It’s time to get back into the swing of things with the video game news of the week! LeGrande, Dale, and Jeremy are back on track and we’re going to drag you (kicking and screaming) with us! This week, we discuss the emergence of a new game genre, EA’s response to the loot box controversy, SGDQ, Stacraft Remastered gets cartoony, and a new infringy Super Mario Royale game! We cover the new releases, and we also discuss what WE are looking for in the next generation of game consoles!
Intro: “Pumpin’ Irony” – Rebel Galaxy, by Blues Saraceno
Outro: “V A P E” – My Friend Pedro, by NounVerber
This week, the guys have been playing a ton of games, and it turns out they’re all vaguely E3-related! We open this show with a discussion about our impressions on the Microsoft Games Pass Ultimate (and PC) has affected our fortuntes, and what we see in store for the service. We get back on track with the GAMES before long! LeGrande dishes on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Dale has been rebuilding civilization in Fallout 76. Jeremy gets his groove on with Wargroove (no relation).
Intro: “Bounding Joy” – Wargroove, by Phonetic Hero
Outro: “Main Menu” – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, by Mick Gordon & Martin Stig Andersen
You thought we’d wait until next Sunday to cover the back half of E3’s many press conferences?? Foolish! Now you shall pay for your lack of vision… with another GameBytes Show Podcast! Dale, Jeremy, and LeGrande pick out all the most important stuff from the PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft, Square-Enix, Limited Run Games, and Nintendo! We weigh in on the hots and the nots of the major press conferences and make it feel like you watched them too when you were busy doing normal dumb stuff. Check it out and catch up on E3 2019!
Intro: “Age of Wonders Planetfall Trailer” – by Michiel van den Bos
Outro: “Main Menu 2” – Evil Genius, by James Hannigan
The annual rat race of E3 has kicked off, and the gang is here to help give you a boost so you can see it from the cheap. In the first half of the E3 pressers, we look at Google Stadia, EA Play, Microsoft, Bethesda, and the Devolver Direct events, picking out our favorite moments and noteworthy announcements!
Intro: Bleeding Edge E3 trailer
Outro: “Jump in the Line” – Harry Belafonte, Fall Guys E3 trailer
We have an abundance of video game impressions for you this week! We define abundance as “3-or-so, in 30 minutes”, which is convenient! This week, Jeremy played the new Urban Warfare DLC for GameBytes “totally official game of the year 2018” Battletech, and discusses the new biomes and mechs and how they change the game. Dale dissects the “connecting tissue” between Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn and the Heavensward expansion. LeGrande has been plugged into his new Oculus Quest, but does it set the new standard for VR? Join us to find out, and maybe have an abundance of laughs!
Intro: “Urban Warfare” – Battletech: Urban Warfare, by Jon Everist
Outro: “Battle Theme” – Final Fantasy 14 Heavensward, by Masayoshi Soken
Your GameBytes Show cast is at FULL STRENGTH this week for a pre-E3 reckoning of 30-minute proportions! This week Microsoft announces changes to the Windows store and rolls out Game Pass on PC. Death Strandings gets a date. DOOM gets new content from John Romero. Pokemon gets sleepy, and Elon Musk installs a new killer app on the Tesla. Plus, new releases and good sales, as well as our predictions and hopes for E3 2019!
Intro: “Apocalyptica” – Death Stranding E3 2019 trailer
Outro: “Junkyard Jive” – Cuphead, by Kristofer Maddigan
Dale and Jeremy are here for a podcast episode that is both illuminating and dark as we discuss the games we played this week. First, Jeremy taps the time away with the recent “medieval art rhythm game” Marginalia Hero. The music and illustrations are authentic, charming, and funny, but is the simple gameplay a turnoff? Then Dale gets dark with Gothic, which comes from the “gangy teenager” years of RPGs. How does it hold up in the light of the modern day? Come listen and find out!
Intro: “Main Menu” – Marginalia Hero
Outro: “Old Camp” – Gothic, by Kai Rosenkranz
Jeremy and Jerod take over the show to highlight the video game news of the week! We revisit the Valve “Auto Chess” rumors, and add on some new ones about George RR Martin consulting on games! PlayStation starts a new TV and movie division, and Playdate really turns our crank. The WHO recognizes gaming disorder, and Razer recognizes the end of the line for Ouya. Plus more! We cover new releases and freebies, and we discuss game series that had “oddball” entries or changed from the mainline genre!
Intro: “Fragfest” – Jak X Combat Racing, by Billy Howerdel & Dean Menta
Outro: “A Hero’s Journey” – Total War Three Kingdoms, by Richard Beddow, Simon Ravn, Richard Birdsall, & Tim Wynn
The good ship GBS is sailing a straight course this week, with a bountiful cargo of video game impressions and textiles bound for the rich trading ports of, um, your podcast app of choice! This week, Jeremy puts in a couple of hours to play through the entirety of charming indie game Florence. LeGrande hangs out on the beach with teenagers for SPOOKY TALES in Oxenfree. Jerod bucks our trend and talks about TWO games: first-person combat-and-poop-throwing simulator Mordhau, and the latest updates from Guild Wars 2!
Intro: “Camp” – Mordhau, by Lukas Gorris, Paul Keilhau & Viktor Alexander
Outro: “Wake Up, Moving On” – Florence, by Kevin Penkin
Salutations, weekenders! It’s the top of the week, Jeremy and Dale are rocking some new hardware that doesn’t let either one hear his own voice, and we’ve got a lot of talking to do. Hit it. This week in the news we are gagged by Sony and Microsoft’s new partnership. Minecraft Earth is a real thing. Valve makes a new trademark. Netflix will be at E3. Monster Hunter World is gian. Gruesome discoveries in Red Dead Online. Plus, new releases and freebies, and in honor of Game of Thrones, we discuss game franchises that ended!
Intro: “Main Title” – No One Lives Forever, by Nathan Grigg
Outro: “Village-Hill” – Bubsy the Bobcat, by the Stream Blues Orchestra