Short Pause Gaming Podcast #100: Nintendo Switch's Concerning Reveal, Scalebound Canceled, & Celebrating the Century Mark!
Well, we made it! We've officially hit triple digits! It's been a helluva journey up to this point, and we've got a helluva journey still to come, but we celebrate our 100th episode in style by going in depth with the long-awaited reveal of the Nintendo Switch. Oh, and we're also debuting a video version of the podcast! The gang's all here to celebrate (Brent, Ben, Bender, and Frankie), so buckle up, return your trays and seat backs to their upright position, and enjoy the ride as we break down all of the latest and greatest in the world of gaming. Topics this week include:
- Nintendo Switch Releases March 3rd, Will Be $299.99 - Nintendo finally pulled back the curtain on their snazzy new hardware, and the system is releasing in early March with a price tag on the high-end of prognosticators expectations. This was just the beginning of the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017, though, as the show featured plenty of game and hardware reveals. Was this the conference fans wanted to see?
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gets a Release Date - Not only did The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild steal the show with its epic new trailer at the Nintendo Switch Presentation, it also nailed down a formal release date as a launch title for Nintendo Switch. With the launch lineup exceedingly thin for the new console, will Breath of the Wild be purchased by everyone who picks up a Switch on day one?
- Super Mario Odyssey is Coming Holiday 2017 - Nintendo officially revealed the new Mario game coming to the Nintendo Switch during the holiday season later this year, and it's called Super Mario Odyssey. While the game looks great, is this going to be the only title worth owning on the Switch this fall?
- Breaking Down Everything We Know About Nintendo Switch - After this past week, the overall big picture surrounding the Nintendo Switch has become much clearer. What should fans be excited about? What aspects of the system are still causes for concern? What questions are still unanswered? There's a lot to discuss!
- Scalebound Has Been Canceled- Microsoft has pulled the plug on their big-time exclusive partnership with Platinum Games and Scalebound is no more. This effectively ends development of the game, bringing to an end four years of work. With Scalebound the latest in a long line of concerning cancels, what exactly is going on with Microsoft and their inability to successfully release new titles based on fresh IPs?
- Guerrilla Cambridge is Shuttered by Sony - The bad news continues as long-time developer Guerrilla Cambridge, responsible for games like Killzone Mercenary and RIGS, was shuttered this past week by Sony. This brings an end to their studio after 19 years. What exactly is happening with Sony's European studios and what does this cancelation mean, if anything, for the future of VR?
- Celebrating 100 Episodes - The Short Pause Gaming Podcast hits the century mark, and the fellas reflect back on 100 episodes of in-depth gaming talk, good-natured ribbings, and inappropriate flatulence!
- We can't thank all of you, the listeners, enough for your support of this show! We can't wait for the next 100 episodes!
- Plus, this week's new releases and much, much MORE!
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