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The Training Stage is a video game podcast that provides in-depth conversations on the latest industry news and rumors. New episodes every Saturday!

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The Training Stage is a video game podcast that provides in-depth conversations on the latest industry news and rumors. New episodes every Saturday!

    Episode 88 - The Game Awards 2020 Predictions

    Episode 88 - The Game Awards 2020 Predictions

    Tyler and John get ready for The Game Awards 2020 by predicting who will take awards back home this year.

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    Music by Rukunetsu and used with permission.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 87 - PlayStation 5 First Impressions

    Episode 87 - PlayStation 5 First Impressions

    PlayStation 5 is finally here! Tyler and Kory (long-time friend of the show) both got their hands on the new hardware, controller, and games. After about two days with the console, we discuss our first impressions of the hardware itself, the user interface, and digital store experience. As for games, we give our first thoughts on Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Bugsnax, Demon's Souls, and Astro's Playroom. We also look forward to the future and share what we are most excited about in 2021.

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    Music by Rukunetsu and used with permission.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 86 - STEVEEEEE

    Episode 86 - STEVEEEEE

    In the midst of the plague, Steve joins the battle in Smash! John and Tyler argue about watching The Simpsons in widescreen, Tyler discusses the wonders of Picross, and John's prayers of a new Virtua Fighter may actually come true. Maybe. Also, Super Mario Sunshine is not THAT difficult. Come on, guys.

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    Music by Rukunetsu and used with permission

    TIMESTAMPS

    03:53 - Super Mario 3D All-Stars

    18:27 - Picross DS

    27:45 - Steve and Minecraft content coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

    45:24 - Pokemon SWSH The Crown Tundra release date announced.

    50:02 - Teslagrad 2 is now in development at Rain Games.

    53:23 - Genshin Impact is now available on PS4, PC, and mobile.

    56:31 - The Pathless will release alongside PlayStation 5 on November 12th.

    58:28 - Capcom and Netflix officially announce Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a CG series featuring Leon and Claire.

    1:04:33 - VentureBeat: Mass Effect: Legendary Edition coming early next year.

    1:09:37 - Konami brings Metal Gear, Castlevania, and Contra titles to GOG.

    1:12:04 - Sega teases a new Virtua Fighter eSports project.

    1:14:49 - Nier: Replicant and Nier: Reincarnation details from Tokyo Game Show.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 85 - Microsoft Buys Bethesda

    Episode 85 - Microsoft Buys Bethesda

    In an industry-shaking move, Microsoft has announced plans to purchase Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda. What does this acquisition mean for the future of Bethesda's IP? For the future of Xbox's first-party? On the first half of this episode, we discuss those questions and more. Then, on a solo segment, John discusses the impact of this year's Summer Game Fest, and whether it should continue beyond 2020.

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    Music by Rukunetsu and used with permission.

    TIMESTAMPS

    01:21 - Microsoft announces their plans to acquire Zenimax Media, parent company of Bethesda.

    34:57 - The aftermath of Summer Game Fest.

    • 59 min
    Episode 84 - It Eats Monsters for Breakfast

    Episode 84 - It Eats Monsters for Breakfast

    Sony has finally revealed the launch date, launch games, and price for PlayStation 5, alongside a slew of new game announcements. Final Fantasy XVI, Hogwarts Legacy, and a new God of War title. Nintendo also had a lot to say this week, announcing two new exclusive Monster Hunter titles from Capcom, a new mainline Disgaea from NIS, and more.

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    Music by Rukunetsu and used with permission.

    TIMESTAMPS

    03:03 - PlayStation 5 launches on November 12th, 2020, starting at $399 USD for the digital-only edition. The standard PS5 model, with a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive, will sell for $499 USD.

    08:51 - Launch titles from PlayStation Studios.

    15:09 - PS5 titles will now retail for up to $69.99, starting with Demon’s Souls and Destruction All-Stars.

    24:06 - PlayStation Plus Collection.

    31:34 - Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon: Forbidden West, and Sackboy are all coming to PS4.

    40:31 - Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix, PS5 Console Exclusive)

    50:56 - Hogwarts Legacy (WB Games Avalanche)

    1:03:01 - Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (Capcom)

    1:04:49 - God of War sequel (Sony Santa Monica) - SPOILER WARNING FOR GOD OF WAR 2018!

    1:10:10 - What other games did we like from the PS5 Showcase?

    1:18:06 - Kena: Bridge of Spirits, the debut title from studio Ember Lab, delayed to Q1 2021.

    1:19:21 - General thoughts on the Nintendo Direct Mini - Partner Showcase | September 2020

    1:20:04 - Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, Switch Exclusive)

    1:22:51 - Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Capcom, Switch Exclusive)

    1:25:55 - Ori and the Will of the Wisps is available now on Nintendo Switch.

    1:27:07 - Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (Imagineer, published by Nintendo)

    1:28:29 - Balan Wonderworld from Square Enix launches on March 26th, 2021.

    1:30:46 - Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (NIS, Switch Console Exclusive)

    1:31:44 - Rune Factory 5 (Marvelous)

    1:34:05 - Production and manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended worldwide.

    1:39:45 - Michel Ancel, creator of Rayman and Beyond Good and Evil, is leaving the video game industry.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 83 - Xbox Series S Revealed

    Episode 83 - Xbox Series S Revealed

    After months of speculation, Microsoft has officially revealed the Xbox Series S, along with pricing for both Seires X and S consoles. Nintendo has revealed a brand new Zelda game for the holidays and Ubisoft revealed a Zelda-like experience of their own. Also, for you PC players, NIVIDIA has revealed their next-generation of GPUs.

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    Music by Rukunetsu and used with permission.

    TIMESTAMPS

    04:47 - What did John think of the Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct?

    19:43 - A quick review of Marvel's Avengers from Crystal Dynamics.

    32:40 - Xbox Series X and Series S launch on November 10th for $499.99 and $299.99 USD, respectively.

    56:11 - Nintendo and Koei Tecmo announce Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for Nintendo Switch.

    1:00:39 - Immortals: Fenyx Rising, formerly known as Gods & Monsters, launches on December 3rd, 2020.

    1:07:22 - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake announced.

    1:11:32 - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition launches later this year.

    1:14:24 - Riders Republic, a new sports IP from Ubisoft, will launch on February 25th, 2021.

    1:20:12 - NVIDIA announces their next-generation of GPUs, the GeForce RTX 30 Series.

    1:27:36 - Bloomberg: AT&T is no longer looking to sell Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

    1:28:44 - Bloomberg: Nintendo is beginning to ask developers to make their Nintendo Switch software 4K-ready.

    1:33:49 - Sega is planning to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog in 2021 with new games and more.

    1:37:11 - Amazon Australia has listed five upcoming first-party PS5 titles with new box art and screenshots.

    1:40:37 - No More Heroes III has been delayed into 2021.

    • 1 hr 45 min

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