Episode 240 – Your Controller is Telling You to Swap Out Kevin Durant

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Episode 240

Sony finally drops a presentation of the PS5 UI and it looks… good! Dan and Dave discuss all the cool new features. Also in the news, NBA 2K21 tries to heighten the immersion with haptic feedback, Microsoft’s the Initiative hires two former Naughty Dog staff members and GameStop will reportedly get a cut of Xbox games, even if you’re not buying them from GameStop.



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Episode 239 – The PS5 Deep Dive

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Sony finally gets in on the teardown game and gives us how the system all comes together. Dan and Dave get into all the CPU, GPU, I/O and cooling goodness. Also, it clocks in as the biggest game console ever. In the news, Doctor Strange is confirmed to be in the new Spider-man movie, Microsoft partners up with Gamestop and John Rambo steps up as a Mortal Kombat fighter.



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Episode 238 – Minecraft Steve and Alex Rock the Block!

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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.



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Episode 237 – The Games Journalism and Media Industry with Special Guest Lily Zaldivar

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Episode 237

On this week’s episode, we have on special guest Lily Zaldivar to talk about her time with Viz Media, IGN, and Nintendo Voice Chat. In the news, Microsoft buys Bethesda, the Tokyo Games Show kicks off and Amazon unveils it’s new gaming service. All that and more on episode 237 of Rated G.



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Saturday Morning Retro Episode 5 – Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube), Archon (C64), The Legend of Zelda (NES), Kid Icarus (NES)

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On episode 5 or Saturday Morning Retro, Dave talks about Kid Icarus for the NES, Dan finally plays the original Legend of Zelda and Archon and Super Mario Sunshine are up for discussion in the Remake, Remaster, Recycle segment.



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Episode 236 – Get Hype for a New Final Fantasy!

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Not to be outdone, Sony steps up and announces launch date and prices for the PS5 and surprise, they are very reasonable. They open the conference with a Final Fantasy XVI trailer and Dave goes a little nuts. They end it with a teaser for a new God of War and Dave and Dan go a little nuts. Sony confirm no PS3, PS2 and PS1 disc support on the PS5 and Nintendo stops production of the 3DS after 9 years. All that and more on episode 236 of Rated G.



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Episode 234 – Mario’s 35th Anniversary

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Episode 234

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.



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Episode 233 – Game Conferences in the Age of Covid

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Episode 233

At the top of the show, a somber moment as we remember Chadwick Boseman. In the news, Gamescom kicks off their online show, Geoff Kieghley confirms the Game Awards for this December and Nintendo is now Japan’s richest company. All that and Dan and Dave find out you can remap your X and O buttons if you own a Japanese PS4 on episode 233 of Rated G for Gamers.



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Episode 232 – DC Comes Out Swinging

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Episode 232

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.



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Episode 231 – Epic and Apple Walk into a Courtroom

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Episode 231

At the top of the show, Dan talks about his new mixology skills and Dave’s taking a trip to see the family. In the news, Apple and Google remove Fortnite from their app stores, Epic sues Apple over anti-competitive behavior, Halo Infinite is delayed till 2021 and Remedy’s Control gets an ultimate edition with exclusive graphical updates for next gen consoles. All that and the last Blockbuster on earth is renting it’s custom den on Airbnb on episode 231 of Rated G for Gamers.



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