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Episode 07 - Epic Game Takeover
00:17 - Why Does Ash Cheer His Own Name?
02:00 - Sonic Movie Motion Poster Thoughts
09:30 - DOOM 25th Anniversary & Our DOOM Gaming Pasts
—WHAT WE'VE BEEN PLAYING—
19.00 - Cherie Is A Pokemon Go Addict
26:50 - Ash Has Dived Into The Breach
32:10 - Hades Preview From Dylan
45:33 - Is The Epic Games Store Going To Cause Real Challenge To Steam In 2019?
01:03:03 - Wrap-Up
01:04:17 - Ad Read
The Epic Game Store had a huge push at The Game Awards and with several publishers and developers now choosing to pull their games from Steam in favour of the Epic Store, it's time to wonder if 2019 could see a big shift in the PC gaming store-front.
Also on the show:
Into The Breach Thoughts
Pokemon Go Hooks Cherie
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?!