Gaming News: November 2017

By Michael Mendis

In this Gaming News video, I take a few minutes to talk about Star Wars Battlefront II!  This highly anticipated new shooter has caused quite a stir amongst gamers due to its use of microtransactions, causing publisher EA to take some drastic measures to win back gamers.  The controversy this game has caused is easily one of the biggest news stories of the year in the gaming industry.  Enjoy! 

Gaming News: October 2017

By Michael Mendis

Hey everyone, welcome to our next Gaming News video!  The first topic this month is about the closure of Visceral Games, a once successful studio known for the Dead Space horror series which most recently had been working on a new Star Wars action-adventure game.  The second topic is about a pair of sexual harassment scandals that have popped up in the gaming industry: one involving famed development studio Naughty Dog, and the other involving the prominent gaming forum NeoGaf.

Gaming News: September 2017

By Michael Mendis

In our newest Gaming News video, I talk about a couple of Nintendo-centric news pieces: the impending shutdown of the Wii eShop, and Nintendo's new stance on YouTubers streaming Nintendo games.

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Gaming News: June 2017

By Michael Mendis

June is always an exciting month for gamers, because that's when we get E3, the biggest video game convention of the year, and with that come a lot of big announcements and new game trailers.  This June was no exception.  For this month's Gaming News video, I talk a bit about the Xbox One X, Microsoft's next console, which they fully unveiled at their E3 press conference.  I also chat a bit about a new set of virtual reality controllers, called "Knuckles", which also made some headlines this month.

G&G's E3 2017 article

Gaming News: April 2017

By Michael Mendis

For this month's Gaming News video, I talk a little bit about the new tech details that Microsoft released about their upcoming console, currently called Project Scorpio.  I also share some thoughts on the recent investment that a Russian internet business is putting into game development.

Digital Foundry article on Project Scorpio tech article on games investment

G&G Plays: Horizon Zero Dawn

By Michael Mendis

Welcome to the first installment of our G&G streaming series, G&G Plays!  Each month we will be taking some time to stream ourselves on Twitch ( and then uploading the stream to YouTube a little later.  For our first session, Jacob Toman and I sat down to play through the beginning of the critically acclaimed PS4 game Horizon Zero Dawn.  Enjoy!

Gaming News: February 2017

By Michael Mendis

For this month's Gaming News video, I start off by talking about Sony's announcement that most of the devices which support PlayStation Now, (Sony's video game streaming service) will be losing that support by the end of the summer, allowing Sony to focus on PSNow for PS4 and PC.

Second, I discuss the recent controversy surrounding the popular YouTuber PewDiePie and an anti-Semitic joke that was in one of his videos.  PewDiePie is actually one of the people we've covered in our Personalities in Gaming series, so click here to check out that article.