Game Bytes :: July 18, 2021 :: The Butts of Our Lives

Game Bytes :: July 18, 2021 :: The Butts of Our Lives

This week’s episode digs deep and pulls out a PLETHORA of great games and engaging video game news! We dip back into Final Fantasy 14 (it’s all the rage now) and a bit of Ultima Outlands (it’s somewhat of a rage) and For Honor (ragey) and Space Jam A New Legacy (not much of a rage but you might enjoy the discussion). We hit the Steam Deck announcement and reservation situation hard with biting commentary and very few Switch comparisons. Phil Spencer pops off about various things. Of course, we let you know about all the cool new releases and things you oughta play. Have a listen!

Intro: “The Battle” – For Honor: Marching Fire, by Luc St-Pierre
Outro: “Main Menu” Space Jam: A New Legacy

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: July 11, 2021 :: Flying Nowhere in Tandem for Hours as Bros

Game Bytes :: July 11, 2021 :: Flying Nowhere in Tandem for Hours as Bros

Strap in for this long haul through space and time and video games! The guys have played Final Fantasy 14, Metroid Fusion, Rocksmith+ beta, The Crew 2, Elite Dangerous expedition mode, Ultima Outlands, Stronghold:Warlords and more! We report on Nintendo’s big Switch OLED model announcement, Sony’s State of Play, and Assassin’s Creed Infinity. Check it out!

Intro: “Vs. Security Robot B.O.X.” – Metroid Fusion, by Minako Hamano & Akira Fujiwara
Outro: “Not Falling” – Mudvayne

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: July 4, 2021 :: Dewicide

Game Bytes :: July 4, 2021 :: Dewicide

Crack out your favorite disgusting beverage and beat the heat this summer with the Game Bytes Show podcast! On this day of liberty and liberty brew, the gang gets together for sorry-not-sorry games such as Final Fantasy 14, Warhammer 40K Inquisitor Martyr, and Ultima Online Outlands. Jeremy saves the day with something new, namely Streets of Rogue and a little of the new Overwatch cross-play function, as well as an impromptu discussion of the Horizon Zero Dawn board game. We dig into the new releases such as Watchdogs Legion: Bloodline and Ys 9, as well as the various deals around the gamersphere. Plus, news and speedy news!

Intro: “Helen, the Bringer of War” – Watch Dogs Legion, by Stephen Barton
Outro: “Ghetto Libretto” – Streets of Rogue, by Craig Barnes

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: June 27, 2021 :: Project Abobo

Game Bytes :: June 27, 2021 :: Project Abobo

This episode marks a shift in your Gamebytes Show Podcast as we put everything into a big mixing pot and stir it all together. We put BOTH our twice-weekly shows into the oven and see what comes out! All four hosts, once a week, including a streamed show, with everything you could ask for all in one place. This week we discuss Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance on Switch, FF14 Stormblood, Hunt Showdown, Double-Kick Heroes, and The Signal from Tolva. We also bring you news of the video game world and our all new lightning round! Plus, we find out how much Jeremy REALLY likes Sonic the Hedgehog. It might be more than we are comfortable with.

Intro: “Harmonic Mayhem” – Double-Kick Heroes, by Elmobo
Outro: “Aerial Clash” by Manami Matsumae

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: June 23, 2021 :: David Lynch Goes to Akihabara

Game Bytes :: June 23, 2021 :: David Lynch Goes to Akihabara

In this episode we look at the Nippon-Lynchian reboot of the Yakuza series, Yakuza Like a Dragon, and marvel at the way it takes itself so seriously while exposing the true-life weirdo reality of organized crime in Japan. We also play Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance 3 different ways to discover whether the best experience is actually the streamed one… and it turns out the game isn’t nearly as bad as we expected. We then move from one Icewind Dale to another and check in on the other two 2D Assassin’s Creed games, India and Russia, to both praise and lament what is and what might have been.

Intro: “Ichiban-Ka” – Yakuza 7 Like a Dragon, by Shounanno Kaze & Yasutaka Nakata
Outro: “Carried by the Wind (Cattie-Brie’s Theme)” – Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance, by Vibe Avenue

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: June 21, 2021 :: E3 2021 Weekdays

Game Bytes :: June 21, 2021 :: E3 2021 Weekdays

We round out the double-header of E3 2021 coverage with days 3 and 4 of E3, including Capcom… mumble mumble… and Nintendo! Plenty of games, including several that are too big for the Switch’s britches. We also take a hard look at the things missing from E3 this year, and give some of our impressions about the most hype and least hype announcements and showings of the, uh, show. A little new releases and sales on the back end, but we’re bushed! Come join us!

Intro: “Main Theme” – Olympics Games Tokyo 2020 The Official Game
Outro: “Companions of Icewind Dale Theme Music” – Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance, by Vibe Avenue

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: June 16, 2021 :: Yuffie Loves Gifs

Game Bytes :: June 16, 2021 :: Yuffie Loves Gifs

It’s a Final Fantasy sandwich as we wind down from E3 week with some chill video games. LeGrande digs into the PS5 exclusive “Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade” Yuffie content. We also find out how to pronounce Yuffie, and maybe how to spell it. Dale digs back into some comfort food with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, and appreciates its consistency as a series. Jeremy tries out the E3-announced demo of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, and looks at how Team Ninja takes the first Final Fantasy game to the Dark Souls zone.

Intro: “Descendant of Shinobi – Battle Edit (Yuffie’s Theme)” – FF7 Intergrade, by Masashi Hamauzu
Outro: “Garland Chaos Boss Battle” – Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: June 13, 2021 :: E3 2021 Weekend

Game Bytes :: June 13, 2021 :: E3 2021 Weekend

It’s the most exciting week of video games for the year, or at least the first part of it! E3 2021 is here, and we’re celebrating by binge-watching all the presentations and trailers so you don’t have to! We go into the opening weekend of E3 with Ubisoft and Guerrilla Collective, a little of EA and a little Devolver, and of course the various satellite announcements cluttering up the nighttime sky of video games. Plus, a few big new releases to keep you satiated until next week!

Intro: “Novalis (Tobruk Crater)” – Ratchet & Clank, by David Bergeaud
Outro: “Sanarkin Tango” – Control, by Petri Alanko & Martti Suosalo

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: June 6, 2021 :: The Effects of E.D. on Bone Town

Game Bytes :: June 6, 2021 :: The Effects of E.D. on Bone Town

Jerod joins Dale and Jeremy for this episode of the show to preview a bit of the upcoming E3 2021 schedule with leaks and rumors and presentations as we know them to be. We dig into a couple of legal maneuvers going on in games at the moment. A couple of games get their high school letterman jackets. Capcom is allegedly in trouble for copying someone’s work. And a stupid toy gets a stupid makeover. Plus, new releases and our ongoing freebies and sales watch. Jerod and Dale make some recommendations about Warhammer games to pick up in the current sale.

Intro: “For the Order!” – Chivalry 2, by JD Spears
Outro: “Main Theme” – Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town, by Ascari

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: June 2, 2021 :: McStockholm Syndrome

Game Bytes :: June 2, 2021 :: McStockholm Syndrome

Fast food apps aside (eventually), the games we played this week are a bit of a throwback, each in their own way! LeGrande walks around in circles with the delightfully retro-inspired Loop Hero. Dale Elite-Dangerouses it up with Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Jeremy gets on that new-old Puzzle Quest jam with the new THIRD entry in the grand-old-gem-swapping series.

Intro: “Cosmic Temperance” – Loop Hero, by Aleksandr “Blinch” Goreslavets
Outro: “Background 1” – Puzzle Quest

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont