This week, Edie and Nick review Rainbow Six: Extraction, Anthology of Darkness: Little Hope, and others, plus we dig into the news including Ubisoft is just trying to HELP us with NFTs (they're just being charitable, really guys), retailers are now "warning" PS5 customers before they buy, and the Epic v. Apple fight is not nearly over (and got new life this week).
It's GameHounds' first international show. Edie is in Iceland, Nick is in California, and Andrew is off. We go over the Activision Shitshow that has (somehow, incredibly so) gotten even shittier, Blizzards' ill-conceived Warlock set, and nominees for the Games Awards.
Edie now better understand how, a decade later, Skyrim is still so popular. We have a two-man show this week (and for the next several), so Nick and Edie talk breaking games on console (and why that's good), first-party PS upgrades will now cost you, and other news from around the joint.
Warning: Nick will spoil Twelve Minutes, but for a good reason. And we've got the latest shenanigans with Activision Blizzard (involving paper shredders and name changes), and all the other news and reviews fit to know.
We have a full house today, and we have our review of the Back 4 Blood beta, the gaming being the spiritual successor of the Left 4 Dead franchise. We also have news updates including what's going on with Activision Blizzard this week (it got even worse).
Full house today, and the Activision Blizzard sex- and racial-harassment revelations keep getting worse. Blizzard employees walk out as Bobby Kotick issues a statement that doesn't go over any better than others. It's all bad, and getting worse. Also, other news, because yah, there's some.
How bad is your company's culture that you get sued by the government? Activision Blizzard can tell ya. And we have other news to cover. Full chairs today. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode mentions and contains descriptions of alleged sexual harassment, sexual assault, and suicide by Activision during the news segment.
Nick and Edie are without an Andrew this week, but there's much to discuss: Crystal Dynamics defies common sense and leaves use IP addresses live on screen for a whole day, what's in the Blue Box, and DND Dark Alliance review (and Edie and Nick will disagree)
We're back with the final rundown of E3 and news about not only a major hack of EA assets (now on sale for $24 million, if you've got some spare change), but also how ludicrously easy it was to do. Two-factor authentication is important.
Andrew is back and we're in the home stretch for E3 (and other non-E3 related events) and we talk about what we expect to see and what we hope to see. Also, news of Quantic Dreams' wacky studio heads being idiots in court and GoW Ragnarok gets delayed and fans lose their minds.