On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Hades, and more Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla too.
Plus, PlayStation 5 accounts are being banned for selling access to the PlayStation Plus Collection to PlayStation 4 players. Does this create another conundrum of control for digital games? Or is this more of Sony protecting its gift and making sure it is used correctly? Will Sony eventually give PS4 players the opportunity to also have the PS Plus collection? All those questions are explored in this topic.
Also, the super accomplished soccer star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has opened the door for a potential myriad of lawsuits to come EA’s way over likeness rights in the FIFA games, as he is not part of the FIFPro players union and doesn’t feel correctly compensated. Now over 300 other players are also pondering lawsuits. Could this change the landscape of soccer video games similar to the college football one? Or does this just wind up as a big cash settlement and perhaps a change in contracts going forward?
Not to mention, Neo: The World Ends With You is officially announced, Avengers still hasn’t made back its development costs, Red Dead Online goes solo, and SNK gets some ownership interest too. All of this and much more on this one.
Thank you to Jens Dietrich for doing the editing and post-production on the show
FIFA Lawsuits, PS5 Launch, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
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Video Games 2 the MAX is 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, a special topic, 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. He also analyzes the games industry on the Video Games 2 the MAX podcast and writes 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) to Video Games 2 the MAX. He currently writes a Top 8 column every week at 411mania and also reviews games. Marc plays all different kinds of games and takes analyzing them to heart.
Jens is co-host and editor of the podcast Chapter Select and an occasional contributor to Video Games 2 the MAX. While he grew up on 90s PC adventure games and flight simulators, nowadays his preferences have shifted towards Soulslikes, JRPGs, and weird kusoge.
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