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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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Feb 19, 2018

Show Notes: February 18, 2018

Episode 88, A Weekly Gaming News Show


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Weekly Icebreaker - What are you playing now?





Quick Hits













Top 5 News Stories



  1. THQ Nordic acquires Saints Row developer Deep Silver
  2. Valve bans developer from Steam
  3. Mafia III studio hit with layoffs
  4. Could EA be in danger of losing Star Wars IP
  5. Eve Online to permanently ban repeat offenders.





This week in loot boxes

 




Quesitons:

Mori Jin

#askawgns: what game had their first female pro player?? Mori Jin

 

Mountlover

#AskAWGNS Do you think the Star Wars IP was in better hands under LucasFilms/LucasArts or Disney? Same question for Marvel Studios?

 

Long Form - Publishers and Developers listening to the gaming community

 

Feb 18, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 47 - February 17, 2018

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Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
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10 in10




  1. Horizon Zero Dawn gets Writer’s Guild nomination
  2. THQ Nordic acquires Saints Row developer Deep Silver
  3. OWL gets first female player
  4. Valve bans developer from Steam
  5. Hawaii introduces Loot Box bill
  6. Could EA be in danger of losing Star Wars IP
  7. Mafia III studio hit with layoffs
  8. Sonic Kart racing incoming?
  9. Eve Online to permanently ban repeat offenders.
  10. System Shock reboot put on hiatus








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

 

Feb 12, 2018

Show Notes: February 11, 2018

Episode 87, 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 - Name a gaming IP that has changed developer hands, and remained a good title.




Quick Hits











Top 5 News Stories


  1. 2018 EVO lineup has been released
  2. Google rumored to be working on streaming game service
  3. RDR2 first person view and battle royal mode?
  4. PS4 5.50 update makes some big changes
  5. Bandai Namco working on Metroid Prime 4




This week in loot boxes

 





Long Form - Is it a good idea to change developers for a sequel?

Feb 11, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 46 - February 10, 2018

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Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
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10 in10




  1. PS4 5.50 update makes some big changes
  2. Dr. DisRespect breaks Twitch concurrent viewer record
  3. PUBG bans 1 million cheaters in January
  4. Google rumored to be working on streaming game service
  5. Bandai Namco working on Metroid Prime 4
  6. RDR2 first person view and battle royal mode?
  7. Germany considering banning Loot Boxes
  8. Monster Hunter World sets Capcom sales record
  9. Fortnite hits concurrent player milestone
  10. 2018 EVO lineup has been released













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



































Feb 7, 2018

Show Notes: February 4, 2018

Episode 86, 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 - Favorite SuperBowl Ad





Quick Hits












Top 5 News Stories



  1. PS+ Games for February announced
  2. Nintendo News
  1. EA makes the top 5
  2. Bungie trying to woo back D2 players
  3. Sea of Thieves closed beta #1 viewed game on Twitch





This week in loot boxes

 





Long Form - Revisite Console Online Services



Playstation Plus

  • Cost - $9.99/$24.99/$59.99
  • Games - at Least 2 PS4/2 PS3/2 PSVita
  • Must have active sub to play free games
  • Must have active sub for online play
  • Can share PS+ with others on your console

Switch Online

  • Cost - $3.99/$7.99/$19.99
  • Games - 1 available per month for limited time
  • Must have online sub for online play - currently free

Xbox Live

 

  • $9.99/$24.99/$39.99/$59.99
  • Games - 4 free - 2 XB1 and 2 XB360
  • Must Have active sub to play online multiplayer
  • Can share XBL with family members







Feb 5, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 45 - February 3, 2018

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Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
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10 in10




  1. PS+ Games for February announced
  2. EA makes the top 5
  3. Mario movie confirmed
  4. RDR2 delayed - gets official release date
  5. Mario Kart comes to mobile
  6. Bungie trying to woo back D2 players
  7. Yakuza 6 delayed
  8. Switch online launching in September
  9. EA to bring MTX back to SWBF2
  10. Switch beats Wii-U lifetime sales








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

Jan 29, 2018

 

Show Notes: January 28, 2018

Episode 85, 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 - Is there a new game out of your normal comfort zone that you are looking to try this year?

