Outer Wilds

GOTY Watch 2019 officially begins as Chris and Jake make their way through the independent space exploration game Outer Wilds. They discuss the game’s seven year development history, surprisingly thrilling gameplay style, and all of those sweet, sweet spoilers.

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Resources Mentioned:

https://outerwilds.gamepedia.com/Outer_Wilds_Wiki

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/235008/Road_to_the_IGF_Alex_Beachums_Outer_Wilds.php

https://player.fm/series/no-cartridge-audio-1993679/episode-135-outer-wilds-forever-with-alex-and-kelsey-beachum

Detroit: Become Human

This month, current events changed the way Chris and Jake saw Detroit: Become Human and left them both wishing it did a better job telling its story. They discuss the game’s unique controls and presentation and give a sneak peek at next month’s Game of the Month: Outer Wilds.

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Bonus: Stadia Reality Check, Switch Lite, Epic Games Store

In this bonus episode, Chris and Jake re-examine their plans for investing in Google Stadia after a concerned listener chimed in; they take a look at the recently announced Switch Lite (it’s got a D-pad!) and talk about the surprisingly controversial Epic Game Store.

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Some of the sources we discussed in this episode:

Google Stadia's Game Prices Are Absolutely Ridiculous!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV0frDlSy9U

Google Stadia Games CONFIRMED To Be Full Price? What A Joke!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMY1Z8RrzK4&t=446s

There's No Point to Google Stadia - Inside Gaming Daily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQB_JNfafgQ

Nobody Wants Stadia, xCloud According to Survey - Inside Gaming Daily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbSap0J72yk&t=106s

Just 15% of European gamers are interested in Google Stadia and xCloud: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-06-26-just-15-percent-of-european-gamers-are-interested-in-google-stadia-and-xcloud

Nintendo Announces $199 Switch Lite with Fewer Features - Inside Gaming Daily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ze53ABt1co

Nintendo Switch Lite vs. Nintendo Switch: What Should You Buy?: https://www.tomsguide.com/face-off/nintendo-switch-lite-vs-switch

Steam VS Epic Games Store Bad for Everyone? - Inside Gaming Daily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds3dtoiPEDE&t=296s

Epic Throws Money at Angry Shenmue Backers - Inside Gaming Daily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9r4MgfSwa4&t=442s

Splitgate: Arena Warfare...and Other Free-To-Play Games

A month ago Chris thought Splitgate: Arena Warfare might be the next Fortnite, but in just a few short weeks it’s become a forgotten relic. Who knew things can change that quickly? Chris and Jake try to talk about this Halo/Portal hybrid but mostly end up discussing all the other big free-to-play games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Chris’s new favorite: Quake Champions. They also discuss next month’s Game of the Month: Detroit: Become Human.

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Bonus: E3 News and Other Sports Games

In their first mid-month bonus episode, Chris and Jake talk about E3 news including Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel's Avengers, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Project Scarlett, and Google Stadia. Then they reminisce about sports games of the past, including NHL 19, NBA 2K19, Nascar Thunder 2003, Everybody’s Golf, and...um...Handball 16?

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MLB The Show 19

Take me out to the ball game! In their very first episode, Chris and Jake play MLB 19: The Show. They reminisce about other baseball games from their childhood (including Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. and Chōkūkan Night: Pro Yakyū King), discuss MLB 19’s new modes like “March to October,” and give their verdict on whether you should check it out.