Xbox adds Bethesda to its family

S2 #3: Call of Duty 2021 News, Activision Lawsuits and How to Play Monopoly (Properly) Mind The Gap

This week we discuss the recent news around Call of Duty 2021 (Vanguard??), Skill-based matchmaking yay or nay? and the take down of SBMMWarzone.com by none other than Activision… Oh and fun facts, we’re all about the fun facts and this weeks fun facts will blow you away… After12Media.com — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mindthegapcast/message

On this weeks episode of Mind The Gap:

  • We detail the deal that Microsoft has been working hard to complete, Bringing Bethesda into the Xbox family
  • We detail ‘EA Gate’ as an employee sought to make money from EA’s questionable FIFA in-game loot function
  • We discuss doors, and why they should be appreciated more by gamers…
  • We discuss what we feel about the PS5 after a few months of ownership, what’s good, what’s bad, and what is completely unacceptable about this latest Playstation system – See a few links below to some our favourite PS4 reviews.

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Mystic Ryan – PS5 review

If you want to read the stories we discussed at their source, here are a few links for you to follow:

MKBHD – PS5 Review/Initial Impressions

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Mind The Gap: Banana Controllers, Switch Pro & Rockstar gets tips from a bit toast. (t0st).

S2 #3: Call of Duty 2021 News, Activision Lawsuits and How to Play Monopoly (Properly) Mind The Gap

This week we discuss the recent news around Call of Duty 2021 (Vanguard??), Skill-based matchmaking yay or nay? and the take down of SBMMWarzone.com by none other than Activision… Oh and fun facts, we’re all about the fun facts and this weeks fun facts will blow you away… After12Media.com — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mindthegapcast/message

On this weeks episode of Mind The Gap:

  • We bring you the latest updates from the Playstation & Xbox Stores
  • Sony has a new approach to Playstation VR using Bananas
  • Grand Theft Auto V gets fixed by a slice of toast (t0st)
  • Playstation 5 will be able to fit even more Call of Duty on its internal storage this summer with expansion being added

Additionally hear what we decided to play this week in our ‘Console Conundrum!’. Plus, what are the sales numbers like for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo looking like as we move into the summer of 2021 with nationwide lockdowns continuing across the globe and the demand for gaming remaining high.

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An Insight into the Dual-shock 4 BackButton Attachment

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The Phantom Gap

Mind the gap is set to return in all its glory next week. The podcast that defines itself by describing what is occurring in the games industry whilst also trying diligently to get back on topic after one of its hosts (Paul) begins to describe why Irn-Bru is orange in colour, yes that can take at least an hour before you discover he hasn’t got a clue.

In the meantime our other host that thinks himself a bit of an academic genius (Phteven) has introduced Mind The Gap’s YouTube to the world. We all know the world needs us in this difficult time and it is what you have all been asking us for, so we are on hand to bring you the best consumer advice and a more fun take on the gaming scene outside of the traditional podcast.

But when the podcast returns you know what to expect. Gaming news, gaming speculations, those that make the games being held to account, and Paul trying to make a sentence las less than 6 minutes and 32 seconds.

We know that there is a lot that has happened in the world of gaming between now, and the last time a MTG podcast blessed the RSS waves, but we hope that you can understand that we… just went through a mini spice girls split up, and now we are back to make some sweet sweet candy… Of course we are kidding! That never happened. We wouldn’t make it into OK! Magazine so it just isn’t worth it for us.

Like you, we have faced personal struggles, family losses, and a feeling that the world, as big and as connected as it is, was just a little too small and uncertain for us to keep being ourselves for a little while. Personally, I (Steven) have to thank my co-host Paul for being a beacon of energy these past few weeks as he inspired us both to get the show on the road once more and be a light at the end of the tunnel for both ourselves, and you, our audience (lets hope that light isn’t an oncoming train).

Anyway, enough babble. We return to your local podcast site, app, whatever, very very soon. So good luck when that happens and we love you.

The MTG Team.

Rise of Mind The Gap

Mind The Gap in lockdown managed to subvert expectations across the board. Our audience both loved and hated what they heard. It is exactly what we aim for in our artistic endeavours and what we think every podcast should aim to achieve in every episode; alienate 50% of your base, while simultaneously delivering a knockout performance in the eyes of the other 50% regardless of the consequences (what are those anyway).

Never mind. We ignored a winning formulae that was the MTG episode set up from the very start. We created a show that didn’t take itself too seriously, whilst also delivering key information on news topics in great depth to our listeners on all things tech and gaming. Oh, and we delivered this in the style of two drunken Scots walking home after a night in the barras high on life and who cant stop laughing at terrible jokes like “I thought that lamppost was a person”.

Well, dear viewer, we have some fantastic news that at least 50% of you will be glad to hear. We are returning. The show is back. However, for the other 50% do not be so hasty as to think we are taking the Last Jedi approach to Mind The Gap for a second time, we are not. We have subverted enough expectations that it is now time to recapture the magic of our once great show and make it better than ever before.

The show will have a new set structure for all of you that couldn’t quite follow our previous structure that closely resembled the last weetabix in the bottom of the pack… slowly getting away from you whilst leaving an uncontrollable mess in its wake.

Fun Facts will be keeping it’s place… this was at my co-hosts explicit request, not that I disagree, but we cant Rian Johnson this reboot. We want to talk more about the games we play so we want o share with you each week what we have been playing to escape from this awful nightmare that we call “life” in 2021 lockdown. We want to bring you the latest news from the world of gaming, whilst giving your our “expert” opinion on the matters as well as bringing you our main topics that we feel need to be talked about that week, and why it is so important to us. But, the part that you will all be waiting for, the part that is like that slice of garlic bread to go alongside your macaroni, our recommendation station accompanied by our rant of the week.

We are aiming to split the main show which will cover everything except the weekly rant and our recommendation station, which we will aim to be the second episode in the week. Or this may be a by-weekly episode… who knows. We may yet still subvert expectations, but we aim to right our wrongs and forge a bringht future.

There is a chasm ahead of us taht we are aiming to fill, but while we make our way over this gorge, we wont ignore that, we will just, of-course, mind that gap along with you, our audience.

The MTG Team.