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Ready Press Play is a weekly podcast to catch you up on everything that’s new and exciting in the world of videogames. Every Friday, on your favorite podcast service, we’ll be discussing the top news of the week, notable releases on all platforms, what we’re playing, big topics of the industry and the games we love.

Dan Lima & Luis Menchaca


    • Jan 20, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 1h 39m AVG DURATION
    • 159 EPISODES


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    #145 - The End is Coming

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 126:25


    Dan and Luis meet to talk about The Last of Us' HBO show, layoffs at Microsoft, Ubisoft canceling multiple games, and end of year NPD results. 00:00 - Intro / SteamDeck / Xbox controllers 07:56 - Reminder! RPP ends on #150 10:41 - HBO's The Last of Us Pilot Impressions 23:57 - Temple of Time (January video game anniversaries) 53:20 - Microsoft layoffs confirmed to affect Bethesda and Xbox via VGC 1:08:55 - Xbox showcase coming to highlight 2023 games, but Starfield won't be there via Polygon 1:13:45 - Ubisoft delays Skull and Bones, cancels more games via Kotaku 1:26:10 - End of year NPD results! via GI.biz 1:32:27 - Extra News #1 - Halo veteran Joseph Staten leaving 343 via VGC #2 - Microsoft announced carbon aware power mode via Polygon #3 - Warzone 2 and MW2 Season 2 delayed via VGC #4 - Mobile Sackboy game coming out on 2/21 via MobileSyrup #5 - TMNT Shredder's Revenge added to Netflix Games via VG247 #6 - Steam hits concurrent players record (10M) via Polygon #7 - Remnant from the Ashes coming to Switch via Polygon #8 - New League of Legends spinoff leaks via Polygon 1:35:10 - Out This Week 1:49:21 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:57:41 - Recommendations / The Whale (theaters), Missing (theaters), Kaleidoscope (Netflix) 2:04:31 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #144 - Ready Press Play 4.0?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 113:15


    On the 3rd anniversary of Ready Press Play, Dan and Luis meet up to discuss their plans for the future of the podcast and catch up on what they were up to during the holiday break. Overall the episode was a chill laid back show where they eventually get around to talk about game news somewhere in there. 00:00 - Intro / Holiday Break Discussion XX:XX - Digital games outsold physical games in 2022 - via My Nintendo News XX:XX - Masahiro Sakurai confirms he is now semi-retired - via My Nintendo News XX:XX - Sony announces new controller aimed at gamers with disabilities - via Ars Technica XX:XX - Elden Ring wins more GOTY Awards than TLOU 2 - via Push Square XX:XX - The Last of Us TV show "will be the best, most authentic game adaptation" - via Eurogamer 1:06:24 - Extra News #1 - Bethesda intends to release Starfield during the first half of the year via VGC #2 - Google Stadia players who bought Ubisoft games will be granted free PC versions via Polygon #3 - High On Life was the biggest Game Pass release of 2022 via Polygon #4 - System Shock remake will release this March via Eurogamer #5 - Pocket Card Jockey is coming to iOS via VGC #6 - Microsoft claps back at Sony's objection to its acquisition of Activision via Eurogamer #7 - God of War Ragnarok Will Receive New Game Plus Mode via PushSquare #8 - Goat Simulator 3 trailer taken down due to GTA 6 footage via Eurogamer #9 - God of War series will be adapted for TV for Amazon Prime Video via PushSquare #10 - Revered roguelike Risk of Rain is receiving a remake via Polygon #11 - Hitman 3 will be renamed 'World of Assassination' via Eurogamer #12 - Sony has sold 30 million PlayStation 5 consoles worldwide via Eurogamer 1:13:37 - Out This Week 1:20:35 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:30:18 - The Big Announcement 1:50:35 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #143 - Best Games of the 80s (DLC #15)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 96:49


    Happy holidays! On this unique episode of Ready Press Play, our crew unites to discuss and rank their favorite original games released between 1980 and 1989. This DLC was originally recorded on July 2022, and therefore won't include updated news, releases, or other traditional segments of the show. Check back in two weeks for a more timely episode. Enjoy! Every Friday, Dan Lima (@thedanlima) and Luis Menchaca (@chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. If you want to write anything to be read in the show, go to readyplaynetwork.com or hit us up on Twitter or TikTok @readypressplay. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out The.How.To.Be by Waz on Spotify. Thank you!

    South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) Review & Spoilercast (One Game at a Time #5)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 79:30


    Dan and Luis deep dive into South Park: The Stick of Truth developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. Spoilers start at 17:18 Once a month, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) deep dive on a game from their backlog. If you want to play along with our hosts, next month's game will be God of War: Ragnarok. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review

    #142 - The Game Awards 2022 Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 128:23


    On the last traditional episode of the year, Dan and Luis meet to talk about everything announced at Geoff Keighley's Game Awards, compare who got most predictions right, discuss newer updates on Microsoft's big acquisition of the year, and go through flagship video game anniversaries in the month of December. 00:00 - Intro / World Cup 04:20 - FTC sues to block Microsoft's acquisition via The Wall Street Journal 09:51 - The Game Awards 2022 09:51 - The bad and the ugly 27:54 - The good / Everything announced at TGA 2022 via IGN 44:10 - Announcements prediction results 59:04 - Awards prediction results 1:19:05 - Temple of Time 1:44:00 - Out This Week 1:50:35 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 2:00:33 - Recommendations: Tulsa King (Paramount+) and Everything Everywhere All at Once (AppleTV, Prime) 2:06:30 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #141.5 - The Game Awards 2022 Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 80:36


    Dan and Luis meet for a bonus episode where they make predictions on what's going to get announced and who's going to take the trophy home at this year's Game Awards. Heads up: Episode 142 will drop on Saturday instead of Friday this week. 00:00 - Intro / Shenanigans 09:25 - The Game Awards topic starts 12:54 - Announcement predictions 31:55 - Winners predictions 1:13:10 - Recommendations: The World Cup and Football (sports) 1:18:43 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #141 - Tie-ing it All Together

