The Microsoft-Sony relationship is the real show, while epic losses spring from Epic's war chest.
The Mash Those Buttons Show
We look at E3's Return, debate what a Last of Us remake would look like, and fret about Cyberpunk.
Sony is shutting down some online stores, Microsoft could turn Discord into a store, and Reggie leaves Gamestop stores
Microsoft says there will be exclusive Bethesda games, and is it time to defend Bobby Kotick amongst the Activision-Blizzard layoffs?
This week we bid farewell to Anthem and possibly the term "looter shooter," we look further at the CD Projekt Red hacking, and Nick is getting tired of Henry Cavill being in all the video game movies.
The Mash Those Buttons family comes together to recap the highs and lows of BlizzConline.
CD Projekt Red was hacked, EA's deciding Anthem's fate, and some actors were cast in roles that seem less than ideal.
The Gamestop Stock price finally drops and some investor got burned, Blizzard won't be dropping any big games this year, and an Ori dev drops some fire about overpromising studios.
Katie from The Tauren & the Goblin joins to discuss Gamestop's wild week, Ninja's poor parenting answer, Activision-Blizzard's poor diversity answer, and Cyberpunk 2077 mods.
Microsoft attempts to raise the price of XBox Live, Vicarious Visions is absorbed into Blizzard, Resident Evil multiplayer, and still no Half-Life 3?
CD Project Red is sorry and says they'll do better, Lucasfilm Games is doing better in sharing the Star Wars license, and fan sites need to do better in speculating on trademarks.
The PogChamp face is removed from twitch, Nintendo laughs in Microsoft's face, and Cary, NC faces a purchase of Epic proportions!
Jarret, Nick, and Kurabara talk about their favorite games of 2020. The Last of Us 2! Hades! Final Fantasy VII Remake! Cyberpunk 2077! What games got the love this year?
Jarret's been playing Cyberpunk 2077 on pc while Sony delists the game. Also, EA buys Codemasters, Riot is making an MMO, and Walmart employees make getting a PS5 harder than it already is.
Cyberpunk 2077 may have missed eligibility for the Game Awards, but they can both be together on this week's show. Also, will Psycho Mantis know Oscar Isaac's imdb?
Microfoft and Sony should work together while Bioware Vets depart, and a husband learns he should not have tried to pass off his PS5 as an air purifier.
Kurabara's got a PS5 and luckily hasn't done one of the many things to brick it. Ubisoft Montreal got swatted, Stakester is Gambling, and 007 is coming back!
The Playstation and Xbox releases did not go flawlessly, although some people vaping into their Xbox probably didn't help. Twitch is sorry and Amazon would probably consider that weak apology toxic.
Mass Effect returns. Sony is keeping the PS5 off shelves for COVID concerns. Ubisoft removed a podcaster from Watchdogs. Avengers disassembled Square Enix's revenue.
Cyberpunk is delayed and the Game Awards will not be the same. EA pays a hefty loot box fine. Anthem's update is detailed. Phil Spencer has plans for Game Pass. Netflix wants Assassin's Creed.
Jarret talks GTFO, Phil Spencer says Microsoft doesn't need Playstation to make the Bethesda deal work, and Twitch tells streamers to GTFO if they play unlicensed music.
Sony debuts the new Playstation 5 UI which is bad for parties but good for recording, while Microsoft parties with Gamestop. Also, don't mess with trademarks.
Sony tears down the PS5 while Microsoft UK tears down how you turn a console. Also, Microsoft might be in the market for Bungie and Amazon exits the crucible that is the shooter market.
We're back with our NA Grand Finals preview, looking at where the Shock and Fusion match up with the pack, and making our final predictions. Plus, the offseason begins!
Microsoft buys Bethesda while Sony finally reveals the PS5 price and Amazon is getting into cloud gaming.
Jarret and Nick are hyped about the Microsoft price and release date reveal. Sony? Probably not so much.
Super Mario 35th Anniversary, Epic vs Apple, Fortnite's Marvel crossover, and the Biden campaign's Animal Crossing crossover.
We are changing the format of The Mash Those Buttons Show and the Mash Those Buttons Patreon.
Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part II marketing, and the cost of games vs the cost of development.
Devolver Direct 2020, Devolverland Expo, Ubisoft Forward, and more.
Mixer Shutdown, Marvel's Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire, Pay to Win Games.
EA Play, Playstation 5 Price Leak, and Pokemon Direct
Discussing a week of big reveals with the Playstation 5 and Destiny 2: Beyond Light events.
Very different show this week.
Playstation 5 Compatibility Strategy, Accessibility vs Competitive Balance, June Games Preview, and more.
Ghostrunner Demo, Unreal Engine 5 on PC, Rebuilding Anthem, VALORANT Release, and more!
Unreal Engine 5, Ghosts of Tsushima Event, Escape from Tarkov, and more.
XBox Series X Showcase, what the future of consoles looks like, and hitting the Streets of Rage.... 4.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Summer Games Festivals, the Hate Click Game, and more!
VALORANT Beta, GTFO Early Access Report, and more!
PS5 coming on time, Resident Evil 4 Remake, 90's Nostalgia, Crunch Culture, and Journey to the Savage Planet.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Impressions and Death Stranding's Affect on Games
PS5 Controller, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and the End of the Console War.
On our second episode this week we discuss Control: The Foundation DLC and Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Animal Crossing Anxiety, The Last of Us Part II Delayed, the State of Esports, and more!
The State of VR, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bleeding Edge, April Games Preview, and more.
XBox and PS5 specs, impressions and thoughts about DOOM Eternal and the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo, the decline of E3, and Gamestop is an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new flagship show from Mash Those Buttons
September was packed with games, but we managed to take the time to check out Astral Chain. Platinum Games is known for their combat games, but Astral Chain is looking to give you than and a bit more. Does it work out? Jaa, Mikey, and Kurabara discuss.
Jaa, Mikey, and Kurabara give their thoughts on the latest Gears of War. This GoW has the biggest changes since the series inception, but is it enough to keep players engaged?
Jaa, Mikey, and Kurabara have spent the last week and change playing Borderlands 3 and are now ready to talk about it. You might have heard nothing has changed. That might be true.... if you don't include the shooting mechanics, vehicle customization, combat flow, level design, and a bunch of other quality of life changes. Enjoy!
September is packed full of games, but August managed to slide in a major release right before the end of the month. Jaa and Mikey get together to talk about their experiences in Remedy's paranormal thriller: Control.