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.
EA finally comes to the party and has it’s EA Play 2021 which to us signals the end of the E3 2021 season. Did they show anything good? Did Madden 22 steal the show? Also in the news, Ed Boon talks Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter crossover, Tencent acquires Sackboy developer Sumo Digital and a mint condition NES collection fetches 30k at Goodwill auction. All that and more on episode 281.
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On this episode of Rated G, Sony is rumored to launch the new PSVR headset alongside the PS5, a Mortal Kombat collection is speculated to come out soon, we get a possible shot of the back of an Xbox Series X system and Uncle Joe Biden calls game developers little creeps. Dan does a nostalgia trip with G.I. Joe and Transformers and Dave gets tangled up in another escape room on episode 203 of Rated G for Gamers.
Someone should of told the company producing the Sonic movie that the 3D model looked a little off. We got the Sonic movie trailer this last week and the internet exploded with negativity. So much so that the director took to social media to claim that they were going to redo the CG. Will it help this troubled mascot, we discuss. Also in the news, a new Earthworm Jim game is coming but to a very unlikely console, Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat and others get inducted to the Video Game Hall of Fame and we learn that Dan has never played Solitaire before!!! A revelation indeed. And we round out our show with podcaster and games journalist Matt Adler. We talk Katana Zero and Days Gone and what the future holds for Playstation.
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.
Dan and Dave have finished the 4 day game extravaganza known as PAX East. This year was exceptional to say the least. We’ve got coverage on all the games, all the panels, all the Borderlands 3 news and oh so much more. Join Dan and Dave as they breakdown the highlights of the show. Also, don’t forget to enter our April giveaway on Twitter. We are giving one lucky fan a copy of Shantae on Switch. Good luck and keep gaming.
And here are folks. The end of day 3 and me and Dan are beat. So much good stuff on display and we keep finding more that we missed! Throwback shooter and loveletter to Contra Blazing Chrome, Terry Cavanaugh’s delightful Dicey Dungeons, the Ninja Gaiden-esque Cyber Shadow produced by Yacht Club Games, the head snappin’, bone crackin’, spear tossing Mortal Kombat 11 and a ton more. So day 3 is down in the books. We got one final day of PAX. One last day to check out all the games that we couldn’t get to in the first three. Here! We! Go!
If you didn’t know, a little known company called Nintendo just dropped a new video game console/handheld hybrid called the Switch on Friday (March 3rd) and of course we both got one! We discuss the system, the good and the bad, Breath of the Wild and our top 5 Zelda games of all time. Also in the news, Microsoft announces game pass service, No Man’s Sky wins at DICE and no one attended to receive the award, a dedicated NES streamer beat all 714 officially licensed games, and in an interesting bit of trivia, find out which video game movie Danny Glover almost got hired for. All on episode 66 or Rated G.
It’s a big week at Rated G! David Hayter has no love for former Konami developer Hideo Kojima. Rob Gronkowski, some elaborate fake NX material has surfaced online, iJustine and other serve up a cringe worthy Doom event trailer, and Lego Dimensions almost had a Mortal Kombat minigame. On our topic of week, we discuss retro game collecting on this week’s topic of discussion. All this and we bid farewell to a comedic legend.