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Alright all you glorious gamers out there! Welcome to PlayersToo: a new weekly podcast for gamers of every kind. Hosted by two old friends from the UK (Glasgow, Scotland specifically), PlayersToo brings you all the video game news that matters to you, sifting through the latest stories to serve you…

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    GTA VI Leaked, PS5 Redesign Rumours & PSVR2 Isn't Backwards Compatible

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 56:30


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  Rockstar suffers an enormous leak, with GTA VI footage and code surfacing online A PS5 redesign with removable disc drive is being rumoured for next year PSVR2 hands-on reports arrive as Sony confirm PSVR1 games won't be compatible The UK's Competition & Markets Authority officially expand their Xbox/Activision deal investigation As ever we share what we've been playing this week, and shout-out to other stories including: review scores for Return to Monkey Island and Metal Hellsinger; a newly announced Iron Man game from EA and much more! We finish the show with a discussion on gamers' game development knowledge in the wake of the internet's reaction to the leaked GTA footage.  Our PlayAlong game for September is Inscryption, the critically adored roguelike deckbuilder from Daniel Mullins! Play as we do and join us on the first show of October to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Showcase Blowout: PlayStation, Nintendo, Ubisoft & Disney/Marvel Recaps

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 53:56


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: it's a showcase special! There's been a flurry of events this week, with the first ever Disney / Marvel Games Showcase followed at the weekend by the latest Ubisoft Forward, which included an extended look at the Assassin's Creed franchise. Nintendo gave us a 40 minute Direct with long-awaited details on the next Legend of Zelda game, and Sony gave us 20 minutes of new games and another look at God of War: Ragnarok ahead of its release. Join us as we recap all the highlights from each show and share our thoughts on the most exciting games on the horizon! Our PlayAlong game for September is Inscryption, the critically adored roguelike deckbuilder from Daniel Mullins! Play as we do and join us on the first show of October to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    PlayStation and Xbox Bicker Over CoD, More Consolidation, & Crunch Comments

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 56:16


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  UK regulators say Xbox's Activision deal could ‘significantly weaken' PlayStation as Jim Ryan and Phil Spencer argue in public Mergers, acquisitions and investments continue at pace across the industry  Xbox's Matt Booty suggests the days of single studio AAA games are at an end Callisto Protocol lead Glen Schofield stirs controversy with stupid crunch tweets  As ever we share what we've been playing this week, and shout-out to other stories including: review scores for The Last of Us Part I and Splatoon 3, Cyberpunk's new story DLC and Halo's scrapped couch co-op campaign. We finish the show with a look at the future of Assassin's Creed ahead of this weekend's Ubisoft Forward event where big news is rumoured to be coming! Our PlayAlong game for September is Inscryption, the critically adored roguelike deckbuilder from Daniel Mullins! Play as we do and join us on the first show of October to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    PS5 Price Hike, Sony Sued & Xbox's Activision Deal Scrutinised

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 57:00


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  The PS5's price is being raised around the world — but not in the USA A UK consumer champion plans to sue Sony for ‘ripping off' gamers PlayStation have bought mobile gaming specialists Savage Studios Xbox's Activision deal is facing closer scrutiny from the UK's competition watchdog As ever we share what we've been playing this week, and shout-out to other stories including: review scores for Saints Row and Immortality; a falsely rumoured Amazon takeover of EA and more! We finish the show with our PlayAlong discussion on The Enigma Machine and The Floor is Jelly, two indie games included in the recent Itch.io Bundle for Abortion Funds – find out what we thought of these wildly different games, and why you should give them a try!  Our PlayAlong game for September is Inscryption, the critically adored roguelike deckbuilder from Daniel Mullins! Play as we do and join us on the first show of October to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Gamescom Opening Night Live Special!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 51:46


