It is games time, and we know you just LOVE games, right? On today’s show Dale, LeGrande, and Jeremy jaw about the newest in early access, new release, and deluxe DLC that they’ve been playing. LeGrande kicks us off with a revisit to Crytek’s PVPVE swamp stomp, Hunt: Shodown. How has the game progressed since its early alpha? Dale continues with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the Igavania game we’ve all been waiting for. Does it knock his socks off and take away his abilities until he regains them later? Last, Jeremy tries out the latest life-infusion for Grand Theft Auto Online, the Diamond Casino release. Does it raise the bar, or fold? Listen and find out!
Intro: “Gears of Fortune” – Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, by Michiru Yamane, Keisuke Ito, Ryusuke Fujioka, Ippo Yamada, Atsuhiro Ishizuna
Outro: “Welcome to Los Santos” – Grand Theft Auto 5, by Oh No
This week’s games lineup is short but oh so sweet! LeGrande has been rocking through Hyrule with Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda! Yes, that’s the entire title. Jeremy deals with gravity, physics, space travel and banjo music in Outer Wildes. Two great tastes that taste great together!
Intro: “Gerudo Desert” – Cadence of Hyrule, by Danny Baranowsky
Outro: “Main Menu” – Outer Wilds, Andrew Prahlow
Beat the summer heat with the GameBytes Show! The wildest and wooliest video game news will keep you cool and refreshed for fun in the sun and other cliches! Also you will be covered in wool. This week we recap the Fortnite World Championships, catch up on Nintendo’s looming legal woes, the return of an unlikely hat-based game, and what you should NOT let your cat do while you’re livestreaming. Plus, we cover new releases, and we get a third chair at the last minute to discuss what it means when a developer opts for storefront exclusivity after a pre-sale. Get wooly!
INTRO – “Main Theme” – Fire Emblem The Sacred Stones, by Yoshihiko Kitamura, Saki Haruyama, & Yoshito Hirano
OUTRO – “MEDIC!” – Team Fortress 2, by Mike Morasky
In a very special episode of the GameBytes Show podcast, Dale returns from his asiatic wanderings just in time to TALK ABOUT VIDEO GAMES. Jeremy joins him and they fusion dance their way into a discussion of a mutual favorite: Final Fantasy 12. The Zodiac Age edition of the game brings some new features to the old Matsuno chestnut. We then proceed into something completely different with Housemarque’s twin-stick shooter, Nex Machina. The game borrows from some of the studio’s past titles and makes them into something new and kickin’ (and shootin’). Come get some!
Intro: “Cosmic Hero” – Nex Machina, by Ari Pulkkinen
Outro: “Penelo’s Theme” – Final Fantasy XII, by Hitoshi Sakimoto
News time! We see you pursing your lips. It’s good for you! Here comes the airplane! Reeeeorrrwww! YUM! That isn’t so bad is it? This week Jerod, LeGrande, and Jeremy distract you while actually feeding you the video game nutrition that you need. Nintendo is cruising for a joy-con bruisin’. China co-opts western developers to implement a nanny protocol. Uplay+ news and trial. A TurboGrafx 16 mini is announced. A new Plants vs Zombies game. And you’ll never guess the top headliner at EVO2019. Plus, new releases and freebies, and we discuss the games we’re looking forward to in the back half of 2019.
Intro: “Stage 1-3 & 4-1” – Chou Aniki, by Taku Iwasaki
Outro: “Main BGM #5 (Bonk’s Adventure Remix)” by NPC
Jeremy and LeGrande take the greatest buddy-cop adventure of their lives in this latest episode! Or, alternately, we just sit down and talk about some games we’ve been playing. Take your pick. This week, LeGrande has been getting back on that Final Fantasy 14 train, and appreciates, of all things, the story? We talk a little about the job system and the relative progress the game has made in public opinion recently. Jeremy gets into grammar and programming and puzzles and googly-eyed bunnies with Baba Is You, and compares it to some of the other “genius” indie games of recent years.
Intro: “Ominous Prognisticks” – FF14 Heavensward, by Masayoshi Soken
Outro: “Baba is You Theme” – Baba is You, by Arvi Teikari
It’s time once again to catch up on the video game news of the week! LeGrande, Jerod, and Jeremy knuckle up with the most important current events and barroom-brawl it into submission! This week the Nintendo Switch Lite is announced. Cuphead, Mortal Kombat and Persona 5 get new transmedia properties. Games are delayed. Games are retired. More! We cover new releases and freebies. Plus, we look back at the first half of 2019 for our favorites and want-to-play games.
Intro: “Tokyo Daylight” – Persona 5, by Shoji Meguro
Outro “Elder Kettle (Piano)” – Cuphead, by Kristofer Maddigan
The GBS gang has got games on the brain, and we’re spreading the disease to you! This week, Jerod played old-timey Zelda-esque roguelike Moonlighter. Jeremy was prescribed Dr Mario World, but were the side effects too much to bear? LeGrande played The Messenger to completion, and dishes on the two-genre, two-era sidescroller.
Intro: “The Frozen Light (Glacial Peak)” – The Messenger, by rainbowdragoneyes
Outro: “World Map” – Dr Mario World
In this week’s video game news, Jeremy and LeGrande dig deep to get you the most relevant and useful news you need for those important watercooler conversations. Sony is looking to acquire. Release dates leaked. Konami is surprised by PS+ changes. Brexit heats up game dev competition. Xbox Scarlett gets a streaming SKU. Nintendo is ready to repel corporate raiders, but won’t spoil its Switch surprises! Plus, new releases and freebies. And we talk about the kings-of-the-hill in video game genres, and how they get that way!
Intro: “Boss Theme” Stranger Things: The Game, by Rich Douglas
Outro: “The Hallow” – Terraria, by Scott Lloyd Shelly
Closing out Freedom Week 2019, the guys get together to talk about the video games they have been free to play! Jerod talks about the July game club game, Dauntless, and we compare and contrast the value of something like Dauntless in a World of Monster Hunter. Jeremy has been dishing up good times with Diner Bros., and compares it to the lineage of cooking games. LeGrande has been sucking Vampyr dry, and we get a little more into the social systems he described in the last episode!