M2 Podcast

M2 Podcast

The M2 Podcast is intended to be built upon that niche between casual and competitive gaming. Discussions cover news related to eSports, Gaming Industry, Technology and Innovation, upcoming games, interviews with content creators and etc. read less
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Nvidia's Surge & Xbox's Game-Changing Moves S5E6
Hace 5 días
Nvidia's Surge & Xbox's Game-Changing Moves S5E6
In our latest podcast episode, we delve into the seismic shifts happening in the gaming and tech world. First up, we discuss Nvidia's astonishing rise to surpass giants like Amazon and Alphabet in market capitalization, solidifying its position as a tech powerhouse amid the AI boom. Then, we dissect Microsoft's strategic moves, including bringing exclusive Xbox titles to PS5 and Nintendo Switch, a surprising shift that's shaking up the gaming landscape. Additionally, we explore tantalizing teasers from Xbox executives about the future of gaming hardware, hinting at groundbreaking innovations and even the possibility of an Xbox handheld device. Don't miss out on these game-changing updates! 0:00 Intro 0:15 Updates 5:25 French Ubisoft workers on strike over salary today http://tinyurl.com/msamr7y8  13:30 Nvidia is richer than Amazon and Alphabet http://tinyurl.com/34kxepya 23:15 Updates on the Xbox Business http://tinyurl.com/566ktmxd  35:40 Four Xbox-exclusive games are coming to PS5 and Nintendo Switch http://tinyurl.com/msvbss27 52:50 Microsoft teases ultrapowerful next-gen Xbox http://tinyurl.com/2r24a3s6  1:01:00 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Disney's Epic Investment, Elgato's Capture Cards, Live-Service Surge S5E5
09-02-2024
Disney's Epic Investment, Elgato's Capture Cards, Live-Service Surge S5E5
In our latest podcast episode, we delve into the exciting realm of gaming technology and industry trends. First up, we explore Elgato's long-awaited HDMI 2.1 capture cards tailored for Xbox Series X and PS5 streaming, offering gamers enhanced resolution and framerate options. Then, we delve into the staggering prevalence of live-service games, with over 500 studios globally working on or maintaining titles like Destiny 2 and Fortnite, as revealed in the 2023 Game Development Report. Amidst industry challenges, we find optimism in Disney's monumental $1.5 billion investment in Epic Games to create a vast entertainment universe intertwining Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more, echoing Epic's recent ventures beyond Fortnite. Finally, we examine reports suggesting Microsoft's potential move to bring exclusive titles like Indiana Jones and Starfield to platforms beyond Xbox, including PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, signaling a significant shift in gaming exclusivity. Tune in for these compelling insights and more on our latest episode! 0:00 Intro 0:22 Updates 10:21 Elgato’s new HDMI 2.1 capture cards http://tinyurl.com/5ceynwz2 21:17 500+ Studios Are Working On Live-Service Games http://tinyurl.com/ybvpp7d2 33:55 Seven reasons to be hopeful about the video games industry http://tinyurl.com/muzwmx3n  59:16 Microsoft making multiplatform moves http://tinyurl.com/mwhcayj7  1:12:14 Disney invests $1.5 billion in Epic for Fortnite http://tinyurl.com/2745hxz3  1:27:15 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Wireless Guitar, AI Investments, Industry Shifts, Blizzard News, PlayStation State S5E4
02-02-2024
Wireless Guitar, AI Investments, Industry Shifts, Blizzard News, PlayStation State S5E4
