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Episode 03 - The Game Awards 2018 Predictions
01:00 - Why Does Ash Say That?
03:10 - Paperbark Is Coming To Steam
06:50 - Hajime Tabata Leave Square Enix
16:00 - X018 News Round-Up & Impressions Of X018
19:50 - Crackdown 3 Launches On February 15th
22:05 - Winnie The Pooh In KH3
24:50 - Microsoft Acquire Obsidian and inXile
31:30 - Xbox Announces 16+ Game Pass Games
38:10 - Void Bastards
40:15 - Just Cause 4 Adds Storms
44:30 - Forza 4 Horizon Expansion Added
47:15 - Sea of Thieves Adds The Area Multiplayer Mode
49:15 - State of Decay 2 Zedhuner Pack
50:15 - Devil May Cry 5 Trailer
52:45 - Tomb Raider 'The Force' DLC Trailer
53:35 - #GiveWithXbox
54:30 - Summer/Winter of Arcade Returns
57:20 - Pokemon Detective Pikachu Trailer Impressions
01:05:30 - Pokemon Let's Go Impressions
01:23:30 - Spyro Reignited Trilogy Impressions
01:28:15 - Shadow of The Tomb Raider Review
01:30:55 - Celeste Impressions From Ash
01:34:45 - Tetris Effect Is Fantastic
01:36:45 - The Game Awards 2018 Thoughts
01:38:15 - The Game Awards 2018 Predictions
02:23:50 - The Wrap-Up
The Game Awards are returning for another year and it wouldn't be an awards season without the Explosion Network trying to predict the winners. So Dylan, Ash, Cherie and Ciaran all put their bettin' hats on as they try to guess who will win each and every category from this year's upcoming awards.
Several big games dropped this week as well and Dylan and Cherie have played two of them -- Spyro Reignited Trilogy & Pokemon Let's Go. Hear how the remake of the purple dragon came along and how Pokemon is treating a returning player as well as a new one,
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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?!