American sporting events, cancelled. GDC, cancelled. E3, cancelled. Everything, cancelled. More and more the coronavirus is shutting down the world. In efforts to curtail the virus from spreading, the US is tightening up measures like preventing large gatherings like E3 from happening. Dan and Dave discusses what will be of this years showcase and what it means for the future of E3. Also in the news, Reggie Fils-Amie is hired to Gamestop’s board of directors, a new Tony Hawk game is in the works and 2K looks to be bringing it’s football franchise back but with a twist.
As we head into the holiday season, so many delays for upcoming games were announced. UbiSoft and Naughty Dog put the breaks on the the Last of Us 2, Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods and Monsters. Rated G discusses why that is a good thing and what it means for the games and these studios. Also in the news, Fallout 76 goes premium membership, Microsoft re-confirms all Xbox One controllers will work with Project Scarlett and we may just have gotten a Diablo 4 leak via an online sale listing.
It’s a big week for news and we got a special guest to cover it all. Joining Dan and Dave on the mics is returning guest Matthew Adler, freelance journalist for IGN, Activision/Blizzard gets in some hot water for banning the winner of a Hearthstone competition in China over protest statements made during the post game interview, Sony drops some more PS5 news, Fortnite gets pegged for being too addictive and Reggie Fils-Aime gets inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame. All that and more on episode 188 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.
We got some news this week folks! Fresh off of E3 week, NOA President Reggie Fils-Amie makes a controversial statement on loot boxes, Sony’s got some issues regard Fortnite and crossplay and Konami puzzles fans bringing an old franchise to the Switch. And in our convo of the week, we break down our E3 predictions and discuss the conference as a whole. All this and more on episode 122 of Rated G.