Jeremy and LeGrande take the greatest buddy-cop adventure of their lives in this latest episode! Or, alternately, we just sit down and talk about some games we’ve been playing. Take your pick. This week, LeGrande has been getting back on that Final Fantasy 14 train, and appreciates, of all things, the story? We talk a little about the job system and the relative progress the game has made in public opinion recently. Jeremy gets into grammar and programming and puzzles and googly-eyed bunnies with Baba Is You, and compares it to some of the other “genius” indie games of recent years.
Intro: “Ominous Prognisticks” – FF14 Heavensward, by Masayoshi Soken
Outro: “Baba is You Theme” – Baba is You, by Arvi Teikari
It’s time once again to catch up on the video game news of the week! LeGrande, Jerod, and Jeremy knuckle up with the most important current events and barroom-brawl it into submission! This week the Nintendo Switch Lite is announced. Cuphead, Mortal Kombat and Persona 5 get new transmedia properties. Games are delayed. Games are retired. More! We cover new releases and freebies. Plus, we look back at the first half of 2019 for our favorites and want-to-play games.
Intro: “Tokyo Daylight” – Persona 5, by Shoji Meguro
Outro “Elder Kettle (Piano)” – Cuphead, by Kristofer Maddigan
The GBS gang has got games on the brain, and we’re spreading the disease to you! This week, Jerod played old-timey Zelda-esque roguelike Moonlighter. Jeremy was prescribed Dr Mario World, but were the side effects too much to bear? LeGrande played The Messenger to completion, and dishes on the two-genre, two-era sidescroller.
Intro: “The Frozen Light (Glacial Peak)” – The Messenger, by rainbowdragoneyes
Outro: “World Map” – Dr Mario World
In this week’s video game news, Jeremy and LeGrande dig deep to get you the most relevant and useful news you need for those important watercooler conversations. Sony is looking to acquire. Release dates leaked. Konami is surprised by PS+ changes. Brexit heats up game dev competition. Xbox Scarlett gets a streaming SKU. Nintendo is ready to repel corporate raiders, but won’t spoil its Switch surprises! Plus, new releases and freebies. And we talk about the kings-of-the-hill in video game genres, and how they get that way!
Intro: “Boss Theme” Stranger Things: The Game, by Rich Douglas
Outro: “The Hallow” – Terraria, by Scott Lloyd Shelly
Closing out Freedom Week 2019, the guys get together to talk about the video games they have been free to play! Jerod talks about the July game club game, Dauntless, and we compare and contrast the value of something like Dauntless in a World of Monster Hunter. Jeremy has been dishing up good times with Diner Bros., and compares it to the lineage of cooking games. LeGrande has been sucking Vampyr dry, and we get a little more into the social systems he described in the last episode!
The week of news has come to pass, and our motto is “no news left behind”! We think it’s something to strive for, anyway. This week, we’ll update you on SGDQ 2019’s final numbers, GoG’s attempt to unify all game launchers, the console platform holders come together to make a statement, controversies surrounding the Steam summer sale and also Pokemon, along with a live-action series based on a game you might not have predicted. Plus, we update you on the subscription freebies and new releases, and we discuss the history of console UI and pick the best and worst!
Intro: “Gym Leader Battle Theme” – Pokemon Sword & Shield, by Minako Adachi & Go Ichinose
Outro: “So They Say” – Tetris Effect, by metalmouse & Alina Renae
The GameBytes Show crew is nothing if not mostly consistent, and this week we are bringing it back to our usual habits with a rundown of the games we played this week! And this week, “most” of the guys are here to talk about games they’ve played! Jeremy dove into the Monster Hunter Iceborne beta and gives us a rundown of the changes, improvements, and overall fun factor of the new expansion to Monster Hunter World. LeGrande grows a pair (of fangs) and stalks the streets of last-century London, making friends and eating people in Vampyr. Remember, you can pick your nose AND you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your friends out of your teeth after you consume them for their precious vitae and XP.
Intro: “Hoarfrost Battle Theme” – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Outro: “A Night at Home” – Vampyr, by Olivier Deriviere
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