Happy 4th of Jul everyone! We get whiff of a price hike for next games from a NBA 2K21 listing, EVO Online cancelled due to scandal with CEO, IGN’s Summer of Games brings over 60 game demos to Xbox One this month and Sony pushes their indie games initiative. Dan shares his 4th of July plans and Dave laments the heat on episode 225 of Rated G for Gamers.
Dan and Dave kick off the show talking about their unique weekends. They get into IGN’s 5th Day of the Summer of Gaming, Smash Bros gets a new fighter at the time of this recording and Microsoft shuts down Mixer and partners with Facebook Gaming. All and more on episode 224 of Rated G for Gamers.
We’re getting dangerously close to what would be E3 time and the rumors keep swirling. Sony is rumored to reveal more on the PS5 come may, Metroid Prime Trilogy remake gets leaked and Google Stadia plans to have a presentation as this episode drops. All that and Reggie swoops in to fix Gamestop and get them back on track.
At the top of the show, some said news last week. Voice actors from Resident Evil and Star Fox franchises pass. Also, Microsoft is possibly planning 2 events to display the Series X games and system and get fans hype, a Crysis remaster announced and Resident Evil 4 may get yet another remake for current or next gen consoles. All that and Dave completes more games in his collection.
On this episode of Rated G, returning guest Steven Li joins us to talk PAX East, Animal Crossing and what he’s been playing during the quarantine. In the news, more doom on the horizon for E3 2020, the ESA looking to the future for E3 2021 and Randy Pitchford plays fast and loose with employee’s bonuses. All that and more on Episode 213 of Rated G for Gamers.
In the wake of the current pandemic, Dan and Dave tell stories of how they are learning to cope when staying indoors. Dave’s got some grief toward Doom Eternal and Dan recovers from being under the weather. In the News, we get a new Nintendo Direct, some Mario remakes get teased upon the 35th anniversary of the iconic plumber, and Gamestop finally shutters it’s locations.
Both Microsoft and Sony drop us some numbers on their next generation consoles. Rated G compares the numbers side by side and see how they stack up. Also, Microsoft gives some YouTubers some hands on time with the new console and we get to see some of the new features like ray tracing and automatic HDR support for current gen and older games! And in our last segment, we have a returning guest Derek Lieu on the show to talk about his recent move, what he’s been playing and his work on the Half-Life Alyx trailer.
American sporting events, cancelled. GDC, cancelled. E3, cancelled. Everything, cancelled. More and more the coronavirus is shutting down the world. In efforts to curtail the virus from spreading, the US is tightening up measures like preventing large gatherings like E3 from happening. Dan and Dave discusses what will be of this years showcase and what it means for the future of E3. Also in the news, Reggie Fils-Amie is hired to Gamestop’s board of directors, a new Tony Hawk game is in the works and 2K looks to be bringing it’s football franchise back but with a twist.
Alright folks, you know they gotta talk about it. Right after returning from PAX East, Square-Enix drops the demo for the remake of the one of the most influential games of all time. Final Fantasy VII. Dan and Dave give their opinions and break it all down. Also in the news, more conference cancellations, Google Stadia nabs another star director and the Nintendo Playstation sells for an underwhelming price.
PAX Day 2 has ended and we have survived the day. We’ve surveyed the floor and found some hidden gems between all the booths. The crowds are bigger today. The devs are even more energized and the fans are hungry for all the gaming goodness. We scoped out some indie booths and got some really great demos and we can’t wait to talk about it on the show. Here’s to the next two days.