Day 0 Update

Day 0 Update

By SmashPad
SmashPad's flagship podcast, the Day 0 Update covers the latest news and events in the gaming industry, all backed by analysis and insight from a team of avid gamers and industry writers who combine for over 150 years of experience with the medium. The goal isn't simply to report the news, but to look beyond the headlines at the real stories that shape the gaming industry, and have a good deal of fun in the process.
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Day 0 Update #238 - bOuya
On this week's episode of the Day 0 Update: Fil talks about Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. EA tries to rebrand loot boxes. Epic's devs go on vacation for 2 weeks. Plus, we say farewell to the Ouya. It wasn't as meme-worthy as people thought.
1:29:08
June 23, 2019
Day 0 Update #237 - The New Landscape
On this episode of the Day 0 Update: We put a bow on E3. We talk about the big platforms and third parties, and how they're looking going forward. Plus, our top games of the show. All that and much more! Full show notes here.
2:49:58
June 14, 2019
Day 0 Update #236 - It's Pronounced Saty-dee-ah
 On this episode of the Day 0 Update: We're getting ready for E3 and  we're clearing the decks. We catch up on the stories that broke this  week.  Full Show Notes here.
1:11:54
June 9, 2019
Day 0 Update #235 - E3 2019 Preview
 On this episode of the Day 0 Update: D&D Classic RPGs are coming to consoles. Pokemon tracks you in your sleep. Iron Maiden thinks people will get confused over Ion Maiden. Plus, a comprehensive preview of the E3 keynotes.  Full Show Notes here.
2:16:57
June 2, 2019
Day 0 Update #234 - The Underwater Lair
On this episode of the Day 0 Update: A look ahead at some of the system changes in Final Fantasy XIV. Grid is being rebooted. The PlayStation 5's storage is really fast, and what that could mean for games. That, and much, more!  5/26/2019 Show Notes What Are We Playing? F: MK11, Emulators, Assetto Corsa. P: Stormblood, Metropolis Street Racing, Ultrawings, Wipeout Omega C: Minecraft, Rocket League, Dauntless SIGIL to release May 31st for Free. Premium available now for 6.66 Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Live Letter recap.  Razer shuttering the Ouya store in June Nippon Ichi is reportedly unable to pay its employees after recent mobile Disgaea failure Codemasters is rebooting Grid for a September release Square Enix is bringing the first Star Ocean game to PS4/Switch GOG Galaxy 2.0 looks to bring all of your games and friends into one launcher Steam’s Spring Cleanup event reminds us we have too many games Panic announces tiny B&W Playdate Handheld PlayStation Productions will bring PlayStation’s properties to film & TV Sony demonstrated next-gen PlayStation storage performance A new PSVR will not be there at the PS5’s launch
1:30:41
May 26, 2019
Day 0 Update #233 – I Hate Calling People
On this episode of the Day 0 Update: Fil installs the Epic Launcher. Chris gets animated, find out why! Epic has its first Epic Games Store sale and it’s a complete mess. Sega reveals 10 more games for the Genesis Mini. Microsoft and Sony partner up for gaming and AI initiatives. That and more, up next! (more…)
2:26:32
May 19, 2019
Day 0 Update #232 – We Care About Squares
On this week’s episode of the Day 0 Update: Tekken X Street Fighter may not come to light. Sony’s State of Play for May 2019. Walkouts at Riot Games. Plus proposed legislation targets lootboxes. That and more up next. (more…)
1:18:03
May 12, 2019
Day 0 Update #231 – Toxicity
On this week’s episode of the Day 0 Update: Netherrealm’s corporate culture is toxic and exploitive, sources say. Epic acquires Psyonix. Notch is not invited to Minecraft’s 10th anniversary celebration. Plus much more. (more…)
1:54:18
May 5, 2019
Day 0 Update #230 – Mortal Kombat 11
On this week’s episode of the Day 0 Update: We talk about Crunch Mode and how various developers handle it. A new Persona game is coming to Switch. Plus, a slew of Mortal Kombat 11 discussion. (more…)
1:53:57
April 28, 2019
Day 0 Update #229 – Congested
On this cold-medicine-fueled edition of the Day 0 Update: MK11’s single player may be a grind. Capcom gets into the plug-and-play console market. Sega’s Genesis mini is looking even better. Microsoft will hold down E3. Plus, Mark Cerny talks about the upcoming PlayStation. (more…)
1:11:44
April 21, 2019
Day 0 Update #228 – The Switchfix
On this episode of the Day 0 Update: We have Austin Stark, the creator of the Switchfix on to talk about his invention. We’ll also talk Star Wars, Respawn, and how Activision is really creepy. (more…)
1:40:10
April 14, 2019
Day 0 Update #227 – Ubisoft Is Chick Fil-A
On this week’s episode of the Day 0 Update: The analogue Mega SG is out. Borderlands 3 is causing quite a stir. Plus, we find out why Ubisoft is like Chick Fil-A. That and more, up next! (more…)
1:50:49
April 7, 2019
Day 0 Update #226 – SEGA, Samurai, & the State of Play
On this week’s episode of the Day 0 Update: Blizzard releases Warcraft 1 & 2 on GoG. Sega is bringing Sakura Wars back. Samurai Shodown is getting a collection. Plus Naoki Yoshida has big aspirations! That and more, right here. (more…)
1:17:32
March 31, 2019
Day 0 Update #225 – Stadia
On this episode of the Day 0 Update: Nintendo has a Nindies event. News from Final Fantasy XIV Tokyo Fan Festival. Plus, a dense discussion of Google’s Stadia and what it could mean. That and more, next! (more…)
1:54:36
March 24, 2019
Day 0 Update #224 – Jade Goes To Google
On this week’s episode of the Day 0 Update: Axiom Verge’s creator enters into a legal battle with Badland Games. Jade Raymond takes a position as a VP at Google. Fortnite’s cross-platform play becomes the default, with caveats. Plus, we have concerns about Dead or Alive 6. (more…)
59:52
March 17, 2019
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