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Level 4.25 - The Fighting Game Community Is In Shambles

July 10, 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 (especially Marcus' channel this week). We still hope you enjoy the episode!

This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean & Marcus talk about NBA 2K21's asking price, Outriders, Ubisoft's new Battle Royale game, the toxic pro fighting game scene and more!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 3:19

  • Marcus gets clapped up by a boss in Persona 5 Royal and gets ranked in the new comp season of Overwatch; Sean gets his Apex reps in and practices being a warlord in Civ Revolutions 2; and DJ tries his hand at swimming in Animal Crossing's summer update.

Gaming News - Time code: 15:34

  • The quick hits: Ubisoft tries it's hand at battle royale with Hyper Scape; Amazon's "hero shooter", Crucible, gets sent back into closed beta status after a rough launch; A new leak basically confirms the Modern Warfare/Black Ops 3 crossover; Outriders reveals it's Pyromancer class and mission structure; Playstation finally gets around to suspending Facebook advertising; The Last Of Us Part 2 unseats Animal Crossing as the king of box sales in the UK; Horizon Zero Dawn officially coming to PC on August 7th.

  • The heavy hitters: 2K becomes the first company to break the longstanding 60$ ceiling with NBA 2K21's 70$ launch price; We discuss Evo's cancellation and the wave of sexual misconduct allegations coming out of the competitive fighting game community.

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