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 94:03


    Dan and Luis are enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday but they did manage to get together to pre-record a show for you guys. On today's show, they dig up old topics that they forgot to revisit and left pending. So for today's show, Dan and Luis figure out who won the Summer of Gaming predictions and who has the lead on their release date predictions. All this and nothing more! 00:00 - Intro / Woe is Luis 06:29 - Summer of Gaming Predictions Results 45:51 - Release Date Predictions, results so far. 1:11:40 - New Release Date Predictions 1:31:45 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #140 - Ragnarok is Here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 127:09


    Now that God of War: Ragnarok is out, Dan and Luis don't even mention it. Instead, they allude to it and move on to talk about PSVR2, PS Plus subscriber base decreasing, Street Fighter 6's new controls, and more. 00:00 - Intro / Happy birthday to Luis / feeling old 05:40 - Temple of Time (video game anniversaries) 51:31 - PSVR2 launches on February 22nd for $549.99 via TheVerge 1:02:46 - PSPlus loses 1.9 million subscribers since relaunch, Sony says via Polygon 1:06:55 - SF6 has a ‘button mashing' control scheme via VGC 1:15:55 - The Last of Us premieres on HBO in January via Polygon 1:19:41 - Activision has confirmed a ‘full premium COD release' is planned for 2023 via VGC 1:26:12 - (Don't) Check this out? Oculus co-founder makes a VR headset that can literally kill you via ArsTechnica 1:30:15 - Extra News #1 - Nintendo Switch hardware sales have hit 114.3 million via VGC #2 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the best-selling game in Japan via VGC #3 - EA and Marvel announced a multi-game deal via EA News #4 - The next Final Fantasy game may be a 6 month PS5 timed exclusive via Polygon #5 - Phil Spencer stated that Call of Duty will stay on PlayStation via Polygon #6 - Netflix developing two projects for the Gears of War franchise via Polygon #7 - Hideo Kojima's next game may be a horror game titled Overdose via Polygon #8 - Liam Hemsworth is replacing Henry Cavill in The Witcher show via Deadline #9 - Doom Eternal's composer sheds light regarding the game's soundtrack via VGC #10 - COD Warzone 2.0 will not be replacing the original Warzone via Polygon #11 - Ubisoft is refunding pre-orders for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake via Polygon Roundup: Atomic Heart is coming Feb. 21, 2023 to PC, Xbox and PS4/PS5. 1:36:39 - Out This Week 1:50:16 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 2:02:00 - Recommendations: Netflix's Triviaverse, Andor (D+) & Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Theaters) 2:04:58 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #139 - Breaking The Silence

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 104:38


    Dan and Luis talk about the Bayonetta 3 voice acting controversy, new Silent Hill announcements, Xbox Game Pass, September NPD results, and more. 00:00 - Intro / Housekeeping Stray Spoilercast out now, next one South Park: The Stick of Truth 07:16 - Bayonetta 3 voice acting controversy via Bounding Into Comics 21:54 - Phil Spencer talks Game Pass growth, profitability, pricing via The Verge 31:30 - September NPD Results via GI.biz 36:00 - New Silent Hill announcements via CBR 47:45 - Every PS2 game manual was scanned in 4K via Kotaku 50:15 - Check This Out: Super Smash Bros. [Game Concepts] via Youtube / Masahiro Sakurai 53:01 - Extra News #1 - G4TV shutting down via Deadline #2 - The Witcher remake in development via VGC #3 - Hideo Kojima talks about new game via TheGuardian #4 - Sony London working on co-op online game via GI.biz #5 - DualSense Edge launching for $200 via VGC #6 - Xbox Design Lab now includes Elite Series 2 controller via XboxWire #7 - COD MW2 physical disk basically empty via Twitter / DoesItPlay #8 - Age of Empires series coming to Xbox via Polygon #9 - Epic Games MOBA Paragon being revived via VGC #10 - The Callisto Protocol banned in Japan via Polygon Roundup: Somerville coming to Xbox & PC Game Pass on Nov/15; Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty coming to PC, Xbox and PS4/5 on Mar/3rd; next-gen Fallout 4 coming in 2023 1:03:22 - Out This Week 1:21:46 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:35:43 - Recommendations: See (AppleTV+), House of the Dragon (HBO), Last Night in Soho (HBO), and The Midnight Club (Netflix) 1:42:30 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    Stray (2022) Review & Spoilercast (One Game At a Time #4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 61:03


    Dan and Luis deep dive into BlueTwelve Studio's debut adventure game from 2022, "Stray". 00:00 - Intro / “Slums” 00:51 - Off-Topic 09:15 - Non-Spoiler Review 25:41 - Game Facts / Trophies 36:20 - “Inside The Wall” / Spoilercast Starts! 59:47 - Outro / “Last Night” Once a month, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) deep dive on a game from their backlog. If you want to play along with our hosts, next month's game will “allegedly” be South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014). Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you liked the music featured in this episode, check out Stray's official Soundtrack Album by Yann van der Cruyssen. Thank you!

    #138 - Mario Movie Trailer Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 129:05


    Dan and Luis talk about video game anniversaries, Google Stadia shutting down, The Mario Movie trailer reactions, a new Oculus headset, August NPD, and plenty more. 00:00 - Intro 04:35 - LV1 Gaming Updates 08:30 - Streamer seriously injured at TwitchCon via Twitter 12:08 - Overwatch 2 launch 17:53 - Temple of Time 1:03:05 - Check This Out: Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer via Youtube / IGN Mario's dubbed voice in other languages via Youtube / IGN Mario sounds like Linda from Bob's Burgers via Youtube / David Toons 1:14:22 - Ed Sheeran's Pokémon song: Celestial via Youtube / Ed Sheeran 1:15:46 - Doom running on Notepad via Twitter / @SamNChiet 1:18:58 - Report: Horizon Zero Dawn PS5 incoming via MP1st 1:25:25 - Google Stadia shutting down via VGC Ubisoft, Bungie and IO confirm Stadia salvage plans via VGC 1:31:10 - CD Projekt's new game announcements via VGC 1:36:58 - Meta announces Quest Pro, a pricy mixed reality device via ArsTechnica 1:42:23 - August NPD via GI.biz 1:45:23 - Extra News #1 - Nintendo Pictures launches via VGC #2 - NOA reaches settlement with QA worker via Polygon #3 - PS5 reportedly jailbroken via VGC #4 - 343 reportedly switching to Unreal Engine via ACG/Twitter #5 - Oculus Studios acquires Iron Man VR's dev via Polygon #6 - Saudi Arabia to invest billions in game company acquisitions via VGC #7 - The Medium being adapted to a TV show via GameInformer #8 - COD MW2 campaign to be available early, offer rewards via Polygon #9 - COD MW2 requires phone number verification via ArsTechnica #10 - Activision Blizzard being sued again for sexual misconduct via DailyMail Roundup: Scorn brought forward to Oct/14; Sackboy: A Big Adventure coming to PC on Oct/27, followed by Spider-Man Miles Morales on Nov/18; Invoke Studios developing a new AAA D&D game; Kojima Productions teases a new game starring Elle Fanning. 1:54:45 - Out This Week 2:07:10 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #137 - Grand Theft

