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Building off last week's announcement of the Switch Lite, it looks like the main Switch line might be getting a new look under the hood as well! Do you really need to see what it looks like when somebody's spine gets ripped out? The folks behind the new Mortal Kombat movie thing so, confirming that it's going to be rated R and will have fatalities. In addition to their new Lord of the Rings show, Amazon has also announced that they are going to be producing a F2P MMO set in the LotR universe (which is apparently separate from Lord of the Rings Online). Tetris Effect is launching on the Epic Store and getting VR support on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive plus a ton of PC specific enhancements. Apex Legends has some great ideas with how to combat cheaters and we are 100% in favor. And finally, if you are into emulation but want something that's a bit easier, Retroarch is coming to Steam towards the end of July!
Vinny: The Xbox 360/PS3 generation's big feature I believe was the shift from standard definition to high definition. I know this gen isn't done yet, but what do you think this gen's "big feature" is, and what do you think the big feature will be for the next generation? Will VR be more prevalent? Streaming Games? Subscription Services? And how long until it becomes the norm?
Josh: Has there ever been a game or genre that has legitimately got your heart racing? When was the last time you remember this happening? The last time this happened was with APEX Legends with @TheElusiveDylan where we won 2 games in a row!
Eddie: What video game mascot had the best power ups ? *Must Answer in the style of ASMR.
Mansocks: How many siblings do you have?
OptimistPrime: Who came up with your intro music?
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After denying rumors about a new console for months, Nintendo announced the Switch Lite, a smaller handheld console that although it looks like a Switch, cannot be docked to a TV. It will play all existing Switch games and comes out in September with a list price of $199.99.
Donkey Kong 3 and Wrecking Crew will be added to Nintendo Online in July, along with a new feature that will allow all games to be rewinded during game play to help you get through the tough bits.
Smash hit Cuphead will be getting a TV show on Netflix called The Cuphead Show. No release date as of yet.
Ready to play some Gears 5 ahead of it's September launch? If you've pre-purchased or are a Game Pass member, then you can play the open multiplayer beta starting on the 19th of this month.
And finally, Game Pass is getting a "Play Later" feature, which lets you add games to a separate list so you can keep track of games that you, well, want to play later!
What We're Playing
Adam: Beat Saber: Kyle's Mom is a Big Fat B*$%#
Cliff: Outer Wilds, Spec Ops: The Line
Dylan: Don't Starve, WoW, Mario Maker, DQB2 Demo, Enter the Gungeon
Vinny: With the announcement of the Cuphead Animated Netflix show coming, what other video game property would you like to see made into an Animated Show?
Josh: Being summer, what are your top summer release games of all time?
JoeColeslaw: Most controversial moment in video games that made an impact in your lives?
Eddie: We just past the half way mark for 2019. Are you happy with what we got in the last 6 months ? What will be the stand out game that will finish out the year ?
Operator Jack: Gday! Question for you guys this week. I you had to pick four characters from any video games for a dangerous mission who would you pick? My four would be John Mullins from Soldier of fortune, Glaz from rainbow 6 siege, Trevor from GTA v and JC Denton from Deus Ex.
Mansocks: What is your favorite metal band?