• Should We Have Any Trust in Xbox? Are Xbox Game Pass Days Numbered

    13 MAY. 2024 · This week in gaming showcased a bombshell announcement from one of the big pillars of the industry. Microsoft and Xbox announced the closure of three Bethesda studios and the consolidation of another one. Arkane Austin, Alpha Dog, Tango Gameworks, and Roundhouse are all gone. Although some of the employees will be put into other places or studios, many of these wonderful developers are now out of work. At what point do figureheads start to carry the blame for all of these bad decisions? How does anyone have any trust at all in Xbox moving forward? Should Xbox just rip off the Band-Aid and change lanes with Xbox Game Pass? Is this all beyond Phil Spencer, Sarah Bond, and Matt Booty? How much blame does the Activision-Blizzard-King purchase carry on this as well? Should other Xbox studios be on notice now too? Sean and Marc try to parse through all of this stuff and the terrible interview by Sarah Bond with Bloomberg as well. Thankfully, there are some positive things from this week, namely Nintendo dropping a lot of future news about the Switch 2, a June Nintendo Direct, game sales, and other things. Marc talks about games he's been playing and more! You can also watch this episode in video form on the W2M Network Youtube Channel, please give us a like, comment on the episode, and give the channel a subscribe and follow as well: https://youtube.com/live/E0Psy6EvgEw Timestamps: 00:01:00: START 00:02:50: Housekeeping ---------- BIG TOPIC ---------- 00:04:25: Xbox Shutters Four Bethesda Studios, is there any trust in Xbox at all? ----------- What's in the News -------- 00:56:15: Vicarious Visions was working on a 3D Donkey Kong game for Nintendo Switch 00:58:00: Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Announced 01:03:30: Nintendo's President Finally Reveals Switch 2 Announcement Period and that the Switch 2 is a "Next Edition of the Switch" 01:08:20: PlayStation reverses course on Helldivers 2 PSN Account Linking 01:12:20: Atlus Considering Release Persona 5: Phantom X Mobile Game in more regions 01:13:55: There could be an Elden Ring 2, but probably not more Elden Ring Expansions or DLC 01:16:40: Newzoo Market Report on Top 10 Games of Q1 --------- Games We Are Playing --------- 01:19:15: Marc has finished Stellar Blade and talks some Knuckles TV Show ------------- The End ---------- 01:24:25: What's coming out this week! - If you prefer podcasts: Listen and give us a review on these platforms... - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/video-games-2-the-max/id886092740 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wjd0u3xO7TdAm4gKRM44L Amazon: https://www.audible.com/pd/Video-Games-2-the-MAX-Podcast/B08JJPTZTW Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/video-games-2-the-max-181386 Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/?podId=2465904 IHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-video-games-2-the-m-28438312/ - Check out other W2M Network Shows - Latest Otalku Cafe Episode (Anime): https://youtube.com/live/kJ6PyJI8_G8 Radulich in Broadcasting's Knuckles TV Show Review: https://youtube.com/live/RpMbqcBA3J4 Radulich in Broadcasting's Shogun Miniseries Review: https://youtube.com/live/sq-OFnFFN84 Radulich in Broadcasting's Fall Guy Review: https://youtube.com/live/jSwoIG2OkqM - Follow on X (Twitter): - Sean on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/W2MSean Marc on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/HumanityPlague W2M Network on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/w2mnetwork - Other Social Media - Follow us on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@w2mnetwork2 Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/aydMgvUN9d Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/w2mnetwork Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2mnetwork/ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W2MNetwork
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  • More on Stellar Blade, Square-Enix's Massive Loss # 396

