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The Game Deflators are a couple of gamers from Phoenix Arizona that are obsessed with video games. Check out their weekly episodes for video game news, discussions and retro reviews.

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Xbox Series S pricing has been revealed, PlayStation hits 25 years of age, the PS5 has an upcoming showcase and Nintendo wants developers preparing for 4K on the Switch. In what was a heavy news week, the Game Deflators tie all of the recent announcements for the upcoming generation of gaming into what could spell the end of Gamestop as we know it. Additionally, John and Ryan dig deep into their souls and come to terms with Nintendo being one of the most predatory gaming companies.

To cap off the episode, the guys play Prince of Persia on the NES for this week's inflation deflation game of the week. Considered a great cinematic platformer for its time, does this game hold up to the $25 price tag for a loose cart?

 

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Xbox All Access

Gamestop Payment Plans

Gamestop Closing More stores

PlayStation 25 Year Anniversary

Nintendo Switch 4K

 

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Many video games are getting upgrades on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, Prince of Persia is rumored to be getting a remake and Nintendo continues its questionable practices with limited releases of Mario Kart, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Game & Watch and Super Mario 3D World Switch. In this podcast episode, The Game Deflators go all in to discuss video game remakes, upgrades and remasters, and the video games they would like to see remade this upcoming generation.

Capping off the episode the guys play and review Prince of Persia of Persia: The Sands of Time for the inflation deflation game of the week. Is this Assassin's Creed predecessor one you should add to your collection?

 

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Upgraded Games on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Prince of Persia Announcement

Limited Nintendo Mario Releases

 

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Part two of a four-part series on PlayStation collecting, The Game Deflators discuss their personal experiences with the PlayStation 2 and create their second starter kit. Budgeting $150, John and Ryan seek to build their ideal PS2 collection for new collectors and younger gamers interested Sony's best selling console.

To broaden the scope of selection within the budget, John takes on a nostalgia over collectible approach with loose games while Ryan goes all in with CIB games. Whose video game selections will reign supreme? You decide.

 

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Epic is being sued by Coral Castle, the XBOX Series S is reportedly clocking in at just 3.9 teraflops and what are the unique benefits to mobile, PC and console gaming? This week on the Game Deflators podcast John digs into the week's hottest stories alongside @Daniecae and @MrGreenElite of The Next to Nothing Podcast.

Rounding off the episode, the trio of gamers play a classic in Doom for the Super Nintendo. With so many ways to play this epic video game, is it worth the $30+ tag to own a loose cart?

 

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Coral Castle Lawsuit

Xbox Series S at 3.9 Tflops?

Mobile, PC and Console Gaming

 

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The Next to Nothing Podcast

 

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Fortnite has been removed from the Apple App Store, Amazon is jumping deeper into gaming, new zelda trademarks have been revealed and for some reason we talk about Super Mario's nipples on a new episode of the Game Deflators podcast.

Rounding off the episode, John and Ryan play and review Wolfchild for the Sega Genesis in the this week's inflation deflation game of the week. Is the superior version of this game worth the $20 price for a loose copy? 

 

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Apple Removes Fortnite From the App Store

Amazon Dives Deeper Into Gaming

New Zelda Trademarks

Mario's Nipples are Missing

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan are joined by their friends, The Game Tenants! Discussions on xCloud and Stadia being forbidden on the Apple app store, Sony's exclusivity of Spider-Man for Marvel's Avengers, and the Top 5 Platformers of all time make it onto this fun episode.

 

Capping off the episode, the guys review Journey to Silius on Nintendo for this weeks inflation deflation game of the week. The game has spiked in value since March, so is it worth the new $35 price tag?

 

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The Game Grinder

Corpse Flood Gaming

Super Enabler Bros

 

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xCloud Violates App Store Guidelines

Is Sony Holding Spider-Man Hostage

 

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This week the Game Deflators embark on a four-part series on PlayStation collecting with their first starter kit showdown. John and Ryan each budget out $150 to build their ideal PS1 collection. John will take on the nostalgia over collectible approach with loose games, and Ryan goes all in with CIB. Whose selections will reign supreme?

 

Capping off the episode, the duo plays Raycrisis for the PS1. Is this game worth buying versus an entire starter kit?

 

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Microsoft showcased a number of games for the Xbox Series X, but how did it compare to the PS5 showcase? This week on the Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss all of the games revealed at the Xbox showcase along with thoughts on Microsoft's possible broken promise. 

Capping off the episode, the duo floats above the city in Gravity Rush Remastered for PS4. This video game is uncommon, expensive, but certainty sought after. Is it worth the $140 price tag? 

 

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Microsoft's Broken Promise

Xbox Games Showcase

PS5 Games Showcase

 

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Microsoft discontinues their digital version of the Xbox One, the ESA has released it's 2020 facts on the gaming industry and we learn the true impact of challenge in video games. Also in this episode John gives discusses his first impressions with he new PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima. Is this "Assassins Creed" formula samurai game worth a purchase?

Capping off the episode, the duo takes to the skies in Rodea the Sky Soldier for the Nintendo Wii U. The game is cheap but has some less than stellar reviews. Should you send a few dollars its way?

