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
We are releasing our top of the week update! Friend lists? Trading? NO. We’re updating you with the NEWS and the NEW RELEASES, and a DISCUSSION that probably should have been here from the start. This week we discuss SGDQ, Fortnite’s cross-platform drama and endgame changes, new releases, lawsuits, Steamlike Discord, and Discordlike Steam! This week’s releases are pretty good! We continue on to discuss games that have gone into the public domain or converted to free-to-play that we have enjoyed.
Intro: “SHININ'” – Lumines, by Mondo Grosso
Outro: “Battle Theme 2” – Callers Bane, by Mattias Häggström Gerdt & Josh Whelchel
Our drei podcast hosts are once again here at the middle of the week to share with you the sturm, the drang, and the kampf of our video games for the week. (That’s all the German we know, so we’ll stop now.) LeGrande starts by dealing in on The Elder Scrolls Legends, and talks about his time with the game at E3 and the developers’ strategy to take on Hearthstone. Jeremy has been digging deep in the backlog with updates on Metroid Prime 3 Corruption and Pikmin 3. Dale has been serving up pineapples with Quake Champions.
Intro: “Burial Chamber III” – Quake Champions, by Chris Vrenna
Outro: “Adventure” – The Elder Scrolls Legends
The Gamebytes Show has returned after some E3-related-or-not scheduling hiccups! We know some of you shrugged your shoulders when the press conferences aired. We know some of you have very short memories and forgot what was announced. And we know that everyone else just forgot what happened. So we’re here to remind you by covering the hottest announcements from the show! We comment on some of the big news and favorite moments and help you form those important opinions you crave.
Intro: “Spoiler” – Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, by Hyper
Outro: “Asylums for the Feeling” – Death Stranding trailer, by Silent Poets
In an act of gaming gluttony, devoid of all forbearance, we have returned with a two-man episode big enough to choke a Metroid! Jeremy begins our sandwich with his GameBytes Game Club selection of Metroid Prime 3 Corruption, stating his case YET AGAIN for changing Metroids formula. He also spent some time with Mario Tennis Aces and settles into the comfort and familiarity of zany sports. Dale wraps up his thoughts on Final Fantasy Tactics, espousing his love for the genre… but will he return? Jeremy stuffs the middle bun of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and Dale adds the delicious Valkyria Chronicles as the next patty. Finally, Jeremy caps off with Treadnauts and Pixeljunk Eden Obscura. Complete this GameBytes Gluttony Challenge and we’ll put your picture on the wall!
Intro: “Rundas Boss Theme” – Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, by Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano & Masaru Tajima
Outro: “Strategy Instructions” – Valkyria Chronicles, by Hitoshi Sakimoto
In our newest top-of-the-week show, LeGrande, Dale, and Jeremy give you the alternate-spelling video game news you need! Pre-E3 leaks and announcements! What is Jack Tretton doing in video games these days? Who’s suing whom? What will Bungie do with that sweet Chinese cash infusion? And how many Star Citizen “Legatus” bundles would it take to match that investment? Plus, new releases, freebies, and the gang makes our predictions for just what will be eaten on stage at E3 2018! Devil Am Cry.
Intro: “Ocean View (You Can Do Anything)” – Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed, by Richard Jacques
Outro: “The Lab” – Shaq Fu, by Raphael Gesqua
LeGrande returns to the host seat for our midweek extravaganza of legend (legend legend), and it’s time to talk GAMES. With the recent travel time he’s logged, LeGrande has been playing magical roguelike Wizard of Legend on the Switch, along with his usual staples which shall not be named. Jeremy tried out the recently-updated (and free) Guns of Icarus Alliance for some airship-on-airship action, as well as the brand-new VR parkour/traversal game TO THE TOP. Dale hunts monsters in Dauntless, and comes away sufficiently impressed! He also whips it good in Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, but how does the neo-igavania game handle dat knockback??
Intro: “Duel (Boss)” – Wizard of Legend, by Dale North
Outro: “Continental Breakfast” – TO THE TOP, by SIP SIP