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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
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