Video Game companies have been going through an acquisition frenzy and this week Take 2 buys mobile giant Zynga. What does this mean for gaming as a whole and what does this mean for Take 2 properties in the mobile space. Also in the news, Sony is ramping up PS4 production amid chip shortages, Twisted Metal may be coming back and Namco could be making a new Killer Instinct game on episode 301.
We’ve done it folks, EPISODE 300 is here!!! 6 and a half years of doing this podcast and we’re not stopping anytime soon. On this special episode, Dan and Dave announce their game of the year, Sony drops more info on the PSVR2 and E3 goes digital for a third year in a row. It’s the first episode of the year and it’s looks like it’s gonna be a good one.
As 2021 comes to a close, Dan and Dave look back at the stories that made 2021. And since this is the last episode of the year, they also go over their game of the year nominations. Who will get nominated and more importantly, who do you think will win?
Oh we got a good one today folks! Joe Chagan returns to the show to talk all things Halo. Dan, Dave and Joe discuss the good and the bad parts of the new open world Halo, multiplayer and which entry in the series is the best. Also, the Game Awards happened last Thursday and we got the winners and all the new announcements all on episode 298 of Rated G for Gamers.
In sad news this week, a PS5 in person sale goes awry as a would-be criminal pulls a gun and tried to steal a console from a seller. Thankfully, no one was fatally injured. Dan and Dave discuss the story and ways that you can be safe when dealing with strangers online. Also in the news, It Takes Two hit by trademark claim by Take-Two Interactive, PlayStation reportedly planning Xbox Gamepass competitor and Sony gets into the restaurant biz with their PlayStation to Plate food offerings. All that and Dave takes one step closer to Skynet on episode 297.
Halo Infinite’s multiplayer progression comes under fire by fans for egregious practices, the Golden Joystick 2021 winners announced, Cyberpunk 2077 players are flooding the game’s steam page with positive reviews and the new Bioshock may feature two cities, one above, one below. All that and Dan and Dave’s thanksgiving weekend on episode 296.
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave celebrate their memories of the original Xbox and the Gamecube for it’s 20 year anniversaries. In the news, the Game Awards 2021 nominations are officially revealed, MultiVersus fighting game from WB officially announced, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick back in the news for harassment and abuse claims as well as ignoring company issues for years and in some lighter news, Sega Reveals Sonic the Hedgehog, Yakuza, and Shenmue Colognes.
On this month’s episode of Saturday Morning Retro, Dan and Dave talk about Little Nightmares for the Xbox One and Friday the 13th for the Commodore 64 and in our Triple R segment, the Splatterhouse series and Halloween for the Atari 2600.
Not to be outdone by Nickelodeon, Warner Bros. is rumored to be making a Smash style fighting game as a roster leaks online. Dan and Dave discuss if this is even a good idea. Also in the news, Nintendo falters out the gate launching its Expansion Pak addition to it’s online membership, we get some Halo Infinite single player footage from 343 Studios and in bittersweet news, the PAX South convention is closing due to waning attendance. All that and Dave’s thoughts on the new Mario Party Superstars on episode 294 of Rated G for Gamers.
Best Buy rolls out a controversial membership option to its Total Tech program and the internet is divided. Dan and Dave get a little heated and discuss the ins and outs and the sad truth of why it may be the best thing we have to stop scalping at the moment. Also in the news, a new Splinter Cell game may be in development, FIFA is shopping its license around to other game studios and the PS5 breaks the 33 month Switch sales streak. All that and more on episode 293 of Rated G for Gamers.