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Episode 181: E3 2015 Predictions

E3 2015 predictions for Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are discussed. Also, Bethesda reveals Fallout 4, EA plans to show more than conceptual material, The Last Guardian may be a thing this year, and much more! We break down the 50 Yes/No questions from our contest and have guests call-in for this annual event! Youko, Eevee, thedobaga, and GymleaderBen are joined by plenty of guests to break down the latest news from the gaming world!


Guest: DQP
(3:16) – Will Halo 5: Guardians open or close the show?
(9:09) – Will a Halo: Reach remaster be revealed?
(12:34) – Will Xbox One receive an updated model or price cut?
(14:32) – Will Microsoft HoloLens be mentioned during the conference?
(17:02) – Will we see a trailer for Gears of War 4?
Guest: River Kanoff
(23:27) – Will Scalebound receive a release window that is more specific than just 2015 or 2016?
(25:30) – Will we see Minecraft in any capacity during the conference?
(27:58) – Will the phrase “powered by Xbox Live” (or similar) be mentioned?
(31:03) – Will Rare’s new game make use of one of their old franchises?
(33:21) – Will Phil Spencer change his outfit during the course of the show?

Guest: Squallmuzza
(41:00) – Will we learn the final name for Project Morpheus?
(45:17) – Will No Man’s Sky, The Witness, or Adrift have Project Morpheus functionality announced?
(49:44) – Will a new model of PlayStation Vita be announced?
(53:37) – Will a collection of Uncharted games be announced for PlayStation 4?
(55:28) – Will we see a gameplay demo for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End?
Guest: Darkurai
(1:04:32) – Will Gran Turismo 7 be revealed?
(1:07:09) – Will Guerrilla Games, Bend, or Media Molecule reveal their PS4 game?
(1:10:45) – Will Level-5’s planned JRPG project partnership with Sony Japan be revealed to be a new IP?
(1:13:21) – Will a sequel be announced during Sony’s conference, in which the last game in its series was released within the last five years?
(1:14:57) – Will the phrase “U.S. dollars” be mentioned?

Guest: Faulerro
(1:17:59) – Will a new Super Smash Bros. DLC character be revealed?
(1:22:42) – Will the first Nintendo and DeNA mobile games be revealed?
(1:24:50) – Will an Animal Crossing game for Wii U be revealed?
(1:27:16) – Will another new game line of Amiibo figures (i.e. Smash Bros., Super Mario, Splatoon so far) be revealed?
(1:29:34) – Will the next mainline series Pokémon game (not a spinoff) be revealed for 3DS?
Guest: CyberLink420
(1:33:31) – Will Retro Studios’ next game be revealed?
(1:36:12) – Will the concepts presented last year in Project Giant Robot or Project Guard appear in a full Wii U game?
(1:38:44) – Will an HD remaster of a game be announced for Wii U?
(1:41:04) – Will Virtual Console, the new Club Nintendo program, or NX be mentioned in the Nintendo Digital Event?
(1:43:28) – Will the phrase “Up until now” be mentioned in the Nintendo Digital Event?

Guest: XTheDarkOne
(1:50:39) – Will an Elder Scrolls game (not Elder Scrolls Online) be discussed during Bethesda’s conference?
(1:53:48) – Will Square-Enix reveal a release month for Final Fantasy XV in the U.S.?
(1:56:39) – Will new video footage of Kingdom Hearts III be shown during the Square-Enix conference?
(1:59:17) – Will a new Star Wars game (not Battlefront) be revealed?
(2:01:23) – Will EA reveal Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered?
Guest: Cadet Hat Sean
(2:07:07) – Will Ubisoft reveal a Rayman, Splinter Cell, or Watch Dogs sequel?
(2:10:21) – Will Rock Band 4 or Guitar Hero Live be featured with a trailer or demo during a press conference?
(2:13:14) – Will a specific release date for the U.S. be revealed for Persona 5?
(2:15:00) – Will a new game from Rockstar be revealed?
(2:16:47) – Will a new game be revealed in a series where its last game was released over ten years ago?