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 110:27


    Dan and Luis talk about GTA 6 footage being stolen from Rockstar and leaked online, NVIDIA's new 40-series of graphics cards, Street Fighter 6's latest roster announcement, a new fan-made Super Mario Bros. game, The Last of Us HBO show, and plenty more. 00:00 - Intro 02:23 - Looking back at RPP #1 05:55 - Ghost of Tsushima Spoilercast out now 11:34 - GTA VI leaks via ArsTechnica (Topic of the Show) 31:31 - NVIDIA announces new graphics cards via IGN 40:50 - Street Fighter 6 full launch roster confirmed via Polygon 47:22 - Mario Maker player releases Super Mario Bros. 5 via GamesRadar 54:41 - Check it out: The Last of Us HBO Teaser 58:27 - Check it out: PS5 dev kit revealed 1:02:21 - Extra News #1 - Sony confirms PSVR2 not backwards compatible via ArsTechnica #2 - Xbox Series no longer requires online check for physical games via ArsTechnica #3 - Netflix announces new studio in Finland via VGC #4 - Spiritfarer coming soon to Netflix service via Polygon #5 - YouTuber Dunkey announced indie publishing company via GI.biz #6 - Twitch updating gambling policy via Polygon #7 - NVIDIA announces Portal w/ RTX via NVIDIA #8 - EA Motive developing an Iron Man game via EA #9 - EA reveals new "hunting game" Wild Hearts via VGC #10 - Cyberpunk 2077 has cleared 20 million sales via VGC #11 - A board game based on Elden Ring is on the way via SteamForged Roundup: Skull & Bones delayed to March/2023; Suikoden 1 and 2 remasters coming in 2023; Hollow Knight Silksong now confirmed for PS4/PS5 1:10:51 - Out This Week 1:26:51 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:42:12 - Recommendations - Andor (Disney+), Attack on Titan (Crunchyroll), House of Dragon (HBO) 1:48:25 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    Ghost of Tsushima (2020) Review & Spoilercast (One Game At a Time #3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 133:59


    Dan and Luis deep dive into Sucker Punch Productions' Action-Adventure open world game from 2020, Ghost of Tsushima. 00:00 - Intro / "The Way of the Ghost" 00:55 - Trophy Talk 04:45 - Game Facts 10:00 - Non-Spoilers Review 42:10 - "Sacrifice of Tradition" / Spoilercast Starts! 2:11:30 - Outro / "The Way of the Ghost (Farewell Version)" Once a month, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) deep dive on a game from their backlog. If you want to play along with our hosts, next month's game will “allegedly” be Stray (2022). Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #136 - Digital Presentations Galore

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 120:41


    With so many digital presentations being dumped all at once, Dan and Luis had to meet to discuss it all. On today's show we talk about the latest Nintendo Direct, State of Play, Ubisoft Forward, and the Disney & Marvel Games Showcase. All this and more. 00:00 - Intro / Ghost of Tsushima Spoilercast coming next week 06:23 - Nintendo Direct Roundup via IGN 43:08 - PlayStation State of Play Roundup via IGN 1:01:57 - Ubisoft Forward Roundup via IGN 1:10:10 - Disney and Marvel Games Showcase Roundup via IGN 1:14:53 - Street Fighter 6's new trailer via VGC 1:24:45 - Check this out: Lil Nas X President of League of Legends via Youtube 1:26:54 - Extra News #1 - Bonnie Ross leaves 343 Industries via Polygon #2 - The Xbox Series Consoles are getting UI updates via XboxWire #3 - Xbox is adding a HowLongToBeat integration to its PC app via XboxWire #4 - Resident Evil 4 remake is also coming to PS4 via VGC #5 - Splatoon 3 sets launch sales records in Japan selling 3.45m units via VGC #6 - CD Projekt Red has released official Cyberpunk 2077 modding tools via VGC #7 - The Sims 4 will become free-to-play starting on Oct. 18 via Polygon #8 - EA and Koei Tecmo have announced a partnership to make a game via Polygon Roundup: Deathloop is coming to Xbox Series and Game Pass on Sep. 20; Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves Collection comes to PC on Oct. 19; Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 comes to PC, PS4, PS5, XOne and XSeries on Nov. 16; One Piece Odyssey hits PC, PS4, PS5, XOne and XSeries on Jan. 13; COD Warzone comes to mobile devices sometime in 2023 1:32:08 - Out This Week 1:42:23 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:53:37 - Recommendations - Stray (PlayStation), House of the Dragon (HBO) and The Rings of Power (Amazon Prime) 1:58:27 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #135 - Inadequate Acquisitions?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 113:56


