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.
Dan’s on a roll this week. At the top of the show the duo discuss the merits or lack thereof of the Electric Slide and Mr. C’s Cha Cha Slide. The gang has some pickups and some interesting games they’ve been playing. In the news, No Man’s Sky gets an Xbox realaee and a big update for PS4. Is it enough to bring people back? Nintendo cracks down on popular GBA emulators, NBA Battlegrounds 2 gets micro transactions and a translucent green Duke controller gets released for Xbox One. In our convo of the week, the top 5 best gaming controllers and the 3 worst of all time.
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.
We put on our amazing Karnak hats (that’s for all you Johnny Carson fans) and look into our crystal balls to predict some of the VGA nominees this year. Throw some guesses out, we’ll circle back and see how we did next week. Also, in the news Uncharted 4 gets a survival mode dropping soon, Ubisoft to stop charging for certain DLC, and No Man’s Sky finally gets an update that everyone is waiting for. All that and some turkey talk at the top of the show. So break out those leftovers, pour on some gravy, and enjoy the latest episode of Rated G for Gamers.
Quick correction this week: Danny incorrectly referred to No Man’s Sky as Titanfall in this week’s Review Round up and Conversation of the Week. Beyond our No Man’s Sky talk, we get into Nintendo taking down a wildly popular Metroid 2 remake, Microsoft acquires live streaming service Beam, Titanfall 2’s single player campaign and more.
This week in Rated G news: Life is Strange is being adapted into live action show, Pokemon Go Plus devices receive delays, Nintendo announces a “Now Your Playing With Power” book about the NES, and a main with so much disposable income blows $1,300 to play No Man’s Sky a little earlier than everyone else. All that a special message from the Love Doctor on this week’s Rated G for Gamers. We’d like to thank http://www.bensound.com/ for providing us with the music in this weeks show.
We start off our show with our weekend filled with retro pick-ups. Then we have a story related to last week’s show, online bullying. Polygon reached out to 25 developers about their online abuse policies for their employees, we discuss. Also in the news, more rumors pointing to Nintendo’s new NX console being portable with a home dock, 8BitDo makes a bluetooth receiver for Super Nintendo which allows tons of controllers to be used with it, and No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games gets accused of stealing a Dutch developers “Superformula” code to build the game worlds.
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.