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Level 3.27 - Trump Joins Team Yell and Uses Video Games as a Scapegoat, as a New Bully Arrives in 2020

August 16, 2019

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This week on the Press X to Start podcast, Sean, Doug and DJ talk about Apex Legends, Borderlands 3, Bully 2 being announced, Pokemon Sword & Shield's new add-ons and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 02:05

  • Sean plays more Shenmue 2 to prep for disappo-*ahem* Shenmue 3, explores 8-bit caves in Spelunky and wrecks some fools on Apex Legends; DJ shockingly doesn't have a Dragon's Dogma story and instead talks about getting disrespected online by a child in Super Smash Bros Ultimate; Meanwhile Doug's finding ways to make new nerd friends on and offline while being knee-deep in lawyer work.

Gaming News - Time code: 13:10

  • The quick hits: Days Gone gets a bizarre new Crazy Taxi-like mode; Apex Legends let's you go solo for a limited time (Aug 13-Aug 27); Plans for Microsoft's attempt at a handheld console revealed; Ninja already has an assload of followers on Mixer (still won't play video games with women though), Take-Two addresses Borderlands 3 streamer leak investigation and drops a character trailer for their robot beastmaster, FL4K.
  • The heavy hitters: As if he hasn't done enough Trump announces plans to crackdown on violent video games in the wake of recent mass shootings; Video games find a surprising new defender in Hillary Clinton; Walmart removes displays of violent media in response to shootings; The long anticipated Bully sequel is finally dropping in 2020; NBA 2K20 to include every WNBA team (which is received exactly how you'd expect it to be); The ESA committed to better informing consumers of in-game purchases going forward; Academics discuss troubling finding from their studies on game monetization; Pokemon Sword & Shield drop a trailer that reveal new UK themed villains and evolution.

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