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With no Sony or EA press conferences this year at E3, Microsoft really has the opportunity to go big.  Will we see Fable 4 announced, or the new console they've been working on?  Will Nintendo give us something other than Mario Maker 2 and Pokemon Sword and Shield?

During Nibblebits, Death Stranding gets a new trailer and release date, the WHO officially labels "Gaming Disorder" as a recognized illness, and what the heck is Pokemon Go Plus +?

We also give brief first impressions of Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark...which we will cover more in-depth next week.

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The cultural juggernaut Game of Thrones wrapped up last Sunday night, so we figured it was a good time to cover the episode as a main segment instead of having it after the episode.  Turns out that was a good plan since the main segment alone ended up being over 90 minutes!  We could have easily gone on longer, but will probably figure out some way to incorporate Game of Thrones in the future.


Those who don't want spoilers can skip ahead to 1:33:00 for the beginning of our Nibblebits segment.


Will joins later on to discuss his illness and all the Horizon: Zero Dawn he's been playing.

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Dan and Corey talk about RPG/CCG hybrid SteamWorld Quest, the next game in the SteamWorld universe from Image & Form Games.  It's an interesting blend of genres and gets quite a few things right. 

Later in the episode we cover Nintendo's most recent Nintendo Direct that focused on the upcoming Mario Maker 2.  In "What We Played" Corey gives some brief thoughts on Fell Seal, a Final Fantasy Tactics like strategy game that we're going to cover more in depth during an episode.

After the episode Dan, Val and Corey discuss the most recent episode of Game of Thrones...Season 8, Episode 5: The Bells.

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We've mentioned characters before that we'd like to see in Smash Ultimate, but decided to have an official episode to compile and immortalize characters we'd like to see make the DLC cut.  Obviously Cuphead and the character from Hollow Knight make the list since they're on the artwork for the episode, but there are others..some we've talked about before and others that go way off the board.


During "What We Played" Dan gives his first impresssions of Steamworld Quest, and Will played more Hollow Knight.


After the outro Dan, Val and Corey cover this week's Game of Thrones episode, The Last of the Starks!



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It should go without saying, but this hangover episode contains spoilers for Season 8 Episode 3 of Game of Thrones....called The Long Night. 

Since Corey was asleep for our first episode of the GoT recap for this week, we recorded a second where he could get his thoughts in.  First Hangover in a long time!

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Dan's household got the new Nintendo Labo VR for his oldest child's birthday, so naturally he used to it play Breath of the Wild first.  Guess what?  It's not as bad as games media is making out to be!  Though mostly used for BotW, we did use some of the other stuff that came with it, which is quite good.  During nibblebits we discuss Epic's acquisition of Psyonix and Rocket League and the Razer Toaster.


As usual during Game of Thrones season, we recap and give our reactions to the most recent episode after the outro....Season 8, Episode 3: The Long Night.

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