This Week of Portent begins with a new podcast, as prophecy foretold. Dale, Jerod, and Jeremy are here to help you sort out the most relevant gaming news of the past week! Gamescom kicks off with Microsoft, Swery announces a new game, new stuff added to existing games, existing games get no more stuff ever, and a trans-media property that might be 5 or 6 years too late. Plus: new releases, updates, and sales! Then we look at the upcoming release schedule for 2017 and decide what’s best. Join us, or there will be ASTRONOMICAL CONSEQUENCES.
That mid-week time has come again, and the GameBytes Show gang has games to discuss! Jeremy opens with frenetic firearms frenzy Enter the Gungeon, but gets a little angry with chill arthouse experience Everything. Dale compares various Diablo-like games while recounting his time with Path of Exile, and decides that hex truly sells in Hexcells. LeGrande has been dabbling in Guild Wars 2, but really comes out punching with ARMS on the Nintendo Switch and Planet Coaster. Get ready for our 30-minute, high-puke-factor ride, and listen!
Intro: “Gungeon Up Gungeon Down” – Enter the Gungeon, by doseone
Outro: “You’re Everything” – Everything, by Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano
Get in gear for the week with the latest video game news, new release info, and the usual GameBytes joie de vivre! In our newest episode LeGrande, Jerod, and Jeremy discuss The International 7, new games from Valve and Gearbox, Overwatch’s new mode, Hellblade’s perma-death, Nintendo’s latest legal battle, video game brain stuff, and the latest carnal challenges in eSports. Plus, our new and improved New Releases segment, and then the crew discusses games they have re-played, and what kinds of things make them decide to replay particular video games. PLUS, a secret New Game+ ending!
Intro: “Area X Mix – blue ver.” – Rez Infinite, by Hydelic
Outro: “Eternity ~Memories of Light and Waves~” – Final Fantasy X-2 Piano Collection, by Hiroko Kokubu
Hiiii. It’s us, The GameBytes Show! It’s the middle-latter part of the week, which means it’s time to talk to you about the games we’ve been playing! Dale starts it off by swearing off Diablo 3, and instead playing Torchlight 2. He swears off Elite Dangerous, but what else might be swear ON? Jerod joins in with Titanfall Assault, but does it stack up to its older brothers? (meaning the regular Titanfall games, they’re not really blood relations) Jeremy gives a spoiler-free take on Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and talks about Ninja Theory’s technical and performance art achievements. Good games, great podcast!
Intro: “Killbot” – Torchlight 2, by Matt Uelmen
Outro: “Illusion” – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, by Vnv Nation
With great weekend comes great game news, new releases, and discussion! We’ve compiled the newest and most interesting news about the SNES Classic, Steam and Rainbow 6 Siege stats, new services coming to Xbox One and features coming to NBA Live. Is Blizzard cultivating some new IPs? Are new games coming to the Vita? Will the world finally get the Geralt-in-bathtub coloring page it deserves? Tune in to find out! Plus, new releases, and we discuss whether seasonal “events” in games bring us back to the fold!
Intro: “Lawbreakers” – Lawbreakers, by Mick Gordon
Outro: “Steel World” – Silent Hill: Book of Memories, by Daniel Licht (RIP)
Host LeGrande makes his triumphant return after a lengthy break to talk about PS4/Vita souls-like Salt and Sanctuary, and joins Jeremy in a spirited discussion about the merits of Fortnite. Jeremy continues with the Vita release of Downwell, and illuminates us about the new Titanfall 2 “Frontier Defense” mode. Dale picks up with the hardest-core end stage of Diablo 3… playing other people’s characters. He jumps back into Elite Dangerous for the sweet loot, and enjoys the Akira Toriyama-style innocence of Dragon Quest VII.
Intro: “Slumber party” – Downwell, by Eirik “Phlogiston” Suhrke
Outro: “Washed Ashore” – Salt and Sanctuary, by Ska Studios
Jeremy and Dale hit the top of the week hard with the news you need! SNES Classic woes, PS+ pricing, Battletech legal trouble, PlayerUnknown looks for the next PlayerUnknown, a PS4-PC cross-platform game appears, a major gaming platform is going away, and more! We follow with the Jerod Dunn Memorial Beefed-Up Releases Segment, and tie it all together with a discussion of the stupidest gaming hardware that we bought anyway and love.
Intro: “Ending Song” – Patapon, by Daisuke Miyake & Kemmei Adachi
Outro: “Hammerhead” – Final Fantasy XV, by Tetsuya Shibata
It’s been another week of games-playing, and it’s time to report in to you, boss! Special guest Wesley Livesay joins us again (it’s habit-forming) to discuss the Destiny 2 beta. But first, Jerod kicks us off with “Figstarted” strategy game Kingdoms and Castles, and Path of Exiles. We rampage through our time with character-based shooter Gigantic, and discuss the new VR slot-car racing game Tiny Trax!
Intro: “Main Menu” – Tiny Trax, by Joris de Man
Outro: “Giant’s Haven (Practice Arena)” – Gigantic, by SkewSound
We have returned! Newer, stronger, better! Hear video game news like you never have before! We update you on the Destiny 2 beta, the Nintendo 64 Classic, Doomfist, the Ataribox, the SPEAKER HAT, and everything is an anime. We beef up our new releases section considerably with useful info, and we have a discussion about games outside our comfort zone that we came to enjoy. Let’s gooooo!
Intro: “Inkoming [Wet Floor]” – Splatoon 2, by Toru Minegishi
Outro: “The Great Diaspora” – Duelyst, by Ben MacDougall
Another week of games, another triumphant mid-week podcast! Dale, Jerod, and Jeremy discuss the games they’ve played. Dale kicks off with a (somewhat spoilery, 2:45 to 10:00), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and the Necromancer add-on for Diablo III. Jerod jumps in with Solitairica, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, and The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine expansion. Jeremy wraps us up with Full Throttle Remastered, Gunstar Heroes, and a smidge of ABZU (but he’s playing it in a very Jeremy way). Get ready to be told about these specific video games in particular!
Intro: “The Final Assault” – Gunstar Heroes, by Norio “NON” Hanzawa
Outro: “Increase Chances” – Full Throttle, by Peter McConnell