In our midweek show, the guys talk about the exciting and shooty games they played this week. They range from the fantastical to the guy-in-balaclava. Dale returns to Warhammer 40K Armageddon after spending time painting miniatures. Jeremy admires the evolutions in Julian Gollop’s Phoenix Point. LeGrande has some reservations about The Division 2, but… eh, he’ll play it.
Intro: “Hyena Hunt” – Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, by Ola Strandh
Outro: “Perfect Apocalypse” – Phoenix Point, by Simeon Dotkov
Jeremy and LeGrande stream the video game news of the week directly to your brain, including winners of the DICE Awards. The Sonic movie is out, and it’s confounding…ly good? PS5 cost analysis. Nintendo PlayStation could be yours! Steam will read your mind. And the IRS is coming for your V-bucks. Plus, we update you on the few new releases to hit this week, and we take a quick audit of the state of game streaming services.
Intro: “Speed Me Up (Sonic the Hedgehog)” by Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty & Sueco the Child
Outro: “Modern Warfare Main” – Theme Call of Duty Modern Warfare, by Sarah Schachner
Dale, LeGrande, and Jeremy hit the news HARD this week, like newsaholics returning uncontrollably to their newsahol. This week LeGrande handles things with news from Blizzard, Blizzard, Blizzard, and some other stuff. Dale picks over the bones of this week’s release list, and Jeremy gets into a state of angst thinking about whether time playing (and re-playing) video games is well spent or a waste of life force.
Intro: “Battle for Azeroth (login screen)” – World of Warcraft, by Jason Hayes
Outro: “Bones” – Death Stranding, by Low Roar
In what might be called by some as “the plain oatmeal” of GBS episodes, we bring you what WE might call “a bit of a palate-cleanser.” Sometimes the video games we play are underwhelming, or perhaps just whelming. This episode will whelm your pants off, guaranteed. Jeremy begins by saying Hello Neighbor, but would he rather say Goodbye? Dale feels that Juno’s Darkest Hour is quite adequate indeed. LeGrande has sampled the ennui of Apple Arcade, which is filled with great stuff that he can’t really bring himself to play. And that’s it. That’s the podcast.
Intro: “Exit the Gungeon (Full Ver)” – Exit the Gungeon, by doseone
Outro: “Hello Neighbor Intro (Alpha 2)” – Hello Neighbor, by Nikita Kolesnikov
Video Game News is back, in case you hadn’t noticed. But more than that, your GameBytes Show is back! Jeremy, Dale, and LeGrande hit the most important news going on these days. Lots of delays. Some Witchers. AGDQs and other pluralities of things. Plus, new releases and goodies! Then, we give our PREDICTIONS for 2020. Who will be the worst? (It’s Jeremy.)
INTRO: “Showtime” – Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE
OUTRO: “End Will Come (Instrumental)” – Hunt Showdown
Dale and Jeremy hit the internet airwaves again to talk about games that we’ve played in the last little while. Jeremy swears he has not talked about Ultimate Chicken Horse before, and summons his raccoon spirit guide to wash the good times off and scurry them away to his hoard. Dale gets back into his alternative-roguelike thing with Dicey Dungeon, and we try to nail down whether the GOTY 2020 has already been found.
INTRO: “Waterfall” – Ultimate Chicken Horse, by Vibe Avenue
OUTRO: “Beginner’s Luck” – Dicey Dungeons, by Chipzel
It’s been a momentous week as both the year and the decade have rolled over on the calendar, as long as you don’t count it on your fingers. We once again bring the full crew to bear and discuss the past 10 years in games, including some of our favorite games, biggest trends and changes, and how the years changed us too. Come along with us as we wrangle Jeremy’s overgrown list of topics and actually get to the core of the “twenteens.” Yeah, we’re gonna make that word a thing.
You’ve waited, you’ve wondered, you’ve wanted and wagered, but now you are freed from all those W words, and you can weep with joy: The 2019 GameByties are here! The full crew of LeGrande, Dale, Jerod and Jeremy weigh the games of the year that was 2019 and we pick the very best, hands-down winners. Marvel at the spectacle and wisdom as we draw your attention to the most magnificent video games of the last year. Dress your best, the red carpet awaits! Thanks for listening in 2019! Onward 2020!
It’s time for another Jeremy-and-LeGrande-with-nothing-in-between sandwich! This week, Jeremy finishes off the Shovel Knight Treasure Trove saga with King of Cards. Does it live up to his kingly expectations? LeGrande shinobis his way into Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and seems to enjoy it… but the question is whether he makes it sound appealing to anybody else.
Intro: “Troupple Pond” – Shovel Knight King of Cards, by Jake Kaufman
Outro: “Emma the Physician” – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, by Yuka Kitamura
Jeremy and LeGrande substite a news show for a VIDEO GAMES show, because it’s that time of year. We pick a couple of games that play around with the idea of boredom, intentionally or unintentionally, and we’re going to explore our own reactions and analyze ourselves deeply. Jeremy played Death Stranding and does his best to candidly explain what the heck is going on. He compares Final Fantasy 15, Dark Souls, Metal Gear, and others. Good comparisons? You decide. LeGrande digs into the reincarnation of one of his favorite series, Star Control Origins, but how does it strike him in 2019?
Intro: “Alien Altercation” – Star Control Origins, by Riku Nuottajärvi
Outro: “A Final Waltz” – Death Stranding, by Ludvig Forssell