S04E42: Future Riot

Mike has returned with big news, he started playing Destiny 2 again? Along with some Monster Hunter World, and finishing What the Golf?. Jake continues on with Vampyr and getting near the end of FFXIV: Stormblood. Ben also spent time with both Destiny 2 and Fortnite, stayed the course with FFXIV, and he got a cat too!!

Fortnite took over the world again in news this week, Riot announced a handful of upcoming projects along with bringing League of Legends to both consoles and mobile, Fallout 76’s upcoming Wastelanders expansion has been delayed, Google Stadia has an official release date, and Activision promises zero loot boxes in the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Bonus Round is our “Desert Island” meal!

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S04E41: Playstation 5

Mike is out this week, leaving Ben and Jake with all the megaton news of the week but first, games! Ben is playing more MLB The Show 19 and Final Fantasy XIV, Jake completed The Surge 2, started Vampyr, and of course more Final Fantasy XIV.

Huge news this week with the delay of Doom Eternal until March 2020, Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC, a Monster Hunter World / Resident Evil crossover event, a new licensed Sony headset, the PS4’s 7.0 system software update has arrived, and a sneak peek at the officially titled Playstation 5!

Bonus Round is a deep dive into Ben’s and Jake’s experiences with Final Fantasy XIV!

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S04E40: The Future of Sony

Ben is taking the week off, so more games for Mike and Jake! Mike dove deep into Apple Arcade while playing more Monster Hunter World. Jake played through almost all of The Surge 2 and of course more Final Fantasy XIV.

Lots of Sony news this week with a price drop of PS Now, more games coming to the Playstation Hits list, cross-play officially available on all titles, and the departure of Shawn Layden, Auto Chess is coming to consoles in 2020, House of the Dead 1 and 2 are being remade, and Rocket League announced their replacement for the crate system.

Bonus Round this week is a discussion about loot boxes and microtransactions!

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S04E39: The Last Of Us: Part 2

Fall is here and so are games! Ben and Mike tried the Modern Warfare beta and the new Ground War mode, and absolutely hated it! Mike did however love his time with Monster Hunter World and the Ori and the Blind Forest demo. Ben of course found time for Final Fantasy XIV and surprisingly Jake played nothing but Red Dead Online.

From Sony’s most recent State of Play we have a release date for The Last of Us Part 2, a Death Stranding PS4 Pro bundle, a demo for MediEvil, and more! We also finally have the multiplayer update for Stardew Valley on PS4, along with Sony launching their own Playstation online store.

Bonus Round this week is our favorite moment from State of Play as well as a review prediction for Last of Us Part 2!

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S04E38: Fall Gaming Slump?

We’re in a bit of a new gaming funk, but we still managed to play some games. Mike played more with his SNES Classic, and the Modern Warfare beta with Ben. Along with the beta, Ben played Final Fantasy XIV and Red Dead Online with Jake, who also played some Final Fantasy XIV and MLB The Show.

Sony has announced their next State of Play, we have an upcoming open beta for Nioh 2, the announcement of a new Terminator game, Rockstar releasing their own game launcher on PC, the first three Dragon Quest titles coming to Switch, and another big setback for Anthem.

Bonus Round is our favorite announcement from Tokyo Game Show!

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S04E37: Wrestling with the Nintendo Direct

Through rain, heat, or other weather not specified, the games go on! Mike has ended his time with Wreckfest sooner than expected, but bounced back with Fire Pro Wrestling World, along with a bunch of classic wrestling games; Ben never stopped playing Final Fantasy XIV for even a moment and has Control on the horizon; and Jake is right with him on Final Fantasy XIV, while also grinding away at MLB The Show 19.

Nintendo leads news this week with a recap of their latest Direct, Sony reveals their lineup for Tokyo Game Show, the final chapter of Celeste has been released, a very confusing schedule for the Modern Warfare beta, Star Ocean: First Departure R gets a release date, and Sony redesigns the box art of most of their first-party titles.

Bonus Round this week is a recap of Week 1 in the NFL!

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S04E36: Whereabouts of Yakuza and La Mulana

The new NFL season is upon us, but games come first! Mike has continued to tinker with his SNES Classic, but also found time for starting both Wreckfest and Risk of Rain 2, Ben is deep into Final Fantasy XIV’s Stormblood expansion, and Jake played all the way through Control.

In news, we have the announcement of the next Yakuza title, a surprise release of Risk of Rain 2 on consoles, La Mulana 1 & 2 coming to PS4 next year, Castle Crashers Remastered coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 this year, the next chapter of the Dark Pictures Anthology releasing in 2020, and an upcoming announcement of a new game in the Resident Evil franchise.

Our Bonus Round this week is previews and predictions of the NFL season!

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