Big news this week as Valve reveals switch-like handheld gaming PC the Steam Deck, Netflix and PlayStation could be teaming up for a game streaming service and Nickelodeon squares off against Nintendo with their own Super Smash Bros. style game. All that and Super Mario 64 breaks records as the most expensive game sale of all time on episode 280 of Rated G for Gamers.
Nintendo finally debuts the new version of their successful handheld/home console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch OLED. Does it stack up to the rumors? Listen in to find out. Also in the news, Sony drops their State of Play, Kojima and Microsoft moving forward with exclusive game and Netflix Ceases Services on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. All that and more on episode 279 of Rated G for Gamers.
E3 has come and gone and Dan and Dave are here to recap it all. They give their highlights and run through what predictions they got right and wrong thus far.
Recent news comes out about Sony getting into esports betting and it sheds some light on the acquisition of the EVO fighting game tournament. Also in the news, Geoff Keighley reveals details about Summer Game Fest, the internet scoffs at the Skyward Sword price tag take issue with the new Loftwing amiibo and one of the rarest Mega Man titles is getting a physical reprint. All that and Dave’s living that deck life on episode 271 of Rated G.
On this episode, Square-Enix gets in on the presentation action, a Switch pro console may launch this year and 2K Signs Exclusive Deal With Tiger Woods for PGA Tour Games. All that and Ace Ventura 3 is in development with the Sonic movie writers on episode 262 of Rated G for Gamers.
This is our final episode of the 8th generation of consoles. We get into the IGN console reviews, Sony’s refusal to do in store purchases and customer who ordered a Series X and got a One X instead. Also, they have a great interview with Retro Wolf 88 and they get into retro collecting in Appalachia and some stories on the set of the Game Chasers Movie.
It’s election day in America and you probably need a distraction from the election results. Well we got a good episode of Rated G for you to keep you busy. Nintendo drops a mini Direct, goes hard into streaming and shows some No More Heroes 3 footage. Also in the news Ubisoft Responds to Watch Dogs Legion Xbox overheating and Microsoft leans into the meme and sends influencers Xbox branded fridges. All that and more on episode 242 of Rated G for Games.
We finally get the Mario celebration we were all waiting for. The Mario 35th Anniversary Nintendo Direct came out last week and it was a big one. Dan and Dave go over all the exclusive and limited content. Also in the news, AT&T is no longer looking to sell their WB Gaming division and Hello Games is working on a huge, ambitious’ new game. All that and pilots reported a mysterious jetpack man in commercial airspace on episode 234 of Rated G for Gamers.
DC Comics’ FanDome has come and gone and boy did we get some news. A new Batman trailer shows off Pattinson’s acting chops, Ben Affleck confirmed to return as the Batman in the Flash movie and we get two new games with the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Gotham Knights. Call of Duty’s next game is set during the cold war and Nintendo has a killer Indie Showcase and Dave rants about bad UI/UX in gaming on episode 232 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.