Our drei podcast hosts are once again here at the middle of the week to share with you the sturm, the drang, and the kampf of our video games for the week. (That’s all the German we know, so we’ll stop now.) LeGrande starts by dealing in on The Elder Scrolls Legends, and talks about his time with the game at E3 and the developers’ strategy to take on Hearthstone. Jeremy has been digging deep in the backlog with updates on Metroid Prime 3 Corruption and Pikmin 3. Dale has been serving up pineapples with Quake Champions.
Intro: “Burial Chamber III” – Quake Champions, by Chris Vrenna
Outro: “Adventure” – The Elder Scrolls Legends
The Gamebytes Show has returned after some E3-related-or-not scheduling hiccups! We know some of you shrugged your shoulders when the press conferences aired. We know some of you have very short memories and forgot what was announced. And we know that everyone else just forgot what happened. So we’re here to remind you by covering the hottest announcements from the show! We comment on some of the big news and favorite moments and help you form those important opinions you crave.
Intro: “Spoiler” – Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, by Hyper
Outro: “Asylums for the Feeling” – Death Stranding trailer, by Silent Poets
In an act of gaming gluttony, devoid of all forbearance, we have returned with a two-man episode big enough to choke a Metroid! Jeremy begins our sandwich with his GameBytes Game Club selection of Metroid Prime 3 Corruption, stating his case YET AGAIN for changing Metroids formula. He also spent some time with Mario Tennis Aces and settles into the comfort and familiarity of zany sports. Dale wraps up his thoughts on Final Fantasy Tactics, espousing his love for the genre… but will he return? Jeremy stuffs the middle bun of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and Dale adds the delicious Valkyria Chronicles as the next patty. Finally, Jeremy caps off with Treadnauts and Pixeljunk Eden Obscura. Complete this GameBytes Gluttony Challenge and we’ll put your picture on the wall!
Intro: “Rundas Boss Theme” – Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, by Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano & Masaru Tajima
Outro: “Strategy Instructions” – Valkyria Chronicles, by Hitoshi Sakimoto
In our newest top-of-the-week show, LeGrande, Dale, and Jeremy give you the alternate-spelling video game news you need! Pre-E3 leaks and announcements! What is Jack Tretton doing in video games these days? Who’s suing whom? What will Bungie do with that sweet Chinese cash infusion? And how many Star Citizen “Legatus” bundles would it take to match that investment? Plus, new releases, freebies, and the gang makes our predictions for just what will be eaten on stage at E3 2018! Devil Am Cry.
Intro: “Ocean View (You Can Do Anything)” – Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed, by Richard Jacques
Outro: “The Lab” – Shaq Fu, by Raphael Gesqua
LeGrande returns to the host seat for our midweek extravaganza of legend (legend legend), and it’s time to talk GAMES. With the recent travel time he’s logged, LeGrande has been playing magical roguelike Wizard of Legend on the Switch, along with his usual staples which shall not be named. Jeremy tried out the recently-updated (and free) Guns of Icarus Alliance for some airship-on-airship action, as well as the brand-new VR parkour/traversal game TO THE TOP. Dale hunts monsters in Dauntless, and comes away sufficiently impressed! He also whips it good in Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, but how does the neo-igavania game handle dat knockback??
Intro: “Duel (Boss)” – Wizard of Legend, by Dale North
Outro: “Continental Breakfast” – TO THE TOP, by SIP SIP
Dale and Jeremy are here at the mid-week for a very-Dale and very-Jeremy discussion of games we’ve been playing! Dale has been catching up with his past with Magic the Gathering: Online, and his past catches up with him as he’s sucked into Vana’diel for the annual free period. Jeremy does a VERY Jeremy series of games through the Steam Link app and Remote Play, including Battletech, Overwatch, Tales of Monkey Island, and Tooth & Tail.
Intro: “Club 41” – Tales of Monkey Island Ch 1, by Michael Land
Outro: “The War for Meat” – Tooth & Tail, by Austin Wintory
It’s the top of the week, and we are using our newly-implemented tagging system to warn you about bad jokes, gambling, lukewarm takes, bad upcoming movies, and adult-ish situations. Our weekly gaming news coverage contains everything you need to navigate any situation, no matter how risque! Following the important current events such as the smell of the Smash Bros competitive tournament scene, we get into the new releases, sales and discounts (or the odd Amazon-branded discount controller) and follow up with a discussion of our favorite third-party peripherals and habits surrounding them!
Intro: “LB Match Intro” – Lawbreakers, by Jaroslav Beck
Outro: “Take Me Anywhere” – To The Moon, by Kan. R. Gao, Laura Shigihara
Another week, another interminable trudge to the weekend. But never fear! The GameBytes Show is here! Reliably like clockwork (more or less) it’s time to refresh and rejuvenate you with video games! Jeremy gets us started with the PC version of Destiny 2. Does the “office equipment” version of the game blow his mind like a headshot to a Fallen Dreg? He continues with a discussion of brand-new first person puzzle exploration game Lake Ridden. Where does it fall on the continuum (or triangulation) of magical realism “walking simulators”? Dale jumps in with the impending endgame of Final Fantasy Tactics, and returns to one of Introversion’s early games, the true-to-life hacker simulator Uplink.
Intro: “Execute Subroutine Valkyrie” – Destiny 2: Warmind by Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson, Rotem Moav, Pieter Schlosser
Outro: “Main Theme (Marie and Sofia)” – Lake Ridden, by Patrik Jarlestam
Jerod and Jeremy kick off our top-of-the-week show with… well, Transformers, BUT THEN we move it along to the news, new releases, and game-themed discussion! We cover E3 leaks, fancy new Steam streaming apps and (!) Dale arrives just in time to weigh in on a few new game-themed movies for another GameBytes Rotten Tomatoes challenge! Which wholesome virginal video game character will smash your face with a trash can? Then, we cover the new releases for the week, and we discuss our favorite distribution model for gaming! All this in under 30 minutes? It can’t be true. It really can’t.
Intro: “Living on the Deck (Live at Stritch)” – Metal Slug 2, by Super Soul Bros
Outro: “Humble Harikoa” – Reverie, by William E
In this week’s midweek show, we’re giving you MORE! MORE Tolkien than LeGrande wants! MORE pirates than Dale wants! And MORE GameBytes Show than our mission statement can bear! This week, our tiny chewable game bytes include VR rhythm-swording game Beat Saber, punishing platformer Celeste, Tales of Monkey Island, Pixeljunk Monsters 2 (demo), and Skullgirls Mobile.
Intro: “Escape (ft. Summer Haze)” – Beat Saber, by Jaroslav Beck
Outro: “Resurrections” – Celeste, by Lena Raine