The Inner Gamer,

279: Maneater, Halo Infinite and Xbox Games Showcase

July 27, 2020

This week on The Inner Gamer, Brett dives deep (literally) into Maneater. He’s invested more time into this Shark RPG. We cover the story, game mechanics and how this seemingly surface-level game really ends up having a lot more depth than you’d imagine. Live the life as a shark and eat people. Austin also finally gives in and buys Ghost Recon Breakpoint but this time on PC. With the addition of AI teammates and the new Ghost Experience, he is pleasantly surprised at where this game has gone and he just may be enjoying it.

In the news this week, Rocket League goes free to play and leaked footage comes out from a canceled Sucker Punch game that looks really good but not as unique as Ghost of Tsushima. Ubisoft also says they’re not raising prices on games for next-gen yet and Oculus Quest 2 may be on the horizon.

Our discussion is all about the Xbox Games Showcase. Xbox had a lot to achieve in this event and overall it was a bit of a letdown. A less than ideal showcase of their flagship title Halo Infinite and some mediocre games with not a lot of full-on gameplay led to some disappointment from fans. They did cap it off with a Fable announcement so there’s still some hope. They also showcased how powerful and worth it the Game Pass can be.

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Show Notes
    • 5:34


    • 14:42

      AI Teammates in Ghost Recon Breakpoint

    • 31:54

      Rocket League, Ubisoft Next-Gen and Oculus Quest

    • 1:06:49

      XBOX Games Showcase featuring Halo Infinite and Fable

    • 1:46:02

      Upcoming Video Game Releases

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