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We're three gamers that love talking about games! Join us weekly for coverage and opinions on the world of gaming, spanning everything from Xbox to Playstation to Nintendo!

We're three gamers that love talking about games! Join us weekly for coverage and opinions on the world of gaming, spanning everything from Xbox to Playstation to Nintendo!
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We're three gamers that love talking about games! Join us weekly for coverage and opinions on the world of gaming, spanning everything from Xbox to Playstation to Nintendo!

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English


Episodes

Episode 128 - Microsoft Might Acquire Obsidian, Project xCloud Announced and Name Changes on PSN

10/13/2018
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This week, we discuss the rumor that Microsoft is about to acquire Obsidian Entertainment. Does this move fill major gaps in Xbox's portfolio? We discuss our favorite Obsidian games and what the developer could bring to the Xbox family. Also, Microsoft announced that the beta for Project xCloud will begin sometime in 2019. What should we expect from the streaming service? Will streaming be the direction video game consoles go in the future? In other news, Sony announced that they are...

Duration:01:14:08

Episode 127 - Forza Horizon 4 Impressions and a Team Bans Fortnite

10/6/2018
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This week, we start off by giving our early impressions on the newly released Forza Horizon 4 - does it live up to our hopes and expectations? We discuss what we've played so far, along with some of our favorite features in the game. In news, the author of The Witcher is demanding $16 million from CD Projekt Red. We talk about whether the studio should pay the author more than he originally received for the rights to the franchise. A professional sports team has banned Fortnite and gaming...

Duration:01:17:38

Episode 126 - Sony Reverses on Cross Play and Xbox Announces Mouse and Keyboard Support

9/29/2018
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This week, we start off with a major announcement regarding our holiday giveaways for 2018 - including the biggest giveaway we've ever had! The contest starts next week so be sure to listen to the intro for all the details! Sony finally reversed its policy on cross play for the PS4, and we discuss how much of a factor Fortnite was in this decision. Did Sony do this because they wanted to, or did they finally give in to pressure from fans and the PR machine? Which other games would we like...

Duration:01:27:11

Episode 125 - Spider-Man PS4 Review

9/27/2018
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Join us as we discuss Spider-Man on PS4!

Duration:00:42:29

Episode 124 - The Future of Telltale and the PlayStation Classic is Announced

9/23/2018
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This week, we discuss the newly announced PlayStation Classic console - is it something we wanted? We discuss the games we know are on it, as well as the price point. Also, how much are they capitalizing off of Nintendo's success with classic consoles in both opportunity and name? In other news, Telltale announced a massive change in their business structure and strategy - we talk about what might have led to this as well as what kind of safety net should be in place for developers in the...

Duration:01:23:59

Episode 123 - Fall Games Preview

9/19/2018
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Join us as we discuss our most highly anticipated games from this year's holiday release window!

Duration:00:47:59

Episode 122 - Nintendo Direct Reactions and Xbox's Release Strategy

9/16/2018
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This week, we break down the latest Nintendo direct, including the announcements of Luigi's Mansion 3, City Skylines and Civilization VI, and a lot of Final Fantasy games coming to the Switch. We also give our thoughts on some of the latest releases, including Spider-Man and NHL 19. In addition, Alan Wake is getting a live action TV show, and we talk about when you can play the FIFA 19 demo. Finally, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg had some interesting thoughts on Xbox's release strategy for...

Duration:01:44:59

Episode 121 - Early Thoughts on Spider-Man and Battlefield V

9/8/2018
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The highly anticipated Spider-Man game released on PlayStation 4 this week - does it live up to the hype? We've gotten a chance to play some of it, and we discuss whether Insomniac delivered another fun experience with their newest release. The Battlefield V beta is also live, and we've all had a chance to play it. We discuss the maps, graphics, and general fun factor in DICE's newest military shooter. In news, Anthem announced a date for its Demo. Are we excited to play Bioware's new AAA...

Duration:01:53:57

Episode 120 - Cyberpunk 2077 Demo and Battlefield V Delayed

9/1/2018
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This week, we discuss the Cyberpunk 2077 game play demo that was released to the public - what are we most excited for in the game and does the demo live up to the hype around it coming out of E3? We also share what features impressed us most, and discuss why CD Project Red was right to not show the demo to fans until now. Battlefield V got delayed this week until November 20, and EA says it's so the game can be polished. We discuss whether the real reason is to get away from Call of Duty...

Duration:01:25:19

Episode 119 - Would Xbox All Access Be a Good Deal For Gamers?

