GPS Episode 43: What We Want from Nintendo in 2018 and AGDQ

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Episode 43 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! Since we are still in the very early part of the year, there isn’t a ton of news to talk about, but there is a lot of speculating to do.

Awesome Games Done Quick is in full swing for this week and there’s a lot of amazing speedrunners putting in their time and effort all for the benefit of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Jordan is following the event pretty closely and talks about some of the best speedruns he has seen. We’re looking forward to a few others such as Dishonored 2, Prey, Spelunky, Bloodborne, and more. It’s truly amazing to see people dedicate so much time and effort into figuring out exactly how to master and manipulate video games like this.

In the news, there’s a new contender for the “battle royale” genre that was popularized by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Free-to-play fantasy hero-based shooter Paladins has announced a new mode simply called Battlegrounds. Is this too “on the nose”? Is it ok to iterate off this popular genre?

In other news, Cyberpunk 2077 shows a sign of life via its Twitter account, which tweeted for the first time in four years. Xbox Live is also getting a revamp to its achievement system, making things more “quest-based” and even adding cosmetic rewards for Xbox avatars.

Fans have been going crazy over an alleged Nintendo Direct that is supposed to take place this week. We haven’t gotten any real details on this, but there are hints scattered around Amazon listings, Twitter, and Reddit posts. As our main topic, we talk about what we want from Nintendo in 2018. They had such a fantastic year in 2017, but will they be able to keep up the momentum? We have some thoughts.

We hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening!

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