Episode 79 – Final Fantasy 7 Remake DEMO, GDC Postponed

recorded on Mar 6, 2020


The Game Developer Conference (GDC) has been postponed until Summer 

Little Bits

E3 is still planned to take place in LA even though there is a state of emergency for that city due to Coronavirus concerns (IGN)

Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo impressions (Gameplay @ 3:45 and boss fight @ 34:00)

Valorant and Project G.G A Go-Go, new games from Riot and Platinum, were revealed this week

  • Valorant……
    • A lot of Overwatch and CS:GO competitive players will try and go pro. At least according to some shade being thrown on Twitter
  • Project G.G…….
    • The third installment in Hideki Kamiya hero trilogy; kaiju fighting game looks like

FaZe Clan is in the news again. One of their members Daniel “Dubs” Walsh was suspending indefinitely by FaZe for using a racial slur on stream (ESPN)

  • “FaZe Clan will not tolerate any form of hate speech. It is imperative for us to foster an inclusive environment in this community.” – FaZe Clan Rep
  • “We are requiring Dubs to go through sensitivity training and proactively requiring all FaZe Clan members to go through sensitivity training immediately”

Someone ELSE got banned this week. Carl Riemer from SoaR gaming (CoD streamer) (dexerto)

  • He was drunk talking to the chat on stream, playing with a handgun and it accidentally went off in his monitor
  • He was banned from representing SoaR Gaming and banned from Twitch
    • Community guideline for Twitch bans the use of weapons on stream
  • Play stupid games, win stupid prizes  

Rapid Fire

The Last of Us will be made into a tv series on HBO written by the Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and the creative director of the game Niel Druckmann (Hollywood Reporter) HOLY SHIT!!

  • Chris Parnell, HBO programming president and co-president of Sony Pictures Television Studios, has said “This is the first of many shows we intend to develop with our friends at PlayStation Productions.”

EA cancelled a third Star Wars game in three years with a could have been a Battlefront spin-off

  • Viking was the most recent game to be axed by EA and was supposed to be the spin-off
  • Orca was the second one that was cancelled and was supposed to be an open world 
  • Project RagTag was the first and was aimed to be an Uncharted like bounty hunter game
  • There are two Star Wars projects in development at EA right now (Jason Schreier)
    • 1) Jedi Fallen Order Sequel  2)  A smaller more unusual project at EA Motive
  • The unknown project could be codenamed Star Wars: Maverick
  • Wild speculation has started that it could be a space dogfighting game or something similar to the classic Rogue Squadron games (Polygon)

Hunt: Showdown is getting cross-play between consoles in an upcoming patch (PSLS)

Shannon Studstill, co-founder and head of Sony Santa Monica studio, leaves to become head of Google Stadia’s new studio in Playa Vista, California and Yumi Yang will take her spot. 

Death Stranding PC release will come with a bit of Half-Life cross-over.(Prima Games)

  • Some leaked images showed Sam Bridges wearing a headcrab. Not sure what other content is added. Probably most aesthetic

First ever Smash World Tour 2020 offers $250,000 in prize money with no Nintendo help

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Ghost of Tsushima dropped a new story trailer and a release date of June 26 (PlayStation)

Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition is available on the MCC on Game Pass (Xbox)

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