Rated G for Gamers
Dan and Dave are your hosts for Rated G for Gamers, a weekly podcast about video games, retro collecting, movies and more. New shows every Tuesday. www.ratedgforgamers.com
info_outline Episode 289 - Finally Nintendo Gives Us Bluetooth Audio 09/22/2021
Episode 289 - Finally Nintendo Gives Us Bluetooth Audio Nintendo delivers on the one big feature everyone has been asking for, Bluetooth audio. We thought it was a hardware problem but they made it happen. Also not to be outdone, Sony drops a new PlayStation 5 update with some much sought after quality of life features. And accessory company Razer is now selling finger sleeves for mobile gaming on episode 289 of Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Episode 288 - Remake of the Old Republic 09/13/2021
Episode 288 - Remake of the Old Republic It's 9/11 when this episode was recorded. At the top of the show Dan and Dave share their thoughts and experiences from that day on the 20th anniversary of the attack. In gaming news, Sony has a killer showcase with a ton of surprises and great looking trailers. Also, Sony acquires developer Firespite which is made up of old Studio Liverpool employees who used to be under Sony's umbrella and we get a first look at the Matrix Resurrections trailer.
info_outline Episode 287 - The Game Grading Scandal 09/08/2021
Episode 287 - The Game Grading Scandal Accusations of foul play surface around record-breaking graded game auctions between Wata Games and Heritage Auction House. YouTuber, Karl Jobst broke the alleged scandal recently and even more news has come to light. Dan and Dave break all the details down and what this means for game collectors everywhere. Also in the news, Sony has a PlayStation showcase coming up, THQ Nordic announces 10th anniversary showcase and you can get a free teeth cleaning if you beat this Dentist at Smash Bros.
info_outline Episode 286 - Gamescom Wrap-up 08/31/2021
Episode 286 - Gamescom Wrap-up Gamescom and come and gone and Dan and Dave have your wrap-up right here. Also it's the end of the month so we got your September game releases at the top of the show, Dave gets a PS5 and Dan has a gamer grief with Microsoft on episode 286 of Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Saturday Morning Retro Episode 16 - Voodoo Vince (Xbox), Syndicate (PC), Tron Evolution (PS3), Donkey Kong (GB) 08/29/2021
Saturday Morning Retro Episode 16 - Voodoo Vince (Xbox), Syndicate (PC), Tron Evolution (PS3), Donkey Kong (GB) On this month's episode of Saturday Morning Retro, Dan and Dave talk about Tron Evolution for the PS3 and Donkey Kong '94 for the Gameboy and in our Triple R segment, Syndicate for the PC and Voodoo Vince for the original Xbox.
info_outline Episode 285 - Please Welcome the New CEO of Atari 08/23/2021
Episode 285 - Please Welcome the New CEO of Atari Oh boy, our favorite rapper turned game console developer Souja Boy claims he's CEO of Atari. Could this be true? Also in the news, Halo Infinite delays co-op and forge mode, EA issues statement about delisting some of their classic games and a leak claims Sly Cooper 5 is in Development. All that and some spicy game of the year discussion on episode 285 of Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Episode 284 - Nintendo Drops Axiom Verge 2 and the Gaming World Goes Wild 08/17/2021
Episode 284 - Nintendo Drops Axiom Verge 2 and the Gaming World Goes Wild Nintendo's gets a big win for a solid Indie World Showcase. Metal Slug Tactics, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk and Axiom Verge 2 just to name a few! Also in the news, an Amiga 500 mini console is coming early 2022, Dr. Disrespect is starting his own videogame studio and a new Wipeout game could be coming for the PSVR 2. All that and more on episode 284 of Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Episode 283 - More Fallout for Activision Blizzard 08/10/2021
Episode 283 - More Fallout for Activision Blizzard It's been a big week of news as Activision Blizzard continues to experience fallout from their lawsuit, leaks come out from secret PSVR 2 press conference, Metroid franchise celebrates its 35th anniversary and a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. sets new record at auction. All that and Dan has trouble finding a Loftwing Amiibo on episode 283 of Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Episode 282 - Activision Blizzard, the Cosby Room and the Resignation of J. Allen Brack 08/04/2021
Episode 282 - Activision Blizzard, the Cosby Room and the Resignation of J. Allen Brack Activision Blizzard in very hot water after the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing files lawsuit against company for discrimination and sexual harassment against women in the workplace, employees stage a walkout in protest and J. Allen Brack, head of Blizzard Entertainment steps down during all of this. It's big news that's still unveiling itself and Rated G is here bring you all the coverage and expose why the games industry is a terrible place that needs some much needed reform.
