Endwalker: Final Fantasy XIV Expansion, Google Stadia Studio Closures, Control: Ultimate Edition

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On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss more on Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, Control: Ultimate Edition, and Marc even checked out the Xbox 360 version of Goldeneye 007. As well as the announcement of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, the new class, and the PlayStation 5 information. Plus with the Endwalker announcement could Sean actually check out the open beta coming in April?

There’s also discussion on Google closing Stadia’s internal studios and if it should worry subscribers and game owners about the future of Stadia. Marc thinks their days are numbered, while Sean believes they can still exist as a service to buy games for people that just want streaming.

Also, Embracer Group makes another purchase in Gearbox Software and Publishing. Taking the Borderlands developer into their conglomeration of studios. The guys wonder who’s left out there that Embracer Group could target next and if Gearbox would keep being the developer for any future Borderlands titles even with Take-Two Interactive being the actual publisher of the games.

Not to mention, the duo wonders if anything is going to come out this year for Blizzard and what is left to remaster for Activision after they claim they want more of them.

Plus, thoughts on the delay of Prince of Persia Remake, EA bringing back their College Football game, and how they could go about getting the conferences and teams to come aboard. Judgment not coming to PC but is coming to PS5, Xbox Series, and Stadia. The info released on the Mass Effect remasters, and even some Wandavision talk at the end too. There’s a lot of little conversations in here about the topics as well.

Google Stadia Closes Internal Studios, Square-Enix Announces Endwalker, the newest Final Fantasy XIV Expansion


Intro Talk: Sean gets a Samsung Galaxy S21 and a Galaxy A Tablet (1:00)

Games We Are Playing

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (4:40)

Control: Ultimate Edition (13:50)

Goldeneye 007 (Xbox 360 version, 15:10)


Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion announced for Fall 2021 (20:55)

Gearbox Software and Publishing purchased by Embracer Group (26:20)

Mass Effect Legendary Edition gets a release date (31:10)

Rumor: Could Sony possibly acquire From Software? (52:20)

Blizzard not releasing Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 in 2021 (58:10)

Activision Wants More Remasters (1:01:25)

Prince of Persia Remake is Delayed Indefinitely (1:07:30)

EA is bringing back a College Football game for 2022 (1:09:00)

EA wants an annual racing game from Codemasters (1:15:05)

Sony sells 4.5 Million PlayStation 5’s (1:20:28)

Apex Legends hitting Nintendo Switch in March 2021 (1:23:00)

Judgment coming to PS5, Xbox Series, and Stadia in April 2021 (1:25:45)

Nintendo apparently did cancel some Netflix shows and their marketing idea for Switch (1:29:50)

Sonic gets more voice cast members and a new animated show (1:36:55)

Major Topic

Google closes Stadia’s internal studios (35:45)

Ending Stuff: Upcoming Games and Wandavision talk (1:43:30)

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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. 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

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 Dietrich

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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Sean Garmer (Reviews Editor)https://www.lastwordonsports.com
Sean Garmer brings almost two decades of experience from the online Journalism field to Last Word on Sports. Sean's previous writing includes the World Cup, MLS soccer, football, and wrestling. Sean currently edits and writes video game news, articles, and reviews for LWOS and also contributes to his podcast. "Video Games 2 the MAX" to the website and the Last Word Radio feed. When he's not busy here or at his other job, he's spending time with his daughter, or playing video games.
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