In our latest podcast episode, we delve into the exciting world of gaming with diverse topics. First, we explore PDP's innovative Riffmaster, a wireless guitar controller set to release this Spring, compatible with Rock Band 4 and even slated for the Fortnite Festival. Shifting gears, we discuss the Federal Trade Commission's investigation into major tech companies, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet, over their substantial investments in generative AI startups OpenAI and Anthropic, aiming to analyze their impact on competition. The episode also addresses Microsoft's recent workforce changes, laying off 1,900 staff from its video game division, three months after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. We share insights into Blizzard Entertainment's transformation with Johanna Faries taking the helm as the new President and explore the highlights from PlayStation's 2024 State of Play showcase, featuring updates on games like Death Stranding 2 and exciting new announcements. Join us as we navigate through these dynamic developments in the gaming industry, offering diverse perspectives and in-depth analysis. 0:00 Intro 0:33 Updates 13:58 A New Guitar Hero Controller in 2024 http://tinyurl.com/mtejmj56 24:12 The FTC is cracking down on AI http://tinyurl.com/5fuwrmw2 37:17 Microsoft layoffs hit again :( http://tinyurl.com/3skuhbnt 46:13 Blizzard Entertainment has a new president http://tinyurl.com/4tv39k6w 59:51 PlayStation’s January 31st 2024 State of Play http://tinyurl.com/mprpnv49 1:13:36 February Game Releases 1:17:53 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Gaming's Rollercoaster: Layoffs, Predictions, and Next-Gen Tech S5E3
26-01-2024
Gaming's Rollercoaster: Layoffs, Predictions, and Next-Gen Tech S5E3
In this episode, we delve into the turbulent landscape of the video game industry, exploring the aftermath of mass layoffs that affected major studios like Amazon Games, Ubisoft, Epic Games, and Niantic. Our discussion delves into the findings of the Game Developers Conference survey, revealing the impact on developers' careers and the industry's long-term sustainability. We also navigate the predictions for 2024 being labeled "the year of closures" by industry leaders, anticipating continued job losses. The episode unfolds with insights from Xbox Developer_Direct, unveiling exciting news and announcements for Xbox players in 2024. Additionally, we explore the viral gaming hit Palworld, touted as "Pokémon with guns," and discuss the controversies and milestones surrounding its early access launch. Lastly, we review the AVerMedia Live Gamer ULTRA 2.1 and 4K PCIE Capture Cards, highlighting their significance in supporting HDMI 2.1 for an optimal gaming experience. Join us for an in-depth exploration of the latest developments, challenges, and innovations shaping the dynamic world of gaming. 0:00 Intro 0:20 Updates 10:28 Xbox Developer Direct: All the News http://tinyurl.com/ysy8pvvt 33:21 New AVerMedia Capture Cards Review http://tinyurl.com/27epse7w 48:40 Mass Layoffs in the Video Games Industry http://tinyurl.com/26s5m435 57:54 2024 will be ‘the year of closures’ http://tinyurl.com/3re9tc6e 1:11:08 Pokémon with guns? All the latest on viral gaming hit Palworld http://tinyurl.com/mrds2cah 1:22:16 Respond to Comments 1:29:04 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Microsoft Tops Apple, Ubisoft's Ownership Shift, DIY Slim PS5 S5E2
19-01-2024
Microsoft Tops Apple, Ubisoft's Ownership Shift, DIY Slim PS5 S5E2
In this latest podcast episode, we delve into the dynamic shifts in the tech and gaming industry. Microsoft's ascension over Apple as the most valuable company sparks discussions on the growing impact of AI. Ubisoft takes a bold step in rebranding its subscription services, urging players to embrace a world where ownership takes a backseat. A DIY enthusiast wows the gaming community by slimming down a PlayStation 5, showcasing innovation in handheld console possibilities. Meanwhile, Call of Duty's anti-cheat update aims to level the playing field by detecting aim assist on mouse and keyboard. The episode concludes with YouTube facing layoffs, shedding light on the evolving landscape of tech giants. Join us for a riveting exploration of these industry-shaping narratives! 0:00 Intro 0:25 Updates 11:44 Microsoft is beating Apple http://tinyurl.com/ycxaxvv8  18:48 Sidenote 21:36 Ubisoft thinks you should enjoy not owning games http://tinyurl.com/4bctkrve 37:58 What a Portable PS5 could look like http://tinyurl.com/yckv4fe6 50:15 Call of Duty's trolls cheaters once again 😈 http://tinyurl.com/mukav2dn 1:05:11 YouTube is next in line to layoff employees http://tinyurl.com/5n93n294 1:13:29 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