 

Updates/Corrections

 




Quick Hits









Top 5 News Stories



1. Microsoft news

2. Rainbow Six Siege gets price hike and a walkback

3. Anthem has been delayed to 2019

4. Epic shutting down MOBA Paragon

5. Atari wants a Switch version of Roller Coaster Tycoon, crowdfunded





This week in loot boxes

 

 

Who has a question?

@xelAppaR

can you guys discuss developer supporter packs next podcast. packs that are like 60+ dollars to support developer content that gives you tons of cosmetic gear along with a pile of (points/currency) for microtransactions?

 

@Moir_jin

#askAWGNS have you picked up Monster hunter world and how do you like it

 

@thatdoodstreams

#ASKAWGNS So, Migos dropped their new album ‘Culture II’ what are your opinions of it and do you think it would be a good soundtrack for a game?

 

Long Form - Are we moving closer to games as a service?






Jan 27, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 44 - January 27, 2018

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast    
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
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10 in10




  1. February Games with Gold announced
  2. Washington State Senator introduces loot box bill
  3. Twitch gets $1.3 million judgement against view bot makers
  4. MS GamePass to include new releases from MS Studios
  5. Atari wants a Switch version of Roller Coaster Tycoon, crowdfunded
  6. Anthem has been delayed to 2019
  7. Ghost Recon: Wildlands set to add loot boxes
  8. MS making Mixer more profitable for streamers
  9. For Honor launching season 5 with dedicated servers
  10. Epic shutting down MOBA Paragon











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

 

Jan 22, 2018

 

Episode 83, A Weekly Gaming News Show

January 21, 2018


Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast    
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
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Weekly Icebreaker - Are you ready for a gaming system that uses no physical media?

 

Todd - Yes, for games - keep physical for movies

Trenell  - Yes, as long as I can keep an online




Quick Hits








Top 5 News Stories



  1. Nintendo unveils Labo Kits
  2. Games Done Quick raises more than $2 million for charity
  3. 2017 NPD round-up - Top selling Games - Consoles
  4. OWL boasts 10 million viewers in it’s debut
  5. Microsoft Rumor Mill is churning





 




Long Form - The decline of physical media in gaming.

 

Jan 20, 2018

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

Jan 15, 2018

Show Notes: January 14, 2018

Episode 83, 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 - What you playing Vol. 6

 

Trenell - Smash Brothers, AC: Syndicate, Dragonball FighterZ Beta

Todd - Destiny 2, PUBG, Assassin’s Creed Origins

 

Updates/Corrections

 

 

Quick Hits

 







Top 5 News Stories


1. Microsoft news

2. Twitch lands 2 year deal to broadcast OWL

3. EA filed a patent for an online matchmaking system

4. Nintendo Direct Mini Recap

5. CES Roundup




This week in loot boxes

 

 

Who has a question?

Garchomp - #askawgns will spider man or kh3 be a nominee to win any awards?

Yoni  - When will you play Dragon's Dogma or Shadow of War?

What do Y'all think the best upcoming RPG is?


Long Form - What's the Difference Between a Remake & a Remaster?

 

Jan 14, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 42 - January 13, 2018

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Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.tinyurl.com/AWGamingNS

 

 


10 in10




  1. PUBG hit 3 million XB1 players before the end of 2017
  2. Assassin’s Creed Rogue 4K Remaster is real
  3. A group of fans re-imagined the original Kid Icarus as a 3D platformer
  4. The OG Xbox Duke gets dated
  5. EA filed a patent for an online matchmaking system
  6. The Notorious Tyler1 makes his return to LOL
  7. Hori releasing a PS4 controller for Xbox players
  8. New “Pro” gamescore system may be coming
  9. Nintendo Direct Mini Recap
  10. Involuntary Manslaughter charges filed in Swatting incident










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



























Jan 8, 2018

Show Notes: January 7, 2018

Episode 82, 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 - What is the next “fad” in gaming to go away?




