EA makes the news this week with rumors of a Dead Space revival and they try and revamp their loot box mechanics in FIFA 21 FUT mode. Have they learned their lessons and made things fair and transparent? Listen to find out all the dizzying details. Also in the news, Katsuhiro Harada says Tekken X Street Fighter isn’t cancelled, Konami reveals a new game and Dan and Dave go over their game of the half year.
Episode 252 – Lootboxes – The Baseball Cards of Video Games
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave get Hype for Scott Pilgrim and wax fondly on the latest season of Cobra Kai. In the news, Peter Moore former head of Xbox and EA had some words to say regarding lootboxes, the Switch surpasses the 3DS in sales and Sony discontinues PS4 Pro in Japan. All that and we pay respects to Tetris Champion Jonas Neubauer on episode 252 of Rated G for Gamers.
Episode 173 – We’ll Call Them… Surprise Mechanics!
EA’s back at it and up to it’s old tricks. They are lobbying heavy to prevent loot boxes from being banned. Rated G covers the latest in the ongoing saga that is ethics in loot boxes. Also in the news, Amazon lays off dozens of developers from their game division, Jedi – The Fallen Order has Metroid like mechanics and Alpha Protocol gets taken off digital retail stores. All that and as a special treat, the inaugural episode of the GPA Roundtable. Our topic is best gaming console of all time.
Episode 165 – Why Does Barret Have to Be So One Dimensional?
At the top of the show, Mother’s Day stories, pickup talk and some slight spoiler talk as Spiderman and IT trailers drop this last week. In the news, Sony has their State of Play and they close the presentation with the ultimate mic drop moment, Final Fantasy VII remake game footage. One half of Rated G goes bananas. Also more talk about loot boxes, Nintendo’s E3 plans and some I’ll fated 90s video game cartoons. All that and more on episode 165 of Rated G for Gamers.
Episode 142 – The Game Awards, Lootboxes and the Downfall of Gamestop
The Game Awards promises some big announcements this Thursday. We get hype for what’s coming. GameStop is in more financial trouble amid huge reported losses and lootbox controversary comes to the American government. Also, the duo rundown some epic pickups this week and discuss Dan’s theory of a Marvel TV universe on the Disney streaming network.
Episode 131 – High Flying, Web Slinging Fun
On this episode, Dan and Dave talk PS4 Spiderman, floor chicken and why Amazon has cancelled their 20% off pre-orders for games. In the news, Nintendo postpones it’s latest direct out of respect for the Hokkaido earthquake, IOC president Thomas Bach says eSports wont be in the olympics anytime soon and the Polymega system is your one stop shop for playing retro games. So join us on the episode 31 of Rated G for Gamers. It’s gonna be a good one.
Episode 122 – E3 Post Show or Dan and Dave Disagree About Lootboxes
We got some news this week folks! Fresh off of E3 week, NOA President Reggie Fils-Amie makes a controversial statement on loot boxes, Sony’s got some issues regard Fortnite and crossplay and Konami puzzles fans bringing an old franchise to the Switch. And in our convo of the week, we break down our E3 predictions and discuss the conference as a whole. All this and more on episode 122 of Rated G.
Episode 115 – Breakups, Night Trap on the Switch and Loot Box Bans
Rated G kicks off the show on a somber note. Dave and Dan talk breakups and how friends and video games can get you through. The duo run through the weekly pickups and their thoughts on the new Venom trailer. In the news, Night Trap is finally coming to the Switch, an Ohio college is giving out Fortnite scholarships and Valve acquires Firewatch developer Campo Santo. And in our convo of the week, Quantic Dream, developer of Heavy Rain and the upcoming Detroit – Become Human, sue over claims of inappropriate workplace conduct from a french journalism outlet earlier in the year. We discuss the odd, NSFW details.