Game Bytes :: November 29, 2020 :: The Real-Life Cinematic Universe

Game Bytes :: November 29, 2020 :: The Real-Life Cinematic Universe

We return with a top-of-the-week show to help catch you up on video game news of this week! Apple gives up a little, Microsoft accommodates a lot! Fortnite gets a new subscription service while stadia comes to iOS. Nintendo is shutting down uploads to Super Mario Maker, while Monster Hunter World and Mortal Kombat 11 get some infusions of RL. Plus, new releases and freebies and discounts and such, and we discuss our patterns of acquisition and wishing, in the season of wish-fulfillment.

Intro: “Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)” – The Immortals, Mortal Kombat 11
Outro: “Create: Super Mario World – Ground Theme” – Super Mario Maker

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: November 18, 2020 :: Play Some Trumpets, Man

Game Bytes :: November 18, 2020 :: Play Some Trumpets, Man

A midweek show that’s just so good you have to wait for it! We’re back to talk about games we played this week, and we have a trio of challenging and satisfying entries for your listening pleasure. LeGrande opens with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and feels like it’s a worthy successor to the legacy of the original games and the well-received remakes. Dale digs deeper into Dark Souls II. Jeremy bucks his recent trend to pay-and-play the brand new Harmonix release, Fuser, and talks about both its liberating and disappointing mixes.

Intro: Fuser Big Time Thrillfest Mix
Outro: “Overture” – Shadow of the Tomb Raider, by Brian D’Oliveira

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: November 15, 2020 :: Blopskwuh

Game Bytes :: November 15, 2020 :: Blopskwuh

We’re back again to cover the latest video game news, all for your benefit! But along the way we do address some ISSUES of the day. We discuss a bit of hubbub surrounding the new consoles’ launch, the challenges of streaming music in the age of DMCA, how long it takes a fish to complete Pokemon Sapphire and more! We cover new releases and we also discuss the year of 2020 with respect to the challenges of COVID, and how we think it turned out.

Intro: “Something Boutcha” – T-Pain Pizzle Pack
Outro: “BB14 130” – T-Pain Pizzle Pack

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: November 8, 2020 :: The GabeNertia

Game Bytes :: November 8, 2020 :: The GabeNertia

This top-of-the-week news show is set to be our most professional ever! But our bar is set pretty low, so you be the judge. After letting you in on a little of how the GameBytes sausage is made, we dig into the news. EA has a lot to announce for N7 day. Activision/Blizzard is raking in a big amount of little money. There are actually new game consoles coming out this week! Gabe spends his money on garden gnomes and space, and we talk about where we spend some of ours in the entertainment center. Plus new releases, and we anticipate big sales coming up soon for the holiday!

Intro: “The Valley of the Pagans ft Beck” – The Gorillaz
Outro: “Ichibanka” – Yakuza 7 Like a Dragon, by Shounanno Kaze & Yasutaka Nakata

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: November 4, 2020 :: The Perfect Formula

Game Bytes :: November 4, 2020 :: The Perfect Formula

The games that we played this week have a certain composition to them that makes them unique and notable, but one of these things is not like the others. LeGrande starts us with Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. Dale jumps on board with Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. Jeremy shifts gears with the demo of the new Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition and suggests that it might be the platonic ideal of the series. Have a listen and decide for yourself!

Intro: “Unflinchable Courage” – Dragon Quest XI, by Koichi Sugiyama
Outro: “Ascent” – Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, by Stephen Barton & Gordy Haab

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: November 1, 2020 :: It’s Just the Netherlands

Game Bytes :: November 1, 2020 :: It’s Just the Netherlands

A lot is happening this week in video games, so of course we get right to it… after a recap of our Halloween 2020 and daylight savings time change reflections. But once we get down to business, we really get down. This week, Chris Metzen’s new company, WoW Shadowlands, EA’s lootbox lawsuit and Anthem plans, Nintendo’s mini Direct, and an update on Pokemon card fortunes. Plus, we check in with new releases and freebies, and we look ahead at the “holiday window” games coming soon in 2020!

Intro: “SPOILER” – Hyper, Cyberpunk 2077
Outro: “Frostpunk Theme” – Frostpunk, by Piotr Musial

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: October 28, 2020 :: A Speculative Emotional Response

Game Bytes :: October 28, 2020 :: A Speculative Emotional Response

We are on the bleeding edge this week with VR from 2017 and a new DLC for a 2020 GOTY. After spending a hefty amount of brainpower on video card speculation, we get right to it. Jeremy begins with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard IN VR. LeGrande is forged into the perfect predator through trial by fire in DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods.

Intro: “Blood Swamps Combat” – DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods, by Andrew Hulshult
Outro: “Safe Room” – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, by Akiyuki Morimoto, Miwako Chinone, & Satoshi Hori

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: October 25, 2020 :: Load Times of Future Past

Game Bytes :: October 25, 2020 :: Load Times of Future Past

In this episode we investigate several temporal anomalies: Load time improvements in older games, TV designs from the past are now, Atari is moving ahead on hotel plans, Kojima Productions ramps up for a new game, and more! Plus, we peer into the present-future of several new video game releases, and we discuss console user interfaces throughout time and ponder which ones were great, mediocre, and what-were-they-thinking?

Intro: “Knight Crab” – Fight Crab, by DEKU
Outro: “Queen Ultimatum” – Gears 5, by Ramin Djawadi

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: October 23, 2020 :: Four Quick Flings and a Waifuneral

Game Bytes :: October 23, 2020 :: Four Quick Flings and a Waifuneral

This episode is like the tapas bar of the Gamebytes Show, as Dale and Jeremy take us through a few delectable samples of various games in our path. Jeremy provides the entree by discussing 4 of Sega’s 60th Anniversary freebies: Streets of Kamurocho, Armor of Heroes, Endless Zone, and Golden Axed. Dale serves the postif with some waifunderful observations about Genshin Impact, and how it really is better than you’d expect!

Intro: “Funk Goes On (Streets of Kamurocho mix)” – Streets of Kamurocho
Outro: “Dusk in Mondstadt” – Genshin Impact, by Chen-Yu Ping

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: October 18, 2020 :: Just Don’t Get Banned, Bro

Game Bytes :: October 18, 2020 :: Just Don’t Get Banned, Bro

Our weekly news show is back to enthrall and edify you, and this time we go a little off the beaten video game path to do it! This week we discuss some Magic the Gathering shenanigans, which turns into a discussion of the Pokemon CCG. Once we get down to brass tacks we uncover the PS5 UI and terms and talk about Microsoft’s rollout of their new UI on Xbox One. Microsoft also flexes their Bethesda muscle. K/DA will release a whole album, and Rock Band stuff will work on PS5 and Xbox Series X. We also cover new releases, and we pay homage to our favorite historical game publishers who have gone the distance.

Intro: “Main Theme” – Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Outro: “Atari” by Lucky Boys Confusion

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont