On this post Thanksgiving episode of Saturday Morning Retro, Dan and Dave talk Mad Max and Splatterhouse for the Remake, Remaster or Recycle and they deep dive into the original Final Fantasy for the NES and God of War for the PSVita. So check out all that and more on episode 7 of Saturday Morning Retro.
This is our final episode of the 8th generation of consoles. We get into the IGN console reviews, Sony’s refusal to do in store purchases and customer who ordered a Series X and got a One X instead. Also, they have a great interview with Retro Wolf 88 and they get into retro collecting in Appalachia and some stories on the set of the Game Chasers Movie.
It’s election day in America and you probably need a distraction from the election results. Well we got a good episode of Rated G for you to keep you busy. Nintendo drops a mini Direct, goes hard into streaming and shows some No More Heroes 3 footage. Also in the news Ubisoft Responds to Watch Dogs Legion Xbox overheating and Microsoft leans into the meme and sends influencers Xbox branded fridges. All that and more on episode 242 of Rated G for Games.
Not to be outdone, Sony steps up and announces launch date and prices for the PS5 and surprise, they are very reasonable. They open the conference with a Final Fantasy XVI trailer and Dave goes a little nuts. They end it with a teaser for a new God of War and Dave and Dan go a little nuts. Sony confirm no PS3, PS2 and PS1 disc support on the PS5 and Nintendo stops production of the 3DS after 9 years. All that and more on episode 236 of Rated G.
At the top of the show, a somber moment as we remember Chadwick Boseman. In the news, Gamescom kicks off their online show, Geoff Kieghley confirms the Game Awards for this December and Nintendo is now Japan’s richest company. All that and Dan and Dave find out you can remap your X and O buttons if you own a Japanese PS4 on episode 233 of Rated G for Gamers.
DC Comics’ FanDome has come and gone and boy did we get some news. A new Batman trailer shows off Pattinson’s acting chops, Ben Affleck confirmed to return as the Batman in the Flash movie and we get two new games with the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Gotham Knights. Call of Duty’s next game is set during the cold war and Nintendo has a killer Indie Showcase and Dave rants about bad UI/UX in gaming on episode 232 of Rated G for Gamers.
Sony drops their August State of Play and there’s some good surprises in there. We get gameplay of Godfall, Hitman VR gets announced and a Braid remaster is coming. Also in the news, Rocksteady is working on a Suicide Squad game and Microsoft’s xCloud is launching in September amid Sony and Apple rejecting their app. All that and Dave recounts his brief flirtation with game development oh so many years ago.
After a polarizing gameplay demo during the Xbox Games Showcase, 343 Studios addresses the graphics in Halo Infinite and clarifies it’s take on multiplayer and microtransactions. Also in the news, a big Nintendo leak reveals Luigi was going to be in Super Mario 64 and 2K’s upcoming football game will have actual player names and likenesses. And at the end of the show, Dan quizzes Dave on his Mario knowledge.
We’re back with your monthly Saturday Morning Retro show. This month Dan and Dave discuss Twisted Metal for the PS1, Tetris Battle Gaiden for the Super Famicom, Little Big Planet for the PS3 and Enslaved – Odyssey to the West for the Xbox 360. Also this month in history, arguably the most influential console of all time got release in 1983 and Dan and Dave realize another famous console got released in the same year, same month and even the same day! So check out episode 3 of the Saturday Morning Retro Podcast.
We got a special one today folks. Beau and Kelly from the Precisely Podcast join us to on the mics to talk about their podcast, next gen consoles and retro gaming in the pandemic. In the news, the Uncharted movie kicks off filming, Sony commits to 10 million PS5s available at launch and Microsoft cancels the 12 month Xbox Live subscription option.