In our latest top-of-the-week news show, we cover the most relevant events in gaming, like the Nintendo Switch Ring. And Fit Adventure. And Anthem. Trust us, you’re going to be glad you heard all this stuff. Discord changes its Nitro policy, and a Hearthstone Pro gets his head turned around at an inopportune time. Plus, we cover the new releases and freebies around the web, and we discuss whether subscription services should be “right-sizing” their benefits to match actual usage.
Intro: I Love You Colonel Sanders, Finger Lickin Good Dating Simulator trailer
Outro: “Main Menu” Dota Auto Chess
In this week’s “what-u-playin” show, Dale, Legrande and Jeremy have chosen their weapons with which to do deadly combat. Jeremy adopts a seafood diet with Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido on the Nintendo Switch. Dale goes over the top with machine-shotguns (or some such nonsense) and LeGrande has studied the blade in Katana Zero.
Intro: “Main Theme” – Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
Outro: “Delusive Bunker” – Katana Zero, by Ludowic
Our League of Ordinary Gentlemen reconvenes to talk about the news of the past week. We cover Nintendo’s newest Direct and what they showed, SNES games on Switch, Overwatch and new joycon patents, transfer your Destiny 2 stuff, and DOOM gets a liquor. We discuss news and new releases, and we face the hard facts: are game subscription services pushing us away from buying actual games? Intro: “Overwatch Victory (Retro Electronic Remix)” by LabGrownMusic
Outro: “Main Theme” – Pocket Clothier, by Kairosoft
In a very special episode of the GameBytes Show podcast, Jeremy is joined by one-time podcast cohost of yesteryear, Sean Kirkland from the Tech Gaming podcast! Jeremy and Sean bring that old-timey flair to the GBS podcast, giving “impressions” (the T-G term) of games we played this week. Sean starts the ball rolling with Dragon Quest 11, and we discuss its spiritual predecessor DQ8 and how they relate. Jeremy steers the show into Knights & Bikes, a new co-operative adventure games that embody the 1980s on lonely crummy islands in the North Atlantic.
Intro: “I Wanna Ride My Bike” – Knights & Bikes, by Daniel Pemberton
Outro: “Village Hidden In A Mountain” – Dragon Quest 11 (“good instruments” version) by Koichi Sugiyama
This week in the news, changes are a-comin’, and non-change is also a-comin’. Sony will skip a presentation at another big show. Telltale is coming back. Homeworld 3 is announced, and Destiny 2 decides on a new model. Mario Kart on mobile is nigh, and Uncharted gaines and loses directors. Plus, we cover new releases and other financial tidbits. For our final segment we imagine the most intriguing tell-all game development exposé books we’d love to read! So come listen!
Intro: “BFG Division (MIDI)” – DOOM 4 Vanilla, by Nabernizer
Outro: “Across the Seven Realms (Instrumental)” – The Bard’s Tale IV, by Ged Grimes, Gregor Philp Nathan Long
The games we played this week are new spins on old ideas! This week Jeremy takes wing in No Man’s Sky with the new Beyond update, including VR support and several improvements. Dale has to make the decision whether to plug back into the game after 60+ hours, but the decision may not be all that difficult. We pivot to LeGrande for the remainder of the show who has sampled the WoW Classic release this week, and he tells us whether it’s worth it to return to Azeroth, again, for the first time.
Intro: “Asimov” – No Man’s Sky, by 65daysofstatic
Outro: “Tavern” – World of Warcraft, by Jason Hayes, Tracy W. Bush, Derek Duke, Glenn Stafford
This Dale, Jerod, and Jeremy are traversing the perils of the undersea world, the dangers of outer space, and the risks of corneal abrasions! Jerod talks about early access unterseeboot simulator Uboat, and the punishments that you can expect if you misbehave on the SS Jerod. Dale investigates the Witch Hat Nebula and finds the loneliest spot in all the galaxy to play the multiplayer space-exploration game. Jeremy plays new mobile game Witcheye, which is the best new eyeball-based collision platformer out this year! Join us as worlds and eyeballs collide!
Intro: “Main Menu” – Witcheye, by Pete Smith
Outro: “Level Select (various worlds)” – Witcheye, by Pete Smith
This week’s news and new releases podcast is brought to you by hadskaaaa and hadskabaa. What does that mean? Venture within to learn more! This week we discuss queues for WoW Classic, a retired game creator may be getting back into the life, Factor 5 is making some (lukewarm) headlines, No Man’s Sky gets its latest (huge) update, Spelunky 2 is delayed, and Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo ride again! We also talk about the newest releases, and then Dale and Jeremy decide to throw some shade on the biggest lies video games ever told us.
Intro: “Main Menu” – Fire Pro Wrestling World, by Mitsuo Nakajima & Atsuhiro Motoyama
Outro: “Firestorm” – Lair, by John Debney
Dale and Jerod and Jeremy have a theme going this week. Outer space and Norse mythology! Makes sense. In the games we played this week, Jeremy gives his final impressions on God of War 2018, and its slow burn and big payoffs. Dale and Jerod (who actually HAVE a theme) get into the newest updates from Elite Dangerous and the newly-released Rebel Galaxy Outlaw. There’s a bit to compare and contrast here, and we’d hate for you to get your Dad of Boy mixed up with your Elite Galaxy Dangerous Outlaw.
Intro: “Backwoods Man” – Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
Outro: “Take Me to the Mountain” – Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, by Jetty Rae
It’s time for that weekly dose of “catching you up” with the moving and shaking in the world of video games. Jeremy, Dale, and LeGrande get away from that summertime grill (or microwave) to usher in the week of current events you gotta have. Video games are under the microscope again in the wake of gambling and violence. Fortnite beats Apex Legends to the punch. No Man’s Sky gets another big update! A new portable Switch dock option is funded. What is a “dad build”?? Then, we cover the new releases and freebies, and we discuss some of the “fundamentally fun” elements of videogames from all eras!
Intro – “Tachyon” -Exception, by Compilerbrau
Outro – “Escape Velocity” – No Man’s Sky, by 65 Days of Static