Games. Games to edify you in this tribulation known as the midweek. But we’re here for you. We’re here with games like Monster Hunter World. With games like Kingdom Come: Deliverance. And with games like Bayonetta. With these games, you shall defeat all who oppose you, until you stand proudly atop the piled bodies of Wednesday, Thursday, and yes, even that false friend Friday. You’ll make it. We’ll take you there. With games.
Intro: “Fly Me to the Moon (Climax)” – Bayonetta, by Hiroshi Yamaguchi ft. Helena Noguerra
Outro: “Things Worth Living For” – Kingdom Come: Deliverance, by Jan Valta & Adam Sporka
In our top-of-the-week news show, we cover happenings in the biz-nezz of video games including an update on Net Neutrality, Intel lawsuits over CPU vulnerabilities and performance hits, as well as EA’s Star Wars license in jeopardy. A new hope for Switch gamers, trouble with developer Steam reviews and the System Shock reboot, and WHO is thinking about starting a new crypto currency?? Also, we cover new releases, sales, and we discuss our favorite mobile adaptations of “big boy” games.
Intro: “Let’s Dance, Boys” – Bayonetta, by Naofumi Harada
Outro: “Soundtrack 01” – Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim, by Kevin Manthei
The guys are back with tales of video games to astonish and delight! So please, be astonished and delighted by…. Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition! (ooh) Gems of War PS4! (ahh) Pokemon Picross! (ohh) XCOM Enemy Unknown! (eee) Final Fantasy 12 Zodiac Age! (haha) Monster Hunter World! (hoho) and a smattering of other wonders and curiosities that we bring directly to your ears in a bumper crop of audio harvests!
Intro: “Gems of War montage” – Gems of War, by Aaron C. Edwards
Outro: “Stage (Picross)” – Pokemon Picross, by Yuka Tsujiyoko
The news of this past week jumps out of history and COMES ALIVE through the GameBytes Show podcast! Such ancient stories as Activision’s annual DLC haul (it’s big), a record for Fortnite (also big), PS4 firmware update results (sufficiently big), and someone has made a brand new Sega Genesis game (average size)! Plus, we talk about the new releases, PS+ and Xbox Games with Gold freebies, and we discuss “painting yourself into a corner” in video games. We’re not THAT angry. So join us!
Intro: “Vigilo Confido” – XCOM: Enemy Within, by Michael McCann
Outro: “Love Theme” – Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland, by Manual of Errors Artists Inc.
As tradition holds, our midweek observance of the “games we have been a-playin'” opens with some new hotness, but also some tried and true entries. LeGrande scores hits with Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, and Monster Hunter World. Jeremy orbits endlessly with Spaceplan and plumbs the depths (or is it heights?) with roguelike Tangledeep. Dale fights his way closer to victory with XCOM Enemy Unknown, and flouts his mommy instinct by tossing babies in Offspring Fling.
Intro: “Clash With a Mighty Foe” (Boss Theme 2)” – Tangledeep, by zircon
Outro: “In Orbit” – Spaceplan, by Logan Gabriel
In our top-of-the-week show, the newsworthy newses you need to knews include shakeups at Sony leadership, a cool PS4 Pro feature on your non-Pro PS4, Microsoft acquisition rumors, controversies! and more! We cover some new releases (and re-releases, looking at you Switch) as well as the topic of what game genres we used to love but just don’t play much anymore.
Intro: “Encounter [Resurgence Remix]” – Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, by Ludvig Forssell, Justin Burnett, & Daniel James
Outro: “Donkey Kong Classic (remix)” – Donkey Kong, by Banks
In our (slightly tardy) midweek show, new and exciting things are afoot! Dale retires a killer combination in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, explores themes of toxic capitalism in New Super Mario Bros 2, and gathers new herbs in The Witcher 3. Jerod employs a more tactical approach to Waagh in Total War: Warhammer 2 and sails for vengeance and blubber in Nantucket. And, Jeremy hunts big, streamlined game in Monster Hunter World BUT also stalks big-eyed anime girls in Doki Doki Literature Club. A full and chewy game byte is on your plate! Chow down!
Intro: “Nantucket” – Nantucket, by Jeff Espinoza
Outro: “Your Reality” – Doki Doki Literature Club, by Dan Salvato
Did you know all video game news is interlocked? With SEGUES! Join us this week as we segue between all the most important news items that are relevant to your life with video games. We open with some observation of movies and quality indicators, and then get into the gaming news you crave! Evo Japan, Harrison goes to Google, Miitomo and Paragon are to end, and Oculus invents a new unit of time called the “flick”. Then, we cover the new releases and we discuss the impact on brick-and-mortar stores in our lives yesterday, today, and in the future.
Intro: “West City Stage” – Dragon Ball FighterZ, by Daisuke Ishiwatari
Outro: “Visiting a Friend (Confident Personality)”, by Nintendo
In what is ALMOST a game byte, Dale and Jeremy go mano-a-mano for a two-man round of “whatcha been playin?” This week, Dale commits to The Witcher 3 until either he or it dies, reaffirms his neverending like for Spelunky, and steps out on Eternal Crusade with Space Marine. Jeremy dabbles again in the 2nd Monster Hunter World beta, drops in on the Metal Gear Survive beta, and rejuvenates his love for Destiny 2 with the Curse of Osiris expansion.
Intro: “Hidden Conflux” – Destiny 2: The Curse of Orsiris, by Pieter Schlosser, Skye Lewin, Michael Salvatori, Rotem Moav & C Paul Johnson
Outro: “Can’t Find My Way Home” – Metal Gear Survive trailer, by CHROMA Music ft. EIVØR
Batten the hatches, a video game news storm is a blowin’! This week in video games, we talk about Nintendo Labo, Sony Amiibo, and Microsoft’s new VP of games. They still have Minecraft! Bungie, Epic Games, Konami’s PT remade, and Sega’s successor to Theme Hospital. Plus! We cover the new releases of the week and we discuss the kinds of fun we’ve had “outside” the game experience itself! Weather the storm! Hear us!
Intro: “Atlantis” – Theme Hospital, by Russell Shaw & Tony Cox
Outro: “Menu (old version)” – Paragon, by Epic Games