Xbox Scarlett, the Solution Nobody Thinks They Want – Cereal at Night E.49

Rumors are floating around about a an Xbox streaming console code named Scarlett, what does it mean for you.  This episode Mike discusses the current state of gaming expectations, why hardware sales don’t matter, what the future looks like, Micorsoft Azure Cloud, how streaming can eliminate latency, and how it provide more people with ways to play while meeting their expectations for quality.

 

39CAN – A Future Without Generations

With the imminent release of PlayStation Neo and Xbox Scorpio we are quickly approaching a future where console hardware is iterated upon rather than the traditional 5-7 generational life cycles.  In this episode I discuss why I am excited for this future and why I think it makes sense.

CAN37 – Console Wars Perspective: Business v. Consumer

The term console wars has become nails on the chalkboard for those that don’t care where people game, yet it continues to be a term thrown around in comments sections and message boards as a short sighted way to show allegiance to a brand.

In this episode I cover why the console wars at a competitive business level is good for gaming, while discussing why it’s still a stupid conversation for consumers arguing that the way they spent their money is better than someone else.

It’s possible that the console wars can exist at a level that is good for gamers; if gamers stopped caring about brand allegiance and started caring about games again.

RJ81 – Ghostbusters Ate My Nintendo Pinball

This week we cover a ton of topics including; Nintendo PlayStation teardown, N64 20th anniversary, Ghostbusters Pinball, Sega Game Gear and Majesco remakes, the mini Nintendo, and Mitch’s Whirlwind Pinball restore and pinball collecting in general.

CAN25 – The Division, Gears 4, 4k and Console Iterations

On this episode I talk about my initial impression of The Division and how I think it will hold of for the long term.  I will cover my thoughts on Sony announcing they are also exploring iterative console releases, and event threw out the idea of 4k as a possibility.  Then I will discuss the ridiculous arguing over the Gears of War framerate.

Phil Spencer Comments, Destiny, and Vita – Cereal at Night E.04

This episode I give my thoughts on Phil Spencer’s comments about the console wars and whether or not the Xbox One can catch up with PS4.  I then dive into some destiny talk, why I have taken an unintended break, and the upcoming shotgun nerf.  In segment three I have a short discussion on the Vita’s future.

Start – Phil Spencer, Console Wars, Xbox One, PS4
14:40 – Destiny
28:15 – Vita

Sega Master System, SNES, Game Gear Giveaway – Retro Jonez E.53

This week we finally announce our winner in the Sega Game Gear giveaway, but before doing that we cover a plethora of topics.  First we give an update on where we are with our Sega Master System collections, then we move onto the Super Nintendo, from there we talk about the health of current generation gaming and comments from Phil Spencer, and then we close the show with a phone call and the Sega Game Gear giveaway.

Start – Sega Master System collection update.
26:00 – Mitch’s Goodwill purchase
34:00 – Super Nintendo
41:00 – Console gaming wars
54:00 – Sega Game Gear giveaway

Microsoft and Sony – Retro Jonez Special Episode

The big conferences are over and Mike reacts and discusses the two big console events; Microsoft and Sony.  Microsoft came strong with a good blend of games you can play this year, upcoming games, hardware and services. Sony came strong with games games games.

Microsoft

Halo 5: Guardians

ReCore

Fallout 4

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2

Forza Motorsport 6

Dark Souls 3

HoloLens Minecraft Demo

Backwards Compatibility

EA Access

Elite Controller

The Division

Rainbow Six Siege

Gigantic

Ashen

Tacoma

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Beyond Eyes

Cuphead

Ion Teaser

Rare Replay

Fable Legends

Sea of Thieves

Gears of War 4

Sony

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Batman: Arkham Knight

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Destiny: The Taken King Expansion

Devolver Digital Sizzle Reel

Disney Infinity 3.0

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Firewatch

Hitman

Horizon: Zero Dawn

The Last Guardian

Morpheus and Other PS Services

No Man’s Sky

Shenmue 3

Star Wars: Battlefront

Street Fighter V

Uncharted 4: Thief’s End

World of Final Fantasy