On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison begin by discussing the terrible news concerning Telltale Games laying off over 275 people without severance pay or any warning. The class-action lawsuit filed by an employee in its wake. The reasons behind the studio closing and how it may be time for game development to bring unions into the mix. They also discuss the Capcom Vancouver studio closing. Plus, they also cover the Total War Rome II stupid controversy in this as well.
After that, they talk Microsoft announcing their fanfest in Mexico. Bringing mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox family, and what they’ve been playing with Marc talking Marvel’s Spider-Man. While Sean talks about the DLC expansion to one of his favorite games from 2017 in Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna: The Golden Country.
Continuing on, they talk the announcements from the Nintendo Direct. What they are most excited about, some not so favorites, and Final Fantasy coming to the Nintendo Switch, and if it means they are buying some of these games again on another console. Plus, what happened to Final Fantasy VIII?
There’s also a discussion on the newly announced PlayStation Classic, Japan ending PlayStation Vita production in 2019, Project Judge coming from the Yakuza series creator, Alan Wake getting a TV show, Henry Cavill cast as Geralt, and more.
As always, they talk the games coming out this week too like Valkyria Chronicles 4, Life is Strange 2, and more.
PODCAST: Marvel’s Spider-Man, PlayStation Classic, TellTale Games Layoffs
About Video Games 2 the MAX
A podcast where Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison get together to talk about everything involving Video Games. Every week, we discuss what we are playing, games we are reviewing, the gaming news of the week, and just have some fun talking about some random things like Doctor Who, movies, TV shows, anime, and more. You can listen to the podcast right here, or on I-Tunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tune-In Radio, on Youtube (Via W2M Network Channel), and more. You can also follow each of the guys individually on twitter @W2MSean, @humanityplague, or the entire network @W2MNetwork
Sean Garmer has a long history with Video Games. He started his love of games watching his brother play Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System. His first system was the Super Nintendo and he literally spent days at a time playing Super Mario World. He later fell in love with Pokemon for the Gameboy and thus his Japanese RPG fandom was born. Sean has channeled that love of games into reviewing them. Not only that, he also analyzes the games industry on the Video Games 2 the MAX podcast, and writing about it on various sites. Sean pretty much plays any kind of game nowadays, but he still prefers his love the JRPG.
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 is also a big fan of the classics and collecting games. He’s constantly looking for deals whether it is at the local flea market, on Steam, or another digital network. Marc also brings a practical look at the Entertainment realm and is happy to spend time talking Doctor Who or another TV show.