It’s The State of Gaming Podcast, Popzara’s in-depth look at what’s shaking up the gaming landscape delivered on a monthly basis. Our hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans guide you through the best, worst, and everything else making headlines and headway in the world of interactive entertainment.
Other notables include: Eternights, Cocoon, F-Zero 99, EA Sports FC 24, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask, Mineko’s Night Market, Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai, and Baldur’s Gate 3 comes to the PlayStation 5.
Circana (Formerly NPD): August 2023
Circana remains the gaming industry’s best snapshot of what’s moving and shaking up both physical and digital retail shelves across the country. All estimates are for entertainment purposes only. Total sales of new gaming hardware and software topped $4.20 billion, a 3 percent uptick over last year.
But there’s more! Did you know Elon Musk was such a hardcore gamer? Read Walter Issacson’s Musk book and you will! It’s probably best to avoid the Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1 for now, possibly forever. Immortals of Aveum developer Ascendant Studios laid off nearly half their staff.
Netflix is into gaming! But not as much as they’re into gaming anime! Castlevania: Nocturne is here, Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft (starring Hayley Atwell) is coming soon! So is Devil May Cry! Your pricey new iPhone 15 Pro will play the Resident Evil 4 Remake – and it’ll probably get super hot doing it!
Want to learn the history of Karateka and the future of interactive documentaries? Listen to our chat with games historian Chris Kohler (when you’re done listening to this episode, naturally).