MSI's Claw, Unity's Pivot, Nvidia's Ace Expansion, Switch Successor S5E1
12-01-2024
MSI's Claw, Unity's Pivot, Nvidia's Ace Expansion, Switch Successor S5E1
In this podcast episode, we delve into the dynamic landscape of the gaming industry, exploring groundbreaking developments unveiled at CES 2024. First, we unravel the MSI Claw's entry into the handheld gaming scene, boasting an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H chip and innovative design. Next, we dissect Unity's strategic shift involving a significant workforce reduction and its implications after the controversy surrounding "runtime fees." The narrative then shifts to Nvidia's CES 2024 announcement, revealing the expansion of Nvidia Ace into microservices and its adoption by major studios like Ubisoft and Tencent. The discussion culminates with rumors surrounding the Nintendo Switch successor, addressing expectations, potential release timelines, and Nintendo's strategy in the ever-evolving gaming market. Additionally, we touch upon the surprising SAG-AFTRA agreement with Replica Studios, allowing game developers to utilize A.I. voices, prompting reactions from voice actors and the gaming community at large. Dive deep into these transformative moments shaping the future of gaming. 0:00 Intro 0:30 Updates 14:44 MSI Claw handheld http://tinyurl.com/yckf93f3  28:37 Unity is laying people off :( http://tinyurl.com/224z8u78 38:22 Ubisoft, Tencent will have AI NPCs http://tinyurl.com/4ux8urcs  48:21 Nintendo Switch 2's Latest News Goes Crazy http://tinyurl.com/yfvwpyj5 1:09:32 SAG-AFTRA allowing A.I. Voices in games http://tinyurl.com/yc5ccxkk  1:19:09 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Year in Gaming: Highs, Lows & Industry Shifts S4E49
15-12-2023
Year in Gaming: Highs, Lows & Industry Shifts S4E49
In this year-end episode, we unpack the gaming landscape with a focus on the colossal highs and lows. The catastrophic story surrounding "The Day Before" unfolds as the developer shuts down shortly after launch. Our superlative round-up highlights the most and least viewed episodes, along with the longest and shortest ones, while delving into top stories of the year - from Microsoft's seismic acquisition to E3's final curtain call. Kyle Heath and Michael Anthony reveal their top 5 stories, from major gaming disruptions to platform advancements. We round off with a glimpse into what lies ahead for the gaming industry.\ 0:00 Intro 0:30 Updates 10:26 The Day Before Catastrophy 20:04 Superlatives 27:25 Kyle’s Top 5 Stories of the Year 1:04:03 Michael’s Top 5 Stories of the Year 1:17:08 Future 1:19:30 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Game Awards 2023: Winners & Reveals Galore! S4E48
08-12-2023
Game Awards 2023: Winners & Reveals Galore! S4E48
The latest podcast episode covers The Game Awards 2023, a monumental celebration of gaming's past and future. From the night's big winners, including Baldur's Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2, to the avalanche of exciting announcements like Monster Hunter: Wilds, Kojima's OD project, and God of War Ragnarok's free Valhalla DLC, the show was packed with thrilling reveals. SEGA's surprise announcement of five new games, Arkane's collaboration with Marvel for a Blade game, and revelations about No Rest for the Wicked, Exoborne, and many more kept fans on the edge of their seats. Dive in for an extensive rundown of the winners, major announcements, and upcoming releases showcased at The Game Awards 2023! 