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This & That Gaming Podcast Ep 39 - The Social Network This and That Gaming Podcast

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It is time for episode 39 of the This & That Gaming Podcast and this one is a bumper episode! We have a ton of Nintendo news this time around including the recent Nintendo Direct, new Pokemon game announcements, more Switch upgrade rumours and a firmware update for the….Wii U?? Wait, what? We also have a round up from Sony’s recent ‘State of Play’, more PlayStation games coming to PC, Microsoft rolling out FPS boosts to older backwards compatible games and a ton more.


We are joined in the second half of the show by special guest Tim Gadler, aka ‘SegaMasterTim’, who fills us in about his time working as one of Sega’s ‘Game Counsellors’ here in Australia, his recent unfortunate suspension from Twitter and what his plans are going forward. We also take a look back at the absolutely amazing year that 1998 was for video games.


Thank you for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!


 


Show Notes:


Backward compatible titles receiving an ‘FPS Boost’ on Xbox Series X/S: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/02/17/making-backward-compatible-games-even-better-with-fps-boost/


Everything announced in the recent Nintendo Direct: https://www.ign.com/articles/nintendo-direct-february-2021-live-updates-everything-announced-news


Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remakes coming to Switch this year: https://www.gameinformer.com/pokemon-presents/2021/02/26/pokemon-diamond-and-pearl-remakes-coming-to-switch-this-year


New game ‘Pokemon Legends Arceus’ coming to Switch in early 2022: https://www.gameinformer.com/pokemon-presents/2021/02/26/new-pokemon-game-is-an-open-world-story-set-in-feudal-style-sinnoh


Nintendo just released the first Wii U update since 2018: https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/2/22309312/nintendo-wii-u-console-software-update


New switch with OLED screen and 4K output will arrive this year! https://www.kotaku.com.au/2021/03/report-new-nintendo-switch-with-4k-output-oled-screen-will-release-before-christmas/


Sony announces new PSVR helmet in development for PS5: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/23/sony-announces-new-playstation-vr-headset-in-development-for-playstation-5


More PlayStation Games Are Coming To PC, Starting With Days Gone: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/23/more-playstation-games-are-coming-to-pc-starting-with-days-gone


Sony to start supporting that external SSD slot this winter: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2021/03/sony-will-reportedly-start-supporting-ssd-upgrades-for-the-ps5-later-this-summer/


Everything announced at Sony’s ‘State of Play’: https://www.gamesradar.com/au/playstation-state-of-play-february-2021/


Anthem 2.0 Canceled by BioWare: https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/24/22276485/anthem-next-redesign-bioware-ea-canceled


Monster Hunter Rise port confirmed for 2022: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/26/monster-hunter-rise-pc-port-is-planned-for-2022


Fall Guys Studio 'Mediatonic' Acquired By Epic Games: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/03/02/fall-guys-studio-acquired-by-epic-games-as-mediatonic-shares-whats-next


Metallica's BlizzCon performance gets the DMCA treatment on Twitch and it's ridiculous: https://twitter.com/i/events/1363128457517961216?s=20 


Diablo 2: Resurrected announced at BlizzCon. Coming to PC and all current consoles: https://www.pcgamer.com/au/diablo-2-resurrected-release-date-alpha-changes/


Rogue class unveiled for Diablo 4: https://www.gameinformer.com/blizzcon/2021/02/19/diablo-iv-rogue-revealed-at-blizzcon


Blizzard Arcade Collection released today: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/23617535/relive-the-legacy-announcing-the-blizzard-arcade-collection


Puzzle Bubble on the C64 nearly complete. This is Madness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa1Xf5hjPcM&feature=youtu.be 


New Mortal Kombat film gets official trailer!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJHY4ggYCk4


PS3 Emulation: https://www.notebookcheck.net/When-did-that-happen-The-RPCS3-emulator-now-runs-Uncharted-Drake-s-Fortune-better-than-the-PlayStation-3-on-a-C

It is time for episode 39 of the This & That Gaming Podcast and this one is a bumper episode! We have a ton of Nintendo news this time around including the recent Nintendo Direct, new Pokemon game announcements, more Switch upgrade rumours and a firmware update for the….Wii U?? Wait, what? We also have a round up from Sony’s recent ‘State of Play’, more PlayStation games coming to PC, Microsoft rolling out FPS boosts to older backwards compatible games and a ton more.


