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Game Bytes :: May 15, 2019 :: Take My Landmass. Please!

Game Bytes :: May 15, 2019 :: Take My Landmass. Please!

In this episode of “whatcha been playin?”, Dale and Jeremy bring the four-letter-F-games with a blast from the post-apocalyptic-past and a charming up-and-comer. Hyphens abound as Dale plays the open world racing game Fuel on Games for Windows Live! Jeremy tries a few voices on for size in the pitch-perfect weird-but-cute walking simulator Frog Detective.

Intro: “Burn My Shadow (Main Menu)” – Fuel, by UNKLE
Outro: “A Frog Detective” – The Haunt Island: a Frog Detective Game

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Game Bytes :: May 12, 2019 :: Hashtag NotMySonic

Game Bytes :: May 12, 2019 :: Hashtag NotMySonic

The news never ends, but we can trim it down to something manageable. All we have to do is skip a week! But we’re back, and it’s time to get newsin’! This week we cover Sony’s “State of Play” event for May 2019. A bill to ban loot boxes is formulating. Fig tries new funding models. Tencent replaces PUBG in China. XCOM everywhere! EA Access is coming to PS4! Minecraft GO? And Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Man. Dale joins us in the home stretch to discuss our emergent storytelling!

Intro: “Excitebike Arena” – Mario Kart 8, by Shiho Fuji, Atsuko Asahi, Ryo Magamatsu, & Yasuaki Iwata
Outro: “Game Over – Sonic the Hedgehog” by SilvaGunner

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Game Bytes :: May 8, 2019 :: The Balls Will Fake You Out

Game Bytes :: May 8, 2019 :: The Balls Will Fake You Out

The news never ends, but we can trim it down to something manageable. All we have to do is skip a week! But we’re back, and it’s time to get newsin’! This week we cover Sony’s “State of Play” event for May 2019. A bill to ban loot boxes is formulating. Fig tries new funding models. Tencent replaces PUBG in China. XCOM everywhere! EA Access is coming to PS4! Minecraft GO? And Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Man. Dale joins us in the home stretch to discuss our emergent storytelling!

Intro: “Excitebike Arena” – Mario Kart 8, by Shiho Fuji, Atsuko Asahi, Ryo Magamatsu, & Yasuaki Iwata
OUTRO: “Game Over – Sonic the Hedgehog” by SilvaGunner

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Game Bytes :: May 1, 2019 :: Ich Bin Ebhard, Haha, Ja

Game Bytes :: May 1, 2019 :: Ich Bin Ebhard, Haha, Ja

In this week’s what-we-played episode, Dale, LeGrande, and Jeremy decide to cover all the basic food groups of video games: Battle royale, VR, early ’90s RPGs, and Mario sports. LeGrande hits us with the “Rec Room” VR battle royale variant, Rec Royale! Dale goes back to the bygone days of RPGs with an old gem called Darklands. Jeremy tried out Mario Tennis Aces on Switch, but does it get any love?

Intro: “Marina Stadium” – Mario Tennis Aces, by Motoi Sakuraba
Outro: “Inn 1” – Darklands, by Jeffrey L Briggs

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Game Bytes :: April 28, 2019 :: Noun-alities

Game Bytes :: April 28, 2019 :: Noun-alities

LeGrande and Jeremy tackle video game news and discussion like only we can… in 30 minutes or less. Ish. We sadly note that Respawn is pushing back any Titanfall plans, but so is Bioware with Anthem. Wizards of the Coast opens a studio with a “storied” designer. A new Battletech expansion is announced. Mario Kart Android beta signups are live. And you’ll never guess what game is getting a fan-remake. We discuss new releases and freebies, and we talk about some video game urban legends. Scaaaary! Intro: “His World” – Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), by Matty Lewis and Ali Tabatabaee Outro: “Main Theme” – Days Gone, by Nathan Whitehead

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Game Bytes :: April 24, 2019 :: Smashed by Crow-Babies

Game Bytes :: April 24, 2019 :: Smashed by Crow-Babies

We’re short, sweet, and oh so short and sweet. This week’s games discussion goes “a little retro” with Castlevania Lords of Shadow (Dale’s ongoing game club project for our Discord server), Jeremy gets back in the driver’s seat with Burnout Paradise Remastered, and LeGrande re-orients himself with the slow and steady pace of Dark Souls 3!

