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.
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.
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!
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.