As tradition holds, our midweek observance of the “games we have been a-playin'” opens with some new hotness, but also some tried and true entries. LeGrande scores hits with Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, and Monster Hunter World. Jeremy orbits endlessly with Spaceplan and plumbs the depths (or is it heights?) with roguelike Tangledeep. Dale fights his way closer to victory with XCOM Enemy Unknown, and flouts his mommy instinct by tossing babies in Offspring Fling.
Intro: “Clash With a Mighty Foe” (Boss Theme 2)” – Tangledeep, by zircon
Outro: “In Orbit” – Spaceplan, by Logan Gabriel
In our top-of-the-week show, the newsworthy newses you need to knews include shakeups at Sony leadership, a cool PS4 Pro feature on your non-Pro PS4, Microsoft acquisition rumors, controversies! and more! We cover some new releases (and re-releases, looking at you Switch) as well as the topic of what game genres we used to love but just don’t play much anymore.
Intro: “Encounter [Resurgence Remix]” – Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, by Ludvig Forssell, Justin Burnett, & Daniel James
Outro: “Donkey Kong Classic (remix)” – Donkey Kong, by Banks
In our (slightly tardy) midweek show, new and exciting things are afoot! Dale retires a killer combination in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, explores themes of toxic capitalism in New Super Mario Bros 2, and gathers new herbs in The Witcher 3. Jerod employs a more tactical approach to Waagh in Total War: Warhammer 2 and sails for vengeance and blubber in Nantucket. And, Jeremy hunts big, streamlined game in Monster Hunter World BUT also stalks big-eyed anime girls in Doki Doki Literature Club. A full and chewy game byte is on your plate! Chow down!
Intro: “Nantucket” – Nantucket, by Jeff Espinoza
Outro: “Your Reality” – Doki Doki Literature Club, by Dan Salvato
Did you know all video game news is interlocked? With SEGUES! Join us this week as we segue between all the most important news items that are relevant to your life with video games. We open with some observation of movies and quality indicators, and then get into the gaming news you crave! Evo Japan, Harrison goes to Google, Miitomo and Paragon are to end, and Oculus invents a new unit of time called the “flick”. Then, we cover the new releases and we discuss the impact on brick-and-mortar stores in our lives yesterday, today, and in the future.
Intro: “West City Stage” – Dragon Ball FighterZ, by Daisuke Ishiwatari
Outro: “Visiting a Friend (Confident Personality)”, by Nintendo
In what is ALMOST a game byte, Dale and Jeremy go mano-a-mano for a two-man round of “whatcha been playin?” This week, Dale commits to The Witcher 3 until either he or it dies, reaffirms his neverending like for Spelunky, and steps out on Eternal Crusade with Space Marine. Jeremy dabbles again in the 2nd Monster Hunter World beta, drops in on the Metal Gear Survive beta, and rejuvenates his love for Destiny 2 with the Curse of Osiris expansion.
Intro: “Hidden Conflux” – Destiny 2: The Curse of Orsiris, by Pieter Schlosser, Skye Lewin, Michael Salvatori, Rotem Moav & C Paul Johnson
Outro: “Can’t Find My Way Home” – Metal Gear Survive trailer, by CHROMA Music ft. EIVØR
Batten the hatches, a video game news storm is a blowin’! This week in video games, we talk about Nintendo Labo, Sony Amiibo, and Microsoft’s new VP of games. They still have Minecraft! Bungie, Epic Games, Konami’s PT remade, and Sega’s successor to Theme Hospital. Plus! We cover the new releases of the week and we discuss the kinds of fun we’ve had “outside” the game experience itself! Weather the storm! Hear us!
Intro: “Atlantis” – Theme Hospital, by Russell Shaw & Tony Cox
Outro: “Menu (old version)” – Paragon, by Epic Games
There are games to be played, so the GameBytes Show Team has ASSEMBLED! (Except for Jeremy.) What games have we played, For Great Justice? Well: LeGrande starts us off with Shovel Knight Treasure Trove in general, and Plague of Shadows in particular, Mega Man X, and the delights of a hacked SNES Classic. Dale continues with Heavenly Sword and Endless Space and Legend (that’s TWO Endless games). Jerod caps us off with Dreamfall Chapters (check our Twitch.tv channel for an ongoing playthrough) and various Jerody things! Get in, get out, get GameBytes and get gud.
Intro: “Launch Octopus (Dani’s Remix) – Water Levels” – Mega Man X, by Dani Rosenoer
Outro: “Friar’s Keep” – Dreamfall Chapters, by Simon Poole
The new year marches on, and so necessarily does the news of video games! Dale and Jeremy reporting for duty! We cover AGDQ’s final tally! Nintendo Direct Mini! A new hardware emulation announcement from Hyperkin! Do not forgive Nintendo! Destiny 2! Real world bummer stuff, and more! Plus, a few new releases dribble out, and we discuss: if we had a gun to our head, what games might we speed-run and why!
Intro: “M. Bison’s Theme” – Street Fighter V, by Masahiro Aoki, Hideyuki Fukasawa, Keiki Kobayashi, Takatsugu Wakabayashi & Zac Zinger
Outro: “Hale and Hearthy” – Gunhouse, by Disasterpeace
Jerod joins the show for his 2018 debut to help us with our midweek gaming recollections! He kicks off with Total War Arena, appreciates Endless Space 2, and dominates history with Expedition: Vikings! Dale plays a bit of everything this week, with Battlefield 1, Star Wars Battlefront, Warhammer 40K: Armageddon, Mark of the Ninja, AND Rocket League (whew!). Jeremy finally wins with a low score in Everybody’s Golf, and vibes out with the PSVR version of Rez Infinite!
Intro: “Cycle of Silence” – Rez Infinite, by Hydelic
Outro: “Clap Your Hands” – Everybody’s Golf, by Owl City
Welcome to video game news in 2018 with the GameBytes Show! LeGrande, Jeremy, and Dale kick things off for this year’s news! Charity events are on, processors are at risk, and will gaming disorder become a real psychological classification? We review 2017 in numbers by platform, and look at other revelations and unusual news of the new year. New releases are sparse, but we get some good discussion going about 2017 games we want to circle back to this year.
Intro: “Dark Solas Theme” – Dragon Age Inquisition, by Trevor Morris
Outro: “Playstation 2 Resurrection (ps2 startup remix)” by NANA The Producer