Despite two new consoles on the horizon, the biggest news this week is Sakurai’s announcement of Minecraft Steve for Smash Bros. Billy Mitchell drops in on AEW Wrestling, Spider-Man Remastered gets a new Peter Parker, Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV won’t officially support Stadia at launch and the Tokyo Game Show gives Animal Crossing: New Horizons game of the year. All that and more on episode 238 of Rated G.
Dan and Dave kick off the show talking about their unique weekends. They get into IGN’s 5th Day of the Summer of Gaming, Smash Bros gets a new fighter at the time of this recording and Microsoft shuts down Mixer and partners with Facebook Gaming. All and more on episode 224 of Rated G for Gamers.
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.
Controversy is abound this last week. Blizzard, Riot Games and Nintendo all get into some hot water. From racist undertones and fan base undermining to gender discrimination, we cover all of the latest news and backlash to come out. Also in the news, Microsoft brings back the XO conference, more games headed to Switch Online this week and strategy guide maker Prima Games is shutting down after 28 years. All that and we talk Penny Arcade Expo 2019 on episode 139 of Rated G for Gamers.
The final Nintendo direct centered around the new Smash Bros Ultimate has dropped. No more news until the game releases Nintendo says. We get deep into all the new modes, characters and planned DLC. Also in the news, Sony reveals the full lineup for the PlayStation Classic, Goku gets his own float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and Black Friday deals start to drop. Castlevania season 2, the Witcher series news and a possible new Bad Boys movie in the works.
The biggest game in a long while has finally released. They get deep into Red Dead Redemption II. Our thoughts as well as a full Review Round Up. Amid the Rockstar controversy, Eurogamer publishes an poignant article, “The Human Cost of Red Dead II”. They break down all of that info too. Also, video game preservation makes big strides thanks to some revised digital copyright laws. All that and a big pickup week for Dan and Dave on episode 137 or Rated G for Gamers.