The Gaming Marathon

This week the Gaming Marathon crew recap in great detail all of the annoying, odd and surprising goings on of the 2017 Video Game Awards Show. Up next it's this week's rapid fire news including Capcom announces Mega Man 11 for 2018, Ubisoft delays Far Cry 5 and the Crew 2, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is getting a versus mode, Square Enix teases a Tomb Raider announcement coming in 2018, Ubisoft shows off character customization ships and concept art for Beyond Good and Evil 2, the Outlast franchise is coming to Switch and Outlast 3 is in development, Firewatch creators reveal their next game, Breath of The Wild's Champion's Ballad DLC is available now, From Software teases its next game, Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to the Switch, the internet struggles to comprehend the new Death Stranding trailer, Sea of Thieves launches March 20th 2018 and this weeks video game releases are discussed.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:27am EST

This week the Gaming Marathon crew return from the Thanksgiving holiday break with a farewell to a few good friends on the RELM Network as well as a chance to discuss what the guys have been playing the last few weeks. Next, it's this week's rapid fire news including Demon's Souls servers are finally being laid to rest this coming February, Square Enix says reports of Deus Ex's demise are not accurate, Yooka-Laylee is heading to the Switch this month, EA's stock fluctuates by $3 billion after the recent Battlefront II drama, PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games with Gold titles for December 2017, the new Super Mario Cereal by Kelloggs includes an Amiibo with every box, Bungie outlines upcoming dramatic Destiny 2 revisions, PUBG's creator now says all Xbox One versions run at 30 FPS, Cuphead devs nerf the glorious charge shot and eliminate the Mugman army glitch, Sony sent out trial PlayStation VR units to select PS Plus members and this weeks video game releases are discussed. 

Direct download: 203_The_Subtlety_of_a_Sledgehammer.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

This week the Gaming Marathon crew recap and discuss the recent EA Star Wars Battlefront II loot box debacle followed by a hardware review of the impressive Xbox One X. Next, it's this weeks rapid fire news including Bethesda details the upcoming Wolfenstein II DLC timeline, gifting is now available for everyone on Xbox One, Statecraft II is free-to-play, Vivendi rules out Ubisoft takeover for now and this weeks video game releases are discussed. Finally the guys wrap up the show with some extra bongtroversial game shaming.

Direct download: 202_The_Purring_of_the_Bubbles.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

This week the Gaming Marathon crew return with sad tales of Adam's missing Xbox One X followed by some game shaming. Next, it's this week's rapid fire news including Guacamelee 2 is officially in the works, a sequel to Spelunky is finally on the way, Sucker Punch reveals their next project Ghost of Tsuahima, Owlboy is coming to home consoles, Sony Rewards now lets you buy games with PSN trophies, restructuring at Telltale leads to a 25% reduction of workforce, Call of Duty: WWII sells twice as much as Infinite Warfare at launch, Hulu is now available on the Switch, Electronic Arts acquires Respawn Entertainment, Reggie Fils-Aime says the success of the Switch comes from the failure of the Wii U and this week's video game releases are discussed. Finally Alec and Adam wrap up the show with a dual review of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and the incredibly anticipated Super Mario Odyssey.

Direct download: 201_Carving_Up_a_Goomba.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

This week the Gaming Marathon crew are proud to present the 4th annual Gaming Spooktacular with a look back at a ghoulish assortment of spooky video games with scary assessments aplenty. Next it's this week's rapid fire news including NeoGAF site owner is facing sexual assault allegations, The Evil Within 2 can be played in first person perspective if you're PC gaming mod skills are up to the task, 13 original Xbox titles are now backwards compatible on the Xbox One, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus forgoes multiplayer because it would dilute the storytelling, your old GameCube controllers mysteriously work on the Switch, Insomniac needs a publisher before they can get to work on a Sunset Overdrive sequel, Microsoft has officially laid to rest the Xbox Kinect (RIP), Bungie says Destiny 2 PC bans were made in error and this weeks video game releases are discussed. Finally, Adam wraps up the Spooktacular with a frightening review of South Park: The Fractured But Whole. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:58pm EST

This week the Gaming Marathon crew tackle more tricky Dennis the Cynic video game trivia followed by some game shaming with more thoughts on Destiny 2. Next, it's this week's rapid fire news including Naughty Dog responds to claims of sexual harassment towards former employee, CD Projekt Red releases statement on company morale complaints, Gearbox Software is hiring a writer for a AAA FPS RPG hybrid (hmmm), EA unexpectedly shuts down Visceral Games, Pikachu takes on the secret service, Gabe Newell ranked in the top 100 richest people in America, Crystal Dynamics could be teasing a new Legacy of Kain game and this weeks video game releases are discussed featuring Assassin's Creed Origins, Super Mario Odyssey and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. Finally, the guys wrap up the show with some listener feedback.

