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ANNOUNCER: Video games on this podcast vary from E to M.


– Hey, and welcome to the Official Xbox Podcast, the one podcast coming to you from inside Xbox. This week we’ll be speaking a couple of shock new recreation launch from Ubisoft and a brand new method to get pleasure from cloud gaming with Xbox with a tool that you could be have already got. Becoming a member of us on this summer time journey are short-sleeved, dwelling our greatest summer time podcast lives, Hailey Geller.

– Hey.

– Product Advertising and marketing Supervisor on Halo and Gears. How are you doing? Welcome again.

– Good. Good to be again with Ethan and your self once more. Yeah, thanks for having me.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: You stated you wouldn’t come again on the present until Ethan Rothamel would be part of as properly. How are you doing?

– [LAUGHS] I used to be the identical. Doing properly, man, doing properly. Thanks for having us again. Yeah, we acquired to host this, I suppose it is slightly over a month in the past now. However that was tremendous enjoyable.

– Yeah.

– So good to be again right here. We did get to hang around slightly bit throughout showcase, which was good, catch some solar. However largely we have been caught working. It’s kind of of a whirlwind, that weekend, as most folk in all probability think about.

– No Disneyland.

– No Disneyland.

– Yeah.

– We did try this final yr. I feel we talked about that final present. Sadly, too worn out this yr. It was loopy.

– Yeah, I feel I understand how you have been worn out, as a result of I might say an excessive amount of solar. We have been all staying on the identical lodge main into the Xbox Showcase. And at one level, I simply kind of was like, oh, let me see what’s up right here on the highest flooring. And I stroll exterior and there is a pool that was in regards to the dimension of this mug, however sitting–

Yeah. [LAUGHS]

– You have been standing?

– Yeah, I used to be, I used to be.

– Yeah, he was sitting on the market with Malik Prince–

– Yeah.

– –who I do know you are besties with.

– Completely.

– And simply getting some solar.

– Pay attention, I had a number of hours to kill earlier than the primary conferences. And it was like, yeah, coming from Seattle, the place it is usually darkish and gloomy, it was like, instantly, I will go to the pool, get some solar, get mentally ready for the extraordinary weekend. And I do that each time. And I find it irresistible. It is like a ritual.

– Yeah, I acquired sunburned strolling from my Uber into the foyer.

– It was fairly toasty.

– That is what occurs if you stay right here for a very long time.

– We’re vampires in Seattle.

– They need to make a film about that.

– Yeah. I feel they’re making a recreation. I feel there is perhaps a recreation coming quickly. Keep tuned.

– Additionally in forks?

– No, no.

– Yeah, properly, so talking of video games, what are you enjoying? Who needs to go first?

– Ooh, ooh, that is good.

– Do you wish to go first?

– I imply, I am gonna take up a lot time if I do.

– OK, superb. [LAUGHS] Nicely, I lastly performed Balatro since you two–

– Superb.


HAILEY GELLER: –do not cease speaking about it. I really feel like we joke that each single present. It is a line merchandise out of anyone’s mouth.


HAILEY GELLER: Play Balatro the potential recreation of the yr. So I performed.


HAILEY GELLER: I preferred it.


HAILEY GELLER: I feel I performed someplace between two to 3 hours.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Most likely in a single go.


ETHAN ROTHAMEL: That is fairly good.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: That is Balatro proper there.

HAILEY GELLER: Yeah, didn’t understand how a lot time had handed. However yeah, it was enjoyable. I spotted I ought to by no means go right into a career in card gaming.


HAILEY GELLER: I am not good.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: You gotta away from the Balatro tables in Vegas.

HAILEY GELLER: No, no. Yeah, properly, I used to be laughing to myself. I used to be like, what in the event you really may play this in actual life. And simply the truth that I ought to by no means be allowed on the desk as a result of I might get grasping and be like, no, I can positively do higher subsequent time, after which simply proceed to knock 300 points–

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, proceed to lose your cash.

HAILEY GELLER: –or no matter, yeah.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: I’ve had the identical thought. Have you ever ever performed this like Microsoft solitaire? I really feel everybody’s performed performed it.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: There’s one of many scoring issues known as Cumulative Vegas.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: You begin off 52 bucks, I suppose within the gap, one for every card. After which each one that you simply put within the high, regardless of the heck that is known as the place you might have the Aces, you get 5 bucks again as a result of it is fully random. Generally you may get your self into $100,000 gap. And I am like, if that they had this in Vegas, I might be sitting there all day, simply enjoying cumulative solitaire and slowly–

– Whittling away.

– –depleting my retirement.

– Yeah.

– Precisely. So final time you have been right here, you have been the fourth episode in a row of somebody speaking about Balatro.

– OK, yeah.

– And I had not performed. And I used to be like, right here we go. Now I am a Balatro bro.

– Yeah, that is what we’re known as.

– Yeah, that is a factor.

– Balatro bros.

– And after I was driving residence, I used to be listening to What’s Good Video games, I used to be listening to. Nice podcast, in the event you’ve by no means listened to it. Andrea Rene, Britt, who’s been on the present earlier than, Riana Manuel Peña, additionally a fantastic particular person, former coworker of ours. They’ve a fantastic present. And Andrea was speaking about Balatro. And she or he’s like, I’ve performed for 50 hours. And I used to be like, all proper, between the 2 of them, I gotta go residence.

So I went residence that night time. I downloaded it. And I used to be sitting in the lounge enjoying and my child walks in like, simply as I am beginning. She’s like, what’s this? And I am like, I do not– Balatro. And she or he’s like, no matter. So she sits down subsequent to me and she or he’s simply on her cellphone. And she or he’s like wanting up. And she or he’s like, what’s a flush?


– And I used to be like–

– Let me inform you.

– Yeah, and I used to be like, oh, it is when the entire hand is hearts. I by no means performed poker. Would not know the very first thing about playing cards. Inside an hour, she had remodeled into, are you silly? You’ll be able to’t throw that joker away. It’s good to maintain this one as a result of that is going to allow you to get a straight flush, like inside one hour.

– She knew. She knew.