    7 MAY. 2024 · This week saw a quieter period for gaming with everyone still catching up on the deluge of games released in the last few weeks and also some showcases highlighting upcoming games too. Marc has now been playing Stellar Blade and makes up for Sean not getting to make any progress in the game this week. With Marc having more familiarity with the Souls genre how does his opinion differ from Sean's last week? Is Stellar Blade a hit for him too? Also, Square-Enix announced a massive loss due to content abandonment losses totaling $141 Million. What does this mean for the company? And what could be the canceled projects? Should Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest fans be worried? Plus, 7-Eleven and Tetris, the ID @ Xbox showcase, shocking studio closures at Take-Two Interactive, and much more! You can also watch this episode in video form on the W2M Network Youtube Channel, please give us a like, comment on the episode, and give the channel a subscribe and follow as well: https://youtube.com/live/J-_im_s7syc - If you prefer podcasts: Listen and give us a review on these platforms... - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/video-games-2-the-max/id886092740 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wjd0u3xO7TdAm4gKRM44L Amazon: https://www.audible.com/pd/Video-Games-2-the-MAX-Podcast/B08JJPTZTW Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/video-games-2-the-max-181386 Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/?podId=2465904 IHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-video-games-2-the-m-28438312/ - Check out other W2M Network Shows - Latest Otalku Cafe Episode (Anime): https://youtube.com/live/fQpGhFQ60oY Radulich in Broadcasting's Fallout TV Show Review: https://youtube.com/live/ijdHn6ocsmw Radulich in Broadcasting's The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) Review: https://youtube.com/live/R_58lVF4t94 - Follow on X (Twitter): - Sean on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/W2MSean Marc on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/HumanityPlague W2M Network on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/w2mnetwork - Other Social Media - Follow us on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@w2mnetwork2 Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/aydMgvUN9d Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/w2mnetwork Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2mnetwork/ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W2MNetwork
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  • Stellar Blade, No Rest For the Wicked & No Blizzcon in 2024 # 395

    30 ABR. 2024 · Gaming season has arrived at the end of April and the guys have some games to talk about on this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX. Sean's been playing Stellar Blade Another Crab's Treasure, and Tales of Kenzera Zau, and Marc's been playing No Rest For the Wicked. Quite a bit of Souls on this show. Also, Blizzard announced they will not have Blizzcon in 2024. Is this really a big deal? Or does it say something about not having really anything major to showcase? Plus, Embracer Group spits into three, Xbox financial figures cause a meltdown, some info on potential Switch 2 joycons, and more games are being delisted. You can also watch this episode in video form on the W2M Network Youtube Channel, please give us a like, comment on the episode, and give the channel a subscribe and follow as well: https://youtube.com/live/fNzswJNd_fg - If you prefer podcasts: Listen and give us a review on these platforms... - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/video-games-2-the-max/id886092740 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wjd0u3xO7TdAm4gKRM44L Amazon: https://www.audible.com/pd/Video-Games-2-the-MAX-Podcast/B08JJPTZTW Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/video-games-2-the-max-181386 Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/?podId=2465904 IHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-video-games-2-the-m-28438312/ - Check out other W2M Network Shows - Latest Otalku Cafe Episode (Anime): https://youtube.com/live/GY_-00ErRo0 Radulich in Broadcasting's Fallout on Amazon Prime Review: https://youtube.com/live/ijdHn6ocsmw Radulich in Broadcasting's Abigail Review: https://youtube.com/live/6Q5wRLIxMVE - Follow on X (Twitter): - Sean on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/W2MSean Marc on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/HumanityPlague W2M Network on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/w2mnetwork - Other Social Media - Follow us on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@w2mnetwork2 Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/aydMgvUN9d Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/w2mnetwork Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2mnetwork/ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W2MNetwork
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  • Final Fantasy XVI Rising Tide Impressions, Nintendo Indie World Faves # 394

