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Jan 12, 2024

We’ve got new handhelds, new gpus, new broken records, and some broken hearts from those working in the gaming industry. On this episode of Video Game Tango a 13 year old has BEATEN Tetris for the first time! Then, an estimated 2400 people have been laid off in the gaming industry already this year including nearly 35% of Twitch staff. Another series of handheld announcements have been made including MSI’s “The Claw” and a new SteamOS-fueled Ayaneo Next-Lite! Then we discuss upcoming indie developed “Pacific Drive”, a game we have been keeping a close eye on for some time is getting early reviews, and seems like it might be quite a standout release title for Ironwood Studios! Sag-Aftra is making some hard decisions in the face of AI competition in the gaming space, and NVidia have announced a new lineup of 4000 series RTX graphics cards! Are they going to be worth your hard-earned dollar?

Special thanks to @aGameScout for their coverage of Tetris being beaten by 13 year old “Blue Scuti” Willis, and @Splattercatgaming for his early footage of Pacific Drive!

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Pacific Drive - Face the supernatural dangers of the Olympic Exclusion Zone with a car as your only lifeline in this driving survival adventure! Scavenge resources, load up your trusty station wagon, and drive like hell to make it through alive. - Ironwood Studios (Steam, PS5 releases Feb 22nd 2024)

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