8/27/2018
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This week, we discuss the rumored Xbox All Access program, which would give players an Xbox One S or X, Xbox Live Gold, and Game Pass for a monthly fee. Is this pricing model the way of the future, and who is it aimed at? Ultimately, is it a good deal for gamers? Assassin's Creed Odyssey's map is 67% larger than the map in Origins, and Odyssey will be the last Assassin's Creed game we see until at least 2020. Battlefield V has contingency plans for the rumored low pre-order sales to keep...

Duration:01:52:40

Episode 118 - Madden 19 Review

8/23/2018
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Join us as we discuss Madden 19, in stores now!

Duration:01:15:51

Episode 117 - How Griefing Will Be Minimized in Fallout 76

8/18/2018
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This week, there's more developments in the plagiarism scandal, and we get into a further discussion about that and what it means for the individual going forward, as well as close the door on the discussion on our end. In other gaming news, Bethesda has given more details about how they will combat griefing in the upcoming Fallout 76 game, and we detail those things in this episode. Do we think that it will truly eliminate griefing, or will players just get more creative when trying to...

Duration:01:02:54

Episode 116 - Red Dead 2 Gameplay and Plagiarism Running Wild!

8/12/2018
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This week, we discuss the recently released Red Dead Redemption 2 game play trailer - is it everything we hoped it would be? Also, we discuss what features we most want to see in the highly anticipated game, as well as our hopes for multiplayer in Red Dead 2. Discord is launching an in-app game store, and they promise to be a mom and pop style store that features indie games. We discuss that, as well as our thoughts on the announcements for the Fallout 76 beta made this week by Bethesda....

Duration:01:31:53

Episode 115 - Special Episode: Blood, Sweat, and Pixels Discussion

8/8/2018
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We pause from our normal show format to discuss the book Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier from Kotaku. It's a great book that dives into the stories of game development from various games, and we wanted to take some time to talk about it!

Duration:00:52:15

Episode 114 - Should More Games Be on Early Access?

8/5/2018
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This week, we discuss the Early Access program on Xbox as We Happy Few prepares for the launch of its full game on the 10th. When is Early Access a good idea for a game, and should players be OK with essentially being game testers? We also discuss this in the context of games like Sea of Thieves, DayZ, and more. A FIFA player discovered that he spent over $14K on Ultimate Team over the course of two years - what are our thoughts on the mode in sports games, and is it the same as...

Duration:01:01:05

Episode 113 - Xbox Could Be Offering a Streaming Only Console

7/28/2018
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This week we learned that Microsoft is rumored to be offering a streaming only console alongside the standard Xbox when Project Scarlett arrives next generation. Do we think a streaming console will be successful, and how many of us would buy it? On top of that, what should the price be for a streaming only box? Also, Microsoft is doing something amazing with the shipping packaging for people who order the adaptive controller, and we discuss this as part of Microsoft's commitment to...

Duration:01:35:32

Episode 112 - Battlefield and COD Betas, Plus New Xbox Hardware Coming Soon

7/22/2018
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Microsoft has teased a new hardware announcement for Gamescom next month, and we discuss what we think it could be. If it is actually a new elite controller, will we be getting it? Also, Battlefield V and Call of Duty announced their beta dates - we talk about which we'll be playing, and if the direction that Battlefield seems to be headed is something we all want. In other news, Microsoft announced that they will not accept any more delays for Crackdown 3 - does this make us concerned...

Duration:01:11:21

Episode 111 - Scott Drader Interview and Nintendo's Indie Commitment

7/15/2018
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This week, the Gaming Hub team is joined by Scott Drader, co-founder of Metalhead Software, to talk about Super Mega Baseball 2 and game development in general. We discuss the Super Mega Baseball series and why we love it, as well as get Scott's insight to why certain decisions were made about the game. Additionally, he talks about what it's like to be an independent game developer and they challenges he and his team face when developing a game. Nintendo recently announced in their...

Duration:01:03:08

Episode 110 - Community Play Announcements and Fan Mail

7/7/2018
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This week, we take a little different approach to the show for one week only. With there not being a whole lot in the way of meaningful news items in the world of console gaming, we instead focus on the community events we have planned over the next few months. From announcements of tournaments to community plays, we detail everything we have planned from July into early 2019! We also talk the new releases about to hit stores in the coming week, as well as what you can play for free with...

Duration:01:03:16

Episode 109 - A New Halo TV Series and Sony's Response to the Cross Play Controversy

7/2/2018
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This week, we dive into Sony's response to the cross-play controversy as we discuss the statement put forth by PlayStation regarding it. Are they serious about looking at a way to bring cross-play to the PlayStation, or are they just buying time? We also discuss whether we really care about cross-play on consoles, and if cross-play is really something companies should feel obligated to provide. Compared to locking the Epic account for PS4 Fortnite players, is cross-play really that big of a...

Duration:01:18:34