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Episode 09 - 2018: The Year That Was
00:15 - The Merry Cast
01:50 - What'd We Get For Christmas? Or Buy On Sales?
25:45 - Let's Talk About 2018, The Year That Has Been
27:25 - Dylan Fails To Get Everyone Pumped
30:00 - Let's Read WatchMojo's 'Biggest Gaming Controversies Of 2018'
30:31 - Quantic Dream's Toxic Workplace
32:24 - Woman In Battlefield V
34:40 - World Health Gaming Organization Makes Gaming Addiction
45:00 - Rockstar Overtime
47:05 - PUBG Co Sues Epic Games
49:50 - Active Shooter Game
52:42 - Filip Miucin Plagiarism
58:55 - Riot Games Workplace Sexism
01:02:50 - Telltale Games Closes
01:09:35 - Trump Attacks Video Games
01:12:00 - Our Personal Biggest News Stories Of The Year
01:25:00 - Our Gaming Loves Of 2018
01:38:20 - Wrap-Up
01:39:24 - Ad Read
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.
Also on the show:
Our Christmas Hauls
Our other gaming shows
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Borderlands 3's gameplay reveal event offered up our first look at the new gameplay elements for the franchise, but also opened up a crazy tweet-storm from Randy Pitchford. Dylan and Ashley discuss both, the game and Randy Pitchford tweets, in fine detail.
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The console that will most likely be known as the PlayStation 5 has been announced (kinda), but what does this mean for Microsoft who was expected to make the first move into next-gen?
Respawn Entertainment has revealed their Star Wars game at Star Wars Celebration 2019 and Dylan and Ashley are excited to break down all the details and trailer.
Jason Schreier's BioWare piece and behind the scenes story of Anthem's development sparks a lot of questions, but so does Bioware's attitude in response to the question. Dylan, Ashley and Cherie discuss the article and the response from Bioware towards journalists and particularly, Schreier.
Apple has announced its video game streaming service titled 'Apple Arcade.' The service will apparently bring 100+ games with a bunch of exclusives to iOS devices. Dylan discusses the news with Cherie and Ashley, two Android users, before bringing in Apple expert, Simon Blackburn of the Apple Slice podcast to break down the finer details of the show.