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Episode 650: Walking Simulators

May 20th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week’s episode looks at the progenitor of all walking simulator games, Dear Esther, in this week’s Gaming Flashback. They also discuss the upcoming Game Pass games for May as well as voice masking on the Playstation 3 and Xbox. In addition, Scott discusses Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, the spinoff of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes that was crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

The news includes:

  • EA Sports officially ends FIFA partnership after 30 years of games
  • Starfield and Redfall have been delayed
  • Sony reportedly “will not approve any statements” from PlayStation studios on reproductive rights
  • Alan Wake developer Remedy provides update on five projects in pipeline

Let us know what you think.

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No Episode This Week

May 9th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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No episode this week due to family emergency. See you next week.

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Episode 649: Activision-Blizzard Sued Again

May 6th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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[This episode has been re-uploaded due to technical issues]

Another week, another time that Activision-Blizzard suffers legal issues — in fact, there are lots of legal shenanigans going on. No Gaming Podcast this week in this short episode, while Microsoft Movie Maker has a comeback.

This week’s news includes:

  • New York City sues Activision Blizzard, says Bobby Kotick is ‘unfit’ to negotiate the Microsoft buyout
  • Reggie Fils-Aimé warned Nintendo about GameBoy Micro
  • Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase announced for June 12
  • Xbox has helped Fortnite sneak its way back onto iPhones

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 648: Sleeping Scott

April 26th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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[This episode has been re-uploaded due to technical issues]

Scott falls asleep mid-podcast, leaving Jonah and TJ to wrap up the episode. In the meantime, the crew get nostalgic over the “Toys to Life” craze, as this week’s Gaming Flashback is Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.

This week’s news includes:

  • The Bethesda Launcher will be shut down on May 11
  • PlayStation 5 finally getting Variable Refresh Rate support this week
  • Sony wants someone to shape its Playstation PC plans
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 officially gets 2023 release window

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 647: Advertising

April 21st, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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[This episode has been re-uploaded due to technical issues]

This week’s is pretty short, featuring a Sonic the Hedgehog and Halo discussion before delving into what’s okay and what’s not okay with in-game advertisements. The Gaming Flashback for this episode is the tripping Journey.

The news includes:

  • PlayStation wants ads in its games, too
  • Bugsnax leads late April Xbox Game Pass line-up
  • Amy Hennig is taking another shot at making a Star Wars game

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 646: Late April Fool’s

April 11th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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[This episode has been re-uploaded due to technical issues]

This week’s episode deals with the fact it was published on April Fool’s Fool’s Day, and discussion of the games that have been floating the hosts’ boats. This week’s Gaming Flashback is the magnum opus of Telltale Games: The Walking Dead. The guys also discuss the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 4 and whether anyone cares about it.

The news includes:

  • Digital games on PS3 and Vita are reportedly “expiring” and becoming unplayable
  • Ubisoft ends its NFT experiment in Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Konami details eFootball 2022 v1.0 update due next week
  • Blue Box: Abandoned has not been canceled

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 645: Brought To You By the Swedish Mafia

April 1st, 2022 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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There’s a lot of PlayStation news this week, good bad and indifferent. In addition, there’s some Gundam’s coming your way. This week’s episode features a double whammy of a Gaming Flashback highlighting Mass Effect 3, and the Gaming History of the infamous Gizmondo.

The news item this week:

  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart lead writer claims work has been “erased”

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 644: Nintendo At It Again

March 25th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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Jonah considers Elden Ring too grind-y, and talks about the name of an infamous handheld console.

News items include:

  • PlayStation 5 owners report online issues following system update
  • Mass Effect Trilogy co-creator returning to science fiction
  • Bungie says last week’s Destiny 2 video takedowns were ‘fraudulent
  • Nintendo takes down scans of 1996 Super Mario 64 Strategy Guide

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 643: Bits and Pieces

March 19th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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The previous two podcasts got corrupted on upload, and now I have to reedit them completely. Be patient.

This week’s there’s a bunch of minor news items, covering things like Sony’s lawsuit, S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 and the Ukraine invasion, Minecraft frogs, various remasters, and the gang talk briefly about the newly released Tunic.

The main news items include:

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Episode 640: Spacewar!

February 17th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week has a lot of followup to the entire situation with Activision/Blizzard, and also a lot of news items that weren’t a part of the official news feed. In addition, this week’s Gaming Flashback is recognized as the first computer game, Spacewar!

The news feed includes:

  • Microsoft is watching Activision/Blizzard to ensure ‘the right people’ are in charge when it takes over
  • Witcher 3 director and Cyberpunk 2077 veterans announce new studio and ‘AAA dark fantasy‘ RPG
  • Nintendo Switch Sports online play test registration now open
  • 3DS and Wii U eShop purchases end in March 2023
  • Focus Home Interactive to acquire Metal Slug Tactics dev Leikir Studio

Let us know what you think, now that the Comments section works again!

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