The weather may be chilly, but the week in gaming is just heating up! We recap The Game Awards 2017 for award winners and game reveals, and drop in on the PlayStation Experience for trailers and announcements. Other new games are revealed this week and we mention EVERY SINGLE ONE omg. Monetization woes at EA may be impacting Anthem’s development, and Steam ends support of your favorite digital currency. We illuminate you on lots of freebies and game updates, as well as a sweet sale at Origin. Then we take it on ourselves to list the game awards categories the government doesn’t want you to know about! Intro: “Shinshu Field (8-bit)” – Okami Retro Festival soundtrack, by Capcom Outro: “Welcome to Neo-SF” – 2064 Read Only Memories, by 2 Mello
It’s cold outside, warm up those hands on the nearest gaming system exhaust fan and tune into the GameBytes Show! On this midweek episode we’re bringing you our latest adventures in Super Mario Odyssey, Skyrim on the Switch, Destiny 2’s new expansion Curse of Osiris, as well as the fine Finnish fare of Frozenbyte’s Nine Parchments and Housemarque’s Nex Machina! Hyvää syntymäpäivää Suomi! (Happy 100th birthday Finland!)
Intro: “Helltron” – Nex Machina, by Tuomas Nikkinen
Outro: “Dovakhiin (metal cover)” – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, by Brandon Strader
It may be the festive time of year, but the game news and releases and gaming discussion keep on rolling! Who came out on top in holiday sales? What about all the gambling? When will we hear about new Switch games? What’s coming to VR? What game has an Amazon Echo tie-in? And what’s the latest video game breakfast cereal news? We got it! Also, the new releases for the week AND we discuss the slowdown of PS+ and Xbox GWG, and what’s our stance on aging platforms?
Intro: “Negative Red” – DOOM VFR (Fan-Made), by DoomPowerMetal
Outro: “Prologue, Map 1” – Fire Emblem Heroes, by Hiroki Morishita
We’ve got games to share with you, and we’ve been saving this one special! Jeremy starts off with the recent releases of Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny, the remake of the 1992 classic, and Sonic Mania, the remake of all the Sonics! Dale chimes in with Castlevania Symphony of the Night and some extra modes in Opus Magnum. LeGrande has been playing the Dishonored DLC, but just how chaotic are his playthroughs? Get us in your ears before this offer expires!
Intro: “Lights, Camera, Action!” – Sonic Mania, by Tee Lopes
Outro: “Marble Gallery” – Resurrection of the Night (Castlevania Symphony of the Night), by Wayne Strange and Tim Stoney
Has it been a long holiday weekend for you? If so TOO BAD. It’s time to start the week! But we’re here to help you start it right with video game news! Exhausting as it is, more loot box and microtransaction news is afoot as well as games and publishers shutting down, new capital being raised, new games announced and new bad guys discovered in old games. Can you get paid for your waifu? Also, new releases, freebies and everything is probably on sale. Finally, we discuss good times with party games and gathering family around the TV for some game time.
Intro: “Avatar Menu” – Sonic Forces, by Tomoya Ohtani, Naofumi Hataya, Kenichi Tokoi, & Takahito Eguchi
Outro: “Fire the Blaster Rifle [Dungeon Theme 1]” – Blaster Master Zero, by Ippo Yamada, Aoi Takeda, Kotaro Yamada, Ryo Kawakami, & Hiroaki Sano
Psst! We know you need to duck into a podcast and get away from friends and relatives for a little while. Come join us! We’ve got games to discuss! LeGrande tried out the new Iron Banner mode in Destiny 2! Jeremy plays new mobile games Animal Crossing Pocket Camp and Puzzle Fighter. Dale dabbles in molecular engineering in Opus Magnum (which is NOT a Transformer).
Do you have confuse about the news? Well we’re here in twos to reviews the news you can use! You cannot refuse. We get into the week’s tumult surrounding EA, Battlefront 2, and loot boxes. There’s also a famous charity drive going on, and a couple of game awards announce their nominees and winners! Rumors, announcements, and are Russian agents influencing your games? Then, we run through new releases and some free updates. Finally, we give our take on Black Friday in general, and vaguely gesture in the direction of some game deals.
Intro: “Theme of the Hot Blooded Story” – Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari SP (River City: Rival Showdown), by Kazuo Sawa
Outro: “Peace Sells” – by Megadeth (8-bit version)
Let the GameBytes Show sustain you with discussion of the coolest new games! Jeremy starts us off with discussion of Star Wars Battlefront 2, and the microtransaction hubbub. Then, it’s on to VA11 HALL-A, with the Vita release of the dystopian future bartending simulator. LeGrande gets into the details of the Destiny 2 Leviathan raid. Please vote for Dale Jones as Trending Gamer and Jerod Dunn for eSport of the Year!
Intro: “Through the Storm We Will Find a Way” VA11 HALL-A, by Garoad
Outro: “Utopia Fallen” – Destiny 2, by Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, & C Paul Johnson
Believe it or not, it’s been a news-packed week in the world of video games! We have a little bit of “housekeeping” to get through, but RIGHT AFTER THAT, we dive in! EA buys Respawn, MS wants to buy someone, voice actors get a deal, Sony gives you “money” for trophies, Reggie on Switch and Wii U, Decksplash weekend?, Ubi, EA, Take Two on DLC, and Twitch is getting a bit more cerebral. More, more more! We discuss new releases, some free new updates, and we discuss “ecosystems” and loyaltry programs in platforms and in games. Get started listening now, it’s a lot to sort through!
We’re tired and a little ill. The world keeps trying to get us down. BUT WE PERSIST, and we play video games, and we will tell you about them! And this time we have a smattering of games from “terrible but great” to “actually great” to share! Jerod returns to discuss some key moments from our Extra Life 2017 stream, including Kingdoms & Castles, Man ‘o War Corsair, and more! Dale completed the Destiny 2 campaign and tells all, as well as dabbling in some good old-fashioned Symphony of the Night, and Jeremy has been playing the brand-new (on Android) Monument Valley 2!
Intro: “Careless Whisper(8-Bit NES REmix)” – Destiny 2 probably, by Rakohus
Outro: “Child (Live session)” – Monument Valley 2, by Todd Baker & Lydian Collective