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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.

Quick Hits






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 27, 2017

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 35 - November 25, 2017

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  1. December’s free Games with Gold announced
  2. Players discover “missing” character 3 years later
  3. Bungie caught cheating players out of XP
  4. Belgium declares loot boxes gambling - moves to ban them
  5. US State Rep calls loot boxes predatory
  6. Marvel Heroes dev team has been let go by Gazillion
  7. Prize Pool of Capcom Cup 2017 reaches $370K
  8. Playstation, Switch and Xbox getting Valkryia Chronicles 4
  9. Sonic 2 joins Sega’s mobile initiative
  10. 7 games being added to Microsoft’s Game Pass






Music: Funky West Side Beat 2 Hip Hop 2010 John David Thomas - Royalty Free Music - Amazon ID 215543882










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 19, 2017

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 34 - November 18, 2017

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  1. EA and Battlefront 2’s rough week
  2. New Mario Movie rumored
  3. IO Interactive teams up with 21st Century Fox and Hulu for Hitman TV series
  4. Vivendi delaying takeover plans for Ubisoft 6 months
  5. GameStop halts PowerPass service
  6. Marvel Heroes’ servers shutting down
  7. Another developer throws their hat into the Battle Royal ring
  8. THQ acquires Experiment 101
  9. Nintendo takes the top two spots in NPD
  10. The Xbox One X beat initial sales of the PS4 pro

Music: Funky West Side Beat 2 Hip Hop 2010 John David Thomas - Royalty Free Music - Amazon ID 215543882

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


Updates

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?

Nov 12, 2017

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 33 - November 11, 2017

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  1. Get cash for earning PS Trophies
  2. EA Sports looking into games as a service
  3. Activision sued by AM General
  4. GTA V is the best selling game of all time
  5. Microsoft looking to launch streaming service
  6. Breath of the Wild DLC rumored to be coming December
  7. IO confirms a new Hitman is coming
  8. Take Two building business plan around microtransactions
  9. Microsoft planning to ramp up 1st party game development
  10. EA buys Respawn

Music: Funky West Side Beat 2 Hip Hop 2010 John David Thomas - Royalty Free Music - Amazon ID 215543882

Nov 6, 2017

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 32 - November 4, 2017

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10 in10

  1. Free PS+ Games for November
  2. EA Reworks Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes
  3. LA Noire requires Micro SD card on Switch
  4. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty goes free to play
  5. No pre-release Review Codes for Sonic Forces
  6. EA stepping back from Switch
  7. Bungie has announced the first expansion for Destiny 2
  8. Gamestop takes the wraps off of Power Pass.
  9. Overwatch getting new hero and map
  10. Sony’s Announcements at Paris Game Week

Music: Funky West Side Beat 2 Hip Hop 2010 John David Thomas - Royalty Free Music - Amazon ID 215543882

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