GPS Episode 34: South Park, Wolfenstein II, NeoGAF, Rockstar on GTA Online

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Episode 34 of our gaming podcast, GPS (The Gamer Professionals Show) is now live! This week we are ramping up for a very busy holiday season and a ton of great game releases such as Assassin’s Creed: OriginsWolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Super Mario Odyssey.

In the news this week, the infamous forum NeoGAF has gone silent after sexual assault allegations surround the site’s owner, Tyler Malka aka Evilore. The site is back online, though many of the moderators and community members distanced themselves from Malka by releasing statements or leaving the website altogether.

Planet of the Apes: The New Frontier surprise released on the PS4, IO Interactive’s Hitman is getting a GOTY Edition, Lego Dimensions is ceasing production, an SNES-skinned Nintendo 3DS was announced, and Shin Megami Tensei V has officially been revealed for Switch.

We also talk about Rockstar Games, who talked to GameInformer regarding the lack of additional single player content for Grand Theft Auto V and the state of GTA Online as a whole. Rockstar felt that the single player campaign was very complete in its initial state and put all of their resources into porting the game to next-generation consoles and continuously improving the online mode.

Microsoft have officially revealed their first 13 games for original Xbox backwards compatibility, which is a very strong list. Some of the highlights include Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicCrimson Skies: High Road to RevengePrince of Persia: The Sands of TimePsychonauts, and Sid Meier’s Pirates!

In the hands-on segment of the show, we do a final check-in with Jordan about his Middle-Earth: Shadow of War experiences, his final thoughts, and review score. We’re also talking South Park: The Fractured But Whole, which proved to be a worthy follow-up to The Stick of Truth. Lastly, we give our initial impressions of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.  We’ve played through the first 2-3 hours and are loving it so far.

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