0:00 Intro 0:30 Updates 6:30 The Game Awards 2023: Everything Announced https://tinyurl.com/5dmrcpyj Preshow Coverage 12:00 Mainshow 15:45 God of War Ragnorok Valhalla FREE DLC 22:00 HellBlade II 28:50 Avatar Froniters of Pandora 33:25 Dragon Ball Sparking Zero 35:45 Visions of Mana 39:00 OD: HIDEO KOJIMA GAME 42:45 Jurassic Park Survival 45:45 Black Myth Wukong  51:00 Ready or Not 52:30 Tales of Kenzera: Zau 55:00 The First Berserker: Khazan 57:20 Apex Final Fantasy 7 collab 59:30 Skull and Bones 1:02:20 Blade 1:05:00 The First Descendant 1:10:00 Den of Wolves 1:10:45 Exoborne 1:11:45 Asgard's Wrath II 1:13:15 Fallout TV Series on Prime 1:17:30 Stormgate  1:19:40 The Finals 1:10:00 Monster Hunter Wilds   1:23:00 Recap 1:25:30 The Game Awards 2023 Winners: The Full List https://tinyurl.com/wcfxmthb  1:46:10 Game of the Year 1:47:45 Recap and Thoughts Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Game Updates Galore: Cyberpunk, Skull & Bones, Xbox's Return & More! S4E47
01-12-2023
Game Updates Galore: Cyberpunk, Skull & Bones, Xbox's Return & More! S4E47
In this episode, we dive into a range of gaming updates and revelations. From the comedic chaos of 'Lethal Company' to the redemption journey of 'Cyberpunk 2077,' and Microsoft's Game Awards comeback teasing major Xbox news. Turtle Beach takes a leap into the premium controller realm with the 'Stealth Ultra Wireless Controller,' while Ubisoft's 'Skull and Bones' finally eyes a release date after years of delay. Plus, Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser's new multimedia venture, Absurd Ventures, unveils their first projects, reshaping storytelling across comics and audio dramas. Join us for a rollercoaster ride through the latest gaming landscapes and revelations! 0:00 Intro 0:30 Updates 6:42 Turtle Beach put drift-free sticks and a screen https://tinyurl.com/yckhccjt 23:24 Lethal Company is taking Twitch by storm https://tinyurl.com/mvryepua 30:38 Cyberpunk 2077's Structural Overhaul At CD Projekt Red https://tinyurl.com/4e5hhfze 40:27 Xbox Confirms Plans to Appear at The Game Awards https://tinyurl.com/y96xsjx6 48:26 Skull and Bones Leak Reveals Release Date https://tinyurl.com/4ejkyb2r 55:58 GTA Lead Writer Reveals What He's Been Working On https://tinyurl.com/2xe2b8h5  1:04:23 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Game World Buzz: Slide Launch, Indie Acquisition & Black Friday Frenzy S4E46
24-11-2023
Game World Buzz: Slide Launch, Indie Acquisition & Black Friday Frenzy S4E46
In our latest podcast, we delve into a flurry of gaming news. First up, the Ayaneo Slide officially launches, boasting an integrated keyboard that's caught the gaming community's eye. Annapurna expands its empire with the acquisition of South Africa's 24 Bit Games, known for its pivotal role in bringing indie games to various platforms. We discuss the shocking findings of SuperScale's report, revealing an 83% failure rate for mobile games within three years of launch. Valve's Steam regional pricing changes wreak havoc in Argentina and Turkey, with prices skyrocketing and users expressing outrage. Finally, with Black Friday around the corner, we analyze the best gaming deals, from discounts on recent titles like Final Fantasy XVI to markdowns on gaming accessories and peripherals. Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Shifting Gaming Landscapes: Cuts, Releases, and Awards S4E45
17-11-2023
Shifting Gaming Landscapes: Cuts, Releases, and Awards S4E45
