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Gamestop’s New Direction and Ubisoft’s Music Contest | PvA Radio - Episode 49 w/ Andrew Nimsgern from Popped Off

Gamestop’s New Direction and Ubisoft’s Music Contest | PvA Radio - Episode 49 w/ Andrew Nimsgern from Popped Off

July 18, 2019

This week, Luke is joined by editor-in-chief of Popped Off, Andrew Nimsgern to talk about the biggest gaming news stories of the week.

Luke's Topic: Gamestop's model of buying and selling new games and gaming collectibles has been on the steady decline over the last few years, while they have attempted to change course several times. This week, they announced that they would be trialing some new store concepts including providing a place for people to participate in amateur esports tournaments and some retro-only stores. Luke and Andrew, both former employees of Gamestop, discuss whether this new approach could be the correct new direction for the store.

Andrew's Topic: Ubisoft announced that they would be partnering with HitRecord to host a contest where fans of the Watch Dogs series could submit songs to be included in the game. Luke and Andrew have a...spirited (?)... discussion about whether or not contests like this take advantage of the fanbase.

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Nintendo Switch Lite Revealed - PvA Radio: Episode 48

Nintendo Switch Lite Revealed - PvA Radio: Episode 48

July 11, 2019

It's always a good week when there is a new hardware announcement, at least in Luke's opinion. And this week brought us the announcement of the Nintendo Switch Lite, a $199 handheld only version of the Nintendo Switch that lacks removable JoyCons and dockability, but gains a smaller form factor and longer battery life. The guys discuss this and more on this week's episode of PvA Radio. 

 

11:48 - Larry's Topic: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 - New gameplay from Game Informer and Nintendo showcase characters, abilities and more for upcoming Switch exclusive Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. The guys discuss how this game will fair in light of the most recent Marvel film releases but in the shadow of Crystal Dynamic's Avengers game. They also discuss the state of couch co-op at large. 

 

25:42 - Cody's Topic: The Nintendo Switch Lite - A few hours before the show, Nintendo revealed their handheld-only version of the wildly popular Nintendo Switch Console, the Nintendo Switch Lite. How does this announcement impact Nintendo's strategy at large? Now that Nintendo has merged handheld and home console gaming, can the two ever be separated?

 

1:07:14 - Luke's Topic: Sean Murray on How Silence Saved No Man's Sky - Sean Murray recently gave an interview about the months following the release of No Man's Sky. He mentioned that while it was difficult, staying silent with the community and press helped them to focus on making the game better. He said that Bethesda, Microsoft and EA could benefit from this approach. The guys discuss whether or not Sean Murray's advice is sound. 

 

Then, the triumphant return of 2 Truths and a Gaming Lie: Gaming Edition - The Game: The Musical! 

 

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Dr. Disrespect and Twitch’s Toxic Problem | PvA Radio - Episode 47

Dr. Disrespect and Twitch’s Toxic Problem | PvA Radio - Episode 47

July 4, 2019

This week, we are talking toxicity on multiple fronts. First, Luke and Cody break down the Dr. Disrespect debacle. From his statement regarding the E3 bathroom event to the toxicity that he showed towards Kotaku staff members. What responsibility does Twitch have to respond when their most popular creators step out of line? What does it say about their platform that some of the most prominent personalities are among the most toxic?

Then, Cody breaks down the situation with Mordhau's toxic community and why it seems the creators have no real interest in dealing with the issues. What practical steps could the studio take to curb racism, misogyny, and homophobia in their community?

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EA is Botching Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order’s Marketing | PvA Radio Episode 46

EA is Botching Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order’s Marketing | PvA Radio Episode 46

June 30, 2019

It is a very very special episode of PvA Radio this week as the guys try to raise money for Able Gamers. This episode took place during a 24-hour live stream where we raised over $1.2k! This week, we talk about how EA is handling marketing in the lead up to Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, the hilarious article from the WP opinion section about Fortnite, and how game subscription services are going to impact the future of gaming.

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The Mega E3 2019 Round Up | PvA Radio - Episode 44

The Mega E3 2019 Round Up | PvA Radio - Episode 44

June 14, 2019

E3 2019 has now come and gone, and the guys have much to say about what was revealed. In this super, mega, ultra sized E3 round up, Andrew Nimsgern from poppedoff.com joins Cody, Larry, and Luke to grade each conference, react to game reveals, and hand out the 2019 reward.

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Our Official E3 Predictions with the Crew from Project Esports PvA Radio Episode 43

Our Official E3 Predictions with the Crew from Project Esports PvA Radio Episode 43

June 7, 2019

We are joined by very special guests Andrew Nimsgern and Dylan Beal from Popped Off and Project Esports for our official E3 2019 Predictions episode! It's the most wonderful time of the year and the guys are getting hype for what we could see from companies over the next week.

The rules are simple:

- Each co-host brought 5 predictions for E3 2019

- Predictions were not allowed to be fully-based off of rumors that have come out before the show.

- Partial points will be awarded for partially correct answers unless the only correct portion of the prediction was based off of a rumor.

With the rules out of the way, we hit on all of the companies who will have an E3 stage presence including EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Nintendo. You can find Project Esports on podcast services everywhere or follow them on Twitch at twitch.tv/popped_off. Look for new content from their team over on poppedoff.com Y

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What the Hell is Death Stranding | PvA Radio - Episode 42

What the Hell is Death Stranding | PvA Radio - Episode 42

May 30, 2019

It's definitely E3 season, and the news is dropping left and right. The guys have you covered with some of the biggest gaming news stories of this week.

13:29 - Twitch's Artifact category turned into a meme which turned into a cesspool of filth. What can Twitch do to keep something like this from happening again?

32:26 - We have more details about Death Stranding, and it's getting about as clear as mud. What is this game?

52:18 - Apex Legends started out with a bang, but they haven't been able to maintain the momentum they received from their launch. Can a game like this exist without massive ammounts of crunch?

1:04:06 - Two Truths and a Gaming Lie: Metal Gear Solid V

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The Fall of Call of Duty and Sony and Microsoft Make Nice | PvA Radio Episode 41

The Fall of Call of Duty and Sony and Microsoft Make Nice | PvA Radio Episode 41

May 23, 2019

You know those week's that are so jam-packed with news that you don't know which story will be the title of your episode? That's this week. So much happening in the gaming news world, and the three best guys to tackle that news were kind enough to hop on stream to discuss. Luke, Larry, and Cody talk about the shake up of Call of Duty studios, Epic Games sale debacle. and Microsoft/Sony partnership.

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Pre-Ranking E3 2019 - PvA Radio: Episode 40

Pre-Ranking E3 2019 - PvA Radio: Episode 40

May 16, 2019

On this week's episode of PvA Radio, the sirens are sounding as we come to the realization that we have less than a month until E3. And in true PvA fashion, when the panic button is hit, a fat episode is required. This jam-packed episode of the show features the gang's E3 pre-rankings. We talk about which companies will come out of the event on top and which ones will leave much to be desired. Plus, we discuss data collection in video games and what the success of Detective Pikachu means for video game movies moving forward.

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Illegal Loot Boxes and The State of Single Player Games - PvA Radio: Episode 39

Illegal Loot Boxes and The State of Single Player Games - PvA Radio: Episode 39

May 9, 2019

On this week's Episode, Luke and Larry talk about the Riot employees walkout, Randy Pitchford, the state of single player games, and the new legislation proposed against lootboxes.

-18:45 - Riot Walkout
-20:31 - Randy Pitchford
-42:25 - Remedy talks about Single Player Games
-57:40 - Illegal Loot Boxes

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