The PowerSwitch – Grading the Sony E3 2017 Press Conference

Sony takes the stage at E3 2017, our immediate late-night post-show grades, Marvel’s Spider-Man amazes in its first gameplay demo, Sony’s rapid-fire presentation style underwhelms in several areas, and more!

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The PowerSwitch – Xbox and the Netflix for Games – Episode 14

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service shows a new commitment to a game distribution model with potentially huge industry ramifications, over sixty indie games announced during the Nintendo Switch Indie Showcase, new virtual reality pricing models show further competitiveness between HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and Nintendo Switch is taking up the mantle of the PlayStation Vita

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The PowerSwitch – 30 Gaming Questions for Likes – Episode 8

The list of 30 gaming questions that is being traded on social media in exchange for likes, fake news raiding game journalism with rumors of Fallout New Vegas 2, Bioware’s new IP confirmed for Q1 2018, Nintendo delays the Animal Crossing mobile game, and the video game industry takes a stand against the Trump immigration ban – on location from Las Vegas, Nevada

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The PowerSwitch – Spoilers in Video Games – Episode 6

Spoilers in video games and how soon is too soon, avoiding spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, purposefully spoiling certain elements of games before release, whether or not Pokémon Sun/Moon showed too much in its marketing, and good tutorials versus bad tutorials – on location from Portland, Maine

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The PowerSwitch – Video Game Predictions for 2017 – Episode 1

11 video game predictions for 2017, Sonic Mania’s potential impact of fan influence in games, whether or not Persona 5 could ship early, changes to Marvel vs Capcom Infinite’s gameplay systems, and the divisiveness of the fighting game community in 2017

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15 Features Needed in the Nintendo NX Reveal

Nintendo NX. Consider for a moment – like Dolphin, Revolution, and Project Café – this is a code name that will soon be just a footnote in Nintendo history. For months, many have speculated that the Nintendo NX reveal would take place in September – six months ahead of the announced March 2017 release window. And yet, it is now October. Whenever the reveal event occurs, NX will have the quickest turnaround time from announcement to product launch in video game console history. As we approach the reveal of Nintendo’s next game platform, the video game news cycle makes it

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11 E3 2016 Predictions for Sony

For the last several years, when June rolls around and the Electronic Entertainment Expo hype begins, I have created lists of fifty questions that set up the scope of what game enthusiasts are anticipating. These questions are framed in the sense that they can be definitively answered “YES” or “NO” by the time E3 concludes. This year will be a bit different. Because of the shifting landscape of the press conferences this year, three posts will pose these kinds of questions. In each, I will directly give you my E3 2016 predictions. We continue with… SONY Conference: Monday, June 13

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Game News Stories: Week of February 22, 2016

During Episode 2 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   Pokémon Sun and Moon Revealed Generation VII of Pokémon is upon us! Between leaked marketing documents and logos, Pokémon Sun and Moon were afterthoughts after the big Pokémon Direct was concluded. Did we learn anything else besides the names? What else could still be on that document?

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Tempo Control: Episode 2 – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess soundtrack, Pokémon reveals its new Sun & Moon games to usher in Generation VII, HTC Vive is priced at $799, PlayStation Vita turns four years old, and Naughty Dog nabs some art! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:41 – #10 Song 6:25 – Pokémon Sun/Moon announced 10:09 – #9 Song 16:08 – “Turned into a Wolf” 19:59 – #8 Song 21:45 – HTC Vive priced at $799 25:39 – #7 Song 28:35 – Now Playing 29:58 – Composer Spotlight 32:09 – #6 Song 36:55

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