American sporting events, cancelled. GDC, cancelled. E3, cancelled. Everything, cancelled. More and more the coronavirus is shutting down the world. In efforts to curtail the virus from spreading, the US is tightening up measures like preventing large gatherings like E3 from happening. Dan and Dave discusses what will be of this years showcase and what it means for the future of E3. Also in the news, Reggie Fils-Amie is hired to Gamestop’s board of directors, a new Tony Hawk game is in the works and 2K looks to be bringing it’s football franchise back but with a twist.
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.
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.
Dave is back from vacation and they waste no time getting back into it. German videogames, Super Mario cereal and the 3 year belated anniversary at the top of the show. And pickups? You better believe the hustle don’t stop when halfway around the world. PSN, Telltale and Skyboundgames games, the Witcher Creator and Toys R’ Us are all in the news. So enjoy all this and more on episode 135 of Rated G for Gamers.