Game Bytes :: April 7, 2021 :: From 1997 to 2021

Game Bytes :: April 7, 2021 :: From 1997 to 2021

In this week’s episode we cover all the newest online multiplayer crazes, from 2021 to 1997. Yes, the newest and most popular ones. Jerod kicks us off with Ultima Online forever. But not for a long time, just Forever. What’s the appeal and how can you play something like that now? We transition to Dale who brings us a little further forward in the future to Counter Strike Global Offensive. We try to get in on that illicit CSGO money but it doesn’t work out, due to the high cost of kevlar. Jeremy finally brings us up to date with Destruction AllStars on PS5 and its Twisted-Metal-esque play and Dualsense support… but is it better left unsensed? Come find out!

Intro: “Character Themes” – Destruction AllStars
Outro: “Minoc (Rock Remix) – Ultima Online, by Zniak

Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: April 4, 2021 :: Jones’ 5

Game Bytes :: April 4, 2021 :: Jones’ 5

It’s springtime, and you know what that means! It’s HEIST season! This week we plan our trivia assault on the casinos of Las Vegas and hit the video game news of the week in our lateast madcap caper. We cover sony’s troubling confirmation of store closures, look at the top Metacritic publisher of last year, look at upcoming Game Pass PC content, see who the FBI has its eSports eye on, and figure out the LeGrande + Dale PB & chocolate combination for the ages! Plus, lots of new freebies and store updates this week, and in honor of LeGrande’s non-renewal of his WoW account, we look at old “first-gen” MMOs that we might consider going back to.

Intro: “Battle Theme” – Fantasian, by Nobuo Uematsu
Outro: “Bree Land Jig Lute Duet” – Lord of the Rings Online, by Chance Thomas

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: March 28, 2021 :: No, Mr Bond, I Expect You to Buy

Game Bytes :: March 28, 2021 :: No, Mr Bond, I Expect You to Buy

In this week’s news episode we check in on award shows across the sea, we check into changes at Microsoft for the better and the baffling, we dig into the “DLSS” thing that might revolutionize game remasters and graphics, and enjoy the various game newses that are bouncing around us this week. We cover the bounty of new releases (especially on PC) and we discuss our feelings about Sony taking down some of its legacy storefronts.

Intro: “Theme of Darkness (Vs. Nega-Lance)” – Balan Wonderworld, by Ryo Yamazaki
Outro: “Episode Six (Remix) ” – Panzer Dragoon Saga Remake, by Yoshitaka Azuma

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont

Game Bytes :: March 24, 2021 :: So Good It Makes You Wonder Why

Game Bytes :: March 24, 2021 :: So Good It Makes You Wonder Why

Jerod, Jeremy, and LeGrande unpack the games they played this week, as well as the cinema masterpiece Crocodile Dundee 2. LeGrande played DOOM Eternal Ancient Gods pt 2, but gets in a bit of everything else too! Jerod played Stronghold Warlods, in an effort to sample the Pei Wei of strategy games. Jeremy walks past all the paid PS5 content for his new console and gushes over the PlayStation brandfest Astro’s Playroom.

Intro: “The World Spear Combat” – by Andrew Hulshult and David Levy
Outro: “GPU Jungle” – Astro’s Playroom, by Kenneth CM Young

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: March 21, 2021 :: Who’s Grimace?

Game Bytes :: March 21, 2021 :: Who’s Grimace?

This GameBytes Show episode is another chompy news digest! This week we cover the newest announcements by Square-Enix, a few moves by Sony (including fighting moves, ha!), new studios starting, GeForce Now’s price increase, Valheim’s landmarks, Valve declines to list a game, and more! Plus, new releases and freebies! And we give a bit of a boost to underserved intellectual properties!

Intro: “The Elder Theme” – Valheim, by Patrik Jarlestam
Outro: “RIZ-ZOAWD” – Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, by Michiko Naruke performed by Kaori Asou

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: March 17, 2021 :: Very Very Evil Character Guy

Game Bytes :: March 17, 2021 :: Very Very Evil Character Guy

In this episode, the gang gets together to talk about new platforms, old favorites, and a bit of retro-nouveau robotics. LeGrande apparently likes Spier-Man Miles Morales on the PS5. Jeremy gets help from a special co-host to talk about Dishonored Definitive Edition. Dale tries to fathom the Infinity Engine with Baldur’s Gate Siege of Dragonspear.

Intro: “New York’s only Spider-Man” – Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Outro: “Mr Roboto – Styx [2A03/VRC6 Famitracker Cover” – Gigabit

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: March 14, 2021 :: Roblox and Philip Morris

Game Bytes :: March 14, 2021 :: Roblox and Philip Morris

In this episode we look at the biggest video game IPO ever. We also reap the benefit of other corporate machinations as a big bunch of Bethesda games appear on Xbox Game Pass. The next reimagined brawler game comes out of its shell. Dark Souls 3 gets a few weird mods! Plus, new releases from months ago, and the gang gives hot stock tips on the GameBytes Stock Exchange of Ideas.

Intro: “The Great Strategy (Roblox Theme Song)” – Roblox
Outro: “TMNT Shredder’s Revenge Theme Song” – by Mike Patton

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: March 10, 2021 :: Emotional Socialism

Game Bytes :: March 10, 2021 :: Emotional Socialism

We finally get our first taste of the PS5! LeGrande got one, but we only tease it this week. We’re here to talk about GAMES! The games we played this week are vast and far-ranging: Dale has dipped his pickaxe into the soil of Valheim, while LeGrande has at long last played a copy of Ni No Kuni. We explore these worlds of fantasy and exploration… until Jeremy drags us back to the real world of technology with PC Building Simulator, and describes the fun that someone can have when all the stress and cost is removed from building your fancy water-cooled RGB-glowing rig.

Intro: “World Map” – Ni No Kuni, by Joe Hisaishi
Outro: “Entering Valheim” – Valheim, by Patrik Jarlestam

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: March 7, 2021 :: You Know What That Means

Game Bytes :: March 7, 2021 :: You Know What That Means

You’d better believe we’ve got gaming news to share… right after we discuss the gritty Carmen Sandiego reboot we all want. But when we get down to business, we bury the lede about how Tencent is buying everything, Valve cancels Artifact, FF14 cancels real-money accounts, and Richard Garriott is just being himself. Plus, new releases, and we decide what we would want from a “Super” Nintendo Switch!

Intro: “Chase (ft Richard Garriott De Cayeux)” & “Love Kills” – Shooter Jennings
Outro: “The Neverending Story (ft Brandi Carlisle)” – Shooter Jennings

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: March 3, 2021 :: It’s Boring Fun

Game Bytes :: March 3, 2021 :: It’s Boring Fun

In this week’s impressions of games we played, LeGrande returns to Hunt Showdown and makes business plans for all that WoW crafting he’s doing. Dale returns to Skyrim to ponder distracted megalomania and inventory management. Jeremy experiences the next-gen (?) for the first time with The Falconeer, and makes more Lair references than you will find anywhere else on the Internet!

Intro: “Watch the Skies” – Skyrim, by Jeremy Soule
Outro: “Cleftspire” – The Falconeer, by Benedict Nichols

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont