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Episode 05 - Fallout 76 Impressions & More Game Awards Predictions
-- INTRO --
00:18 - Spacious Couch This Week
00:45 - Ash's Trash Talking
-- NEWS --
01:45 - Australian Game Awards Nominees Round-Up
57:10 - Super Smash Bros Ultimate Leaks Online
-- What We've Been Playing --
01:06:45 - Fallout 76 Impressions
01:24:12 - DOTA 2 Card Game 'Artifact' Impressions
01:33:24 - Nick's Red Dead Online Thoughts
-- MAIN TOPIC --
01:50:15 - The Game Awards Reveals & Trailers Predictions
-- OUTRO --
02:09:40 - Next Week Will Be Late Episode
02:11:00 - The Wrap-Up
02:12:00 - Ad Read
A whole lot more of Game Awards stuff from all directions of Earth this week as The Australian Game Awards have released their nominees' list and Dylan, Ash and Ciaran try and predict the announcements coming out of Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards.
Dylan and Ash have finally put some time in Fallout 76 and break down what they think of the very confusing and messy experience it is right now. Ciaran gives his thoughts on the latest digital card game, Artifact which is based on DOTA. And then Nick drops by the couch to tell Dylan about his time in Red Dead Online.
Also on the show:
Woody Jackson (The Disaster)
Our other gaming shows
Nintendo has shown their first Direct for the year of 2019 and with it came lots of announcements including, a remake of a Zelda game. Dylan, Ashley and Cherie discuss all the things shown in the Direct and what stood out the most to them.
Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to iOS, Android and the Nintendo Switch platforms. The news comes from Eurogamer who spotted the information on Microsoft’s own schedule for GDC 2019, which is taking place next month.
Nintendo offered fans of the upcoming Metroid 4 Prime a straight-cut piece of news via a video this week where they announced that the game will be restarted at Retro Studios. This, of course, pleased many as they are the studio behind the original Prime Trilogy. But should everyone react so fast to a simple developer name? Shouldn't people check more often the same people behind the company name are working in these teams? And also, is this transparency good for the industry?
Bungie has certainly found a wizard on their moon and with it decided to jump ship from Activision. Is this good news for Destiny fans in the long run? And how will Activision do with one-less big tent-pole franchise under their umbrella?
Dylan, Ciaran and Ashley each list their Top 10 Games of 2018 lists and explain each pick in this special episode of Arcade Couch, apart of our Best of 2018 content.
It’s time to get prepared for the year that is 2019. Dylan, Ashley, Ciaran and Cherie dive into a list of upcoming games in 2019 and go over which ones they're most excited about including everything from hardcore shooters, too cute and fun indie titles.
What were some of the biggest news stories of the year? Particularly, what were some of the biggest controversies in gaming? Using the list from WatchMojo Dylan goes over some of these stories with Ashley, Cherie and Ciaran before wrapping up a look back on 2018 by asking everyone what their 2018 gaming love was.
The Australian Game awards aired this past week around a lot of criticism and after their initial thoughts on the show, Dylan and Ashley go over the final show and its winners. Is the show receiving just criticism, or are people just being negative and should cut it some slack?