It's been a bit of a weird couple of weeks, so we hope you'll bare with us for this week's episode.
First up we've got the Quest Log, where both Kyran and Joel have synced up on a couple of games that have come out fairly recently! We start with Pokémon Unite, a free to play Pokémon themed MOBA that dropped on the Switch, and are both quite surprised at how enjoyable of an experience it is for short bursts. Lastly, we have spent a little bit of time with The Ascent, a twin-stick shooter cyberpunk-themed co-operative game, after its recent release on Xbox Game Pass. We've got a bit to say about how much we are enjoying it and about how it really feels like the game needs a few more patches to really be a truly great experience.
Meanwhile, over in Dope or Nope we talk about the still unfolding debacle over at Activision Blizzard after the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against Blizzard over sexual harassment, unequal pay and more. We try not to talk about it too much, as it has been developing over the last two weeks and largely where we stand is alongside many others that have touched on this. Taking a stand against this behaviour and calling it out when you notice it essential, accountability is so important and it sadly seems like this sort of behaviour isn't at all uncommon in the games industry. We also break down the recent Annapurna Interactive presentation and talk about how excited we are about the newly announced Dead Space remake.
We cap off the show with a short Bonus Round so that Kyran can remind everyone that this week Metroid will officially celebrate its 35th anniversary (on August 6th, specifically) and wants to bring some attention to it. There's no better time to jump in than now, which is why it is so disappointing that Nintendo is making it so difficult for this criminally underrated series to find new players. At the very least, Super Metroid is available on the Switch's SNES Online, but if you've got a Wii U still kicking around the nicest thing we can say about it is that it plays almost all of the currently available Metroid games.
Segment Time Codes
Quest Log: 00:15:48
Dope or Nope: 00:53:43
Bonus Round: 01:40:55
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