    Dan and Luis meet to discuss Jim Ryan's quote about Xbox's purchase of Activision, a new revision of the PS5, Quantic Dream being acquired, video game anniversaries in September, and more. 00:00 - Intro / Ghost of Tsushima Spoilercast coming next week 05:08 - Temple of Time 41:47 - Jim Ryan calls Xbox's COD offer "inadequate" via GI.biz 54:10 - Sony makes the PS5 lighter via TheVerge 57:41 - Sony and Tencent are buying 30% of FromSoftware via VGC & NetEase has acquired Quantic Dream via VentureBeat 1:06:31 - Check this out: KERMIT Spider-Man Mod via Youtube 1:08:00 - Extra News #1 - Halo Infinite's co-op delayed to Nov 8 via TheVerge #2 - White Xbox Elite Series 2 controller available via Polygon #3 - Sony acquires mobile studio Savage via Polygon #4 - Gray camo DualSense & PS5 covers coming this fall via Polygon #5 - Dragalia Lost shuts down Nov 30 via Engadget #6 - Pokemon Company suing Chinese companies via Polygon #7 - Nintendo announces Pokemon Scarlet & Violet OLED Switch via Nintendo #8 - EA officially reveals Ridgeline Games via VGC #9 - CAPCOM confirms TGS line-up via VGC #10 - Tomb Raider and Deus Ex now in control of Crystal and Eidos via VGC #11 - Hunger Games director working on BioShock movie via Twitter #12 - Resident Evil Netflix series not getting a 2nd season via Deadline Roundup: Shovel Knight Dig comes 9/23 for PC, Switch and iOS; Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty expansion comes 2023; Assassin's Creed Mirage confirmed; Hangar 13 announces new Mafia game. 1:16:46 - Out This Week 1:37:24 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:48:49 - Recommendations - Attack on Titan (Netflix), Nope (Theaters) and Samaritan (Amazon Prime) 1:52:00 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #134 - Gamescom 2022 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 107:55


    Dan and Luis meet to discuss Gamescom 2022, Coffee, Economic Inflation, an Acquisition, and plenty more. 00:00 - Intro / Coffee Talk 07:33 - Gamescom 2022 Recap via Polygon (Topic of the Show) 39:45 - PS5 price to increase in select markets via PlayStation Blog 47:39 - KOTOR remake reportedly changed developers via VGC 53:02 - Embracer Group makes more acquisitions - Lord of the Rings via VGC 59:20 - Check this Out - The Last of Us HBO Series Teaser 1:01:20 - Extra News #1 - Hideo Kojima has a podcast via Variety #2 - Masahiro Sakurai has a YouTube channel via Washington Post #3 - Nintendo is shrinking the size of the Switch's packaging via VGC #4 - Dead Island 2 details have leaked via Amazon via Polygon #5 - Phil Spencer expects the number of platform exclusive games to decline via Bloomberg #6 - The roster of 60 games launching on the Sega Genesis Mini 2 has been announced via Polygon #7 - The BioShock live-action feature film will be directed by Francis Lawrence via Twitter #8 - Steve Blackman is developing Netflix‘s Horizon TV show via VGC #9 - Sony PlayStation Productions is reportedly working on a Days Gone movie via Deadline #10 - ‘Gravity Rush' film in works from PlayStation Productions via Deadline Roundup: Sonic Frontiers comes to all modern platforms on Nov. 8; Obsidian's murder mistery game Pentiment is coming Nov. 15; The Game Awards 2022 will happen on Dec. 8; Sony confirms PSVR2 will launch in “early 2023”, after it is playable for the first time at the Tokyo Game Show 1:12:52 - Out This Week 1:24:44 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:37:32 - Recommendations - House of the Dragon (HBO Max) and See (Apple TV+) 1:45:41 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #133 - EVO Hangover

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 111:46


    Dan and Luis meet to discuss EVO 2022, Thymesia, Street Fighter 6, PS4 and Xbox One sales, a PlayStation PC launcher, and plenty more. 00:00 - Intro / Housekeeping - Luis' Thymesia Review 08:10 - EVO 2022 (Topic of the Show) 19:55 - CAPCOM announces Juri and Kimberly for Street Fighter 6 via PlayStationBlog 26:28 - New Tekken game teased via Polygon 31:45 - EVO Arena Finals & SF5 Top 8 42:10 - Reference to PlayStation PC launcher discovered in Spider-Man via VGC 47:30 - Court papers show PS4 sold twice as many units as Xbox One via Eurogamer 56:35 - Check this Out Squirrel with a Gun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVqimt1IJII God of War Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjucT-UZzgg 58:52 - Extra News #1 - Marvel Games Showcase coming Sep 9 via VGC #2 - Third Sonic movie coming Dec 20, 2024 via VGC #3 - Live action Pac-Man movie in the works via HollywoodReporter #4 - Ghost of Tsushima movie to be entirely in Japanese via Collider #5 - Marvel vs. CAPCOM 2 getting an arcade cabinet re-release via Polygon #6 - Spider-Man now 2nd most played PlayStation game on Steam via LevelUp #7 - Overwatch to remove loot boxes on Aug 30 via Engadget #8 - Burnout and NFS devs announce Wreckreation via Polygon #9 - New Lord of the Rings game in the works via Eurogamer #10 - Info on a canceled Iron Man game surfaces via VGC #11 - Wii Sports' character Matt is now on Switch Sports via Polygon #12 - Nintendo investigating harassment/misconduct claims via Kotaku #13 - Inti Creates announces Grim Guardians: Demon Purge via Polygon Roundup: Life Is Strange Arcadia Bay Collection (Switch) coming 9/27; New Tales From The Borderlands coming 10/21; Gotham Knights gone gold, coming 10/25; COD Warzone 2.0 coming 11/16; Evil West pushed to 11/22; Hogwarts Legacy pushed to 2/10/2023; Midnight Suns pushed to 3/31/2023; Metal Slug Tactics & ARC Raiders pushed to 2023; Sky: Children of the Light coming to PS4/5; THQ Nordic announced Alone in the Dark remake. 1:07:20 - Out This Week 1:26:44 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:37:43 - Recommendations - Stranger Things and The Sandman (Netflix) 1:49:53 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games.