    23 ABR. 2024 · As we await the big game releases of next week, there are a few minor ones that have already made their way out to PC and Consoles. Sean's played Stop Motion narrative wonder Harold Halibut and the Final Fantasy XVI Rising Tide DLC. Does the Rising Tide serve as a seemingly fitting finale to FF16's content? Is Harold Halibut another indie darling that everyone should play? There's quite a bit of video game adjacent and actual video game news to discuss, with Nintendo providing a brand new Indie World and Sean has a few favorites to be excited about. The Witcher series gets a final Season 5, Sonic 3's Shadow has its voice actor, Mike Ybarra wonders if we should be able to tip AAA game developers, and are Final Fantasy VII Rebirth sales being overblown? Plus, Sean and Marc discuss more on the Fallout TV Show now that Sean has finished it. PC versions of PlayStation games will soon get trophies, Marc's been playing OuterWorlds and a lot more on this edition of Video Games 2 the MAX. You can also watch this episode in video form on the W2M Network Youtube Channel, please give us a like, comment on the episode, and give the channel a subscribe and follow as well: https://youtube.com/live/tlQ6UQpDoNA - If you prefer podcasts: Listen and give us a review on these platforms... - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/video-games-2-the-max/id886092740 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wjd0u3xO7TdAm4gKRM44L Amazon: https://www.audible.com/pd/Video-Games-2-the-MAX-Podcast/B08JJPTZTW Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/video-games-2-the-max-181386 Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/?podId=2465904 IHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-video-games-2-the-m-28438312/ - Check out other W2M Network Shows - Latest Otalku Cafe Episode (Anime): https://youtube.com/live/LvjQ4d1pa2M Radulich in Broadcasting's Civil War Review: https://youtube.com/live/nujrqpE3hbc Radulich in Broadcasting's Godzilla x Kong: New Empire Review: https://youtube.com/live/1GCVPArdyso - Follow on X (Twitter): - Sean on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/W2MSean Marc on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/HumanityPlague W2M Network on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/w2mnetwork - Other Social Media - Follow us on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@w2mnetwork2 Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/aydMgvUN9d Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/w2mnetwork Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2mnetwork/ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W2MNetwork
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  • Fallout TV Series Impressions, Dead Space 2 Remake Shelved # 393

    17 ABR. 2024 · * Apologies for the audio version coming out a little later than usual. Sean had some family matters to attend to. * This week saw the premiere of the Fallout TV Series on Amazon Prime and Marc has binged through it all, while Sean has watched the first few episodes. So the duo discusses their impressions of the series that's already received the greenlight for a second season. Also, this was a week of announcements, trailers, and lost possibilities. As the Star Wars Outlaws Story trailer released to much aplomb and wonder, but does it have the guys excited about what's to come when it releases on August 30? The Triple iii Showcase also took place and both of us have some favorite games coming out of it. Then, there's the whole debacle with EA and if there was going to be a Dead Space 2 Remake or even a new Dead Space game. EA has put an end to that not happening. Is it the best move? Plus, could we see less big-budget $70 games? EA Play goes up in price and more! You can also watch this episode in video form on the W2M Network Youtube Channel, please give us a like, comment on the episode, and give the channel a subscribe and follow as well: https://youtube.com/live/1qNIFssIyBE - If you prefer podcasts: Listen and give us a review on these platforms... - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/video-games-2-the-max/id886092740 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wjd0u3xO7TdAm4gKRM44L Amazon: https://www.audible.com/pd/Video-Games-2-the-MAX-Podcast/B08JJPTZTW Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/video-games-2-the-max-181386 Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/?podId=2465904 IHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-video-games-2-the-m-28438312/ - Check out other W2M Network Shows - Latest Otalku Cafe Episode (Anime): https://youtube.com/live/nH1si2vUYX8 Radulich in Broadcasting's Late Night With the Devil : https://youtube.com/live/U5OFXV60Wbc Radulich in Broadcasting's Godzilla x Kong: New Empire Review: https://youtube.com/live/1GCVPArdyso - Follow on X (Twitter): - Sean on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/W2MSean Marc on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/HumanityPlague W2M Network on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/w2mnetwork - Other Social Media - Follow us on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@w2mnetwork2 Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/aydMgvUN9d Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/w2mnetwork Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2mnetwork/ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W2MNetwork
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  • Stellar Blade Impressions & Saga Emerald Beyond Impressions # 392

