Amid fears of infection from the coronavirus, Sony backs out of PAX East and GDC and Square-Enix backs out their Japanese staff from PAX. It’s gonna be weird not seeing Sony at the show. Also in the news, more patents from Sony and Atlus says if fans want Persona on Switch, keep asking and ye shall receive. So check out all our pre-pax talk and on more on episode 207 of Rated G for Gamers.
We got a good one this week! In the studio, good friend Joe Chagan comes on to talk VR, the Germany trip and his mutual love of the Halo franchise. In our lead story, Rockstar Games defends allegations of 100 hour work weeks for Red Deed development dubbed “crunch time”, Rated G gets into the details. Also in the news, Black Ops 4 smashes sales records despite lack of a single player campaign, Sony addresses the hacking attempts via PSN messages and Paul George does another crazy PlayStation/Nike shoe collaboration. So join us for another exciting episode of Rated G.
This will be our last episode before we ship off to PAX East. We news this week about Guacamelee, Red Faction: Guerilla, PSVR and No Man’s Sky. And we got juicy convo of the week: the IGN Top 100 games, So you know we’re gonna dive into their selections. Jump into episode 112 of Rated G for Gamers to listen to all this goodness and an amazing pickup story from Dave.
On this week’s show of Rated G, from a recently released video by the Last Gamer on YouTube, we got introspective. We discuss what will happen to our collections when we meet our untimely death. Also, it’s National CIB day as we record this episode. We celebrate the pickups that mean something to us. In the News, we learn that Namco/Bandai is developing Metroid 4, new Crash Bandicoot rumored for 2019, Mario Kart is coming to mobile phones, a new horror roguelike game Persistence lands on PSVR this summer and Billy Mitchell breaks his silence over the Donkey Kong controversy.
We’re back after the plague hit us both hard. A ton of news happened during our recoveries. Nintendo drops a mini direct as well as a new S.T.E.M. style product line, Labo launching in a few months, Microsoft is bringing back the “Duke” controller to Xbox One and Fable is coming back with a new developer since Lionhead Studios has closed and Sony plans on 130 new VR titles for 2018, all in our news segment. All of that and our massive pickups from the last two weeks.
Did you see the new Avengers trailer? We sure did! We talk Thor, Black Panther and the rest of the Marvel superheroes at the top of the show. We discuss our pickups of week and a very particular eBay listing. In the news, Nintendo rules the Black Friday sales, Mario getting back in the cereal game, Sony will send you a PSVR headset and Skryim VR to try out for free and Capcom teases Mega Man 30th Anniversary stream. Our convo of the week, is the $60 game disappearing? Will rising game development costs cause publishers to unanimously raise prices across the board. Will there be more indie priced and sub $60. We discuss on episode 96 of Rated G for Gamers.
It’s a special episode for Rated G. We’ve been off for a few weeks and we get into the hiatus at the top of the show. No news rundown but we talk about what we’ve been playing. Also, Playstation VR launched! We got ’em and we talk about the good, the bad and the ugly.
This week, we got a ton of news. Took a week off so we got alot of juicy content for you. Division hacks get you outside of the traversable game world, is a Microsoft/Sony connected online world in the cards?, the Metro 2033 movie, and Playstation VR gets a price point… or two. Dan talks Shadow Complex remake, we share our Pokken Tournament experiences, and we pit the Sega Dreamcast vs. the Sega Saturn in the most underrated game console of all time discussion.
So much gaming goodness this week! We review Halo 5: Guardians and WWE 2K15. Also in the news, No Man’s Sky gets a release date, we criticize the weak list of XBox 360 backward compatible games, Nintendo announces it’s first mobile game, and we give our thoughts on the Playstation VR. Plus, we both pine for Fallout 4 launching next week.