 

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2020 Video Game Facts

Microsoft Discontinuing XBOX One Digital

The True Impact of Games

 

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God of War's creative director wants to raise video game prices, Mario bros sells for $114,000 and Metacritic Changes it's review process.

This week on The Game Deflators Podcast, former world record holder and destroyer of video games, Jason from Corpse Flood Gaming covers for Ryan in a special podcast episode. John and Jason, discuss the abnormality that is buying 6 figure priced video games, the inevitability of video game prices rising and Jason's thoughts on The Last of Us 2. To cap off the episode, the guys fight of an alien invasion in Contra III for the Super Nintendo. Is the game worth the $35 price tag?

 

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Mario Bros Auction Hits New Record

Video Game Prices are Rising

Metacritic Changes Review Process

 

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Sony is committing to indie games, next gen games are slated to be $70 and Super Nintendo World Japan looks amazing! This week on the Game Deflators podcast the guys take a deep dive into some of the hottest news in the gaming world along with reviewing Fantavision for the PlayStation 2. Is this first-wave PS2 game worth the $5 price tag?

 

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Next Gen Game Prices

Sony Indies

Super Nintendo World

 

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This week on the Game Deflators podcast the guys do a full review after completing The Last of Us Part 2 and discuss the possibility of E3 going away. John and Ryan also speculate the upcoming Square Enix game reveals as well as the alleged image of a post manufactured PS5.

To cap off the episode, the duo plays IGPX for the PlayStation 2? Is the game worth the $12 price point?

The Last of Us 2 Spoilers end at 18:20

 

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Is E3 Done

Square Enix Reveal

PS5 Size Revealed?

 

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Everyone is hating on The Last of Us 2, but does it actually deserve the review bombing? This week on the Game Deflators Podcast, John and Ryan discuss Naughty Dog's newest release, Billy Mitchell's reinstated records, and the recent additions to the video game hall of fame. To cap off the episode, the duo plays Mario Power Tennis for the Nintendo GameCube? Talk about a quality title! Is it worth the $30 price point and should you buy it?

 

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The Last of Us Part 2 review bombed metacritic

Billy Mitchell's Records Reinstated

World Video Game Hall of Fame

 

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The PS5 has finally been revealed along with a slew of video games for the console. This week the Game Deflators discuss every PS5 game trailer revealed during the Sony event and the console itself. The duo also discusses the Nintendo Network ID account breach that has now affected nearly 300K customers. Not to be outdone, John and Ryan play and review Beatdown, Fists of Vengeance for the Xbox. This title is under $10. Should you buy it?

 

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Nintendo Network ID

  

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Has Sega tossed its hat in the video game cloud arena with Fog Gaming? This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss the new Game Gear Micro, Fog Gaming and the upcoming HBO series for The Last of Us. To cap of the episode, the duo collects everything they can for The King of All Cosmos in Katamari Damacy for the PS2.

 

 

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Sega Fog Gaming

Last of Us HBO Series

  

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Kojima squashes rumors of Silent Hills, the PlayStation 5 won’t be cheap,and Sega has a big announcement. This week on the Game Deflator’s podcast John and Ryan cover the hottest gaming rumors of the week and place in their predictions for what will be shown by Sony during the PS5 reveal. Not to be outdone, the duo shreds some rails in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 for the PS2. Is this classic still worth the $11 price point?

 

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Silent Hills Denied

Sega's Big Announcement

PS5 Will Not Be Cheap

  

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Amazon poses a threat to the gaming industry as we know it, Microsoft and Sony team up, and PETA is protesting in Animal Crossing on the 40th Anniversary weekend of Pac-Man. This week John and Ryan discuss a slew of new pickups and jump into quite possibly the worst Pac-Man game of all time on the Super Nintendo.

 

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Microsoft Sony Partnership

Amazon is a threat to gaming

PETA Protesting Blathers

  

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Sega Saturn, talks of a Sega Saturn Mini and MODE! This week John and Ryan are joined by Ben and Patrick from the Sega Saturn, Shiro podcast to talk everything Sega. The four guys go into their recent pickups, current game plays and discuss some fun game gear stories. To cap off this week's episode, the guys dive into Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for a special inflation deflation game of the week. Which version reigns supreme? Sega Saturn, or PlayStation 1?

 

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Nintendo source code was recently leaked, a man gets caught playing PS4 on airport monitors, Super Mario 4K was removed from the internet and the Xbox could undercut the PS5 this coming generation. Also on this week's episode of the Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan jump into Super R Type for the Super Nintendo. This game is still at bargain bin prices. Is it worth the $10 tag?

 

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Apex Legends at the Airport

Super Mario 64 in 4K

Nintendo Source Code Leaked

Xbox to Undercut PS5

 

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Naughty Dog's Last of Us 2 has been leaked, a PS5 reveal date has been leaked and rumors PS5 store browser update have surfaced. What hasn't been leaked early you ask? Nothing, on his week's episode the Game Deflators podcast. This week the guys go all in on Sony with the exclusion of a Nintendo Inflation Deflation game of the week. Listen in as John and Ryan take on Super Mario Bros 2. Does this game really deserve all the hate?

 

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PS5 Store Browser

Last of Us 2 Leaker

PS5 Reveal Date

 

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