NicheCast Episode 74 – The Big Stadia Flop

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Niche News of the Week

  1. Diablo IV Announced
  2. Overwatch 2 Officially Announced
  3. Blizzard President J Allen Brack Apologizes for Blitzchung Controversy, Says “We Moved Too Quickly in Decision Making”
  4. Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, X, X, X-2, XII, XIII, XIII-2, and XV Coming to Xbox Game Pass
  5. Final Fantasy XIV is Coming to Xbox One
  6. Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 Coming to Xbox Games Pass in Early 2020
  7. Dontnod Entertainment’s Next Game Don’t Tell Me Why Features a Trans Protagonist
  8. Rare Announces New Open World Adventure Game Everwild
  9. Microsoft and Obsidian Announce New Survival Game Grounded
  10. CyberConnect2 Confirms Strelka Stories No Longer in Development
  11. Netflix Renews the Witcher Live-Action Series for a Second Season
  12. Human Head Studios is Shutting Down, Entire Staff Now at Bethesda Softworks Development Studio
  13. New Trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Shows Off Redesign

Topic of the Week

Google has launched their Stadia platform this week. By our own reporting as well as the industry at large, it has been a massive failure riddled with issues, broken promises, and a platform that is largely unusable. We talk up what the Stadia launch failure means for the industry, and what could be coming next.

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