– And that turned the sport that we performed that for like three weeks straight each night time till means too late at night time. I used to be like, do you might have faculty tomorrow? It is 1:00 AM. It’s good to go to mattress now. However that is the way in which Balatro is.

– It’s so addicting, it truly is. I acquired my dad to observe me play as a result of he is not a giant gamer. And he was instantly like attempting to supply solutions. After which we have been all diving in. After which earlier than you realize it, we’re all sitting on the sofa watching one particular person play. And even this weekend we have been doing the identical factor.

I used to be at a cabin journey this weekend on trip. And we had an Xbox on the principle TV. And positive sufficient, each morning somebody’s booting up Balatro. As a result of it is such a fantastic like recreation with espresso, get your thoughts working or no matter. However then we’re all simply form of sitting there. Nobody’s making breakfast, we’re simply watching Balatro.

– It is a fantastic backseat recreation.

– Yeah.

– As a result of after just like the second recreation, I used to be like, you are holding the controller to any extent further. I’ll have discarded a hand unintentionally. It is slightly straightforward to accidentally–

– It’s. I saved doing that.

– On a controllers, particularly.

– And I used to be like, X not Y or Y not X. And I used to be like, oh jeez. However it’s a actually quick method to discover ways to play playing cards.

– Yeah.

– As a result of all my man mates, they at all times do poker nights. And so they’re like, oh, you wish to come play? And I am like, no, I do not wish to lose cash.

– Yeah, get your cash taken.

– I do not know the principles. However it goes over what the whole lot means. And then you definately’re like, oh, that is what you are speaking about.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Yeah, you simply want to start out introducing jokers into your poker nights.

– Yeah.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: And it is gonna to spice issues up significantly.

– They love that, yeah.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Yeah, yeah. I’ve acquired three billion factors this recreation.

– [LAUGHS] For what it is price, you possibly can be superb at Balatro. And I play rather a lot. However I’ve achieved a number of of the charity poker tournaments at work, and I get completely destroyed.

– Nicely, perhaps you may be higher now.

– So I do not know if it is one to 1, yeah.

– It’s not a transferable talent.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, I do not know.

– I’m with you on that.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: I am not good at betting perhaps.

– While you weren’t, what, urgent X to the touch grass?


– I do not know what button it’s to the touch grass.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, X, it’s.

– However what else have you ever been enjoying?

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, so like I stated, I used to be touring this week. So I solely had my handheld with me, my ASUS Ally. And so–

– Solely? So principally, I solely had entry to 10,000 video games.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: All the pieces. Yeah, actually the whole lot below the solar. However yeah, so I used to be enjoying a variety of simply form of chill video games that I may play out on a towel. I used to be getting some solar, you realize, or no matter, simply large chilling. And so exterior of Balatro, I used to be enjoying a variety of some older video games, however Wargroove.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: That is an excellent recreation.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Wargroove rocks. I clearly miss the boat by a few years on that. I feel that was 2017, perhaps.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Yeah, yeah, that was an ID@Xbox Recreation from a while in the past. It is kind of an ageless look. It is one thing of a non secular successor to Advance Wars.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: So I used to be a giant Advance Wars participant on the Gameboy SP or no matter it’s. A whole lot of related vibes.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah. Yeah, it is principally such as you simply management a military, however the characters are form of enjoyable. The queen that I picked, she has a canine named Caesar. And that is why I preferred her as a result of she has a canine. And I like canines.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: There’s canine troops within the recreation?

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: There’s canine troops and stuff. So it’s extremely enjoyable. However it is sort of a Ways form of recreation with good music and good vibes, very enjoyable on the go. So I like Wargroove. Undoubtedly price selecting up and operating round. Nice distant play on the go as properly.

The opposite recreation that I might extremely advocate for folk at house is For the King II. I have been enjoying it rather a lot.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Inform me about it.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: So For the King was on Xbox and PC. For the King II has simply come out at present solely on PC. However it’s one other form of gamified board recreation. What do they name these? It seems like Catan tiles. Is that hexagons?

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: That is a factor? They’re like hexagons?

HAILEY GELLER: Sure, sure.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, yeah. So that you form of run round, but it surely’s like D&D accelerated. So you might have a personality. You are a warrior, you are a mage, you are a healer. And also you run round with as much as three of your folks. Or you’ll be able to management all 4 characters. And also you wish to get to the tip. However it’s roguelite, so that you die and also you unlock extra weapons, you unlock new lessons, and also you attempt once more.

So it’s extremely troublesome, tremendous gamified. It nearly feels such as you’re enjoying a board recreation of D&D with turn-based fight and dungeons. I may spend an hour speaking about this recreation. I’m an enormous fan of For the King I and II. One among my favourite sofa co-op video games on the market and actually, actually nice on the go. So if you have not checked both of them out, examine them out, For the King I and II.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: That could be a good suggestion right here.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: I trusted you on Balatro.



ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, so I am gonna burn you ultimately with a bad–

HAILEY GELLER: One other 20 hours.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Yeah, yeah, after the fifth episode in a row you are discuss For the King 2–

– Yeah, yeah.

– –I am going to lastly get round to it. So what do you suppose makes for a great journey recreation? As a result of I even have some journey arising. I’ve a 12-hour flight arising on Saturday.

– That is a great query.

– Perhaps.

– I like snackable stuff. I imply, some individuals will dive right into a story-driven recreation. For me, I like stuff that I haven’t got to be tremendous attentive to. As a result of I might need somebody speaking to me or I is perhaps on an airplane the place it is loud or perhaps the flight attendant is coming by to speak.

So I just like the stuff that is like, there’s a story, however perhaps I’ve to press A to get by way of the dialogue. Or it is simply fast, it is snappy, it is gamified. Or it is extra like board video games or arcade-style video games the place the time to enjoyable is shorter is what you would possibly wish to name it, I suppose.

– You will not be mad if anyone interrupts you.

– Yeah, it is like, I can pause it. Yeah, like Peggle. Peggle is a superb journey recreation.

– Oh, that is a basic.

– One thing like this, yeah.

– So do you ever do that factor the place you might have an x quantity of hour flight, however you obtain 15 games–

– Yeah.

– –and then perhaps you find yourself simply enjoying the factor from earlier than.

