Episode 211 – Xbox Series X vs. PS5 Specs and Half-Life Alyx with Special Guest Derek Lieu

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Episode 211

Both Microsoft and Sony drop us some numbers on their next generation consoles. Rated G compares the numbers side by side and see how they stack up. Also, Microsoft gives some YouTubers some hands on time with the new console and we get to see some of the new features like ray tracing and automatic HDR support for current gen and older games! And in our last segment, we have a returning guest Derek Lieu on the show to talk about his recent move, what he’s been playing and his work on the Half-Life Alyx trailer.



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Episode 210 – Everything is Cancelled

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Episode 210

American sporting events, cancelled. GDC, cancelled. E3, cancelled. Everything, cancelled. More and more the coronavirus is shutting down the world. In efforts to curtail the virus from spreading, the US is tightening up measures like preventing large gatherings like E3 from happening. Dan and Dave discusses what will be of this years showcase and what it means for the future of E3. Also in the news, Reggie Fils-Amie is hired to Gamestop’s board of directors,  a new Tony Hawk game is in the works and 2K looks to be bringing it’s football franchise back but with a twist.



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Episode 208 – PAX East 2020 Recap with Special Guest Matthew Adler

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This is it folks! The PAX East 2020 recap episode. We break down our favorites with special guest Matthew Adler. It’s Matt’s first show and he discusses his overall experience. We get into all that, our top picks of the show and why we all need an extra two days in Boston.



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PAX East 2020 Recap

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PAX East 2020 closing ceremonies

Our Superbowl of video games, PAX East 2020, has come and gone. It’s always a wild ride and this year even more so. Me and Dan are back home and back to the old routine. We’re working through all the games we are, preparing preview articles and gearing up for a PAX East recap megashow.

Possibly the best PAX we’ve ever been to overall. Look forward to all our coverage soon and our new episode soon.

PAX East 2020 Day 3

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It’s day 3 and boy is it a cold one. We’re still in here though. Saturday is always the most hectic but it’s the most fun in our opinion. Everything has settled in, the cosplayers are in full force, and the fans are hungry to play the new games on display. Some notable mentioned this far are Cloudpunk, where a narrative adventure unfolds and you taxi people around a dystopian cyberpunk city, Rising Hell, where crunching metal riffs and pixelated hellscapes are the backdrop for your ascent into a gauntlet of enemies, and Retromania Wrestling, a spiritual successor to the arcade classic Wrestlefest. All in all, lots of great games on display. Day 3 down and one more to go.

PAX East 2020 Day 2

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PAX Day 2 has ended and we have survived the day. We’ve surveyed the floor and found some hidden gems between all the booths. The crowds are bigger today. The devs are even more energized and the fans are hungry for all the gaming goodness. We scoped out some indie booths and got some really great demos and we can’t wait to talk about it on the show. Here’s to the next two days.

Episode 207 – Protip – Always Carry Hand Sanitizer

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Episode 207

Amid fears of infection from the coronavirus, Sony backs out of PAX East and GDC and Square-Enix backs out their Japanese staff from PAX. It’s gonna be weird not seeing Sony at the show. Also in the news, more patents from Sony and Atlus says if fans want Persona on Switch, keep asking and ye shall receive. So check out all our pre-pax talk and on more on episode 207 of Rated G for Gamers.



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Episode 206 – Will AI Help Sony Take the Lead?

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A new patent surfaces for the PS5 wherein they are leveraging AI into their operating system to potentially help players stuck in a game. Dan and Dave discuss all the questionable details and analyze one particular figure drawing associated with the patent. Also in the news, Anthem is getting a complete overhaul, Geoff Keighley won’t be attending E3 this year and the Nintendo PlayStation goes on the auction block on episode 206 of Rated G for Gamers.



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Episode 205 – Warcraft 3 Re:Reforged

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Episode 205

Activision/Blizzard is in hot water again for the botched launch for Warcraft 3 Reforged, Phil Spencer says Sony and Nintendo aren’t competitors, Dan Houser leaves Rockstar Games and the Wonderful 101 remaster raises over $1 million dollars on kickstarter. So join us on episode 205 or Rated G for Gamers.



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Episode 204 – Come Stay at the Atari Hotel!

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Nintendo doubles down on it’s message of no new Switch model, Google responds to fan criticism of lack of updates, Konami is working on two new Silent Hill games and Atari licenses its brand for a chain of hotels. All that and more on episode 204 of the Rated G for Gamers podcast.



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