Video Games 2 the MAX: Xbox Series X Cross-Gen Exclusives, Pokemon Expansion Pass

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Pokemon and XBox Series X
Image courtesy of Nintendo Pokemon Press Pack.

On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss the big announcement that the Xbox Series X won’t have console exclusives for a few years, instead they will be cross-gen. Does this hurt potential sales of the new console? How does it affect the games if they need to be scaled down for Xbox One X or Xbox One S? Or is being consumer-friendly more important than all of that?

Also, more rumors of a Nintendo Switch Pro have surfaced. Does Sean or Marc think it actually releases in 2020?

Plus, Sean gives his thoughts on the Pokemon Direct, the controversy surrounding the expansion pass, and what he thought of the demo for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Team Rescue DX on Nintendo Switch too.

Along with that, thoughts on games they are playing like Darksiders Genesis and One Piece: Unlimited World Red, and more.

Timestamps:

Games Being Played:
0:00-14:03: Hitman 2, Darksiders Genesis, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 and One Piece: Unlimited World Red.

News Topics:
14:03: Xbox Series X making exclusives cross-gen for first few years
24:27: Nintendo Switch Pro rumors resurface
30:40: Pokemon Expansion Pass and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Demo Thoughts
37:48: Resident Evil 3 Remake More Changes
40:19: Kentucky Route Zero TV Edition Announced
42:34: PlatinumGames May Start Self-Publishing
44:52: Vince Zampella Heading up D.I.C.E. LA
47:02 Lord of the Rings: Gollum next-gen game

Upcoming Games:
53:38 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (PC), More

Discussing the Pokemon Expansion Pass News, Xbox Series X having Cross-Gen exclusives, More

About Video Games 2 the MAX

A podcast where Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison get together to talk about everything involving Video Games. Every week, they discuss what they are playing or reviewing, the gaming news of the week, upcoming games, and more.

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Sean Garmer

Sean Garmer has a long history with Video Games, since childhood. But truly, things got serious when he discovered Pokemon on the Gameboy and thus his Japanese RPG fandom was born. Sean has channeled that love of games into reviewing them. Not only that, but he also analyzes the games industry on the Video Games 2 the MAX podcast, and writes about it on various sites. Sean pretty much plays any kind of game nowadays, but he still prefers his first love, the JRPG.

Marc Morrison

Marc Morrison brings years of experience writing about games and of course playing them. He currently writes a Top 8 column every week at 411mania and also reviews games as well. Marc plays different kinds of games and he takes analyzing games to heart. Marc also brings a practical look at the Entertainment realm and is happy to spend time talking Doctor Who or another TV show.

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