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News Game Plus Podcast #14

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


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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

April 1, 2018

Join New Game Plus' Trey and Liam as they talk movies. In the very first episode of NGP Talks Movies they discuss Pacific Rim: Uprising, Mute and the future of Netflix original movies.

January 1, 2018

After revealing our Game of the Year for 2017, we sat down some of our reviewers and discussed the year that was, and what did or didn't make the cut.

December 14, 2017

Alice Clarke chats with Once Upon a Time's Sean Maguire about playing Robin Hood, the show and fan reactions. Filmed at Supanova Melbourne 2015.

October 17, 2017

Wolfenstein 2 is just around the corner and Crinji had the chance to speak with the game's Creative Director from Machine Games, Jens Matthies! Jens speaks to Wolfenstein 2's new mechanics, the story development and how to get into game development!

October 15, 2017

At Supanova Crinji had the opportunity to chat with Nolan North about his experience in journalism early on and his big break working on the Uncharted series!

October 12, 2017

The most popular interview we've ever done is now available as audio. Marie Avgeropoulos speaks to Alice about what it's like to be a survivor, amongst all other things related to The 100.

October 11, 2017

Jason interviews nerd royalty Bruce Boxleitner about Tron, Babylon 5 and being Konrad in Spec Ops: The Line.

October 10, 2017

Whilst in Japan, Matt got the chance to interview voice actor, singer, and the voice of Metal Gear Solid's iDroid and the Japanese Shinkansen Donna Burke!

October 10, 2017

Back at PAX Australia 2015, we spoke to Eidos Montreal writer Mary DeMarle about creating the worlds of Deus Ex Human Revolution & Mankind Divided.

October 10, 2017

He's the voice of Ren & Stimpy, Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan and now Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Shaggy Rogers, Popeye, and Woody Woodpecker. Jason tries to stay composed while interviewing the amazing Billy West.

September 20, 2017

Jason speaks to developer Matt Kelly (of Mokomoto Games) about the studios debut title, Molemen Must Die, and the process and sciences behind Steam Greenlight.

June 16, 2017

Alice Clarke interviews Adrienne Wilkinson about being part of multiple cult fan bases in Star Trek, Star Wars and Xena: Warrior Princess. Adrienne also discusses escapism and why we need it more than ever, the Xena reboot, voicing videogame characters, and how she wants to cuddle a koala.

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