On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss the entire saga surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 from the apology post to being delisted from the PlayStation Store by Sony and everything in-between. They discuss if Sony went too far, should digital return policies be changed after this debacle, and where does the buck stop with CD Projekt Red management. There is a lot of great discussion here about the situation.
Also, Marc talks about how the game has improved after Hot-Fix 1.05 and what he is enjoying about the game. Plus, why he may miss some of the actual glitches that exist currently. While Sean is almost done with Yakuza: Like a Dragon and he also played Chapter 1 of the Gears 5 Hivebusters DLC and it is damn good.
Finally, they also get into some news such as EA buying Codemasters, Hades getting cross-save, Yu Yu Hakusho getting a live-action adaptation, GOG removing Devotion, Nintendo‘s latest Indie World and also PlayStation 4 Pro possibly being discontinued.
Discussing the Whole Cyberpunk 2077 Debacle, Gears 5 Hivebusters, More
Major Topic: CD Projekt Red Bungles It For Cyberpunk 2077 (1:00)
Games We Are Playing: Marc talks Hot-Fix 1.05 and playing Cyberpunk 2077 (38:55), Sean keeps playing Yakuza: Like a Dragon and checks out Gears 5 Hivebusters DLC (53:00)
Headlines: GOG removes Devotion from its store after only a few hours (1:03:20), Shinji Makmi ponders retirement (1:05:50), Nintendo’s Indie World showcase Thoughts (1:08:15), Hades has cross-save support (1:10:10), EA buys Codemasters for 1.2 Billion (1:10:55), PS4 Pro could be discontinued (1:19:50), Dan is coming to Street Fighter V (1:21:35), Riot Games doing a League of Legends MMO (1:22:45), Terminator: Resistance is getting a PS5 version (1:24:05), Yu Yu Hakusho live-action adaptation (1:25:30)
About Video Games 2 the MAX
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.