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
LeGrande, Dale, and Jeremy are back to start your week off with the Video Game News U Need, along with new releases, discounts and freebies, and special discussion! Far Cry 5 and Fortnite are breaking records, lawsuits are filed and dismissed, someone’s new movie gets a “7… out of 100” on our rotten tomatoes challenge, and who can pry the secrets from Todd Howard? Then, we cover the newest PS+ and Games with Gold titles, as well as Twitch Prime. Finally, we discuss some of the best April Fools’ Day pranks in video games circulating the web today, on this day of fools.
Intro: “Clutch Nixon” – Far Cry 5, by The Road Vikings
Outro: “Monolith” – No Man’s Sky, by 65daysofstatic
Dale and Jeremy bring the game talk back for another episode! Jeremy kicks us off with a rundown of the multiplayer prison-break game by Josef Fares, A Way Out. Dale gets to the end of Deus Ex Human Revolution, inches nearer to completing Tactics Ogre, skids around in Quake: Scourge of Armagon, and finally joines the Fortnite Battle Royale Fray. What does he think? You’ll have to listen and learn!
Intro: “Music #3” – Quake: Scourge of Armagon, by Jeehun Hwang
Outro: “Lockdown” – Deus Ex Human Revolution: The Missing Link, by Michael McCann
We’re here to invert game controls and do video game news! … and we’re all out of inverted game controls. This time we cover the news of GDC, and the Game Developers’ Choice Awards. Nintendo’s “Nindie” independent games showcase for the Switch. CD Projekt Red, Will Wright, and EA all have new projects in the works. Sea of Thieves could be No Man’s Sea? We highlight the alt.ctrl exhibits at GDC, and an unconvenitonal new fighter appears for Tekken 7. Hashtag Crazy Train. We cover new releases and discuss our history with renting video games! Come listen!
Intro: “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends” (NES)
Outro: “Sanford & Son (Mario Paint remix)”
Heck YEAH we used the same podcast title joke twice in a row! Welcome back! On this midweek episode LeGrande and Jeremy are hitting the new hotness AND a little of the old hotness in video games. We open with Warhammer Vermintide 2 and some of the improvements and updates Fat Shark have made to the L4D formula. Jeremy has been playing Streets of Rage 3, an opportunity to reminisce about the 90s and offer admonition regarding yoked kangaroos. Lastly, we’ve played some PUBG mobile. But is Jeremy’s first-shot chicken dinner well-earned, or has that tasty bird been served by bots??
Intro: “Norsca Attacks” – Warhammer Vermintide 2, by Jesper Kyd
Outro: “Ending (Good Ending)” – Streets of Rage 3, by Yuzo Koshiro
The new week opens with the news of the old week! And so the cycle continues. And presiding over this transition, as ever, are your humble GameBytes Show hosts. We open with some severe spoilers to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After about 7 minutes of that, we continue to the news of the week! BAFTA noms, TRU closings, Twitch records broken, and Little Luigi. We cover the new releases, and we discuss games that we have not played (but want to) and have avoided spoilers thus far.
Intro: “Synergy Burst” – Pokken Tournament, by Hiroki Hashimoto
Outro: “Friends (Hyper Potions)” – Sonic Mania, by Hyper Potions
Duos with Dale and Jeremy, 600K subscribers! This time around the block we’ve been playing the Sea of Thieves Final Beta and dabbling in a bit of Final Fantasy Comrades. Dale is back on his Tactics Ogre kick, and does a deep dive on Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s staying power.
Intro: “Battle 1” – Final Fantasy XV: Comrades, by Nobuo Uematsu and Yoko Shimomura
Outro: “Autumnal Sky” – Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, by Hitoshi Sakimoto