Hart & Usagi #96: Free Hong Kong

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In episode 96 we chat about Blizzard & the NBA censoring speech and banning players, PS4 cross-play, PlayStation 5 hardware details, and more.

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TOPICS:
* Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble
* Puzzle Quest 2 & Galactrix
* Blizzard Suspends Hearthstone Player For Voicing Support of Hong Kong Protests
* Blizzard Reduces Suspension of Hearthstone Player and Casters Following Community Outcry
* Blizzard cancels Overwatch Nintendo Switch launch event without providing a reason
* Blizzard bans US Hearthstone collegiate team after Hong Kong protest
* Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Takes Shot at Blizzard, Says Epic Supports Speech on “Politics and Human Rights”
* Over a decade later, Saints Row 2 is finally getting fixed on PC
* PlayStation 5 Is Official, Releasing Holiday 2020 With a New Controller and Hardware Accelerated Ray-Tracing
* PS4 system software update version 7.00 launches October 8, adds Party and Remote Play enhancements
* Both PS5 and Xbox Scarlett to feature cameras and a focus on streaming – report
* PS4 cross-play is out of beta despite no official announcements
* Counter-Strike deploys X-ray Scanner to get around loot box controversy in France
* Duke Nukem 3D composer Bobby Prince is suing Gearbox Software and Valve over his soundtrack

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PSP Wish List Cleared

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I decided not to let May be another gameless month. Let’s see if I still remember how this purchasing of video games goes.

Wii Classic Controller Pro (white)
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble (PSP)
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (PSP)
God Hand (PS2)
Sonic Unleashed (PS2)
Quantum of Solace (PS2)
Power Rangers Dino Thunder (GBA)

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As it turns out I remember quite well. Alright, thanks for stopping by.

New Releases 2009: Nov. 1-14

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Out of all of the games listed below it’s undeniable which one will outsell them all. That’s obviously Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Even with that said, there’s been quite a bit of talk about Dragon Age: Origins during the last few weeks leading up to its release.

My interests lie with Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier and Need for Speed: Nitro on the DS.

Where do your interests lie?

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 11/1
Band Hero (X360, PS2, PS3, WII, DS)
Dragon Age: Origins (X360, PS3, PC)
Dragon Age: Origins – The Stone Prisoner (XBL)
Dragon Age: Origins – Warden’s Keep (XBL)
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (PS2, PSP)
Lego Rock Band (DS, PS3, WII, X360)
Need for Speed: Nitro (WII, DS)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (X360, PS3)
Rabbids Go Home (DS, WII)
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (DS, PSP)
Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition (PC, PS3, X360)

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 11/8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3, X360, PC)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Mobilized (DS)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Reflex (WII)
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (X360, PS3)
Excitebike: World Rally (WW)
Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection (X360)
Final Fantasy XI: Vana’diel Collection 2010 (PC)
Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands (DS)
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade (WII)
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble (PSP)
NBA 2K10 (WII)
Phantasy Star Zero (DS)
Pop’n Music (WII)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (PSP, PS2, WII)
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage (WII)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack (DS)