– Sure, each time.

– OK.

– Each time, yeah.

– So this is the sport I am making ready for. So I even have a ASUS ROG Ally. I like that factor. I play it on a regular basis. I discuss it advert nauseam. It is not hashtag sponsored. I purchased my very own.


– And properly price it, modded it.


– Yeah, added slightly extra. Nicely, I added I’ve a terabyte in there.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Ooh, this man is aware of tips on how to mod.

– So I figured YouTube could make anybody an knowledgeable.


– Though they don’t settle for any accountability in the event you do it, proper?

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, yeah, in fact.

– Mod at your individual danger. Anyway, so I did that. And so Octopath Traveler 2, that is the sport that got here into Recreation Go earlier this month. I liked the primary one. For those who’ve by no means performed the primary one, it is also in Recreation Go and properly price it. It is a very old-school RPG. I might say, in the event you loved actually Tremendous-Nintendo-ere–

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, Ultimate Fantasy.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: –Ultimate Fantasy video games, precisely. Ultimate Fantasy, I neglect, within the US, it was Ultimate Fantasy 2 and three. However I feel it was 5 and 6–

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, that is at all times the way it goes.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: –in the complete pantheon. And so it’s extremely very like that. It is known as Octopath as a result of there are eight paths. You begin off as any one of many characters and then you definately encounter the opposite characters. You kind of stay by way of all their tales without delay. And so that you’re simply leaping from character to character and constructing this group of eight individuals finally.

And also you’re fixing all of their issues and it kind of ladders as much as a bigger factor. So individuals are in several components of their lives. So that you is perhaps like, eh, I do not like this character that a lot. It is superb. You may transfer on from them fairly rapidly into one thing else. So you might have a bunch of various strands. And so they go for a very long time. I bear in mind enjoying the primary one. It was my treadmill recreation. Look–

HAILEY GELLER: How do you like– [LAUGHS]

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: However that is the thing–

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: It’s like flip primarily based.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Yeah, it is flip primarily based. All proper, so after I’m on the treadmill–

HAILEY GELLER: I am like, I can not try this.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Yeah, yeah, I can not try this.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: It is a left handed factor. I am an inverter. Perhaps I can try this. Any recreation that entails aiming, I’ll fall off.



JEFF RUBENSTEIN: If I’ve to goal with the suitable stick, my mind goes into the character. After which I fall off the treadmill. And that has occurred. And I do not advocate it. However a recreation like this the place it is 2D and also you’re simply steering with one hand and then you definately simply hit A button, you faucet.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: And each immediate is like you might have an A button prompt–


ETHAN ROTHAMEL: –which is sweet. That’s precisely the sport that is nice on the go.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Precisely. So these are treadmill video games for me or elliptical video games or no matter you would possibly do. I am not going to go exterior and undergo.

– Treadmill at your individual danger.

– Sure, precisely. Yeah, by all means apply, begin sluggish. I am not operating. I am going at like three and a half.

– Positive.

– I set it at 4. However subsequent factor you realize, you have walked like six miles and you have got some achievements. It is nice. Anyway, that is good for that. So I began it.

– I do resonate with that, although, actual fast. As a result of I can not work out with out some type of leisure.

– I usually watch TV.

– That works.

– OK, there you go.

– Yeah, however I am the identical means. I just like the I like Balatro. I like these form of video games.

– Balatro’s good.

– I get so bored, I simply get off the treadmill.

– Yeah.

– Yeah, there we go.

– Anyway, I did not imply to interrupt you.

– All proper, we’re getting match, we’re enjoying video games.

– We’re getting so jacked this summer time.

– We’ll be in muscle shirts in two episodes from now.

– Yeah, you are gonna be in a tank high subsequent time.

– All proper, let’s discuss really one other nice method to play video games. So let’s get into this week’s information.


– So Xbox, we’re at all times about bringing extra video games to extra gamers, discovering extra methods to play. And one thing we did a few years in the past utilizing the cloud that opened up Xbox video games to individuals that do not have consoles or perhaps a PC was enjoying by way of sure Samsung fashions you’ll be able to stream video games by way of. Nicely, now we’re coming to much more gamers.

So the Xbox app goes to be on Amazon Hearth TV units. So no console required. Lots of people have Hearth Sticks. I am going to inform you which of them it really works. However it’s principally cloud gaming. So it is powered by the Microsoft service. In case you have Xbox Recreation Go Final membership, then you’ll be able to play. The app might be out there quickly. And this might be out there on the Amazon 4K Max and 4K Hearth Sticks.

– Good.

– That lets you play a variety of the latest stuff, clearly the issues that we have been simply speaking about like Octopath Traveler II, Senua’s Saga, Hellblade II, Starfield, Forza Horizon, Fallout 76. And so the place I feel that is actually handy is you go to your mother and father’ home. And what I might at all times do is put my Collection S in a backpack, which was a good way to do it.

However they have respectable web. And with a Hearth Stick, it is a lot smaller factor. They retail for between $49 and $59, these fashions. I feel they have already got one. You’ll be able to simply obtain the app and all your cloud video games go proper over.

– It is also nice for these TVs, I get unreasonably offended after I go to somebody’s home and their TV’s mounted above a fire.

– I am with you on that one. I am like, oh, that is nice. First row of the movie show.

– Yeah, so there’s methods to mitigate that. And I am not attempting to shade anybody within the remark part right here. However that is–

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: We’re getting a variety of feedback from the hearth individuals.

– Yeah, yeah, yeah, like I like my hearth. However that is nice. That’s the actual setup the place you simply have the stick within the again and you may play and you do not wish to should mount a console, even if you wish to use a licensed mount which can be nice for this. There’s superior eventualities the place these things is nice on the go.

And I like the decision out of Fallout 76 as a result of that’s my go-to cloud gaming. As a result of I at all times am hooked on a service recreation at any time, whether or not it is ESO, 76, World of Warcraft, what have you ever. I normally decide one. However you gotta do these dailies. You wish to get your rewards achieved. You gotta lock in these cosmetics. And to have the ability to log into one thing like a Hearth Stick is ideal for simply locking in these dailies.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Sure, and there is tens of millions of them on the market.


