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A Weekly Gaming News Show

A weekly news show focused on console gaming, with some PC gaming features. We talk about top gaming stories of the week and follow that up with a deep dive discussion on topics that gamers care about.
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May 20, 2019

Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 153 - May 18, 2019



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Updates and Corrections







Quick Hits











Top News Stories

 

  1. Sony & MS team up
  2. Epic Games News: Epic Games Store sale and unsale, no longer PS exclusive
  3. Super Mario Maker 2 Direct
  4. Riot Games News: Still forcing arbitration while giving ultimatum to Echo Fox
  5. Call of Duty 2020 hits road bumps

 

#ASKAWGNS

 

  • Mountlover Asks - As more and more cases of abuse and harsh conditions in game development come to light, more people are talking about unionization of game developers. What hurdles would have to be overcome for this to happen and how do you think this will affect the industry.    



Long Form - Balancing games released on PC and console.








May 13, 2019

Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 152 - May 11, 2019



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Updates and Corrections







Quick Hits











5 Top News Stories

 

  1. MK and MK(?) make it to Video Game HOF
  2. EA Access arriving on PS4
  3. Sony's latest State of Play
  4. PUBG replaced in China
  5. Apex Legends heading to mobile

 

This Week in Loot Boxes

 



Long Form - Is Sony or Microsoft taking the correct path heading into the next console generation?






Mar 25, 2019

Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 145 - March 23, 2019



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Updates and Corrections







Quick Hits













5 Top News Stories

 

  1. Ex Valve and RiOT developers set-up new studio
  2. More exclusives in the Epic Games store
  3. Oculus Rift S announced
  4. Nintendo Nindies March 2019
  5. Google enters gaming with Stadia




Long Form - Will there be a shift in the gaming market?




Mar 11, 2019

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 143 - March 9, 2019



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Updates and Corrections







Quick Hits












5 Top News Stories

 

1. Steam News

2. Anthem crashing PS4s

3. PS4 remote play comes to iOS

4. EA not attending E3

5. Leaked Sonic The Hedgehog Movie designs are not final



This week in Loot boxes

 






Long Form - The lack of long term releases



Mar 4, 2019

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 142 - March 2, 2019



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Updates and Corrections







Quick Hits












5 Top News Stories

 

1. Free PS+ Games for March

2. Free XBL Gold Games for March

3. Nintendo News

 

4. GOG makes several moves in the face of

5. THQ Nordic doesn’t know social media






Long Form - The gaming mobile phone








Feb 19, 2019

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 140 - February 16, 2019

 

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Update/Corrections

 




Quick Hits







5 Top News Stories

 

1. Activision Blizzard in the news

2. Yusuke Hashimoto leaves Platinum Games

3. Jeronimo Barrera leaves Rockstar Games

4. Nintendo Direct recap

5. DICE Awards recap






Long Form - Has the Activision Blizzard ship started to sink?



Feb 11, 2019

 

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 139 - February 9, 2019

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Update/Corrections

 



Quick Hits







5 Top News Stories

 

  1. Microsoft News
  1. Respawn releases Apex Legends - F2P battle royale game
  1. EA had a bad quarter, fiscally
  2. Switch loses it’s glean - lowers sales target
  3. Steam Awards recap






Long Form - Representation and the effect of character arcs in games

 

 



Feb 11, 2019

 

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 139 - February 9, 2019

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Update/Corrections

 



Quick Hits







5 Top News Stories

 

  1. Microsoft News
  1. Respawn releases Apex Legends - F2P battle royale game
  1. EA had a bad quarter, fiscally
  2. Switch loses it’s glean - lowers sales target
  3. Steam Awards recap






Long Form - Representation and the effect of character arcs in games

 

 



Feb 4, 2019

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 138 - February 2, 2019

 

 

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Update/Corrections

 

 

Quick Hits







5 Top News Stories

 

1. PS+ games for February announced

2. Games with Gold for February

3. Xbox console exclusive launching on Game Pass

4. Apple rumored to be launching subscription game service

5. Epic Games Store making more waves

 

This Week In Loot Boxes - EA Buckles Edition

 




Long Form - Will the Epic Games exclusivity grab damage PC gaming?



Jan 28, 2019

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 137 - January 26, 2019

 

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Update/Corrections

 

 

Quick Hits






5 Top News Stories

 

  1. Bethesda fighting off free to play rumors for Fallout 76
  2. Nintendo scraps Metroid Prime 4 development, starts over
  3. Indie dev forced to DMCA his own game because of shady publisher.
  4. Two more games add cross play without PS4. Paladins and Wargroove
  5. More Nindies



Long Form - Non-traditional companies entering the gaming market



Jan 21, 2019

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 136 - January 19, 2019

 

 

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Update/Corrections

 

 

 

 

Quick Hits






5 Top News Stories

 

  1. Atlas admin account hacked, chaos ensues
  2. Fallout 76 players find a developer room - Bethesda swings the banhammer
  3. Verizon testing cloud based gaming service
  4. EA cancels open world Star Wars project
  5. Leaks point to SNES games for Nintendo Online



Long Form - Are open world games becoming oversaturated



Jan 14, 2019

 

 A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 135 -  January 12, 2019

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Update/Corrections

 

 

 

 

Quick Hits







5 Top Stories

 

  1. Bungie breaks away from Activision
  2. GameStop ownership could be changing hands
  3. Nintendo may move away from home console development
  4. Gearbox is infighting
  5. Gaming at CES 2019



Long Form - Let's speculate on the burning building that is Activision



Jan 7, 2019

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 134 - January 5, 2018

 

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Weekly Icebreaker - What games do you plan on clearing off of your backlog in the first quarter of 2019?





