In sad news this week, a PS5 in person sale goes awry as a would-be criminal pulls a gun and tried to steal a console from a seller. Thankfully, no one was fatally injured. Dan and Dave discuss the story and ways that you can be safe when dealing with strangers online. Also in the news, It Takes Two hit by trademark claim by Take-Two Interactive, PlayStation reportedly planning Xbox Gamepass competitor and Sony gets into the restaurant biz with their PlayStation to Plate food offerings. All that and Dave takes one step closer to Skynet on episode 297.
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave celebrate their memories of the original Xbox and the Gamecube for it’s 20 year anniversaries. In the news, the Game Awards 2021 nominations are officially revealed, MultiVersus fighting game from WB officially announced, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick back in the news for harassment and abuse claims as well as ignoring company issues for years and in some lighter news, Sega Reveals Sonic the Hedgehog, Yakuza, and Shenmue Colognes.
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.
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On this month’s episode of Saturday Morning Retro, Dan and Dave talk about Infamous for the PS3 and Halo – Combat Evolved for the original Xbox and in our Triple R segment, Fallout 2 and Mortal Kombat Mythologies – Sub Zero.
According to Dan E3 starts when Microsoft gets on stage. They break down Day 2 with the Xbox and Square-Enix presentations. Listen as they discuss all the highs, lows and surprises.
On this episode, Amazon Buys James Bond Studio MGM for $9 Billion, Virtua Fighter returns with a new PS4 exclusive, a new Nintendo Switch Pro listing briefly appears on Amazon Mexico and our lead story, the Sonic anniversary showcase. All that and more on episode 272 Rated G for Gamers.
Limited Run Games is partnering with Xbox, Sony registers trademark for Sunset Overdrive and a leak from the Apple vs. Discord legal battle shows Walmart is entering the video game streaming business. All that and Dan signs the Days Gone 2 petition on episode 269 of Rated G.
Let’s not bury the lead, Dan secured a PS5. Dave gets the Mario Kart Home Circuit and they go over the upcoming releases for February all at the top of the show. In the news, Capcom holds it’s Resident Evil showcase with Village gameplay, Microsoft reverses it’s decision to double the price of Xbox Live and former EA and Xbox exec Peter Moore joins the Unity team. All that and GameStop is burning up the stock charts on episode 254 of Rated G for Gamers.
At the top of the show, Dan and Dave get Hype for Scott Pilgrim and wax fondly on the latest season of Cobra Kai. In the news, Peter Moore former head of Xbox and EA had some words to say regarding lootboxes, the Switch surpasses the 3DS in sales and Sony discontinues PS4 Pro in Japan. All that and we pay respects to Tetris Champion Jonas Neubauer on episode 252 of Rated G for Gamers.