Guest: KindKing01
(2:20:32) – Fallout 4
(2:21:45) – Banjo-Threeie
(2:23:07) – The Last Guardian
(2:24:54) – Metroid (Wii U or 3DS)
(2:26:08) – Resident Evil 7
Guest: MajorMoses
(2:29:09) – Left 4 Dead 3
(2:32:56) – Shenmue HD
(2:34:56) – Crash Bandicoot
(2:36:18) – Beyond Good and Evil 2
(2:37:37) – Parappa the Rapper


Episode 160: SkypE to th3 Third (Part 1)

50 E3 2014 Yes/No Questions, Big Boss Predictions, and Kiefer Predictions are discussed. We used Skype in order to have fans of the show call in live to discuss speculative E3 topics with us. In this first part of this long episode, discussion includes Microsoft and Sony, whereas part two includes Nintendo, Third-Party, and much more! Fans gave their bold “Big Boss Predictions” and then followed it up with even crazier “Kiefer Predictions,” after the news broke that Kiefer Sutherland would be the voice of Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid V. After E3 happens, we will be back next weekend with the winner of our Yes/No contest in order to discuss all that happened at the Electronic Entertainment Expo! But for now and for posterity, enjoy this hype-filled episode! Youko, Super, TonyTH, and all our fans who called in break down the latest news from the gaming world!



– Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will open or close the conference
– A game will be shown during the conference that requires (not optional) Kinect controls
– SmartGlass functionality will be mentioned during the conference
– Halo 5: Guardians will be demoed on stage during the conference
– The rumored Master Chief Collection, with a collection of numbered Halo games on Xbox One, is true
– The recently price-cut and Kinect-less Xbox One is addressed during the conference
– A teaser trailer of the new Gears of War game for Xbox One is shown during the conference
– Microsoft mentions future virtual reality plans during the conference
– An old franchise from the studio Rare is rebooted on Xbox One
– Phil Spencer changes his outfit during the course of the conference

– A specific release date is mentioned for the U.S. public release of PlayStation Now
– Project Morpheus (PlayStation’s virtual reality system) is mentioned during the conference
– A new, exclusive Vita game (not a port or a remake) is announced during the conference
– Uncharted 4 has a presence at the conference
– A new God of War game is announced for PlayStation 4
– The Last of Us 2 (a brand new sequel/prequel, not the original game remastered on PS4) is announced
– Either Quantic Dream or Media Molecule reveal their new PlayStation 4 game
– PlayStation 4 makes a value move (price cut or included bundle) to counter Microsoft’s recent price cut
– A woman speaks on stage as a presenter during the conference
– The phrase “US dollars” is said during the conference

Episode 156: Virtual Fools

Super Mario 3D Land in the Smash Bros. Update, Virtual Reality at GDC, and April Fool’s Day are discussed. Also, Polaris’ GAME_JAM debacle and Square Enix’s paradigm shift in the Soapbox segment, Japan’s World Cup 2014 mascot is our Hilarity of the Weak, and much more! We are joined by SolidSnake120 from Twitch and TheDobaga from Read the Manual – what will they get on their Soapbox about? Youko, TonyTH, SolidSnake120, and TheDobaga break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Cucumber/Kukobu Quest

Watch this episode in video form (or download the audio at the bottom)


Tony: South Park: The Stick of Truth, NBA Jam (SNES)
Doba: RollerCoaster Tycoon
Scott: Final Fantasy X HD, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Dark Souls II
Youko: Tales of Symphonia, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, 999: The Novel HD, inFAMOUS: Second Son

Headline 1: Smash Bros. Update – Super Mario 3D Land
Headline 2: GDC – PlayStation gets VR with Project Morpheus prototype AND Facebook buys Oculus Rift for $2 billion
Headline 3: April Fool’s Day 2014
Hilarity of the Weak: Pikachu is Japan’s mascot for 2014 World Cup

Amazon to reveal game system plans on April 2
Phil Spencer is the new head of Xbox division
Disney buys Maker Studios (Blip, Polaris, more)
Assassin’s Creed: Unity confirmed AND Sources leak “Comet”
Kickstarter game on hold after two years
PS4 receiving large video sharing update soon
EA no longer the “Worst Company in America”

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Pokémon Battle Trozei, inFAMOUS: Second Son, Blazblue Chrono Phantasma, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Part 2, Goat Simulator, MLB 14: The Show

Youko: How I Met Your Mother series finale
Scott: Bravely Default’s success shifts Square Enix’s paradigm
Doba: Polaris’ GAME_JAM debacle
Tony: Retro gaming on CRT TVs

Doba: GDC Postmortem: Portal 2
Scott: GundamInfo channel AND DEATH BATTLE: Luigi vs. Tails
Tony: TheCompletionist’s FFVII retrospective
Youko: President Obama plays Titanfall AND Team Four Star’s Attack on Titan Abridged: Episode 1 (Ep. 1-6 SPOILERS)

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