News Game Plus Podcast 79 - the mostly Sony edition

June 21, 2021

Dermie and Jason are back for another dose of videogame news:
- Industry personal moves
- XBox Live Gold no longer required to play rubbish games like Fortnite
- PS3 and Vita stores no longer being closed
- Sony patents A.I. that will finish hard levels for you
- Knuckles will be in the Sonic 2 movie probably because Sega no longer makes the third episode of Sonic things any more
- Sony is paying devs to keep their games off GamePass
- Sony is also paying devs to not allow cross-play
- Sonic games are coming back and life is good (for Dermie at least)
- Is Sony going to add movies to PS+ ?
- Should you buy games at full price if you want more of them?
- After all the Cyberpunk backlash how did it actually affect sales?

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June 4, 2021

Dermie and Jason are back with the an in-depth take on the big gaming news: - Minecraft Cave and Cliffs update is now coming in 2 parts and Dermie thinks Microsoft has a problem - Square Enix says it is not for sale - Oxenfree 2 announced (play the first one now if you haven't) - PS5 can now save games to USB but as usual because it is Sony there is a big catch - More games get FPS boosts including Crysis because your console isn't hot enough - Ubisoft is shutting down some game servers - Avengers is adding something but who even cares - People are buying lots of PS5's for some reason ...

April 30, 2021

Dermie and Jason look at another big week of videogame news: - Peter Dutton is blaming Grand Theft Auto for sexism - Ghost of Tsushima is getting a movie - Among Us is coming to GamePass - Cancel Culture is after Six Days in Fallujah, but Dermie reckons everybody is looking in the wrong direction - EA Play now part of GamePass PC - Which games got an FPS boost on Xbox Series S & X ? - Will Pikmin AR succeed where Minecraft AR failed? - One day in the future when your PS4 battery dies your games will die as well (forever) - BAFTA Game Award winners #newsgameplus lots more

April 26, 2021

Another massive week of gaming news gets pulled apart and mocked by Dermie and Jason: - Will Halo Infinite be open world? - Dermie explains how Elite Dangerous destroyed itself and became no fun - How political will Six Days In Fallujah actually be? - Denuvo DRM is being used in PS5 games for some reason - Take 2 CEO reckons gamers want to pay more money for games #newsgameplus lots more

April 8, 2021

Another big week of gaming news means another big podcast. Dermie and Jason deep dive into: - anti-union ads on Twitch - are videogame controversies looking in the wrong place for things to get upset about? - Harry Potter - Cyberpunk 2077 can not be played in 4K on any existing GPU - Diablo save files - Sony is dead in Japan; Nintendo is in charge now - Switch 4K rumours #newsgameplus more

March 10, 2021

Dermie and Jason update you on another massive week in gaming news: - Lots of Pokemon announcements - Is the PS5's speedy new hard drive too speedy for its own good? - A Division movie is coming - Harry Potter game shenanigans - Anthem is dead but will anybody notice? - Epic settles a class action in V-Bucks as if that is real money now - Apple demands all Steam's sales info and Steam says GTFO fite me IRL #newsgameplus more

February 25, 2021

We're back after being grounded again. This week Dermie and Jason catch up on 2 big weeks of gaming news: - Xbox Series X backward compatibility gets even better - Splatoon 3 is coming to Switch - Fall Guys is coming to Switch and Xbox - Bungie has a new IP coming in 2025 - Diablo 2 is being remastered - Last year's Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 announcements were exactly what we thought they were at the time - The Last Of Us TV show gets its 2 main actors - Sony's PS5 game pricing is suicidal - The Sonic 2 movie is official #newsgameplus more

February 11, 2021

Everybody was talking stonks this week so Dermie and Jason got their Trading Places vibe on and joined in: - we have the latest stats about employment in the Australia videogame industry - AMD says PS5 and Xbox Series X shortages will continue for the first half of this year - Gamestonk #newsgameplus more

February 2, 2021

Dermie and Jason get stuck into the latest 2021 videogame news and there is a lot to cover: - Resident Evil Village will set a world record for going Rule 34 - You don't need Xbox Gold to play Fortnite but you should because it is a bad game - Vicarious Visions merges into Blizzard - Melbourne dev Big Ant purchased by Nacom - An open world Star Wars game is coming from the team that made The Division - Minecraft Earth getting shut down because we were all grounded - Optus and Telstra have one job but they want game streaming services to do it for them #newsgameplus and more

