GPS Episode 22: Tacoma, Splatoon 2, Upcoming Games, and More

Episode 22 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Professionals Show (GPS) is now live! We’ve spent some time playing Splatoon 2 and Tacoma this week, and we’re ramping up for what looks to be a pretty busy August.

It continues to be pretty slow on the news front, but we’ve got a few stories to discuss. In addition to a Persona 5 anime on the horizon, Atlus have announced three new spin-off games: Persona 3: Dancing Moon NightPersona 5: Dancing Star Night, and Persona Q2. The Summer Games event is returning to Overwatch and Capcom have announced their plans for developing more games on Nintendo Switch. There’s more bad press for Nintendo this week since the announcement that the hard mode for Metroid: Samus Returns will be locked behind an amiibo purchase. Lastly, SNES Classic pre-orders are allegedly going to be available at the end of the month.

Later in the show we go over all of the big August releases, including LawbreakersHellblade: Senua’s SacrificeAgents of Mayhem, Undertale, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, and many more. It seems like the short summery “dry spell” of game releases has finally come to an end.

Splatoon 2 is a significant release from Nintendo as one of their flagship competitive online games, though it is severely weighed down by the voice chat functionality. It turns out that tying online chat to a smartphone app was even worse than anyone could have anticipated. Finally, Tacoma is out which generates a lengthy discussion about its storytelling and how it compares to Fullbright’s previous game, Gone Home.

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Published by Ben Eberle - Senior Editor

I'm a freelance writer and musician based out of Providence, RI. I started playing videogames at a young age and I have since developed a love for JRPGs, indie games, shooters, and all things Star Wars. When I am not gaming, I am reading science fiction novels or performing music. Follow me on Twitter @_northernfrost