Short Pause Gaming Podcast #86: The Last Guardian Delayed (Again), Tokyo Game Show 2016, & No Man's Sky's Latest Controversy
Brent's out streaking through the streets of East Lansing as he celebrates a Michigan State victory over Notre Dame, meaning it's up to Ben, Bender, and Frankie to discuss the latest and greatest in the world of gaming from the week that was. Topics this week include:
- Big Name Delays - Both The Last Guardian and South Park: The Fractured But Whole were delayed this past week, with the former being moved back a few weeks to December 6th, and the latter slipping into Q1 2017. With all of the games scheduled to release in Q1 of 2017 now, how many of these titles will move out of this release window?
- Tokyo Game Show 2016 Blowout - Sony's usual TGS press conference was devoid of any earth-shattering announcements, but it was full of trailers and release dates, and the fellas breakdown everything on display at the show. We also got our first glimpse of Metal Gear Survive in action! Is this game shaping up better than originally anticipated?
- Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection is Officially Announced - After weeks of leaks and rumors, Ubisoft finally officially announced The Ezio Collection, due for release this November. Will this be the remaster that Ezio and the Assassin's Creed franchise deserve? Or is this destined to be a half-hearted cash-in to make sure that fans get to play some kind of Assassin's Creed game this fall?
- No Man's Sky's Latest Controversy - President of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, admitted this past week that No Man's Sky probably didn't have the greatest PR strategy. The internet predictably melted down. Was Shu on to something with his comments?
- The Curious Case of the NX Release Date - Nintendo's European site lists The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's amiibo line for release in early March, prompting many to wonder if this is when we can expect to see the actual release of the NX as well. Do these figures hint at the release date for Nintendo's newest hardware, or is this much ado about nothing?
- August's NPD - The results are in, and Xbox One is the hardware champ for August, while Madden 17 takes the software crown. Surprisingly, No Man's Sky makes an appearance at number two on the software list without factoring in digital sales. If digital sales were included, would No Man's Sky have actually outsold Madden 17 for the month of August??
- Plus, this week's new releases and much, much MORE!
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