January 25, 2021

In the second part of our 2020 Rewind, Dermie and Jason revisit all the big videogame stories from the post-apocalyptic, locked-down version of 2020, and look at how everything actually turned out. #newsgameplus

December 29, 2020

In the first part of our 2020 Rewind, Dermie and Jason revisit all the big videogame stories from before the world was grounded. Remember the carefree days when we had announcements like Pax Aus dates or when E3 was still a thing? Good times. #newsgameplus

December 23, 2020

Another week of massive gaming news with Dermie and Jason: - What the hell is going on with Cyberpunk 2077? - Fortnite is stealing ideas again - it's only a matter of time before they start a podcast called News Game Plus - EA wins the auction for Codemasters on Ebay - Telstra reckons they can make your games go faster - We need to talk about Devotion and China #newsgameplus

December 11, 2020

Dermie and Jason are back with the week's big gaming news. All your favourite segments are here - Pants Watch, Twitter Is Full Of Dickheads, and Jason Has Bad Taste In Movies. Now guaranteed to have at least 20% videogame related content!! #newsgameplus

December 4, 2020

Dermie and Jason are back for another irreverent take on the latest news in videogames... - Avengers is yet to turn a profit for Square Enix - xCloud streaming could be coming to smart TVs as an app - Cyberpunk 2077 is now only delaying DLC announcements - Fortnite has a monthly subscription - Tim Sweeney does it again #newsgameplus

November 29, 2020

Don reviews Destiny 2 Beyond Light, Meg reviews Bugsnax, Jason reviews Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity and Em reviews Spider-Man Miles Morales!

November 29, 2020

Jason reviews Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Kart reviews Demon Souls, and Meg interviews Jarrod Farquhar-Nicol! #newgameplustv

November 23, 2020

Dermie and Jason take another irreverent look at the week's big gaming news: - Is Square Enix selling its IPs to Ubisoft after their Avengers disaster? - More PS5 Bugs - Cyberpunk 2077 - The best and worst videogame movies - Activision Blizzard casualising staff - Esports and The Game Awards #newsgameplus

November 19, 2020

Dermie and Jason take another irreverent look at the week's big gaming news: - Fake News and smoking Xboxes - PS5 Bugs - Take 2 buying Codemasters - No 1440 mode in PS5 unless you ask nice - Twitch DMCA shenanigans #newsgameplus

November 13, 2020

Don reviews Dirt 5, Kart reviews Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Meg reviews Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope! #newgameplustv

November 10, 2020

We're back to recording live in person. Dermie and Jason take an irreverent look at the week's big gaming news: - Mass Effect is getting a Legendary Edition and a new game - Sony shuts down a company making replacement wings for the PS5 - Kinect is even deaderer now - Tom Holland as Nathan Drake - A Stadia creative director is trying to get himself fired - Streaming services on the new consoles - Jason answers viewer questions about his new Xbox Series X - Baby Yoda makes a guest appearance but this is a podcast so you can't see him #newsgameplus

November 7, 2020

We review Spiritfarer and Watch Dogs Legion! #newgameplustv

November 7, 2020

We review Among Us, Genshin Impact and Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time! #newgameplustv

October 25, 2020

Jason revisits Monster Hunter World now the team have finished all the late game content, and Kart reviews Going Under! #newgameplustv

October 19, 2020

Dermie and Jason talk about something sportsball TV coverage gets away with that videogames wouldn't, the new Monster Hunter movie, Sega's 60th anniversary giveaways, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series backward compatibility, changing history in games to make us feel better, and the disturbing ramifications of requiring a Facebook login to use an Oculus headset. #newsgameplus

October 16, 2020

We discuss the gaming news of the week, Don reviews Star Wars Squadron and Jason reviews Rebel Galaxy Outlaw! #newgameplustv

October 11, 2020

This week in News Game Plus Dermie and Jason analyse the PlayStation 5 tear-down video, cloud gaming, Sony's sales plans, plus heaps more Sony and Microsoft console news. #newsgameplus

October 9, 2020

Jamie & Jason review 13 Sentinels, Crinj chats with Tina about Quantum Suicide and Don reviews Hades! #newgameplustv

