Arcade Couch is the Explosion Network’s premiere video games podcast featuring discussions on the latest releases, tech, industry news and more, available every Saturday at 6 AM AEST
Episode 02 - A Strong Blizzard
00:25 - What Is Arcade Couch?
02:35 - TrustedReviews Bullied By Take Two?
11:18 - Australian Gaming Awards Announced
21:30 - Drew Agnew Drops By To Help Prepare You For Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee
37:20 - League of Legends World Cup Results
43:05 - Overwatch World Cup Results
47:15 - Red Dead Redemption 2 Better Than RDR?
58:42 - Deltarune Drops Out Of Nowhere
01:09:00 - Indie Horror Game Infliction Review
01:12:20 - Occult Review of Call of Cthulhu
01:13:35 - Owls & Vowels Is Fun Learning With A Cute Owl
01:16:25 - Diablo: Immortal Announced To Vitrol & Hate From Fans
01:51:48 - Wrap-Up
Blizzard has received massive backlash to announcing Diablo: Immortal, a mobile Diablo game at Blizzcon this past week. Dylan, Ash & Ciaran discuss the outrage that has ensued and what that represents for gaming culture. They also ponder if it was Blizzards smartest decision to announce a mobile game at Blizzcon in the first place.
Drew Agnew from The House of Mario stops by the couch to discuss the upcoming release of Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee. He gives the low-down on how the game plays and what kind of audience should be excited.
Also on the show:
- TrustedReviews Forced To Donate $1.8 Million
- Australian Game Reviews Announced
- League Of Legends & Overwatch World Cups
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Deltarune Is Dropped
- Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game
- Indie Horror Game, Infliction
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Blizzcon 2019 came and went last week with some semi-exciting announcements for Diablo 4 & Overwatch 2, but more importantly, was how Blizzard would present themselves to the public amidst the backlash from banning a Hearthstone player weeks before.
EA has rolled out a bunch of news to discuss this week including its return to Steam, but the most intriguing nugget was that they have a big remake coming before March 2021, so Dylan and Ashley discuss what they think that could be.
Bethesda has revealed a subscription service for Fallout 76 called Fallout 1st and it's a doozy. Dylan and Ashley discuss why Bethesda would be offering such an odd subscription for Fallout players.
Live from the Audio-Technica booth at PAX Australia 2019, Dylan, Ashley and Cherie discuss their favourite games of the show and how much the show seems to have slowed down ahead of next-gen.
Blizzards have managed to step in it ahead of BlizzCon this year after banning a Hearthstone player for declaring support of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Dylan and Ashley discuss what Blizzard can do to fix the situation if Blizzard is in their right to ban the player and what potential outcome we could have.
As Twitchcon was on last week Dylan began thinking about the growing popularity of the Content Creator and Twitch Celebrity and the relationship they have with their fanbase.
After over a year of radio silence, Naughty Dog headlined the latest State of Play with a fresh look at The Last of Us Part II and announced a release date for Early next. Hear Ashley and Ciaran go over everything in the State of Play and question why Xbox scheduled an Inside Xbox on the same day.
Also on the show:
Google make their Play to compete with Apple Arcade
Australian games set to be preserved
Game companies set to do their part for the environment
Through carnage and loot, Ash and Ciaran discuss what their time has been like so far in the wasteland and beyond in Borderlands 3. Is it living up to the hype?!