LeGrande returns to the show just in time for the rumorin’-est PlayStation news this side of E3! Nintendo America’s new president is ready to move up from the kids’ table! European privacy regulations are causing some games to fold. Blizzard is making big (lore) changes to Heroes of the Storm. New releases! Game deals! And, we discuss our habits when it comes to watching video game exhibitions and streams!
Intro: “Battle in the Warrens” – Darkest Dungeon, by Stuart Chatwood
Outro: “Windmill Hills” – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, by David Wise
Dale and Jeremy save the world! Well, maybe make the world just a little bit better… with video games! This week Dale has been rolling stuff up into the mainstream cult classic Katamari Damacy, grinding loot in Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, and grinding jobs in Final Fantasy Tactics. Meanwhile, Jeremy has been fighting off the feral anklebiters in Battlefront 2’s “Ewok Hunt” mode, plays the new Bandai Namco game Pac-Man Stories for Amazon Echo (??), and throws a zombie parkour party in Dying Light.
Intro: “Fighting Hask” – Star Wars Battlefront 2, by Gordy Haab
Outro: “The Moon and the Prince” – Katamari Damacy, by Akitaka Tohyama & Kenji Ninuma
It’s the beginning of the new week, and while superheroes are dominating pop culture right now, don’t forget that video game news is forever! We cover the premature death and possible resurrection of Steam Spy, meteors in Fortnite, Amazon Prime, Sega hardware, Sony financial data and that 1 copy of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Game Gear that appeared on the NPDs. We also cover the new releases, this month’s PS+, Xbox, and Twitch subscription offerings, and we talk about memorable meteorological events in video games!
Intro: “Halo Theme Techno Remix” – Halo, by Alexander Andreassen
Outro: “No Risk No Glory” – Saturday Morning PRG, by Vince DiCola
In this midweek show we discuss the games we’ve been playing, and hit all the important gaming genres: chickens, mimes, mechs, and battle royale! Dale and Jeremy discuss Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, Final Fantasy Tactics, Battletech, and The Darwin Project! We take a call from Major Nelson* the first podcaster**, and did Jeremy actually do all those things with his PSP?
Intro: “Once I was Lost (Rocketbirds Theme)” – Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, by New World Revolution
Outro: “Mercenary Blues” – Battletech, by Jon Everist
It’s (sliiightly after) the top of the week! And you know what that means (mostly)! It’s time for Jerod, LeGrande, and Jeremy to fill you in on the newsiest happenings of the week in video games! We discuss the eminent and eventual end of the Vita, Valve’s new studio acquisition, the role the HTC Vive played in Ready Player One, and the BATTLE ROYALE ROCK BLOCK… until technical difficulties RIP OUR SHOW APART. Will we survive? tune in as we also discuss new releases and in honor of Harebrained Studios’ release of Battletech, our favorite and noteworthy boardgame-to-videogame adaptations!
Intro: “The Great Betrayal” – Battletech, by Jon Everist
Outro: “Nintendo Labo Trailer” – by Nintendo
Our midweek trio is successful this week as LeGrande, Jerod and Jeremy discuss the games they’ve been playing. LeGrande has played Mighty No. 9, but how well does it hold his interest? What kind of anime is Xenoblade Chronicles 2, anyway?? Jerod blubbers about whale hunting sim Nantucket, sneaks around in Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun, and tag-teams the high seas with Jeremy in Blackwake. We cover the Overwatch Archives event “Retribution” and discuss a little Into the Badlands Blade Battle and other TV-adjacent topics.
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Intro: “Crimson Caribbean” – Blackwake, by Garrett Beelow
Outro: “Balrog 24/7” – by Man Factory
The power duo this week is made up of LeGrande and Jeremy, who brave the weekend and U.S. tax day to bring you up to date on the video game news of the past week, the new releases of the coming week, and discussion of video game themed topics that are evergreen! This week we discuss more game awards winners, services ending, records abolished, the biggest money making product of all time, as well as some new announcements and a fairly ill-advised marketing campaign. We continue with the new releases and updates for this week, and then a discussion of some reflections on video game marketing over the years.
Intro: “Brunch My Body (feat. Cyber Diva)” – #Breakforcist Battle, by Pete Ellison
Outro: Walk of Life (8-bit remix) – Dire Straits, remixed by Sunchipp Studio
Dale, Jerod, and Jeremy have arrived on your device, overcoming time and space and probability to tell YOU about the video games that we’ve been playing. Jerod kicks us off with outerspace city builder Surviving Mars, and RPG desktop simulator Kingsway. Dale COMPLETES Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, transitions immediately into Final Fantasy Tactics (hax edition) and gets mad at Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor. Jeremy kicks balls in Captain Tsubasa, reminisces about anime of the 80s, and makes bold, unfounded and offensive claims about JRPGs.
Intro: “Main Menu” – Captain Tsubasa Dream Team, by KLab Games
Outro: “Free Earth Channel” – Surviving Mars, by Paradox Games
We were up before dawn making you this freshly baked podcast. Please eat it with your ears and grow strong, it will make us so proud! All of that nutritious news will do you good, and it’s flavored with a pinch of new releases and add-ons. Wash it down with a bit of discussion about games we’ve played but aren’t obtainable anymore, and it’s a veritable breakfast of champions! Please enjoy!
Intro: “Colossus” – Spyro 2 – Ripto’s Rage!, by Stewart Copeland
Outro: “Millennium Fair” – Chrono Trigger, by Super Guitar Bros
Dale and Jeremy (Casper and Lucky) hold the fort down for the mid-week in a dynamic duo of game-playing and game-talking-abouting! Dale opens up his Hearthstone deck once more, but does it deal him in? He’s also admits to playing a little more Fortnite, and dipping his gjallarhorn back into Destiny 2. Finally, he creeps to within striking distance of finishing Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. Jeremy joins the fray with the recently-final Pit People by The Behemoth, and hikes around an Earthbound-esque New Zealand in Reverie.
Intro: “City Chicks” – Pit People, by Patric Catani
Outro: “Kiwifruit Jaunt” – Reverie, by William E