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We Are Merely Whelmed (Ep 419)

We Are Merely Whelmed (Ep 419)

March 29, 2022

On this week's show we talk the new PlayStation Plus tiers and why a lot of folks are approaching the news (or lack thereof) from the wrong standpoint. Brad is also relatively pleased with the olive branch extended by Polyphony for Gran Turismo 7. Grand Theft Auto Online is finding ways to get even more money from players, we aren't feeling WrestleMania this year, and yes, more Elden Ring talk. We also discuss if 2022 could very well have the greatest ever slate of Game of the Year contenders.

 

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Syphon Filter Man (Ep 418)

Syphon Filter Man (Ep 418)

March 22, 2022

We really hope you enjoyed last week's video game love-fest because we're back to the miserable news around the game industry. Sony gets a two-fer thanks to Polyphony making Gran Turismo 7 intentionally grindy and the exposure of sexual harassment within PlayStation. The Initiative has been dealing with a ton of turnover and we talk about what should be expected from the new Perfect Dark. We can scorn on Elden Ring trolls, and get sidetracked on the topic of quality of life features in video games.

 

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We Can’t Stop Playing Elden Ring (Ep 417)

We Can’t Stop Playing Elden Ring (Ep 417)

March 15, 2022

We're almost entirely ignoring the news this week because we just want to talk about Elden Ring. Micah is hooked, and he and Brad rave about what makes Elden Ring just so damn transfixing. Brad would have played much more, but he's also been sidetracked by Gran Turismo 7 - perhaps the most earnest game he's ever played. Brad discusses Puzzle Quest 3, we talk video game companies pulling out of Russia, and if Capcom is shooting themselves in the foot by putting out some very restrictive organized play rules around Street Fighter's competitive scene. We also reflect on the pro wresting genius who was Scott Hall.

 

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This is a FromSoftware Podcast Now (Ep 416)

This is a FromSoftware Podcast Now (Ep 416)

March 1, 2022

Brad is transfixed by Elden Ring in the first dozen hours he's spent with the game. The real question is - can Micah resist buying it during the show in the face of such praise? We got the surprise announcement of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet which is coming out this year! The rumored features of PlayStation Spartacus is as underwhelming as we expected. And Gabe Newell is out here spitting hot truth about NFTs. 

 

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Bobby Kotick: Republican Operative (Ep 415)

Bobby Kotick: Republican Operative (Ep 415)

February 22, 2022

This week, Carrie talks about her continued thoughts on Pokemon Legends Arceus now that she's completed it, and how they truly make you a Pokemon big game hunter. Of course we have thoughts on the Street Fighter 6 reveal and the new character designs they are rolling with. The SEC filings that Activision had to turn over for the merger have seen the light of day and we get some interesting tidbits on Phil Spencer moving quickly to buy Activision...and Bobby Kotick's secret Republican donation companies? The post office has us talking about underrepresented stories in video games and why Cody Rhodes sucks.

 

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The Worst Time to Release This? (Ep 414)

The Worst Time to Release This? (Ep 414)

February 15, 2022

We have a Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen update sighting...and it's here to download! We can't fathom why it's coming out just ahead of Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring, but at least it's here. We had a hell of a Nintendo Direct including exciting Splatoon 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Mario Strikers Battle League news! There's also NFT's backfiring on Team 17, possible Sony censorship, and is Street Fighter 6 imminent?

 

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Buy Dick-Punch (Ep 413)

Buy Dick-Punch (Ep 413)

February 8, 2022

We impressions of new games this week! Carrie tells us if Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the beginning of new and exciting future for the Pokemon franchise. Micah discusses why Sifu will be a game truly in the eye of the beholder. We also discuss Grand Theft Auto V's astronomical success, Activision-Blizzard bleeding players, and why surely no developer would leave Ubisoft now!

 

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The Ultimate Bad Idea (Ep 412)

The Ultimate Bad Idea (Ep 412)

February 2, 2022

We're back to our regularly scheduled programming of industry-shaping acquisitions and NFT's! We discuss what Sony is actually buying in Bungie and generally about consolidation in the game industry. We also have a ton of NFT stories; both encouraging - like some early converts like Troy Baker and EA seeing the error of their ways - and massively depressing in what Ubisoft and Atari are bringing to the news.

 

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The Oldest Play in the Book (Ep 411)

The Oldest Play in the Book (Ep 411)

January 25, 2022

We're settling down from the bomb that was dropped on the game industry last week, and we discuss some of the stories that have basked in the afterglow, like Phil Spencer's carefully-worded Call of Duty statement, the wild reactionary nature of stock markets, and Bobby Kotick's wild move to get better press for his beleaguered company. Brad raves about Nobody Saves the World, the best ARPG this side of Diablo. And never fear gamers - we're back with a bevy of NFT news. Plus Royal Rumble...predictions?

 

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The $70 Billion Megaton (Ep 410)

The $70 Billion Megaton (Ep 410)

January 18, 2022

We spent A LOT of time on the seismic Microsoft acquisition of Activision-Blizzard: the details, what it means for these companies, and how Microsoft is going to find the value in this immense deal. As if that weren't enough, we also give you our individual top 5 games of 2021. What could be our number ones? The answer shouldn't surprise you!

 

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