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Episode 597: Demon’s Xmas

December 23rd, 2020 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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2020 is coming to a close, and the crew talk about the absolute shitshow that Cyberpunk 2077 has been in the past few weeks. The Gaming Flashback this week is Demon’s Souls, which is a game that T.J. loves and hates. They also discuss how the PlayStation 5 is in trouble.

This week’s news items include:

  • Cyberpunk 2077 devs reportedly angry with management about unrealistic deadlines
  • Report finds PS5 scalpers are ‘threatening long-term health of the console’
  • Report: No More Heroes 1 and 2 are coming to PC

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Episode 596: More Sound Problems

December 10th, 2020 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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The sound problems continue, while Jonah complains about not being able to live stream Dragon Quest XI; this issue is something that’s frustrated PlayStation, PC and Switch gamers for the past few years, and there doesn’t seem to be a reason why the restrictions are there.

Otherwise, the news of the week includes:

  • Mass Effect and Dragon Age leads leave BioWare
  • Halo Infinite now planned for a Fall 2021 release
  • Square Enix delists original Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age as S version comes out

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 595: Two Hours of Sound Problems

December 3rd, 2020 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This weekend’s episode is two hours long, but due to some software recording issues, the audio sounds like it was recorded from the desktop. However, there’s a ton of discussion of news from around the industry, not just the two news items listed below. In addition, this week’s Gaming Flashback is Alan Wake, which was actually one of the news items back in Episode 252: “Alan Wake on PC because Remedy ‘a nagging little kid’ to Microsoft”.

This week’s news includes:

  • Xbox hedgehog picture kicks up Sega purchase rumors again
  • Super Gore Nest Master Level arrives in DOOM Eternal update

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 594: Sony, Swimsanity and Turkey

November 26th, 2020 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This is the third attempt in as many weeks at making an episode.

There’s no real news items this Thanksgiving as the podcast is giving away free Swimsanity codes and talk about the games they’ve been playing that month.

Let us know what you think and win a Swimsanity code.

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Episode 591: The PS5 Is Hot

October 21st, 2020 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode has only two official news items, but there’s a lot to discuss that didn’t quite make the list, including Sony’s controversial plan to update the fan speed on the fly by taking data from consoles already purchased, to the beautiful Ori Collector’s Edition bundle. This week’s Gaming Flashback: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

The news includes:

  • Phasmophobia updates will make ghosts smarter and less predictable
  • 2K under fire for adding unskippable in-game ads to the full-price NBA 2K21 a month after release

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 590: Microsoft and Epic Tag Team

October 14th, 2020 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week has Microsoft backing Epic against Apple, Nintendo telling people they don’t have controller drift and apologizing for controller drift, and some new games.

The news includes:

  • Level-5 has reportedly halted nearly all operations in North America
  • Microsoft sides with Epic in its fight with Apple
  • Nintendo is reducing the price of Switch Joycons in Japan
  • Torchlight 3 leaves Early Access

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 589: Waiting for 2100

September 29th, 2020 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Nintendo has finally given a launch window for their next console, while TJ is slightly distracted by the Chiefs.

This week’s news includes:

  • Titanfall 3 is in development at Respawn
  • As 2020 ends, so does FarmVille
  • Among Us 2 cancelled in favor of ongoing work on the current game
  • Amazon is also warning Xbox Series X preorder customers that their consoles might show up late
  • Spider-Man PS4 owners can’t upgrade to the PS5 version for free
  • Nintendo’s Switch successor will release before 2100

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 588: Microsoft Buys ZeniMax

September 23rd, 2020 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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So, a day before the Xbox Series X preorder launch (which after the podcast was a complete shitshow), Microsoft drops the mic by announcing they just essentially purchased The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Prey, DOOM, and other major properties. Not much else to talk about, really.

The game news includes:

  • Microsoft purchases ZeniMax for $7.5B
  • Bethesda’s overhauling its engine for Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6
  • Former Skullgirls developers have launched a new studio called Future Club
  • Hades has sold 1m copies
  • Blizzard confirms BlizzCon 2021 dates

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 587: Ubisoft Forward

September 16th, 2020 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week the gang reacts to Ubisoft’s pseudo-E3 presentation showing off their upcoming games, including Watch Dogs Legion, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game: The Remaster, and Riders Republic, and Yves Guillemot’s strange pre-show video.

Other news items include:

  • Bungie emphatically denies Microsoft buyout rumor
  • Former Witcher 3 devs are launching a sci-fi novel-inspired game

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 584: More #MeToo

August 26th, 2020 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Depressingly, sexual harassment in a development studio is once again the lead news item this week, and from a studio most gamers would never think it could happen. That, and major seismic shifting in the power structure of the digital storefront landscape.

The news includes:

  • Multiple employees resign over Skullgirls studio head’s behavior
  • Microsoft sides with Epic in legal battle with Apple
  • Another intimidating obelisk has been found in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Let us know what you think.

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