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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
The Nintendo Switch Lite's announcement had the internet split. Some thought it was ridiculous, and others didn't care — there didn't seem to be a middle. But Dylan, Cherie and Ashley discuss WHO exactly they think the target audience for the Switch Lite could be. Is it kids? 3DS owners? Switch owners? All of the above? Feel free to let us know what you think.
We're making out Pokemon so big in the next Pokemon games that we're turning whipped cream into a cake! Dylan, Ash and Cherie are here to discuss all the whipped up details from the latest Pokemon Sword & Shield trailer.
With half the year gone, it's time talk about what's coming up for the rest of the year. Do think the big stuff is already out? You'd be dead wrong.
You may have seen the words 'Auto Chess' or 'Auto Battler' around lately and for good reasons, they're taking over Twitch, and soon, the world! Well, maybe not the latter, but this new genre is certainly taking over Twitch, but WTF is it? Dylan and Ash explain and discuss.
We got to see a lot of games at this year’s E3 but there were a bunch of games that notable absent from the festivities. Ashley and Ciaran look over those games and discuss why they weren’t there and when we will see them next.
Also on the show:
EA comes up with a creative defense for lootboxes
Pokemon Sword and Shield will be incomplete for many
Ciaran gives his thought’s on E3 and accepts his poor predictions performance
E3 2019: it's been a time. Join Dylan, Ashley and Cherie as they wrap-up the show this year. They go over the prediction results, rank the conferences and give their top 5 games of the show.
A bonus episode of Arcade Couch wraps up the Nintendo Direct straight after the live stream. Join Dylan and Ashley as they discuss all the big announcements of the show.
A bonus episode of Arcade Couch wraps up the Square Enix conference straight after the live stream. Join Dylan and Ashley as they discuss all the big announcements of the show.