    #132 - The Pricing Meta

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 123:28


    Dan and Luis meet to discuss Dan getting a PS5, Evo talk, Sony complaining about Xbox owning COD, GTA 6/Rockstar Rumors, Meta changing the price of the Quest 2 VR, KOTOR remake in trouble, and plenty more. 00:00 - Intro / Housekeeping 00:46 - Dan has a PS5 / EVO Talk 14:49 - Temple of Time (Video Game Anniversaries) 49:06 - Sony comments on Xbox owning Call of Duty via VGC 1:04:15 - Grand Theft Auto 6 / Rockstar Rumor Roundup via Polygon 1:14:57 - Eidos Montreal founder believes Sony may be interested in Square Enix via DualShockers 1:17:57 - Annapurna Interactive's 2022 showcase via Polygon 1:20:55 - Meta Quest 2 VR headset price jumps $100 via ArsTechnica 1:27:03 - Report: Star Wars: KOTOR Remake on hold via GameInformer 1:30:32 - Extra News #1 - MGM has lost the film rights to “Tomb Raider,” bidding war ensues via TheWrap #2 - The Backbone One was announced via PlayStation Blog #3 - Sony has cut its profit forecast for the PlayStation Business via Reuters #4 - PS5 system software beta includes 1440p support via TheVerge #5 - Guerrilla Games is taking down its online multiplayer servers for multiple games via Polygon #6 - Bungie is scaling back on directly communicating with fans via Polygon #7 - Former Witcher 3 developers form new studio via PCGamer #8 - RUMOR - Call of Duty will skip 2023 and Activision responded via VGC #9 - SIE has announced a new live show it will be running alongside Evo via VGC #10 - The Nintendo Switch has sold over 111.08 million units worldwide via MyNintendoNews #11 - Steve and Alex Amiibo are coming out on September 9th via VGC Check this Out: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners — Official Trailer | Netflix Obituary: Kenichi Okuma passed away at 56 years old via NintendoLife Roundup: Indie darling Papers, Please comes to mobile on Aug. 5; Strategy RPG remake Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is coming to PS4 & PS5 on Nov. 11; The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed by “a few months” from its Sep. 1 release date. 1:36:37 - Out This Week 1:48:36 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:56:35 - Recommendations - Mean Girls (Netflix), The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu), The Terminal (Netflix) 2:01:16 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp

    #131 - Discord, Stars & Pictures

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 101:05


    Dan and Luis meet to discuss Discord coming to Xbox, Sony's new loyalty program, Nintendo buying an animation studio, June's NPD results, and plenty more. 00:00 - Intro / Housekeeping 08:00 - Discord is coming to Xbox via XboxWire 15:08 - Xbox Series outsells Xbox One lifetime sales in Japan 2:1 via VGC + Mojang blocks NFTs and Blockchain technologies from Minecraft via Fortune 19:22 - Sony announces loyalty program PlayStation Stars via PlayStation Blog 29:25 - SIE completes Haven acquisition, teases Mark Cerny collab via VGC + 6 minutes of TLOU Part 1 remake footage has leaked via VGC 34:34 - Nintendo buys animation studio, forms Nintendo Pictures group via Polygon 41:54 - Kirby's Dream Buffet announced for Switch via VGC + Nintendo advises against using its wi-fi dongle from the DS/Wii era via NintendoLife 44:21 - June NPD Results via GI.biz 49:01 - Game of the Year Watch - Best Video Games for 2022 via Metacritic 57:27 - Extra News #1 - John Romero announces all-new FPS via PCGamer #2 - Meta Quest VR to remove Facebook account mandate via ArsTechnica #3 - Ubisoft delisting many games from Steam via Polygon #4 - Ubisoft cancels Ghost Recon battle royale via Polygon #5 - Bandai Namco says it was hacked by a ransomware group via Polygon #6 - Supermassive Games acquired by Danish company Nordisk via VGC #7 - SEGA Genesis Mini 2 coming to NA on 10/27 via GameInformer #8 - Fall Guys clone Stumble Guys tops mobile charts via MobileGamer.biz #9 - Activision Blizzard workers demand gender equality + Vicarious Visions QA workers plan to unionize via Polygon #10 - Nintendo and Valve warn handheld users about heat implications via WashingtonPost #11 - Bruce Straley founds new studio: Wildflower Interactive via VGC #12 - Spotify bought music guessing game Heardle via Polygon #13 - Rockstar shelves plans to bring RDR2 to current gen via VGC #14 - Youtube poaches streamers LilyPichu and Myth from Twitch via WashingtonPost Roundup: Animation Tekken: Bloodline hits Netflix on 8/18; Inscryption comes to PS4/PS5 on 8/30; Yars: Recharged comes to PC, Xbox, Switch, PS and the Atari VCS on Q3 2022; No More Heroes 3 hits PS, Xbox and PC on 10/11; Dragon Ball: The Breakers comes to PC, PS4 and Switch on 10/14; Bayonetta 3 comes to Switch on 10/28; The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me comes this Fall for PC, Xbox and PS; RoboCop: Rogue City is comes to Switch, PS5, PC and Xbox in June 2023; Ubisoft has delayed Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora to “2023 or 2024”; Survios announced a new Aliens game for PC, consoles and VR; new Terminator survival game is in development. 1:11:57 - Out This Week 1:27:36 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:35:00 - Recommendations - Nope (theaters), The Grey Man (Netflix), Get Out and Us (AppleTV, Prime) 1:39:11 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every other Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games.

    Oxenfree (2016) Review & Spoilercast (One Game At a Time #2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 72:41


    Dan and Luis deep dive into Night School Studio's debut adventure game from 2016, Oxenfree. 00:00 - Intro / BJ Stories 05:58 - Game Facts & Technical Review 13:08 - Non-Spoilers Review 29:48 - Spoilercast Starts! 1:11:54 - Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Once a month, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) deep dive on a game from their backlog. If you want to play along with our hosts, next month's game will “allegedly” be Ghost of Tsushima (2020). Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #130 - Ragnarok is Coming

