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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
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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
Sep 19, 2016

Show Notes: September 18, 2016

Episode 14, A Weekly Gaming News Show

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Corrections/updates from last episode

  • Sony will not be charging for PS4 Pro Upgrades
  • Originated from an interview with Japanese site Game Impress Watch, in which Masayasu Ito was quoted as saying “It will be different for each title. I believe it will depend on the thinking of each licensee.” This was in response to “For the 4K HDR patch for existing titles, will it cost money” Or will it be free?”
  • An Absinthe games developer also noted that developers are not allowed to charge for these sorts of patches at all, even if they wanted to.
  • This was shot down by another, unnamed exec, stating that Sony “will not charge consumers for patches.”
  • In an interview at TGS with Andrew House, it was revealed that “many” PS4 Pro games will not be natively 4K

Weekly Icebreaker

Historically, what is/was your favorite gaming convention.

Consensus is E3 and the memorable moments, from Final Fantasy jumping to Xbox to Sony upstaging Microsoft during the PS4/XB1 announcements

Top 5 News Stories

  1. Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection confirmed on PS4 and XB1
  2. UbiSoft under attack?
  1. 12 minutes of Sonic Mania and Collector's edition
  2. Beam coming to XBL this winter.
  3. Tokyo Game Show - VR and mobile are big

LONG FORM DISCUSSION - The deterioration of the gaming convention.

In recent years, gaming conventions such as E3, Gamescom and Tokyo Gaming Show have shown less and less support from the major video game companies.

With many of them holding their own events, i.e. the recent Playstation Meeting.

Is this the beginning of the end for the all inclusive gaming convention or can they rebound?

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