Oh boy did E3 come out with some wild news. In an effort to stay relevant, the ESA put out an announcement about E3 2020 being all about influencers, fans and media. Whatever that means. Dan and Dave breaks down all the info and weigh in with their thoughts. Also in the news, Nintendo gets back into the fitness game and GameStop closes over 200 stores. All that and more on episode 185 of Rated G for Gamers.
San Diego Comic Con has come to a close and boy do we have news for you. Marvel drops MCU Phase 4 details, the Witcher trailer debuts and the Blade franchise gets reborn. In gaming news, Google Stadia announces roughly one free game per month when the service launches, Toys R’ Us and Gamestop are looking to revamp their stores and passengers on one lucky Southwest flight got free Nintendo Switches and Mario Maker 2. All that and Dave’s get a new tv on episode 177 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.
The Game Awards promises some big announcements this Thursday. We get hype for what’s coming. GameStop is in more financial trouble amid huge reported losses and lootbox controversary comes to the American government. Also, the duo rundown some epic pickups this week and discuss Dan’s theory of a Marvel TV universe on the Disney streaming network.
We’re a little late with one folks. Sometimes like gets in the way but that doesn’t stop Rated G from.delivering quality content. In our convo of the week, we discuss the merits of new IP vs. franchise sequels. In the news, the new Call of Duty Black Ops game is now confirmed to not have a single player campaign, and thus Danny’s tradition of finishing the game over Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close. Nintendo re-ups some of their trademarks, Star Fox may be getting into the racing game noted in a possible recent leak and college eSports is growing whether we like it or not. All this and more on episode 118 of Rated G for Gamers.
We’ve done it folks! We’ve made it two whole years in the podcasting game. We go over our highlights of the Nintendo Indie Showcase, the “Ninties”, some Penny Arcade Expo news, news on NBA 2K18 for the Switch, and Gamestop unveils it’s “Elite Gamer” level subscription. In our convo of the week, we reminisce on how we started this whole thing. It’s been a blast so far thanks in part to all our great fans. Here’s to the next two.
We’re back after a week off and we have lots to talk about, Dave gets a year older, Danny does some Gamestop hopping, and we both have some good retro hauls. In the news. SNES Classic preorders coming this month… for real, Walmart apologizes for the preorder debacle with the SNES Classic, the new Sega Flashback console gets panned by critics, and a first for Mario, he starts in an E10+ rated game. All that and moire on episodie 81 of Rated G for Gamers.
It’s almost here! The Switch touches down in less than a week and we can’t wait. The games journalists weigh in on the system and the games and we break it all down. Battery life, portability, UI, and more. No conversation of the week, just glorious Switch talk.
Gamestop is at it again and in the headlines for their Circle of Life program. We get into the scandal that Kotaku broke from an anonymous employee in our conversation of the week. Also, we cover news on the NES Classic, the end of production for the Wii U, Deus Ex series goes on hiatus, and a big lawsuit brought on Oculus from Bethesda. So enjoy Episode 62 and bit of housekeeping, we’ll be at PAX East again this year. Come say hi if you see us.