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GAMING WEEKLY SHOW

Happy 20th, Xbox - GWS#061

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:00:00

Microsoft celebrated Xbox's 20th anniversary earlier this week and had a couple of surprise announcements
The GOTY nominees for this year's game The Game Awards are out!
Rockstar pulls a CD Projekt Red and launches the ridiculously unready GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition
Modders come to the rescue and launched the missing Pinnacle Station DLC from Mass Effect's Legendary Edition

Elding Ring beta codes are worth a lot of money - GWS#060

Sat, 13 Nov 2021 09:00:00

No surprised, scalpers started selling off the beta codes to Elden Ring for hundreds of dollars.
If you wanted to create your own metaverse, Niantic's tech is up for grabs.
Unity buys the proprietary tech behind The Lord of the Rings.
Among Us Cosmicube update: store, XP, cross progression, and new roles
Nintendo wants to do better and invest more in games, services, and infrastructure.
We're not even done with NFTs and blockchain.

Sony tried to warn us about its State of Play! - GWS#058

Fri, 29 Oct 2021 17:00:00

State of Play 2021... Meh?
Nintendo is pushing people towards illegal emulation.
Halo Infinite Campaign looks good
Xbox MMO in the works?
Over 1,000 PC games on the Xbox thanks to.... Edge?
Changes to the GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition
Sony wants stream audiences to kick players out of the game

Dbrand fixed the PS5, again! - GWS#057

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:00:00

Who would have thought that a company like dbrand will actually make the PS5 right again twice! On to more serious drama, MercurySteam has been getting a lot of flack for not crediting some of their staff in Metroid Dread as well as alleged toxic work environment.

Was the Kinect ahead of the game? - GWS#056

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:00:00

The Kinect might be coming back thanks to Sky's Glass TV which will integrated Sky Channels and have an optional 4K smart camera which is very much like the Kinect from the days of Xbox One!
More is revealed from the Twitch hack and the numbers are daunting if you've ever aspired to make it big as a streamer.
Netflix makes its first big gaming move and gives us a glimpse of what kind of games we could expect in the future.
Valve is pushing right to pair for the Steam Deck, while Nintendo has officially acknowledged that the Joycon drift issue might never be fixed.
A Japanese retailer might think it has found a way to deter scalpers, and the rumors have been true: GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas are getting remastered as part of the GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition.

All your Twitch are belong to us - GWS#055

Sat, 09 Oct 2021 10:00:00

Yikes, Twitch got hacked and people can see how much money their favorite streamers are making! Fudfood takes us through the major TGS 2021 announcements and we're so disappointed that the final fighter in Super Smash is not the man Sakurai himself... But not as disappointed as everyone who was looking forward to eFootball 2022.

A chat with the people behind Abu Dhabi Gaming Festival - GWS#054

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 13:00:00

Fudfood and I sit down and have a pleasant chat with Nabil and Maher from Zawaya Gaming and Ahmed from Abtal 360 about the Abu Dhabi Gaming Festival and our thoughts on the growth of the gaming and esports industry.


Bayonetta 3: A reveal 4 years in the making! - GWS#053

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 10:00:00

We have some very interesting announcements from last night's Nintendo Direct such as the much-awaited reveal of Bayonetta 3! Gamers in the GCC should also look at the Abu Dhabi Gaming Festival as it's a unique esports tournaments where the prizes are experiences instead of cash!

Apple V. Epic... Who won? Who lost? - GWS#052

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:00:00

We discuss what the result of the Apple and Epic drama that started last year and ended up with a one-of-a-kind lawsuit! If you're an Arab and have ever tried playing Tarneeb or Trix online, then you must be aware of Jawaker, which is slated to be sold to Swedish group of companies Stillfront for a whopping 753 million Dirhams. We also have some new Nintendo Switch and Sony Playstation 5 firmware updates to look forward to.

Look at all these PS5 announcements! - GWS#051

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 10:00:00

Oh my, the PS5 Showcase is quite the hype machine with announcements like God of War Ragnarok, Spider Man 2, a new Wolverine game, and remasters of some beloved games from the past!