In our latest podcast episode, we dive into the shifting landscapes of gaming. Activision Blizzard's esports division sees cuts, marking the end of an era with GameBattles, a renowned tournament platform, also shutting down. On the hardware front, Valve's Steam Deck OLED gears up for release, addressing concerns about bot purchases. Meanwhile, Rocksteady's Suicide Squad game resurfaces, teasing a vast map and hinting at live-service elements, despite past criticisms. In a surprising move, 505 Games' parent company, Digital Bros, announces mass layoffs, attributing the decision to consumer preferences for established IPs over new games. Lastly, as the Game Awards nominations roll in, the competition for the coveted "Best Game" title intensifies, promising an exciting event with an impressive lineup of contenders. 0:00 Intro 0:30 Updates 14:53 Activision Blizzard closes GameBattles https://tinyurl.com/yvfjnjvn  27:16 Valve Reveals Steam Deck OLED https://tinyurl.com/23h6dc8p 37:35 Suicide Squad Game Resurfaces https://tinyurl.com/bddtkx84  48:53 505 Games lays off 30% of staff because reasons https://tinyurl.com/26ctur22  1:03:28 The 2023 Game Awards Nominations Are IN https://tinyurl.com/2kydvtp2  1:22:48 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
GTA VI Reveal, Messi in Esports, and Zelda Movie Confirmed! S4E44
10-11-2023
GTA VI Reveal, Messi in Esports, and Zelda Movie Confirmed! S4E44
In our latest podcast episode, we dive into the long-awaited announcement from Rockstar Games about the next Grand Theft Auto (GTA) installment. Set to be unveiled in early December, GTA VI is expected to introduce the series' first female protagonist, drawing inspiration from Bonnie and Clyde, and is rumored to be set in a fictionalized version of Miami, akin to GTA: Vice City. The anticipation builds after a decade since the release of GTA V. Additionally, we explore the end of the Overwatch League, with teams voting to exit and Blizzard confirming a transition in Overwatch esports. Four ex-Kotaku staffers launch Aftermath, a subscriber-based video games and culture publication, exploring the internet's impact on modern living. KRÜ Esports announces soccer legend Lionel Messi as a co-owner, joining forces with Sergio Agüero. Lastly, Nintendo reveals plans for a live-action adaptation of The Legend of Zelda, directed by Wes Ball, with Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad as producers. Join us for insights, speculations, and the latest in gaming and entertainment news. 0:00 Intro 0:32 Updates 9:43 Grand Theft Auto VI’s first trailer https://tinyurl.com/2p8x7kz7 16:56 Blizzard officially “transitions” from Overwatch League https://tinyurl.com/y2dcvm44 28:04 Former Kotaku writers are launching a new video game site https://tinyurl.com/7vk9f3kf 36:31 Messi joins Aguero’s KRÜ Esports as co-owner https://tinyurl.com/3kzabxce  42:53 Ex-Escapist staff launch new games media https://tinyurl.com/mv7szehx 48:29 Nintendo is making a live-action Zelda movie https://tinyurl.com/2n2nd3uh 1:02:51 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Sega's Super Game, Capcom's Mystery Title, Ubisoft's Shutdown S4E43
03-11-2023
Sega's Super Game, Capcom's Mystery Title, Ubisoft's Shutdown S4E43
In the latest episode of our podcast, we discussed major developments in the gaming industry. Sega unveiled its Super Game project, aiming to create a global content provider with a groundbreaking title scheduled for release by March 2026. Capcom is gearing up to launch an unannounced major title by March 2024, aligning with its sales goals. Bungie faced internal layoffs, with Destiny 2's underperformance and delayed expansion contributing to the decision. Embark Studios responded to concerns over using AI-generated voices in its games, promising a blend of AI and recorded voice audio. Ubisoft announced the shutdown of online services for ten older games due to outdated technology, impacting multiplayer and rewards. Microsoft implemented blocks for unauthorized Xbox controllers and accessories on Xbox consoles, raising questions about the move's purpose. Tune in to the full episode for an in-depth analysis of these industry developments! 