On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss the major highlights of the Square-Enix Presents showcase such as Life is Strange: True Colors and Forspoken. Not to mention, the other announcements from the show including the Tomb Raider anniversary collection, Sean being into Outriders with the Xbox Game Pass announcement, and more.
The guys also discuss Sony surprising everyone and buying EVO. Does Nintendo leave the tournament now that a competitor owns it? Will it change much with Sony putting money into it? Or is it the same show with more PlayStation branding? Plus, Sony helps fund a new IP from the recently formed Haven Studios led by Jade Raymond as well.
Sony also announced the PSVR 2 controllers modeled after the Oculus Quest ones. Why they are way better than the Move wands, why Sean is enticed by them, and how long until we see the actual VR unit. Also, Sony adds more to the Play From Home list, including Horizon Zero Dawn in April.
There’s also a wrap-up on Persona 5 Strikers and more on Everspace 2 and Marc plays The Climb 2 for Oculus Quest too.
Marc also talks about some of his favorite Bethesda games in our main topic as well.
Also on this episode: New Xbox Game Pass announcements, Unfortunately, there are more Activision Blizzard layoffs, Star Citizen is still raising money, Tiger Woods on the 2K golf game.
Sony Buys EVO, Best Bethesda Games, Forspoken
Games We Are Playing
Marc finishes Persona 5 Strikers and plays The Climb 2. Sean talks about getting a puppy.
Square-Enix Presents Discussion
Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne Remaster gets a release date
Sony Buys the EVO Fighting game tournament
Jade Raymond starts Haven Studios, Sony funds the first IP
PSVR 2 controllers are revealed, more Play From Home games
Activision/Blizzard has more layoffs and Bobby Kotick makes more money
Star Citizen still raising money
Tiger Woods is in the 2K Golf game
Best Bethesda Games
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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.