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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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Dec 27, 2016

Episode 28, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Show Notes: December 26, 2016
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ
Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.


Weekly Icebreaker - What is your go to console and why?

Todd - Xbox 1 is the goto because most of friends are on XBL and it is the most versatile, IMO.

Trenell - Xbox 1 since most friends are on XBL and preference of achievements over trophies.


Top 5 News Stories

  1. SFV update adds Akuma, interesting ragequit shaming
  2. January Games with Gold games announced
  3. Pokemon GO! Apple Watch app released
  4. Porsche to end EA exclusivity deal
  5. Valve ordered to pay $3 million (AUS) for violating consumer laws


Long Form Discussion - As the year ends, we take a look at the console wars in 2016.

Microsoft releases the Xbox One S announced Project Scorpio

  • The release of the XB1S spurred a 3 month sales winning streak in NA
  • Released two major exclusive IPs, GeOW4 and Forza Horizon 3
  • Has had a steady strong stream of free games with Games for Gold
  • Not much info on Project Scorpio - Assumptions and rumors to this point

Sony redesigns the PS4 and releases PSVR and PS4 Pro

  • Strong first party/exclusive performance all year
  • Outsold XB1 most of the year, by a reported 2-1 margin
  • Regained sales momentum entering holiday season
  • Released PSVR to mixed reviews - most negative reviews point to the lack of killer app/software innovation
  • Released first 4K home console along with >15 compatible titles

Nintendo struggled with the Wii-U and bounced its successor in the Nintendo Switch

  • Non-existent sales all year, capped off by novelty system outselling Wii-U
  • Announced successor to Wii-U, Nintendo Switch
  • Announced new Zelda game
Dec 19, 2016

Show Notes: December 18, 2016
Episode 27, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ
Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

Updates

  1. Soul Calibur “Pachislot Machine” for 20th anniversary
  2. Mario Run performs well.

Weekly Icebreaker - Who is your favorite female character in a game?

Trenell - Ellie from Last of Us.

Todd - Liara T’Soni and an honorable mention to Lara Croft (current Tomb Raider reboot)


Top 5 News Stories


  1. Date and time finalized for Nintendo Switch Direct.
  1. For Honor to need persistent internet connection to play.
  2. Native PS4 controller support on Steam.
  3. Microtransactions and female soldiers  in COD: Remaster December update.
  4. Xbox One update speeds up downloads, Dolby ATMOS coming.


Long Form Discussion

Diversity in gaming - female characters and poor stereotypes vs. actual characters.

Dec 12, 2016

Show Notes: December 11, 2016
Episode 26, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ
Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

Updates

Marvel tells gamers not to worry about X-Men not showing up in Marvel Infinite
Weekly Icebreaker - What game would you like to see a Live action adaptation of?

Todd - Mass Effect, the original trilogy with no input from 2017 release.

Trenell - Rockstar property, Red Dead Redemption, A GTA title or  Max Payne reboot.
Top 5 News Stories

  1. Majesco bows out of game making/publishing.
  2. 50 Million Playstation 4s are now in the wild.
  3. There are Streets of Rage and Altered Beast live action adaptations in the works.
  4. 20th Anniversary of Soul Calibur, so Bandai Namco releases trailer, doesn’t announce a game.
  5. Super Mario Run needs always on connection to play due to piracy concerns.


Long Form Discussion

With Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV (or XIII-2) finally being released. We talk about games released on the brink of becoming vaporware and the affect they ultimately have on the title’s success.

 
 

*Official NPD numbers to be released on December 15th.

Dec 5, 2016

Show Notes: December 4, 2016
Episode 25, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ
Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.


Weekly Icebreaker

Announcement that most surprised you?

Trenell - Last of Us II

Todd - PaRappa the Rapper

Top 5 News Stories


  1. Playstation Plus free games for December
  2. Nintendo and Universal Studios collaborate
  3. Gears of War PvP goes multiplat this weekend
  4. Capcom Cup
  5. Game Awards
 


Long Form Discussion


Let’s Talk Playstation Experience

Dec 5, 2016

Show Notes: December 4, 2016
Episode 25, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ
Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.


Weekly Icebreaker

Announcement that most surprised you?

Trenell - Last of Us II

Todd - PaRappa the Rapper

Top 5 News Stories


  1. Playstation Plus free games for December
  2. Nintendo and Universal Studios collaborate
  3. Gears of War PvP goes multiplat this weekend
  4. Capcom Cup
  5. Game Awards
 


Long Form Discussion


Let’s Talk Playstation Experience

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