October 9, 2020

Kart reviews Moon & discusses cult followings in games, and Jason reviews Not Tonight! #newgameplustv

October 9, 2020

Don, Jamie and Kart review Project Cars 3, and Meg chats with Alex Blaikie from ESL Australia! #newgameplustv

October 9, 2020

Meg & Jason review Tony Hawk's Pro Skate 1+2, Em checks out Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and Meg reviews Tell Me Why! #newgameplustv

September 29, 2020

Dermie and Jason analyse the week's big gaming news: What is behind the push for higher videogame prices? And who will really pay? Why did Microsoft pay 7.5 BILLION dollars for Bethesda? Is the PS5 launch line-up really the "best ever"? What is Sony's strategy to dwarf Microsoft? And why might it work? Plus a wrap-up of all the other big videogame news. #newsgameplus

September 17, 2020

On News Game Plus this week Dermie and Jason discuss PS5 and Xbox pricing, why the old console generations concept is over, and the epic battle of greedy corporations against other greedy corporations. #newsgameplus

September 13, 2020

We discuss the gaming news of the week, Meg & Don review Marvels Avengers, and Kart reviews Captain Tsubasa!

September 13, 2020

We discuss the gaming news of the week, Adrian reviews Crystal Chronicles Remastered, Milly reviews Beyond Blue, and Jason reviews Fairy Tail & Destroy All Humans!

August 30, 2020

Don tests our knowledge of the gaming news headlines in Quiz Time Event, Meg chats with journalist Steph Panecasio and Jamie kicks off a discussion on the 3D platformer renaissance.

August 22, 2020

Don reviews F1 2020, Kart reviews Microsoft Flight Simulator and Jason joins us to discuss the gaming news of the week! #newgameplustv

August 15, 2020

We discuss the gaming news of the week, including the latest Xbox and Halo announcements, Em reviews Ghost of Tsushima, Jason reviews Fall Guys and Crinj gets a rundown on what to check out on Xbox Game Pass! #newgameplustv

August 10, 2020

Dermie and Jason bring you the big gaming news: - Blizzard, tech and unionising - Spider man and the Avengers - PS4 controllers will not work with PS5 games - Halo Infinite - Sharing save games might be possible on the PS5 - News, games plus more #newsgameplus

July 30, 2020

Dermie and Jason talk Karens, Gaben chooses Xbox over PS5, the Playstation 5 sides can be removed, a white Xbox Series something controller has been photographed in the wild, Dermie misses his Amiga, the Analog Pocket retro handheld, the Xbox games presentation, Halo Infinite and lots more. Big thanks to Luke for this week's thumbnail. #newsgameplus

July 23, 2020

The most controversial News Game Plus podcast so far! Wearing masks, Sony Playstation 5 production numbers, Dermie reckons "review bombing" is a made up problem, playing as girls in games, and lots more. #newsgameplus

July 13, 2020

Dermie and Jason recap the big gaming news of the week: - Microsoft is buying game studios - get ready for an exclusives war - Why do Nintendo's new legal agreements have smaller videogame reviewers worried? - A Fallout TV series is coming - will every episode be about a settlement that needs your help? - Sega's new Astro City Mini has Dermie excited at the thought that retro consoles will finally break through the 16 bit barrier - The UK House Of Lords Select Committee wants loot-boxes classified as gambling - What is going on with Plants Versus Zombies Battle For Neighborville and why...

July 6, 2020

What is going on with Twitch? Cyberpunk Anime is coming Lots of big games are getting updates IGN did Fake News Seriously, what the hell is going on over at Twitch? #newsgameplus

June 22, 2020

News Game Plus takes another irreverent dive into the latest gaming news: - We give our thoughts on the PlayStation 5 design - What games are coming to the PS5 and will they live up to the hype? - New Pokemon Direct news - IGEA released Australian videogame sales numbers - how do they compare to movies and DVDs? #newsgameplus

June 11, 2020

It's been a big week for the world with Black Lives Matter protests everywhere, so this week's podcast gets serious: start to 16:38 - With one eye on the NDA, Jason talks about The Last of Us II. 16:39 to 46:39 - This week's gaming news. 46:40 to 59:20 - Videogame companies want to stop racism but what are the challenges and is it realistic? 59:21 to end - What can the Australian videogame industry do to help our indigenous community? #newsgameplus

