A commentary on gaming lifestyle: its history, its news, and all things hype!
This episode is all about anticipation. 2022 is set up to be one of the most memorable years in gaming. Not only because the line up of announced games is incredible, but because there are probably some surprises too. Oh and E3's imminent demise while Geoff "I got Diamonds" Keighley sups on its corpse
First episode of 2022! We've never really gotten into crypto, because we aren't experts and this isn't that type of podcast, but Square Enix released a newsletter that has made it absolutely clear that the industry wants to go toward NFTs in games. So, strap in. Or on. Or whatever. And let's talk about digital diamonds and artificial scarcity!
That's right. This whole episode is about turning a game series into a hotwife for some other developer. We've touched on it before, but we have never done a full episode on it. With there being so few indy developers left, these dreams are highly unlikely but it is very fun to think of the perfect dev for a specific IP. Shine on!
Five long running fighting games ended their DLC runs this year. Does that mean we are ready for a big refresh? New franchises? New games at the least? Maybe not for Smah, but maybe for the others. This episode is the second remote episode we had to do because I will be out of town working an event for the next seven days. You might notice that the file is named "take two". That's because I am cursed and we had loads of desync and other issues. You shouldn't notice in the audio versions, but in the video, I solved like 80 percent and the last ten minutes I left to the lord.
Happy Thanksgaming to all who celebrate! It's that time of year where many will be travelling to see family and we will all wish we could sneak away to relax and play games instead of talking to Uncle Chet about whatever the f*&% he's into on Facebook this year. And this year there's a couple cool things that were announced just in time for our thanksgaming episode! Multiversus is a promising WB Smash clone that will be free to play (buy characters and skins and stuff a la KI) and Project L is shaping up to be a crown jewel assist based fighting game. Happy Holidays doods, we are thankful for you and hope you all have a safe and fun Thanksgaming!
Speaking as someone who is a bit of a butterface (minus my hero's jawline) - I gotta say I am upset by how accurate this title is to the topic of the episode. That's right! This week we are talking games that were a let down at face value but ended up being excellent once you dive deeper. Starting with Marvel's Avenger's follow up - Guardians of the Galaxy!
That's not even some slightly perverted joke. We genuinely talk about both in this episode. This month we are trying to keep it all positive and talk specifically about the stuff we are thankful for. Hop into this first ThanksGaming episode and hear me gush about Back4Blood and Matt feel deep deep feelings for his N64 switch controller. Most importantly, all this month I am just going to remind you that we are thankful for you. Shine on doods!
Today we talk about the Academy Museum in LA, the Lucas museum and how publishers like to throw devs under the bus for decisions they clearly have no say in. *cough cough* Crystal Dynamics *cough cough* Square Enix. It's a real roller coaster of topics. Shine on!
Facebook went on a crusade to bring RE4-VR up to modern sensibilities. So... Can't wait for that? And it turns out Mercury Steam (made Metroid Dread) is a crappy place to work as a dev - how do you ask? Well dive on in and we will tell you! Shine on doods!
Sora in smash, sure, we gotta talk about it, but we all know what had to happen now that they released a trailer for Welcome to Raccoon City. We went down and forced Mike to be on the second video episode. So let's talk good things coming to an end, and all the good things we hope for this new movie. Be sure to check out the video for this episode on YoVideogames YouTube!
This episode is sponsored by MANSCAPED - Use code: YOVG at check out for 20% off and FREE worldwide shipping! This episode, besides explaining the new sponsor, is about Smash *finally* calling it quits on the roster, blue point getting bought, a new segment called DUMB ARGUMENTS and our sponsored segment Bush or No Bush.
Microsoft pissed off fans when it announced, in the name of transparency, that Co-Op and Forge modes wouldn't be available at launch for Halo Infinite. Is the delay a ploy to keep people on game pass? Or is it really the best thing for the game? Let's talk the double edged blade that is transparency.
