Starting tomorrow, we debuting a new podcast on our network, Saturday Morning Retro! The show is all about celebrating all things retro. We’re gonna go deeper on our pickups, highlight moments in gaming history and play and talk about retro games and give ’em a rating on the patented Dave Scale. This new podcast will appear in the same Rated G feed you’re subscribed to so nothing needed to do on your part. You get more content from us for free. So check it out and let us know what you think.
It’s Christmas Eve folks and we here at Rated G decided to do something a little different. Dan and Dave are gonna break down their personal top 10 games of all time. Console, handheld, mobile… it’s all up for grabs. So join us as they run through their picks to the number one spot and as always… happy holidays to everyone who is celebrating this season.
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave reminisce over 4 years of Rated G. Sony news heats up as it adds developer Insomniac Games into the fold. Is a new Sunset Overdrive on the horizon??? The Intellivision Amico wants to bring back gaming back to the living room, $100K stolen rare games from retro store, and several Game Informer staff laid off to reduce costs For GameStop. Spiderman falls out of the MCU when Sony and Disney can’t strike a deal and Disney reveals streaming specs and new shows coming to Disney+. Finally, Dan goes all conspiracy theory over a tweet from Nintendo.
It’s the first episode since E3 has ended so it’s time for Dan and Dave to look back at all the conferences, all the announcements and give our thoughts on what they loved and what they hated. Also, the votes are in and we have a prediction winner. It was a close one just like every year but only one can take home the championship belt. Listen in to see who takes it. In the news, we get pricing and specs on the Atari VCS, Konami throws it’s hat in the ring of the mini console game and Nintendo explains why they chose to delay the new Animal Crossing. All that and Dan and Dave wax philosophical on game cart preservation.
Someone should of told the company producing the Sonic movie that the 3D model looked a little off. We got the Sonic movie trailer this last week and the internet exploded with negativity. So much so that the director took to social media to claim that they were going to redo the CG. Will it help this troubled mascot, we discuss. Also in the news, a new Earthworm Jim game is coming but to a very unlikely console, Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat and others get inducted to the Video Game Hall of Fame and we learn that Dan has never played Solitaire before!!! A revelation indeed. And we round out our show with podcaster and games journalist Matt Adler. We talk Katana Zero and Days Gone and what the future holds for Playstation.
Mortal Kombat, a franchise that always seems to be in the middle of a controversy, is back in the limelight again over excessivemicrotransactions and an ending cinematic for Jax that some fans are pretty sour on. We get Persona 5 DLC news and another spinoff in the form of a musou style game for both PS4 and Switch, Shuntaro Furukawa denies any new Switch version for E3 and Tim Sweeny, CEO of Epic Games takes some shots at the Steam Store. And it’s the end of the month so that means Dave and Dan go over the upcoming games for May. All that and more on episode 162 of 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,