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 127:59


    Dan and Luis meet to discuss the mini controversy surrounding the God of War Ragnarok collectors editions, Skull & Bones, and the new E3 and more. 00:00 - Intro / Housekeeping 11:44 - Temple of Time (Video Game Anniversaries) 43:51 - God of War Ragnarok: Release Date & Collector Editions via PlayStation Blog 58:24 - Ubisoft reveals Skull & Bones via IGN 1:08:00 - PAX organizer ReedPop to run E3 2023 via GI.biz 1:13:59 - The first 'NFT games console' has been announced via VGC 1:24:06 - Check this out: LEGO Bowser Set via LEGO SGDQ OoT Triforce % Speedrun via Nintendo Life 1:31:28 - Extra News #1 - Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard is being investigated via GI.biz #2 - Lollipop Chainsaw is being remade and due out in 2023 via Polygon #3 - Xbox Games with Gold will no longer include Xbox 360 titles via VGC #4 - Sucker Punch squashed rumors of reboots for Infamous and Sly Cooper via Polygon #5 - The writer for the Deus Ex games, will write the next Mass Effect via VGC #6 - The Matrix Awakens will be delisted from the PlayStation and Xbox via Gamespot #7 - The next Ubisoft Forward showcase will be on Sept 10 via VGC #8 - Nintendo has launched a subscription service for Switch repairs in Japan via VGC #9 - A Splatoon 3-themed Nintendo Switch OLED was announced via CNET #10 - Diablo Immortal is bringing in over $1 million a day via ArsTechnica #11 - Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox will be present at Gamescom 2022 via Polygon #12 - Elden Ring's celebrity player was gifted an actual sword via Kotaku #13 - Obituary: Popular Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade dies at 23 via Polygon Roundup: Phantasy Star Online 2 comes to PS4 in the West on Aug. 31, more than a decade after the game's original release; Ubisoft announced The Division Resurgence, a mobile game coming to Android and iOS; Critically acclaimed game Inscryption is coming to PS4 and PS5 at an undetermined date; Forspoken was delayed once again, now to Jan. 24, 2023. 1:42:02 - Out This Week 1:51:30 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 2:01:29 - Recommendations - Godstrike (PC/NS) Beyond Two Souls (PlayStation) 2:05:47 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games.

    #129 - Nintendo Direct Shines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 92:29


    Dan and Luis meet to share their thoughts on the latest Nintendo Direct, Sony unveiling a new brand and hardware, Final Fantasy news, Niantic's struggles, and more. 00:00 - Intro / Shenanigans 15:37 - RPM Update / Housekeeping 17:37 - Nintendo Direct Roundup via IGN 30:44 - FF VII 25th ANNIVERSARY stream via SquareEnix Blog 35:26 - Niantic cancels four projects, cuts 8% of staff via Yahoo/Bloomberg 41:36 - Sony announces new hardware via ArsTechnica 51:00 - Extra News #1 - Halo Infinite will have campaign co-op on July 11 as a test period via TheVerge #2 - FF 16 will have an AI party, a Mature rating, and will NOT be open-world via IGN #3 - It's official - Michael Jackson worked on the music for Sonic 3 via Twitter #4 - Skull & Bones has been rated “M” by the ESRB via GameRant #5 - When Overwatch 2 launches it will be replacing the original title via Kotaku #6 - PlayStation won't be attending Gamescom 2022 via GI.biz #7 - Bernie Stolar, former SEGA of America president has passed away via GameInformer #8 - From Software's next project is in the final stages of development via TechRadar #9 - Tony Hawk confirmed remaster of Pro Skater 3 & 4 was in development at some point via Polygon #10 - Into the Breach is getting an Advanced Edition on July 19th via PCGamer #11 - A fan remake of The Simpsons: Hit & Run is in development via Eurogamer #12 - Cory Barlog insists God of War Ragnarok is still coming in 2022 via VGC #13 - Blizzard has acquired Proletariat via ArsTechnica #14 - Yves Guillemot is giving up a third of his annual compensation via Axios #15 - Hideo Kojima has set aside a dark superhero project due to being similar to The Boys via Polygon #16 - Bungie is suing a Destiny 2 YouTuber via Polygon 1:02:10 - Out This Week 1:19:08 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:26:29 - Recommendations - Minions Rise of Gru (movie in theaters) Stranger Things (Netflix) and The Morning Show (Apple TV+) 1:30:10 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #128 - Trek To Yomi Review & Spoilercast (One Game At a Time #1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 69:03


    Dan and Luis debut a new Ready Press Play spin-off show, One Game At a Time. For this first episode, they deep dive into Flying Wild Hog's stylish action game, Trek To Yomi. 00:00 - Intro / Shenanigans 04:35 - Game Facts 08:58 - Non-Spoilers Review 21:00 - Spoilercast Starts! 1:08:00 - Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Once a month, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) deep dive on a game from their backlog. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #127 - Xbox & Bethesda Showcase Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 107:05


    Dan and Luis meet to share their thoughts on the latest non-E3 Summer of Gaming showcases, including Xbox, CAPCOM, & some highlights from the PC Gaming Show. Plus: A quick look at May's NPD results, Netflix's new announcements, and more. 00:00 - Intro / Shenanigans 07:56 - Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase Roundup via GamesRadar & Xbox Game Showcase Extended Roundup via DigitalTrends 49:45 - CAPCOM Showcase Roundup via IGN 57:17 - 5 cool games from the PC Gaming Show via Polygon & Off-topic stuff 1:08:19 - May 2022 NPD via GI.biz 1:10:50 - Extra News 1 - Kojima Productions assures fans they're still working with Sony via Kotaku 2 - Persona 3, 4, and 5 coming to PS5 and Steam, in addition to Xbox via Gematsu 3 - Valheim coming to Game Pass, on PC this Fall and Xbox next Spring via VG247 4 - STALKER 2 developer confirms game is now expected in 2023 via WCCFTech 5 - Todd Howard says in an interview that Fallout 5 will come after Elder Scrolls 6 via IGN 6 - AC Valhalla to get another year of free updates via Polygon 7 - Netflix reveals season 2 for The Cuphead Show! via Polygon 8 - TV show Dragon Age: Absolution debuts on Netflix in December via Polygon 9 - Netflix reveals Castlevania: Nocturne starring Richter Belmont via Kotaku 10 - Netflix Announces game based on The Queen's Gambit via Fanbyte 1:16:21 - Out This Week 1:28:40 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:42:47 - Recommendations - Lightyear (movie in theaters) and Trek to Yomi (game on PlayStation, PC & Xbox Game Pass) 1:45:00 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #126 - Summer Snooze Fest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 108:33


