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SmashPad's flagship podcast, the Day 0 Update covers the latest news and events in the gaming industry, all backed by analysis and insight from a team of avid gamers and industry writers who combine for over 150 years of experience with the medium. The goal isn't simply to report the news, but to look beyond the headlines at the real stories that shape the gaming industry, and have a good deal of fun in the process.

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United States

Description:

SmashPad's flagship podcast, the Day 0 Update covers the latest news and events in the gaming industry, all backed by analysis and insight from a team of avid gamers and industry writers who combine for over 150 years of experience with the medium. The goal isn't simply to report the news, but to look beyond the headlines at the real stories that shape the gaming industry, and have a good deal of fun in the process.

Twitter:

@SmashPad

Language:

English


Episodes
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Day 0 Update #485 - Alice Annoys Everyone

7/9/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the latest Nintendo news, some new Ys and Trails games coming to the west, and all of the most shocking Capcom news of the week. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:06:20

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Day 0 Update #484 - DRDR & Friends

7/2/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about some new remasters, the mess Dr. Disrespect made for himself, and what games to look forward to from July through September. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:23:09

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Day 0 Update #483 - Mario & Luigi Are Now Brothers

6/24/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the sicko announcements of the Limited Run Games showcase, the bounty of announcements on the Nintendo Direct, and the pleasant surprise of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance's success. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:46:42

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Day 0 Update #482 - 2026 is Unnecessary

6/17/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about more impressions, demos, and announcements from Summer Game Fest, some more layoffs and studio shutdowns, and the exciting games coming from Yacht Club Games. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:35:00

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Day 0 Update #481 - Killer Beans and Metaphors

6/11/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the various showcases of Summer Game Fest, Avalanche Studios laying off a bunch of people, and Sony's PSVR2 adapter for PC. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:58:09

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Day 0 Update #480 - This Summer's Game Fest

6/3/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the PlayStation State of Play showcase, Sony's poorly edited interview with Neil Druckmann, and what to expect from Summer Game Fest. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:34:05

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Day 0 Update #479 - Volvy's Birthday

5/28/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the Steam ports of Kingdom Hearts games, Atari's acquisition of Intellivision, and Arrowhead Studios' new CEO. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:04:01

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Day 0 Update #478 - Yasuke Supremacy

5/21/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the quality of the Game Boy's launch lineup, the stupid ways that shitty people responded to Assassin's Creed Shadows' announcement, and the surprising new business strategy for Square Enix going forward. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:09:08

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Day 0 Update #477 - Xbox's Worst Week

5/14/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the return of the classic Marathon games, the unsurprising Helldivers 2 policy walk back, and Xbox's awful week of news. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:24:54

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Day 0 Update #476 - Another Bad Week in Games

5/7/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the shutdowns of Roll7 and Intercept Games, KeokeN Interactive's layoffs due to lack of funding, and the Helldivers 2 situation. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:21:55

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Day 0 Update #475 - SmashPad & Friends

5/1/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about Tales of Kenzera: ZAU, the surprising return of Infogrames, and Embracer Group's big split. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:19:08

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Day 0 Update #474 - The Secret Salami

4/23/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the good and bad Take-Two news, the upcoming Game Pass lineup, and the Nintendo Indie World Showcase. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:03:42

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Day 0 Update #473 - The Possibility Space is Dead

4/17/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about Star Wars Outlaws, the weird shutdown of Possibility Space, and the Triple-I Initiative showcase of some cool indie games. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:06:56

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Day 0 Update #472 - Life is Strange and Toxic

4/9/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about new life of Bloodborne Kart, the Head of Roblox's admittance to child labor, and the awful toxic culture behind the Life is Strange games . All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:00:56:06

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Day 0 Update #471 - Unembracerlands

4/4/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about some layoffs and studios leaving their former publishers, Game Informer's standalone subscription, and some games to keep an eye on this spring. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:24:30

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Day 0 Update #470 - The Return of Matthew Perry

3/27/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the new Marvel game, how Rockstar's dumb return to office mandate is annoying their devs, and the latest dumb move by Jim Spanfeller to change Kotaku. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:14:18

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Day 0 Update #469 - Unembracer Group

3/20/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about some new releases, a CEO for a game company experiencing actual consequences, and how many developers are escaping Embracer Group with Saber Interactive. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:07:42

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Day 0 Update #468 - It's Back and Dumber Than Ever

3/12/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about the effect Akira Toriyama's work has had on the games industry, the various MAR10 Day announcements, and how GamerGate has returned in a much dumber form for Round 2. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:49:46

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Day 0 Update #467 - Leave Corporations While You Can

3/5/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Nintendo's big lawsuit against the devs of Yuzu, and the many bad layoff stories of this week. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:28:13

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Day 0 Update #466 - Microsoft's Coming Out Party

2/27/2024
In this episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about Microsoft's PlayStation & Nintendo lineup details, how the Elden Ring DLC will work, and the many announcements in the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase. All this and more, up next! Full show notes can be found ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Duration:01:23:49