A big win for consumers this week as PS Plus and Nintendo Switch Online are making subscription changes that will prevent auto renewing and zombie accounts. Also in the news, Lego and Sony pump 2 million in investments into Epic Games, Hideo Kojima says Kojima Productions will remain independent and Square-Enix officially announces Kingdom Hearts IV. All that and more on episode 312 of Rated G.
April Fools day has come and gone and you Rated G loves all the goofs and gags. Dan and Dave talk about their favorites. In the news, Sony revamps its gaming service into a three tiered system to compete with Microsoft’s Gamepass offering, Xbox Gamepass is reportedly adding a family plan option, E3 2022 is canceled, and someone made a real Mario Kart out of cardboard and it’s pretty awesome. All that and more on episode 310 of Rated G.
At the top of the show, another sad week in celebrity news as we say goodbye to the drummer for the Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins. In brighter news, all of the Netflix Marvel shows are now on Disney Plus. Also in the news, PlayStation acquires Jade Raymond’s Haven Studios, the NFL is making an annual VR football game, a new Witcher game confirmed to be in development on Unreal Engine 5 and someone gets Doom to run on a text-based terminal. All that and Dave talks about Vampire Survivor in the Indie Game Spotlight.
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave discuss Peacemaker, the Cuphead cartoon and Dave’s new statue. In the news, the Steam Deck reviews are here and scores are mixed, Capcom is making waves for it’s divisive Street Fighter 6 logo and Elon Musk wants to bring Steam to Tesla cars. All that and more on episode 305 of Rated G for Gamers.
Dan and Dave took a bit of a hiatus they’re back with all the news of the past few weeks. Sony makes a move on Bungie and it’s now a part of the PlayStation family. What does this mean for Destiny and future projects? Also in the news, Nintendo has a killer Direct showcase and it’s great for all the RPG fans out there, The Wolf Among Us 2 gets revealed and reportedly the Days Gone director had some ideas for an Uncharted prequel starring Sully all on episode 303.
Video Game companies have been going through an acquisition frenzy and this week Take 2 buys mobile giant Zynga. What does this mean for gaming as a whole and what does this mean for Take 2 properties in the mobile space. Also in the news, Sony is ramping up PS4 production amid chip shortages, Twisted Metal may be coming back and Namco could be making a new Killer Instinct game on episode 301.
In sad news this week, a PS5 in person sale goes awry as a would-be criminal pulls a gun and tried to steal a console from a seller. Thankfully, no one was fatally injured. Dan and Dave discuss the story and ways that you can be safe when dealing with strangers online. Also in the news, It Takes Two hit by trademark claim by Take-Two Interactive, PlayStation reportedly planning Xbox Gamepass competitor and Sony gets into the restaurant biz with their PlayStation to Plate food offerings. All that and Dave takes one step closer to Skynet on episode 297.
Best Buy rolls out a controversial membership option to its Total Tech program and the internet is divided. Dan and Dave get a little heated and discuss the ins and outs and the sad truth of why it may be the best thing we have to stop scalping at the moment. Also in the news, a new Splinter Cell game may be in development, FIFA is shopping its license around to other game studios and the PS5 breaks the 33 month Switch sales streak. All that and more on episode 293 of Rated G for Gamers.
FIFA and EA are rumored to be ending their partnership as reportedly FIFA wants $1 Billion from EA every four years for the license. Also in the news, Sony may be working on a customizable controller with a screen and Nintendo Switch Online expansion pack price and release date revealed. And finally, the Xbox Series X mini fridge price has been revealed and it’s very affordable.
At the top of our show Dan and Dave talk the new James Bond Movie, the new Scream trailer and our new Nintendo Switch OLED consoles. In our review round up, Metroid Dread in on the block. In the news, the final Smash Bros DLC character is revealed, Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy: Definitive Edition officially gets announced and in some some may say surprising news, Apple reportedly made more money from games than all three console manufacturers combined in 2019. All that and Dan has some opinions on Lost Judgement on episode 291 of Rated G for Gamers.
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