On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss G4’s open call for talent and what their focus for this version of the network could be. They also wonder if G4 would be an actual channel on television or more of an over the top type service. Could some of the old guard return? Or is this going to be an infusion of established talent and streamers and Youtubers.

After that, the duo switch gears into Nintendo’s Mario 35th anniversary direct. They discuss the controversy surrounding Mario 3D All-Stars, the new Toys to Life initiative of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury coming next year, and more.

Plus, Witcher 3 coming to next-gen consoles, Vlambeer shuts down, a Shenmue anime is announced too.

Both guys have also been playing some new games since the last show. Sean is enjoying Chapter 1 of Tell Me Why and Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. While Marc is riding around with Project Cars 3, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remakes, and Wasteland 3.

We also go off-topic a little bit to discuss WWE’s decision to not allow its wrestlers to use Twitch.


Opening Topic:

G4’s open call for talent and discussing what could be for the return of a gaming centric channel

Major Topic:

Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct Discussion (17:20)

Games We Are Playing:

Tony Hawk 1 & 2 Remaster (33:25)
Project Cars 3 (38:10)
Wasteland 3 (41:35)
Tell Me Why Chapter 1 (46:50)
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (50:50)


Vlambeer shuts down (57:22)
Shenmue Anime coming to Crunchyroll and Toonami (58:55)
Lab Zero Games lays off the rest of its staff (1:01:00)
Norm Spencer passes away (1:05:30)


WWE saying no to wrestlers using Twitch (1:07:45-End)