The news this week is coming in slow but hot, like a pleasant burning sensation. This week we catalogue the details of the recent Nintendo Direct Mini, some changes to the upcoming speedrunning event schedules, a recommendation from WHO?, and some quick turnaround mods for some pretty good games. We discuss the new releases and some freebies, and we talk about what we’ve done to deal with copius downtime using video games and family time.
Intro: “Battle Theme” – Bravely Default 2 Outro: “Main Theme” – Dragon’s Lair (NES) by Mark Cooksey
It’s the time of the week that we bring the GAMES, and it’s been a pretty good week as far as game time goes. The guys have brought a bounty to offer you in case you’ve got some time on your hands to figure things out. Dale has broken fellowship with Magic for a week to play The Lord of the Rings: The Adventure Card Game. It’s much better than it sounds. Jeremy checked out Ninja Theory’s new character-based arena shooter Bleeding Edge. As prophecy foretold, LeGrande has gone all-in on DOOM Eternal.
Intro: “Gladiator” – DOOM Eternal, by Mick Gordon Outro: “Main Menu” – Bleeding Edge, by Daniele Gallante
This week’s show seems like it would be less momentous, but gosh darn it we’ll make a mountain out of that molehill! The video game news of the past few days includes the remnants of the now-canceled GDC including Mark Cerny’s PS5 talk, the Steam Game Festival, and the IGF winners. We also discuss a leaked Tales from the Borderlands trailer, Gamestop’s coronavirus saga, and a few tidbits from Valve and Gabe Newell to tickle your post-brain interface. Plus, we hit the new releases, freebies, and deals, and we construct a no-fail home curriculum for kids home from school for extended periods. Definitely use it this week.
Intro: “DOOM 64 Conclusion – Metal Remix” – by Aubrey Hodges, remixed by elguitarTom Outro: “Main Menu” – Goat of Duty
This week we’ve got a little something for everyone, from Ori to Flammie and everything in between in this false continuum. LeGrande finishes off Ori and the Will of the Wisps and it may be a contender for his game of the year so far! Dale has been giving up physical cards for digital ones with Magic the Gathering: Arena. Jeremy has been playing the oldie-but-goodie(?) Secret of Mana on the Nintendo Switch “Secret of Mana Collection.” Get your flammie on!
Intro: “Azorius Theme” – Magic the Gathering: Arena Outro: “Far Thunder” – The Secret of Mana, by Hihori Kikuta
Personal log, it has been days and days since we’ve seen the sun. Haven’t washed. Haven’t seen other humans. Pretty great so far. This week we beam the news out to you from the bunker! E3 is for-realio-trulio canceled. Reggie Fils-Aime joins GameStop’s board of directors. Professional sports might have a second chance in video games. Everyone is logged in and lots of people are playing games. Super Mario comes to LEGO, and more! New releases and freebies are on offer. Plus, we found out who bought the Nintendo Playstation and we imagine what our life of filthy wealth might look like.
Intro: “Fearless Challenger” – La Mulana, by NIGORO
Outro: “Kamaitachi” – Nioh 2, by Yugo Kanno & Akihiro Manabe
In this week’s games-we-played extravaganza, Dale and LeGrande and Jeremy have been hitting some new hotness and also a Warhammer game. Dale gets that last bit out of the way up front by discussing Warhammer: 40,000: Inquisitor: Martyr. (Colons speculative). LeGrande has been playing the new Warzone mode in Call of Duty Modern Warfare, and Jeremy gets a shot in at the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo before talking mostly about Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
Intro: “Momma Said Knock You Out (Undefeated Reix)” – Call of Duty Modern Warfare: Warzone
Outro: “Sanctuary in the Glades” – Ori and the Will of the Wisps, by Gareth Coker
LeGrande and Jeremy tackle the newsiest news of the week in video games! We find this week that more public gatherings are succumbing to viral marketing. A couple of big players log out of E3. The nintendo Playstation has sold at auction for a tidy sum, but was it worth it? The Last of Us gives up the movie adaptation for something a little different, and Google is on the ball and starting a game studio for that Stadia platform you may have heard is coming out. Plus, we talk about new releases and freebies and sales, and we discuss the most historically under-utilized genres in video games!
Intro: “Practice Makes Perfect ( Mario Teaches Typing Rap) – by Legacy X
Outro: “Bombing Run” – Final Fantasy VII Remake, by Nobuo Uematsu
Dale, Jeremy, and LeGrande ride again! This week, LeGrande crushes the news beat with news of show closures and postponements. Live streams can be pronounced both “live” AND “live” when the coronavirus is involved. We cover the new releases and freebies circulating this week. Then we discuss games of extreme complexity and whether we have been scared away or drawn into them for that reason. Join us! We’re basic!
Intro: “Theme of Infinite” – Sonic Forces, by Tomoya Ohtani
Outro: “High Above Tassel Town (The Sky Bridge)” – Shantae Half-Genie Hero, by Jake Kaufman
Dale and Jeremy use the buddy system to spot each other in this week’s games-we-played episode. Dale feels the burn in Ring Fit Adventure, and explains just how to avoid getting TOO shredded at Nintendo’s “squeezy-circle”-based exercise game. Jeremy plays an old vertical-shooter classic that you’ve probably heard of called Radiant Silvergun, and it makes him kind of mad but it’s also worthy of respect. Which game causes more forehead-vein popping? Listen and find out!
Intro: “Main Theme” – Ring Fit Adventure, by Shinji Ushiroda, Maasa Miyoshi, Shiho Fujii, & Asuka Hayazaki
Outro: “My Daddy’s Spaceship” – Opoona, by Hitoshi Sakimoto
The news of the week is hot off the press, and the incubation period is still potent! This week we cover a new Tony Hawk documentary, more losses in GeForce Now’s lineup, coronavirus takes its toll on PAX and other gaming events, PS5 VR gets a new controller patent, Borderlands gets an adaptation, and more! PLus we cover the new releases and deals, and we discuss whether the era of automatically-bad game movies has passed!
Intro: “Superman” – Tony Hawk Pro Skater, by Goldfinger
Outro: “Fire Dragon” – Rune Factory 4, by Tomoko Morita