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Episode 04 - The All-Digital Future
00:28 - Why Nick Hasn't Been On The Show Yet
01:40 - Devil May Cry TV Series Is Coming
08:14 - AUD Pricing On Steam
17:35 - Kingdom Hearts 3 Has Gone Gold
24:15 - Is It The Last Kingdom Hearts?
29:18 - The Gamer's Choice Awards Are Something
--What We've Been Playing--
43:55 - Nick's Lost in Red Dead Redemption 2
50:00 - IL-2 update P-47 and BF-109 Kurfürst Love From Nick
53:25 - The Return of Obra Dinn Preview
57:42 - Storm Boy: The Game Review
01:03:00 - Pokemon Let's Go & Pokemon Go Integration Is Great
01:09:57 - Ciaran Returns To Destiny 2 On PC
01:13:40 - Microsoft Is Apparently Working On A Disc-Less Xbox One
01:15:35 - Is It Smart Move To Have A Disc-Less Console On The Market?
01:17:20 - Ciaran: Too Bad EB May Go Out Of Business, "it happens."
01:31:25 - The Wrap-Up
Microsoft is reportedly working on two new Xbox One models to release in 2019 and one of them would contain no disc-drive. With this news to kick off the discussion, Dylan, Ashley, Ciaran and Nick discuss the all-digital future; what it looks like and when it may be here.
Nick also explains his love for Red Dead Redemption 2 and how lost he's getting in the world and also explains The Return of Obra Dinn, which he has recently checked out. Dylan, having played a lot of Pokemon in the last week explains how he's got lost in that world and the crossover with Pokemon Go.
Also on the show:
The Gamer’s Choice Awards Are Kinda Bad.
Our other gaming shows
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?!