Steve and Graham do their best to fight off the stupid this week, as the *sigh* Llamanati has infiltrated the video game world and given us news of the rumoured cancellation of the physical version of E3, the confirmed cancellation of Anthem NEXT, delays to a number of other titles, and a whole bunch of Sony news!
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
Another week of holidays for Steve means a lot of games played, but there’s also plenty of news this week too! A massive PS5 drop, Bugsnax, Crucible’s death, a whole bunch of layoffs, and the Need.. For Speed… remaster that was announced!
A busy week on the news front this week for the boys, with a whole bunch of new information on the PS5 launch surfacing – and a whole bunch of new questions that go along with it. The boys sift through all of that noise, as well as the latest chapter of Slap-Fight 2020, messy pre-orders, Michel Ancel, the new Nintendo stream, and plenty more!
Blaseball is the new hotness ’round these parts, as the lads pay tribute to the all-mighty Commissioner, the numerous stories contributing to the growing tire fire that is some corners of the video game industry, Grim Dawn’s XP track, an email (!!!) and plenty more! Let’s go Shoe Thieves!
Another non-E3 event is in the books! Ubisoft is still on fire! Gabe Newell is awesome! FIFA 20 is getting a sequel! These are just some of the stories the boys look at on this week’s SIPTG podcast! There’s more they talk about as well, so plenty for the ears to gobble up!
A quieter news week suggests a shorter episode, but nope! The boys still have plenty to talk about on this week’s SIPTG podcast, including predictions for the Xbox Games Showcase, Steve’s frustrations with a Train of Monsters, Graham’s French murder mystery adventures, delays, releases, and how to be ‘interesting’ and ‘consistent’ at the same time.
New games abound this week on the SIPTG podcast! Join the boys as Graham takes an accidental ‘trip’ to India while buying new games, and Steve goes for a bit of a wander. Also, getting to the bottom of the newest global pandemic, acquisitions and reverse acquisitions, and a bit of Star Wars news for all the Trekkies out there!
In Episode 1 proper of 2020, the boys catch up on what they’ve done during the break, and on all of the big stories that happened during their time off! From delays, to ESAs, and everything in between, there’s plenty to talk about!
It’s the last episode of 2019! There’s still a lot that’s happened though, including trains, cars, The Game Awards, Sony and Nintendo’s video streams, baseball going multi-platform, and much more! Happy Holidays!