April Fools day has come and gone and you Rated G loves all the goofs and gags. Dan and Dave talk about their favorites. In the news, Sony revamps its gaming service into a three tiered system to compete with Microsoft’s Gamepass offering, Xbox Gamepass is reportedly adding a family plan option, E3 2022 is canceled, and someone made a real Mario Kart out of cardboard and it’s pretty awesome. All that and more on episode 310 of Rated G.
Video Game companies have been going through an acquisition frenzy and this week Take 2 buys mobile giant Zynga. You thought the Zynga acquisition was big? Microsoft said hold my beer. They acquire Activision Blizzard for $69B making them one of the largest game publishing companies in the world. Also in the news, E3 may be cancelled this year, Nintendo to stop credit card payments on the 3DS and Wii U eShop and Zotac releases a peanut butter for gamers. Also on the show, we talk to Leroy Patterson, the Human Tackboard on wrestling, game testing and having the largest collection of the Sneak King games in the world.
John Cena is in talks to star in Duke Nukem movie. In our convo of the week, we discuss why video games movies always suck, our fave and worst adaptations and what franchise we’d want to see on the big screen. In the news, 50 Cent wants to get back into game making, Downwell creator joins Nintendo, Sonic creator Yuji Naka joins Square-Enix, Microsoft has more details on it’s Gamepass service and we get a look at the Nintendo HQ in the late 1800s. All that and our pickups of the week on episode 103 of Rated G for Gamers.