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 learn this week that Microsoft and Sony are joining forces. Not to build a super massive game console but the tools for an online streaming infrastructure based on Microsoft’s cloud technology. Rated G gets into what all this means. Also in the news, Nintendo drops a massive direct on Mario Maker 2, we get more games confirmed for the Genesis Mini and ex-Naughty Dog devs are working on the next Call of Duty games. All that and Dan gets into some exciting wrestling news on episode 166 Rated G for Gamers.
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.
Mortal Kombat, a franchise that always seems to be in the middle of a controversy, is back in the limelight again over excessivemicrotransactions and an ending cinematic for Jax that some fans are pretty sour on. We get Persona 5 DLC news and another spinoff in the form of a musou style game for both PS4 and Switch, Shuntaro Furukawa denies any new Switch version for E3 and Tim Sweeny, CEO of Epic Games takes some shots at the Steam Store. And it’s the end of the month so that means Dave and Dan go over the upcoming games for May. All that and more on episode 162 of Rated G for Gamers.