Round 69 - N I C E

Date aired: 

07 Jun 2019

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:09:51

  • Beat Saber out of early access, fullyf released on 21 May (also as a launch title for Oculus Quest - standalone VR device)
  • OUYA (previously acquired by Razer) to be phased out completely by 25 Jun
  • Sonic the Hedgehog movie delayed to 14 Feb of 2020, to allow for redesign
  • Project xCloud - Microsoft's cloud gaming service - will allegedly support all Xbox One titles, plus some earlier-generation
  • Konami's Contra to join Arcade Classics and Castlevania as the final in the trilogy of 50th anniversary collections
  • Tetris reaches its 35th anniversary asn of 06 Jun (supposedly...?)
  • Octopath Traveler PC release today (07 Jun)
  • Google Stadia - game streaming platform: $130 for founder's kit (controller, Chromecast "Ultra", Destiny 2 + expansion, three-month subscription w/ friend pass); other recommended specs / bandwidth requirements released; gets initial support from big titles like Doom, Assasin's Creed
  • YouTube draws (stronger) line - no minors on streams without adult supervision
  • Microsoft opening more of its first-party titles to other PC stores (including its own), as evidenced by Master Chief Collection releasing on Steam
  • Journey released on Epic Game Store on 06 Jun
  • Raytraced version of Quake II to be available in July, as demo of nVidia RTX tech
  • Blizzard continues World of Warcraft Classic testing; second beta period as first was plagued by login issues
  • Blizzard cancels Starcraft FPS (Ghost, anyone?) to focus on Overwatch, Diablo sequels
  • Destiny 2 goes free-to-play, escapes from

Bonus Level 1:  01:05:19

Personal Gaming:  01:18:06

  • LA-MULANA 2 (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now complete...finally)
  • Risk of Rain 2 (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, in progress)
  • Cyvern: The Dragon Weapons (Arcade; Shmup Book Club, May 2019)
  • Ryu Jin (Arcade; Shmup Book Club, Jun 2019)
  • Armed Police Batrider (Arcade; Shmup Book Club, Apr-Jun 2019)
  • Assault Android Cactus+ (PC; baseline Campaign+ runs)
  • Octopath Traveler (Switch)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
  • Pathfinder (tabletop)
  • World of Warcraft Classic (PC)
  • Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade)
  • Nethack (PC)

Bonus Level 2:  01:58:52

Ad-hoc Design: 02:09:06

  • Side-scrolling endless runner / platformer
  • Twin-stick action RPG puzzler
  • Slingshot / input timing launcher

Full date: 

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 19:00:00 CDT