The Wholesome Direct, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Favorite Open Worlds

Wholesome Direct

On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss when Sony could show off something game-related for the PlayStation 5 and what remains of 2020 for the company. As well as the PlayStation Plus titles for June 2020 and the Xbox Games For Gold too.

Blizzcon 2020 is the latest convention canceled over COVID-19 concerns. Marc wonders if that’s secretly a good thing for the company in the long run now that they won’t even have a digital event until some time in 2021.

Also, Sean breaks down some of the announcements from the Wholesome Games Direct. While the guys also talk about if Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s world is going to be too big. Marc also has thoughts on why Ubisoft should have just chosen one gender for the game’s main character and stuck to it. The debate is feisty for this one.

Finally, the duo discusses their favorite open worlds to explore in gaming as well.


Headlines: Discussing Sony showing PS5 Games and what remains of 2020 for them (2:50), PS Plus Games For June 2020 (Not talked about, but looks like the other game could be Star Wars: Battlefront II) (11:10), Xbox Games For Gold June 2020 (15:40), Blizzcon 2020 Canceled (20:33), Manchester United Suing SEGA and the Football Manager franchise (28:40)

Major Talking Points: Wholesome Direct Discussion (36:10), How Big is Too Big: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s Open World and should Ubisoft have just picked for Eivor to be male or female and gone in one direction (44:50)

Special Topic: Favorite Open Worlds (1:05:00)

Discussing Our Favorite Open Worlds, The Wholesome Direct, 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. 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

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.

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