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: our Gamescom Opening Night Live recap special! We run through every game shown at Geoff Keighley's latest summer showcase, giving you our take on the ones to watch and the flops just minutes after the show wrapped. From huge IP like Hogwarts Legacy, Gotham Knights and Sonic Frontiers to some intriguing smaller titles and everything in between, we've got you covered with all the news you need from Gamescom. Our PlayAlong games for August are The Enigma Machine and The Floor is Jelly, two wildly different indies from Itch's recent Bundle for Abortion Funds. Play as we do and join us on the first show of September to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Xbox Respond to PlayStation's Criticisms; Game Delays & Square Enix Selling

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 60:42


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  Xbox reacts to PlayStation's complaints about Call of Duty going exclusive At the same time, Xbox reveal Sony pay companies not to appear on Game Pass Square Enix are considering selling stakes in their remaining studios Marvel's Midnight Suns and Hogwarts Legacy join a recent raft of game delays As always we start the show with what we've been playing, and shout out to other stories including reviews for Spider-Man on PC and Cult of the Lamb, a new Middle-Earth game from Weta Workshop, and Forspoken's terrible new trailer. We finish the show with a look ahead to next week's Gamescom Opening Night Live showcase - what games do we expect to see and what are our expectations for the event? Our PlayAlong games for August are The Enigma Machine and The Floor is Jelly, two wildly different indies from Itch's recent Bundle for Abortion Funds. Play as we do and join us on the first show of September to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    GTA VI Details, Sony's Call of Duty Concerns & KOTOR Remake Shelved

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 57:16


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  GTA VI details emerge: new setting, female protagonist and more PlayStation and Nintendo report falling sales; chip shortage and economy blamed Sony contest Xbox Activision deal, saying CoD could affect gamers' console choice Aspyr's Knights of the Old Republic remake has been delayed indefinitely Plus shout-outs to more stories including: this month's PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass games; reviews for Xenoblade Chronicles 3; MultiVersus is a huge hit and more! We begin the show as always with what we've been playing and finish with our PlayAlong discussion of the majestic puzzlers Monument Valley 1 and 2!  Our PlayAlong games for August are The Enigma Machine and The Floor is Jelly, two wildly different indies from Itch's recent Bundle for Abortion Funds. Play as we do and join us on the first show of September to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Bungie Bought, UK Gov Comments on Loot Boxes & Unity CEO's Blunder

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 61:16


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  Sony's acquisition of Destiny devs Bungie is complete The UK government weighs in on a loot box ban Unity's CEO draws criticism for comments on monetisation EA is patenting tech to generate in-game content based on individual players Plus shout-outs to more stories including: reviews for Stray and As Dusk Falls, details of EA's final FIFA game and much more! We begin the show as always with what we've been playing and finish with a long-awaited deep dive into Elden Ring - how do we feel about FromSoftware's epic after rolling credits? Remember, our PlayAlong games for July are the gorgeous puzzle games, Monument Valley 1 and 2! Play as we do and join us on the first shows of August and September to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    New NFT Console, Loot Boxes Face Dutch Ban & Rockstar's Scrapped Remasters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 57:48


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  A new ‘NFT console' has been announced Lawmakers in the Netherlands have set out to ban loot boxes in gaming Rockstar have reportedly scrapped Red Dead Redemption and GTA IV remasters Studios react to toxic online fan behaviour after recent announcements Plus shout-outs to more stories including: reviews for Cuphead DLC and Monster Hunter Sunbreak; the return of Summer Games Done Quick, Itch.io's new abortion funds bundle and much more! We begin the show as always with what we've been playing and finish with our PlayAlong discussion on Sagebrush and The White Door, our second pair of indies from Itch's Ukraine bundle! Our PlayAlong games for July are the gorgeous puzzle games, Monument Valley 1 and 2! Play as we do and join us on the first shows of August and September to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Nintendo Direct Recap, Steam Deck Speeds Up & FromSoftware's Next Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 65:30


