Pokémon UNITE Reveal & Mixer Shutting Down – OK Beast Podcast

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In this week’s episode of the OK Beast Podcast, the crew discusses the Pokémon UNITE reveal, which highlighted a new MOBA game set in the Pokémon universe that’s being developed for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. Alex and Ian also discuss the streaming platform Mixer shutting down and Batman Arkham developer, Rocksteady, reportedly working on a Suicide Squad game.

For Topic of the Show, the guys discuss their original story ideas for a video game if they were to have enough resources to pursue a project. Thank you to Austin Ernst for supporting us at the limited $50 tier on Patreon.com/OKBeast and subsequently suggesting this topic.

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Gaming News: 

Pokemon Unite Is A New MOBA-Style Game With Cross-Play On Switch And Mobile

Yes, Batman Arkham developer Rocksteady is making a Suicide Squad game

Microsoft is shutting down Mixer and partnering with Facebook Gaming

Video Games We’re Currently Playing:

The crew has been playing the following video games this week: Pokemon Isle of Armor DLC, The Last of Us Part II

Listener Questions (Tweet Us or Email [email protected]):

Mikey Phillips asks, “what’s the one thing that if you could wave a magic wand would make video editing easier?”

Jacob McCourt asks, “If you could have a Pokemon game in any genre, what would be? As a big fan of Super Mario Strikers, I would love to see a Pokemon “Sports Mix” title where you take Pokemon and their respective powers into sports games.”

Xyger emails us, Hey guys, I LOVE Halo, it’s one of my favorite game series of all time, and the recent Halo Infinite Teaser Trailer has me super excited. 

However, I’m a little worried about how Halo Infinite will go about it’s storytelling. For context, Halo infinite will take place 3 years after the events of Halo 5. Spoilers for Halo 5, but the game ends on a cliffhanger as the universe is held at gunpoint by Cortana and her Guardians. 

In that time, lots of things happened in the universe. Halo Wars 2 happens for example, which features The Banished, and the game ends with the creation of a New Halo Ring, which gets intercepted by one of Cortana’s Guardians and ends on a cliffhanger. The Banished and the ring were featured in this new teaser trailer.

Not only that, but the events in the books such as Bad Blood revolving around Buck and the ODST squad (minus Rookie for obvious reasons), the events of Shadows of Reach (which the book hasn’t come out yet but supposedly leads into Infinite) also play a HUGE part in the universe.

My question is, How do you think the average fan is going to react to a sudden 3 year gap in story between games? How can 343 better explain the events that happened in between games so fans who don’t consume the extra content don’t feel lost? Love you all, never forget Ian promised to make a sword. <3”

Austin Ernst asks, “We ever getting another Let’s Go Pokemon game?.”

Cly asks, “What’s a small gesture someone did that made a huge impact on you?”

 

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