Episode 43 – Google Stadia, Pokemon Direct

recorded on June 7, 2019


Google Stadia held its first E3 conference yesterday and revealed some big info (Google)

  • Launch info shown is free for base, $10 for pro, pre order founders edition now
  • Founders Edition costs $130 launches November this year, comes with stuff like:

  • chromecast ultra
  • dark controller

  • 3 months of pro and a pro pass to give to a friend – pro comes w/ all of Destiny 2 content
  • Games that were shown during the show that will be on or coming to Stadia:

    • Baldur’s Gate 3
    • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
    • Many more games
    • GYLT
    • Get Packed

Pokemon Direct happen Wednesday showed off new Pokemon, systems, characters (Nintendo)

  • Release date for Sword and Shield is November 15, there will be a bundle
  • New gameplay mechanics like dynamax, max raid battles, battle systems, play w/ friends
    • Pokemon can be found roaming the world and randomly in tall grass
    • Dynamax is when Pokémon become giant and gain more powerful moves.

It only works once per battle but only lasts 3 turns

  • Max Raid Battles are a multiplayer feature where players come together to face wild Dynamax Pokémon.  Pokémon in Dynamax Battles vary depending on location.  Some Pokémon can only be found in Max Raid Battles

Little Bits

Rocket League Radical Summer update June 10 with new modes, events, cosmetics (Psyonix)

  • June 10 – July 1 = 80s Blockbusters
  • July 1 – July 22 = ’80s Culture
  • July 22 – August 12 = ’80s Television
  • New modes are Spike Rush and Beach Ball

Destiny 2 will go free to play with all Year One content on September 17 (Kotaku via Bungie)

  • The title will be Destiny 2: New Light and will be free on all platforms
  • The PC version will move from Battle.net to Steam
  • Year One content includes the Curse of Osiris and Warmind expansions
  • A new expansion, Shadowkeep will release as a stand alone story on September 17
  • No more limited time exclusive content for any platform for the future of Destiny
  • There will be cross saves and progression across all platforms including Playstation
    • Sony agreed to this the day before Bungie’s announcement yesterday

Rapid Fire News

The official Gears of War twitter account posted key art for the game (DualShockers)

  • This is believed to be the box art and it confirms a rumor we talked about on May 17

Ninja Theory new game Bleeding Edge has leaked on resetera earlier today (resetera)

  • We rumored about this earlier, the technical alpha starts June 27
  • 4 v 4 melee class based combat, will have single player co op aswell

Shenmue 3 delayed from this August to November 19 (Shenmue dev team)

DragonQuest Walk announced and is very similar to Pokemon Go for DragonQuest (Kotaku)

Cuphead comes to Tesla Cars but only the first world not the whole game (PushSquare)

Avengers Endgame directors working to adapt Magic the Gathering for Netflix (Polygon)

Square-Enix teases new game Outriders with more info at their E3 conference (Square-Enix)

Support for Xbox One and Playstation controllers coming to tvOS and other iOS devices (Apple)

Xbox to launch own deodorant, body wash, shampoo in summer Australia and NewZ (Polygon)

Xbox is working on changing gamertags to be more like discord (Windows Central)

Sony is working on 16 player parties with party chat (Kotaku)

The Uncharted movie finally gets a 2020 release date (Playstation Lifestyle)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Lots of Xbox deals are happening now due to E3 time and some are listed below(wccftech)

  • Fortnite bundle, which includes the special color Xbox One S with 1TB of storage,
    • Fortnite Battle Royale, a controller, 2,000 V-Bucks, and special in-game items.
    • The set comes with a month-long trial of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.
  • $10 off white, black, and special edition wireless controllers
  • $100 off the Xbox One X and $50 off all other Xbox One models
  • Look out for 75% off select games

Jumanji gets its own video game with a release date of November 15 (Playstation)

Rumor Mill

More Watch Dogs 3 info has leaked, title is Watch Dogs Legion (Kotaku via Amazon UK)

  • There will be more details at E3; from the product description page it reads:
    • Play as anyone, Every individual you meet in the open world, has a full set of animations, voice over, character traits and visuals that are generated & guided by gameplay systems
  • Apparently you will see different events at different times depending on the NPC

Jason Schreier has heard that Ghost of Tsushima, Cyberpunk 2077, TLOU2, FFVII (Part 1) are slated for first half of 2020……if that is true then early 2020 is fucking dope!

Xbox Anaconda aiming for 2x power of X and Lockhart aiming for 4x power of base Xbox One

The Surge 2 release date leaks and is slated for September (GameSpot)

FIFA 20 is rumored to have Neymar Jr. on the cover and slated for September 27 (resetera)

Gears of War series in the works for Netflix (resetera)

There may be a new Xbox Elite version 2 controller revealed during Xbox E3 show

There may be a King Kong Godzilla fighting game announced or shown at E3 this year

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