Episode 92: It’s Not a Phase, Mom!

 

It’s been another week! Kaz has finally finished Persona 4, and is playing some Skyrim and Kirby Star Allies (and talking to kids about cosplay) while looking for the next big thing, William continues moving through Fire Emblem Echoes, and wasn’t impressed by Azure Striker Gunvolt, and Kyle starts to feel the grind in Prey and elects to torture himself with Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. In news section, we talk about Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase, Sonic animation and karting, the Smash Invitational, GDC, the public releasing of assets, and the reception of some recent releases. We also take a look at the current status of Battle Royale games, the changes happening in Star Wars Battlefront 2, and the ending of the relationship between Ubisoft and Vivendi. To finish up, we have an argument about the ‘greatest games of all time’ and consider some candidates. Come pause with us!

 

Discussion topics

Game Announcements, Rumors, and Upcoming/Recent Stuff

 

Smash News!

 

GDC

GDC is going on right now! Kaz misses being there. Check twitter for all the crazy demos and descriptions of panels https://twitter.com/chubigans/status/976933235765665792

 

Epic is releasing Paragon’s assets for free use in Unreal 4.

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/paragon

 

Battle Royale games are going crazy.

They’re both on mobile now, and it seems like they’re growing every week. Think it’s flavor of the year a la FPSes circa 2008 and MOBAs circa 2012, or is this something more lasting?

 

Battlefront 2 has revamped how its progression works.

I probably still won’t buy it, though. Fool me once… https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2/news/progression-update

 

Vivendi’s attempted hostile takeover of Ubisoft has been repelled.

They’re selling their shares, and won’t buy any more for 5 years. The Guillemots win!

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/20/ubisoft-fights-off-vivendi-takeover/

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