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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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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan have a discussion on the graded games industry, including a class action lawsuit again Wata Games. The guys also chat about leaked Silent Hill images and recent news surrounding Sega.

Capping off the episode, John and Ryan review Manhunt for the PS2. Surrounded by controversy due to its graphic and violent gameplay, is the game even worth piking up?

 

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Silent Hill leak seems all-but-confirmed by Konami DMCA strike

Sega Announces Strong Financial Results; Teases New Games, Remakes/Remasters, & More

Skyrocketing Retro Game Price 'Manipulation' Controversy Goes To Court

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan are joined by Barry of Premium Edition Games as they discuss the workplace issues in Nintendo, the 2022 video game hall of fame class and the latest news around Premium Edition Games.

Capping off the episode, the guys review Yoshi's Crafted World for the Nintendo Switch. With this video game slowly dipping in price, is now the time to pick it up?

 

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Reggie Fils-Aimé Weighs In On Nintendo Worker Exploitation: ‘This Isn’t The Nintendo I Left’

Ex-Nintendo President Talks Regrets And Mother 3

Ocarina of Time headlines Video Game Hall of Fame class of 2022

Click Here to buy from Premium Edition Games

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss an alleged leak of the upcoming Super Mario movie which includes character analysis and the plot in its entirety. Will the movie fail? The guys also chat about concerns surrounding Starfield and updates on Final Fantasy 16.

Capping off the episode, the John and Ryan play Odddorld Soulstorm for the PlayStation 5. Released in 2021, this game now retails for ~$20. If you missed in on PlayStation+, should you pick it up?

 

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'Sonic 2' Becomes the Highest Grossing Video Game Movie in U.S. History

Rumor: Super Mario Bros. animated movie details leaked

Final Fantasy 16 Is in the 'Final Stages of Development'

Starfield is too big for its own good, says former dev

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss recent news on the lives of contract and part-time Nintendo employees, Sony following Microsoft with in-game advertisements in video games and Netflix putting a greater presence into the gaming arena.

Capping off the episode, the guys play Blazing Lazers for the TurboGrafx. Another title pre-loaded into the TurboGrafx mini, is it worth picking up on the original hardware? 

 

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Report: Netflix Doubles Down On Games As Stock Plummets

Sony reportedly plans to put ads in PlayStation games

Nintendo Of America Criticized Over Treatment Of Part-Time And Contract Workers

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss advertisements in video games and if it's good for the consumer, the fallout of developers allowing their games on Game Pass and PlayStation Plus, and recent news on stream banning in China

Capping off the episode, Ryan gives his thoughts on the recent Sonic movie. Is the film worth the price of admission?

 

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Subscriptions are the future - but nobody agrees on the details | Opinion

Report: Future Xbox Games Might Have Ads, Tech's Being Developed

China bans livestreams of unapproved videogames

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss a heavy dose of PlayStation with recent information on the upcoming PSVR2, John's experience playing the PS5 since he purchased one and a recent review from former Sony exec Jack Tretton reveals his wishes for more support of the PS Vita.

Also on this episode the guy's play and review Garfield Kart: Furious Racing on the PS4 and the Uncharted movie.

 

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Dev: PS VR2 Controllers Could Be the Best in This Generation; Foveated Rendering Is a Smart Addition

Former PlayStation US boss wishes Sony had supported Vita more

Your first look at the next Dungeons & Dragons Magic: The Gathering crossover set

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss the some of the best April Fools 2022 jokes the gaming industry had to offer, John's recent experience picking up a PS5 and the future or lack-there-of for E3.

Also on this episode the guy's play Star Tropics on the NES and Nintendo Switch. Listen in to catch their thoughts on this classic yo-yo wielding title.

 

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Abandoned Developer Responds to Cancellation Rumors

The Best April Fools' Jokes From The Gaming Industry

E3 2022 Is Officially Cancelled

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss the recent takedown of the Mario 64 clear guide, Gran Turismo 7 backlash and news surrounding Sony's answer to Game Pass.

Also on this episode the guy's play War Gods on the N64. Listen in to hear what the Game Deflators had to say about this great value Mortal Kombat.

 

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Nintendo requests takedown of scans for 1996 Super Mario 64 strategy guide from Internet Archive

Sony to Unveil PlayStation Subscription as Soon as Next Week

Gran Turismo 7: An update from Polyphony Digital

 

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This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss their personal experiences with the Super Nintendo and create a gamers starter kit. Budgeting $150, John and Ryan seek to build their ideal Super Nintendo collection for new collectors and younger gamers interested in one of the greatest consoles of all time. Podcast episode recorded February 2022

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss the recent news surrounding Russia taking steps to legalize piracy for video games and movies, word of a newly leaked Xbox console and the newest features for Nintendo Switch online.

Capping off the episode the guys review Pieces on the SNES. An actual puzzle based puzzle game, this title commands $30+. Did the Game Deflators have fun with this unique Atlus game, and is it worth the price?