0:00 Intro 0:45 Updates 8:35 Segas Super Game’ is progressing https://tinyurl.com/tern9ddz 18:56 Capcom Releasing 'Unannounced Major Title' https://tinyurl.com/4wpm32zd 26:35 Bungie CEO Claims Layoffs Were Due https://tinyurl.com/5fx6nx63 41:26 Embark Studios The Finals uses recorded voice and AI work https://tinyurl.com/ye6em39b  48:45 Ubisoft is shuttering online services for 10 games https://tinyurl.com/584bn52v 59:55 Microsoft starts blocking ‘unauthorized’ Xbox controllers https://tinyurl.com/2s3upm4a  1:13:48 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Ark Remake, Media Molecule Shift, Microsoft's Ambitions S4E42
27-10-2023
Ark Remake, Media Molecule Shift, Microsoft's Ambitions S4E42
In our latest podcast episode, we delve into the gaming world's major updates and changes. We start with the surprise launch of "Ark: Survival Ascended," the Unreal Engine 5 remake of "Ark: Survival Evolved." Then, we discuss Media Molecule's downsizing and shift to a new project, leaving Dreams behind. Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard is a focal point as we explore CEO Satya Nadella's excitement about the gaming industry and the company's historical connection to it. Ubisoft's elusive "Skull and Bones" game faces another ambiguous delay, and we round off with Sony's revamped PS5, with a notable requirement for an internet connection to use the optical drive, and Microsoft's reorganization of Xbox gaming and marketing leadership following the Activision Blizzard acquisition. Tune in to stay up to date with the latest in the gaming world! 0:00 Intro 0:39 Updates 4:02 Ark: Survival Ascended out today on PC https://tinyurl.com/2bftbzyd  16:32 Dreams Developer Media Molecule Suffers Round of Layoffs https://tinyurl.com/3fx26a6h 26:27 Microsoft’s CEO say it’s ‘doubling down’ https://tinyurl.com/2thcdx53 34:25 Skull and Bones is delayed again https://tinyurl.com/4nnjz6ed 45:04 PS5’s detachable disc drive needs an internet connection https://tinyurl.com/yeyjes9s 56:53 Microsoft reorgs its Xbox and marketing teams https://tinyurl.com/zya6bphe  1:07:18 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
New Handhelds, Battlefield 2042 Triumph, Intel's CPUs, and More! S4E41
20-10-2023
New Handhelds, Battlefield 2042 Triumph, Intel's CPUs, and More! S4E41
In our latest podcast episode, we dive into some exciting developments in the gaming world. Boutique handheld gaming company Ayaneo reveals its new Flip DS, a handheld gaming device inspired by the Nintendo DS, while Battlefield 2042 stages a remarkable comeback with a surge in player numbers. Intel is gearing up to launch its 14th Gen desktop processors, including the Core i9-14900K, boasting a whopping 6GHz boost. Epic Games introduces engagement-based payouts for Fortnite creators, Roblox shifts its workforce back to the office, and we discuss Microsoft's mega-acquisition of Activision Blizzard and what it means for the future of gaming. Join us for these exciting updates in the world of gaming. 0:00 Intro 0:32 Updates 10:32 Nintendo DS lovers will appreciate this dual-screen handheld PC https://tinyurl.com/5ekz6hmz 21:49 Battlefield 2042 completes its redemption https://tinyurl.com/ycke9859 31:01 Intel’s new 14th Gen CPUs  https://tinyurl.com/24bu77f4 43:18 Fortnite creators paid for encouraging players to spend https://tinyurl.com/ys4wnd8v 50:34 Roblox says employees must return to office https://tinyurl.com/4kccr3de 1:01:10 Xbox boss Phil Spencer is "all in" https://tinyurl.com/2p99pnts  1:13:34 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Sony's PS5 Evolution, New Wireless Buds, Cloud Gaming, & More! S4E40
13-10-2023
Sony's PS5 Evolution, New Wireless Buds, Cloud Gaming, & More! S4E40
