Xbox’s latest developer direct, GoldenEye 007 Xbox and Switch remakes drop and boy do they have issues, The Last of Us Part 1 sees huge spike in game sales following HBO show and Metal Gear Solid 2 player beats the game using a dance pad. All on episode 344 of Rated G.
The tech industry is a pretty bad state at the moment amid employee cuts. Microsoft reports over ten thousand including 343, Xbox, and Bethesda. Also in the news, the EU is reportedly objecting to Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard purchase, Xbox and Platinum Games rumored to be reviving Scalebound and devs protest Indian government categorizing videogames as gambling. All that and Dan and Dave fawn over HBO’s The Last of Us on episode 343.
E3 may have been cancelled this year but we still got all the presentations and showcases that we could ask for. Xbox and Bethesda, Limited Run, Capcom, Devolver Digital and Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest. We go over all the news and announcements. All that and Dan gets a little salty over Microsoft’s mediocre showing.Continue reading “Episode 320 – Dan Throws Shade at Microsoft”
On the show this week, special guest Patrick Hickey Jr. Author of The Minds Behind the Games series and the Condrey comic series, voice actor for the upcoming Wrestlequest and Championship Boxing Manager II games and so much more. Dan and Dave get into all of that and more. In the news, Summer Game Fest, Sony’s next State of Play and Microsoft could of had the Spiderman series on episode 318 of Rated G.Continue reading “Episode 318 – How to Hustle with Special Guest Patrick Hickey Jr.”
April Fools day has come and gone and you Rated G loves all the goofs and gags. Dan and Dave talk about their favorites. In the news, Sony revamps its gaming service into a three tiered system to compete with Microsoft’s Gamepass offering, Xbox Gamepass is reportedly adding a family plan option, E3 2022 is canceled, and someone made a real Mario Kart out of cardboard and it’s pretty awesome. All that and more on episode 310 of Rated G.
Video Game companies have been going through an acquisition frenzy and this week Take 2 buys mobile giant Zynga. You thought the Zynga acquisition was big? Microsoft said hold my beer. They acquire Activision Blizzard for $69B making them one of the largest game publishing companies in the world. Also in the news, E3 may be cancelled this year, Nintendo to stop credit card payments on the 3DS and Wii U eShop and Zotac releases a peanut butter for gamers. Also on the show, we talk to Leroy Patterson, the Human Tackboard on wrestling, game testing and having the largest collection of the Sneak King games in the world.
At the top of our show Dan and Dave talk the new James Bond Movie, the new Scream trailer and our new Nintendo Switch OLED consoles. In our review round up, Metroid Dread in on the block. In the news, the final Smash Bros DLC character is revealed, Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy: Definitive Edition officially gets announced and in some some may say surprising news, Apple reportedly made more money from games than all three console manufacturers combined in 2019. All that and Dan has some opinions on Lost Judgement on episode 291 of Rated G for Gamers.
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Gamescom and come and gone and Dan and Dave have your wrap-up right here. Also it’s the end of the month so we got your September game releases at the top of the show, Dave gets a PS5 and Dan has a gamer grief with Microsoft on episode 286 of Rated G for Gamers.
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Activision Blizzard in very hot water after the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing files lawsuit against company for discrimination and sexual harassment against women in the workplace, employees stage a walkout in protest and J. Allen Brack, head of Blizzard Entertainment steps down during all of this. It’s big news that’s still unveiling itself and Rated G is here bring you all the coverage and expose why the games industry is a terrible place that needs some much needed reform.
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On this month’s episode of Saturday Morning Retro, Dan and Dave talk about Infamous for the PS3 and Halo – Combat Evolved for the original Xbox and in our Triple R segment, Fallout 2 and Mortal Kombat Mythologies – Sub Zero.