June 5, 2020

News Game Plus turns 50. Join Jason and Dermie for an irreverent deep dive into gaming news. This week: - PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility news - Xbox One Series X backwards compatibility news - Is Sega serious? WTF was that? - Sony patched "backdoor" that allowed Chinese gamers to play unapproved games - Take 2 screws Kerbal Space Program 2 developer #newsgameplus

May 28, 2020

Deep dive into this week's gaming news with Dermie and Jason: - Are gaming events over? - Is Metroid Prime Trilogy coming to Switch? - Why are we hearing so much about the PlayStation 5 Hard Drive? - Why is Dermie ditching Elite Dangerous for No Man's Sky? - Tencent's videogame industry buying spree continues #newsgameplus

May 22, 2020

Deep dive into this week News, Games, Plus more with Dermie and New Game Plus Executive Producer Jason... - Why the difference between Xbox Game Pass subscriber numbers and PSN subscriber numbers means Sony is in serious trouble - Dermie explains the real reason Ubisoft is suing Apple and Google over a game that Alibaba copied - Epic Game Store did something good no really - Get ready for the Halo Infinite Box Series X - Tencent continues its buying spree - Jason reveals what kind of animal is our federal treasurer - Start a podcast and make ABC celebrities cry #newsgameplus

May 16, 2020

Deep dive into this week's big gaming news: - Why do Dermie and Jason think Sony is back in top form? - Microsoft and Sony are playing chicken with their next console pricing - Playstation store suspended in China - Civ 6 is showing how DLC can be done properly - Naughty Dog hates dogs - Cyberpunk will allow you to customise your genitals what even does that mean? - What is Nintendo quietly doing that everybody had a big bar fight over? - All the latest new, games, plus more! #newsgameplus

May 7, 2020

This week's big gaming news: - Boobs or violence - Cyberpunk 2077 and Last of Us show how immature our ratings system and attitudes are - Why did YouTube sign an exclusive streaming deal with PewDiePie? - Why don't we have an Assassin's Creed game with ninjas yet? - EA is returning to Nintendo but does Nintendo need them? - Where are Xbox GamePass and Xbox Live Gold going in the future? - We look at the player ratings in the new AFL videogame #newsgameplus

April 24, 2020

Jamie's back to host as he and Jason discuss this week's gaming news: - Next-Gen reveals might be sooner than you think? - Nintendo release BIG updates to Super Mario Maker 2 & Animal Crossing New Horizons. - GeForce NOW loses more publishers. #newsgameplus

April 17, 2020

Crinji joins Jason to cover this week's gaming news... - To help you stay at home, Sony is giving away Uncharted - V10 of Switch firmware lets you customise controller layout - Switch shipments in Japan have been suspended - Some of the best old Mario games are coming to Switch - The ESRB will now specify if a game has in-game purchases - Where is VR at now? - Where is Google Stadia at now? - Sonic is now available to purchase on-line - Steam Game Festival - Murasaki Gemu, our dedicated brand for Japan news and culture, has launched #newsgameplus

April 14, 2020

Welcome to the first episode of Playing The Movies, a podcast all about exploring the world of video game related movies. For our first episode, why not dive into a movie with "first" literally in the title? Join Jamie and guest Ben Kosmina as they discuss the rise of Pokémon, anime in the 90's, 4kids and the films 2019 remake!

April 9, 2020

It's a very sleepy edition of News Game Plus as Jamie & Jason discuss: - DualSense, the Playstation 5 controller! - Saints Row The Third is getting remastered? - E3 2020 is super, super dead. - Capcom want to remake more Resident Evil games. - LEGO Super Mario is coming way sooner than expected! #newsgameplus

April 4, 2020

With Dermie out of action temporarily, Jamie takes over for this once-off edition of News Game Plus. Join us as we discuss: - Sony delaying The Last of Us Part II & Iron Man VR. - Nier Replicant getting remastered, - Nintendo has PLANS for Super Mario Bros' 35th Anniversary - Epic Games are getting into publishing. - Randy Pitchford continues to be Randy Pitchford. - EB Games breaking street date on a lot of games. #newsgameplus

