In the dumpster fire of the year that has been 2020, the Synics discuss how 2020 has been treating gaming so far and what their hopes are for the next 6 months. Also in the news; the Synics will be streaming live on June 13th to raise money for Color of Change in support of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across the world, the massive Itch.io charity bundle raising money for the same cause, the upcoming Playstation 5 reveal, Bobby Kotick being overpaid, and the physical release of the previously censored game ‘Devotion’ by Red Candle Games. The Synics meandered all over the place this episode with so, so many more topics in this off-the-cuff and tangent filled celebration of 50 episodes!
As more and more people turn to video games during lock down, the Synics take a look back at how, why, and when they got into video gaming. Another massive Whatcha’ Playin’ leads into Animal Crossing woes, a huge conversation about the nature of spoilers and the recent leak from the Last of Us 2, and Valorant’s anti-cheat measures. Come take a seat on the virtual couch for some great discussion!
In this episode the Synics debate 2020 game releases and which of the next gen consoles they think might ‘win’. Berto is still absent from the cast because his newborn rules with an iron fist, but he’ll be back soon enough. Atari thinks their brand is strong enough to warrant building hotels, and Blizzard massively screws up the Warcraft 3 Reforged launch.