Direct download: 199_Crunchy_Fingaz.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

This week Adam and Aaron reveal they were able to miraculously obtain three Super Nintendo Classic Editions over the weekend along with impressions on the hardware and games included with the mini retro console. Next, it's this week's rapid fire news including Nintendo increases Switch production by two million units per month, Telltale removes a controversial image from Batman: The Enemy Within, recent Hellblade sales benefited mental health charity, Blizzard is hiring for a possible new Overwatch project, Michel Ancel wants to create another Rayman adventure, Mike Laidlaw departs BioWare after 14 years, Humble Bundle has been acquired by IGN, The Flame and the Flood sees its best console debut on the Switch, Phil Spencer doesn't like to pay for console exclusive content, Nintendo may be attempting to bring the Game Boy back to life and this weeks video game releases are discussed. Finally, Dennis the Cynic wraps up the show with his very first solo review on the show... It's Steamworld Dig 2 on PlayStation 4! 

Direct download: 198_Fresh_Delivery.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

This week the Gaming Marathon crew discuss the developing difficulty debate surrounding Cuphead and determine when exclusion is a valid design choice. Next, it's this week's rapid fire news including a Commodore 64 Classic is in the works, Nioh is coming to PC, the PlayStation VR hardware is receiving an update, 2005's Star Wars Battlefront II has relaunched its multiplayer, Andrew House leaves Sony after 27 years, Blizzard announces the return of Halloween Terror for Overwatch, Destiny 1's PlayStation exclusive content has mysteriously been made available on Xbox One, Stranger Things: The Game is being published by Netflix, a Witcher 3 patch brings PlayStation 4 Pro support, the first gameplay footage of Psychonauts 2 is available online, every Xbox One X includes a hidden Master Chief riding a scorpion, Bethesda takes on Nazis in the internet's latest downward spiral of insanity and this weeks video game releases are discussed. Finally, Adam Asad and Aaron wrap up the show with a review of the visually stunning Cuphead on Xbox One and PC.

Direct download: 197_A_Rogue_Jellybean.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

Episode 196 of the Gaming Marathon is ready. 
 
This week, hot off of the release of the SNES Classic, the Gaming Marathon crew discuss the ever so annoying debate between the convenience of retro classic edition consoles and the nearly infinite customization possibilities of the Raspberry Pi. Up next it's this week's rapid fire news including The Chinese Room sadly lays off their staff and is going dark for a while, Avalanche is hiring for a possible next gen project, PS Plus games for October 2017 featuring Metal Gear Solid V, Xbox Games with Gold for October 2017 featuring Gone Home, Assassin's Creed: Origins will add an educational discovery tour mode for gamers that perfer to learn without the nuisance of aggressive enemies, Fortnite: Battle Royal Mode had one million players on launch day, it turns out that Mario is in fact punching Yoshi in the back of his dino head in Super Mario World, a full breakdown of the newest Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, Darkest Dungeon is heading to the Switch, the Wii Shop Channel is set to close up shop in 2019 and this week's video game releases are discussed. Finally, Adam wraps up the show with a review of Destiny 2 on PlayStation 4.
Direct download: 196_Bubble_of_Superiority.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

This week the Gaming Marathon crew discuss the most recent GameStop debacle and debate whether or not the company has a future in the industry. Next, it's this week's rapid fire news including Dragon's Crown Pro announced for PlayStation 4, Nintendo issues copyright strikes against Super Mario 64 online, Resident Evil 7 Not a Hero DLC has a new trailer, the Xbox Duke monstrosity of a controller is officially set to return, Nier: Automata has exceeded Square-Enix sales expectations and has franchise potential, Rockstar is teasing new information on Red Dead Redemption 2, PUBG creators are contemplating further action against Fortnite's new Battle Royal Mode, framerate and download size details revealed for DOOM on the Switch, all Xbox 360 Halo titles are now backwards compatible on Xbox One, Inside is in the works for the Switch and this week's video game releases are discussed. Finally, Asad wraps up the show with a review of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider on PC.

Direct download: 23195_Slightly20Less20Murdery.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:06pm EST