Quick Hits








Top 5 News Stories



  1. Microsoft pulls the plug on Kinect
  2. Mad Catz gets resurrected
  3. Super Mario Odyssey climbing speedrun ranks
  4. Valve pulls support of Philippines DOTA tournament
  5. Second annual Steam Awards results are in





 

 

Who has a question?

Questions from the viewers



Long Form - What do you want to see from the big 3 in 2018?








Jan 6, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 41 - January 6, 2018

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast    
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
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10 in10




  1. Microsoft pulls the plug on Kinect
  2. Mad Catz gets resurrected
  3. Nintendo Switch becomes fastest ever selling console in NA
  4. Super Mario Odyssey climbing speedrun ranks
  5. Paladins adds another notch to it’s rip-off belt
  6. Valve pulls support of Philippines DOTA tournament
  7. ESA disagrees with WHO classification
  8. Burnout Paradise Remaster confirmed for PS4
  9. SFV Arcade Patch Notes Leak
  10. Second annual Steam Awards results are in









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

























Jan 3, 2018

Show Notes: January 2, 2018

Episode 81, 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 - What 2018 release are you most looking forward to?

Todd - RDR2, Spiderman and Anthem

Trenell - Spiderman, RDR2 and Anthem

 

Quick Hits






Top 5 News Stories

  1. Father of 2 killed in Swatting incident
  2. January free PS+ Games announced
  3. 64GB Switch Carts delayed
  4. The WHO may label video games addictive
  5. Some mobile games track what you watch on TV



Long Form - AWGNS Year in Review

Favorite Game you played this year

  • Todd - Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Trenell - Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • O - NioH
  • Mountlover - NieR: Automata

 

    Most Disappointing Game You played this year

  • Todd - For Honor
  • Trenell - Sonic Forces
  • O - Gundam Versus
  • Mountlover - Valkyria Revolution

 

    Surprise Game You Enjoyed

 

  • Todd - PUBG
  • Trenell - Divinity Original Sin 2
  • O - Cuphead
  • Mountlover - Doki Doki Literature Club

 

Biggest Story of 2017

   

  • Todd - EA Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Box Debacle
  • Trenell - Disney’s purchase of 21 Century Fox

 

2017 Gaming Prediction Recap

 

  • Todd - Nintendo Switch will have success, but will not be a runaway hit. Sales to reach 6-8 million by end of 2017.
  • Todd - Microsoft’s project Scorpio will be compatible with Windows based VR systems (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift), BUT also be compatible with their own HoloLens, which will launch alongside or near the same time as Project Scorpio.
  • Trenell - Nintendo Switch will have a good year, meeting or exceeding Nintendo’s expected 10 million units sold.

 

2018 Gaming Predictions

 

  • 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




Jan 3, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News 10 in 10

Episode 40 - December 30, 2017

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast    
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
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10 in10




  1. Father of two killed in swatting incident
  2. 64GB Switch Carts delayed
  3. Microsoft in Ad Spat over PUBG spot
  4. PUBG hits 3 million concurrent players on Steam
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2 release date leaked
  6. Kodi finds a home on Xbox 1
  7. Some mobile games track what you watch on TV
  8. Nintendo Switch 4.0 update removes FLOG
  9. The WHO may label video games addictive
  10. January free PS+ Games announced









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

 

Jan 3, 2018

Show Notes: December 26, 2017

Episode 80, 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 - Do you see yourself paying full price for iOS or Android games

Quick Hits






Top 5 News Stories

  1. This first free Xbox Live Games with Gold for 2018
  2. Full price Civ VI comes to iOS
  3. Psyconauts 2 delayed by Double Fine
  4. Team versus mode is coming SFV
  5. PUBG reaches 1 million XB1 Players in 48 hours

 

This week in loot boxes

 

Who has a question?

Questions from the viewers



Long Form - How worried should the big 3 be about iOS/Android invading full price game market

 

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