March 19, 2020

On News Game Plus this week: - Self isolating has finally become mainstream - Xbox Series X backward compatibility is getting even better - Call of Duty Warzone battle royale - Should games (and movies/streaming/TV) start paying attention to the worlds they build instead of the characters in them? - Dermie has a hot rumour about Sony buying some MASSIVE IPs that will completely change the console wars if true - Lego Mario is confusing - and MORE! #newsgameplus

March 13, 2020

On News Game Plus this week: - Dermie and Jason say how and why The Last of Us can work as a TV show - E3 2020 is now dead so you don't have to be - Call of Duty is getting a free to play battle royale - A new study finds no link between videogames and violence (again) but will the Karens care? - Command & Conquer and Red Alert remasters are coming - Anime cures coronavirus - and MORE! #newsgameplus

March 4, 2020

On News Games Plus this week: - Collective Karen is joining Stirling Griff's war on anime and manga - Division 2 is getting cross play and cross save between PC and ... Stadia - Some big games coming to PC - Bethesda is not on the same page as their customers (again) - Developers and publishers say why they don't want to make Stadia titles - Spain sets the standard for how to deal with lootbox games and we are big fans #newsgameplus

February 27, 2020

South Australian Senator Stirling Griff wants anime and manga banned because he claims it is child abuse material, how Coronavirus is starting to impact videogames, lots of XBox Series X details including cross-buy, now you've seen the Sonic movie what games should you play, and lots more as Dermie and Jason dive deep into this week's gaming news. #newsgameplus

February 24, 2020

Dermie reviews the Sonic movie. Overwatch and Diablo anime style cartoons are coming. Witcher 3 Switch gets cross save with PC. Sony's Playstation 5 will cost 670 AUD just in parts. If games are art then does anybody have the right to alter the artist's (developer's) work? #newsgameplus

February 14, 2020

Seasons, DLC and gambling in games. Dermie and Jason deep dive into the latest gaming news. #newsgameplus

February 7, 2020

Dermie and Jason break down all the latest gaming news: - Dermie gets controversial with why he thinks The Last Of Us 2 will be a disaster. - Lots of Switch news with big games announced and we throw in some sales figures for the console and Pokemon Sword and Shield. - E3 has a new format and it is awful. - Dermie has the synopsis of the Monster Hunter movie that is coming later this year and Jason is not happy with what he hears. #newsgameplus

January 30, 2020

Our podcasts are back for 2020 with Dermie and Jason discussing all the big gaming news: - Joe Biden wants to regulate videogames because they teach Americans (and only Americans for some reason) how to murder - Pax Aus dates announced - High framefrates are better than high resolutions and you can fight XBox head Phil Spencer irl if you disagree - what does the "strategic partnership" between Activision and Google really mean? - Dermie is worried that videogames being delayed means he'll be dead before he gets to play them #newsgameplus

December 19, 2019

In this week's podcast Dermie and Jason talk Xbox Series X, Australia reviewing its videogame classification system, what are PewDiePie's real plans, the new Playstation controller add-on, and our Game Of The Year. #newsgameplus

December 12, 2019

Dermie and Jason bring you all the gaming news for the week: - Forza now has a Battle Royale mode because all games will eventually have one - Untitled Goose Game is coming to Game Pass - Minecraft is finally cross play on PS4 - Rebellion aquires the rights to Bitmap Brothers games - will we finally see Speedball Online? - Which console is being used to watch porn on and what are its users searching for? The answers may disturb you - Dermie wants to know why YouTube is being turned into TV to keep advertisers happy instead of the other way round #newsgameplus

December 5, 2019

This week's gaming news with Dermie and Jason: - Sony says it will never make a handheld console again - Riot Games will pay out 10 million dollars because of their ridiculous culture and Dermie compares those allegations to his history in corporate I.T. and consulting - The Australian videogame industry only has 1,275 full-time employees. Canada's has 48,000 and generates 4 billion dollarydoos. We have a look at some of the numbers #newsgameplus

November 28, 2019

On this week's gaming news podcast Dermie and Jason occasionally talk about gaming news: - Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer will be monetised so start saving for costumes - Battleborn servers will be shut down in January and that has big ramifications for future retro gamers - Amazon is launching a game streaming service next year - Half Life Alyx looks great but does VR have a future? - You can cook eggs on a Google Stadia while watching your bandwidth fly out the window - Mechwarrior 5 Mercenaries is coming and it looks incredible - Can and should games be political? #newsgameplus

