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.
After a polarizing gameplay demo during the Xbox Games Showcase, 343 Studios addresses the graphics in Halo Infinite and clarifies it’s take on multiplayer and microtransactions. Also in the news, a big Nintendo leak reveals Luigi was going to be in Super Mario 64 and 2K’s upcoming football game will have actual player names and likenesses. And at the end of the show, Dan quizzes Dave on his Mario knowledge.
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.
Happy 4th of Jul everyone! We get whiff of a price hike for next games from a NBA 2K21 listing, EVO Online cancelled due to scandal with CEO, IGN’s Summer of Games brings over 60 game demos to Xbox One this month and Sony pushes their indie games initiative. Dan shares his 4th of July plans and Dave laments the heat on episode 225 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.
In our second Saturday Morning Retro podcast, we have returning guest Matt Adler on the show. Dan, Dave and Matt talk about how they’re all coping during the pandemic and what they’ve been playing. Also on this month in history, Sonic the Hedgehog launched in North America.
Our games on the block – Amazing Spider-Man 2 (WiiU), Theatrythym Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS), Jet Set Radio (DC), Super Ghouls and Ghosts (SNES) and Golden Sun (GBA).
Valve stays silent amidst the protests and calls to action throughout the world. Some indie developers are taking a stand and removing their games. The PS5 could be, physically, the biggest console ever, Retro gaming pariah Billy Mitchell has Guinness records reinstated and Cyberpunk 2077 delayed again to November all on episode 223 of Rated G for Gamers.
Sony finally unveils the PS5… with two models no less! Disc and discless. Dan and Dave take a deep dive on the whole presentation. Also in the news, Sega debuts some very very very small Sega Game Gear portables for their 60th anniversary, Fog Gaming ™ comes to arcades and Riot Games executive gets into some hot water over a critical statement made of the BLM movement.
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.