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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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Nov 27, 2017

Show Notes: November 26, 2017

Episode 75, A Weekly Gaming News Show
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Weekly Icebreaker - Thoughts on boosting/farming in games.

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Top 5 News Stories

  1. December’s free Games with Gold announced
    1. US State Rep calls loot boxes predatory
  2. Belgium declares loot boxes gambling - moves to ban them
  3. EA abuse leads to player abuse in Battlefront 2
  4. Marvel Heroes dev team has been let go by Gazillion
  5. Bungie caught cheating players out of XP

 

Long Form - Feeling on deceptive game design to lock players into endless cycles

 

Nov 22, 2017

Show Notes: November 19, 2017

Episode 75, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast    
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.tinyurl.com/AWGamingNS

Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app


 

Weekly Icebreaker - Black Friday retail horror story.

 

Quick Hits

 






Top 5 News Stories

  1. Vivendi delaying takeover plans for Ubisoft 6 months
  2. EA and Battlefront 2’s rough week
  1. New Mario Movie rumored
  2. GameStop halts PowerPass service
  3. THQ acquires Experiment 101



Long Form - Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Consoles

Microsoft Xbox One/One X

  • Largest library when including backwards compatible titles
  • Best in class online service that includes 4 free games per month
  • 4K Blu-Ray player



Nintendo Switch

  • Iconic first party IPs
  • Portable
  • Cartridge based games

 

Sony Playstation 4/4 Pro

  • Strongest exclusive game line-up
  • Exclusive content and early access for many multiplatform games
  • Online service includes 2 or more free games per month

 

4K TVs

Budget Pick - TCL 55P607 - $649.99 55” on Amazon

  • Roku Smart TV
  • Dolby Vision HDR
  • Advanced Remote w/ voice search
  • Available Mobile App

Mid Tier - Sony X900E - $998.00 55” on Amazon

  • Android TV
  • Alexa integration
  • Full array local dimming

 

High End - LG C7 - $1,697 55” on Amazon

  • Deep OLED blacks
  • Dolby Vision HDR
  • Dolby Atmos Audio

 

Notable Black Friday Deals

$189.99 PS4 Slim - BJ’s and Costco

$199.99 PS4 Slims - Many outlets

$299.99 PSVR Gran Turismo Bundle - Multiple Outlets (Newegg, best Buy, Wal-Mart)

$349.99 PS4 Pro - Gamestop

$99.99 Nintendo 3DS

$299 Nintendo Switch - No apparent deals. A few case throw ins.

$189.99 Xbox One S 500GB - Multiple outlets

$189 Xbox One S + 1 Free game and 1 month of Game Pass - Microsoft Store

 

Nov 13, 2017

Show Notes: November 5, 2017

Episode 73, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast    
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.tinyurl.com/AWGamingNS

Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app


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Weekly Icebreaker - Pros and Cons of pre-ordering

Quick Hits

Top 5 News Stories

  1. Sony’s Announcements at Paris Game Week
  2. EA stepping back from Switch
  3. Free PS+ Games for November
  4. EA Reworks Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes
  5. News out of Blizzcon

Long Form -  How important is third party support for a console today.

Nov 13, 2017

Show Notes: November 12, 2017

Episode 74, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast    
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.tinyurl.com/AWGamingNS

Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app


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Weekly Icebreaker- Off Topic - Your thoughts on the rumored purchase of 21st Century Fox by Disney?

Quick Hits

Top 5 News Stories

Nintendo Switch News

Get cash for earning PS Trophies

News Out of Take Two

  • Take Two building business plan around microtransactions
  • GTA V is the best selling game of all time

Microsoft News

EA buys Respawn

Long Form - Is this the beginning of the end for epic single player games?

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