GPS Episode 40: The Game Awards, PSX, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and More


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Episode 40 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Professionals Show (GPS), is now live! Join us this week as we break down The Game Awards 2017 and the (very few) announcements from PSX.

Though the awards themselves are often criticized, it’s hard to deny how significant the announcements are. This year we learned about a number of new games including WitchfireVacation Simulator, a new untitled FromSoftware game, In the Valley of GodsSoul Caliber 6, and Bayonetta 3. Not to mention, the second DLC for Breath of the Wild was revealed and released at The Game Awards, and it features Link riding a motorcycle.

We also got a new lengthy trailer for Death Stranding, which we discuss in-depth. Even though we know this game isn’t coming out for quite some time, the trailers have all been fascinating points of discussion. Hideo Kojima truly knows how to capture fans’ attention, and he sure loves it.

There were many great moments during this year’s award ceremony, but my absolute favorite was the Industry Icon award, proudly given to Carol Shaw for her work on Atari games in the 1980s. Other great moments include seeing Cuphead and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice win multiple awards on stage and seeing Breath of the Wild win GOTY. 

PSX this year wasn’t huge, but there were a handful of good announcements including Medievil Remastered, a new gameplay trailer for Detroit: Become Human, and finally the announcement that PSN can be changed next year. It was also revealed that the upcoming God of War is going to be a 25-35 hour experience, which makes us think about the game differently.

At the end of the show, we check in with Jordan’s progress on the massive Xenoblade Chronicles 2. About halfway through, he’s finding the combat to be a bit of a drag at this point, though the story remains solid.

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