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The GALAR REGION - EPISODE 17
00:10 - Welcome
00:47 - On The Show This Week...
01:25 - THQ Does An AMA On 8Chan
17:15 - Overkill’s The Walking Dead Is Cancelled
—WHAT WE'VE BEEN PLAYING—
23:05 - Wargroove Impressions (Ash)
25:05 - Anthem Impressions (Dylan)
29:15 - Yoshi's Crafted World Demo Thoughts (Dylan)
31:40 - Ape Out Review (Dylan)
37:00 - Cherie Joins The Couch
37:30 - Detective Pikachu Trailer Thoughts
46:40 - Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield Reveal Impressions
58:15 - Gen 8 Starter Thoughts
01:05:15 - Overall Thoughts On The Pokemon Direct
01:10:55 - Pokemon Generation 8 Needs To Be Accessible
01:20:30 - Wrap-Up
Brand new Pokemon games are on their way in the form of Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield. Both were announced in a Pokemon Direct from Nintendo early Thursday morning and Dylan, Ashley and Cherie break down the new games and starter Pokemon.
Also on the show
Ape Out Review
Detective Pikachu Trailer
THQ Nordic Loses Their Minds
Overkill’s Walking Dead Cancelled
Anthem & Wargroove Impressions
Yoshi's Crafted World Demo
THQ Nordic facing serious backlash after 8chan AMA - GameDaily.biz
Overkill’s The Walking Dead Canceled For PS4, Xbox One, PC Version Support To Be Discontinued - IGN
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (Trailer 2) Review - Explosion Network
Pokemon Generation 8 Revealed As “Pokemon Sword” & “Pokemon Shield” - Explosion Network
Our other gaming shows
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?!
Apple Arcade has had its launch date revealed along with a bunch of different games and details, so Dylan goes over them with Ciaran and Ashley. Who's the most excited for this service? Probably the only person with an Apple device.
The September 2019 Nintendo Direct was too much to contain! So much reveals, release dates and information that Ashley and Dylan need to give it a bonus episode of Arcade Couch.