest statements made during the post game interview, Sony drops some more PS5 news, Fortnite gets pegged for being too addictive and Reggie Fils-Aime gets inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame. All that and more on episode 188 of Rated G for Gamers.
We got some news this week folks! Fresh off of E3 week, NOA President Reggie Fils-Amie makes a controversial statement on loot boxes, Sony’s got some issues regard Fortnite and crossplay and Konami puzzles fans bringing an old franchise to the Switch. And in our convo of the week, we break down our E3 predictions and discuss the conference as a whole. All this and more on episode 122 of Rated G.
Rated G kicks off the show on a somber note. Dave and Dan talk breakups and how friends and video games can get you through. The duo run through the weekly pickups and their thoughts on the new Venom trailer. In the news, Night Trap is finally coming to the Switch, an Ohio college is giving out Fortnite scholarships and Valve acquires Firewatch developer Campo Santo. And in our convo of the week, Quantic Dream, developer of Heavy Rain and the upcoming Detroit – Become Human, sue over claims of inappropriate workplace conduct from a french journalism outlet earlier in the year. We discuss the odd, NSFW details.
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.