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  We recap the latest Nintendo Partner Direct, with Persona, Mario + Rabbids and more Valve is increasing production capacity on the Steam Deck, meaning players should have theirs sooner Elden Ring devs FromSoftware say their next project is close to completion Plus shout-outs to more stories including: reviews for Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes and F1 2022; the launch of the new PS Plus in Europe; gaming's reaction to the Roe v Wade ruling and much more! We begin the show as always with what we've been playing and finish with a look ahead at games coming in the second half of 2022, as the year reaches the halfway point!  Our PlayAlong games for June are Sagebrush and The White Door - two more games drawn from Itch.io's superb Bundle for Ukraine! Play as we do and join us on the first show of July to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Summer Game Fest & Xbox / Bethesda Showcase Recaps!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 57:48


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: we dedicate the entire show to recapping the two major showcases from the past week – Summer Game Fest and Xbox / Bethesda. Hear about all the major reveals and games, as well as our top picks - and a few disappointments too. From colossal titles like The Last of Us Part I and Starfield to some smaller gems, Hollow Knight Silksong at long last, Hideo Kojima and loads more, join us as we blast through hours of gaming broadcasts so you don't have to! Our PlayAlong games for June are Sagebrush and The White Door - two more games drawn from Itch.io's superb Bundle for Ukraine! Play as we do and join us on the first show of July to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    State of Play Recap, Summer Game Fest & Xbox Showcase Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 62:21


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: We recap Sony's latest State of Play broadcast Summer Game Fest begins tonight - we look ahead! Our thoughts on Xbox's upcoming showcase We begin the show as always with what we've been playing and finish with our PlayAlong discussion on The Black Iris and Welcome to Elk! Our PlayAlong games for June are Sagebrush and The White Door - two more games drawn from Itch.io's superb Bundle for Ukraine! Play as we do and join us on the first show of July to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    New PlayStation Plus Library, Xbox Delays Starfield & Take Two on FIFA

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 53:36


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: Details of the new PlayStation Plus library have been revealed Xbox has delayed Starfield and Redfall into 2023 Take Two act coy over FIFA licence rumours Despite recent studio sales, Square Enix is planning to buy and create more! Plus shout-outs to more stories including: Jim Ryan's absurd abortion comments, Silent Hill rumours, Dead Space's release date and much more! We begin the show as always with what we've been playing and finish with a deeper dive discussion on the situation at Xbox. Remember our PlayAlong games for May are The Black Iris and Welcome to Elk, both fascinating short  games included in the recent Bundle for Ukraine! Play as we do and join us on the first show of June to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Xbox DRM drama, EA ditch FIFA & Nintendo's Switch Succession Concern

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 57:40


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: Xbox gamers suffer major outage leading to DRM complaints EA officially end their licence agreement with FIFA Analysts say a Switch successor could be two years away Sony's CFO reiterates belief that AAA games will suffer from subscriptions Plus shout-outs to more stories including: review scores for Trek to Yomi and Salt and Sacrifice, Gotham Knights' last-gen editions are cancelled, and EA's new Middle Earth mobile game. We begin the show as always with what we've been playing and finish with a recap of this week's Nintendo Indie World showcase! Remember our PlayAlong games for May are The Black Iris and Welcome to Elk, both fascinating short games included in the recent Bundle for Ukraine! Play as we do and join us on the first show of June to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Embracer Buys Square Enix Studios, Xbox's June Event & PS Plan Acquisitions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 59:59


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: Embracer Group is buying some of Square Enix's leading western studios and IP Square say the sale will help them build their blockchain gaming business Xbox have announced a June showcase event PlayStation hire an Acquisitions Manager - a sign of buyouts to come Plus shout-outs to more stories including: this month's PS+ games and Xbox Game Pass additions, reviews for Switch Sports and Rogue Legacy 2, and confirmation of the next Call of Duty game, plus more! We begin the show as always with what we've been playing and finish with our PlayAlong discussion on musical showstopper The Artful Escape!  Our PlayAlong games for May are The Black Iris and Welcome to Elk, both fascinating short games included in the recent Bundle for Ukraine! Play as we do and join us on the first show of June to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Game Trials on PlayStation Plus, Naughty Dog News & Ubisoft Buyout Rumours

