Victor has to leave us again here as he is unwell, has work the next and has to walk his doggo. The guys continue to talk games though and they move onto Poké… No, no Pokémon this week, the chat is actually about Sonic the Hedgehog. There have been a fair few things unearthed by people when it comes to Sonic Prototypes and the guys like Sonic and are all interested in looking at things that ‘may have been but did not come to pass’.
Lastly, when the topic changes again, it’s focus is not on a particular game or series, but it goes back to a subject from a previous week and that is talking about game streaming, Stadia, Xcloud are Amazon coming into the fray? What do the guys think? Are they getting paid for the things they are saying about Amazon?
The week your hosts for the GRcade Twitchcast are The Doom Spoon and Pedz.
The conversation starts with the Xbox event that was in London – X019. The guys go through the announcements at the show, but as neither saw it all live, they didn’t see every announcement. However, they did see the majority of the games; they were:
Sea of Thieves
Some of the games shown coming to Gamepass
Tell Me Why
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Age of Empires IV
With X019 talking about Project Xcloud and Google’s Stadia service launching both before the Twitchcast, Doom and Pedz together think it would be a good idea to discuss them both. Stadia is seemingly having a bad launch and Project Xcloud is still in a beta stage, gradually being rolled out to more people.
Lastly, the conversation turns to Pokémon Sword & Shield, in which the guys discuss the game and some of the controversy surrounding it after its launch.
GRcade Twitchcast Episode 10 – Stadia and Nindies!
First off, I need to apologise for the technical difficulties during the stream, This Twitchcast is streamed live on Twitch and all the members who take part use Discord due to being in different locations across the UK. The problems were mainly with Discord and voices cutting out. If it was recorded and streamed, there wouldn’t have been any change in the problems due to it being via Discord, and the one time the stream cut out meant things weren’t caught and again if it was being recorded it wouldn’t have been picked up as Discord itself disconnected. Again, I can only apologise for this, but I guess this is one of the biggest obstacles of doing a podcast live on Twitch. It hasn’t been a problem until now, and I think the fact that the Twitchcast is interactive with the audience as it’s streamed makes up for that, so I hope you all still enjoy this episode and let’s hope to technical difficulties doing one and not coming back.
The hosts this week are the Doom Spoon, Jazzem, Legendary Slam, Lord Aten and Pedz. The guys chat about the news of Google and its entry into the gaming space with Stadia. Views are mixed on this, and there are good and point points brought up by everyone.
Then talk goes into The latest Nintendo Indie Developer Direct, where only Doom, Jazzem and Pedz discuss this. One guy is underwhelmed, can you guess who?