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LWSC Radio: NWSL Challenge Cup Hype!

What's up internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, we talk all things NWSL Challenge Cup. The NWSL will be the first soccer league in the United States or Canada to resume play with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Wholesome Direct, Favorite Open World Games - Video Games 2 the MAX # 230

On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss when Sony could show off something game-related for PlayStation 5 and what remains of 2020 for the company. As well as the PS Plus titles for June 2020 and the Xbox Games For Gold too.

Blizzcon is the latest convention canceled over COVID-19 concerns. Marc wonders if that’s secretly a good thing for the company in the long run now that they won’t even have a digital event until some time in 2021.

Also, Sean breaks down some of the announcements from the Wholesome Direct. While the guys also talk about if Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s world is going to be too big. Marc also has thoughts on why Ubisoft should have just chosen one gender for the game and stuck to it. The debate is feisty for this one.

Finally, the duo discusses their favorite open worlds to explore in gaming.

Time Stamps:

Headlines:

Discussing Sony showing PS5 Games and what remains of 2020 for them (2:50)
PS Plus Games For June 2020 (Not talked about, but looks like the other game could be Star Wars Battlefront II) (11:10)
Xbox Games For Gold June 2020 (15:40)
Blizzcon Canceled (20:33)
Manchester United Suing Football Manager (28:40)

Major Talking Points:

Wholesome Direct Discussion (36:10)

How Big is Too Big: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Open World and should Ubisoft have just picked for Eivor to be Male or Female and gone in one direction (44:50)

Special Topic:

Favorite Open Worlds (1:05:00)

LAST WORD ON TENNIS: Most Over-Appreciated Players Of All Time

The Last Word On Tennis podcast reconvenes for an interesting topic. Who are the most over-appreciated tennis players of all time? 

The beauty of it is, any player is fair game. Who would you select as your most over-appreciated player?

Website: lastwordontennis.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LWOSTennis/
Twitter: @lastwordtennis

Music intro and outro:
"Only The Brave" by Rupert Stroud. To stream or download visit: lnkfi.re/Hsiz1tYy

Call of Duty: Cold War, April NPD, Favorite Arcade Games - Video Games 2 the MAX # 229

On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss the crazy month that was April for video game sales. Final Fantasy VII Remake takes the top spot inevitably, but even wilder is the three major console makers all had a ridiculous month, is it something we could see sustained in May as well? Or is this all due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plus, future games are a big theme for this week as another expo was announced with Japanese publishers taking center stage on June 23rd for the New Game + expo. Sony plans on revealing its lineup of PlayStation 5 games soon.

While The Embracer Group and Take-Two each reveal that they have a ton of games in development. The duo explores what could the Take-Two studios be making and could The Embracer Group really buy even more studios?

We also take a fun look at the past with our favorite Arcade games in celebration of Pac-Man’s 40th anniversary Minecraft DLC.

Timestamps:

Games We’ve Been Playing:

Snowrunner (3:40)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (4:05)
Kirby Games (6:40)
Vanquish (7:50)
Oculus Quest stuff (9:30)
Games out this week (10:20)

Headlines:

April 2020 is huge for game sales (12:00)
Valorant goes public June 2 2020 (16:15)
New Game Expo + Hits June 23 2020 (17:45)
Ubisoft teases Scott Pilgrim game returning (21:18)
Call of Duty 2020 based on Cold War time period (28:10)
System Shock 3 Transferred to Tencent, plus some Wonderful 101 and The Bouncer talk (32:35)
Sony Teases Announcing Games and more news on the Dualsense controller (38:50)
Take-Two Interactive and The Embracer Group announce they have a ton of games in development (42:10)
Pac-Man 40th Anniversary Celebration (57:28)

Special Topic:

Favorite Arcade Games (59:27)

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Americans Abroad With Bundesliga Returning, Getting MLS and NWSL Back in Action

We're back for another episode of Soccer 2 The Max! Erik and Rachael team up to chat about the Americans featuring in the Bundesliga, which returned to action this weekend. It was a bit of a "meh" weekend for most players, including the likes of John Brooks, Timmy Chandler, and some injury-riddled players.

