Not to be outdone, Sony steps up and announces launch date and prices for the PS5 and surprise, they are very reasonable. They open the conference with a Final Fantasy XVI trailer and Dave goes a little nuts. They end it with a teaser for a new God of War and Dave and Dan go a little nuts. Sony confirm no PS3, PS2 and PS1 disc support on the PS5 and Nintendo stops production of the 3DS after 9 years. All that and more on episode 236 of Rated G.
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, a somber moment as we remember Chadwick Boseman. In the news, Gamescom kicks off their online show, Geoff Kieghley confirms the Game Awards for this December and Nintendo is now Japan’s richest company. All that and Dan and Dave find out you can remap your X and O buttons if you own a Japanese PS4 on episode 233 of Rated G for Gamers.
We’ve got another good episode of the Saturday Morning Retro Podcast. We have Lemmings and Kirby’s Tilt ‘N Tumble on the Remake, Remaster, Recycle block. Dan deep dives into playthrough of Watchdogs for the Wii U and Dave plays one of his top 10 games of all time Ogre Battle for the SNES.
DC Comics’ FanDome has come and gone and boy did we get some news. A new Batman trailer shows off Pattinson’s acting chops, Ben Affleck confirmed to return as the Batman in the Flash movie and we get two new games with the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Gotham Knights. Call of Duty’s next game is set during the cold war and Nintendo has a killer Indie Showcase and Dave rants about bad UI/UX in gaming on episode 232 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.
Sony drops their August State of Play and there’s some good surprises in there. We get gameplay of Godfall, Hitman VR gets announced and a Braid remaster is coming. Also in the news, Rocksteady is working on a Suicide Squad game and Microsoft’s xCloud is launching in September amid Sony and Apple rejecting their app. All that and Dave recounts his brief flirtation with game development oh so many years ago.
After a polarizing gameplay demo during the Xbox Games Showcase, 343 Studios addresses the graphics in Halo Infinite and clarifies it’s take on multiplayer and microtransactions. Also in the news, a big Nintendo leak reveals Luigi was going to be in Super Mario 64 and 2K’s upcoming football game will have actual player names and likenesses. And at the end of the show, Dan quizzes Dave on his Mario knowledge.
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave discuss the ending of the Last of Us and what they’ve been playing. In the news, Microsoft shows us some Xbox Series X gameplay in their latest presentation, Sony shuts down rumors of Xbox Game Pass on Playstation and G4TV will return to your televison. All that and Dan learns why 98 Degrees is called 98 Degrees.
We got a special one today folks. Beau and Kelly from the Precisely Podcast join us to on the mics to talk about their podcast, next gen consoles and retro gaming in the pandemic. In the news, the Uncharted movie kicks off filming, Sony commits to 10 million PS5s available at launch and Microsoft cancels the 12 month Xbox Live subscription option.