    Dan and Luis talk about the recent Summer Game Fest presentation and all the announcements that came with it. They also talk about the Day of the Devs presentation and video game anniversaries. All this and more! 00:00 - Intro / Shenanigans 05:40 - Summer Game Fest Round up via Polygon 37:27 - Day of the Devs Round up via IGN 43:13 - Devolver Round up via GameSpot 44:11 - EXTRA NEWS #1 - Microsoft is expanding Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offerings via VGC #2 - Xbox Cloud Gaming service is coming to Samsung TVs and monitors via Polygon #3 - Microsoft not looking to take away games from other consoles via IGN #4 - Forza Horizon 5's first expansion will be Hot Wheels, according to leak via VGC #5 - #DelaySonicFrontiers was trending on social media via Polygon #6 - Sega is making another Sega Genesis Mini via VGC #7 - A new plugin for N64 emulators can add ray tracing and more via Nintendo Life #8 - iOS 16 now supports the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Cons via Twitter #9 - A 1-2 Switch sequel was reportedly in development and terrible via Fanbyte #10 - A new game called Project M, using Unreal Engine 5 was announced via Polygon #11 - Saudi Arabia has made a $1 billion investment in Embracer Group via Bloomberg #12 - Chun-Li has a new English-language voice in Street Fighter 6 via Polygon #13 - Capcom will host a livestream event called the Capcom Showcase via GameSpot #14 - Netflix unveiled a new trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners via Polygon #15 - Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake will not be released in FY2023 and preorders were delisted from GameStop Via Wario64 Twitter #16 - It costs £88,000 ($110,000) to fully upgrade a character in Diablo Immortal Via Eurogamer 57:42 - Temple of Time (Video Game Anniversaries) 1:25:53 - Out This Week 1:34:18 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:43:22 - Recommendations - Chip N' Dale Movie (Disney+) / Jurassic Movies (HBO Max/Theaters) 1:45:55 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #125 - The Best State of Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 96:49


    Dan and Luis talk about the recent State of Play, the gameplay reveal for Sonic Frontiers, the trailer for Pokemon Scarlett & Violet, and Sony games being made into TV shows. All this and more! 00:00 - Intro / Shenanigans 07:58 - Sony State of Play Roundup via Polygon 25:15 - God of War, Horizon and Gran Turismo TV shows via VGC 35:51 - Sony wants its PlayStation games on PC via DigitalTrends 43:30 - New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer via Polygon 50:14 - Sonic Frontiers gets its first trailer via Polygon 57:09 - Respawn unveils Star Wars Jedi: Survivor via Gematsu 1:00:13 - EXTRA NEWS #1 - The new PS+ is bringing trophy support to classic games via Polygon #2 - Some classic PlayStation games are based on the PAL 50hz versions via VGC #3 - Death Stranding actor Norman Reedus may started work on a sequel via Polygon #4 - QA workers at Raven Software have formed a union via Kotaku #5 - BioWare confirms Dragon Age: Dreadwolf via Eurogamer #6 - Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed Super Nintendo World to open early 2023 via Destructoid #7 - Game Grumps announced their next project: Homebody via Polygon #8 - PS5 exclusive Returnal is possibly coming to PC via VGC #9 - Xbox is releasing a new controller design to celebrate pride month via Xbox Wire #10 - Super Bomber R servers are being shut down via Konami #11 - The parents of a former Activision employee have asked to dismiss their case via GI.biz #12 - Microsoft has shelved a version of a low-cost Xbox Cloud Gaming device via WindowsCentral #13 - Diablo Immortal is skipping the Netherlands and Belgium via ArsTechnica #14 - Marvel announced a new mobile and PC card game called Marvel Snap via TheVerge Roundup: The studio behind Spec Ops: The Line releases its next FPS game, The Cycle: Frontier on June 22nd; The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is coming out to PlayStations, Xboxes and PC on September 1st; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 releases on October 28th; sci-fi action platformer Replaced has been delayed to 2023 1:06:47 - Off script / OG Xbox Games / The Last of Us 1:14:51 - Out This Week 1:22:24 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:32:13 - Recommendations - Midnight Mass (Netflix) / The Boys (Amazon Prime) 1:34:33 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games.

    #124 - Summer of Gaming Predictions 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 109:45


    Dan and Luis talk about the Games Industry's best places to work, predictions on what will get announced during the Summer season of [non-E3] showcases, a dope mod for God of War Ragnarok, and the closure of the WiiU & 3DS eShops. 00:00 - Intro 02:18 - Bad Robot Games and EA win big at the US Best Places To Work Awards 2022 via GI.biz 07:35 - A female video game pioneer, Wabbit's Van Mai, was lost to history — until now via Polygon 09:17 - WiiU & 3DS eShop Closure - Our final shopping recommendations (prev. released as a Bonus episode) 42:32 - Check this out: God of War meets The Simpsons Hit and Run via IGN 46:11 - Summer of Gaming / Game Fest Predictions 1:24:30 - Out This Week 1:31:50 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:44:34 - Recommendations - Ghost of Tsushima (PS4 game) and Stranger Things (Netflix show) 1:47:50 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #123.5 - WiiU & 3DS Final Shopping List (Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 34:58


    As a sneak peak to next week's episode #124, and to account for some calendar mismanagement on our part, we're releasing this topic as a standalone Bonus episode today. The WiiU and 3DS eShops will no longer accept credit card payments after May 23rd, 2022. In order to account for that, our hosts talk about the games you should consider buying before it's too late. Enjoy!

    #123 - Future Unknown

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 100:18


    Dan and Luis meet to talk about Starfield and Redfall's delays, the games coming to PSPlus Premium, April's NPD results, Nintendo's next console, and more. 00:00 - Intro 02:40 - Concert talk 09:25 - Starfield and Redfall delayed to 2023 via Polygon & Phil Spencer's statement 24:20 - PS+ Premium Game List revealed via Eurogamer & Ubisoft+ coming to PS via GI.biz 36:15 - April NPD via GI.biz 42:03 - Nintendo talks about next console via VGC 47:30 - Nintendo Indie World Recap via LV1 Gaming 53:55 - Gotham Knights last-gen versions canceled via Polygon 1:01:42 - Extra News #1 - Saudi Arabia buys 5% of Nintendo via NintendoEverything #2 - Silent Hill projects in development via VGC #3 - Square Enix looking to acquire new studios via GI.biz #4 - New cinematic trailer for MultiVersus via Eurogamer #5 - EA and FIFA break up via ArsTechnica #6 - Dead by Daylight dating sim announced via Kotaku #7 - Xbox launching streaming device via VentureBeat #8 - NVIDIA's 40-series may be coming soon via Tom's Hardware #9 - Video Game Hall of Fame inducts Ocarina of Time and others via Polygon #10 - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now the top-grossing video game movie ever via Polygon #11 - Take-Two planning more remasters via NintendoLife #12 - New DualSense controllers coming 6/17 via PlayStation Blog #13 - Alan Wake on Switch and other news via Polygon #14 - PS5 will still be in short supply until 2023 via ArsTechnica Roundup: Fall Guys going free-to-play and coming to Switch & Xbox on June 21st; Dying Light 2 Stay Human's story DLC delayed to September; LEGO Brawls coming to all platforms this Summer; Witcher 3 PS5/XSeries upgrade now confirmed for Q4 2022; Dead Space Remake coming to PS5/XSeries and PC on January 27th; Kerbal Space Program 2 now expected in early 2023. 1:12:15 - Out This Week 1:26:20 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:32:46 - Recommendations - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (game) and Love, Death & Robots (Netflix show) 1:38:20 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe! If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #122 - The Concert Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 106:31


