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.
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.
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!
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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.
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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
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