On this week’s episode, Microsoft announces heir saddest console ever, Capcom announces a logo shaped fight stick, Philip Miucin finally releases his apology video and Wired sits down with Mark Cerny for some hot PS5 talk. 8K, 3D spacial sound and ray tracing! Also, Mark Hamill dons the voice of Chucky in the new Child’s Play and Dave and Dan review Katana Zero on episode 161 of Rated G for Gamers.
In our lead story, we talked about it last week, Philip Mucin, now former employee of IGN has been pinned with even more plagiarism. We go deep into the story as more news unfolds. Also in the news, Negan from the Walking Dead joins Tekken 7, Nintendo drops more Smash Bros news in their latest direct, Betheseda shows off Doom Eternal footage and more. And at the top of the show, we talk Red Dead 2 and the most overpriced special edition we’ve come across yet.
Episode 117 coming at ya hot and fresh. They got pickups, they got rants, they even got hot zombie talk. In the news, Microsoft hires new devs to focus on AAA properties, Nintendo finally releases details for it’s online service, Pokémon Go Fest returns to Chicago and Walmart Canada leaks major game releases accidentally ahead of E3. And in the convo of the week, Dan and Dave discuss their top Donkey Kong games.
We waste no time and get right into what we’ve been playing… and a roar comes from the mics. The new God of War we are both loving. Definitely a game of the year contender. We cull the review scores and give our opinions on the game thus far. In the news, Sega Ages is coming the Switch, classic games form their back catalog, Call of Duty eschews single player, Battlefield embraces it, and SNK teases new Neo Geo hardware. All that and more on episode 114 of Rated G for Gamers.
This will be our last episode before we ship off to PAX East. We news this week about Guacamelee, Red Faction: Guerilla, PSVR and No Man’s Sky. And we got juicy convo of the week: the IGN Top 100 games, So you know we’re gonna dive into their selections. Jump into episode 112 of Rated G for Gamers to listen to all this goodness and an amazing pickup story from Dave.
News regarding Vince Ingenito, former editor at IGN came out last week regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. We wanted to wait till all the facts shook out till we covered the story. Our take kicks off the news segment. EA couldn’t do anything right this week. A slew of controversy surrounding Star Wars – Battlefront II involving Reddit comments and a CNN report cause EA to suspend their loot boxes/microtransactions. A major blow indeed. Also in this episode, we discuss Thor: Ragnarok, the Punisher series, Black Friday sales, and the benefits of 4K. And in our convo of the week, we pick some of the winners for the Game Award nominees.
It’s almost here! The Switch touches down in less than a week and we can’t wait. The games journalists weigh in on the system and the games and we break it all down. Battery life, portability, UI, and more. No conversation of the week, just glorious Switch talk.