6/11 - 1-2 Switch Sequel is Finished, but is too Bad to Release?

Jun 11, 01:00 PM

Around the Monitor is back with the week's hottest gaming news! This week's topics include: 1-2 Switch might be getting a sequel, Blizzard in hot water over Diablo Immortal Microtransactions, and a Summer Games Fest roundup.

Show notes:
00:00 - Intro
2:09 - Trivia: How many mini-games are in 1-2 Switch?
3:59 - Topics
6:11 - 1-2 Switch has a sequel that’s mostly finished, but is so bad Nintendo might not release it
https://www.fanbyte.com/news/the-wild-story-behind-nintendos-unannounced-1-2-switch-sequel/
12:15 - E3 it isn’t dead. Is planning to come back in 2023?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/06/07/esa-e3-2023-summer-game-fest-nintendo-direct/
18:41 - Xbox is going to bring Games Pass to Samsung televisions this year
https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/9/23159460/microsoft-xbox-tv-app-samsung-2022-tv-xbox-cloud-gaming-streaming
26:02 - Nintendo wanted to “send a message” with the sentencing of Gary Bowser
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/nintendo-said-hacker-gary-bowsers-jail-sentence-was-a-unique-opportunity-to-send-a-message/
32:40 - Midnight Suns is actually getting good previews
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/features/marvels-midnight-suns-has-totally-subverted-our-expectations/
38:56 - GameStop employees walk out in Nebraska, tell people to shop elsewhere.
https://kotaku.com/gamestop-meme-stock-crypto-scam-used-games-walkout-unio-1849027868?utm_campaign=Kotaku&utm_content=1654609442&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_source=twitter
44:49 - Diablo Immortals is getting roasted for microtransactions
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/diablo-immortal-now-has-blizzards-lowest-ever-user-score-on-metacritic/
50:54 - Sonic Frontiers gameplay was revealed this week and uhhh, folks are tepid at best on it
https://www.ign.com/articles/sonic-frontiers-preview
56:34 - The winner is…
59:30 - Closing and Plugs

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