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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 24, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 131 - December 16, 2018

 

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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




Oct 15, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 122 - October 14, 2018

 

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Weekly Icebreaker:  What currently is your favorite gaming related accessory - can be for for playing, recording streaming or anything else game related.

 

Quick Hits






5 Top Stories

 

1. Microsoft News

2. Sony News

3. Lucasfilm shuts down remake of Knights of the Old Republic

4. Valve under investigation in Brazil

5. Bungie to bundle year 1 expansions with newest addition



Long Form - Do you get upset when a game or hardware maker makes features free that you previously paid for?



Oct 8, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 121 - October 7, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections



Weekly Icebreaker: What would you like to see on new Switch hardware

 

Quick Hits





5 Top Stories

 

  1. October’s Free Prime games
  2. Witcher author demands more royalty payments
  3. New Switch hardware launching in 2019?
  4. Seattle launches anti-swatting registration
  5. Capcom Confirms Live Action Monster Hunter Movie








Long Form - Let’s Talk Hardware Revisions

Oct 8, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 121 - October 7, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections



Weekly Icebreaker: What would you like to see on new Switch hardware

 

Quick Hits





5 Top Stories

 

  1. October’s Free Prime games
  2. Witcher author demands more royalty payments
  3. New Switch hardware launching in 2019?
  4. Seattle launches anti-swatting registration
  5. Capcom Confirms Live Action Monster Hunter Movie








Long Form - Let’s Talk Hardware Revisions

Oct 8, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 121 - October 7, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections



Weekly Icebreaker: What would you like to see on new Switch hardware

 

Quick Hits





5 Top Stories

 

  1. October’s Free Prime games
  2. Witcher author demands more royalty payments
  3. New Switch hardware launching in 2019?
  4. Seattle launches anti-swatting registration
  5. Capcom Confirms Live Action Monster Hunter Movie








Long Form - Let’s Talk Hardware Revisions

Oct 8, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 121 - October 7, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections



Weekly Icebreaker: What would you like to see on new Switch hardware

 

Quick Hits





5 Top Stories

 

  1. October’s Free Prime games
  2. Witcher author demands more royalty payments
  3. New Switch hardware launching in 2019?
  4. Seattle launches anti-swatting registration
  5. Capcom Confirms Live Action Monster Hunter Movie








Long Form - Let’s Talk Hardware Revisions

Oct 8, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 121 - October 7, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections



Weekly Icebreaker: What would you like to see on new Switch hardware

 

Quick Hits





5 Top Stories

 

  1. October’s Free Prime games
  2. Witcher author demands more royalty payments
  3. New Switch hardware launching in 2019?
  4. Seattle launches anti-swatting registration
  5. Capcom Confirms Live Action Monster Hunter Movie








Long Form - Let’s Talk Hardware Revisions

Oct 1, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 120 - September 30, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections



Weekly Icebreaker:  What game(s) would you like to see taken cross platform immediately?

 

Quick Hits





5 Top Stories

 

  1. October XBL Gold games revealed
  2. PSN + Games for October announced
  3. Oculus announces true wireless VR headset - Out Spring 2019
  4. Discord announces first 7 exclusive games
  5. Sony to allow cross platform play on Fortnite
  • Bethesda states cross play on Fallout 76 is not on the radar.







This Week in Loot Boxes

 






Long Form - Sony cracked - Who benefits most from cross platform play?

Sep 24, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 119 September 23, 2018 

 

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Updates/Corrections



Weekly Icebreaker:  The Eternals has been announced by Marvel to be made into a movie in the MCU...what Marvel character or team, that has not been on TV or in theaters in the past 20 years would you like to see.

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Quick Hits





5 Top Stories

1. Struggling Developers

2. Sony News

3. Switch online emulator hacked in 2 days to play other NES titles

4. NBA 2K19 is having trouble

5. Tokyo Game Show Quickcap

  • DMC 5 recap
  • More Death Stranding







This Week in Loot Boxes

 






Long Form - What do you think can be done to bring back the popularity of gaming conferences?

Sep 17, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show 

Episode 118 -  September 9, 2018

 

 

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Weekly Icebreaker:  What game would you rename and what name would you give it? (have fun with this one, doesn’t have to be serious)

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Quick Hits





5 Top Stories

  1. German consumer association targets Sony’s ToS
  2. The Last Wish has been completed
  3. Alan Wake show in the works
  4. Kingdoms of Amalur remaster may need EA’s permission
  5. Nintendo Direct and more






This Week in Loot Boxes

 







Long Form - With Nintendo Online Launching in a few days, let's revisit the console online service offerings



Sep 10, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 117-  September 9, 2018

 

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Updates/Corrections



Weekly Icebreaker:  Whacha Playing Vol. 10?

 

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Quick Hits




Top 5

  1. EA will not be charging for Anthem DLC
  2. THQ Nordic acquires rights to Kingdoms of Amalur
  3. CCP Games acquired by Pearl Abyss
  4. Civilization VI coming to Nintendo Switch
  5. Valve working to clean up storefront






Long Form - Can cross platform play or lack thereof be weaponized? Should it be?

Sep 3, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 116 - September 2, 2018

 

 

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Updates/Corrections



Weekly Icebreaker: Are Game Prices fair or would you like to change it? By Omorede of Infinite Inventory

Quick Hits




Top 5

  1. September free PS+ games
  2. Free XBL Gold games for September - MW2 now backwards compatible
  3. Free Twitch Prime games for September
  4. Sony still refusing crossplay
  5. Nintendo shuts down tool fans used to make Pokemon games



This Week in Loot Boxes







Long Form - What video game standards from the past would you like to see return?

Aug 27, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 115 August 26, 2018

 

 


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Updates/Corrections

Weekly Icebreaker: Jacksonville shooting

Quick Hits




Top 5

  1. Ads returning to Twitch Prime
  2. Microsoft bundling consoles and XBL Gold
  3. July NPD Numbers
  4. 2018 International results
  5. Nindie Direct



This Week in Loot Boxes







Long Form -  Gamescom Wrap-up






Aug 20, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show 

Episode 114 August 19, 2018


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Updates/Corrections

Weekly Icebreaker: What cult IP would you like to see restored.

Quick Hits

 




Top 5

1. THQ Nordic acquires Timesplitters IP

2. Microsoft News

3. Fallout 76 skipping Steam - to be directly released by Bethesda

4. News out of Valve

5. Nintendo Hits



 







Long Form - Are we starting to see a backlash against gaming/platform marketplaces?

 

Aug 13, 2018

A Weekly Gaming News Show

Episode 113 August 12, 2018

 


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Updates/Corrections

Weekly Icebreaker: What are your feelings towards limited edition consoles?

Quick Hits

 




Top 5

  1. Discord launches game storefront
  2. Limited Edition PS4 Pro celebrates 500 million sold
  3. Bethesda pressuring Sony on cross platform play
  4. Smash direct recap
  5. EVO 2018 results/Recap

 

This Week in Loot Boxes







Long Form - UbiSoft, Activision and Take Two report record earnings in large part to in-game purchases. Sega’s revenue was light, even though they had an increase in physical sales. Are “evergreen games,” the future of gaming?



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