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An unexpected mobile Minecraft AR game approaches, Nintendo drops some spicy Mario Maker 2 news, Sony and Microsoft team up to stay ahead of Google and Nolan reviews a game from Japanese video game developer Nippon Ichi Software that may be its last. All this and more on episode 6 of The Emerald GamesCast, a weekly industry news show featuring Emerald news reporter Nolan and his friends Alex and Andrea.

Sources:

Nintendo: "Mario Maker 2 Direct"

The Verge: "Microsoft and Sony form cloud gaming and AI partnership"

Minecraft: "Minecraft Earth: Official Reveal Trailer"

Famitsu: "Nintendo Switch has surpassed PlayStation 4 in lifetime sales in Japan"

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The Emerald GamesCast is a weekly video game news and discussion podcast from the Emerald Podcast Network with an industry focus. Hosted by three best friends, each episode will provide the listener with a week's worth of gaming headlines and conversation about current releases. Guests welcome, scripts discouraged and passion essential. Episodes come out Tuesdays.

Podcast producer Danny Latoni produced and edited this podcast. Theme music is "Flamingo (Azureflux Remix)" by Kero Kero Bonito, modified under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Danny Latoni is a podcast producer. They produce and edit multiple podcasts for the Emerald Podcast desk weekly. Danny specializes in working "behind-the-scenes" on projects and loves to work across media platforms.