– Mainly, it is much more individuals who will be capable of, if they have been listening to about Fallout 76, really, in the event you’ve been watching the Fallout present on–

– You are able to do each now.

– Yeah.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: There you go, precisely.

– It is low cost, too. $49.99?

– Yeah, yeah, yeah, for the Hearth Stick. After which I wish to say the 4K Max is $59.99.

– However the comfort by itself, it is positively price it, I really feel like.

– Yeah.

– It is superb. I do have my TV above my hearth.

– Sure! I pegged you for that.

– So I am going to ship you an image of the setup so you’ll be able to choose me.

– Oh, no.

– I suppose in case your sofa–

– You’ll be able to lengthen it.

– –is far sufficient again.

– Yeah.

– However I really feel like there’s simply a variety of this. After which I am like, ooh, yeah.

– I simply really feel like a variety of homes aren’t designed–

– There is no the place else to place it.

– Yeah, precisely. For those who go into half the residences to lease, it is like, all of them have a fire with it above. It is identical to, the place else am I going to place the TV, you realize? Get a Hearth Stick.

– That is a great level.

HAILEY GELLER: Get a Hearth Stick on your hearth.

– It’s extremely straightforward for me to say this when I haven’t got a fire, so, yeah.


– Anyway, so that’s coming quickly. So maintain a watch out for that. There’s extra data over on Xbox Wire, which is

– Shout out to Cloud Workforce. That is nice.

– There you go.

– Yeah.

– They’re maintaining busy. Truly, my neighbor works on that.

– Good.

– Good man.

– Very cool.

– He did not inform me about it, however you realize that is him doing his job. All proper, so, yeah. I do not go over there and be like, what are you engaged on? Yeah.

– Creep in by way of his window.

– Yeah. [LAUGHS]

– Simply wanting in.

– So this was a shock. Ubisoft introduced after which launched Past Good & Evil twentieth Anniversary Version earlier this week. Are you aware of Past Good & Evil?


ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Acquainted, however I have not performed these video Games. I’ve not performed the unique.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Nicely, it is 20 years outdated, so it got here out, the unique one again in 2004. It is form of a recent then of Psychonauts, you realize?


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: From that OG Xbox period, that PS2 period. However now it is upgraded to 4K, 60 FPS decision and body price, up to date controls, quality-of-life options, a variety of different various things. I used to be simply wanting on the video. And this seems prefer it has that basic look. I bear in mind going again and enjoying Psychonauts earlier than Psychonauts 2 got here out a few years in the past. And it brings you again.

HAILEY GELLER: I’ve the sticker someplace.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Oh, you do? Superb. And I used to be this, and it is like that aesthetic, however operating actually easily. And so it seems actually cool. I had by no means performed it. I’ve heard of it. I bear in mind when it first got here out and going to see it. And I had simply by no means gotten round to enjoying it. So anyway, it is out there now.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: And you may simply examine that out. Thanks Ubisoft–

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: It is amazing–

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: –for shocking us.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: –a lot of those basic video Games get a lot extra mileage if you simply can improve the body price to 60 or the decision. It has been so enjoyable to return and play a few of these video Games. It truly is superb.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: It makes them seem like the way you thought they appeared.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, however obviously–

HAILEY GELLER: It is what trendy means now.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Yeah, your mind smooths out the body price.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: And in the event you have been to return and cargo up the unique one, it isn’t going to seem like this twentieth anniversary version.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: No means. And I suppose 2004, so most of us have been in all probability nonetheless on tube TVS or the big–

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Oh, for positive.


HAILEY GELLER: Oh, the huge–


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Nothing, 4 by three.

– Yeah, yeah.

– Yeah.

– Yeah.

– It is also enjoyable if you had an expertise with one thing again then and it nonetheless hits the identical means right now.

– Completely.

– I feel that is nearly the most effective a part of it’s some issues might need modified. Even at Psychonauts, it seems very totally different, however you continue to have those self same lovable moments that you simply did again then that you simply do right now, which is–

– Yeah, for positive.

– –super particular

– Yeah, only a shot of nostalgia–

– Yeah, yeah.

– –which is at all times good.

– Sure,

– Yeah.

– Sure. Talking of, nice announcement out of the Nintendo Direct, however final week, however that applies to people on Xbox as properly, which is Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake, which is that they launched a trailer. It is popping out in November on Xbox. And I liked these video games.

So the unique Dragon Quest I, II, and III, they have been known as Dragon Warrior after I was a child. After which in some unspecified time in the future, very like Ultimate Fantasy, kind of modified the numbering and all that kind of stuff. However I bear in mind renting this recreation, the OG I on the NES from Blockbuster. And I by no means acquired to complete it as a result of I had two days. Two days to beat Dragon Quest?


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: It wasn’t going to occur. So that is going to be popping out in November. It seems cool. They have been doing these HD, really form of a similar-ish aesthetic to Octopath Traveler. So in the event you get into Octopath Traveler II or I on Recreation Go now, that is one thing you are going to wish to maintain a watch out for. I like these video games. Dragon Quest I or Dragon Warrior might be the sport I’ve overwhelmed essentially the most.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: That was my first ever RPG.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: And I simply turned obsessive about it. I do know the place the whole lot in that recreation is. II was rather a lot greater. After which the III, even greater than that. So very cool that we’ll be getting that. And yeah, it’s going to be November 14. A whole lot of RPGs to play this fall, which goes to be actually cool.

And only a actual fast observe about one thing popping out subsequent week. First Descendant, it is a recreation that we had a variety of data on it final yr at Summer time Recreation Fest, I wish to say. However they launched a brand new trailer lately. This can be a third particular person co-op motion RPG looter-shooter operating on Unreal Engine 5. As you’d count on, it seems actual fairly.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: It is made by a Korean developer. And that is only a cool aesthetic on this one. So this one caught my consideration. It is popping out July 2. That is that point of yr the place you are both catching up on stuff that you have been enjoying otherwise you would possibly nonetheless be enjoying Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree. I do know I’m.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, completely.

– I did take out the Blackgaol Knight–


– –since the present was over. That is like actually the primary boss. So do not get too excited.

– Nicely, nonetheless.

