Game Bytes :: May 5, 2021 :: Godspeed, HoJo

Game Bytes :: May 5, 2021 :: Godspeed, HoJo

In this week’s games we played, Jerod definitely DOES or definitely does NOT return to some weird Ultima Online legacy servers that might be different or not different from the previous ones. Dale commands the finest hotel chain in all of ancient and modern Hebrew Japan, and Jeremy revisits the “weird-heads-with-cloaks” parts of TRON and a little CRT swordplay in Narita Boy.

Intro: “Narita Boy Theme” – Narita Boy, by Salvinsky
Outro: “History of the Bell City” – Ultima Online Renaissance (ocremix)

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: May 3, 2021 :: How Martial Are We Talking?

Game Bytes :: May 3, 2021 :: How Martial Are We Talking?

We held the video game news podcast back a day for the important event of new video game news. And we think you’ll agree it was worth it. This week we eavesdrop on the testimony of Tim Sweeney in the ongoing Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit, we chastise Sony for its crossplay demands, we then retract everything and bow down as Sony buys a minority stake in Discord (and therefore, in us?), we report on IO Interactive’s remored fantasy game, and more. Do you want the Queen’s golden Wii? You can have it! Plus, new releases and freebies galore!

Intro: “Blushing Beach” – New Pokemon Snap
Outro: “Alien Ship” – McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: April 28, 2021 :: The Guy of Sports Movie

Game Bytes :: April 28, 2021 :: The Guy of Sports Movie

In this episode we return to some old comforts and explore some new frontiers. First, LeGrande does a bit of both by getting to the end of the main campaign in Final Fantasy 14–a first for the podcast! We explore how the elegant player-level system creates an evenly-spread sheet of marbles. Dale gets back into Blood Bowl 2 and actually learns how to play the game, simultaneously becoming many of your favorite characters from [sports movie]. Finally, Jeremy traverses new worlds of water and milk in Astro Aqua Kitty, and he gushes over the sequel to one of his favorite little indie gems.

Intro: “Get It On” – Blood Bowl 2
Outro: “Dropsite” – Astro Aqua Kitty, by Mark Day & Cody Carpenter

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: April 25, 2021 :: The Robotnik Eggman Paradigm

Game Bytes :: April 25, 2021 :: The Robotnik Eggman Paradigm

The news of the week is hopeful as Game Pass beta comes to Windows and iOS, Xbox Live Gold requirements are removed from F2P games, PS Vita and PS3 stores receive a stay of execution, Sony launches a video service, and lots of games sell lots of copies. Plus, Valve finally fixed that bug that stopped 3 of you from logging into Steam, Atelier games are everywhere, and we foist things on our children as is our way.

Intro: “DOTA” – Basshunter Outro: “A Fertile Wood at Heart” – Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, by James Currier & Ryan Borbone

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: April 18, 2021 :: Requiescat in Poochie

Game Bytes :: April 18, 2021 :: Requiescat in Poochie

Time to catch up with the video game news of this week! On this episode we discover Epic’s answer to Roblox, called Core. PS5 is the fastest seller. Nintendo trots out some indies. Sony gets into Epic, Bioshock 4, another Amazon Game Studios cancelation, and more! Plus we take a close look at the MMO genre to investigate what it would take to bring us back into a persistent online game world!

Intro: “Execution Grounds” – Ghosts n Goblins Resurrection
Outro: “Fant M” – Lost Vikings 2

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: April 14, 2021 :: Paper Deathbeast Fantasy

Game Bytes :: April 14, 2021 :: Paper Deathbeast Fantasy

The GameBytes show delivers that gamey flavor this week (no fee required) with the sweet taste of Final Fantasy 14, the savory Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch, and the bizarro fusion-cuisine flavor of Paper Beast. Don’t forget to be thinking about taxes on this Ides of April!

Intro: “Sea of Clouds Day Theme (Lost in the Clouds)” – Final Fantasy 14, by Masayoshi Soken
Outro: “Parade” – Paper Best, by TsuShiMaMiRe

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: April 11, 2021 :: No Sidequests, No Main Quests

Game Bytes :: April 11, 2021 :: No Sidequests, No Main Quests

In our news episode this week, we take a deeper dive into some goings-on around the video game world, and drag you down with us! We discuss Sony’s “counter-punch” to Xbox Game Pass, the financials of the Epic Game Store in the past year, New E3, Age of Empires 4, Metroid Prime2D, and more! Plus, new releases and we guess the game premise to go with the titles.

Intro: “City” – Calling All Cars
Outro: “Chozo Ruins” – Metroid Prime 2D

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
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