Quick Hits

 










Top Stories

 

  1. Twitch Prime games for January
  2. Game Pass bringing the games
  3. Slightly Mad Studios entering the console market
  4. Activision Blizzard loses a pair of CFOs
  5. Overwatch Contenders team catfished






Long Form - The Backlog! An in-depth discussion on why we own so many games.




Jan 2, 2019

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 133 - December 29, 2018

 

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Weekly Icebreaker - What 2019 releases are you most looking forward to?

 

Todd - Anthem, Gears of War 5, Ace Combat 7

Trenell - Kingdom Hearts, Devil May Cry, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Team Sonic Racing (Crash)

 

Quick Hits







5 Top News Stories

 

  1. First PS+ games for 2019 announced
  2. Unreleased NES version of SimCity finds its way online
  3. Denuvo is really showing how bad a DRM system it really is
  4. SFV removed in-game ads
  5. Fallout 76 News



Long Form - AWGNS Year in Review

Favorite Game you played this year

  • Todd - Destiny 2 - Forsaken expansion
  • Trenell - God of War
  • O - Dragonquest XI
  • Mountlover - Endless Legend (Inferno Expansion) & Divinity: Original Sin 2: Definitive Edition (yeah, neither game came out in 2018)

 

Most Disappointing Game You've Played This Year

  • Todd - NBA Live ‘19
  • Trenell - Vampyr
  • O - Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu (Not a real Pokemon game)
  • Mountlover - Kingdom Come: Deliverance

 

Surprise Game You Enjoyed

 

  • Todd - Marvel Strike Force (mobile)
  • Trenell - Assault Android Cactus
  • O - Megaman 11
  • Mountlover - Kingdom Come: Deliverance (It was a buggy piece of shit, but I loved it)

 

Biggest Story of 2018

   

  • Todd - TellTale’s demise
  • Trenell - FFXV DLC Canned and Director leave SE
  • Mountlover - Belgium bans loot boxes



2018 Gaming Predictions - Recap

 

  • Todd - Microsoft will buy a major studio or publisher
  • Trenell - Microsoft will come hard with the games this year. Many announcements for games that will have people excited for 2019
  • Mountlover - Nintendo will release a new smash title and a new Mario Maker on the switch, The switch will cannibalize the 3DS’ audience.

 

2019 Gaming Predictions

  • Todd - Sony will announce the next generation PlayStation with cross-platform play as a pinnacle feature - Sony fans will act as if this was invented, initiated and spearheaded by Sony
  • Trenell - Same as Todd, Microsoft will continue with modular upgrades and have a massive presence at E3 with tons of new games.
  • Mountlover - 2019 will be the beginning of a new era for *Adult* games. We’ll hear more and more stories about adult marketplaces, existing markets allowing adult games, and see more and more imports. Also, FFVII remake is not coming out this year. KH3 will be a disappointment, but everybody will play it anyways. More countries will adopt anti-loot box legislation, but we still probably won’t see any real change in monetization practices from publishers for another few years.
  • O  - Were going to get way too many games in 2019 and not be able to play nearly enough of them.



Dec 24, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 131 - December 16, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections

 





Quick Hits

 










Top Stories

 

  1. The first free XBL games of 2019
  2. Twitch Prime games for January are here.
  3. Nintendo has to defend their refund policy
  4. Sony accidentally allows people to determine player counts





Long Form - Has the demise of console gaming been exaggerated?



Dec 19, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 131 - December 16, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections

 




Quick Hits

 









5 Top Stories

 

  1. Discord returns fire against Epic Games store
  2. Blizzard pairs down Heroes of the Storm
  3. Epic opening up Fortnite’s cross platform tools
  4. Riot Games executive suspended
  5. Facebook and Zenimax settle Oculus suit




This Week in Loot Boxes

 

  • Bethesda might be adding loot boxes in the form of “Lunch Boxes” and it could mean pay to win.

 

Long Form - Games as a service  - what happens when the plug is pulled?



Dec 12, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 130 - December 9, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections

 




Quick Hits

 









5 Top Stories

 

1. Epic Games in the news

2. Bethesda leaks customer info

3. SFV getting in game ads

4. CS:GO gets battle royale - goes F2P

5. 2018 Game Awards Quickcap



This Week in Loot Boxes

 

 

Long Form - Is there a new war brewing on PC? (The Marketplace Wars)



Dec 3, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 129 - December 2, 2018

 

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Icebreaker

  • What game are you most looking forward to in the next 90 days?