info_outline Saturday Morning Retro Episode 15 - Fallout 2 (PC), Mortal Kombat Mythologies - Sub Zero (PS1), Infamous (PS3), Halo - Combat Evolved (Xbox) 07/29/2021
Saturday Morning Retro Episode 15 - Fallout 2 (PC), Mortal Kombat Mythologies - Sub Zero (PS1), Infamous (PS3), Halo - Combat Evolved (Xbox) On this month's episode of Saturday Morning Retro, Dan and Dave talk about Infamous for the PS3 and Halo - Combat Evolved for the original Xbox and in our Triple R segment, Fallout 2 and Mortal Kombat Mythologies - Sub Zero.
info_outline Episode 281 - ...And E3 2021 Finally Comes to a Close 07/27/2021
Episode 281 - ...And E3 2021 Finally Comes to a Close EA finally comes to the party and has it's EA Play 2021 which to us signals the end of the E3 2021 season. Did they show anything good? Did Madden 22 steal the show? Also in the news, Ed Boon talks Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter crossover, Tencent acquires Sackboy developer Sumo Digital and a mint condition NES collection fetches 30k at Goodwill auction. All that and more on episode 281.
info_outline Episode 280 - The Steam Deck Enters the Ring 07/20/2021
Episode 280 - The Steam Deck Enters the Ring Big news this week as Valve reveals switch-like handheld gaming PC the Steam Deck, Netflix and PlayStation could be teaming up for a game streaming service and Nickelodeon squares off against Nintendo with their own Super Smash Bros. style game. All that and Super Mario 64 breaks records as the most expensive game sale of all time on episode 280 of Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Episode 279 - The Switch We Wanted is not the Switch We Got 07/13/2021
Episode 279 - The Switch We Wanted is not the Switch We Got Nintendo finally debuts the new version of their successful handheld/home console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch OLED. Does it stack up to the rumors? Listen in to find out. Also in the news, Sony drops their State of Play, Kojima and Microsoft moving forward with exclusive game and Netflix Ceases Services on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. All that and more on episode 279 of Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Episode 278 - The Dead Space Revival? 06/29/2021
Episode 278 - The Dead Space Revival? EA makes the news this week with rumors of a Dead Space revival and they try and revamp their loot box mechanics in FIFA 21 FUT mode. Have they learned their lessons and made things fair and transparent? Listen to find out all the dizzying details. Also in the news, Katsuhiro Harada says Tekken X Street Fighter isn't cancelled, Konami reveals a new game and Dan and Dave go over their game of the half year.
info_outline Saturday Morning Retro Episode 14 - Advance Wars (GBA), SSX Tricky (PS2), Call of Duty - Black Ops II (WiiU), Wipeout (PS1) 06/26/2021
Saturday Morning Retro Episode 14 - Advance Wars (GBA), SSX Tricky (PS2), Call of Duty - Black Ops II (WiiU), Wipeout (PS1) On this month's episode of Saturday Morning Retro, Dan and Dave talk about Wipeout for the PS1 and Call of Duty Black Ops II for the WiiU and in our Triple R segment, Advance Wars and SSX Tricky.
info_outline Episode 276 - E3 2021 Day 3 and 4 06/18/2021
Episode 276 - E3 2021 Day 3 and 4 E3 is winding down and Dan and Dave have all the coverage on the final presentations. Both Nintendo and Limited Run Games are on this episode. So join us as we break down all the info and give these two conferences a grade.
info_outline Episode 274 - E3 2021 Day 1 06/15/2021
Episode 274 - E3 2021 Day 1 E3 2021 has finally begun and we've got some presentations to break down for you. On this episode, Dan and Dave talk about the Summer Game Fest 2021, Day of the Devs Showcase 2021, Devolver Digital's E3 2021 presentation and Ubisoft Forward 2021. So take a listen as they break down what was big, what was surprising and what they are excited about.
info_outline Episode 273 - The E3 2021 Predictions Show 06/08/2021
Episode 273 - The E3 2021 Predictions Show E3 is back baby and Dan and Dave can't wait for the big show. They do their annual predictions and boy are there some good picks. Listen as they break down what they think is gonna go down and what they're most looking forward to.
