Ep 149 Dorkside Debrief: Week of Dec. 30th

This week’s mission debriefs: News from the Video Game Awards and Sony’s State of Play.

  • The Announcements!
    • X-Box unveils the title, in which they put a LOT of thought into, of their next-gen console. Aptly dubbed, X-Box Series X, or as we call it… XboxX
    • Gearbox is making another “Looter” type game, but this one is a “Looter-Slasher” and is a PS5 launch game. ‘Godfall’ looks ridiculous, in a good way.
    • The man who started Battle Royales announced…something. We got a ‘teaser’ for something mysteriously named “Prologue”
    • Ghosts of Tsushima trailer dropped. Let’s talk about it.
  • The AWARDS!
    • Game of the Year: Sekiro: Shadow’s Die Twice
    • Action Game: Devil May Cry 5
    • Action-Adventure Game: Sekiro (Again)
    • Disco Elysium, blowing it away with: Fresh Indie Game, Independent Game, Narrative, RPG
    • VR Game: No suprise, Beat Saber
    • Sports/Racing Game: Crash Team Racing
    • Fighting Game: Smash Bros, (anyone surprised?)
  • The State of Play announcements: 
    • Spellbreak. What to say about it?
    • Dreams. Coming Valentine’s Day 2020, will it bust?
    • Untitled Goose Game. December 17th
    • Babylon’s Fall, from the makers of Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising, and Nier: Automata. And it looks like… the same games, but better quality?
    • Predator: Hunting Grounds seems super fun, but looks, not up to par with today’s graphics.
    • RE3 Remake gets… multiplayer? Project Resistance gets rolled up into RE3 remake…or is it the other way around? Either way, they’re together.
  • J.J. Abrams does J.J. Abrams things and teased Ahsoka Tano in Rise of Skywalker. Do we trust him?
  • The amazing rework of Sonic might be for naught. The movie is still coming, but the heroes are reportedly out of a job. Moving Picture Company has shut down.
  • Samuel L. Jackson can now be Alexa’s voice… complete with explicit options.
  • Hackers are doing Bethesda’s job and putting NPCs in Fallout 76