In a week that’s felt like it has gone on forever, there have been some great game releases such as Death’s Door, Cris Tales, and The Last Stop, some exciting news like a Pokemon live-action series in development at Netflix, and then the absolutely horrifying news involving Activision Blizzard and the lawsuit from the State of California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
All of this will be discussed on this episode along with big announcements from the EA Play Live event including the official reveal of the long-rumored Dead Space Remake, GRID Legends being the first Codemasters game under the EA banner, EA Originals getting a major spotlight, and what’s going on with Battlefield 2042 as well.
Plus, could Konami start a new trend with eFootball in making sports games fully embrace the “games as a service” and forgo the yearly model? Or is this Konami just doing something different to compete with EA’s FIFA series?
Sean Garmer discusses playing all three of the games mentioned above and more Scarlet Nexus. All while Marc Morrison has final thoughts on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and he starts playing Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, and more.
Games We Are Playing: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, Death’s Door, Cris Tales, The Last Stop (2:50)
EA Play Live Thoughts: GRID Legends, EA Originals, Dead Space Remake (28:00)
Quick Hits of News (38:30)
Major Topic: Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Discussion (50:00)
Major Topic 2: Konami Makes eFootball (PES) Free to Play (1:22:35)
Upcoming Games (1:36:30)
Discussing Death’s Door the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit, And eFootball Goes F2P
About Video Games 2 the MAX
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Sean Garmer has a long history with video games, since childhood. But truly, things got serious when he discovered Pokemon on the Gameboy, and thus his Japanese RPG fandom was born. Sean has channeled that love of games into reviewing them. He also analyzes the games industry on the Video Games 2 the MAX podcast and writes on various sites. Sean pretty much plays any kind of game nowadays, but he still prefers his first love, the JRPG.
Marc Morrison brings years of experience writing about games (and of course, playing them) to Video Games 2 the MAX. He currently writes a Top 8 column every week at 411mania and also reviews games. Marc plays all different kinds of games and takes analyzing them to heart.