Bethesda gets into some hot water with their anti-cheat update to Doom, the New Game+ Expo debuts with a showcase of 40 games from Sega, Atlus, and more, and Pac-Man celebrates his 40th birthday. All that and Dan surprises Dave with a with a Legend of Zelda trivia test on episode 220 of Rated G for Gamers.
Finally we get some show stopping next gen footage. Epic debuts the Unreal 5 engine on PS5 hardware and wows the internet. Rated G discusses what this means for next gen. Also in the news, Ghosts of Tsushima takes center stage in Sony’s latest State of Play, Tony Hawk 1 & 2 get the HD remake treatment and a new Paper Mario is coming in July.
Microsoft’s been making all the first moves. Console reveal, system teardown, now the first next gen gaming showcase for the Series X. Dan and Dave weigh with their thoughts on the whole quarantine style presentation. Also in the news, more confirmed cancelled conventions, Mortal Kombat 11 gets all friendly and Nic Cage may just be playing the Tiger King!
The day has come folks! Our resident RPG hater has come around and seen the light. Dan loves the FFVII Remake, both of your hosts do. It’s an amazing remake, perhaps the best and they discuss at the top of the show. In the news, Ubisoft announces a viking themed Assassin’s Creed game, Geoff Keighley has a massive game fest planned for the summer and the summer GDC is now going all digital.
We’re getting dangerously close to what would be E3 time and the rumors keep swirling. Sony is rumored to reveal more on the PS5 come may, Metroid Prime Trilogy remake gets leaked and Google Stadia plans to have a presentation as this episode drops. All that and Reggie swoops in to fix Gamestop and get them back on track.
Microsoft drops a new Inside Xbox, PS5 drops it’s new controller complete with features, E3 2020 is officially cancelled and in our review round up, Final Fantasy VII Remake. All that and more on episode 214 of Rated G for Gamers.
On this episode of Rated G, returning guest Steven Li joins us to talk PAX East, Animal Crossing and what he’s been playing during the quarantine. In the news, more doom on the horizon for E3 2020, the ESA looking to the future for E3 2021 and Randy Pitchford plays fast and loose with employee’s bonuses. All that and more on Episode 213 of Rated G for Gamers.
In the wake of the current pandemic, Dan and Dave tell stories of how they are learning to cope when staying indoors. Dave’s got some grief toward Doom Eternal and Dan recovers from being under the weather. In the News, we get a new Nintendo Direct, some Mario remakes get teased upon the 35th anniversary of the iconic plumber, and Gamestop finally shutters it’s locations.
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.
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.