The Game Deflators

The Game Deflators

The Game Deflators are a couple of gamers from Phoenix Arizona that are obsessed with video games. Check out their weekly episodes for video game news, discussions and retro reviews.

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August 14, 2022 52 min

This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss Microsoft's accusations of Sony blocking Game Pass games, Xbox Game Cloud making high-end PCs redundant and the upcoming video game, A Squirrel with a Gun.

Capping off the episode, the guys review the Tony Hawk 1+2 remake on the PS5. A classic skateboarding game from the N64, Sega Dreamcast and PS1, does the remake do the original justice?

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss news on the newest Pokémon games, additional data on the gaming sales slumps and a God of War ripoff so bad you have to see it to believe it.

Capping off the episode, the guys review their experience at Game On Expo 2022. Now the 2nd time attended by the Game Deflators, how did the event compare to 2019.

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss rumors of a Sony Square Enix acquisition, new 1440P support for the PS5 and recent reports around Elden Ring sales figures.

Capping off the episode, the guys review Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure for the Sega Genesis. A humorous cult classic platformer; should you pick up the affordable Sega Genesis version of the game? 

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss three recent Sega collections John acquired, Nintendo WIFI security concerns, a penny GameStop game and a "free" horror game on Steam.

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review Pinobee for the PS1. A platformer that borrows concepts from classics before it, is it worth the $20 tag?

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss the newly announced PlayStation Stars loyalty program, the downturn of video game sales in the US and recent negative comments from former EA boss John Riccitiello.

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review Tekken 3 for the PS1. An entry level fighter for many gamers of today, has this game stood the test of time with its below $20 tag?

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss a number of topics floating around the rumor mill including Mario Kart on PC, an announcement date for a Nintendo Switch Pro (Super Nintendo Switch?), and Sony patents for PS3 peripherals on PS5.

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review Devil's Third for the Wii U. Considered a commercial flop with allegedly less that 5,000 sales in North America and a several h...

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss Sony's next step in PC gaming gear, the mass exodus of Diablo Immortal streamers and the latest news on Wata Games.

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review Claire Extended  Cut for the PS4. With multiple ways to play this side scrolling horror adventure title, where do the game deflators think you should put those hard earned dollars to use?

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss the PS3 games that have disappeared for PlayStation subscribers, word on the next From Software video game and a man's quest to play Doom on a LEGO Brick.

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review the recent demo for Metal Hellsinger on the PS5. Pre-orders are set at $40 for console and $30 for PC, but will the guys be picking this up on day 1? Listen in to hear ...

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss the Microsoft and Bethesda Games Showcase, the latest news on everything Final Fantasy VII and news that Activision finds themselves innocent of systematic harassments (Yes you read that right, "themselves").

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review Burley Men at Sea on the PS4. A short but expansive branching narrative game, and available on just about ever...

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss the Summer Game Fest and what is exciting them the most, the Netflix gaming showcase and Microsoft's potential for dominating the video game landscape. 

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review Mischief Makers for the N64. A cult classic platformer with with a cute robot character, should you shake shake this game into your collection at the near $40 price tag?

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss the recent Sony State of Play, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the Mega Drive Mini 2, and the crushing story of PC gaming collectors being duped in excess of $100,000 in forgery purchases. 

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review Kid Chameleon for the Sega Genesis. A platformer with branching levels little forgiveness, is this affordable title worth your time?

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss PS5 sales comparisons to PS4, news regarding PlayStation games coming to PC moving forward, and the latest on Microsoft's Xbox streaming device.

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review BMX XXX for the PS2. Clouded in controversy and not a widely sold game, how does this Dave Mira-like game play?

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan are somewhat surprised to learn that EA is looking to be acquired or merge with another organization. Who could possibly acquire them and why? The guys also chat about the closure of some Nintendo eshops, Sony's view on multiplatform games, and remarks an original Halo team member has made about the TV show.

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review Bionic Commando for t...

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan have a discussion on the graded games industry, including a class action lawsuit again Wata Games. The guys also chat about leaked Silent Hill images and recent news surrounding Sega.

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review Manhunt for the PS2. Surrounded by controversy due to its graphic and violent gameplay, is the game even worth piking up?

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan are joined by Barry of Premium Edition Games as they discuss the workplace issues in Nintendo, the 2022 video game hall of fame class and the latest news around Premium Edition Games.

Capping off the episode, the guys review Yoshi's Crafted World for the Nintendo Switch. With this video game slowly dipping in price, is now the time to pick it up?

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss an alleged leak of the upcoming Super Mario movie which includes character analysis and the plot in its entirety. Will the movie fail? The guys also chat about concerns surrounding Starfield and updates on Final Fantasy 16.

Capping off the episode, the John and Ryan play Odddorld Soulstorm for the PlayStation 5. Released in 2021, this game now retails for ~$20. If you m...

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss recent news on the lives of contract and part-time Nintendo employees, Sony following Microsoft with in-game advertisements in video games and Netflix putting a greater presence into the gaming arena.

Capping off the episode, the guys play Blazing Lazers for the TurboGrafx. Another title pre-loaded into the TurboGrafx mini, is it worth picking up on the original hardwar...

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss advertisements in video games and if it's good for the consumer, the fallout of developers allowing their games on Game Pass and PlayStation Plus, and recent news on stream banning in China

Capping off the episode, Ryan gives his thoughts on the recent Sonic movie. Is the film worth the price of admission?

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss a heavy dose of PlayStation with recent information on the upcoming PSVR2, John's experience playing the PS5 since he purchased one and a recent review from former Sony exec Jack Tretton reveals his wishes for more support of the PS Vita.

Also on this episode the guy's play and review Garfield Kart: Furious Racing on the PS4 and the Uncharted movie.

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss the some of the best April Fools 2022 jokes the gaming industry had to offer, John's recent experience picking up a PS5 and the future or lack-there-of for E3.

Also on this episode the guy's play Star Tropics on the NES and Nintendo Switch. Listen in to catch their thoughts on this classic yo-yo wielding title.

 

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