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.
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.
We got details on Sony’s latest console, speculated name PS5, in way of a launch event! Coming next February is an event that will most like unveil the PS5 and details on the launch date, features and some killer hype train trailers. Microsoft patents a controller that strangely resembles joycons, Nintendo DMCAs a ton of music on YouTube and Bubble Bobble comes to the Switch with 4-player action. All that and Dave has a travel tale that thankfully ends him back home safe and sound.
San Diego Comic Con has come to a close and boy do we have news for you. Marvel drops MCU Phase 4 details, the Witcher trailer debuts and the Blade franchise gets reborn. In gaming news, Google Stadia announces roughly one free game per month when the service launches, Toys R’ Us and Gamestop are looking to revamp their stores and passengers on one lucky Southwest flight got free Nintendo Switches and Mario Maker 2. All that and Dave’s get a new tv on episode 177 of Rated G for Gamers.
We learn this week that Microsoft and Sony are joining forces. Not to build a super massive game console but the tools for an online streaming infrastructure based on Microsoft’s cloud technology. Rated G gets into what all this means. Also in the news, Nintendo drops a massive direct on Mario Maker 2, we get more games confirmed for the Genesis Mini and ex-Naughty Dog devs are working on the next Call of Duty games. All that and Dan gets into some exciting wrestling news on episode 166 Rated G for Gamers.
Nintendo rumors abound over the new Mini Switch and a new Nintendo online service for more hardcore gamers. Dr. Mario World announced for their mobile lineup, EA gets blocked by the Belgium government over lootboxes and Sony shifts focus of first party development to the PS5. Dan and Dave have an incredible pickup week, Dave beats Red Dead 2 and they both the have a chuckle over Bethesda’s disastrous Fallout 76 leather jacket for sale.
Big news dropped from Nintendo this week. After only a screenshot of the logo back from E3 2017, Nintendo announces that it will be throwing out work done on Metroid Prime 4 and bringing back Retro Studios back into the fold. Also, rumors of a Metroid Prime Trilogy remake emerge, Google wants to get into the home console game and Betheseda denies Fallout 76 free-to-play rumors. We’ve got two review round-ups this week, Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 remake. All that and Rated G’s thoughts on the upcoming Resident Evil tv series on episode 149 of Rated G for Gamers.
We got hot movie/tv/marvel universe talk at the top of the show. Our Birdbox thoughts, a new Ghostbusters 3 teaser drops, Dan’s got thoughts on Punisher season 2 and they both discuss the new Spiderman – Far From Home trailer. In the news, diligent hackers find SNES games listed in the Switch online code, Sony finally caves on Rocket League cross play and UbiSoft cancels game that was teased in Watch Dogs 2 and EA cancel the open world Star Wars game. So tune in for all of that and see Dan flub a ton of games and names in episode 148 of Rated G for Gamers.
It’s time for another episode of Rated G for Gamers. So good news stories this week: Bungie leaves Activision and takes it’s IP with them, Mortal Kombat 11 gets it’s cover art revealed and both Amazon and Verizon are rumored to be working on their own game streaming services. Dan has a good week of pickups, Dave waxes on his thoughts on the Resident Evil 2 demo that just dropped and for the first time in a while, the duo gets into what they’ve been playing at the top of the show,
It’s that time of year again folks! The end of 2018 and the time for Rated G’s game of the year nominees. Dave and Dan pick their 5 favorite games each and on the first show of the new year, we will announce our winner. Also, can the Order 1886 garner a 4th game of the year nod? Listen to find out. In the news, COO of Riot Games suspended from sexual harassment allegations, Reggie Fils-Amie tows the company line and dismisses a Switch Pro in the works and the NES and SNES Classic are being discontinued.