Max Level: A Video Game Podcast

Game of the Year 2020… So Far!

June 29, 2020

Episode #153 of the Max Level Podcast. On today's show, it's finally time to get down and dirty with The Last of Us, Part II. Bryan and Dan have been putting a ton of hours into the game, and there's a lot to discuss. From there, it's the half-way point to the end of the year, so it's about time we start discussing what is the game of the year so far through the end of June? Plus, the Speaking Out movement, Microsoft shuts down Mixer, what's going on with Dr. Disrespect?, and Ex-Zodiac on Kickstarter.

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Timestamps and Segments for today’s episode include:    

00:00:47 - Speaking Out
00:05:15 - Introductions
00:07:30 - The Last of Us, Part II
00:25:12 - Mixer's Mess & Smoking Hot Rumors
00:37:08 - BGMania Preview
00:38:33 - Game Challenge
00:42:00 - Seven Day Forecast (Week of 6/29/20)
00:45:24 - Game of the Year 2020... So Far!
01:07:49 - Kickstart My Heart (Ex-Zodiac)
01:13:29 - Final Words
01:14:54 - Outro

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◘ The Intro, Seven Day Forecast, Kickstart My Heart, and the Outro music were all provided by @NeonDanTV over on Twitter and used with permission
◘ He can also be found over on his Bandcamp page for Midnight Playtime!
◘ Intro: "Big City FM" by Midnight Playtime
◘ Seven Day Forecast: "Rooftop Runners REDUX" by Midnight Playtime
◘ Kickstart My Heart: "Proton Exploder" by Midnight Playtime
◘ Outro: "She Likes Scanlines" by Midnight Playtime
◘ Ad Read: "Song of Elune" from World of Warcraft Copyright by Blizzard
◘ BGMania Preview: "Koopa Beach" from Super Mario Kart Copyright by Nintendo