As we hit the holiday season there’s plenty of stuff to be playing and the boys catch up on what they’ve been spending their time on over the last few weeks. On top of that we play Blizzard or Bust, to see what Matty & Kash can remember about the latest out of Blizzcon, whilst also taking a look at the latest news from the rest of the gaming world.
Never Pick Fixed Fire
We’ve been playing more Destiny recently as well as Ben delving into the Megadrive Mini console, and Kash indulging in some Mount & Blade. On top of that we’ve got the news which spells more political trouble for Blizzard & their stance on China but also a number of delays for incoming releases, one of which is a big one.
Nook & The Doomslayer
Destiny 2 is back on everyone’s plates this week and Kash catch up and Ben delves back into the Moon. The news is hotting up with Doom Eternal shifting its release and Sony confirming the PS5 for 2020. Blizzard is the main topic of conversation this week however, with their actions over a Hearthstone player support for the Hong Kong protests.
Such a Purist
Sony has hosted a very “Last of Us Part 2” focused State of Play event this week, and Microsoft followed with a limp offering in their own Inside Xbox stream. The boy drill down into each presentation and discuss what’s got them interested on each platform.
TGS has been and gone with minimal fanfare whilst E3 might have revealed a dark future. Despite this Ben has been kept happy with the release of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Kash managed to bag himself a Platinum trophy inside of one weekend.
Calm Before the Storm
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.
Less For Longer
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.
Life is Like a Hurricane
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.
Down a Lore Rabbit Hole
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.
A Hot One
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.