Activision Blizzard in very hot water after the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing files lawsuit against company for discrimination and sexual harassment against women in the workplace, employees stage a walkout in protest and J. Allen Brack, head of Blizzard Entertainment steps down during all of this. It’s big news that’s still unveiling itself and Rated G is here bring you all the coverage and expose why the games industry is a terrible place that needs some much needed reform.
E3 is back baby and Dan and Dave can’t wait for the big show. They do their annual predictions and boy are there some good picks. Listen as they break down what they think is gonna go down and what they’re most looking forward to.
CD Project Red gets hit with a malicious attack and hackers grab the source code for Cyberpunk and the Witcher 3 and sell it to the highest bidder. Terraria on Stadia cancelled after developer gets locked out of his Google accounts, Axiom Verge 2 will launch on PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive and the ESA confirms details about E3 2021. All that and the Gardens Between in the Indie Game Spotlight on episode 257 of Rated G.
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.
We got a special one today folks. Beau and Kelly from the Precisely Podcast join us to on the mics to talk about their podcast, next gen consoles and retro gaming in the pandemic. In the news, the Uncharted movie kicks off filming, Sony commits to 10 million PS5s available at launch and Microsoft cancels the 12 month Xbox Live subscription option.
Ubisoft has their first of two E3 content presentations, Ubisoft Forward. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Farcry 6, Watch Dogs Legion and more were on display. Dan and Dave discuss their thoughts. Also in the news, Xbox Reportedly interested in Acquiring WB Interactive, Sony Considers bid for SNK and PS5 and Series X get box art reveals all on episode 226 of Rated G for Gamers.
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.
Finally we get some show stopping next gen footage. Epic debuts the Unreal 5 engine on PS5 hardware and wows the internet. Rated G discusses what this means for next gen. Also in the news, Ghosts of Tsushima takes center stage in Sony’s latest State of Play, Tony Hawk 1 & 2 get the HD remake treatment and a new Paper Mario is coming in July.
The day has come folks! Our resident RPG hater has come around and seen the light. Dan loves the FFVII Remake, both of your hosts do. It’s an amazing remake, perhaps the best and they discuss at the top of the show. In the news, Ubisoft announces a viking themed Assassin’s Creed game, Geoff Keighley has a massive game fest planned for the summer and the summer GDC is now going all digital.