Jeremy, Dale, and LeGrande are back for the mid-week discussion of games on our plates! We have one Very Good Game, and one Very Good But We Hope It’s Better Soon game. First, Dale returns to the perennial GBS game club with our unfinished playthrough of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. His lack of martial creativity is covered by the game’s sweet combo system. Next, and for the remainder of the episode, LeGrande and Jeremy go all good-cop-bad-cop on Anthem, identifying the things it does VERY VERY RIGHT but also VERY VERY NOT-SO-RIGHT.
Intro: “Besieged Village” – Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, by Óscar Araujo
Outro: “Legion of Dawn” – Anthem, by Sarah Schachner
The news never stops, and this week we’re keeping apace over the U.S. holiday to bring you the news, new releases, and discussion that you have come to expect from this quality podcast. Jerod and Jeremy co-host this episode, to bring you the latest on Sony cross-platform woes, Anthem and Apex Legends woes, release announcements, legal stuff, and one weird game transaction. Plus, new releases, and we talk about our slightly-embarrassing video game-related arts & crafts projects that we have undertaken over the years!
INTRO Tetris A Theme (acoustic cover) by NearlyAWitch
OUTRO Ultima V – Stones (Acoustic Classical Guitar Cover) by Jonas Lefvert
Sit down, we have something to tell you. Something important. Something about video games. Yes, we’ve been playing them. We’re not sorry. And here’s why: THEY’RE AWESOME. Dale and Jeremy and LeGrande each have something great to share, and this week they’re talking about the Dota 2 Auto Chess mod, The Division 1 & 2 beta (same game?), and the brand-new Tetris 99 on Nintendo Switch.
Intro: “Main Menu” – Tetris 99
Outro: “Combat” – The Division 2 beta, by Johannes Bornlöf
In this lovey dovey episode, the GameBytes Show gang convene for the news, new releases, and game-lovin’ discussion all wrapped up in a heart-shaped box for you. We cover the Steam Awards, Xbox Live spreading to new platforms, Apex Legends’ week in numbers , western RPGs, eastern movies, and more! We cover the news and new releases, and we talk about heart imagery and heart mechanics in games!
Intro: “The Lead-Up to the Decisive Battle” – Ni No Kuni 2, by Joe Hisaishi
Outro: “Plant Takeover Ver. 1” – Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, by Peter McConnell
Dale, LeGrande, and Jeremy got games. They got a couple of games anyway but they’re reeeeally good ones. This week we bring you a pretty thorough discussion of Respawn’s surprise drop of Apex Legends, the Titanfall-esque battle royale game that is shaking up the genre. We discuss its ins and outs and what it might mean for the gaming landscape. Jeremy describes his time with the Anno 1800 beta from Ubisoft, and how it harkens back to a genre of games he hasn’t played since Impressions Games… but that may have been with us all along.
INTRO: “Main Theme (Menu)” – Apex Legends, by Stephen Barton
OUTRO: “Hush” – Anno 1800, by Dynamedion
News is coming fast. Storefronts are disappearing, new games are dropping everywhere like Titans… it’s a lot to take in. But Dale and Jeremy are here to slow the flow, so you can go to our show and grow when you know. We discuss shakeups in PC distribution, improbable video game movie sequels, Final Fantasy 14 Fan Fest, and a couple of big moves by Nintendo in the mobile space. We cover new releases, the monthly game network freebies, and we discuss video game sequels to movies!
Intro: “Dr. Mario Chill Theme (Cover)” – by Nylon Bros
Outro: “RIP Wii Shop (Minor Key Jazz Arrangement)” by insaneintherainmusic
Hail and well met, podcast listener. In this mid-week show we have quite a bounteous offering of yon video games with which to regale thee! LeGrande resists the urge to talk about Battlefield 5, and instead recounts his deeds of derring-do in zombie-wave-survival RTS They Are Billions. Dale finally dons his Tenno suit in Warframe on Nintendo Switch and thinks it suits him, and Jeremy cycles through action verbs in the long-awaited crowdfunded project Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements!
Intro: “Horde Assault” – They are Billions, by Nicolas Diteriks
Outro: “The Observation Tower” – Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements, by Brandon Blume
We’ve been letting all the video game news of the week just pile up around here, but now it’s time to shovel it out, right into your ears! Jeremy, LeGrande, and Dale are here to do the heavy lifting. This week we have a new Rotten Tomatoes GameBytes Challenge, we look at the new rumored PS5 specs, look forward to E3, Anthem, Fallout 76 possibly free-to-play, and more from Soulja Boy. Plus new releases, and we spend some time airing out the games that we can’t stop thinking about going back to (but may never do it).
Intro: “Lava Wander Music, heavy metal remix” – Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun, by KingofKings8325
Outro: – “Anthem Choir (The Game Awards 2018)” – Anthem, by Sarah Schachner
Jerod and LeGrande and Jeremy: Three guys who enjoy each other’s company… and guns, boats, maybe some crabs and toilets… They’re here to update you on games they played! Jeremy begins with Firewall: Zero Hour. Jerod is probably about to die in Old Man’s Journey, as old men do. LeGrande regales us with tales of Battlefield V! Remember, if you round 1.3 games down, we only talk about 1 apiece!
Intro: “Right Where We Belong” – Call of Duty Black Ops 4, by Jack Wall
Outro: “The Last Step” – Old Man’s Journey, by scntfc
Jeremy, LeGrande, and Dale reconvene in ethereal audio form to bring you NEWS and HAPPENINGS in the video game world, as well as RELEASES and FREEBIES and all those things you love. GameStop, Netflix, Steam, EA Star Wars, fan-made stuff, Mortal Kombat, and other good ingredients mix to make a hearty and tummy-warming video game soup for the soul. We discuss the decline of video game brick & mortar, where it seems to be going, and whether there might be some better idea to fix it.
Intro: “City” – Power Rangers (SNES), by Iku Mizutani & Kinuyo Yamashita
Outro: “Main Menu” – Sven Co-op, by Pavel “Pavel_Perepelitsa” Perepelitsa