 

Quick Hits















5 Top Stories

 

1. Games with Gold for December

2. PS+ Games for December

3. Twitch Prime games for December are available

4. Fallout 76 News (Mess)

  • Canvas, NO,you get nylon
  • Toxicity in Fallout 76 doesn’t go unnoticed

5. Nintendo News



This Week in Loot Boxes

 


Long Form - Can/are gaming marketplaces and platforms squeezing out mid to small game developers?

Dec 3, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 129 - December 2, 2018

 

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Icebreaker

  • What game are you most looking forward to in the next 90 days?

 

Quick Hits















5 Top Stories

 

1. Games with Gold for December

2. PS+ Games for December

3. Twitch Prime games for December are available

4. Fallout 76 News (Mess)

  • Canvas, NO,you get nylon
  • Toxicity in Fallout 76 doesn’t go unnoticed

5. Nintendo News



This Week in Loot Boxes

 


Long Form - Can/are gaming marketplaces and platforms squeezing out mid to small game developers?

Nov 26, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 128 - November 25, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections

 

Quick Hits















5 Top Stories

 

  1. Trouble in Activision Blizzard marriage
  2. FIFA eSports league expands
  3. A new XBL gamerscore milestone
  4. Cliffy B swears off game making
  5. GameStop sells mobile division



This Week in Loot Boxes

 

 

Long Form - Microtransactions “borrowing” from pop culture



Nov 19, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 127 - November 18, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections

 

Quick Hits















5 Top Stories

 

  1. No Sony at E3 2019
  2. THQ Nordic continues their shopping spree
  3. H1Z1 Pro League folds.
  4. Nintendo wins $12 million from LoveRoms and Love Retro owners
  5. 2018 Game Awards GOTY Nominees




Long Form - 3rd Annual AWGNS Black Friday Primer

Black Friday Ad Links One Two Three

Cheap Ass Gamer Spreadsheet

 

Top Deals

  • $199 PS4/Spiderman Bundle
  • $199 Xbox One S/Minecraft Bundle
  • $100 off PSVR Bundles
  • $20 off PS+
  • $10 off XBL Gold 1 year memberships
  • $100 off Xbox One X
  • Any 2 Labo Kits for $99.99 at Best Buy
  • Mario Party/Joycon Bundle for $99.99

 

TV Recommendations

Best Budget Model - TCL 55S617 - $629.99 - 55” 4K with HDR (Dolby Vision and HD10) - Built in Roku

Best Bang For Your Buck - Vizio- P Series - $649.99 - 55” with HDR (DV and HD10) - Built in Chromecast|Integration with Google Home/Amazon Echo

Money is No Object - LG E8 Series OLED - $2,296.99 - 55” with HDR (DV and HD10) - Built in Chromecast, Built in Google Assistant Amazon Echo Intergration, supports HD gaming at 120fps

Honorable Mention for Gamers - Samsung NU8000 - $747.99 - 55’ with HDR (DV & HDR10) - Supports AMD freesync, 120fps gaming in HD and frame rate compensation to match frame rates changes in gaming.

 

Display Lag Database



Nov 11, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 126 - November 11, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections - YouTube is now on The Nintendo Switch





Quick Hits








5 Top Stories

 

  1. Riot Games gets sued by former employees
  2. Shake up at Square Enix has ramifications for FFXV
  3. Former EA designer opens studio.
  4. Blizzard has more mobile versions of their IPs in the works
  5. What was at X018



This Week in Loot Boxes

 



Long Form - Microtransactions added after launch: Is this the new norm?



Nov 5, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 125 - November 4, 2018

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Weekly Icebreaker - Is there a big name console/PC IP you would like to see on mobile?

Quick Hits

5 Top Stories

  1. Microsoft News
  2. Sony News
  3. Twitch Prime games for November
  4. Blizzcon opens up
  5. SSBU Direct recap

This Week in Loot Boxes

Long Form - New iPad Pro positioned as a console competitor...do you believe it?

 

Oct 29, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 124 - October 28, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections

 

 

Weekly Icebreaker - What horror game IP would you like to see rebooted/remastered.



Quick Hits






5 Top Stories

 

  1. Swatter hit with 46 new charges
  2. Nintendo looking to bring Labo to school
  3. Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass coming to PC
  4. Trion Worlds hit by massive layoffs
  5. Intellivision announces new console



Long Form - The State of the Horror Genre

Oct 23, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 123 - October 21, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections

 



Quick Hits






5 Top Stories

 

  1. Sega gets a premium retro console
  2. Discord storefront gets wider release
  3. Ubisoft cancels Assassin’s Creed Odyssey live event
  4. CS:GO pro caught cheating - Live
  5. Rockstar/RDR2  “crunch” controversy



Long Form - The Crunch




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