In this episode, we dive into the exciting world of gaming and tech updates. First, Sony announces a sleeker and more versatile PS5 model, featuring a detachable disc drive and 1TB internal storage. The InZone Buds are introduced as Sony's first gaming-focused wireless earbuds, optimized for battery life and low latency. Cloud-streamed PS5 gaming is set to launch soon for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers in Japan, Europe, and North America. Unity, after facing a turbulent period, sees its CEO retire, making way for interim leadership. Valve makes big changes to Counter-Strike 2, discontinuing support for older hardware and macOS. Finally, Ubisoft's XDefiant faces an indefinite delay as the development team addresses gameplay inconsistencies. 0:00 Intro 0:37 Update 5:36 Sony’s new PS5 with a removable disc drive  https://tinyurl.com/mrx7sa5a  15:13 Sony announces new gaming earbuds https://tinyurl.com/yrsraad2  26:22 Sony will let you stream PS5 games https://tinyurl.com/3d8u7rmt  34:16 Unity CEO Says Goodbye, Again https://tinyurl.com/chhtsje5  46:22 Valve draws a stark line in the sand with Counter-Strike 2 https://tinyurl.com/mwj6wnce  57:52 Ubisoft's CoD-Style Shooter XDefiant Delayed Indefinitely https://tinyurl.com/ycka2e53  1:08:18 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Gaming Shake-Up: New Mics, Layoffs, and PlayStation's Future S4E39
06-10-2023
Gaming Shake-Up: New Mics, Layoffs, and PlayStation's Future S4E39
In our latest podcast episode, we dive into the gaming world's latest developments. We explore SteelSeries' new Alias and Alias Pro microphones, designed for gamers and streamers. We discuss recent layoffs at Twitch and their impact on the company. Epic Games is making age ratings mandatory for Fortnite content, marking a shift in its ecosystem. Nintendo's decision to shut down online services for 3DS and Wii U software is also on our radar. Plus, we dissect the future of PlayStation as Jim Ryan departs, with insiders expressing concerns about the company's vision. Join us for a deep dive into the gaming industry's evolving landscape. 0:00 Intro 0:30 Update 3:47 SteelSeries enters the gaming microphone market https://tinyurl.com/45xt8esy 17:05 Twitch reportedly hit with more layoffs https://tinyurl.com/367ukb8u 24:47 Fortnite mandating individual age ratings https://tinyurl.com/42zw93kc 36:51 Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS online services will shut downl https://tinyurl.com/3affj8c9 45:56 Insiders Say PlayStation’s Live Service Pivot https://tinyurl.com/2rmdxkdt 1:04:15 October Video Game Releases 1:12:04 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
FIFA's Disappearing Act, Ubisoft's Cloud Deal, CS2 Arrival, and Sony CEO Exit S4E38
29-09-2023
FIFA's Disappearing Act, Ubisoft's Cloud Deal, CS2 Arrival, and Sony CEO Exit S4E38
In our recent podcast episode, we delved into a multitude of gaming industry topics. We discussed the restructuring at Blizzard Entertainment, where several developers on the Hearthstone team were laid off as part of internal changes. This coincides with Microsoft's impending acquisition of Activision Blizzard. We also covered Electronic Arts' removal of older FIFA games from digital storefronts in preparation for the release of EA Sports FC 24. Additionally, we explored Ubisoft's cloud gaming deal with Microsoft, anticipating the growth of cloud gaming services. Finally, we touched on Valve's launch of Counter-Strike 2, an eagerly awaited upgrade for CS:GO, and the retirement of Jim Ryan, the head of PlayStation and CEO of Sony, in March 2024. These diverse gaming industry developments sparked engaging discussions on our show. 0:00 Intro 0:20 Updates 5:45 Blizzard lays off several Hearthstone developers https://tinyurl.com/tzww9446 14:05 EA Pulls Every Old FIFA Game From Digital Storefronts https://tinyurl.com/yz6sjb3b 25:25 Ubisoft believes game streaming will eventually take off’ https://tinyurl.com/46cpc5s4 39:15 Counter-Strike 2 is out now https://tinyurl.com/3u278bf7 49:30 PlayStation leader Jim Ryan to retire https://tinyurl.com/49z34x82  1:02:20 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Next-Gen Xbox Leaks!, Titanfall 2 Revival, Fortnite Refunds & More S4E37
