We understand: video game news can be difficult to digest. It’s chunky, and there’s so much of it. But LeGrande, Dale, and Jeremy have you covered! We’re going to pre-digest it for you, like a mother bird regurgitates game news into her hatchlings’ ears. This week, EVO is happening (as we speak!) and we have a lot to say about DragonBallZ and the like. Steam sheds users, PUBG picks up big sales, and Sony has milestones galore. Free-to-play on Nintendo Switch may remain just that, and what happens when you bet against Nintendo? We also cover the new releases and free updates coming out this week, along with a special topic… What changes have happened in video games that we have to “just deal with it”? Join us!
Intro: “Elektrozavodskaya” – Russian Subway Dogs, by Peter Chapman aka Coins
Outro: “The Merchant” – Dead cells, by Yoann Laulan
With no holidays in sight, we have staked out the month of August for our own! Jeremy and LeGrande begin the festivities by talking about the games they’ve played! LeGrande updates us on The Elder Scrolls Legends, plays EVERY GAME with his Dreamcade Replay, and is about to discover why Dana has such Lacrimosa in Ys VIII. Jeremy has dipped his toe back into Final Fantasy 14, played the brand-new launch game No Man’s Sky, and defends against sky piracy in Owlboy. Have an enjoyable Feast of St. GameBytes everybody!
Intro: “Vellie – Owlboy Theme” – Owlboy, by Jonathan Greer
Outro: “Whimsical Vacation” – Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, by Hayato Sonoda & Takahiro Unisuga
Jerod and Jeremy keep the news rolling this week with eSports in the real world, the release of No Man’s Sky, a free-games program bites the dust, vampires bite humans, everyone bites GoG, Destiny PVP bites in general, and the US Army is sending one of its most skilled warriors to PAX. Also we cover the new releases and freebies, and we discuss which games deserve a second chance long after the fact with their own “Next” update?
Intro: “Castlevania 3 Beginning [METAL COVER]” – Nestalgic
Outro: “Nanairo Harmony” – Taiko no Tatsujin 2008, by Masako Ohgami, vocals by Asami Imai
In this hot-(or comfortable)-summer-nights edition of the GameBytes Show, Jeremy and Dale sound off about the games that have been on their consoles, PCs, and phones this week! Dale dipped a tentacle into Octopath traveler and compares it favorably to other Square offerings. He also revisits Antarctica in the remake of Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, and we discuss old-school dungeon mapping. Jeremy has been spending his time on his phone this week, and tries out Food Fantasy, and complains (just a little) about anime. He also tried out Galak-Z Mobile Variant, the sequel to the roguelike space shooter with an 80s (anime) vibe.
Intro: “The Turnabout Patrol – A Tak’s 8 Track” – Galak-Z The Dimensional
Outro: “H’aanit, the Hunter” – Octopath Traveler
In our 330TH EPISODE EVER (long past 300, sorry Jeremy), Dale Jones makes his triumphant return to America to regale us with stories of the southeast-north-western-easterly quadrant of Asia. We pick up the news of this week with tales of success and not-so-success, changes in actors, changes in games, and a slow and smooth approach to exhibition gaming. We cover the new releases and invasive pop-up ads of the week, and we remember the “good old days” of copy protection, when a little archaeology was required to play the games you wanted. Figure THIS episode out!
Intro: “Nate’s Theme” – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, by Greg Edmondson
Outro: “Heading Back” – Monster Hunter World, by Akihiko Narita & Zhenlan Kang
In this midweek show, Jerod, LeGrande and Jeremy discuss a bunch of games they didn’t plan to talk about! LeGrande starts with The Elder Scrolls Legends but ACTUALLY wanted to talk about Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. Jerod didn’t want to talk about Kingdom Come Deliverance: From the Ashes, but also talks about The Flame in the Flood. Jeremy probably wanted to talk about everything, but he sticks with Realms of Arkania: Star Trail and Hero-U!
Intro: “Sunshine Coastline” – Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, by Hayato Sonoda & Takahiro Unisuga
Outro: “Long Water” – The Flame in the Flood, by Chuck Reagan
Jerod and Jeremy join forces to bring the entire week’s worth of GameBytes to you in one 30-minute episode! Does it sound impossible? Well listen on! We begin with the news of the week, including Epic licensing changes, UK parenting, text slur monitoring in Rainbow Six Siege, and an AI fix for a maligned game from 2013. How does Nintendo handle a request to ban Splatoon 2 cheaters? What was hidden in the Borderlands 3 tease? And what are the latest cool trans-media properties coming to the big and small screen? We cover the new releases, look forward to the week’s sales, and THEN we really get started with the games we’ve been playing this week! All in one half hour, just as you’ve come to expect from the GameBytes Show!
Intro: “Beer and Women” – Kingdom Come Deliverance, by Jan Valta and Adam Sporka
Outro: “Main Theme” – Octopath Traveler, by Yasunori Nishiki
Jerod, LeGrande, and Jeremy join forces for our biannual meeting of the GameBytes Show Podcast Biannual Podcast Show to bring you another generous dose of the gaming news you need! Fortnite updates and social uproar! Destiny 2 gets a new microtransaction program in South Korea. Shenmue 1 & 2 get a launch date, and we noticed a couple of food-based transmedia properties in video games this week. Plus, the new releases, Twitch Prime offerings, and sales! And, we look back at the first half of 2018 for the best games that we played so far!
Intro: “Main Title” – 20XX, by Brandon Ellis
Outro: “This is What You Are” – Warframe, by Keith Power and George Spanos
LeGrande and Jeremy salute this very-patriotic week with the thing that Americans love the most: biased news coverage. And we ARE biased! We love video games! This week we cover the final SGDQ results! Lawsuit updates! Lies, damn lies, and Pokemon Go and Steam statistics! Fortnite and cross-play news! The new Overwatch character! And more! We discuss the new releases and PS/Xbox freebies for July, and we talk about our favorite patriotic-esque games!
INTRO: “The Star Spangled Banner” – Double Dribble (arcade ver.); “United States National Anthem Snes Edition (4th of July Special)” by SuperMarioNick B
OUTRO: “O Canada” by 8-bit Anthems
We have so much catching up to do! How have you been? What games have you been playing? What? Sorry? We’re sorry, we still can’t hear you. OH. Gosh, how embarrassing… podcasting is a one-way medium. Well, we hope you’ll enjoy hearing what WE’VE been up to! LeGrande has been hardcore-RPing The Elder Scrolls Online. Dale has a whole LITANY of games he played, but we’re just touching on a few such as God of War 2 HD. Jeremy chooses you, Pokémon Quest, but maybe not for his starter.
INTRO: “For Blood, for Glory, for Honor” – The Elder Scrolls Online, by Brad Derrick
OUTRO: “Base” – Pokémon Quest, by Teruo Taniguchi, Takahiro Eguchi, Fumihisa Tanaka, Shinji Hosoe