 

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New Xbox Console Possibly Leaked

Russia Reportedly Legalises Piracy of Games, Movies, and More

Nintendo Switch Online Gets Three Long Overdue Features

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast the guys discuss recent news surrounding gaming companies pulling out of Russia, Mario Kart 10 and the masterful year ahead for the Nintendo Switch. Ryan also provides an update on his progress with Elden Ring and John give his final thoughts on Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Capping off the episode the guys review Pro Wrestling on the NES. Considered once as a top 100 video game of all time, the guys discuss their experience with this classic title.

 

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Nintendo gamers in Russia just got locked out of digital game purchases

Mario Kart X Leaked by Nintendo Insider

Nintendo's Switch is about to hit its prime

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast Ryan discusses his time playing Elden Ring and the guys chat about some of the recent news surrounding Xbox Game Pass on Steam, Game Pass price increases and Sony's answer to Game Pass.

Capping off the episode the guys review Disc World on the PS1. Is this hilarious point and click adventure worth the $70+ price of entry, and should it be remastered?

 

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Valve ‘more than happy’ to help Microsoft bring PC Game Pass to Steam

Xbox Boss Comments on Possible Xbox Game Pass Price Increase

Classic games will reportedly be ‘a major part’ of PlayStation’s Game Pass rival

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan discuss the recent controversy surrounding Battlefield 2042, the removal of the WiiU and 3DS stores, and the effects these removals will have on Pokémon.

Capping off the episode the guys play Absolver on the PS4. Drawing some comparisons to Dark Souls, should you shell out $30+ dollars for this video game.

 

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EA denies blaming Halo Infinite for Battlefield 2042's problems

Video Game History Foundation Goes Off On Nintendo's 'Destructive' Retro Policies

PSA: Rescue your old 3DS Pokémon before the Nintendo eShop shutdown

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast the guys are joined by John Roo of the The Retro Room Games to discuss the recent Nintendo Direct, Retro Room updates and gaming piracy.

 

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Microsoft Confirms Activision Blizzard Will Release Games on PlayStation 'Beyond Existing Agreements'

Nintendo Thanks Feds For Sending Hacker To Prison For 3 Years

Nintendo Direct February 2022: the biggest announcements

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast the guys discuss the acquisition of Bungie by Sony and the recent changes Microsoft with be making for Game Pass and Xbox Live.

Capping off the episode, the guys provide their initial review of Pokémon Legends Arceus. Having received generally positive, but mixed reviews, is this game worth a pickup? 

 

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Gaming acquisitions: Sony ‘vastly overpaid’ for Bungie, analyst says

One of the Worst Nintendo Switch Exclusives Is Reportedly Getting a Sequel

Microsoft Announces Big Changes to Xbox Game Pass

 

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Nintendo DS is one of the most innovative handheld consoles in gaming history. This week on The Game Deflators podcast, John and Ryan discuss their personal experiences with the Nintendo DS and create a gamers starter kit. Budgeting $150, John and Ryan seek to build their ideal Nintendo DS collection for new collectors and younger gamers interested in the handheld console. Podcast episode recorded January 2022

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast the guys discuss Microsoft's recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard, what it could mean for Microsoft's future plans in the console hardware business, and their relationship with Sony and Nintendo.

Capping off the episode, the guys play Captain Commando on the Super Nintendo. This beat 'em up has a hefty price tag, but when compared to other games in the same price range, where does it stand?

 

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Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

‘Call of Duty’ will stay on Sony’s PlayStation console after Activision deal, Xbox boss promises

Xbox Boss "Trusts" Nintendo To Not Do Anything That Would Harm The Games Industry

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast Sony denies increasing PS4 production, an updated PlayStation patent might not be what it seems and rumors are milling about for new games on the Nintendo Switch.

Capping off the episode, the guys play Deep Rock Galactic on the PS4. This space mining dwarves first person shooter has been well received, but what did the Game Deflators think of the $30 price tag tied to it?

 

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Sony Denies Increasing PS4 Production to Deal With PlayStation 5 Shortage

Updated PlayStation Patent Has Fans in Backwards Compatibility Frenzy, But It's a Reach

New Mario Games Leak Giving Nintendo GameCube Fans Hope

Rumour: Persona 4 Golden Could Be Released On Nintendo Switch In 2022

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan dive in on some of the hottest gaming news to start the year. Mario Kart 9 is under development and will have a new twist, PSVR 2 specs are out, and fans fight back against NFTs in a recent Sega polling.

Capping off the episode, the guys play Day of the Tentacle. Originally released for PC, this point and click adventure often hits top 100 gaming charts. What did the Game Deflators think of the remastered title?

 

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PSVR 2 Specs: How it Stacks Up Against the Original PSVR, Oculus Quest 2, and Valve Index

Mario Kart 9 reportedly on the way, this time with a ‘new twist

Sega cites fan backlash in surprisingly cautious take on gaming NFTs

 

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This week on the Game Deflators Podcast John and Ryan are joined by Barry of Nintendo Fuse and Premium Edition Games to talk shop, Pokemon Arceus, the gaming trends they want to see end in 2022 and select their New Games Resolutions for the year.

Also on this episode, Ryan provides his long awaited review of Super Mario Odyssey. After pestering him for months, what did Ryan think about this highly rated Switch title? 

 

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Controversial Pokemon Legends: Arceus Leak Has Pokemon Fans Divided

 

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