GPS: Episode 52: Nintendo Direct, Black Ops IIII, Valve is Making Games

Episode 52 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! This week’s episode is mainly news-focused, due to the enormous amount of it that is finally coming out. Most prominently, there was a lengthy Nintendo Direct with a number of exciting announcements that we cover in full.

First and foremost, the new Call of Duty has been confirmed as Black Ops IIII. We discuss its bizarre logo, how Black Ops is a franchise within a franchise, and what Call of Duty means to us. There aren’t many details about the game yet, but we do know that it will be developed by Treyarch and release October 12th.

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Mortal Kombat hits 80 million sales, here's how it stacks up against competition

NetherRealm confirms its Mortal Kombat franchise has sold over 80 million copies in the last 30 years, and here's how it competes against other fighters.

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Kakashi Hatake133d ago

Don't care what anyone says, Smash isn't a traditional fighting game. May as well call Powerstone and Playstation All Stars fighting games. They're more of an arena fighter /party game.

NotoriousWhiz133d ago

You don't have to care what anyone says. It's not a traditional fighting game. But it is a fighting game.

gerbintosh132d ago

Not according to the creator, Sakurai. Link below


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CrimsonWing69133d ago (Edited 133d ago )

I mean what makes them an arena fighter than say something like Tekken? Because there’s platforms?

NatsuXTheMaxspeed21133d ago

because theres a bunch of pokeballs and other random stupid stuff on stage that you can use at your advantage and flying ultra super power ball that you got to chase on the stage to get your ougi LMAO.

CrimsonWing69133d ago


I mean what it sounds like is they took a fighting game and “added” unique mechanics to it to me.

When I think arena game I think of things like Spawn: In the Demon’s Hand or Virtual-On.

Smash to me is a fighting game, they have fighting game tournaments for it. It just doesn’t jive with me to call it “not a fighting game” because you have poke-balls and platforms or because it has 4 players at once duking it out.

Power Stone I’d consider a fighting game as well. Hell, if you google what it is everyone calls these games “fighting games”. So yea, they’re fighting games…

Immagaiden133d ago

What’s next, you gonna say Mario Kart isn’t a racing game?

NatsuXTheMaxspeed21133d ago

oh its a racer but its not a realistic one like GT or Forza. only kids check for mario kart and smash .

Immagaiden133d ago

I didn’t say it was realistic. I said racing game. Does Burnout not being realistic make it not a racing game?

What does a demographic have to do with a genre? Do kids playing CoD make it any less an FPS? You see how ridiculous bringing up that subject is?

repsahj132d ago

"Only kids and kids at heart check for mario kart and smash".


FallenAngel1984132d ago (Edited 132d ago )

Nobody said it was a traditional fighter. Everyone acknowledges it as a platform fighter

PSASBR & Power Stone are fighting games, the former being a platform fighter and the latter an arena fighter

gleepot132d ago

You're correct, it isn't traditional. It's a fighting game though.

repsahj132d ago

Because if cute and lovable characters are fighting it's not a fighting game? XD As long there's a versus fighting, it is a fighting game.

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MrNinosan133d ago

Including Smash Bros in a list of fighting games, is like including GTA in Racing games.

NotoriousWhiz133d ago

I hate to break it to you but smash bros has fighting game tournaments so it qualifies.

MrNinosan133d ago

"and here's how it competes against other fighters"

No, Mortal Kombat doesn't compete with games like Smash Bros? It's a different genre for a different audience.

NatsuXTheMaxspeed21133d ago

Anybody can host a tournament in their garage it doesnt mean it qualifies.

NotoriousWhiz133d ago

I'm going to assume you're not part of the FGC. However, I am, and I can tell you that there is a ton of overlap between people who play smash competitively and those who play other fighting games competitively.

Now for casuals, there is a lot less overlap between the two for sure.

PapaBop133d ago

While technically true, Leffen comes to mind, FGC and Smash community have always had a rocky relationship.

Thundercat77133d ago

And yet, If Smash Bros was over 80 million, you wouldn't be complaining. On the contrary, you would be bragging about it.

Immagaiden133d ago

Bad comparison. You do a LOT of things in GTA outside of a car while fighting is what you’re mainly doing in SSB

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Ezio2048133d ago

Given the volume of games released, I would say Tekken has sold the best.

lodossrage133d ago (Edited 133d ago )

Yeah, that's a good point. Most of these games have parts to the franchise outside of traditional fighting games.

Like for example, with Mortal Kombat, do Special Forces, Mythologies: Sub: zero, and the Kollection count?

With Tekken does death by degrees or the tag tournament games count?

With Street Fighter, are we counting all the iterations of 2, 3, and 4? how about the ex series or alpha series?

There are a lot of variables at play here

Ezio2048133d ago

Even after including Tekken Tag, they have less titles compared to all MK and SF games.