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Episode 550: Kowtowing to China

October 11th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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Blizzard finds itself in hot water as it finds itself having to explain its actions in pleasing the Chinese government, in news that’s still hot and doesn’t look like it’s going to cool down anytime soon. It’s enough to overshadow even an official console announcement from Sony. There’s a Gaming Flashback, the embarrassingly bad FMV game Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties.

The news this week includes:

  • Blizzard is facing a boycott after removing a Hearthstone Grandmaster
  • PlayStation 5 launches Holiday 2020
  • Doom Eternal delayed until March 2020, Doom 64 goes multiformat

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 549: PS4 Crossplaying

October 4th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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The crew realize how prickly gamers are getting. Lootboxes may make them complain, but it won’t stop them from paying. Exclusive DLC? That seems to be a bridge too far.

The news includes:

  • Modern Warfare fans are cancelling pre-orders over Spec Ops exclusivity
  • PS4 cross-play features reportedly out of beta, now available to all developers
  • French CS:GO players can preview loot box contents now, but still have to claim them

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 548: World of Batman

September 27th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode takes a look at the success of World of Warcraft Classic and maybe yet another Batman game.

News:

  • World of Warcraft Classic increases subscription revenue by 223% in August
  • Grandia 1 and 2 HD remasters get October release date on PC
  • Next Batman Arkham game being teased

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 547: NBA 2K20 Problems

September 18th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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Jonah goes absolutely off on NBA 2K20, not just on its buggy launch, but it’s decline into microtransactions in the form of Virtual Currency.

The news includes:

  • NBA 2K20 devs “working around the clock’ on patch to address gameplay issues
  • Civilization VI adds Red Death Battle Royale mode
  • Switch could be getting a bizarre VR headset

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 546: Audio Issues Again

September 6th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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There’s some audio issues in this podcast, which was delayed for quite a bit.

The news includes:

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 coming to the Switch
  • The new Steam library is coming September 17
  • Ikumi Nakamura leaves Ghostwire: Tokyo development

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 545: Fleshy Testicle Monsters

August 2nd, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Jonah finally finishes the strange puzzle platformer Inside and discusses it with the crew during the post-podcast discussion. Otherwise, there’s news galore, as well as a Gaming Flashback of the notorious flop Sonic the Hedgehog from 2006.

It includes:

  • Quantic Dream is “not exclusive to any platform anymore”
  • An enhanced edition of System Shock 2 is in development
  • Nintendo Switch SNES controller spotted
  • Minecraft‘s Super Duper Graphics Pack officially canceled

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 544: Kickstarter Fraud

July 18th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This podcast deals with the shady dealings of a Kickstarter — no Gaming Flashback this week though.

The news includes:

  • An ambitious GTA Online-alike won’t be allowed to finish its Kickstarter campaign
  • Tetris Effect headed to PC next week via Epic Games Store
  • Joy-Con drift is becoming a real problem on the Switch

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 543: Viva Pinatas

July 11th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode takes a look at this week’s Gaming Flashback, Viva Pinata.

The news includes:

  • No Man’s Sky‘s Sean Murray says devs should be quiet after a rough launch
  • Xbox Game Pass adds Play Later feature
  • Nintendo Switch 2 controller could redefine how people play games, company suggests

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 542: Beware the Crab Lasers of Doom

June 28th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Paul’s back for an episode, as the crew still has E3 on the mind, and still discuss stuff from the show. In fact, the conversation remains so much on E3, half of the scheduled news items don’t get done. Instead, it’s just a reunion of sorts as the rambling goes on and on.

The news that does get discussed includes:

  • Final Fantasy VIII Remastered PC will get exclusive features
  • NBA 2K19 fans are unhappy at an increase in the number of in-game unskippable ads

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 541: E3 Reaction 2019

June 21st, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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There are no news items in this podcast. Instead, it’s just post-E3 discussion. Everything is E3. What the crew liked, what the crew didn’t, and T.J.’s reports from doing the show floor. The episode is almost 2 hours long, so there was a lot to talk about.

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