November 20, 2019

On this week's podcast Dermie and Jason rant about: - Command & Conquer and Red Alert are being resomethinged for PC - Half Life Alyx VR sadly does not have a 3 in the title - The best Halo game is coming to Masterchief Collection and PC - Project Xcloud is coming to "Other Devices" - 3 Yakuza games are coming to Xbox Game Pass - What do we think of the Dorito Pope Game Awards nominees? - Yu Suzuki may the best game developer many people don't know about #newsgameplus

November 13, 2019

Dermie and Jason pick apart this week's news in videogames: - Sonic got redesigned for the Sonic Movie and he looks fantastic - Death Stranding is coming to Steam and Epic - Minecraft Earth is in early access in Australia - Tencent wants to partner with Nintendo - Naughty Dog is hiring for a multiplayer game - China has introduced gaming curfews and spending caps - The Switch has sold 10 million units in Japan so we look at how that compares with other consoles #newsgameplus

November 7, 2019

Dermie and Jason bring you the week's gaming news: - Fortnite pro banned for using an aimbot - Kojima wants to make movies - Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 were announced so that everybody forgets why they were angry at Blizzard - Fallout 76 customers in Australia will get refunds - Boulderdash 30th anniversary is coming to Switch and Dermie is excited - Horizon Zero Dawn 2 is coming - Epic Games Store will soon be getting some actual store functionality - Angry Birds isn't what it used to be #newsgameplus

October 31, 2019

This week's gaming news: - Ancestor The Humankind Odyssey creator calls out reviewers who didn't play the game - Kotaku staff reprimanded for calling out their owners - Telstra wants you to buy lots of 5G to play Xbox Cloud games - EA is back on Steam - Sony trademarks PS1 through PS10 brand names - Sonic has had a redesign for his movie - Call of Duty tries to claim Russians did what USA did - Fallout 1st subscribers are getting pre-used servers - NBA2K20 has unskippable ads - Star Citizen is free to play until November 3rd and Derek Smart is excited #newsgameplus

October 24, 2019

All the latest gaming news with Dermie and the Social Jason Warrior: - You can get a Fallout 76 subscription for the bargain price of only $180 per year! - Stadia pre-orders will be delivered 2 weeks after Stadia hits retail - An Oxford University study finds there is not "sufficient evidence" to conclude that gaming disorders are a thing - Game Pass subscribers play 40% more games - Outer Worlds has a 38GB day one patch on Xbox One but Jason still wants it - The Panzer Dragoon remake will be available as a physical version - EA may be returning to Steam - CouchWarriors has e...

October 17, 2019

Dermie and Jason bring you another big week of gaming news: - Donald Trump is now on Twitch - The legal case between Randy Pitchford and his lawyer has settled out of court - Shenmue 3 had gone gold - Sonic will be in the new Super Monkey Ball game - Brain Training is coming to Switch - Cat Quest 2 is coming to consoles - EA files a patent to encourage micro-transactions - Pokemon Go Halloween - Physical boxes for Overwatch Switch only contain a download code - Plants Versus Zombies Battle For Neighborville #newsgameplus

October 9, 2019

Gaming news doesn't get much bigger than this. Dermie and Jason deep dive into: - Sony (kind of) announced the Playstation 5 - Blizzard and China - Dermie explains what is really going on - Why can't Playstations post to Facebook any more? - Resetera has banned 20% of its users since starting - Epic is being sued because Fortnite is addictive - After news that Bully 2 almost got made, Jason explains why the original Bully was Rockstar's best game up until RDR2 - 1 in 5 Aussie game devs make less than minimum wage #newsgameplus

October 2, 2019

Jason is back from Tokyo Game Show to talk about all the big gaming news of the week with Dermie: - 8 Australian games have been preserved by the National Film and Sound Archive... and Dermie reckons there were better choices - Why is everybody playing Untitled Goose Game? - Last Of Us Part 2 will no longer have multiplayer - Dermie hated Last Of Us Part 1 a lot - Why would anybody spend $8 per month on Mario Kart on their phone? - Joycon drift and the Switch Lite #newsgameplus

September 25, 2019

Dermie and New Game Plus Production Manager Jodie Langford talk about this week's gaming news and dinosaurs: - White phosphorous in Call of Duty - Steam has to allow games to be resold in France - Does Epic exclusivity hurt a game when it doesn't sell? - Why Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass mean app stores are starting again with new rules (while console and PC publishers get worse) - Ballarat developer Alderon Games is making a dinosaur MMO - More dinosaurs #newsgameplus

