Game News Stories: Week of February 15, 2016

During Episode 1 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!

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New Pokémon Magearna Revealed

Now that The Pokémon Company has officially confirmed the new Pokémon Magearna in the West, let’s look at what this means for the franchise’s future! Does this mean we are on the precipice of Generation VII? Does the secrecy of the future game mean that a Nintendo NX main-series installment is on the horizon?

Hideo Kojima Meets Silent Hills Friends

Now that Hideo Kojima is free and partnered with PlayStation, he can do whatever he wants, outside of Konami’s clutches. That means that he can visit his friends, Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus, fueling speculation that the Silent Hills project has the potential to continue. What could this mean for the cancelled horror game?

Fallout 4 DLC Plans and Season Pass

With Bethesda’s announcement of the Fallout 4 DLC plans, it came with the surprising news that the price of the season pass would increase, from $30 to $50. Is this an unprecedented change for a game studio to make? What does this say about the state of season passes in the game industry? Are there any good examples of season passes?

Xbox One Loses Exclusives

The announcement of Quantum Break’s confirmed move to PC signaled the loss of another exclusive game for Xbox One. Following a collection of rumors, it seems as if this may be just the beginning of giving players more choices, regarding where to play Microsoft’s games. Is Phil Spencer making the right moves for the Xbox brand? Do Xbox One fans have a right to feel bothered by these changes?

Viewer Mail – Fire Emblem Face Petting

Let’s answer some questions that viewers have about the game industry! How much does the removal of face petting in Fire Emblem Fates upset you? What is your opinion on the “console war,” in general? Does Miitomo look like it will be a good start for Nintendo to break into the mobile games market?

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Peter Spezia

Editor-in-Chief at Rhymes With Asia
Speaking into a microphone about nerd culture is a passion project for Peter Spezia, formerly known as SMYNYouko. Peter has been an Internet broadcaster since 2007, with past shows including Show Me Your News and WTF, Pokémon. His latest ventures include hosting The PowerSwitch - gaming's call-in talk radio show - and writing for A University of Michigan alum, Peter lives in the Great Lakes State with his wife Rachel as he works in video production for FCA US LLC. When he isn't keeping track of the latest video game industry news, Peter is either playing the guitar or staying fit.