22-09-2023
Next-Gen Xbox Leaks!, Titanfall 2 Revival, Fortnite Refunds & More S4E37
In our recent podcast episode, we delved into some intriguing developments in the gaming industry. First, Microsoft's upcoming console refresh, codenamed Brooklin, is set to revolutionize the Xbox Series X with a cylindrical design, increased storage, and an immersive controller. We also discussed the surprising resurgence of Titanfall 2, as Respawn Entertainment released a meaningful update, sparking speculation among fans. Fortnite players have a chance to claim refunds as part of Epic Games' $245 million settlement with the FTC, addressing issues related to in-game purchases. Lastly, we explored the pre-Microsoft acquisition plans of ZeniMax Media, which included remasters of iconic titles like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3, along with intriguing new projects. Plus, we covered the unfortunate layoffs at Crystal Dynamics as part of their internal restructuring program. Join us for an in-depth analysis of these industry-shaping events on our latest episode! 0:00 Intro 0:30 Updates 5:55 Microsoft’s new disc-less Xbox Series X https://tinyurl.com/2s4euwjs 39:01 Titanfall 2 is BACK! https://tinyurl.com/y2j4jsx5 46:33 Epic Games is handing out free money https://tinyurl.com/csny28m5 52:44 Microsoft documents leak new Oblivion remaster https://tinyurl.com/mryj2xr3 1:05:26 Embracer Group layoffs hit Tomb Raider https://tinyurl.com/2k6b2mfn 1:16:39 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu
Unity Uproar, Apple iPhone Power, Ubisoft Setback & More! S4E36
15-09-2023
Unity Uproar, Apple iPhone Power, Ubisoft Setback & More! S4E36
In our latest episode, we dive deep into the gaming industry's hottest topics. We're breaking down Unity's controversial new pricing model that's leaving developers furious, Apple's game-changing announcements for the iPhone 15 Pro, Ubisoft's certification setback with xDefiant, and EA's groundbreaking approach to The Sims' next-gen game pricing. Plus, Embracer Group's rollercoaster ride, from a failed $2 billion deal to the potential sale of Gearbox. Tune in to stay at the forefront of gaming news! 0:00 Intro 0:24 Update 6:27 Unity's New Install Fees Are Spurring Massive Backlash https://tinyurl.com/3x65azny 23:03 Ubisoft delays xDefiant https://tinyurl.com/muyk6yy5 36:38 Major Games Coming to iPhone 15 Pro https://tinyurl.com/yrxa6zf4  46:56 The next Sims will be free  https://tinyurl.com/2s3tt8p5 53:41 Embracer Group Is Reportedly Considering Selling Gearbox  https://tinyurl.com/5yhuv5ew  1:05:24 Outro Leave a LIKE and a comment, thanks for watching/listening! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PODCAST ►► https://anchor.fm/m2podcast AMAZON Music ► https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/091902c3-b83b-487c-8fe7-4c96787434fe/M2-Podcast APPLE ► https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1531832410 BREAKER ► https://www.breaker.audio/m2-podcast-2 CASTRO ► https://castro.fm/podcast/6f69d373-d879-46d9-9f1c-bcf7c4bf1741 GOOGLE ► https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNTYwNWZiMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== OVERCAST ► https://overcast.fm/itunes1531832410/m2-podcast POCKETCASTS ► https://pca.st/5jghvf6e RADIOPUBLIC ► https://radiopublic.com/m2-podcast-GMZkY4 SPOTIFY ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VedhO03IRoHERJqF6Sy87 STICHER ► https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/m2-podcast TUNEIN ► http://tun.in/pj3ZI #podcast JOIN THE DISCORD! ►► https://discord.gg/Kp5Gre6 FOLLOW THE TWITTER! ►►https://twitter.com/m2_podcast KyleHeath Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/mrjkheath MadMikeWillEatU Socials: TWITTER ►► https://twitter.com/madmikewilleatu