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Level 4.8 - 2020 Is Whoopin The Gaming Industry’s Ass!

March 13, 2020

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DISCLAIMER: Due to the increase in Coronavirus cases in the DMV area we're gonna refrain from including the DC Webfest add infront of the show until we have more info on its' status.

This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: DJ, Sean, Marcus & Doug talk about the FFVII Remake, The Last Of Us HBO series, Stadia's big new hire & a whole lotta Coronoavirus related news (this is our new reality)!

What We've Been Playing - Time code: 3:55

  • The whole squad (minus DJ) link up to get disrespectful on Overwatch; Sean attempts to square up with some giants in Shadow Of The Colossus; A random good samaritian saves DJ's life in Gundam Battle Operation 2; Marcus, Sean & DJ give us their impressions of the FFVII Remake Demo; Jordan joins us for some impromptu early impressions of The Division 2's recent DLC.  

Gaming News - Time code: 26:50

  • The quick hits: Sucker Punch finally drops the story reveal trailer for Ghost of Tsushima; Respawn trolled Apex dataminers with the Forge character fakeout; Yoshinori Kitase is prepared to keep remaking FFVII for the rest of his life; The Division 2 coming to Stadia this month with PC Crossplay; Nemesis won't be able to get into RE3 Remake safe rooms after all; A new Amnesia game is coming this fall; The Nintendo Playstation hybrid console/abomination was bought by the man who created; Amazon's New World MMO gets a gameplay trailer's not great; The Corona Corner: SXSW 2020 is cancelled, GDC is postponed indefinitely and multiple big studios are enacting work-from-home policies.
  • The heavy hitters: E3's fate gets even more bleak as its' creative director withdraws and the Coronavirus looms overhead (the conference has since been cancelled); Naughty Dog's Hollywood takeover commences as HBO greenlights The Last Of Us TV series & the Uncharted movie gains traction with Antonio Bandaras joining the cast; Google hires former Sony Santa Monica studio head to bolster its' women-led Cloud initiative; Riot Games attempts to bounce back with their own hero shooter, Valorant.

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