    9 ABR. 2024 · We are now fully into April and as we wait for the big games coming at the end of the month, there are some demos out for some of them. So, Sean has some Stellar Blade Impressions to share on this episode. Along with that, he's also played two versions of the Saga: Emerald Beyond. As well as a beloved game that was released bout a month ago in Unicorn Overlord impressions too. Marc is also just enjoying more Granblue Fantasy Relink. Some details have dropped on potential games for the June Xbox Showcase including a long-awaited Gears 6 reveal. Likewise, rumors abound that much like last year, Sony may opt to get ahead of the Summer Games Fest brouhaha and have a showcase in May. Xbox is also in the news for some others including making a games preservation team and Hellblade 2 being locked at 30 FPS. Plus, according to an annual report from Newzoo most gamers are playing old games or recurring annual franchises. Does this say anything about the state of gaming? And does this paint a grim picture for how many new players are available for recent Live-Service games? The controversial Tekken 8 Fighter Pass, the status of the Knights of the Old Republic Remake, and more! You can also watch this episode in video form on the W2M Network Youtube Channel, please give us a like, comment on the episode, and give the channel a subscribe and follow as well: https://youtube.com/live/3xHjN6GNOMA The Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Spoilercast: https://youtube.com/live/CtmUkGAtNt4 Timestamps: 00:01:00: START 00:02:15: Housekeeping & Intro ------------- Games We Played ---------- 00:06:50: Stellar Blade Demo (Sean) 00:12:35: Saga Emerald Beyond Demo (PS5 & Switch) (Sean) 00:19:20: Unicorn Overlord Demo (Sean) ----------- What's in the News ----------- 00:22:15: Hellblade 2 will be locked to 30 FPS 00:26:25: Ninja Theory (Hellblade 2 Developer) Co-Founder Antoniades Left the Studio 00:28:00: Xbox has a Game Preservation Team, a possible Gears 6 reveal and Talking more about the state of Xbox 00:47:40: Potential announcements at May 2024 PlayStation Showcase 00:50:10: Newzoo's report of gaming habits in 2023 and Most Played Games 00:55:35: Multiversus Returning and What will Nintendo do with the next Smash Bros game 00:58:55: Tekken 8 Adds Fighter Pass and could they also add 3 vs. 3 Mode too? 01:05:40: Dragon Quest XII in Trouble? Square-Enix reassigns Top Producer 01:10:00: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's Platinum issue will be patched soon 01:11:40: Could Square-Enix surprise us with DLC for FFVII Rebirth that isn't just Queen's Blood? 01:16:50: Knights of the Republic Remake is alive and well according to Sabre Interactive 01:19:40: Ubisoft and Relic Entertainment both have layoffs, The Crew 1 going to be delisted 01:26:05: Roku has patented a way to sell adds that can read what's connected to your HDMi is sitting idle 01:31:30: Apple will allow Emulators on the App Store --------- The End --------- 01:35:00: Games Coming Out This Week! - If you prefer podcasts: Listen and give us a review on these platforms... - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/video-games-2-the-max/id886092740 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wjd0u3xO7TdAm4gKRM44L Amazon: https://www.audible.com/pd/Video-Games-2-the-MAX-Podcast/B08JJPTZTW Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/video-games-2-the-max-181386 Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/?podId=2465904 IHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-video-games-2-the-m-28438312/ - Check out other W2M Network Shows - Latest Otalku Cafe Episode (Anime): https://youtube.com/live/nH1si2vUYX8 Radulich in Broadcasting's Late Night With the Devil : https://youtube.com/live/U5OFXV60Wbc Radulich in Broadcasting's Godzilla x Kong: New Empire Review: https://youtube.com/live/1GCVPArdyso - Follow on X (Twitter): - Sean on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/W2MSean Marc on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/HumanityPlague W2M Network on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/w2mnetwork - Other Social Media - Follow us on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@w2mnetwork2 Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/aydMgvUN9d Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/w2mnetwork Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2mnetwork/ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W2MNetwork
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  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Spoilercast

