The Best Games Halfway Through 2018 | The PowerSwitch

THIS WEEK on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: The best games halfway through 2018, Game of the Year contenders left this year, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s role in year-end award shows, a greater partnership with Minecraft Nintendo 2DS XL, the creator of Zero Escape announces his new game, Twitch Prime gives away free games, a PlayStation store mid-year sale, and playing Far Cry 5

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  • (2:02) – Headline Roundup
  • (7:32) – Main Topic: The Best Games Halfway Through 2018
    • At this time last year
      • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
      • Persona 5
      • Horizon Zero Dawn
      • NieR: Automata
      • Night in the Woods
    • So far this year
      • God of War
      • Celeste
      • Monster Hunter World
      • Dragon Ball FighterZ
      • Far Cry 5
    • Games still to come
      • Red Dead Redemption II
      • Marvel’s Spider-Man
      • Fallout 76
      • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
      • Octopath Traveler
  • (19:36) – Caller: Jesse (Texas)
    • Favorite 2018 game so far
    • What to do with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?
    • Nintendo’s recent delay track record
    • The challenge of ports with Game of the Year
    • Anticipated releases later this year
  • (27:05) – Now Playing
    • Far Cry 5
  • (28:54) – Out This Week
    • Icons: Combat Arena (July 12 – PC Early Access)
    • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (July 13 – Switch, 3DS)
    • Octopath Traveler (July 13 – Switch)
  • (30:47) – Outro


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