Intro: “Calling All Cars” – Burnout Paradise Remastered, by Senses Fail
Outro: “Pontiff Sulyvahn” – Dark Souls 3, by Yuka Kitamura & Motoi Sakuraba

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Game Bytes :: April 21, 2019 :: Xbox Gamethingy SAD

Game Bytes :: April 21, 2019 :: Xbox Gamethingy SAD

The podcast’s FULL STRENGTH LINEUP of Dale, LeGrande, and Jeremy tackle the video game news of this week, and boy howdy what news it is! Microsoft announces the Xbone SAD, and Jeremy approves! Lucasfilm investigates KOTOR and Dale approves! True Detective Pikachu is here, and LeGrande weirdly approves! (just kidding) After the news, we cover new releases, updates, and freebies, and we discuss the idea of accessibility versus difficulty in video games.

Intro: “A Shinobi’s War” – Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, by Yuka Kitamura
Outro: “City of Heroes Freedom” – Main Theme, by Michael Henry

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Game Bytes :: April 17, 2019 :: Ships of the NecRogueDancer

Game Bytes :: April 17, 2019 :: Ships of the NecRogueDancer

Dale hosts this two man episode about the games that we’ve been playing this week, and Crypt of the Nec–BUT WAIT, A WILD LEGRANDE APPEARS–and we continue talking about Crypt of the Necrodancer, and its variations (ha ha) on PC versus PS4/Vita. Jeremy has been charmed a bit (not completely) by Star Control Origins, and LeGrande brings his love and experience with the Star Control series to bear. We talk about the gameplay loop in the Star Control series, and how it might not be the kind of game you think it is. We are moist to discuss video games with you, BEST FRIEND, so come along and join us, won’t you?

Intro: “Disco Descent (1-1 Remix)” – Crypt of the Necrodancer, by A-Rival
Outro: “Star Control II Hyperspace Theme (2014 Update)” by amnesis

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Game Bytes :: April 14, 2019 :: Borderlines

Game Bytes :: April 14, 2019 :: Borderlines

It’s good-cop-better-cop time again as Dale and Jeremy tackle the video game news of the week for your entertainment and edification! This week the big issues range far and wide, from PSN name changes to weird Labo ads starring toad. In between, the Disney+ service will come to consoles, Respawn reveals their Star Wars game, Final Fantasy 15’s director is working on a game for the Paralympics, and a real world politician has been ousted from office in EVE Online. We cover the new releases and headline-grabbing updates, and we discuss some great new business startup ideas in the game space, inspired by FFX/FFX-2 ads at our local boba tea place.

Intro: “Warrior King (remix)” – Shadowgate, by Jake “Virt” Kaufman
Outro: “Tahnti Park” – Detective Pikachu, by Takuto Kitsuta

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Game Bytes :: April 10, 2019 :: Big Boy Mobile Games of Both Kinds

Game Bytes :: April 10, 2019 :: Big Boy Mobile Games of Both Kinds

This week Dale and Jeremy present a dichotomy of mobile games, and we invite you along for the ride! First, Dale plays what appears to be a mobile-platform game upscaled to PC. Braveland is a hex-based strategy game that MIGHT approach X-COM or King’s Bounty, but does it hold up to other “big boy” games? Jeremy comes at us with the new The Elder Scrolls Blades, which is hearkens back to early games in the long-running and respected series. But has it become “free-to-play-mobile-ified”, or does it maintain its integrity as a proper gaming experience? Let’s find out!

Intro: “In the Heart of Battle” – King’s Bounty The Legend, by Lind Erebros
Outro: “Main Theme” – The Elder Scrolls Blades, by Inon Zur

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