    3 ABR. 2024 · Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is so massive Sean had to bring in five guests to break down their thoughts on various parts of the game including The Ending and where we go from here into Part 3. So, if you didn't catch the title, there will be SPOILERS for the game on this special edition of Video Games 2 the MAX. Sean is joined by the man who loves Bad Brackets Randy Isbelle and two members of The Outerhaven crew in SithScott and Andrew Agress (also, Andrew reviewed Rebirth for the Outerhaven.) Plus, you have freelance writers Hayes Madsen (he reviewed Rebirth for Inverse) and first-time guest Josh Broadwell (who reviewed Rebirth for Roger Ebert.) So if you also have finished Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, join us in this all-encompassing, (positive and negative) discussion about the second part of the FFVII Remake Project. -------- Guest Links ----- Randy's Bad Brackets: https://www.youtube.com/@BadBrackets Scott's Stellar Blade Impressions: https://www.theouterhaven.net/2024/04/stellar-blade-demo-impressions/ Andrew's FFVII Rebirth Review: https://www.theouterhaven.net/2024/02/final-fantasy-vii-rebirth-review-the-pinnacle-of-a-journey/ Hayes's FFVII Rebirth Review: https://www.inverse.com/gaming/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-review Hayes's FFVII Rebirth Ending Explained: https://www.inverse.com/gaming/ff-7-rebirth-ending-explained Josh's FFVII Rebirth Review: https://www.rogerebert.com/video-games/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-video-game-review - If you prefer podcasts: Listen and give us a review on these platforms... - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/video-games-2-the-max/id886092740 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wjd0u3xO7TdAm4gKRM44L Amazon: https://www.audible.com/pd/Video-Games-2-the-MAX-Podcast/B08JJPTZTW Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/video-games-2-the-max-181386 Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/?podId=2465904 IHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-video-games-2-the-m-28438312/ - Check out other W2M Network Shows - Latest Otalku Cafe Episode (Anime): https://youtube.com/live/ydZy1XIhaDc Radulich in Broadcasting's Late Night With the Devil : https://youtube.com/live/U5OFXV60Wbc Radulich in Broadcasting's Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Review: https://youtube.com/live/QNfKcDS288k - Follow on X (Twitter): - Sean on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/W2MSean Marc on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/HumanityPlague W2M Network on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/w2mnetwork - Other Social Media - Follow us on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@w2mnetwork2 Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/aydMgvUN9d Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/w2mnetwork Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2mnetwork/ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W2MNetwork
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  • Phil Spencer Wants an Xbox Handheld, Marvel Rivals Announced # 391

    31 MAR. 2024 · After a week that saw some big releases and exciting announcements, we have a week of interesting announcements, and more layoffs, Gearbox is free from Embracer Group, and Phil Spencer has a big interview talking about Xbox. Sean and Marc discuss it all in this edition of Video Games 2 the MAX. Phil Spencer had an interview with Polygon while at the Game Developer's Conference (links further below in the description) where he speaks about all sorts of things including wanting PC storefronts like Epic Games and Itch.io on Xbox, the cost prohibition of exclusives, a potential Xbox handheld, and more! Could this be a potential lifespring for Xbox? Or is this all essentially wish-listing from Phil? Marvel Rivals was suddenly announced and seems to take a lot of its inspiration from Overwatch. With Overwatch 2 in a bad spot, could a game from a big IP like Marvel overtake it and become the Defacto hero shooter? Also, Gearbox is sold to Take-Two Interactive, Resident Evil 9 could be open-world, layoffs at several SEGA European studios, and other places such as Nintendo of America and Certain Affinity. New details on the codename Condor game from Remedy and more! You can also watch this episode in video form on the W2M Network Youtube Channel, please give us a like, comment on the episode, and give the channel a subscribe and follow as well: https://youtube.com/live/PxuPcCdXINE Timestamps: 00:01:00: START 00:01:55: Housekeeping ----------------- Games We Are Playing ------------ 00:04:05: Granblue Fantasy Relink (Marc) 00:14:30: Random Stuff from FFVII Rebirth (Sean) --------------- What's Going on in the News ----------- 00:17:45: Gearbox is sold to Take-Two Interactive for a cool $460 Million ------------- BIG Topic ------------ 00:23:30: Phil Spencer Really Wants an Xbox Handheld and PC Storefronts on Xbox 00:47:45: Marvel Rivals Announced ------------- What's in the News Part 2 ---------- 00:58:55: Resident Evil 9 Could Be Open-World 01:04:35: Remedy gives info on the Control Multiplayer game, Codename Condor 01:08:50: Earthblade gets delayed to 2025 01:09:50: SEGA sells off Relic Entertainment and lays off 240 employees, Smilegate Barcelona to lose its entire staff, Nintendo of America lays off 120 contract workers, and Creative Assembly has layoffs too ------------- The End ---------- 01:19:00: Games Coming out this week ---------- News Story Links --------- Phil Spencer's big interview with Polygon at GDC: Phil's thoughts on the industry and why Microsoft had to do layoffs: https://www.polygon.com/24108700/phil-spencer-interview-2024-xbox-exclusives-layoffs Phil talks A LOT about a potential handheld: https://www.polygon.com/24108660/xbox-handheld-console-phil-spencer-interview Phil wants Epic Games Store, Itch.Io and other PC Stores on Xbox: https://www.polygon.com/24108670/xbox-epic-games-store-phil-spencer-interview Gearbox gets sold to Take-Two Interactive: https://www.reuters.com/markets/deals/take-two-interactive-acquire-borderlands-maker-gearbox-entertainment-embracer-2024-03-28/ Sega Sells Off Relic Entertainment and lays off 240 employees: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/sega-sells-relic-and-will-cut-240-jobs-across-uk-studios Marvel Rivals Announced: https://www.marvel.com/articles/games/marvel-rivals-pvp-shooter-boasts-incredible-lineup-of-marvel-characters - If you prefer podcasts: Listen and give us a review on these platforms... - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/video-games-2-the-max/id886092740 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wjd0u3xO7TdAm4gKRM44L Amazon: https://www.audible.com/pd/Video-Games-2-the-MAX-Podcast/B08JJPTZTW Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/video-games-2-the-max-181386 Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/?podId=2465904 IHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-video-games-2-the-m-28438312/ - Check out other W2M Network Shows - Latest Otalku Cafe Episode (Anime): https://youtube.com/live/ydZy1XIhaDc Radulich in Broadcasting's Late Night With the Devil : https://youtube.com/live/U5OFXV60Wbc Radulich in Broadcasting's Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Review: https://youtube.com/live/QNfKcDS288k - Follow on X (Twitter): - Sean on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/W2MSean Marc on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/HumanityPlague W2M Network on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/w2mnetwork - Other Social Media - Follow us on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@w2mnetwork2 Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/aydMgvUN9d Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/w2mnetwork Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2mnetwork/ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W2MNetwork
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  • Final Fantasy XVI Rising Tide New Info, Larian Drops Baldur's Gate Franchise # 390

