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
It’s our midweek show, and Dale and Jeremy are reppin’ VIDEO GAMES. That’s right, it’s time to reflect on the video games in our lives for this week! Dale is finally spending some time with Final Fantasy 14, and he and Jeremy talk about how the MMO mimics and deviates from other offerings, and whether it’s clicking with Dale’s FF11 sensibilities. Jeremy talks about the new God of War, and talks about his newbie experience with Kerbal Space Program for the August game club!
Intro: “Quicksand (Thanalan Battle Theme)” – Final Fantasy 14 (original), by Nobuo Uematsu
Outro: “Magni and Modi” – God of War, by Bear McCreary
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