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Game Bytes :: August 12, 2020 :: Social Mediapunk Family Time

Game Bytes :: August 12, 2020 :: Social Mediapunk Family Time

This week the guys have been playing a little new, a little old, and a little ancient and modern. LeGrande talks about the emergent storytelling of Civilization 6 in his household and admits that he is raising terrorists. Dale is dealing with a couple of dictators himself as he slaves away in Animal Crossing New Horizon, but brings it back to family togetherness for the August fireworks events. Jeremy’s kids ignore him as he plays the month-long beta event for dieselpunk RTS Iron Harvest!

Intro: Medley from Iron Harvest, by Music Imaginary
Outro: Fireworks Event – Animal Crossing

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: August 10, 2020 :: The Lolita Thermocline

Game Bytes :: August 10, 2020 :: The Lolita Thermocline

In this week’s news episode we cover Sony’s most recent State of Play event, along with some allegations of theft. Apple makes xCloud (and Stadia) a practical impossibility. Microsoft may have TWO next-gen consoles launching this year. Yoshinori Ono has plans outside of Capcom. One kid gets a hold of mom’s credit card on Twitch, and more! There are no new releases, but we talk about whether the east/west game release divide still exists!

Intro: “The Hunt – Theme of Ash” – Aeon Must Die
Outro: “(Everything I do) I Do it For You” 8-bit version, by 8BitUzz

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: August 6, 2020 :: They’re After Your Pants, Like the Song Says

Game Bytes :: August 6, 2020 :: They’re After Your Pants, Like the Song Says

This week’s episode features a gruesome twosome of Dale and Jeremy talking about GAMES. The games they played this week, in fact. Dale covers the board-game-to-PC-game adaptation of Space Hulk (pretty sure we either have or have not covered this one before) and has to set the licensing record as straight as he can. Jeremy played the technical test beta for Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (not to be confused with the old Lee Majors TV show, Jeremy), and describes the defeat-focused gameplay that just keeps bringing him back.

Intro: “Everybody Falls (main theme)” – Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Outro: “March of the Blood Angels (theme)” – Space Hulk

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: August 2, 2020 :: Giving The People What They Want More or Less

Game Bytes :: August 2, 2020 :: Giving The People What They Want More or Less

This week’s news meanders a bit, but we make sure your core needs are being addressed: the need for gaming news. This episode covers Microsoft’s response to our questions about Xbox Game Pass. We discuss mod support in the Epic Games Store. Ubisoft SORT OF addresses public demand for their franchises, and Metal Gear Solid 5 players reach a peaceful conclusion, sort of. Plus, new releases and all of August’s freebies, and we discuss the most game-changing mods we’ve enjoyed in the past!

Intro: “Well Thought Out Twinkles” – Skater XL, by Silversun Pickups
Outro: “Feral Instincts” – Nowhere Prophet, by Mike Beaton

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: July 29, 2020 :: Tentacles, Pseudopods, and Khazads

Game Bytes :: July 29, 2020 :: Tentacles, Pseudopods, and Khazads

In this week’s episode we dig into a handful of very different (yet strangely contiguous) games to talk about! First, LeGrande gets into World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. It’s an MMO with a tinge of tentacle talk. Dale talks about his experience with The Lord of the Rings Online, continuing the swords-and-magic MMO theme and revisiting an oldie-but-maybe-goodie. Finally, Jeremy returns to tentacles with Carrion on Xbox Game Pass, and makes a sideways jaunt to other blobby appendages with the full release of Teenage Blob.

Intro: “Guitar Zero” – Teenage Blob, by the Superweaks
Outro: “LOTRO Legacy” – Lord of the Rings Online, by Chance Thomas

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: July 26, 2020 :: Look Who S.T.A.L.K.in Too!

Game Bytes :: July 26, 2020 :: Look Who S.T.A.L.K.in Too!

It’s time to catch our breath from non-E3 2020 and take stock of what’s been happening. Microsoft had their event, and also close Mixer. Ninteno suffers a deep probe-and-release, and Ubisoft hints at their next-gen price point. Half the kids in America are playing one game, and GabeN has been off the radar for a while. Plus, new releases and some sales and freebies, and we square up the PS5 and Xbox Series X based on their respective showings in recent weeks.

Intro: “Super mario World RAP!” – MissaSinfonia
Outro: “A Reckoning in Blood” – Ghost of Tsushima, by Ilan Eshkeri & Shigeru Umebayashi

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: July 22, 2020 :: Mess with the Anime Bull, You Get the Horns

Game Bytes :: July 22, 2020 :: Mess with the Anime Bull, You Get the Horns

We return true to our final form, with another podcast of games impressions with a 3-man crew. This time we get into a hoof-in-mouth brawl with Them’s Fightin’ Herds, we love good strategy but tire of anime in Fire Emblem Awakening on the 3DS (in 2D), and we try out the new battle royale game Hyper Scape from the Ubisoft Forward open beta!

Intro: “Final Future (Drop Music)” – Hyper Scape, by Schala
Outro: “The Woodland [Oleander’s Stage]” – Them’s Fightin’ Herds, by Scott Ferguson & Whitetail

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: July 15, 2020 :: How Will You Escape El Presidente’s Dungeon?

Game Bytes :: July 15, 2020 :: How Will You Escape El Presidente’s Dungeon?

This week, the mid-July power duo Dale and Jeremy get down to business with leisure. It’s video game time! Dale delves into The Legend of Grimrock 2 for some good old-fashioned dungeon crawling, but with that classic “farmer eats food to gain XP” twist. Jeremy takes a quick trip to the banana republic of Tropico 2 for the weekend, and comes away with an appreciation for the delicacy of the position of presidente-for-life!

Intro: “Main Theme” – Legend of Grimrock 2, by Perttu Vanska, Hannu Honkonen, & Henri Vartio
Outro: “Friday Fiesta” – Tropico 6

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: July 13, 2020 :: Tom Clancy’s Kirby Superstar

Game Bytes :: July 13, 2020 :: Tom Clancy’s Kirby Superstar

If you think news is cool, well we have something for you! A podcast of the latest video game news of the week! this week we cover Ubisoft Forward and its various announcements, the Final Hours of Half-Life Alyx, Amazon delays its forthcoming MMO, Tetris makes it into prime time, and more! Plus, we have the new releases that you crave and we discuss the most extreme lengths we’ve gone to just to play our beloved video games.

Intro: “I’ll Never Forget You” – Kirby’s Dream Band
Outro: “New Lands” – The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth, by Jamie Christopherson & Bill Brown

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont
Game Bytes :: July 8, 2020 :: You Weren’t Even Trine

Game Bytes :: July 8, 2020 :: You Weren’t Even Trine

In this week’s games podcast, LeGrande checks into a game that attempts (we think?) to go for quality over quantity with Trine 3. Dale moves himself into Animal Crossing New Horizons, and his enthusiasm is palpable. Jeremy tries out the limited-time open beta for Dark-Souls-alike Mortal Shell.

Intro: “The Beast in The Trees” – Trine 3, by Ari Pulkkinen
Outro: “5PM” – Animal Crossing New Horizons

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Podcast audio produced by Jeremy Lamont