The chimes of controversy and conspiracy are sounding! In the news of the week, we discuss secret recipes and other dark dealings. Xbox dishes on Game Pass stats. Millions and millions of switches. Lots of League of Legends. Gamebyties GOAT Battletech gets an expansion, and Homeworld gets an unlikely adaptation. Plus, the new releases and RadSwitchGameTitles dot com. Then, we discuss the “rip-off” games we liked BETTER than the originals! Sound the chime!
Intro: “L.A. Rider” – Guitar Freaks
Outro: “The Republic of Bastok” – Final Fantasy XI, by Kumi Tanioka
There’s quite a mix of flavors this week in the games we played! But they go together like peanut butter and regular butter and peanuts. At least that good. This week Jeremy gets lost going down the cereal hole with the breakfast mascots of yesteryear, and makes an alarming connection to this very week in history. LeGrande enjoys the batjector seat in the Batmobile and hopefully doesn’t run down the battery. Dale finally catches up with his British past in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, but maybe it could use a laugh track.
INTRO: “World 1” – Tony & Friends in Kellogg’s Land
OUTRO: “All Who Follow You” – Batman : Arkham Knight, by Nick Arundel & David Buckley
The news of the week is turbulent! Black holes, break-ins, chain guns, international politics, and FIRMWARE UPDATES. This week, Blizzard, Riot, and Epic weigh in on whether “China still cool.” Steam adds a “Share Play”-like feature called Remote Play (confused yet?), official PS5 info, Fortnite resets, and more! We hit the news and new releases, and we talk about the recent geopolitics of video games and how companies could and are responding.
Intro: Hearthstone – Main Theme METAL REMIX by Vincent Moretto
Outro: Cyberpunk 2077 Song – Hack Or Be Hacked (The Witcher 3 Soundtrack Remix) by Glitch Galaxy
We’re catching you up on the video games we played this week. Is it Kingdom Come Deliverance? Prey? Night Call? Creature in the Well? Blair Witch? No. These are the games LeGrande installed. In fact, we talk about Slay the Spire, a pretty good (but simple) roguelike card game. Jeremy played some free-to-start Kirby Super Clash on the Nintendo Switch, but gem apples taste sour. Don’t let that spoil the whole bunch! Have a bite!
Intro: “Super Ability Remix” – Kirby Super Clash
Outro: “Boss Battle B” – Slay the Spire, by Bruce Brenneise
Our thirst to satisfy your hunger for the news shall not be slaked. So we’re back, and we’re parched. This week, Jeremy, Dale, and LeGrande (and perhaps more) sit down at the hungry-thirsty table for the feast of current events. Shawn Layden departs Sony abruptly, PS Now gets reasonable, TLOU2, RDR2, Kirby dies, Destiny 2 changes, AlphaDream files, and more! Plus, we discuss our favorite development studios that have gone the way of the dodo.
Intro: “Popple and Rookie Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga Remix” by Tazmi
Outro: Ash and Dust – The Last of Us Remixed by Taylor Ambrosio Wood
In this cookiecast, LeGrande, Dale, and Jeremy are here to ask the hard questions. Science, energy drinks, and car frost are all bearing our scientific scrutiny today. But we don’t neglect games, and we got plenty to talk about. First, Dale talks about the highly-eventual release of Cube World, from a years-ago preorder. Jeremy causes mayhem with Untitled Goose Game. LeGrande elucidates the quickplay mode of Hunt: Showdown! Have a listen!
Intro: “The Battle Begins” – Cube World, by Wolfram von Funck
Outro: “Preludes Book 1 No 5 – Les collines d’Anacapri” (High Street) – Untitled Goose Game, by Claude Debussy
In this game-news-of-the-week episode, we revisit Sony’s recent “State of Play” event and what came from it. The Homeworld campaign is successful, but there’s still a chance to influence it. Ms Pac-Man enters the intellectual property twilight zone. The Uncharted movie gets director #6. And Half-Life 2 gets a major update. Plus, loads of freebies and subscription benefits, and we discuss games that allow you to be a public nuisance!
Intro: “Level 1” – Super Crate Box, by Phlogiston
Outro: “Pac-Man Music (remix)” – by Arsenic1987
We know you’re busy, so we’ll get right to the point. We got games. This week Dale talks about Warhammer Combat Cards. Jerod has been exploring and exploiting Greedfall, and Jeremy gets behind the wheel of Mario Kart Tour. And that’s what you’re going to hear about!
Intro: “An Ancient Call” – Greedfall, by Olivier Deriviere
Outro: “Main Menu” – Mario Kart Tour
In the news this week, a few announcements. First, Sony’s State of Play for Fall 2019. A French court rules that Valve is in violation of resale law. Billy Mitchell is being Billy Mitchell. We get an estimate of the payoff for Epic Games Store exclusivity. ESA proposes some changes to E3, and more! Plus, new releases and freebies, and we discuss our most- and least-favorite video game aesthetics!
Intro: “Silent Howling” – Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, by Michiru Yamane, Ippo Yamada, Jake Kaufman, Noisycroak
Outro: “Dead of Night” – Sayonara Wild Hearts, by Daniel Olsén
Jeremy and LeGrande get together to compare weapons, and this week everything is a little weird looking. First, LeGrande returns to the Gears of War franchise with Gears 5. Chainsaw rifles are still in style as he cuts through locusts in multiplayer and the campaign. He discusses what makes this entry its own, while Jeremy gets confused about “GoW” video game terminology. Jeremy takes the reins for Devil May Cry 5 and pulls out a motorcycle-revving sword and a book of emo poetry. Seriously. We discuss (as we do) our relative preference for the western storytelling style of DmC but how some of the DnA has made it into this game for the better.
Intro: Devil May Cry 5 – Nidhogg Boss Battle Music
Outro: “Kait’s Theme” – Gears 5, by Ramin Djawadi