Also, the duo chats about a potential plan to bring the NWSL and MLS back to action. Both disagree with shuffling teams to specific locations for a month, or two months.

The Arsenal Transfercast Episode Eight | Examining Emery

The Arsenal Transfercast features three football writers in Martin Hawkins, Zach Rayment and Chance Haire. The trio dissect and discuss all the latest rumors surrounding Arsenal FC.

This week, the terrific trio takes a look at an interview Unai Emery gave with Sid Lowe of the Guardian which looks back at his time at the club. Tune in and see what the team thinks of the Spanish Dracula!

Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilercast - Video Games 2 the MAX Special

On this Video Games 2 the MAX special hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison are joined by Jens Dietrich and Randy Isbelle to talk all things Final Fantasy VII Remake. Thoughts on the story throughout various points, the characters, the battle system, music, and where they go from here. So there are spoilers for the game and some for the original Final Fantasy VII, you have been warned.

Ghost of Tsushima Gameplay, New Paper Mario, Unreal Engine 5 - Video Games 2 the MAX # 228

On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss the week of announcements and gameplay reveals. Starting with the Tony Hawk 1 & 2 Remakes, touching on the PlayStation 5 Unreal Engine demo, and diving into the Ghost of Tsushima State of Play and Nintendo’s reveal of Paper Mario: The Origami King coming out on the same day as well.

Marc is very excited for the Tony Hawk games. While Sean is wowed by what Ghost of Tsushima brings in both gameplay forms and in exploring its vast world.

Plus, discussions on the Mafia Trilogy announcement, why Nintendo is not doing enough with its older library of games, Doctor Who getting a trilogy of VR titles, and more.

Timestamps:

Housekeeping and Marc goes to Ohio (0:00)

Headlines:

Tony Hawk Remaster 1 & 2 (5:35)
Unreal Engine 5 Shows Off the PlayStation 5 (13:46)
State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima (16:35)
Mafia Trilogy Discussion (23:40)
Paper Mario: The Origami King (27:31)
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 30 FPS on Xbox Series X (32:30)
Anthem Team Size, Bioware’s Situation, 4 vs. 1 Games (35:17)
J Allard Joins Intellivision (48:40)
Nintendo’s May 2020 SNES and NES Games, Is Nintendo Doing Enough With Retro Games? (51:32)
Doctor Who VR Trilogy and Control’s Next Expansion Explains Alan Wake (1:02:40)

LWSC Radio: MLS Orlando Plan Analysis

What's up Internet? This week on Last Word Soccer Club Radio, the trio of Rachael, Matt, and Dan are back. We discuss the MLS Orlando restart plan. The three of us also discuss the five substitution rule and the new structure of the youth academies. We finish being happy that the Bundesliga is coming back. 

MnM Hockey Podcast - Leipsic and Top 5 Worst NHL Teams to Take Over

The guys are back with some news to talk about. Unfortunately, they need to start with a serious topic in discussing Brendan Leipsic and the events that unfolded this week. Alex and Chace talk about what all of this means for him and the Washington Capitals. They look at it from and on-ice and also off-ice perspective. The guys discuss what would need to be done to make the situation better and what would the outcome be if it was a better-known player?

From there, they switch over to a pair of KHL signings and discuss what that may mean for teams going forward. Having a discussion about why Alex and Chace dislike comparables for players when it comes to pre-draft as well.

After that, they talk about the NHL Draft and the potential of it happening. Why it may happen, and why Alex thinks from a logistical standpoint, it absolutely shouldn't happen. Finally, the guys take a look at the worst five teams to take over right now. Factoring in the roster, management, and everything else that could be included. Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!