info_outline Episode 272 - Yet Another Sonic Collection 06/02/2021
Episode 272 - Yet Another Sonic Collection On this episode, Amazon Buys James Bond Studio MGM for $9 Billion, Virtua Fighter returns with a new PS4 exclusive, a new Nintendo Switch Pro listing briefly appears on Amazon Mexico and our lead story, the Sonic anniversary showcase. All that and more on episode 272 Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Saturday Morning Retro Episode 13 - Ratchet and Clank (PS2), Peace Keepers (SNES) 05/30/2021
Saturday Morning Retro Episode 13 - Ratchet and Clank (PS2), Peace Keepers (SNES) On this month's episode of Saturday Morning Retro, Dan and Dave talk about Peace Keepers for the SNES and Ratchet and Clank for the PS2 and Dan poses the question, "Do you need to finish a game to properly review it?".
info_outline Episode 271 - Sony's Big Bet on Gaming 05/25/2021
Episode 271 - Sony's Big Bet on Gaming Recent news comes out about Sony getting into esports betting and it sheds some light on the acquisition of the EVO fighting game tournament. Also in the news, Geoff Keighley reveals details about Summer Game Fest, the internet scoffs at the Skyward Sword price tag take issue with the new Loftwing amiibo and one of the rarest Mega Man titles is getting a physical reprint. All that and Dave's living that deck life on episode 271 of Rated G.
info_outline Episode 270 - The Propellerhead Controversy 05/18/2021
Episode 270 - The Propellerhead Controversy Capcom gets in some hot water when movie director says Resident Evil Village copied his monster designs, God of War Ragnarok release date reportedly delayed and PS5 has more than 25 exclusive games in active development. Dan and Dave wax poetic over It Takes Two and Dan has a gamer grief with Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade. All that and more on episode 270 of Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Episode 269 - Wal-Mart Throws It's Hat in the Streaming Ring 05/11/2021
Episode 269 - Wal-Mart Throws It's Hat in the Streaming Ring Limited Run Games is partnering with Xbox, Sony registers trademark for Sunset Overdrive and a leak from the Apple vs. Discord legal battle shows Walmart is entering the video game streaming business. All that and Dan signs the Days Gone 2 petition on episode 269 of Rated G.
info_outline Episode 268 - Next Gen is Finally Here 05/04/2021
Episode 268 - Next Gen is Finally Here At the top of the show, Dan's got some retro shopping pro tips and Dave discusses the Falcon and the Winter Soldier. In the news, the PS5 State of Play for April drops and Ratchet and Clank looks sufficiently next gen, a golden Wii created for Queen Elizabeth II is being sold and Konami Won't Be Attending E3 2021. All that and more on episode 268 of Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Saturday Morning Retro Episode 12 - Def Jam Vendetta (PS2), Chrono Cross (PS1) 04/24/2021
Saturday Morning Retro Episode 12 - Def Jam Vendetta (PS2), Chrono Cross (PS1) On this month's episode of Saturday Morning Retro, Dan and Dave talk about Def Jam Vendetta for the PS2 and Chrono Cross for the PS1, the 1 year anniversary of Saturday Morning Retro and their favorite retro consoles.
info_outline Episode 266 - Capcom's Gotta Get Their Act Together 04/20/2021
Episode 266 - Capcom's Gotta Get Their Act Together Capcom reveals all the new Resident Evil content coming out soon and boy is the demo release schedule unnecessarily complex. Also in the news, the PS4 clock battery could cause issues for users, Sony allegedly passed On Hideo Kojima’s next game and Bioshock goes open world. All that and revelations that aliens are real on episode 266 of Rated G for Gamers.
info_outline Episode 265 - The New Face of E3 04/14/2021
Episode 265 - The New Face of E3 Big news this week as we get word of the plans for E3 2021. Who will be presenting and how the show will run in a general sense. Some big names like Sony and Square-Enix won't be attending, will they do their own thing? Also, in the news, Dan's cousin grabs a spot on AEW, Sony is shifting away from smaller games in favor of blockbuster hits and the Dreamcast prototype for the cancelled Castlevania surfaces. All that and we mourn the loss of DMX on episode 265 of Rated G.
info_outline Episode 264 - The $25,000 Mario Hustle 04/06/2021
Episode 264 - The $25,000 Mario Hustle April Fool's just passed as of this recording and we've got all your pranks right here! In the news, Sony's has it's sights on Crunchyroll for $1.1 Billion, Bungie has a new IP Looking to Launch in 2025 and scalpers list Super Mario 3D All-Stars for insane prices. All that and Dan and Dave commiserate the cancellation of a live PAX East on this episode of Rated G for Gamers.