Matthew re-joins the podcast this week having now finally finished Assassins Creed Odyssey. The gang also discuss the slew of announcements made in this week’s Nintendo direct as well as diving into what they’ve been playing this week.
After a few weeks away we have tons to talk about! Gamescom has been an dgone and brought with it a ton of news, aparently Dota2 tournaments have huge prize pools, Disney classics from the Megadrive era are coming back and Destiny looks like its bringing back some old cotent that never got released.
Ben & Kash discuss the ever-evolving situation around loot boxes as the ESA tries to wade in and self-regulate before governments come in heavy handed. Whilst on the subject of the ESA, they have their own data security issues to deal with as a database containing personal information for hundreds of gaming press is leaked. Everyone’s favourite President also wades in on Video Games and their links t the latest mass shootings in America.
Diablo and Daggerfall are preserved by enthusiastic fans while Bethesda mess up their latest ports of the classic Doom games. Destiny 2 suffers some delays which prompts some discussion around what loot shooter will we be playing in the autumn, that or Borderlands 3? Rockstar have also hit mainstream news outlets in a massive tax scandal which sheds light on both the poor tax laws in the UK but also provides a further insight into what company Rockstar is exactly.
With record temperatures smashing the UK currently the gang get together to cover what they’ve been playing, Nintendo’s Joy-Con issues, the new tank on the block in Overwatch and the stance the UK Gambling Commission has taken on lootboxes.
Matty returns this week with more tales from Ancient Greece, has been making some Mario and Kash is singlehandedly bumping up Ubisoft’s share price. We also cover the latest news such as the new and improved Switch model, Monster Hunter World milestones and Instagram-influencer dramas we’re too old to understand.
Stadia continues to confuse around where we can actually play it in November, the Smash Pro scene hits a seedy controversy and Nintendo announce a new revision of the Switch that doesn’t actually switch.
Ben and Kash try to explain what Auto Chess is and Matty tels us why he thinks Google Stadia is going to be a failure.
Welcome to our very first, pilot episode of THEPAD! On the show we talk about the things we’ve been playing recently, play a guessing game over what were the biggest hits at E3 and take a look at the news.