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Level 4.11 - E-Sports Are The Only Sports Now!

April 3, 2020

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DISCLAIMER: Due to us recording this episode from our respective bunkers, the audio quality is a little rough around the edges. We still hope you enjoy the episode!

This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean, Doug & Marcus talk about: Nintendo's mini-Direct, Gamestop's attempt to stay open in spite of the lockdown; NASCAR getting into E-sports and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 02:33

  • DJ discovers Animal Crossing's amazing aquarium and suits up for Gundam's shocking new single player update, while Sean tries and fails to surprise him by jumping into the game; Doug uses his quarantine time checking out Detroit Become Human & Red Dead Redemption via PS Now; Marcus joins the gang in Overwatch, Apex & CoD only to get washed in all three.

Gaming News - Time code: 29:00

  • The quick hits: PS3 Players (yes they still exist) to get cut off from PS4 friends soon as Sony gears up for next gen; Konami says all recent Silent Hill rumors are big ole lies; Sega to drop special content for their 60th Anniversary; The hacker that stole the Xbox Series X graphics source code demands 100 mil; Ryan Reynolds in talks to adapt cult classic Dragon's Lair for Netflix; Games for Gold & Playstation Plus free games for April; Nintendo stealthily brings a buttload of big ports to the Switch; Horror FPS "Quantum Error" announced for PS4 & PS5.

  • The heavy hitters: Despite the nationwide lockdown, Gamestop insists that there will be no next gen console delays and tells their employees to "cover their hands and get their asses back to work"; Sony predicts that the Coronavirus disruptions will effect their profit; Microsoft seems confident that they'll still be able to make the Series X despite virus concerns; Square Enix explains their decision to split the FFVII Remake into multiple games; Drivers from NASCAR and several other racing companies are going to be racing each other virtually on TV, because E-sports are the only sports now.

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