THIS WEEK on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Ten early predictions for what Microsoft will announce at E3 2018, how to solve Microsoft’s exclusives and identity concerns, Nintendo’s E3 plans, a new trailer confirms Red Dead Redemption II’s narrative time frame, Ikaruga comes to Switch, new gameplay footage of Beyond Good and Evil 2, John “TotalBiscuit” Bain retires as a game critic, and beating God of War
- (1:40) – Headline Roundup
- (10:12) – Main Topic: Early Microsoft E3 2018 Predictions
- Will a brand new, first-party intellectual property be announced?
- Will Halo 6 be revealed?
- Will an all-new Gears of War or Fable game be revealed?
- Will Crackdown 3 receive a specific release date?
- Will a racing game specifically titled “Forza Horizon 4” be announced?
- Will Below and Ashen be shown during the conference?
- Will an old Rare property be rebooted in some fashion?
- Will Minecraft be mentioned during the conference?
- Will online multiplayer capability be permanently included with a Game Pass subscription?
- Will virtual or augmented reality be mentioned during the conference?
- (20:56) – Caller: Matt (New Jersey)
- How to solve Microsoft exclusives issue
- The challenge of the Windows 10 store
- Game services defining Microsoft’s future
- (29:39) – Caller: Disco (Texas)
- Will a new first-party game arrive this year?
- Fable’s chances this E3
- Crackdown’s struggles
- Which Rare franchise is ripe for a reboot?
- Minecraft still has a huge audience
- How Microsoft can make the biggest industry disruption
- (38:34) – Caller: Miles (Michigan)
- Concerns about Microsoft’s E3 showing
- What is Microsoft’s identity?
- A franchise for Battle Royale other than Halo
- Could Xbox Live Gold increase to include Game Pass?
- (52:01) – Now Playing
- God of War
- Final Fantasy VII
- (56:11) – Out This Week
- Conan Exiles (May 8 – PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (May 8 – PC)
- Destiny 2: Warmind (May 8 – PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Tacoma (May 8 – PS4)
- (58:24) – Outro
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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 RhymesWithAsia.com. 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.
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