– I am fairly far in. I’ll say that.

– It is more durable. It is onerous.

– It is rather onerous.

– The DLC is way more durable than the bottom recreation.

– Right. And we will get again into that. However anyway, so maintain a watch out for First Descendant subsequent week. And I might check out a few of these movies. And there is a variety of stuff that appears actually good.

– While you stated First Descendant, I believed you have been speaking about The Descendants TV present. And I used to be like, the place’s Dove Cameron?

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: The prequel of Dove Cameron.

– Yeah, so the place is she?

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: The place is she on this recreation? It might be a fantastic DLC.

– Not a playable character.

– That was the one the place everybody’s the kids of the bad–

– Yeah, it is like fairy tales, science-fictiony.

– Yeah.

– I do not actually bear in mind what it’s, however there’s three.

– Like Maleficent’s daughter, I feel that was–

– One thing like that.

– –that was Dove Cameron. And I can not bear in mind the remaining. My child was into it at one level. And I’ll have watched all of them.

– [LAUGHS] Yeah. Cross advocate.

– For subsequent time you’ll be able to catch up and watch it once more.

– It is a type of stuff you sit down and you are like, why am I watching this? After which it is like, when’s the following one? The subsequent one, I may watch it proper now.

– That is like all that Disney Channel originals, although. For those who return and watch them, you are like–

– Yeah.


– –oh, that occurred.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: There goes your day.

– Yeah.


– Yeah.


– It was a distinct time. It was a distinct time. There was rather a lot much less leisure, rather a lot much less entry.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Yeah. All proper, have you ever performed Shadow of the Erdtree? We form of passed over that. We talked about it fairly a bit final week.

– Nicely, so I’ll say, I had talked about twice now that I used to be out of city this weekend. However the one cause we introduced an Xbox on the journey was due to Erdtree. It was really particularly Erdtree. And it was Stein’s xbox, Josh Stein, pal of the present. And so I wakened a number of days and actually would come, get up off the bed, and Stein’s already on enjoying. So I have not performed but. I’ve watched Stein. It is positively on my record. I am an enormous Souls fan. And my god, it’s troublesome.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Out of the final week, three nights I’ve had goals about Shadow of the Erdtree.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: That I am like enjoying it. I am not in that world, fortunately, however I am like–


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Yeah, besides I wakened, it was two days in the past that I used to be really in a position to beat the boss who I am caught on.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: After which I wakened and realized, no, I am not even near with the ability to beat this boss.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: However I feel that means–

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: You are manifesting it.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: –that’s what I am manifesting.

HAILEY GELLER: You are manifesting it.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: It is gonna occur.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: I will should respec, I feel. I do not wish to get into names and stuff. As a result of individuals are into the lore.

– Yeah.

– I will be trustworthy, I do not essentially know what is going on on. However I really feel like there’s slightly bit extra as a result of it is a extra concise story on this specific one.

– Additionally they’re simply kings of environmental storytelling. So even in the event you’re not listening to the names and stuff, you form of get the gist of what is going on on simply by watching the sport.

– This, I feel, had faster payoff, although, since you’re coping with a extra restricted set of characters on this DLC, primarily as a result of in the principle recreation you have killed all people.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: There’s no one left. So that you’re following Miquella, which you encountered that within the first two minutes. However then there is a couple different characters that individuals are speaking about. And considered one of them, considered one of them is kicking my butt.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: I used to be doing actual properly till that time. So going by way of, catching my Scadutree Fragments, I am on degree 12, I wish to say–


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: –of that, so we have to repair it.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Generally you simply have to sleep on a boss. I’ve positively been stuck–

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: You do, sure.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: –for hours on any Souls recreation boss. And it is identical to, I simply have to go to mattress after which reset after which I will be superb.

– So what my reset has been, I used to be going to return to it. I took yesterday off as a result of I used to be so, like–

– Tilted?

– Yeah, perhaps that is the time period I am on the lookout for. And I used to be like, let me do that recreation that I have been desirous to attempt. It got here out proper earlier than we went out to Showcase, so I have not had an opportunity to attempt it. And that’s Hypercharge– Unboxed.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Oh, attention-grabbing.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: So it is a recreation, I’ll say, the builders of this recreation have been actually, actually cool with the group, I suppose. You might need seen some movies over the course of the final truthfully two years of this recreation that is motion figures preventing in a retailer and a bed room.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: You understand what I am speaking about.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, I do know precisely what you are speaking about.

HAILEY GELLER: I do not know what you are speaking about.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Think about Toy Story–


ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Think about Toy Story the sport.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Sure, precisely.

HAILEY GELLER: Toys that discuss?

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Toy Story FPS, you realize?

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: And battle, yeah.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: And this jogs my memory, really takes me again to Quake III Enviornment, which was the primary PC recreation I used to be tremendous into as a child. And there was a mod or some kind of fan made degree the place you are operating round a bed room and also you’re leaping on the stapler or preventing beneath the mattress. You have been actually tiny and it was a lot enjoyable. And that is the vibe of this whole recreation. You are these motion figures. The truth is, if you respawn, you come out of your packaging, like there is a story in it.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: That is good.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: And it is actually cool. And I am positive you are seeing the footage proper now. And in the event you see it, it is positively price a shot. There’s each a single participant journey, which works slightly bit like a tower protection the place you might have a few minutes the place you are defending these areas and also you’re accumulating cash and increase partitions and turrets and issues like that.

And then you definately go into the preventing mode the place waves of enemies come by way of, that are toys. And I used to be enjoying the primary spherical. These little toy robots are like, doo, doo, doo, doo. And you are like, simply blowing them up. And you are like, is that each one you bought? After which the following spherical, these glider airplanes come by way of they usually’re parachuting in different enemies and these exploding kind of slime toys.


– And there is a variety of intelligent particulars in right here, a variety of issues that nearly are callbacks to the video games you have performed, even simply the books on the cabinets. The extent of element or humorous little puns or jokes on issues that you simply in all probability had as a child. And also you get to choose all these totally different motion figures and also you’re accumulating issues. It is kind of very very like an old style really feel to it, however with actual excessive constancy, operating actually clean and looking out nice.

