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Are games to expensive?

Are you one of those gamers who proudly buy legendary collections of all your games, or are you one of us who like to wait for the games to go on sale?

In this episode of the GZ Chop Shop, we talked about how prices of games are mostly guaranteed to go up, and how it can be really tough for most of us gamers. We talked about whether these price increases are justified or not, and we also discussed situations where we can say that these increases are not really necessary. Case in point: Nintendo. 

If you want to hear about our theories and thoughts about these changes, then make sure to tune in! 

Quick episode summary: 01:14 Price Increases are hurting the gamers04:42 The industry is gaslighting us! 15:47 Does the American economy have a stronger hold on Sony vs Nintendo?19:54 Are price increases really necessary?29: 34 Tip for buying games 

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The gaming prediction paradox 2023

The year 2023 is well underway, and it is definitely clear that it will be a very busy one for the gaming industry. There are a lot of amazing games lined up for this year, and we are here to talk about it. 

In this episode of the GZ Chop Shop, we talked about some exciting and mostly intriguing event that has happened in the gaming industry as the new year kicks off. We talked about topics surrounding the unions formed under Microsoft, how mobile gaming can be the future of social media, and the games that we look forward to this year. 

If you are also excited about all the games that are in store for us gamers this 2023, then make sure to tune in until the end! 

Quick episode summary: 3:18 What has happened in 2023 so far?7:19 ZeniMax has formed a union under Microsoft13:22 Gaming industry took a dip in sales16:26 What exactly is the metaverse?20:28 Mobile gaming is the new market leader26:00 Things we’re bitter about and things we’re looking forward to 

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The REAL problem with Microsoft

In case you missed it, the Federal Trade Commision (FTC) gets involved with Microsoft’s plan to acquire Activision Blizzard, which is currently deemed as the most significant government opposition Microsoft has encountered.

In this episode of the GZ Chop Shop, we discuss Microsoft’s move on acquiring Activision and how this bold move should terrify every gamer, every console owner, and every PC owner out there. We talk about how Microsoft has been buying up IPs after IPs, how these tech companies end up fighting over who gets to own the most, and the impact of this acquisition to all the gamers. 

Tune in and listen to our thoughts about this, and do let us know what you think about this crazy move as well! 

Quick episode summary: 00:58 Thoughts on Microsoft acquiring Activistion Blizzard06:41 The Federal Trade Commission calls foul18:10 Microsoft trying to buy anything tied to gaming 29:10 Is the Xbox really superior?32:15 History on clogging up the graphics card game 35:34 Could there be super secret servers all over the place?

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Let’s talk Game Awards

One of the things that makes Elden Ring so great is that your character’s growth is based on you. The action you take actually matters.  

In this episode of the GZ Chop Shop, we dove right in and talked about Elden Ring’s well-deserved win as this year’s Game of the Year Award winner. Every year, this award is given to recognize the game that delivers the best experience across all creative and technical fields. And Elden Ring definitely delivered in terms of creativeness and the technical areas. 

Listen into the full episode as we also discuss the games that Elden Ring was up against, the quality of games that FromSoftware continuously develops, and the insane amount of money the people are willing to pay per month to play Fortnite. 

Quick episode summary: 01:04 – The winner of Game of The Year for this year’s Game Awards 17:53 – FromSoftware and the quality of their games 20:21 – Let’s talk about Destiny DLC briefly 30:25 – The other nominees for Game of the Year 38:31 – New criteria: Content Creator of the Year42:26 – How much money you spend to play games

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Locked and Loaded with The Bullet Maiden

For our last public episode of the year, we sit down with content creator The Bullet Maiden and discuss the Call of Duty franchise, the changes of being a content creator, and our thoughts on the upcoming Pokemon titles.

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The theory of everything

Modern Warfare 2 complaints, streamer influence, Only Fans, and conspiracy theories to keep you up at night. This episode has a little bit of everything and we connect the dots in the usual GZ way.

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Welcome to Silent Hill

In this special episode, we discuss the lore behind Silent Hill as the game prepares to make its return to the horror scene. We also discuss the mythological influences and expansive lore of other titles, that take us beyond what’s on our screens.

Timestamps:

00:00 – intro00:30 – The lore of Silent Hill38:38 – Deadspace/ Elden ring universes48:55 – Hellblade and the mythos1:07:32 – Final thoughts

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Sony removes a PlayStation Plus feature and Microsoft cloud gaming

We dive into the ongoing tug-of-war between Sony and Microsoft over the acquisitions of major IPs and both companies push into the cloud gaming era despite the failure of services like Google Stadia. What does this all say for the future of gaming?

00:00 – Intro
03:30 – PS Plus removes exp dates for Plus games
27:20 – Microsoft and cloud gaming
1:07:47 – Episode wrap up

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Sony vs Microsoft

We dive into the ongoing tug-of-war between Sony and Microsoft over the acquisitions of major IPs and both companies push into the cloud gaming era despite the failure of services like Google Stadia. What does this all say for the future of gaming?

00:00 – Intro03:30 – PS Plus removes exp dates for Plus games27:20 – Microsoft and cloud gaming1:07:47 – Episode wrap up

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The Diabolical Warner Bros

NVIDIA has decided to charge $1.6k for their latest graphics card while also removing their original cheaper option. Warner Bros also continues to make terrible decisions with their restructuring plans as they dissolve Cartoon Network animation studios leaving many without jobs.

Timestamps

00:00 – Intro03:20 – NVIDIA overpriced GPU19:40 – Warner Bros and Cartoon network46:00 – Anime pick of the week1:00:00 – Outro

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