It’s not so rosy for Amazon and Google this week. Stadia is shutting down their internal game studios, Jade Raymond is leaving the Stadia team and Amazon’s new CEO says it’s not done making video games, despite problems with their internal studios. Also in a surprising move, the Xbox 360 version of Goldeneye gets leaked online. All that and Dan and Dave’s take a look at their PlayStation Wrap-Up 2020.
Despite two new consoles on the horizon, the biggest news this week is Sakurai’s announcement of Minecraft Steve for Smash Bros. Billy Mitchell drops in on AEW Wrestling, Spider-Man Remastered gets a new Peter Parker, Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV won’t officially support Stadia at launch and the Tokyo Game Show gives Animal Crossing: New Horizons game of the year. All that and more on episode 238 of Rated G.
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.
Alright folks, you know they gotta talk about it. Right after returning from PAX East, Square-Enix drops the demo for the remake of the one of the most influential games of all time. Final Fantasy VII. Dan and Dave give their opinions and break it all down. Also in the news, more conference cancellations, Google Stadia nabs another star director and the Nintendo Playstation sells for an underwhelming price.
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.
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave reminisce over 4 years of Rated G. Sony news heats up as it adds developer Insomniac Games into the fold. Is a new Sunset Overdrive on the horizon??? The Intellivision Amico wants to bring back gaming back to the living room, $100K stolen rare games from retro store, and several Game Informer staff laid off to reduce costs For GameStop. Spiderman falls out of the MCU when Sony and Disney can’t strike a deal and Disney reveals streaming specs and new shows coming to Disney+. Finally, Dan goes all conspiracy theory over a tweet from Nintendo.
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.
We’ve got a special episode today folks. Friend Derek Lieu is our guest on the show. He’s a video game trailer creator who’s worked on some of our favorite games and probably yours too. Dan and Dave get into the business of making a quality game trailer, how he got started and his thoughts on this years E3. Also, in the news, Youtuber Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah found dead off the coast of Manhattan, President Trump proposes tariffs that would affect the price of video game hardware and accessories and we now get confirmation that games will cost full price on the Stadia platform.
E3 is in full swing folks and we’ve got your coverage of the first few days. Microsoft, Google and EA all have had their conferences/shows and also a surprise visit from THQ Nordic. We break down everything that went down and chat about what our highlights and lowlights were.
Big week. Bigger news. And Dan and Dave got it all. Nintendo Nindies. Konami’s 50th Aniiversary collections, the Sony State of Play and of course all news from Google’s new streaming service, Stadia. Well except the price, the real world performance, the required download speeds, launch date, etc. Otherwise though, we got all the news! So join us in episode 156 for our pickups, our weekend movie watches and Dan is a bit of a prophet. The recording of this episode happened before the State of Play from Sony.