Microsoft is not done acquiring all the things as they throw their hat into the Discord bidding war for a cool $10 billion. Also in the news, we say goodbye to Mario 35th and Mario 3D All-Stars, Sony reportedly shutting down PS3, PSP, and PS Vita PlayStation Stores, Amazon Games opening new AAA studio and they run down the games coming out next month. All that and more on episode 263 of Rated G for Gamers.
Dan’s new PS5 arrives during our recording and man is he excited. Besides the new addition to his gaming family, they talk about IO Interactive developing a new James Bond game, Microsoft making another Bethesda-level acquisition this year and the return of the X-Play and Attack of the Show on the G4 Network. All that and more on episode 255 of Rated G for Gamers.
Let’s not bury the lead, Dan secured a PS5. Dave gets the Mario Kart Home Circuit and they go over the upcoming releases for February all at the top of the show. In the news, Capcom holds it’s Resident Evil showcase with Village gameplay, Microsoft reverses it’s decision to double the price of Xbox Live and former EA and Xbox exec Peter Moore joins the Unity team. All that and GameStop is burning up the stock charts on episode 254 of Rated G for Gamers.
As 2021 arrives and a new generation of consoles are in our hands, Dan and Dave take a look at the 8th generation of gaming, the highs and the lows. Also, they make some predictions for this upcoming year for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. All that and the return of Dr. Love on episode 251 of Rated G for Gamers.
Scalpers and gamers stand off over a massive amount, over 3,500, of PS5s and Xboxes selling at almost double or over double the price. Dan and Dave give their thoughts on the matter. Kojima is rumored to be working on a new Silent Hill game with Sony possibly being the linchpin, a Metal Gear Solid remake may be in the works by Bluepoint and Xbox may be coming to your tv in app form. All that and more on episode 246 of Rated G.
At the top of the show, Dave talks about his next gen experience with the Series X and Dan and Dave get snubbed on PS5 orders. In the news, Ubisoft Montreal has a potential hostage scare, Take-Two agrees to deal to purchase Codemasters and EA adds tools to FIFA 21 to help curb spending and playing time and Dave has some strong thoughts. All that and more on episode 244 of Rated G for Gamers.
We got a jam packed show this week! Bethesda gets sued for $100 million of alleged sabotage of Rune 2, 2K Games adds unskippable ads into NBA 2K21, analyst Michael Pachter says Nintendo should scrap the hybrid Switch console and a Google Stadia director for saying streamers should pay devs for playing their games on stream. All that and more on episode 241 of Rated G. And if you live in America, early voting has opened in some states. Get out there an exercise your right to vote.
Sony finally drops a presentation of the PS5 UI and it looks… good! Dan and Dave discuss all the cool new features. Also in the news, NBA 2K21 tries to heighten the immersion with haptic feedback, Microsoft’s the Initiative hires two former Naughty Dog staff members and GameStop will reportedly get a cut of Xbox games, even if you’re not buying them from GameStop.
Sony finally gets in on the teardown game and gives us how the system all comes together. Dan and Dave get into all the CPU, GPU, I/O and cooling goodness. Also, it clocks in as the biggest game console ever. In the news, Doctor Strange is confirmed to be in the new Spider-man movie, Microsoft partners up with Gamestop and John Rambo steps up as a Mortal Kombat fighter.
On this week’s episode, we have on special guest Lily Zaldivar to talk about her time with Viz Media, IGN, and Nintendo Voice Chat. In the news, Microsoft buys Bethesda, the Tokyo Games Show kicks off and Amazon unveils it’s new gaming service. All that and more on episode 237 of Rated G.