In this episode, Sean Garmer, Marc Morrison, and Jens Dietrich begin by discussing games they are playing/reviewing starting with Marc talking about his experience with the first few hours of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (thank you to Bandai Namco PR for the review code). Jens loves revisiting Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore and Sean adores Vertex Pop‘s latest Super Crush KO (thank you to Plan of Attack for the review code).
After that, they get into the news of the week and there’s quite a bit.
Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai revealed Byleth as the final Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass character. Considering there are two huge Fire Emblem: Three Houses fans on the panel, their opinions on the inclusion is much more celebratory than others out there.
They also discuss the big game delays including Cyberpunk 2077 and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Additionally, Sony is skipping E3 for the second year in a row and the Entertainment Software Association responds. Does Sony really need E3 at this point? And is E3 headed in the right direction?
Not to mention, Horizon: Zero Dawn is headed to PC and perhaps other Sony first-party games may join it on Steam and Epic Games store in the future. Is this the end of console exclusives? Or just another avenue for Sony to get more people playing their games? (We tend to agree on the second option.)
Finally, the trio gushes about their favorite Nintendo consoles, discussing their first ones, the games that brought them the most joy, and too much Virtual Boy talk as well.
Games Being Played:
1:30 – Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
12:45 – Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore
25:05 – Super Crush KO
30:22 – Byleth is in Smash Bros. Ultimate
36:43 – Big Game Delays
50:00 – Sony Skipping E3 2020
58:43 – Horizon: Zero Dawn Bringing Sony exclusives to PC
104:52 – Skies of Arcadia 2 Push
109:40 – Main Topic: Favorite Nintendo Consoles
Discussing Sony Skipping E3 Once Again, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Favorite Nintendo Consoles, 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 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 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.