Assassin's Creed Infinity is the next in a long line of infinite games. It's the latest it what is sure to be a forever growing list of live service games. Of the infinite ideas for a title, of the myriad of ways you can communicate the on going, ever living, never ending nature of your new money-milking game - why do they all keep using the word "infinite"? Because marketing is full of dudes with no imagination and a finite supply of ideas as it were. Anyway, we talk about live service games, Switch OLED and the soon to be undying AC game that's coming. Shine on!
We're on the eve of E3 2021 and the world could go topsy turvy. Why? Because, even though it is virtual this year - it might be an epic year. Maybe they are going all out BECAUSE it's virtual. Last week we focused entirely on Nintendo, this week we run down the other bingo cards and talk some fresh Nintendo and Microsoft rumors.
We tried live streaming the podcast for the first time ever - whether you watched live or are listening later, let us know how you like this. In this episode we make our predictions for Nintendo's E3 2021 line up. Everything from solid bets to dream shots. Shine on!
This week we have our buddy Mike, Actor, Writer, resident RE expert, on the show to do a deep dive into RE8 with us. We talk connections to the series at large, and our thoughts on how this game compares to the others. Beware, spoilers abound!
Sony back peddled real dang hard on that shutting down the PS3 and Vita store idea. They back peddled right after sales boosted hard - which has led to conspiracy theories that it was a calculated move... Oh and we talk about the Resident Evil Demo too.
In the year 2021, a small, relatively common microchip was in short supply. This caused a shortage on many electronics but was most notably noticed in Next Gen Gaming Consoles. The shortage of consoles was further exacerbated by scalpers buying and holding the systems to sell at insane prices. This led to next gen games having to choose between delay or releasing to sit on shelves because no one had a console to play them on... This is the Cross Gen Years.
E3 is alive!? Konami will have something to show!? States might fully reopen? Is June hyped up or can we really hope? Join us for talk of expected announcements, the two jokes that were so messed up people refused to film them for Assist Me, and all our hopes for the summer.
Remember licensed movie games? They're sorta rare now but at one time they were guaranteed to follow any major motion picture as part of their marketing scheme. Like a soundtrack (remember those!?). This episode we talk about the best, the worst, and the never was that we wish would have happened.
This episode starts off with confirmed Switch Pro details but then we get into the meat of the episode. It turns out the PS3 and PS4 have a built in expiration dates. And that leads into Piracy as a way to preserve old games that may otherwise disappear.
Other than Activision Bobby getting a huge payday at the worst possible time, it's been a slow news week. We spend this episode debating whether esports events will make a comeback and more importantly whether I will ever be as attractive as Sam Elliot. Plus a bonus topic are there any directors that have perfect filmographies?
I started this episode by making Matt promise to stay positive about Bethesda being bought by Microsoft. We mostly did it. Mostly. Continuing the pandemic trend of not editing out our tangents and letting you have the longer, more meandering episodes - let me know if you'd like us to go back to 1 hour, strictly on topic style.
Sony's State of Play had a couple surprises, but none quite as big as a confirmed Switch Pro being leaked. It's a roller coaster of emotion for me as I finally see more of Kena, and learn Ember studios might be dirtbags. Jump in and ride with me, doods!
Sonic 2 officially announced. Means this pandemic might be bookended by video game movies. Last of Us 2 has Craig Mazin as its writer which is promising news and as we recorded this Pedro Pascal was announced as playing Joel - something both Matt and I think is a great move. Yep, this episode is all about the video game movies (and Tv series) that are coming soon and updates both promising and upsetting.
We start off strong with laser tag, shitty human behavior, debate on the use of nuclear energy and then move into gaming mysteries with a segue as subtle as a brick to the face. If you hear children screaming... Well... keep it to yourself. :P Shine on doods!
Last week, before the madness of the stonks - there was an equally mad event. Microsoft doubled the price of its Gold Membership. It... didn't go well. Also we talk about Gamestop's meteoric climb in the stock market. Neither of us are experts, so take our thoughts here with a big ol' grain of SAHLT.