Yuji Naka hasn't made us a game in quite a long time now. The co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog had an interesting run on Nintendo Wii with the delightfully difficult Ivy the Kiwi and Let's Tap, the only game with an amazing theme song whose box doubled as a controller, but he's been largely quiet since releasing Fishing Resort in 2011. He's been working that whole time, though, namely on an action game that blends his most famous work at Sega. Rodea the Sky Soldier, out this month on Wii U, mixes the aerial acrobatics of Nights Into Dreams, the dashing speed of Sonic, and the catastrophically bad controls of Sonic Adventure. We're going to guide you through the ins and outs of Rodea the Sky Soldier as well as Yuji Naka's career with Attract Mode's Matt Hawkins, a Sega expert and cultural curator for the world of gaming. I Got Next is live at 3:30PM ET/12:30PM PT every Tuesday.
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Monday: Caught Up 6:30PM – 8PM ET/3:30PM – 5PM PT Maxwell McGee and company take you inside the world of gaming this week, playing what's new and discussing everything that's happening in the news.
Tuesday: I Got Next 3:30PM – 5PM ET/12:30PM – 2PM PT Anthony John Agnello hangs out with fascinating folks from every walk of life, playing their favorite games. This is you chance to chat with creators from the world of music, film, comics, and everything else under the sun.
Wednesday: Departure Lounge 6:30PM – 8PM ET/3:30PM – 5PM PT Sometimes you just look at a game and wonder: what in the f*&% is that?! Hosts Ludwig Kietzmann, Ashley Reed, and the rest of the GR+ crew check out gaming's strangest treasures.
Thursday: How It’s Done 4:30PM – 6PM ET/1:30PM – 3PM PT Arthur C. Clarke said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Maybe that's why video games seem so remarkable. We meet with the creators of the best games to demystify the process.