Then I jumped into multiplayer. And this was bringing me again, like old-fashioned. There’s matchmaking, however I went into the server browser. And it was like 4 on 4. And I am like, oh, this one has seven individuals. And I can stability it out to eight. And I leap in. I simply had just like the time of my life, simply going by way of and simply operating round this kitchen. And this specific degree was in a kitchen.

And also you’re leaping and preventing behind the microwave and the sink and up on the cabinets and respawning in cupboards. And you’ve got a fantastic angle. And also you die and also you instantly respawn. And also you’re enjoying to 100, purple versus blue. And it was a lot enjoyable. So this workforce has been doing nice. They have been actually excitedly tweeting out. Each time they promote one other 10,000, they have been doing nice. I do not know precisely the place they’re at proper now.

– They’re doing rather well.

– Yeah, yeah. They’ve simply been so grateful to the group. And simply their relationship with the group, I feel, has simply been inspirational. And so I needed to play it. I needed to speak about it right here on the present. Hypercharge– Unboxed, actually advocate you attempt it out. And I feel in co-op is the place it is actually going to sing. As a result of you’ll be able to play that journey recreation in co-op. They offer you bots in any other case, however I feel this is able to be–

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Extra enjoyable.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: That is completely your Friday night time recreation.

– Yeah, I like the sound of this. The truth is, you convey up Friday night time, the group I play with on Friday was gushing about this recreation this week.


– And I hadn’t seen it till they introduced it up. After which wanting up on-line, to your level, just like the creators are so good they usually’re so concerned locally. So it is positively on my record to take a look at. It seems, to your level, simply enjoyable.

– Yeah, I am going to have a look at getting them on the present. I would love to listen to extra about it–

– Yeah.

– –the issues they’re doing. As a result of the extent of element, it is a labor of affection, you’ll be able to inform. There’s collectibles. And so they did a lot greater than they wanted to do, I really feel like.


– That they had one thing good. And I feel if it was simply operating across the bed room and being military males motion figures–


– –that would have been good. That might have been adequate, however they went thus far past that that I simply love the element. And there is simply tons of unlockables and tons of causes to return.

– Good.

– There’s not dolls in it, although, are there?

– Ooh. I do get freaked out by dolls.

– Identical.

– Are there some freaky issues?

– Yeah, like, no dolls.

– Like Billy dolls, yeah.

– I would not say. There’s 14 ranges within the marketing campaign. I didn’t–

– Oh, god.

– So who is aware of what–

– The final mission.

– I am going to get to, yeah, I do not even know if I am going to get to 14. I am going to get to 2. [LAUGHS]

– There was nothing that creeped me out, but it surely’s like an actual enjoyable, breezy aesthetic.

– Not haunting.

– It was the other of Elden Ring.

– Yeah, yeah, OK.

– It was a great factor to palate cleanse–

– Yeah.

– –yeah, earlier than I am going again and check out to–

– That is superior.

– –run towards that wall once more. A few issues we talked about video Games coming to Recreation Go. Let’s discuss a few of them have been coming. Now they’re right here. EA FC 24 out there now. I do not know in the event you’ve been watching the Euros in any respect.

HAILEY GELLER: Are you going to any of the matches? I used to be going to say–

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: No, after I can, I am going residence and watching.



JEFF RUBENSTEIN: So it is going out similtaneously the Copa America, which is going on within the US.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: US received their first match 2-0, which was nice. Yesterday as we’re taping this, it was an incredible match. They’re on throughout lunch, the Euros. So like Italy versus Croatia, which was like wild, like late winner and all that stuff.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: If you do not have time to observe them for us throughout the day, then you’ll be able to simply play them at night time EA FC 24 which is within the Vault, they nonetheless name it the Vault. It is out there now. In case you have a Recreation Go Final, then you definately’ve acquired entry to EA Play and all of the video games therein.

– Very good.

– A pair different video Games now out there on Recreation Go, SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Dig 2. These are in all probability fairly good journey video Games, Metroidvania sorts.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Sure, that is precisely what I used to be going to say really. These are precisely what come to thoughts, video games like SteamWorld Dig and Spelunky which can be like good on slightly display.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Sure, and Robin Hood– Sherwood Builders, this one seems fairly cool as properly. We talked about it slightly bit extra final week. They’re all out now. So lots to play, although it tends to be one of many slower occasions of yr by way of new releases. A lot of stuff coming to Recreation Go. And truly wanting ahead into July, some nice stuff coming which have already been introduced.


– So I am actually wanting ahead to issues like Kunitsu-Gami– Path of the Goddess and Dungeons of Hinterberg and only a bunch of different stuff.

– It is the proper time of the yr to search out these indie darlings and stuff too, simply dive into a few of these fast video games coming to Recreation Go chances are you’ll by no means have heard of.

– Precisely. Now, after I’m enjoying these video games, I wish to hear ’em actual properly.

– You gotta hear ’em good, yeah.

– And it is a good factor we have got a {hardware} knowledgeable.


– –on the present that may inform us about one of many new SteelSeries.

– Yeah. Yeah, so a few issues from SteelSeries. First off, a fantastic companion with design for Xbox {hardware}. I am an enormous fan of SteelSeries. My every day driver proper now could be the Arctis Nova Professional, which one of many headsets I wish to discuss to you people about right now is simply that one.

It simply got here out in white, which I do know it is black or white. These are your choices right now. However it is a very good headset. It is extraordinarily premium. It is coming in at $349.99. It comes with, I suppose you wish to name it a bay for the headset. And that is the place you cost your batteries, adjusts your audio settings.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: So absolutely wi-fi?

– Totally wi-fi. Yeah, and it is cool. It comes with a battery that plugs into your headset. After which it additionally has a second battery that fees within the bay. It simply pops out and you turn ’em. So you do not ever actually lose audio.

– So in case your battery dies whilst you’re playing–

– You simply swap them actual fast.

– –yeah, you need not say I am achieved enjoying for now, I gotta put it again on the dock.

– Proper, or wire in or something. You simply have one other one. So it connects to your PC and your Xbox or it connects to your Xbox and a USB system. So some individuals use their cellphone maybe. I do know a variety of people that try this. However you are going to get unbelievably good high quality from that headset. You are going to get some actually cool issues that I will discuss as properly.

