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241: Grindstone, Blizzard Bans Hearthstone Player and Next Gen Consoles

October 14, 2019

Brett continues his tour of Apple Arcade with a new game called Grindstone from Capy Games. You may know them as the developers behind Below as well as Sword and Scorcery. It’s a puzzler with a ton of great mechanics all part of the $4.99/month price point on Apple Arcade. We also dive deeper into Shadowkeep for Destiny 2 talking about the dailies, the new loot and much more.

Our news focuses on the controversy surrounding Blizzard’s ban of the Hearthstone player for expressing his opinion on stream of what’s going on in Hong Kong with the Chinese government. As a result of this action the player took, Blizzard banned him from competing and revoked his prize winnings. After much backlash from gamers, they reduced his ban and gave his money back but that didn’t stop gamers from voicing their opinion towards Blizzard. We also talk about the Fortnite black hole that has the servers intentionally down. By the time this podcast drops, it may be back but we discuss what happened leading up to the eventual release of Fortnite Chapter 2 with a new map.

Our discussion this week is all about next-gen consoles. Playstation officially revealed their new console to be Playstation 5 and it’s coming Holiday 2020. We can now speculate what’s to come with Playstation 5 vs. Project Scarlett from Xbox. We also talk about what we want them to work on to improve both systems for the future. The console wars are back.

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Show Notes
      • 4:02


      • 15:49

        Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

      • 29:59

        Gaming News

      • 1:06:34

        What We Want from Next-Gen Consoles

      • 1:32:26

        Upcoming Video Game Releases

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