    Dan and Luis talk about concert experiences, video game anniversaries, checking in on the potential game of the year nominees, and talk about what they've been playing recently. All this and plenty more. 00:00 - Intro / Shenanigans / 2xp / Concerts / Fast X 18:09 - Temple of Time (Video Game Anniversaries) 41:17 - Game of the Year Watch 1:04:57 - What we're playing (The Last of Us, Wordle, Nobody Saves the World, New Super Mario Bros. 2) 1:22:01 - Out This Week 1:28:58 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:36:53 - Recommendations - Disney Animated Classics (Disney+), and Box Boy (3DS) 1:44:19 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #121 - Another Day Another Buyout

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 88:57


    Dan and Luis talk about Coke Starlight/Pixel, Embracer acquiring studios and IPs, Free Timed Game Trials being mandated by PlayStation, and Yuji Naka's remarks on Square Enix! All this and plenty more. 00:00 - Intro / Shenanigans 17:00 - Embracer Acquires Studios via Engadget 29:47 - Yuji Naka talks bad about Square Enix via The Verge 40:34 - Timed Trials a Requirement for PlayStation via Game Developer Sony Disables PS Plus Stacking via Polygon 49:30 - NFT Sales are Flatlining via WSJ 57:33 - Check This Out! Elden Ring Demake via YouTube 59:21 - Extra News #1 - Xbox Game Studios holding a gaming showcase on Sunday, June 12 via Polygon #2 - Meta is planning to release four virtual reality headsets via The Information #3 - Disney Dreamlight Valley is coming to Switch in 2023 via NIntendoLife #4 - The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake has changed studios via Polygon #5 - Footage from Skull & Bones has leaked online via PC Gamer #6 - Gearbox announced Tales from the Borderlands series will return via Polygon #7 - New York City has filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard via Axios #8 - Raven Software's quality assurance employees possibly to unionize via The Verge #9 - Call of Duty's latest measure to thwart cheaters is rather novel via Call of Duty Blog #10 - SEGA is delisting Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles on May 20th via IGN #11 - Netflix has shared a first look at their upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog animated series via IGN #12 - Techland announced free Dying Light upgrade to Enhanced Edition via The Gamer #13 - A report indicates that a new Mafia game is in early development via Kotaku Roundup: Blizzard announced Warcraft Arclight Rumble, coming to Android and iOS, Diablo Immortal is now coming to PC in addition to mobile on June 2nd, Splatoon 3 is coming to Switch on September 9th, and Nintendo delayed the Super Mario movie to 2023 1:06:23 - Out This Week 1:18:21 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:23:20 - Recommendations - Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness 1:26:46 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Follow Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) on Twitter. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #120 - 2022 Metacritic Publisher Ranking

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 78:26


    On a pre-recorded episode, Dan and Luis go through Metacritic's 2022 Game Publisher Ranking and look back at which publishers they bet on a year ago. 00:00 - Intro 04:30 - Reviewing our fantasy drafted teams 11:15 - Going through the 2022 Game Publisher Rankings via Metacritic 41:05 - Calculations and results 53:35 - Out This Week 1:00:45 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:12:00 - Recommendations - Traveler: A Journey Symphony (album) and The Simpsons Hit and Run (videogame) 1:16:30 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

    #119 - [Your Ad Here]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 70:04


    Dan and Luis talk about the Playdate handheld, Amy Hennig going back to Star Wars, Sony and Microsoft putting ads in games, The Rock producing a videogame movie, and plenty more. 00:00 - Intro / Shenanigans 10:00 - Playdate Review via TheVerge 12:52 - Kojima states his studio will remain independent via VGC 15:17 - New Star Wars game coming from Amy Hennig's studio via Polygon 21:55 - Sony & Microsoft considering putting ads in free-to-play games via Eurogamer 32:06 - The Switch's Game Boy emulator seems to have been leaked via VGC 37:45 - Dwayne Johnson to produce It Takes Two film and maybe star in it via Variety 44:11 - Extra News #1 - Sean Murray talks about Hello Games' new project via IGN #2 - Report: Sega rebooting Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio via TheVerge #3 - Co-writer of Portal wants a 3rd game via VGC #4 - Report: Streets of Rage film in the works via Deadline #5 - Square Enix president wants blockchain games via VGC #6 - Jane Foster coming to Marvel's Avengers via PushSquare #7 - Fan-made Metroid Prime remaster supports 4K via VGC #8 - Jason Momoa to star in Minecraft movie via TheHollywoodReporter #9 - Babylon's Fall down to 8 concurrent PC players via VGC #10 - Moss: Book II disappointed release via VGC #11 - SMT V has sold >1M units & The Great Ace Attorney has sold >500K copies via MyNintendoNews #12 - Report: Halo's composers settled a long dispute with Microsoft via NME #13 - Worker alleges Nintendo violated their right to unionize via Axios Roundup: Sonic Origins collection will bring Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 3 & more to current platforms on June 23, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has been pushed forward to July 29th (previously coming in September), No More Heroes 3 is coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox this Fall 50:00 - Out This Week 57:59 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:03:47 - Recommendations - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (game series), and Halo (show on Paramount+) 1:08:00 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Every Friday, Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) will catch you up on everything that's new and exciting in the world of video games. Please subscribe to the feed so you can get every new show directly to your device as soon as it posts, and if you like it, please leave us a nice review. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!