Personal log, it has been days and days since we’ve seen the sun. Haven’t washed. Haven’t seen other humans. Pretty great so far. This week we beam the news out to you from the bunker! E3 is for-realio-trulio canceled. Reggie Fils-Aime joins GameStop’s board of directors. Professional sports might have a second chance in video games. Everyone is logged in and lots of people are playing games. Super Mario comes to LEGO, and more! New releases and freebies are on offer. Plus, we found out who bought the Nintendo Playstation and we imagine what our life of filthy wealth might look like.
Intro: “Fearless Challenger” – La Mulana, by NIGORO
Outro: “Kamaitachi” – Nioh 2, by Yugo Kanno & Akihiro Manabe
In this week’s games-we-played extravaganza, Dale and LeGrande and Jeremy have been hitting some new hotness and also a Warhammer game. Dale gets that last bit out of the way up front by discussing Warhammer: 40,000: Inquisitor: Martyr. (Colons speculative). LeGrande has been playing the new Warzone mode in Call of Duty Modern Warfare, and Jeremy gets a shot in at the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo before talking mostly about Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
Intro: “Momma Said Knock You Out (Undefeated Reix)” – Call of Duty Modern Warfare: Warzone
Outro: “Sanctuary in the Glades” – Ori and the Will of the Wisps, by Gareth Coker
LeGrande and Jeremy tackle the newsiest news of the week in video games! We find this week that more public gatherings are succumbing to viral marketing. A couple of big players log out of E3. The nintendo Playstation has sold at auction for a tidy sum, but was it worth it? The Last of Us gives up the movie adaptation for something a little different, and Google is on the ball and starting a game studio for that Stadia platform you may have heard is coming out. Plus, we talk about new releases and freebies and sales, and we discuss the most historically under-utilized genres in video games!
Intro: “Practice Makes Perfect ( Mario Teaches Typing Rap) – by Legacy X
Outro: “Bombing Run” – Final Fantasy VII Remake, by Nobuo Uematsu
Dale, Jeremy, and LeGrande ride again! This week, LeGrande crushes the news beat with news of show closures and postponements. Live streams can be pronounced both “live” AND “live” when the coronavirus is involved. We cover the new releases and freebies circulating this week. Then we discuss games of extreme complexity and whether we have been scared away or drawn into them for that reason. Join us! We’re basic!
Intro: “Theme of Infinite” – Sonic Forces, by Tomoya Ohtani
Outro: “High Above Tassel Town (The Sky Bridge)” – Shantae Half-Genie Hero, by Jake Kaufman
Dale and Jeremy use the buddy system to spot each other in this week’s games-we-played episode. Dale feels the burn in Ring Fit Adventure, and explains just how to avoid getting TOO shredded at Nintendo’s “squeezy-circle”-based exercise game. Jeremy plays an old vertical-shooter classic that you’ve probably heard of called Radiant Silvergun, and it makes him kind of mad but it’s also worthy of respect. Which game causes more forehead-vein popping? Listen and find out!
Intro: “Main Theme” – Ring Fit Adventure, by Shinji Ushiroda, Maasa Miyoshi, Shiho Fujii, & Asuka Hayazaki
Outro: “My Daddy’s Spaceship” – Opoona, by Hitoshi Sakimoto
The news of the week is hot off the press, and the incubation period is still potent! This week we cover a new Tony Hawk documentary, more losses in GeForce Now’s lineup, coronavirus takes its toll on PAX and other gaming events, PS5 VR gets a new controller patent, Borderlands gets an adaptation, and more! PLus we cover the new releases and deals, and we discuss whether the era of automatically-bad game movies has passed!
Intro: “Superman” – Tony Hawk Pro Skater, by Goldfinger
Outro: “Fire Dragon” – Rune Factory 4, by Tomoko Morita
In our midweek show, the guys talk about the exciting and shooty games they played this week. They range from the fantastical to the guy-in-balaclava. Dale returns to Warhammer 40K Armageddon after spending time painting miniatures. Jeremy admires the evolutions in Julian Gollop’s Phoenix Point. LeGrande has some reservations about The Division 2, but… eh, he’ll play it.
Intro: “Hyena Hunt” – Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, by Ola Strandh
Outro: “Perfect Apocalypse” – Phoenix Point, by Simeon Dotkov
Jeremy and LeGrande stream the video game news of the week directly to your brain, including winners of the DICE Awards. The Sonic movie is out, and it’s confounding…ly good? PS5 cost analysis. Nintendo PlayStation could be yours! Steam will read your mind. And the IRS is coming for your V-bucks. Plus, we update you on the few new releases to hit this week, and we take a quick audit of the state of game streaming services.
Intro: “Speed Me Up (Sonic the Hedgehog)” by Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty & Sueco the Child
Outro: “Modern Warfare Main” – Theme Call of Duty Modern Warfare, by Sarah Schachner
Dale, LeGrande, and Jeremy hit the news HARD this week, like newsaholics returning uncontrollably to their newsahol. This week LeGrande handles things with news from Blizzard, Blizzard, Blizzard, and some other stuff. Dale picks over the bones of this week’s release list, and Jeremy gets into a state of angst thinking about whether time playing (and re-playing) video games is well spent or a waste of life force.
Intro: “Battle for Azeroth (login screen)” – World of Warcraft, by Jason Hayes
Outro: “Bones” – Death Stranding, by Low Roar
In what might be called by some as “the plain oatmeal” of GBS episodes, we bring you what WE might call “a bit of a palate-cleanser.” Sometimes the video games we play are underwhelming, or perhaps just whelming. This episode will whelm your pants off, guaranteed. Jeremy begins by saying Hello Neighbor, but would he rather say Goodbye? Dale feels that Juno’s Darkest Hour is quite adequate indeed. LeGrande has sampled the ennui of Apple Arcade, which is filled with great stuff that he can’t really bring himself to play. And that’s it. That’s the podcast.
Intro: “Exit the Gungeon (Full Ver)” – Exit the Gungeon, by doseone
Outro: “Hello Neighbor Intro (Alpha 2)” – Hello Neighbor, by Nikita Kolesnikov