    24 MAR. 2024 · A huge week in gaming with some major releases all occurring on the same day and also big gaming news with GDC and PAX East happening this week as well. Right before recording Square-Enix had their Final Fantasy XVI: Rising Tide DLC panel and they gave some new info on what we'll be doing in the DLC, an all-important release date and so much more! Sean tries to go through the gist of it, probably much to Marc's chagrin. Although the guys aren't playing any of the big games just yet, Marc did finally get to play Granblue Fantasy Relink and Sean finished the main story of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and also tried out the new Performance Mode Sharp as well. There's a ton of news including the U.S. Dept of Justice Suing Apple over Monopolistic practices which include Cloud gaming. Capcom once again being in hot water of its microtransactions, Helldivers 2 is the best-selling game of February 2024, PSVR 2 halting production amid overstock concerns, Larian dropping Baldur's Gate for something new, and much more! Marc's Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: https://411mania.com/games/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-ps5-review/ You can also watch this episode in video form on the W2M Network Youtube Channel, please give us a like, comment on the episode, and give the channel a subscribe and follow as well: https://youtube.com/live/PxuPcCdXINE Timestamps: 00:01:00: START 00:02:30: Housekeeping and Intro -------------- What's in the News ------------- 00:06:25: Dragon's Dogma 2 Comes under fire for the way it does its Microtransactions 00:19:35: PlayStation 5 Pro DLSS feature, PSSR, gets more details 00:23:05: Sony halts production on PSVR 2 due to overstock 00:33:40: Amy Henning and New Skydance get to show off Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra 00:36:00: Connie Booth joins EA as Group General Manager of RPG's 00:39:40: Blizzard may cancel the singleplayer for Overwatch 2 Completely 00:43:20: Kotaku EIC Resigns over changes in focus of website from news to guides 00:52:20: Baldur's Gate 3 Wins Big at GDC Awards, Sven Vincke makes statement afterwards 00:53:40: Larian Studios drops Baldur's Gate franchise and opts for to make something new 01:00:45: Velan Studio may have to layoff 46 workers because of a canceled major project 01:02:20: U.S. Dept of Justice sues Apple over monopolistic practices in five areas and one of them is cloud gaming 01:12:05: Remedy says they are looking to make even more Alan Wake and Control games 01:13:55: Valve introduces an improved Steam Family Game Sharing 01:15:55: Microsoft is redoing Xbox Rewards on Console 01:17:10: The Sims Movie is in the works by the same studio that made the Barbie Movie --------------- Final Fantasy Section --------------- 01:19:40: Sean gives details on the new announcements about the FF 16 Rising Tide DLC 01:23:50: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's Patch is finally out with a new Performance Mode toggle 01:25:15: Sean's final thoughts on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth after beating the game ---------------- The End ------------- 01:32:40: Marc's thoughts on Granblue Fantasy Relink & Talks X-Men 97 - If you prefer podcasts: Listen and give us a review on these platforms... - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/video-games-2-the-max/id886092740 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wjd0u3xO7TdAm4gKRM44L Amazon: https://www.audible.com/pd/Video-Games-2-the-MAX-Podcast/B08JJPTZTW Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/video-games-2-the-max-181386 Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/?podId=2465904 IHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-video-games-2-the-m-28438312/ - Check out other W2M Network Shows - Latest Otalku Cafe Episode (Anime): https://youtube.com/live/ydZy1XIhaDc Radulich in Broadcasting's Kung Fu Panda 4 Review: https://youtube.com/live/za23fLiM3xE Radulich in Broadcasting's Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix) Review: https://youtube.com/live/QD-t5oHJBsA - Follow on X (Twitter): - Sean on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/W2MSean Marc on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/HumanityPlague W2M Network on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/w2mnetwork - Other Social Media - Follow us on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@w2mnetwork2 Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/aydMgvUN9d Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/w2mnetwork Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2mnetwork/ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W2MNetwork
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  • More PS5 Pro Rumors, Reaching the End of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth # 389

