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This week, we're ending the season with the last chapter of the ESRB saga. What it brought, what it wrought, and the event that shifted the industry.
But first, we discuss the past week's headlines like the outrage from Star Wars fans over David Cage's involvement with Star Wars Eclipse, a judge's ruling against the state of California in the ongoing Activision Blizzard drama, Square Enix suspends the sale of Final...
This week, we're recapping all of the announcements, trailers and award winners from the 2021 Game Awards Show.
But first, we hit on a few other headlines such as the controversy surrounding the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves collection, Nick Offerman joins the Last of Us cast, the passing of the lead NES architect Masayuki Uemura and more.
Our tale of the ESRB's origin continues with the events that transpired at the United States Congressional Hearings in 1993.
But first, we discuss headlines such as the reintroduction of the 'Stopping Grinch Bots Act' to crack down on scalper-run bots, Take-Two Interactive's lawsuit against Hazelight Studios, developer of the hit indie game "It Takes Two," Playstation's possible push at its own Game Pas...
Due to the holiday weekend, we've decided to forego our regular show and instead treat you to a minisode full of raw emotion and humor.
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This week, after setting up what would be the tale of Night Trap, we instead look more into the unreleased console responsible for the game's creation.
But first, we discuss headlines such as the Wall Street Journal article outing Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, Rockstar's response to the GTA Trilogy launch, the controversial permaban of Call of Duty cheaters, Saints Row gets delayed, Sifu releases early, the Ubisoft...
This week, we're continuing the tale that led to the creation of the ESRB, centering on the game that pushed boundaries far beyond any other mainstream title and made one company consider a compromise of ethics.
But first, we discuss headlines such as the botched launch of the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, Crystal Dynamics official reveal of Spider-Man for Marvel's Avengers, announcements regardin...
This week, we're kicking off a multi-part tale that chronicles the origins of the ESRB, starting in the 1970s when video game censorship was not even being considered.
But first, we discuss leadership changes at Activision Blizzard, EA and 2K's battle over FIFA, a money laundering scam unveiled from the Twitch leaks, updates on GTA 6, a Loca success story and more.
This week, we review the highly anticipated title Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy developed by Eidos-Montréal.
But first, we discuss Activision Blizzard's new commitment to zero tolerance and dissolution of Vicarious Visions, Playstation's State of Play featuring new games and announcements of a new Apple Music app and Playstation on PC, Nintendo drops a 64-bit ball, vegan cheese and more.
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This week, we're chatting with Drake Kazmierczak and Nicholas Haye, the duo behind October Games. We chat about their recent release Horror Legends, their upcoming Puppet Master game, a love for horror and more.
But first, we discuss a damaging update on the Activision Blizzard lawsuit, Square Enix quietly removing Denuvo from their games, NetEase acquires Grasshopper Manufacture, the Uncharted movie trailer, Halloween Kills a...
This week, we review MercurySteam's newest take on Nintendo's classic sci-fi series, Metroid Dread.
But first, we discuss various headlines like EA losing the FIFA name, Nintendo's pricing of their expanded Online service, a progress blocking bug on Metroid Dread, announcements from DC Fandome, Superman comes out and more.
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This week, we review Square Enix's remake of a SNES classic: Actraiser Renaissance.
But first, we discuss the newest updates surrounding Epic vs. Apple, the massive Twitch leak, the trailer for the newest Resident Evil movie, Randy Pitchford's new job, hacking Oculus and more.
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This week, we review developer Ember Lab's first foray into video games, Kena: Bridge of Spirits.
But first, we discuss an $18M settlement issued by Activision Blizzard, Sony's acquisition of Bluepoint Studios and Netflix's acquisition of Night School Studios, more damage from Amazon's New World, paying Twitch for advertising and more.
Background review music by Jason Gallaty
This week, we're talking about one of the most iconic flops in the video game industry: the Power Glove.
But first, we discuss more lawsuits coming to Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft outs their own projects, various announcements from Nintendo's latest direct such as the voice cast for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, our stance on review trades and more.
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This week, we review the recently released title, The Artful Escape.
But first, we discuss a new lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, updates to the Nintendo Switch and PS5, scalpers take a hit, past regrets and more.
Music from the Artful Escape written and performed by Johnny Galvatron and Josh Abrahams.
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This week, we are hanging out with Paul Franzen, co-founder of Oh, a Rock! Studios, chatting about his journey to game development, upcoming game releases, spoon collecting and more!
But first we discuss the judge's ruling in the Epic vs. Apple lawsuit, Twitch's lawsuit against hate raiders, Steam's return policy, PlayStation's State of Play and more.
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This week, Stephen reviews the recently released title, No More Heroes III.
But first, we discuss the new gaming restrictions in China, the controversy surrounding the release of Horizon Forbidden West, Dr. Lupo and Tim the Tatman leave Twitch for YouTube, what happened to Shawn Layden, Shang-Chi and more!
This week, we are one of the gaming industry's most innovative peripherals that allowed players to play THEIR way!
But first, we discuss updates on the Activision Blizzard lawsuit and Kinguin's Frostpunk 2 scam, Soulja Boy's beef with Atari, a deep dive into Gamescom 2021, Mooby's and more
This week, we are talking with one of our biggest social media promoters, Zack Derby. We talk about his journey into the world of broadcast radio and what led him to podcasting.
But first, we discuss the hate being thrown at the recently released indie title Boyfriend Dungeon, Intel's announcement of its move into graphics cards, pre-order scams for Frostpunk 2, Fortnite rips-off Among Us, sultry voices and more.
This week, we are discussing some of our favorite games within games and why we spent more time on them than the base game.
But first, we discuss the hype and frustration of Abandoned, modders protest changes to Skyrim and Fallout, more people fired from Activision Blizzard, Gamescom announcements, Delta 8 and more.
This week, we are looking into the history of a company that chose to defy the rules leading to the creation of an all-new genre of gaming.
But first, we discuss updates surrounding the Activision Blizzard lawsuits, Playstation's Indie showcase, a hands-on review of the Steam Deck, EA wants a pat on the back, Markie Post and more.
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According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and for most people the case was closed. The MLK Tapes, a new true crime podcast from the creators of Atlanta Monster and Monster: DC Sniper, explores rare recordings of eye-witness testimony and new interviews with people who were there to reveal the true story of the plot to kill Dr. King.
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