Things are heating up for the new PS5 - GWS#050

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 13:00:00

Yikes, it's being reported that the new PS5 models that are 300 grams lighter are actually a few degrees hotter. How bad is the situation and should you care (if you can find a PS5)? Also, we have a little more details from the Dead Space remake thanks to a transparent live stream from the devs.

Highlights from Gamescom 2021 - GWS#049

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 12:00:00

With over 200 announcements at Gamescom 2021, Fudfood had quite the challenge to watch the whole thing and shortlist his list of top announcements, but he was victorious and we've got some pretty cool games to talk about!

Who wouldn't want to be a Kawaii Cyberpunk Anarchist? - GWS#048

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 00:00:00

Fudfood and I share our thoughts on what stood out to us from the opening night of GamesCon as well as the new free-roam PVP VR game at Zero Latency in Abu Dhabi

Estaz.gg is here to elevate e-sports in the region! - GWS#047

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 21:00:00

We had a chat with Charbel from Estaz.gg which is on a mission to elevate e-sports in the region. From mini tournaments to professional leagues with substantial cash prizes, from features to bring gamers together to an academy catered to everyting e-sports, Estaz has big plans.

Presenting Arceus: Pokemon of the Wild! - GWS#046

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 10:00:00

What would it look like if Breath of the Wild and Pokemon merged? Pokemon Legends: Arceus of course! Fudfood and I also had a great chat with Noxvoyager and Chaos from Steamers Outta Content who are on a mission to help up and coming content creators grow.

There's an indie game for EVERYONE! - GWS#045

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 16:00:00

What at time to be an indie game fan! In what seems like a coordinated effort from Microsoft and Nintendo, they each presented over 15 indie games coming to their respective platforms which will be released between the day of the announcements until 2022. Sony isn't out of the news, as reports suggest they are taking things with their upcoming VR experience up a notch and potentially a premium PS Plus subscription plan with access to Crunchyroll content.

There's more to the Halo Infinite preview than you might think - GWS#044

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 14:00:00

Not only was the first technical preview of multiplayer on Halo Infinite a solid experience, but it seems it had more to share than the developers planned for! There's a fan-made remastered edition of Half-Life 2 in the works, and Tim shares his experience staying at the Gaming Cave room at the Rove Downtown Hotel.
Tim and Fudfood will also go over the PS5 SSD storage expansion update, an alleged Xbox streaming stick, and the latest updates on the Activision Blizzard lawsuit.

You haven't tried VR like this before! - GWS#043

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:00:00

We're back with a bunch of interesting local news! Zero Latency had the best VR experience we've ever tried; We tested out the UAE-based Playkey.me cloud gaming service and were blown away with how well it worked; and ESTAZ.GG just launched bringing esports players daily and weekly challenges which promises to hone their skills while winning some rewards as well. Oh, and Fudfood finished playing Metroid: Samus Returns.

Custom game modes in Battlefield 2042 will be AWESOME! - GWS#042

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 15:00:00

EA is not done flexing it muscles yet as it announced the sandbox Portal mode for Battlefield 2042, and If you ever had doubts about free to play games being the inevitable future of the industry, then maybe the announcements from Konami and Ubisoft will change that.

We just had to talk about the Valve Steam Deck! - GWS#041

Sat, 17 Jul 2021 09:00:00

Valve threw everything anybody might want or expect from a handheld gaming PC, giving us the Steam Deck! Here's what Fudfood and I have to say about this game-changing device.

Who should REALLY be resposible for video game addiction? - GWS#040

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 09:00:00

From an adult age restriction being forced in Minecraft in South Korea, to Tencent using facial recognition in China to check if young kids are playing video games at night, should governments go so far to fight off gaming addiction? What's the best way to deal with this issue?

It's just one disappointment after another! - GWS#039

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 19:00:00

Yikes, it's not too often when two major console makers disappoint the internet together in less than a week!

Sultan Al Riyami interview #1 - Abu Dhabi Gaming means business! - GWS#038

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 19:00:00

In our first interview in the show, we have a very pleasant chat with Sultan Al Riyami, Head of AD Gaming, who answered some of our burning questions and to give everyone an idea of what to expect in the future of the gaming industry in Abu Dhabi.
We're also happy to announce that The Gaming Weekly Show will also start being hosted on www.adgaming.ae and we'll having more updates on the local gaming scene moving forward.

