Short Pause Gaming Podcast #83: Gamescom 2016, A New Metal Gear, & Does Project Scorpio Spell The End For Console Generations?
Frankie and Bender are off this week, meaning it's a blast from the past as Brent and Ben two-man the show this week to talk the latest and greatest in the world of gaming. Topics this week include:
- Konami Announces Metal Gear Survive - Konami wastes no time in getting to work on the next Metal Gear, as the mega-publisher announces Metal Gear Survive, a four-payer cooperative survival experience. With this game unveiled less than a year after the release of The Phantom Pain, is this a simple cash-in on the Metal Gear brand, or a legitimate attempt at making a good game?
- Gamescom 2016 Recap - Gamescom was chock-full of games and new trailers this year, from Gears of War 4 to Dishonored 2, and the fellas discuss all the stand-out vids from this past week. After watching the new Resident Evil 7 trailer, will the guys be able to handle the series' return to horror in VR?
- Destiny: Rise of Iron Info Drop - A Bungie VidDoc spills the beans on the long-awaited arrival of private PvP matches, the new Supremacy Crucible mode, and more. The sci-fi developer also lifts the lid on Destiny: The Collection, a compilation of the entire Destiny saga for those new to the franchise. Will the Short Pause Guardians be ready for the new "Wrath of the Machine" Raid on September 23rd?
- EA Says Mass Effect Remasters "Likely" - EA has done a 180 in terms of their stance on remastering their older titles. The publisher noted this past week during Gamescom that there is a demand for these remasters, and that a remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy was "likely." Did EA make a mistake in not working on Mass Effect remasters earlier?
- Final Fantasy XV is Officially Delayed - Square Enix has officially delayed Final Fantasy XV until November 29th, and they say it's for a good reason. With this delay, the publisher is hoping to avoid a hefty day one patch that those without internet access will be unable to download. It also give them extra time to polish the game to a "T." With the new release date of November 29th coming towards the end of the fall rush, is this delay a blessing in disguise for the RPG epic?
- Microsoft Says Scorpio Will Bring an End to Console Generations - Microsoft made the bold claim this past week that with the release of Project Scorpio at the end of 2017, console generations will be no more. Is Microsoft onto something here?
- Plus, this week's new releases and much, much MORE!
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