September 18, 2019

Dermie is joined by New Game Plus host Megan Webber to talk about the news from week 2 of September 2019: - Tokyo Game Show - E3 is now an influencer festival for some reason - Apple Arcade is the latest game subscription service with a game-changing feature that hardly anybody is talking about - Rockstar adds yet another game launcher to your PC - Two new game developers are opening in Melbourne - Madfest 2019 #newsgameplus

September 11, 2019

Dermie is joined by Dan Chlebowczyk - from CouchWarriors and Battle Arena Melbourne, and a board member of the Esports Gaming Association of Australia - to talk about the news that kicked off September 2019: - Civilization now has a battle royale mode - Is it a cross or an x button... and do we care? - Weird new Switch peripheral brings back memories of Wii Fit - SNES games are now on Switch and the first lot are pretty damn good - Overwatch coming to Switch but is there cross save? - The NeoGeo joystick makes Dermie and Dan wish for a Sega version (with Virtua Fighter Kids) - Sony is r...

September 5, 2019

Dermie is joined by Jeremy Ray - Junglist from Good Game, 5 Inch Floppy and currently managing editor of Fandom - for a special edition of News Game Plus. Jeremy shares his thoughts on: - Gambling and lootboxes in videogames and has it gone too far? - What is an esport? Do all competitive games qualify? - Gambling in esports - Drugs in esports Also: - Nick Kyrgios tells Trump to hold his beer and blames videogames for him losing tennis matches - Bordomlands 3 DLC - Ubisoft boss says Steam's business model is unrealistic and doesn't reflect the world today - Telltale games is back (kin...

August 28, 2019

Dermie and Jason look at all the gaming news that wraps up August 2019: - 6 CS:GO esports competitors arrested for match fixing face 10 years jail - The PS5 was designed by Cylons - Nancy, Steve and the Demigorgon from Stranger things are coming to Dead By Daylight - Warner Bros opens a new studio for mobile games - Bethesday makes some completely outlandish claims - Everything is overrated #newsgameplus

August 21, 2019

Dermie and Jason look at all the gaming news of week three of August 2019: - Old people should play videogames instead of pokies - Boredomlands 3 Denuvo DRM on Epic Store - Resetera and industry bullying - 4 player Bubble Bobble is coming to Switch - Dermie rants a lot #newsgameplus

August 15, 2019

Dermie and Jason look at all the gaming news of week two of August 2019: - A new Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare game is coming - DayZ refused classification because of joints - Fortnight champion swatted live on Twitch - Tumblr sold to WordPress - Ninja's Twitch page shenanigans - Epic joins Nintendo, Sony and MS in disclosing loot box odds - Namco releases Tekken music on Spotify Check out this for links to the Tekken music: https://www.newgameplus.tv/blogs/latest/namco-sounds-comes-to-streaming-debuts-with-tekken #newsgameplus

August 6, 2019

Dermie and Jason look at all the gaming news of the first week of August 2019: - cross save in games - Ninja switch to Mixer - Ghostbusters remastered - The data leak that doxxed journos who went to E3 - Ooblets, Epic Store and idiots everywhere - Videogames and violence #newsgameplus

August 2, 2019

Dermie and Jason look at all the gaming news to kick off August 2019: - The login screen of Doom - Switch sales compared with other consoles - EVO - Smash Ultimate - Fortnite - Dermie explains why fathers should play more videogames with their sons #newsgameplus

July 25, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news of week four of July 2019: - Belle Delphine kicked off Instagram - Defiant Development closing down - Throwing cats on Twitch - Tetris Effect VR on Epic store needs Steam to run - Nintendo fixing JoyCon drift for free - GTA in-game casino and other videogame gambling related shenanigans - Tencent developing a Pokemon game - A new Xbox dashboard is coming but we just want Blade back - Kyoto Animation studio fire #newsgameplus

July 19, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news of week three of July 2019: - Another Switch plus new Joycon colours - No Man's Sky producer's comments and is the customer always right? - Apex Legends banning players who play with a cheater - The biggest entertainment franchises of all time and why a drop in Gundam sales hurts Namco Bandai on the sharemarket - Dermie likes the cartoon version of Pacific Rim Crinji's Zed Games podcast can be found here: https://www.zedgamesau.net/ #newsgameplus