Xbox Cloud Gaming Is Closer To World Domination - GWS#037

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:00:00

Lots of Microsoft and Nintendo related news today! Notably, Microsoft has officially launched Xbox Cloud Gaming on Windows 10 and web browsers for all Game Pass Ultimate members in 22 countries!

Conspiracies and confusion! The rumored new Silent Hill game - GWS#036

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 10:00:00

We've got ourselves a good conspiracy going on here as people have made some connections between Hideo Kojima and Silent Hill with Blue Box Games' new PS5 exclusive abandoned. What's the story?
No surprise what the internet was talking about the most after E3, as we have a wrap up from Twitter as well as the top preordered games from GameStop and Amazon.
GameStop believes it has a way to circumvent scalpers from getting their hands on consoles before gamers: subscriptions. Will it work?
If you're a fan of the handheld Castlevania games, you might be getting them again soon!
After many months, Cyberpunk 2077 is making its way back to the PS store.
It appears that Ghost of Tsushima might be ported to the PC soon.

What we really think about E3 2021 - GWS#035

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 21:00:00

Coming off from the E3 wave, Fadi and I go through what we thought about the major announcements from the week.
AD Gaming has also announced a series of eSports tournament that will run throughout the summer, the first one in July will be the DOTA 2 MENA Cup.
Microsoft keeps working on expanding its reach and might soon have an Xbox app preloaded on your TV!

E3 2021 Day 4 - Nintendo - GWS#034

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:00:00

In the last day of E3, we take a look at what Nintendo had to offer... Say hello to Metroid Dread, the first 2D Metroid in 19 years! We get some small update on Breath of the Wild 2 as well as a look at other announcements like the reboot of Advance Wars and WarioWare!

E3 2021 Day 3 - PC Gaming Show and Future Games Show - GWS#033

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:00:00

This is for the PC gamers as we go through our list of games that caught our eyes from the PC Gaming Show and Future Games Show from Day 3 of E3 2021. We also spend around the last 8% of the show talking about food, as one does.

E3 2021 Day 2 - Microsoft&Bethesda and Square Enix - GWS#032

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:00:00

What a show! Microsoft flexed their Game Pass muscles and announced 30 titles, 27 of which will be on Game Pass. From Starfield, Halo Infinite, Forza 5, a hilarious Outer Worlds 2 reveal, and the brand new vampire-hunter IP Redfall, Microsoft's presentation might as well be the best in show.
And then we have the dissapointment that is Square Enix's presentation. Apart from spending around a third of their time on the new Guardian of the Galaxy game, it just didn't seem like they were ready this year.

E3 2021 Day 1 - Ubisoft & Gearbox - GWS#031

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 12:00:00

Day 1 of E3 2021 is over, So Fudfood and I have some things to say about the Ubisoft and Gearbox announcements today.

E3 2021 - Summer Game Fest - GWS#030

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:00:00

E3 week is upon us! We start things off with a reaction of the buttload of announcements at the Summer Games Fest.
We also look into the lawsuit Capcom is facing for allegedly using over 80 photographs without the concent of the photographer.
EA just got hacked and 780 GB of content such as the Fifa 2021 source code and their frostbite engine, and more were stolen.
A montage of Cyberpunk 2077 bugs that was created by the developers before the release of the game has been made public, proving that CD Project Red did in fact know about these issues.
An 8-minute fan-made Metroid film called Metroid: Attack of Ridley is out and gives us an idea of what live-action Samus could look like.

Twitch is actually making subscriptions affordable for everyone - GWS#027

Fri, 21 May 2021 14:00:00

Twitch tier 1 subscription prices will soon adjust to each country's cost of living, making it affordable for users to support their favorite streamers.
Bethesda might have their sights on Tom Cruise to appear in their upcoming Starfield space exploration game, which will probably be the first exclusive game after the acquisition from Microsoft.
Leaker Zippo has released rumors of upcoming Nintendo Switch games such as Mario Kart, Metroid, and Zelda (one in particular has already completed development), and some of them might be announced at E3.

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