However I wish to put a pin in as a result of if that value level is slightly too wealthy on your blood perhaps, take a look at the Nova 5X Wi-fi. As a result of this factor simply got here out, I feel, a month in the past. It is slightly bit cheaper. This one’s coming in at $129.99. And it does not have the bay like the opposite one does, but it surely has a extremely cool app, which is absolutely what I am right here to speak about right now. Like SteelSeries new app does all of the administration for you on this headset. It has personalized sound profiles that exist on each these headsets and EQ presets, which is simply equalizer presets.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Not emotionally intelligence?

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: No, no, not emotional intelligence. Yeah, my first guess too.

HAILEY GELLER: It could possibly be that, too.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, it could possibly be a bit.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: For those who placed on headphones whereas individuals are sleeping, you are exhibiting excessive emotional intelligence.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Yeah, precisely.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: So all of it works out.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Wow, there you go.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: That is an marketed characteristic.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: [LAUGHS] Yeah, one method to convey us residence.

HAILEY GELLER: Successful.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: However I feel one of many issues that is tough about audio is audio is for the typical particular person, robust, to know your ranges, to know your bass, your treble, all these items. I feel most individuals do not actually wish to fiddle with that or have to fret about it. And so SteelSeries has acquired your again. They’ve uploaded the app and the bay with tons of of presets. So that they have issues like Baldur’s Gate 3, Apex Legends, Name of Responsibility.


– What’d you say?


– Yeah, Malik.

– He isn’t utilizing that Apex.

– I’m wondering if he simply reset it to default at this level. That is the one one he makes use of. However Fortnite, a variety of video games, a number of the high video games you have been enjoying, they will have presets for them. So it is easy to leap in, swap your factor, swap your preset to the sport you are enjoying, and also you’re off to the races.

After which one of many different issues, along with extra bandwidth on the microphone of the 5X, which is one other cool characteristic for folk which may be gaming in loud environments, in addition they have very nice options the place if I get a cellphone name, I can swap, I can take that decision with out shedding my audio on Xbox. I am a giant fan of that.

So there’s simply a variety of, in the event you’re somebody that is going to be gaming on the go or gaming with two units and even simply taking calls along with your cellphone whilst you’re enjoying, each these headsets are actually, very nice. Once more, the Arctis Nova 5X, which is the extra reasonably priced one with the companion app and the white Nova Professional Wi-fi, which is their flagship. It’s extremely good, yeah.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: I see you did not convey one in for me.

– I did not. I knew you’d take it from me, so I needed to lock ’em up.

– You are not fallacious. We could have an unboxing right here in only a minute. However earlier than that, I additionally wish to name out a few updates which can be an actual recreation changer for some video games which can be out now. I have been very excited for this one because it was introduced, I wish to say at Summer time Recreation Fest earlier this month. Was it earlier this month? I used to be going to say final month. We’re nonetheless in June.

– We’re nonetheless in June.

– In some way. So for Road Fighter 6, M. Bison, my fundamental.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: He’s again for Road Fighter 6 Season 2, together with new combo trials, missions, and extra. So principally, you find yourself getting this character pack. I wish to say it is Character Pack 2. Additionally it will be later together with Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui from King of Fighters, which is fairly positive the primary time they’ve had that form of crossover. So I am actually enthusiastic about that. However Bison, I’ve seen a few of these combos and he is come a good distance from even like Road Fighter IV, the place I used to be fairly heavy on Bison again then. Fairly good.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: I did not know you have been such a preventing recreation man.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: I imply, I got here up in that period, within the arcade preventing period. So Road Fighter and Mortal Kombat, it was a complete social expertise. And there was a kind of a component nearly hazard, being a child. And if there was like somebody older there, you nearly needed to have deference to them. As a result of they might have the higher positioning on the arcade machine.


– Taking part in individuals nearly, you are snug, you are kicking again. You could have a way of safety. Once we have been going there–

– –on the sofa.

– Sure, precisely.

– You are a lot greater than me. Is it price it for me to beat you, to the extent that I used to be in a position to beat them.

– Or get my quarters stolen.

– Yeah, yeah. However in the event you saved operating up towards them. There could be individuals the place I would stroll into the arcade and I might see them enjoying, and I would be like, nope, not right now.

– That also occurs at Jupiter, in the event you ever go to Jupiter.

– Just like the planet?

– No, Jupiter, the bar in Belltown. It is like an arcade.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: I might not have recognized that.

– Have you ever ever been there?


– Oh, it is superb.

– Barcade?

– It is an arcade bar. However they’ve preventing video games there. And it is the identical factor the place you see individuals simply doing their little dance.

– It is intimidating.


– I am intimidated by it.

– There’s a variety of arcade bars, Seattle’s a great barcade.

– You gotta go there. It is superb.

– OK, I should go there. I have been to Shorties.

– OK.

– Shorties is nice.

– It is simply down the highway from there, yeah.

– Good to know, good to know.

– See, I am supplying you with suggestions on our– [LAUGHS] They embrace gaming.

– Yeah.

– I recognize that. A pair new updates right here that you simply may not discover in your native arcade. Disney Dreamlight Valley has now the Fortunate Dragon replace. This one’s about Mulan–


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: –including the Mulan realm, with Mulan and Mushu, the little dragon becoming a member of the Valley. As a brand new recruit, you’ll be able to help Mushu across the coaching camp and hone your expertise with Mulan, difficult your power, precision, and endurance. The Majesty and Magnolias Star Path brings ornament objects made from magnolias, together with a brand new dream model for Mulan. The Star Path is operating from June 26 by way of August 14. There’s additionally a free mini-event in recreation to have fun the discharge of Inside Out 2.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Blowing up field places of work.

– Yeah, all I maintain seeing is that–

– I have not seen it.

– I maintain seeing this TikTok of Unhappiness doing this little dance–

– Yeah.

– –I am guessing at Disneyland or one thing like that. Everybody’s doing a dance, and she or he’s going, you realize, identical to the look of disappointment.

– Completely. I simply noticed it. I went to a 21-and-up-only theater as a result of that is usually the place I am going. And that theater was full. It was nearly full.