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 57:42


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  Details of the new PS Plus premium game trials emerge A rumoured Naughty Dog remake may have been inadvertently confirmed Ubisoft could be on the brink of a buyout as speculation mounts PlayStation's strategy for publishing on PC in the spotlight Plus shout-outs to more stories including: VRR support is finally coming to PS5; a new ‘preservation' team has emerged at PlayStation, workplace complaints at Nintendo of America; and the BBC's first ever gaming concert at the Proms. We begin the show as always with what we've been playing and finish with a discussion on the PlayStation games we'd preserve! Our PlayAlong game for April is The Artful Escape, one of last year's runaway indie hits! Play as we do and join us on the first show of May to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Hennig's New Star Wars Game, In-Game Ad Plans & Kojima Stays Independent

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 59:43


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: Uncharted and Project Ragtag lead Amy Hennig announces a new Star Wars game Both Microsoft and Sony are rumoured to have plans brewing for in-game ads After speculation, Hideo Kojima denies his studio has been bought by PlayStation Analysts say recent Breath of the Wild 2 footage may suggest the game will need next-gen hardware to run well Plus shout-outs to more stories including: reviews for the Playdate handheld console, reported leaks of Game Boy and GBA emulators for Switch, a delay for The Witcher 3's PS5/XSX upgrade, and Sonic Origins' ridiculous content plan. We begin the show as always with what we've been playing and finish with a discussion on the future of open world games! Our PlayAlong game for April is The Artful Escape, one of last year's runaway indie hits! Play as we do and join us on the first show of May to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Sony Invests in Epic, Activision's Union Busting & Ubisoft's NFTs Continue

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 58:46


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: Sony have invested a further $1 billion in Epic Games Activision Blizzard stiffs unionising staff over QA pay deal Ubisoft commit to more NFTs despite Ghost Recon flop Certain Affinity could be working on a Monster Hunter-like for Xbox Plus shout-outs to more stories including reviews for Moss Book II, the announcements of both a Max Payne remake and Kingdom Hearts 4, and more! We begin the show as always with what we've been playing, including Elden Ring and Mark's final thoughts on Horizon Forbidden West, and finish with the results of our BAFTA Games Awards predictions - who scooped the prizes and which of us won our predictions bet? Our PlayAlong game for April is The Artful Escape, one of last year's runaway indie hits! Play as we do and join us on the first show of May to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    E3 2022 is Cancelled, Xbox's Activision Deal Questioned & Halo Infinite Fans Unhappy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 58:29


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  E3 2022 is officially cancelled as the ESA confirms there won't be a digital event Activision have settled a sexual misconduct lawsuit; while 4 US Senators have raised concerns about Microsoft's acquisition of the company A Halo Infinite dev has admitted fans are unhappy with the game's post-launch support A new report reveals the size of the games subscription market, and Xbox Game Pass' dominance Plus shout-outs to more stories including this month's PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass additions, review scores for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and the announcement of a new Monkey Island game! We begin the show as always with what we've been playing, including Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring, and finish with our PlayAlong discussion on Giant Squid's superb second game, The Pathless!   Our PlayAlong game for April is the Artful Escape, one of last year's runaway indie hits! Play as we do and join us on the first show of May to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    PlayStation Plus Changes, New GTA+ Subscription & EA Sports Football Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 56:27


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: Sony have finally revealed their new PS Plus subscription structure A series of stories shine a light on Xbox Game Pass' economics and impact  Rockstar have announced a new paid subscription service for GTA Online Reports suggest EA intend to rebrand their FIFA series as EA Sports Football Club Plus shout-outs to more stories including reviews for Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Tiny Tina's Wonderland, as well as delays for Suicide Squad and Breath of the Wild 2. We begin the show as always with what we've been playing, including Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring, and finish with a discussion on Jim Ryan's comments about day one AAA releases on the new PlayStation Plus.   Our PlayAlong game for March is The Pathless, Giant Squid's second superb action adventure game! Play as we do and join us on the first show of April to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    State of Play and Hogwarts Legacy, PS Buys Haven & Perfect Dark in Turmoil

