At the top of the show, Dan and Dave discuss the future of the MCU and the new round of Arcade 1Up machines. In the news, Lucasfilm Games has big plans for the Star Wars franchise, a new Indiana Jones teaser gets released and Bungie finally shuts down their Halo online stat servers on episode 253 of Rated G for Gamers.
Sony drops their August State of Play and there’s some good surprises in there. We get gameplay of Godfall, Hitman VR gets announced and a Braid remaster is coming. Also in the news, Rocksteady is working on a Suicide Squad game and Microsoft’s xCloud is launching in September amid Sony and Apple rejecting their app. All that and Dave recounts his brief flirtation with game development oh so many years ago.
It’s a very special episode for Rated G. Dan and Dave hit their 200th episode. They look ahead to a very exciting year for gaming and reveal their pick for game of the year 2019. Could the Order 1886 sneak in as a surprise late entry and win? Tune in to find out.
EA’s back at it and up to it’s old tricks. They are lobbying heavy to prevent loot boxes from being banned. Rated G covers the latest in the ongoing saga that is ethics in loot boxes. Also in the news, Amazon lays off dozens of developers from their game division, Jedi – The Fallen Order has Metroid like mechanics and Alpha Protocol gets taken off digital retail stores. All that and as a special treat, the inaugural episode of the GPA Roundtable. Our topic is best gaming console of all time.
E3 is in full swing folks and we’ve got your coverage of the first few days. Microsoft, Google and EA all have had their conferences/shows and also a surprise visit from THQ Nordic. We break down everything that went down and chat about what our highlights and lowlights were.
In the news, a new Star Wars game, the Fallen Order is announced from Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Dragon Age 4, a wholly single player game is reported to have microtransactions, PubG gets banned in Nepal and finally, finally you can change your PSN username… but we wouldn’t recommend it. Also, we’ve get a Star Wars Episode IX trailer, Jim Carrey comments on the Sonic movie and we get news of the Disney Plus streaming network. All this and more on episode 160 of Rated G for Gamers.
Dan’s got some issues with the upcoming Resident Evil Origins collection for the Nintendo Switch. The Switch Tax is real folks and the duo discusses. In the news, Nintendo announces Pokémon Sword and Shield for the Switch, Gearbox Studios was almost pegged to develop Halo 4, Overkill’s The Walking Dead gets cancelled for consoles and Cyberpunk 2077 gets confirmed for E3 this year. All this and Dave’s scary tales from the dentist on episode 153 of Rated G for Gamers.
We’ve got a special episode today, all about the Last Jedi. We dissect the movie from beginning to end, our overall thoughts and we rank all 8 episodes from worst to best.
News regarding Vince Ingenito, former editor at IGN came out last week regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. We wanted to wait till all the facts shook out till we covered the story. Our take kicks off the news segment. EA couldn’t do anything right this week. A slew of controversy surrounding Star Wars – Battlefront II involving Reddit comments and a CNN report cause EA to suspend their loot boxes/microtransactions. A major blow indeed. Also in this episode, we discuss Thor: Ragnarok, the Punisher series, Black Friday sales, and the benefits of 4K. And in our convo of the week, we pick some of the winners for the Game Award nominees.
Episode 91 is a good one this week. Both Nintendo and Microsoft dropped big system updates for the Xbox and Switch, we delve into all the new features. Also in the news, EA closes Visceral Games and postpones Amy Hennig’s story focused Star Wars game, Limited Run Games to produce games for the Switch and Legendary Pictures has some interesting people they are eyeing for the Detective Pikachu movie. South Park – The Fractured But Whole is our Review Round-up and we do a buying guide for our convo of the week.
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