– Everybody’s speaking about Anxiousness, one of many characters in Inside Out 2. So I have not seen that TikTok, however my timeline has been flooded with memes about your nervousness versus the nervousness that the character has within the film. And I am like, relatable.

– Yeah, completely.

– Nicely, so there’s going to be rewards on this by way of July 17, together with Anxiousness and Ennui, Envy, and Embarrassment.

– There you go.

– There you go. So earlier than you watch the film, I suppose, you possibly can play that.

– Play the sport. [LAUGHS]

– Oh, I did not understand. Is it Ennui? Is that boredom?

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Ennui, is that the way you say it?

– I feel it is boredom.


– Positive, yeah. I feel she’s boredom. Yeah, yeah.


– I do not know really, no. [LAUGHS]

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: I pronounced your title accurately.

– You probably did, yeah, that you simply used all of it.

– The one factor for the–

– Yeah.

– So UFC 5, simply in time for Worldwide Battle Week and UFC 303. UFC 5 introduces 15 new rostered fighters and Corridor of Fame alter egos. In order that’s the most important replace since launch for UFC 5.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: A bunch of stuff hitting there. Additionally, Ghostrunner has its warmth pack out there right now on Xbox Collection X and S. It is the third beauty pack the place, look, there’s heat-themed katanas and bikes. In order that works for me.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: I imply, say much less.

– You understand what else is popping out subsequent week?

– What?

– What?

– Ultimate Fantasy XIV– Dawntrail Growth. I hit the mic. They will make me retape this. That is superb. So we have now the collector’s version. Truly that is the digital collector’s version. And I feel we’ll unbox this right here. So Ultimate Fantasy XIV got here out earlier this yr on Xbox. That is the primary main, main replace to hit FFXIV because it got here out on Xbox. You all are right here simply in time.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Take a look at this.

– That art work is simply superior.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: I find it irresistible. I just like the gold field. I nearly do not wish to open it, but–


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: –we should.

– Yeah.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: We merely should. So which considered one of you is tearing into this factor?

– Ethan. [LAUGHS] As a result of I’ll rip the tab.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Since you did not convey the headset, so that you’re unBoxing this.

– Come on.

– All proper. So slightly bit extra data right here. Truly early entry for Ultimate Fantasy XIV– Dawntrail begins tomorrow, June 28. Full launch is July 2. Blue seas, clear skies, and boundless prospects await in Dawntrail, the latest enlargement pack for the critically acclaimed Ultimate Fantasy XIV On-line. Discover uncharted territories with acquainted faces, as you uncover new tribes, confront formidable threats, broaden your horizons as hope’s gentle dawns as soon as extra. All proper, what will we acquired right here?

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: So that is the statue right here.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: There’s an expertly crafted Viper determine. That is the Warrior of Gentle as a Viper. Take a look at that. All proper.


JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Two swords. Pose it. I am advised that there is an adventurer’s fabric map inside.

HAILEY GELLER: I really feel like Dora.


HAILEY GELLER: Gonna lay it out.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Take a look at this.

HAILEY GELLER: The other way up. Cute.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: That is actually fairly.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Superb. There’s additionally the Endless Journey Pocket book. And there may be an adventurer’s pen case, which I imagine that’s.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: That is good. Take a look at this.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Have you ever all performed FFXIV?



JEFF RUBENSTEIN: What class did you select?

– Oh, properly, so I am at all times rogues. Regardless of the title is in any recreation, it is like if I am daggers and archery, that’s what I play.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Yeah, I recognize that.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: I actually do not deviate from that. Yeah, yeah. So I am a sucker for that. I have not performed Ultimate Fantasy in a few years. I have not performed because it got here to Xbox. And it is on my record as soon as I get out of my Fallout 76 kick and transfer on to the following service recreation. My spouse and I, like I stated, we form of rotate between them. However yeah, at all times rogue and my spouse at all times goes tank. So she will take the photographs.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: What an influence couple.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: Critically, come on. Yeah, she does all of the work, and I am identical to, arrow.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: [LAUGHS] I am serving to.

ETHAN ROTHAMEL: I am serving to, yeah. [LAUGHS]

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Superb. All proper, so Dawntrail popping out subsequent week, however early entry means it is out tomorrow. In order that is perhaps your weekend confirmed. And yeah, Ultimate Fantasy out there now on Xbox, Ultimate Fantasy XIV. I do know lots of people have been very excited when that occurred. Lots of people participated within the beta. And now with the primary main replace, we’re all caught up with the entire content material.

– Wonderful.

– So that virtually wraps us up this week. Please be at liberty to comply with us on for this and, in fact, the entire information all through the week. And we’re additionally on and on Spotify, Apple Podcast, wherever finer podcasts are bought. Hailey Geller, Ethan Rothamel.

– Hey.

– Hey.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Thanks a lot for becoming a member of us this week. Any closing ideas from you?

– Ooh. The one one I’ve is simply at all times a thanks. I like if you guys invite me on the present. Shout out to the manufacturing crew as at all times. And yeah, it is simply enjoyable to get to geek out each week with you guys. So that is nice.

JEFF RUBENSTEIN: Superb. At all times good to have you ever, Hailey?

– I am going to plus one which. And thanks for educating me about new video games. I actually preferred Balatro. So yeah, I am going to should play the Toy Story, not Toy Story one.

– Yeah, Hypercharge– Unboxed.

– Yeah.

– I am positive subsequent time I see you, you may have put in considerably extra hours in Balatro and hopefully in Hypercharge as properly. And I hope you all do too. So thanks for becoming a member of us. Subsequent week, Canada Day, Independence Day, no podcast week. We’ll take that week off.

After which after we come again, we’ll even have a cool distant episode with Malik, your good pal Malik might be becoming a member of us from San Diego, in addition to somebody from the UK, our editor-in-chief of Xbox Wire, Joe Skrebels. You would possibly know him from IGN. Fairly the podcaster, he’ll present us all the way it’s done–


– –with 100% extra accent than we have now this week. So thanks a lot. Hope you might have a fantastic week. In case you have a vacation arising subsequent week, get pleasure from that as properly. We’ll see you quickly.