Spider-Man PS4 Impressions & The Problem With Review Scores | The Video Game Pals Episode 71


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Pete spent the weekend at a wedding, but drove 5 and a half hours to talk about Spider-Man! As a result, Andy is leading the show today where the Pals dig into the Nintendo Direct that never was, the return of some beloved and obscure IP and discuss Polygon's decision to ditch game review scores. 02:33 Spider-Man & Battlefield V Beta impressions 30:51 Reader Mail 33:54 Nintendo Direct announced and then cancelled https://www.lootpots.com/articles/nintendo-direct-delayed-due-to-powerful-earthquake-in-hokkaido-japan-06092018/ 43:37 THQ Nordic acquires the Kingdoms of Amalur IP from 38 Studios https://twitter.com/THQNordic/status/1037687044464697349 47:27 Bandai Namco Trademarked Katamari Damaci Reroll in Europe http://www.siliconera.com/2018/09/07/katamari-damacy-reroll-trademarked-in-europe/ 51:16 2K games producer says that microtransactions are “an unfortunate reality of modern gaming” https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/microtransactions-unfortunate-reality-modern-gaming-says-nba-2k19-producer-3550636#SEltwaCmB6Xj20kW.99 01:04:11 Meat and Potatoes: Polygon no longer putting scores on its reviews. Do you like this change? And more broadly, do you support this kind of take on games criticism? Outro Music: "Swanky Ballroom Party For Sophisticated People" by Adhesive Wombat - @adhesivewombat The Video Game Pals is The Pals Network's weekly video game podcast where we talk about video games, the news and how it all makes us feel. The Pals: Sean: twitter.com/SeansSoapbox Pete: twitter.com/Loud_Pete Thompson: twitter.com/RelicVampire Andy: twitter.com/tiger_millions

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