Should Next Generation Titles Cost More? – KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 48

In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 48, Sean, David, and Tim discuss whether or not next generation titles should cost more and the most they would pay for a video game at launch. The boys also talk about Mixer's demise, The Last of Us Part 2's sales success, Cyberpunk 2077's genitalia, and Marvel's Avengers. Check it out!

Should Next Generation Titles Cost More? - KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 48

Welcome to the KeenGamer Podcast, KeenGamer’s official podcast! Join Sean Rehbein, David Lozada, and Tim Ronan as they talk about the week’s hottest news stories and dissect the latest controversy shaking up the video game industry. In the KeenGamer Podcast Ep. 48, the crew discusses whether or not next generation titles should cost more and the most they would pay for a video game at launch.

The boys also talk about Mixer’s demise, The Last of Us Part 2‘s sales success, Cyberpunk 2077‘s genitalia, and Marvel’s Avengers. Other topics of conversation include Pokemon Unite, Min Min joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Check out links and timestamps to all of our topics below:

Housekeeping (00:01:42)

KeenGamer’s official The Last of Us Part 2 spoilercast is live!

Games We’re Playing:

Tim (00:02:18): Terraria, Minecraft, Playing With Gilbert
David (00:17:50): The Last of Us Part 2
Sean (00:29:18): Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Borderlands 3, Persona 4 Golden

David’s “dope ass” Elmo game (00:16:50)

News Stories:

Mixer is merging with Facebook Gaming (00:42:28)

The Last of Us Part 2 has sold more than 4 million copies (00:51:10)

A 2014 report of Amy Hennig being “forced out” of Naughty Dog was nothing but “forced gossip,” according to Mitch Dyer, who previously worked for IGN (01:02:54)

CD Projekt RED has revealed a new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer and tons of new information on the game, including customizable genitalia (01:12:33)

Square Enix will announce new games in July and August (01:19:06)

Marvel’s Avengers War Table stream revealed new information on the game’s story, combat, customization options, characters, and a major supervillain: MODOK (01:25:05)

The Pokemon Unite presentation has quickly become The Pokemon Company’s most disliked video on YouTube (01:28:54)

Min Min from Arms will be the latest Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter (01:34:49)

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, a Cyberpunk 2077 anime made by Studio Trigger and Netflix, is due out in 2022 (01:39:26)

Thousands of EVE Online players went to war in celebration of a terminally ill player’s birthday (01:42:04)

Topic of the Show:

Should next generation titles cost more? (01:49:59)

Would you prefer more microtransactions or a higher base price? (01:53:14)

What’s the most you would pay for a video game? (01:54:58)

Ex-PlayStation executive Shawn Layden has put forward a case to reconsider the scale and scope of AAA video games, stating that the current large-scale offerings are unsustainable for the industry

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