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 64:35


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  We recap two back-to-back State of Play events, including a long-look at Hogwarts Legacy PlayStation have bought veteran Jade Raymond's new studio, Haven A sexual discrimination case against PlayStation has another 8 claimants Perfect Dark could be in trouble as a swathe of top staff leave The Initiative Plus shout-outs to more stories including review scores for Ghostwire: Tokyo, Tunic and Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, as well as announcements of a new Witcher game and Supermassive's upcoming slasher, The Quarry.  We begin the show as always with what we've been playing, including Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring, and finish with our predictions for the winners at the upcoming BAFTA Games Awards!  Our PlayAlong game for March is The Pathless, Giant Squid's second superb action adventure game! Play as we do and join us on the first show of April to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Gaming Gets Behind Ukraine, Elden Ring Releases & A Missed News Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 59:14


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  The world of gaming reacts to Russia's invasion of Ukraine Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West lead an immense run of recent releases Steam Deck reviews are starting to appear  Call of Duty looks set to miss an annual release for the first time in almost twenty years We're recapping some of the major news we've missed over the past two weeks, including the announcement of two new Pokemon games, the closure of the 3DS and WiiU stories, Epic Games purchase of Bandcamp and much more. We begin the show as always with what we've been playing, giving our first thoughts on both Horizon and Elden Ring, and finish with a discussion on our PlayAlong game for February, Giant Squid's underwater adventure Abzu! Our PlayAlong game for March is The Pathless, Giant Squid's second superb action adventure game! Play as we do and join us on the first show of April to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts - it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Nintendo Direct Recap, CoD Staying on PlayStation & Ubisoft Staff Demands Unmet

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 60:43


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  Microsoft comment on Call of Duty's future on PlayStation and Switch We recap last week's Nintendo Direct, featuring Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC and more Sony face criticism for ‘censorship' of upcoming horror game Martha is Dead Employee group A Better Ubisoft say their demands have been ignored Plus shout-outs to other stories including review scores for Horizon Forbidden West, Dying Light 2, Sifu and Crossfire X, and more. We begin the show as always with what we've been playing, and finish with a discussion on the role of review scores in gaming - should we pay any attention to them, and what do they mean to us Our PlayAlong game for February is Abzu, the gorgeous first game from Giant Squid! Play as we do and join us on the first show of March to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts - it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Sony acquire Bungie, FTC to review Activision deal & Discord on PlayStation

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 63:34


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  PlayStation buys Destiny developers and Halo creators Bungie for over $3 billion The Federal Trade Commission is set to review Microsoft's Activision purchase Discord launches on PlayStation Troy Baker backtracks on NFTs while Team17 buy in to the grift Plus shout-outs to other stories including review scores for Pokemon Legends Arceus and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, this month's PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass additions and more. We begin the show as always with what we've been playing, and finish with our PlayAlong discussion on Hades, Supergiant's critically lauded fourth game!  Our PlayAlong game for February is Abzu, the gorgeous first game from Giant Squid! Play as we do and join us on the first show of March to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts - it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    More Xbox / Activision News, CoD on PlayStation & New EA Star Wars Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 57:04


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  Activision boss Bobby Kotick's payout and plans to buy gaming news sites Xbox and PlayStation comment on the future of Call of Duty on Sony's platform Battlefield 2042's dreadful post-release performance EA announce three new Star Wars games led by Respawn Plus shout-outs to other stories including review scores for Rainbow Six Extraction, Elden Ring going gold, delays for two Switch ports, and PS3 trophy sightings on PS5. We begin the show as always with what we've been playing, and finish with a deeper dive on Activision, Xbox and PlayStation, asking whether the acquisition marks a sea change in the future of the industry.  Remember, our PlayAlong game for December and January is Hades, Supergiant's enormously critically acclaimed fourth game! Play as we do and join us on the first show of February to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts - it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard, PlayStation's Game Pass Rival & E3 Cancelled?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 61:47


