This week the guys open the show with Nintendo Switch hype aplenty with only a few days to go until Nintendo releases their seventh major home console. Next, Dennis the Cynic challenges Adam and Asad with retro arcade trivia designed to challenge the most seasoned video game historians near and far. The second segment of the show opens with this week's rapid fire news including a resolution to recently stolen Nintendo Switch consoles, Portal writer Erik Wolpaw leaves Valve, you can claim your Nintendo Switch user ID ahead of the launch, Xbox Games with Gold for March 2017, Nintendo Virtual Console games will not be available when the Switch launches, Nintendo is planning to host a video presentation on upcoming indie titles on the Switch, 343 Industries promises split screen on all Halo titles moving forward, Irrational Games has changed their name to Ghost Story Games, Sunset Overdrive may have a future with or without Microsoft, the recent D.I.C.E. awards are discussed as well as this week's video game releases. Finally, Adam wraps up the show with a review of Halo Wars 2, currently available on Xbox One and PC.
This week Adam opens up the show with tales of his unexpected and somewhat stressful Oroville Dam adventures. Next, it's this week's Rapid Fire News including the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo is set for a March 2017 release on the Nintendo Switch, Mass Effect Andromeda will feature meaningful side quests similar to The Witcher 3 according to BioWare, Disney drops PewDiePie after anti-semitic jokes, Nintendo outlines the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC plans, 80 new gold and silver Pokémon and much more have been added to Pokémon Go, PlayStation Now will no longer be supported on multiple consoles/devices, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has a June 2017 release date, a released video of the Nintendo Switch OS suggests Eshop purchases will finally be tied to an online Nintendo account and this week's video game releases are discussed. Finally, the guys wrap up the show with some Game Shaming.
This week the Gaming Marathon is lucky enough to have Mr. Evan the Mayor from the City That Breeds Podcast back on the show to reminisce on some of the worst fighting games of all time. Next, it's this week's Rapid Fire News including details on Boost Mode for the PS4 Pro, E3 is selling 15,000 tickets to the general public, Netflix has announced a new Castlevania TV series is in the works (what a horrible night to have a curse), South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed again, the Call of Duty franchise will return to traditional combat, Destiny 2 is slated for a fall 2017 release, Valve is developing new VR games, EA punishes Madden NFL champion for incredibly racist posts on Twitter and this week's video game releases are discussed. Finally, Asad wraps up the show with a second opinion on Resident Evil 7: Biohazard from the perspective of a noted disturbed person.
In a long standing tradition of the Gaming Marathon Podcast, Adam opens up the show with yet another GameStop rant based on the their recent, somewhat devious activities. Up next, it's this week's Rapid Fire News including strong sales for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Square Enix puts Deus Ex franchise on hiatus, the father of Pac-Man Masaya Nakamura has passed away, Nintendo delays Animal Crossing mobile, BioWare's new IP is not an RPG, Star Wars Battlefront 2 will officially feature a single-player campaign, Nintendo has sold 1.5 million NES Classic Editions and apologies again for shortages, PlayStation Plus titles for February 2017 will be available soon, Zenimax was awarded $500 million in Oculus lawsuit, an upcoming Playstation 4 update will finally add external HDD support and this week's video game releases are discussed. Finally, Adam wraps up the show with a very ghoulish review of the excellent Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.