On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison deal with a double whammy of announcement showcases. Blizzard Entertainment had a lot of announcements on Day 1 of Blizzcon headlined by Diablo IV introducing the Rogue class and the Diablo II Resurrected remaster. Not to mention, more stuff gets added to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and the Blizzard: Arcade Collection too.
After that, the duo moves on to discussing the big and some small announcements from the Nintendo Direct. Sean is happy about Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Pyra and Mythra being in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. While some surprises like Splatoon 3, Project Triangle Strategy and Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse caught his eye too. The guys also discuss the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and if there’s going to be more coming for Link this year. Plus, they wonder where the heck is the Metroid announcement.
Sean praises Microsoft’s FPS boost addition and their continued support of accessibility with their new guidelines and the release of the accessibility service too. Marc goes off about weird Tommy Tallarico decisions involving the Intellivision Amico, which to no surprise got delayed again.
Marc also gives his final thoughts on Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury too.
Xbox FPS Boost, Diablo IV Goes Rogue, Project Triangle Strategy
Intro: Housekeeping and the difference between the Persona 5 Strikers digital and physical editions (1:00)
Blizzcon 2021 Announcements: Diablo IV gets a Rogue class, Diablo II Resurrected, More (6:00)
Nintendo Direct announcements: Pyra & Mythra join Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Project Triangle Strategy, More (22:50)
Xbox Adds FPS Boost Mode (52:30)
Xbox Accessibility gets testing guidelines (55:35)
Intellivision Amico Gets Delayed (1:01:15)
Amazon’s New World MMO is delayed again (1:08:40)
Apple subpoena’s Valve in its lawsuit with Epic Games (1:11:45)
Emoji Evolution developer renames itself Very Positive (1:17:25)
Games We Are Playing:
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (1:21:20)
Upcoming Games And Ending (1:28:40)
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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.
Jens is co-host and editor of the podcast Chapter Select and an occasional contributor to Video Games 2 the MAX. While he grew up on 90s PC adventure games and flight simulators, nowadays his preferences have shifted towards Soulslikes, JRPGs, and weird kusoge.