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  We react to the stunning news of Microsoft's seismic acquisition of Activision Blizzard for almost $70 billion!  Xbox's Phil Spencer comments on PlayStation's rumoured Game Pass competitor  Sony have revealed more details and specs for PSVR2  The ESA cancel an in-person E3 in 2022 - will it go digital, or is it done? Plus shout-outs to stories we've missed over the past few weeks including Dying Light 2's absurd length, God of War's arrival on PC, and a heap of NFT nonsense. We begin the show as always with what we've been playing, and finish with a look ahead at gaming in 2022 – a year which looks set to deliver an incredible number of huge releases, from Horizon Forbidden West to Elden Ring to Starfield and beyond. Hear what we're excited for, what we think might slide into next year, and more! Remember, our PlayAlong game for December and January is Hades, Supergiant's enormously critically acclaimed fourth game! Play as we do and join us on the first show of next February to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts - it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    The Game Awards 2021 Special!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 65:04


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: The Game Awards 2021! Join us as we recap one of the biggest night's in the gaming calendar, with a run-down of all the award winners, some huge surprises and the results of our predictions bet! We follow that up with a look at the night's major reveals, trailers, and announcements from blockbuster AAA titles to upcoming indie gems and much more. We start the show as always with what we've been playing including Metroid Dread and Deathloop, and run through some of the week's other major news stories in what will be our final show of the year! We'll be back in January, but until then stay safe, play games and have a fantastic end to 2021! Remember, our PlayAlong game for December and January is Hades, Supergiant's enormously critically acclaimed fourth game! Play as we do and join us on the first show of next February to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts - it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back in early January with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Our 2021 Game Awards Predictions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 62:33


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast: it's our 2021 Game Awards predictions special! After quickly covering news about PlayStation's rumoured Game Pass rival and scores for Halo Infinite and Solar Ash, we dive into the nominations for this year's Game Awards. Hear our picks for the awards and why, culminating with the all-important Game of the Year award. Listen next week to find out which of us won our predictions bet too! We start the show as always with what we've been playing including Mark's thoughts on Metroid Dread, and finish with a delayed discussion on our November PlayAlong game, Supergiant's sports-influenced RPG Pyre!  Our PlayAlong game for December and January is Hades, Supergiant's enormously critically acclaimed fourth game! Play as we do and join us on the first show of next February to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts - it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Platforms Criticise Activision, Rockstar's GTA Apology & Dragon Age Lead Leaves

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 59:29


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  The three major console platforms criticise Activision following new misconduct allegations Rockstar apologises for the launch state of GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Spider-Man has arrived in Marvel's Avengers, but without expected story content The Senior Creative Director on Dragon Age 4 has left BioWare Plus shout-outs to stories including the release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl, a delay for Saints Row 4, and Kojima Productions' expansion into film, music and TV. We start the show as always with what we've been playing including Deathloop, and finish with a discussion on Nintendo's 2021, concluding our recent looks at each of the console's across the past 12 months! Our PlayAlong game for November is Pyre, the sports-influenced third action RPG from Supergiant Games! Play as we do and join us on the first show of next month to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts - it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com

    Game Awards Nominees Announced, Halo Multiplayer Drops & GTA Trilogy Disaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 62:58


    On this week's PlayersToo Podcast:  The 2021 Game Awards nominees have been revealed A surprise launch for Halo Infinite multiplayer caps Xbox's 20th birthday bash GTA Trilogy remasters draw criticism for poor performance, bugs and more Activision CEO Bobby Kotick knew about sexual assault claims says new report Plus shout-outs to stories including reviews for Battlefield 2042, delays for the Steam Deck and Playdate, and more. We start the show as always with what we've been playing including Mark's early Deathloop impressions, and finish with a discussion on the PS5 one year on from its release! Our PlayAlong game for November is Pyre, the sports-influenced third action RPG from Supergiant Games! Play as we do and join us on the first show of next month to hear what we think. Find and follow PlayersToo on: Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // YouTube If you enjoy this podcast PLEASE give 5 stars and a review on Apple Podcasts - it would help us out so much! PlayersToo is back next week with more news and discussion - join us! Until then, find our show notes and links at playerstoo.com