    19 MAR. 2024 · It's another week in gaming and another week of Video Games 2 the MAX as Sean and Marc are near the end of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, (actually, Marc beat it before we started recording), so the guys have some more thoughts on the game (without spoilers). And something that will help FFVII Rebirth look even better is a PlayStation 5 Pro as more rumors abound about the specs and insides of the future version of the PS5. Could 4K 60 really be a thing for consoles very soon? And will the guys think about maybe getting one? Plus, lots of announcements from Mario Day, including Super Mario Bros 2 Movie is official, Sabre Interactive is officially sold, and well, Helldivers 2 officially has sold extremely well. There are some other things to discuss too! You can also watch this episode in video form on the W2M Network Youtube Channel, please give us a like, comment on the episode, and give the channel a subscribe and follow as well: https://youtube.com/live/_hutkHgeOsA - If you prefer podcasts: Listen and give us a review on these platforms... - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ag/podcast/video-games-2-the-max/id886092740 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wjd0u3xO7TdAm4gKRM44L Amazon: https://www.audible.com/pd/Video-Games-2-the-MAX-Podcast/B08JJPTZTW Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/video-games-2-the-max-181386 Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/?podId=2465904 IHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-video-games-2-the-m-28438312/ - Follow on X (Twitter): - Sean on Twitter: https://twitter.com/W2MSean W2M Network on Twitter: https://twitter.com/w2mnetwork - Other Social Media - Follow us on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@w2mnetwork2 Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/aydMgvUN9d Follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/w2mnetwork Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/w2mnetwork/ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W2MNetwork
    1h 28m 36s

Video Games 2 the MAX features a longtime veteran of Games Media, Sean Garmer along with either semi-regular co-host Marc Morrison or even a guest co-host to discuss everything involving...

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Video Games 2 the MAX features a longtime veteran of Games Media, Sean Garmer along with either semi-regular co-host Marc Morrison or even a guest co-host to discuss everything involving Video Games each week, which includes the games they are playing or reviewing, all the big news of the week in gaming, a special topic, and even some Movies or TV Show topics at times as well. All from the viewpoint of gaming content creators, gaming journalists, and gaming consumers too.

The podcast also appears in video form on the W2M Network Youtube channel: (https://www.youtube.com/@W2MNetwork/). Be sure to check out https://w2mnet.com/ for posts about each podcast and more.

You can check out some of Sean's reviews over at: https://lastwordongaming.com

You can also check out some of Sean's reviews, and all of Marc's reviews over at: https://411mania.com/games

You can also follow each of the guys individually on Twitter @W2MSean, @humanityplague, or the entire network @W2MNetwork.
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