Moms Nicole Tanner, Linda Breneman, and Kelly Knox, and dad Stephen Duetzmann talk about lots of video game news this week. Then we talk about what we’re playing.
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- Microsoft stopping production on the Xbox 360.
- We have a few more details on the possible new PS4. Will Stephen get this one? He has a lot of thoughts and feelings and interesting strategies in mind, and Nicole and Stephen get in a little spat.
- GameStop is getting into game publishing in a bigger way. Song of the Deep is one of their titles.
- A new Kirby game, Kirby Robobot, is coming in June.
- We talk about how parents can “weaponize toys” (Stephen’s term) to encourage good behavior. Example: Using the popular toys Shopkins as rewards. Kelly’s daughter is a very organized collector of Shopkins.
- Hearthstone is going to release the new expansion Whispers of the Old Gods including changes to a bunch of cards.
- Peter Jackson loves alternate reality, mixed reality, or whatever you want to call it.
- Dark Souls is releasing a much-anticipated and (well funded) board game.
- Summer Games Done Quick is raising money for charity.
- A new Ghostbusters game is coming out.
What We Played
- Nicole played Ratchet and Clank on the PS4 and Game of Thrones, which she wrote about for Pixelkin.
- Stephen has not been playing Clash Royale but he played the Battleborn open beta.
- Kelly played Star Wars: Battlefront‘s latest expansion, The Outer Rim.
- Linda played Stikbold: A Dodgeball Adventure.
Our music is by Pat Goodwin at Novelty Shop Creative. Participating in this podcast were Nicole Tanner, Linda Breneman, and Stephen Duetzmann. Look for Stephen at Engagedfamilygaming.com, on his other podcast, and on Facebook, Instagram and all the usual social media channels. Kelly Knox can be found at Geek Mom and on Twitter @Kelly_Knox.
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