July 11, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news of week 2 of July 2019: - Nintendo Switch Mini impressions - Why so many stories about the NBN all of a sudden? - MrDeadMoth - The Sega Saturn was released 24 years ago this week - Dermie's wife is a bigger troll than him - Belle Delphine's bathwater - Are memes art? This video is related to our discussion about MrDeadMoth: https://www.newgameplus.tv/videos/serious_business/domestic-violence-and-online-threats-serious-business-with-homelessness-networker-andrew-edgar #newsgameplus

July 4, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news to kick off July 2019: - Google has gone mad - Nintendo will not be censoring games - Should Mordhau devs censor their players? - Who is the Donald Trump of the videogame industry? #newsgameplus

June 26, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week four of June 2019: - Jason has been using Lynx Xbox deodorant and body wash - Is the PS5 or Xbox Scarlet more powerful? - EA call Loot Boxes "Surprise Mechanics" - Skin or violence? Why is one hated but the other accepted in games? #newsgameplus

June 20, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week three of June 2019: - Did Randy Pitchford really steal 12 million dollars? - Wicked Witch working on Age of Empires II - Pokemon Sword and Shield won't have all Pokemon in it - Star Wars games being re-released as collector's editions - Can cats get autism? #newsgameplus

June 13, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss all the E3 news: - Keanu Reeves is breathtaking - Ikumi Nakamura is delightful - What is Microsoft's xCloud really for? - Dermie claims that Final Fantasy 7 is a bad game, Overwatch is over-rated, and Sony is in big trouble - Nintendo won E3 #newsgameplus

June 6, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week one of June 2019: - Minecraft Story Mode is being removed from on-line stores. What does that warn us about digital ownership? - What do we want to see in a Watch Dogs set in security camera infested London? - Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC. What does that mean for Steam and Epic? - The Sega Megadrive Mini games line-up has been announced #newsgameplus

May 29, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week four of May 2019: - Gaming is a disorder - Western Australia introduces their own games development fund - Xbox backward compatibility in the cloud - Aussies spent 4 billion dollars on games in 2018 - Fortnite player suing his clan - ACCC suing Sony over refunds - The PlayDate Console #newsgameplus

May 22, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week three of May 2019: - Top streamers getting $50K per hour - The Minecraft augmented reality game - PUBG Mobile banned in China and replaced with a patriotic version - Microsoft's new guidelines for trash talk - Nintendo partnering with Microsoft for game streaming - Epic sale fail #newsgameplus

May 17, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week two of May 2019: - Labor wants to bring back the Australian Interactive Games Fund - Nintendo selling a season pass to play Tetris 99 offline single player - YouTubers behaving badly - Pew research into who plays games - BAM is here #newsgameplus

May 9, 2019

Dermie and Jason discuss the big gaming news from week one of May 2019: - the Sonic movie trailer - Epic buying EAC and shutting down the Linux port - Bud Light beer now official sponsor of Overwatch League - Claptrap, Gearbox and Randy shenanigans #newsgameplus

November 23, 2018

Join Liam and Trey in the latest episode of NGP Talks movies as they explore two of the films on offer at the Japanese Film Festival (Melbourne: 22nd Nov - 2nd Dec); Documentary Sukita: The Shoot must go on and zombie flick One Cut of the Dead. (Spoilers start at 32.28)

July 2, 2018

Join Trey and Liam as they explore two vastly different films: The Leisure Seeker, a character drama starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland and Upgrade; the sci fi action film directed by Leigh Whannell (Co-Creator of Saw). All this and a wrap up of recent cinema releases. #movies

June 11, 2018

Join Trey and Liam as they go full Hollywood Blockbuster with Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story. The guys also discuss the future of the Star Wars franchise in this week's feature segment. #movies

May 14, 2018

Join Trey and Liam for the third episode of NGP Talks Movies. Today they discuss the Wes Anderson animated film Isle of Dogs and the superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. #movies

April 26, 2018

The long awaited second episode of NGP Talks Movies features Trey and Liam exploring the world of Ready Player One and the classic summer blockbuster Jaws. Plus a rundown of what's playing in cinemas at the moment (or at least at time of recording). #movies

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