It’s not so rosy for Amazon and Google this week. Stadia is shutting down their internal game studios, Jade Raymond is leaving the Stadia team and Amazon’s new CEO says it’s not done making video games, despite problems with their internal studios. Also in a surprising move, the Xbox 360 version of Goldeneye gets leaked online. All that and Dan and Dave’s take a look at their PlayStation Wrap-Up 2020.
Bethesda gets into some hot water with their anti-cheat update to Doom, the New Game+ Expo debuts with a showcase of 40 games from Sega, Atlus, and more, and Pac-Man celebrates his 40th birthday. All that and Dan surprises Dave with a with a Legend of Zelda trivia test on episode 220 of Rated G for Gamers.
We got details on Sony’s latest console, speculated name PS5, in way of a launch event! Coming next February is an event that will most like unveil the PS5 and details on the launch date, features and some killer hype train trailers. Microsoft patents a controller that strangely resembles joycons, Nintendo DMCAs a ton of music on YouTube and Bubble Bobble comes to the Switch with 4-player action. All that and Dave has a travel tale that thankfully ends him back home safe and sound.
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.
It’s sad day for gamers around the world. This week Reggie Fils-Amie, president of Nintendo of America, announced his retirement this past week. We discuss his legacy and his replacement, Doug Bowser. Also in the news, Google is slated to unveil their entrance into gaming at this years GDC, Microsoft is rumored to announce multiple new consoles at E3 as well as Halo Infinite possibly being a launch title and Deadmau5 gets himself into hot water playing PubG on Twitch for saying some derogatory comments to an opponent. All this and more on Episode 152 of Rated G for Gamers.
In the wake of the Jacksonville shooting at a Madden tournament, in our lead story, we delve into what we know, how all parties involved handled things and our thoughts on how they could prevent such tragedies in the future. Ninja, the most popular streamer on the internet, gets into some hot water over his comment about not streaming with women. More news from the last two Nintendo Directs, Microsoft confirms Halo: Infinite is the 6th installment of the Master Chief saga, Amazon reworks their Twitch pricing yet again and THQ Nordic buys the Timesplitters IP. The duo’s got hot pickup talk, they go over the games they’ve been playing and Dave implores people to watch the Staircase on Netflix all on the episode 130 mega-show.