As Steve bemoans the firstest of first world problems, and Graham roams the Wildlands, there’s also E3 rumblings, CD Projekt hacks, a kind-of-Epic Games Showcase, the return of Six Days in Fallujah, not-so-much ‘changes’ to Ubisoft’s business model, and plenty more to pontificate over! #wordplay
What a time it’s been – the sheer scale of the mess around Cyberpunk’s release means that we had to look at it all in its own episode, so that’s what we did! We run through the timeline of events leading to the garbage fire of year, and what it might all mean for the industry going forward.
Opening Statement: ‘we ignored the signals about the need for additional time to refine the game on the base last-gen consoles’
Pg3: ‘In terms of the certification process and the third parties – this is definitely on our side. I can only assume that they trusted that we’re going to fix things upon release, and that obviously did not come together exactly as we had planned.’ Rami Ismail twitter thread on Cert: https://twitter.com/tha_rami/status/1338978911678590984?s=21
It’s beginning to look a lot like… video game awards season! Graham and Steve run through the nominees for the Keighley’s, the winners of the Video Game Accessibility Awards, Budweiser’s entry into the video game space (!), how to ‘save’ GameStop, and plenty more!
Cyberpunk has been delayed again, among other delays, which leaves Graham and Steve to investigate the dastardly Womack’s role in the games business. There’s also some talk about The Last of Us Part 2, Gears Pop getting popped, EA getting fined, being a lady basketball player, and plenty more!
With a shark-load of news, Graham and Steve strive to survive the end times on this week’s SIPTG podcast. With news of The Last of Us’ release, the upcoming Summer of Keighley, what makes a game ‘well Portal’, a stack of EA release news, and a whole bunch more, it’s enough to even put the Sharknado of video games to shame. And that HD remaster? Yeah, it’s gonna be…
Graham and Steve are joined by Big Jim, of Jim’s Monopoly, this week for talk of Gears Tactics, Fake Orange Cassidy, Assassin’s Creed: VIKINGS, and some of Sony’s bigger releases of 2020 getting new dates! All this and more, freshly squeezed!