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
The annual rat race of E3 has kicked off, and the gang is here to help give you a boost so you can see it from the cheap. In the first half of the E3 pressers, we look at Google Stadia, EA Play, Microsoft, Bethesda, and the Devolver Direct events, picking out our favorite moments and noteworthy announcements!
Intro: Bleeding Edge E3 trailer
Outro: “Jump in the Line” – Harry Belafonte, Fall Guys E3 trailer
We have an abundance of video game impressions for you this week! We define abundance as “3-or-so, in 30 minutes”, which is convenient! This week, Jeremy played the new Urban Warfare DLC for GameBytes “totally official game of the year 2018” Battletech, and discusses the new biomes and mechs and how they change the game. Dale dissects the “connecting tissue” between Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn and the Heavensward expansion. LeGrande has been plugged into his new Oculus Quest, but does it set the new standard for VR? Join us to find out, and maybe have an abundance of laughs!
Intro: “Urban Warfare” – Battletech: Urban Warfare, by Jon Everist
Outro: “Battle Theme” – Final Fantasy 14 Heavensward, by Masayoshi Soken
Your GameBytes Show cast is at FULL STRENGTH this week for a pre-E3 reckoning of 30-minute proportions! This week Microsoft announces changes to the Windows store and rolls out Game Pass on PC. Death Strandings gets a date. DOOM gets new content from John Romero. Pokemon gets sleepy, and Elon Musk installs a new killer app on the Tesla. Plus, new releases and good sales, as well as our predictions and hopes for E3 2019!
Intro: “Apocalyptica” – Death Stranding E3 2019 trailer
Outro: “Junkyard Jive” – Cuphead, by Kristofer Maddigan