Animal Crossing: New Horizons, PS5 Backwards Compatibility

Animal Crossing

On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison are once again joined by Jens Deitrich for a big discussion on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Konami dashing hopes about the Silent Hill rumors. The PlayStation 5 specs, and more.

The trio begins by having some banter about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The current situation in all three of their states, how they are dealing with it, and Jens’s love for the bidet.

After that, Marc and Jens get into a lively and large discussion on what they enjoy most and least about Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Plus, Jens dishes more thoughts on Nioh 2. While Marc has thoughts on the Resident Evil 3 Demo and A Fisherman’s Tale. While both have also been playing the 2018 title Strange Brigade too.

Sean gets back to hosting duties as the guys talk about the nature of Final Fantasy VII Remake being episodic. Is this actually good for Square-Enix considering the number of issues they faced with their titles in the last 10-15 years? Does this help make sure we get an actual ending as well? Plenty of discussion on this too.

Furthermore, Konami blasts a hole through the Silent Hill rumors. Avalanche Studios become a group. Nintendo forcing the removal of anything Mario from Sony’s Dreams. The PS5 specs and all three of the hosts have different ideas on how far Sony will go with backward compatibility on PlayStation 4 titles. While they also talk about Gamestop’s essential status and curbside pickup idea.

Finally, they have a special topic on their favorite relaxation games in honor of the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In addition, Sean discusses his excitement for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4. While Marc and Jens anticipate the release of Persona 5: The Royal as they both come out before the next podcast.


Intro and Covid-19’s continued impact on the hosts’ lives (0:00-9:30)

Games Being Played: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (9:35), Nioh 2 (26:50), Resident Evil 3 Demo (29:52), Strange Brigade (31:15), Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Demo (37:45), A Fisherman’s Tale (VR Game) (39:35), Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC (41:23),

News of the Week: Good or Bad: Final Fantasy VII Remake Being Episodic (47:00), Konami Dashes Silent Hill rumors (58:14), Avalanche Studios Group Forms (1:04:09), Nintendo Demands Mario Be Removed From Sony’s Dreams (1:07:30), PS5 Specs and the extent of Backwards Compatibility (1:13:05), Gamestop is Essential and Then Not (1:31:10).

Upcoming Games and Special Topic: Our Favorite Games to Relax (1:41:20-End)

Talking PS5 Backwards Compatibility, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, More

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A podcast where Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison get together to talk about everything involving Video Games. Every week, they discuss what they are playing or reviewing, the gaming news of the week, upcoming games, and more.

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Sean Garmer

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. Not only that, but he also analyzes the games industry on the Video Games 2 the MAX podcast, and writes about it on various sites. Sean pretty much plays any kind of game nowadays, but he still prefers his first love, the JRPG.

Marc Morrison

Marc Morrison brings years of experience writing about games and of course playing them. He currently writes a Top 8 column every week at 411mania and also reviews games as well. Marc plays different kinds of games and he takes analyzing games to heart. Marc also brings a practical look at the Entertainment realm and is happy to spend time talking Doctor Who or another TV show.

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