We are joined in the second half of the show by special guest Tim Gadler, aka ‘SegaMasterTim’, who fills us in about his time working as one of Sega’s ‘Game Counsellors’ here in Australia, his recent unfortunate suspension from Twitter and what his plans are going forward. We also take a look back at the absolutely amazing year that 1998 was for video games.


Thank you for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!


 


Show Notes:


Backward compatible titles receiving an ‘FPS Boost’ on Xbox Series X/S: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/02/17/making-backward-compatible-games-even-better-with-fps-boost/


Everything announced in the recent Nintendo Direct: https://www.ign.com/articles/nintendo-direct-february-2021-live-updates-everything-announced-news


Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remakes coming to Switch this year: https://www.gameinformer.com/pokemon-presents/2021/02/26/pokemon-diamond-and-pearl-remakes-coming-to-switch-this-year


New game ‘Pokemon Legends Arceus’ coming to Switch in early 2022: https://www.gameinformer.com/pokemon-presents/2021/02/26/new-pokemon-game-is-an-open-world-story-set-in-feudal-style-sinnoh


Nintendo just released the first Wii U update since 2018: https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/2/22309312/nintendo-wii-u-console-software-update


New switch with OLED screen and 4K output will arrive this year! https://www.kotaku.com.au/2021/03/report-new-nintendo-switch-with-4k-output-oled-screen-will-release-before-christmas/


Sony announces new PSVR helmet in development for PS5: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/23/sony-announces-new-playstation-vr-headset-in-development-for-playstation-5


More PlayStation Games Are Coming To PC, Starting With Days Gone: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/23/more-playstation-games-are-coming-to-pc-starting-with-days-gone


Sony to start supporting that external SSD slot this winter: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2021/03/sony-will-reportedly-start-supporting-ssd-upgrades-for-the-ps5-later-this-summer/


Everything announced at Sony’s ‘State of Play’: https://www.gamesradar.com/au/playstation-state-of-play-february-2021/


Anthem 2.0 Canceled by BioWare: https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/24/22276485/anthem-next-redesign-bioware-ea-canceled


Monster Hunter Rise port confirmed for 2022: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/26/monster-hunter-rise-pc-port-is-planned-for-2022


Fall Guys Studio 'Mediatonic' Acquired By Epic Games: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/03/02/fall-guys-studio-acquired-by-epic-games-as-mediatonic-shares-whats-next


Metallica's BlizzCon performance gets the DMCA treatment on Twitch and it's ridiculous: https://twitter.com/i/events/1363128457517961216?s=20 


Diablo 2: Resurrected announced at BlizzCon. Coming to PC and all current consoles: https://www.pcgamer.com/au/diablo-2-resurrected-release-date-alpha-changes/


Rogue class unveiled for Diablo 4: https://www.gameinformer.com/blizzcon/2021/02/19/diablo-iv-rogue-revealed-at-blizzcon


Blizzard Arcade Collection released today: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/23617535/relive-the-legacy-announcing-the-blizzard-arcade-collection


Puzzle Bubble on the C64 nearly complete. This is Madness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa1Xf5hjPcM&feature=youtu.be 


New Mortal Kombat film gets official trailer!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJHY4ggYCk4


PS3 Emulation: https://www.notebookcheck.net/When-did-that-happen-The-RPCS3-emulator-now-runs-Uncharted-Drake-s-Fortune-better-than-the-PlayStation-3-on-a-C

1 hr 57 min