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Episode 607: PC and xCloud

April 20th, 2021 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode is double-sized, because the previous week’s episode was… pretty bad. Who knows? Maybe we’ll air it some week when we’re unable to post a new episode.

This week’s news includes:

  • Xbox Cloud Gaming for PC beta invites sent out
  • Rumor: Battlefield 6 not coming to Xbox One or PS4
  • BioShock 4 job listings appear to confirm an open world and sidequests
  • Civilization 6’s final free game update adds three new units, two new maps, and more
  • Nintendo says it will focus on more original game series in the future

All this and listener feedback. Post your own feedback here at Facebook.

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Episode 606: No April Fools

March 30th, 2021 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Guess what? This episode failed to load properly. So here it is, re-uploaded and backdated.

The news:

  • PAX 2021 plans revealed
  • Battlefield 6 rumors are rife with spaghetti
  • 7 Deadly Sins: Hitman 3 new DLC drops March 30
  • DOOM: The Classics Collection coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4

Let us know what you think and comment here.

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Episode 605: Microsoft At It Again

March 24th, 2021 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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After announcing most Zenimax games will be exclusive to PC and Xbox, now the rumors are swirling that Microsoft will buy Discord, the mammoth VOIP that is rivaling Twitch and Facebook for active users.

The news includes:

  • Report: Microsoft in talks to buy Discord
  • PS3, PSP, and PS Vita stores to reportedly shutdown this year
  • Serious Sam 2 surprises fans with substantial new update

Let us know what you think on the Facebook comment page.

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Episode 604: Bethesda Officially Belongs to Microsoft

March 9th, 2021 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Microsoft confirmed their ownership of Zenimax, and what wasn’t in the episode because it would be revealed in Thursday that Bethesda games and others would be as exclusive as possible to PC and Xbox; contractual agreements would have to be honored, of course.

This week’s news includes:

  • Microsoft’s $7.5B acquisition of Bethesda has been given the green light
  • Star Dynasties announced
  • Phasmophobia’s latest update means ghosts can open doors and follow your voice

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Episode 603: Blizz Connection

February 25th, 2021 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This month seems to be full of conferences, as Nintendo Direct was streamed the previous week, BlizzCon 2021 aired this week, and Sony’s State of Play is due next week. The announcement of Diablo II Remastered was only the highlight of the BlizzCon show.

The news this week includes:

  • BlizzCon 2021 announcements
  • Xbox will reportedly hold an event related to Bethesda next month
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore’s new fighter Annie out in March
  • Stardew Valley: The Board Game sells out in one day
  • Watch Dogs: Legion‘s online mode is coming in March
  • Minecraft Dungeons ‘Flames of the Nether’ arrives alongside a free endgame update

All this plus Listener Feedback. Let us know what you think at the Facebook page.

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Episode 602: Nintendo Directionless

February 17th, 2021 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode covers a wide variety of topics, with no set news list save talking about Nintendo Direct’s oddly uninspiring conference. There’s no news list, so feel free to discuss what you found interesting or frustrating about Nintendo’s stream or anything else mentioned in the podcast.

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Episode 601: Street Fightin’

February 10th, 2021 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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A lot of this episode revolves around the 30th anniversary of the classic fighting game in this week’s Gaming Flashback, Street Fighter II. The episode also looks at a lot of the hot news around the industry.

The news includes:

  • Microsoft plans to merge ZeniMax into a new Subsidiary called ‘Vault’
  • Electronic Arts to decide fate of Anthem
  • Terraria creator cancels Stadia port after being locked out of Google account
  • MP bill takes aim at PlayStation 5 price scalping

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 600: It’s Another Milestone. Again.

February 2nd, 2021 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Gaming Podcast celebrates another major milestone, this time on February 2 — so expect some Groundhog Day jokes. This month has no Gaming Flashback, but there’s a lot of show in this sexcentennial podcast.

  • MLB The Show 21 announced for Xbox and PlayStation
  • Nintendo not planning to announce a new Switch model “anytime soon”
  • Yakuza spinoff Judgment coming to PS5, Xbox Series X in April
  • Xbox Series X will be in short supply until at least June
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition now available for pre-order
  • EA returns to college football
  • Nintendo reportedly updating multiplayer server backend for first time in over a decade

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Episode 599: Remember Roogoo?

January 14th, 2021 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This episode is chock full of obscure games. Did you ever hear of the MMO Ever, Jane? No? Well, this week’s Gaming Podcast features Roogoo, a game that was delisted from Xbox Live Arcade a year after it was released and is available on Steam for 99 cents.

The news includes:

  • Jane Austen’s MMO for socialites shuts down
  • Bethesda Indiana Jones game officially announced by Lucasfilm Games
  • Fall Guys could be coming to Xbox and Game Pass

Let us know what you think here.

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Episode 598: Welcome to 2021

January 6th, 2021 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This is the first podcast of 2021! It was also recorded a day before people decided to invade the US Capitol. How weird is that, hearing us blissfully unaware of insurrectionists who thought they could terrorize the US Senate?

Anyway, this week’s news includes:

  • Minecraft Earth is closing in June
  • Bethesda tweets about Elder Scrolls
  • Hitman 3 will launch with trilogy-wide optimizations

Let us know what you think at the Facebook comment site.

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