Short Pause Gaming Podcast #133: RDR2, Cuphead Impressions, & What is Rocksteady Working on Next?
With Frankie and Bender out this week, it's a two-man show as Brent and Ben once again get together to talk the latest and greatest in the world of gaming. Topics this week include:
- Cuphead Impressions - Developer StudioMDHR's gorgeous run-and-gun platformer inspired by 1930s animation has finally arrived, and it's been well-worth the wait. With second-to-none animation, tight controls, and an enjoyable challenge, Cuphead is poised to be one of the year's best platformers. Now that the game is out in the wild, is Cuphead as difficult as it's been made out to be? Is this game unfairly hard?
- Red Dead Redemption 2 Gets a New Trailer - Rockstar's upcoming western opus finally got a new trailer, and it looks like it's shaping up nicely. Full of violence, fisticuffs, horse-wrangling, and other cowboy things, Red Dead Redemption 2 is on track to be one of Spring 2018's biggest titles. Looking ahead, when might we learn more concrete details about the game, including its release date?
- Rocksteady Says Fans Will Lose Their Minds Over Their Next Game - Gaz Deaves of Rocksteady, developers of the Batman: Arkham series of games, sent out a little tease over Twitter this past week assuring patient fans that the studio is working on something that said fans are going to "lose their minds" over. Could a long-awaited, proper Superman game be in the works? Another super-hero perhaps? Or is this going to be an entirely new, original IP?
- Nintendo Bans YouTube Live Streaming - In a strange move, Nintendo has announced that members of their much-maligned "Creators Program" will now be forbidden from live streaming Nintendo content over YouTube, to the delight of almost no one involved in the program. What's the motivation behind Nintendo's latest controversial decision?
- The Wii Shop Will Shut Down Completely in 2019 - While it's understandable that Nintendo would close the doors on its legacy console's online store some 13 years or so after its release, what's more concerning is the fact that the games people have purchased will no longer be re-downloadable come 2019. What does this say about the future of digital media in this industry? Is this the dire future staunch supporters of physical media have warned us about?
- Bluehole Talking With Sony About PUBG on PS4 - In a move that is not surprising, Bluehole has revealed their in talks with Sony about eventually bringing their mega-hit "Battle Royale" game to the platform. With some kind of exclusivity deal in place with Microsoft, when could we see PUBG come to PS4?
- Avalanche Studios Hiring for Next-Gen Project - Avalanche Studios, developers of the Just Cause series, are apparently hiring people to work on a "next-gen" project, presumably for the "PS5" and "Xbox Two" (or whatever they'll be called). Four years into this current life-cycle, are we closer to the next-generation of consoles than we think?
- Plus this week's new releases, what we've been playing, and tons more!
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