We finally get the Mario celebration we were all waiting for. The Mario 35th Anniversary Nintendo Direct came out last week and it was a big one. Dan and Dave go over all the exclusive and limited content. Also in the news, AT&T is no longer looking to sell their WB Gaming division and Hello Games is working on a huge, ambitious’ new game. All that and pilots reported a mysterious jetpack man in commercial airspace on episode 234 of Rated G for Gamers.
We got some Gears 5 news at top of the show as well as the new Bad Boys trailer, some 14 years after the last entry. We are reasonably hype. In the news, Nintendo does it’s usual thing and drops a new Direct. They confirm some leaks, drop some new stuff the day of and somehow, someway still manage to surprise us a bit. Also there’s a new Nintendo peripheral in town and Reggie Fils-Amis goes back to school.
Dan and Dave are back at it again. At the top of the show, Marvel, Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark, Nintendo Online’s classic game offerings and how did the term MetroidVania get coined? In the news, Apex Legends drops out of the blue from Respawn Entertainment, they state Titanfall is NOT in the works, Nintendo drops huge news in their latest direct and a very special copy of Super Mario Bros. fetches over $100 grand at auction. All this and more on episode 151 of Rated G for Gamers.
We get right into it this week folks. Dan and Dave kick off the show with pickups and games they are currently playing. We got news that Henry Cavill is out as Superman, Ben Affleck may be out as Batman, Jon Hamm may be in but we can all agree that Clooney was the worst caped crusader. In the news, Nintendo finally does their direct, we get into all of it. Also, popular streamer Dr. Disrespect is the victim of a drive-by, SNK announces new Samurai Showdown game and Polygon says they’re getting rid of review scores.
In the wake of the Jacksonville shooting at a Madden tournament, in our lead story, we delve into what we know, how all parties involved handled things and our thoughts on how they could prevent such tragedies in the future. Ninja, the most popular streamer on the internet, gets into some hot water over his comment about not streaming with women. More news from the last two Nintendo Directs, Microsoft confirms Halo: Infinite is the 6th installment of the Master Chief saga, Amazon reworks their Twitch pricing yet again and THQ Nordic buys the Timesplitters IP. The duo’s got hot pickup talk, they go over the games they’ve been playing and Dave implores people to watch the Staircase on Netflix all on the episode 130 mega-show.
This week on Rated G for Gamers we delve into the latest Nintendo Direct, the Colecovision Chameleon scandal, No Man’s Sky gets a release date finally, Microsoft releases it’s Hololens specs, and Dan reviews The Walking Dead – Michonne.