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Happy Birthday to Jim Ryan’s Cats (Ep 425)

Happy Birthday to Jim Ryan’s Cats (Ep 425)

May 17, 2022

Sony Worldwide Studios VP Jim Ryan's cats were in the news this week, and if you missed the original story you'll never guess why! We discuss the delays of Starfield and Redfall and if it negatively impacts the value of Game Pass. We also review Sony's initial offerings of their enhanced PlayStation Plus plans, discuss Activision-Blizzard's corporate plans for diversity in their games, the WATA lawsuit, and why we don't need to see 73-year old Ric Flair in a wrestling ring ever again.

 

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The Pies That Divide Us: Part 2 (Ep 424)

The Pies That Divide Us: Part 2 (Ep 424)

May 10, 2022

A slow week breeds tangents! We do talk about FIFA making a hilarious blunder, the FTC taking a sharp look at the Sony-Bungie deal, and Monster Hunter Rise's new expansion. But then Micah gives his initial Drive to Survive impressions and pontificates which driver and team he should support. And finally, the great baked goods debate returns as we argue about cake vs. pie and the dessert that binds us together.

 

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Who Needs Games When You Have Blockchain (Ep 423)

Who Needs Games When You Have Blockchain (Ep 423)

May 3, 2022

SquareEnix has unloaded all of their western developers for a song...and it's so they can go full steam into Blockchain?! We certainly have our thoughts on that as well as Reggie Fils-Aime getting decidedly less cool. Sony is catching some heat for doing something Steam has been doing for years. Twitch is pissing off their creators for silly reasons. Finally, Micah talks about his very first viewing of Tony Scott's magnum opus.

 

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The Brighter the Picture, the Darker the Negative (Ep 422)

The Brighter the Picture, the Darker the Negative (Ep 422)

April 26, 2022

It's a surprising political gaming news show as the Governor of California may have flexed his political muscle improperly in the Activision-Blizzard lawsuit and Nintendo is the latest company accused of union-busting practices. We found what is likely to replace NFT's as the latest money-grab in gaming, and it's the return of an old foe. Brad has been playing not one, but two rogue-like deck builders on Switch and Micah himself has a secret shame that he's been playing. Gameboy Advance games on Switch seems imminent. And we weigh in on YouTube beefs.

 

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It’s a Blunt Object! (Ep 421)

It’s a Blunt Object! (Ep 421)

April 12, 2022

Yes, there sure is another Kingdom Hearts game in development, but why (for the love of god!)? We also dance on the grave of NFT's in video games, hopefully not prematurely (for the love of god!). Activision-Blizzard employees have shown us how organizing works, and you are treated to an extended Post Office segment thanks to a light news week.

 

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The Murderer of Trade Shows (Ep 420)

The Murderer of Trade Shows (Ep 420)

April 5, 2022

I don't know if it's possible to do a true post-mortem on Elden Ring after a month, but Micah has earn a platinum trophy so we talk about why it's so special and why it's unlikely to be replicated. Geoff Keighley (and COVID) may have killed E3 forever. Another Microsoft studio is experiencing some turmoil. The game industry needs to figure out accreditation. Brad started - and finished - Hyper Light Drifter. And we give the briefest of WrestleMania impressions.

 

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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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