Dale and Jeremy dive deeply into the news of video games, putting rumors to rest and covering the most important announcements and developments that YOU need to know. Nintendo’s Direct was good but had disturbing moments, Spider-Man sells out, Destiny 2’s new raid, and a slew of announcements, plus Marvel and Sony break some records! We hit the news and new releases, and we discuss the idea of artificial “gating” in games to keep us from the things we WANT.
Intro: “Main Theme” – Marvel’s Spider-Man, by John Paesano
Outro: “Haunted” – Alan Wake, by Poe
Jerod and Jeremy are bringing it, a little late, but just in time to kick your weekend in the buns! Video games have been played. Which ones? We tried out the new Call of Duty battle royale mode “Blackout” (beta test), shot large-as-life demons in DOOM VFR, and quickly decided we’re interested in the unlikely Victor Vran. Rock on.
Intro: “Damnation” – DOOM, by Mick Gordon
Outro: “End of Time” – Motorhead
LeGrande, Dale, and Jeremy are not the heroes you deserve, but with great power something something. It’s the top of the week so we’re dishing out justice and video game news! Steam clarifies their new curation policies. Nintendo postpones a Direct, but game announcements come out anyway! Some of Jeremy’s favorite series are getting new sequels, Fortnite gets Nerfed, and Mega Man 11 is fundamentally broken. Plus, we cover new releases and we discuss our memories of superhero games through the years!
INTRO: “Background Game Music II” – Silver Surfer, by Tim Follin
OUTRO: “Quaker Bait” – Rebel Galaxy, by Dolph Taylor and Bart Hendrickson
Jerod and Jeremy are on a hunt for vengeance! And by “vengeance” we mean “video games”, but also “talking to you about the games they played”… Words are so complex sometimes! This week, Jeremy has been playing the new Forsaken DLC for Destiny 2, and talks about the campaign and the new “gambit” multiplayer mode. He’s also playing Another World (aka Out of This World) on the PS Vita and PS4, and talks about the idea of learning-by-failing and the game’s historical context. Jerod seeks virtue in Richard Garriott’s fully-released Shroud of the Avatar, but also finds himself returning to the loving arms of his usual fare.
Intro: “The Fanatic” – Destiny 2: Forsaken, by Pieter Schlosser, Skye Lewin, Michael Salvatori, Rotem Moav & C Paul Johnson
Outro: “End Theme Remix (Amiga Game)” – Another World, by Mano
LeGrande and Dale hold down the show for the US Labor Day holiday! Instead of jet-skis and barbecues, they’re jockeying segways and slinging game news! This week we cover Sony’s latest cross-play excuses, Spider-Man PS4 downgrades, Valve planning on games, Shovel Knight and Battlefront 2, Eminem <3 Kingdom Hearts, and the last official secret of DOOM2 has been found! Plus, new releases and we discuss games/franchises/studios we have supported with the hope to save them!
Intro: "The Battle Begins" - Heroes of the Storm, by Glenn Stafford & Jason Hayes
Outro: "Simple and Clean" - Kingdom Hearts, by Utada Hikaru
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Dale and Jeremy team up for a review of the games they played this week. The old is new again with Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition, the red planet gets woke with Waking Mars, we have flare-ups with Spelunky, No Man’s Sky, and more! We promise it’s just a rash.
Intro: “Goliath and Carrion (Boss 1 & 2)” – A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda, by Hyperduck Soundworks
Outro: “Into the Red” – Waking Mars, by Scott Barber
At the top of the week we have some important news for you. Serious events in Jacksonville. The International moves to China. Shigeru Miyamoto and From Software tell us what we don’t want to hear. Games are coming! And games are not coming. We finally get a ruling on GoldenEye practices, and a poo update from Epic Games. We cover the news and new releases, and we discuss the present and future of congregations of gamers.
Intro: “Character Select” – Soul Calibur 6, by Bandai Namco Games
Outro: “Facility (Mesmonium Remix)” – GoldenEye 007, by Mesmonium
We understand that gaming news is big. There’s a lot going on and the sheer energy could rip any one of us apart. But like a superhero trio, LeGrande, Dale, and Jeremy are here to help. We’ll focus the game news for you into a succinct game “byte” (30 minutes or less) and keep you informed about the goings on in games. This week, PS4 cross-platform, Steam.tv, Dishonored is sleepy, a canceled game returns, and a dramatic reading of Destiny 2! We cover the new releases, and talk about franchises that we would trade to come back from the netherworld.
Intro: “Levels 1-7” – Hardcore (unreleased), by Olof Gustaffson
Outro: “Under Siege” – The Order: 1886, by Jason Graves
LeGrande, Jerod, and Jeremy join forces for a triple-tag-team-combo of electronicallyyy-entertaining beatdowns! We tag in LeGrande who brings the fight money to Street Fighter V Arcade. We discuss combos and his future plans as an EVO contender with a new fight stick. Jeremy hits the mat with some Final Fantasy XV Episodes (minor spoilers), as well as the Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes event. Finally, Jerod does a power intro and hits the ice with Super Blood Hockey and rattles some cages with Jurassic World Evolutions. Rawr!
Intro: “Battle Theme (Episode Gladiolus)” – Final Fantasy 15, by Keiichi Okaba
Outro: “Jurassic Park Credits en 8-bits” – by Mx0
LeGrande and Jeremy swoop in like ninjas on hang-gliders to make sure YOU have the knowledge you need about this week in video games! Game regulation changes in Germany are afoot, along with more casualties in the Emu Wars of 2018. Monster Hunter World takes a bone greatsword to a couple of records on PC. Discord selling games? Chinese Zelda knockoffs? Bethesda suing private sellers? And which well-loved video game character gave up the ghost this week? Then we tackle new releases and freebies, and we discuss other video game deaths that haunt us to this day. It’s a hum-dinger of a show for this long hot summer, so stay cool with us!
Intro: “The Sun Rises” – Okami, by Masami Ueda, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Rei Kondoh & Akari Groves
Outro: “Private Quarters Theme” – Monster Hunter World, by Akihiko Narita & Zhenlan Kang