Open Forum Radio – Episode 484
OFR Season 10 (Episode 52) – OFR In The Books
Tuesday, November 26th 2019 9:30 EST
Introduction & Roll Call: AA, Derek, Vladz, Whiskey, Bubba
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- Everyone is doing those 2009 – 2019 picture challenges on social media, well OFR Episode 52, 10 years of OFR in the books.
- Not sure if we’ll do a year in review…. Possibly one might pop into the feed before the end of the calendar year….
- Season 11 preview we’ll be talking about tons of awesomeness coming in the next year. (what are you looking forward to?)
- New Consoles from MS and Sony (the war continues), Amazon game streaming service and will Stadia find it’s legs in 2020 streaming games too?
- New games – The Last of Us Part II, Cyberpunk 2077, Microsoft Flight Simulator Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Doom Eternal, Halo Infinite, Half-Life: Alyx, Ghost of Tsushima, Diablow IV, Watch Dogs Legion
- New Movies – James Bond – No Time To Die, Bad Boys for Life Blackwidow from Marvel, Birds of Prey The Invisible Man , Ghostbusters 2020, Coming to America 2, *The Mimi trilogy, (a Stuart Bannerman project) Godzilla vs King Kong, Venom 2 – with maybe Carnage and a Spiderman cameo, Monster Hunter, Top Gun Maverick , Bill and Ted Face the Music, and an Uncharted movie. – just to name a few.
- Tesla’s Cybertruck
- No side mirrors? Marble dashboard? Change gears on screen? Um….
- The Cybertruck trailer
- Looks like the Halo Warthog
- This guy ordered a Cybertruck
- Would you rather…(lol)… drive a Cybertruck or Ford/Chevy/Dodge truck?
- Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s Cyber-School Bus
- *Vladz’s Fanboy Moment: Some have engaged with me about how Microsoft didn’t get any recognition in the nominations. There is only 1 game out of the 6 nominated for Game of the Year that is exclusive to one console and that would be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. So does that make Nintendo the best game maker? Hmm….. options might differ. Video game awards Death Strandings nominations at the game awards cant help but raise questions Metacritic User Score of 5.4 (out of 10)
- 📍 Control (Sony, PC, Xbox) [ 82 critic & 7.2 user score ]
- 📍 Death Stranding (Sony, and very soon PC) [ 83 critic & 5.4 user score ]
- 📍 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [ 93 critic & 8.7 user score ]
- 📍 Resident Evil 2 (Sony, PC, Xbox) [ 91 critic & 8.8 user score ]
- 📍 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Sony, PC, Xbox) [ 90 critic & 8.0 user score ]
- 📍 The Outer Worlds (Sony, PC, Xbox and soon to Nintendo) [ 86 critic & 8.3 user score ]
- Some have engaged/trolled about how Microsoft didn’t get any recognition in the nominations. There is only 1 game out of the 6 nominated for Game of the Year that is exclusive to one console and that would be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. So does that make Nintendo the best game maker? Hmm….. opinions might differ.
- Some of those same people I know equate sales solely on the success of a game/console. Let’s look at the top selling games this year *by the end of Oct 2019 NPD – Top 10 video games 2019 *numbers do not include digital, sorry just don’t have them or I’d include them) I don’t see console exclusivity being a huge deal. (oh and just a reminder PC, is Microsoft Windows so um… there is that, sorry Sony fanboys)
Rank Title Publisher Platform
1 COD: Modern Warfare 2019 Activision Blizzard Sony, PC, Xbox
2 The Outer Worlds Take 2 Interactive Sony, PC, Xbox
3 Luigi’s Mansion 3 Nintendo Nintendo Switch
4 Madden NFL 20 Electronic Arts Sony, PC, Xbox
5 NBA 2K20 Take 2 Interactive Sony, Switch, Xbox, Android & iOS
6 TC Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Ubisoft Sony, PC, Xbox, Stadia
7 WWE 2K20 Take 2 Interactive Sony, PC, Xbox
8 FIFA 20 Electronic Arts Sony, PC, Xbox, Switch
9 Borderlands 3 Take 2 Interactive Sony, PC, Xbox, Stadia
10 Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo Switch
- So Let’s look at MS and SONY exclusives…
- Death Stranding – I can only find opening week numbers of about 183,000 for UK sales and about 185,000 copies in Japan, but Analysts predict that Death Stranding should sell between 2 to 3 million copies by the end of 2019, with the potential of selling up to 5 million copies.
- Gears of War 5 Phil Spencer says that Gears 5 (despite being included on Gamepass) outsold Gears 4 at launch. Although Spencer did not provide any concrete numbers on how many copies of Gears 5 have been sold so far, the game managed to sell three million copies during its opening weekend from what we know.
Our World (Top Things you saw, heard or played) COD, The Mandalorian Ep3, HS play, Mandalorian – Kindle Edition KC gets lady’s pay fixed, The Mandalorian, Outer Worlds level 21, Toys that Made us (wrestling and Bronys), gaming headsets, strep throat 5 yr old. The boys. the Mandalorian, Peaky Blinders, San Diego Vacation cod , mandalorian , walking dead , watched 2 movies but cannot for the life of me remember them should have written down fml , christmas stuff up and ready for black friday shopping baby song of the week
robert tepper no way out cause theres no short cut home boys (I’m gonna tell my kids this is Loki) lmao the new memes Mandalorian (Nick Nolte), Friday Night Lights. Seeing a LOT of good content on Prime that I would like to see. GTA5, Madden, Going to Disney AGAIN December/Feb “Rise of the Resistance”
- College Football: 🏈
- Who’s on top? NCAA standings
Shout-outs: All the OFR listeners, San Diego’s Sunset Cliffs, OFR Crew, and family, Happy Thanksgiving everyone, KC, AMP crew, Camrock, Alfred, FromPage2Screen, Insomnia176, Josh Laney AMP, Stuart FromPage2Screen, My Kids, WFH, My Beard so long ofr crew , extreme shaft , rocket chip ,jim bluemar , holy headshot , meef j thanks for the W in ff , OFR hosts and listeners, KC, the sunshine band, the AMP army especially the ones who also listen to OFR, Colon Kaepernick, my wife for not getting mad at me for playin x box til 4am.
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