We’re starting you off running this week with the video game news you need to stay competitive! What’s the latest on Destiny 2? What about that South Park difficulty mode? Nintendo Switch achievements? Developer stress? New game announcements, religious trepidation on Steam, and what exactly DOES Super Mario do for a living? We also tackle the knotty problem of ludonarrative dissonance, omg!
Intro: “Pac Jump Up!” – Pac-Man Championship Edition DX 2, by Taku Inoue, toshio Kai, Akitaka Yohyama, Hiroshi Okubo, Hiroyuki Kawada, and Junko Ozawa
Outro: “(I Always Kill) The Things I Love” – L.A. Noire, by The Real Tuesday Weld (ft. Claudia Brucken)
In our midweek show we will surprise and delight you with the games we have played. Dale leads off with some Diablo-likes and some XCOM-likes, as well as some hex-swapping action in Hexcells Infinite. Jerod chops down the finer points of Absolver WITH HIS FISTS, and Jeremy opines about the story mode in Destiny 2, and rolls with tough schoolkids in Final Fantasy Type-0. Have a listen!
Intro: “Dominus Ghaul” – Destiny 2, by Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson, Rotem Moav, Pieter Schlosser
Outro: “Erased Memories / Dissapearing Memories” – Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, by Takeharu Ishimoto
Have a byte of red-hot gaming news from the week that was! Jeremy, Dale, and LeGrande assemble to revisit some old business (Final Fantasy 15, Xbox, etc) and new business (Harvey Relief Done Quick, Nintendo’s indie spotlight and lawsuits, as well as the next game from the publisher of Stardew Valley) as well as the new releases of the week! We cover your new PS+ and Games With Gold offerings, as well as a few big free game updates. Last but (probably) not least, the spirit of our compatriot Jerod visits and enjoins us to discuss games that have been given new life after death.
Intro: “Tools of War (Clockwork Tower)” – Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment, by Jake “virt” Kaufman
Outro: “Battle in the Swamps” – Star Wars: Empire at War, by Frank Klepacki
Which came first, the middle of the week or the GameBytes Show mid-week podcast? The world may never know! But you MAY know of the video games we’ve been playing… because we’re here to tell you them! LeGrande starts off by talking about the Destiny 2 beta and its wondrous control scheme. Dale has returned to his Elite Dangerous habits, and marvels at the mechanical mansion of Dishonored 2. Jeremy played the Dissidia NT beta, and fills us in on exploration-fighting game Absolver!
Intro: “「Battle Medley」” – Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade, by Takeharu Ishimoto, Keiji Kawamori and Tsuyoshi Sekito
Outro: “New Cabal Theme” – Destiny 2 beta
We’ve hand-picked, washed, prepared, and pre-chewed the video game news of the week to feed to you like a hungry little bird! Come and get it! This week we talk about Final Fantasy 15 news for half the show (weird), a big chunk on game announcements (normal), some on Xbox (sure), HTC’s plans for Vive (uh oh), and the actual, real plot of Half Life 2 Episode 3 (gasp!). We keep you up to date on the new releases (yay) and we in honor of Mario-cross-Rabbids and FF15-cross-Assassin’s Creed, we surprise and delight you with some game mashup ideas of our own (wow!). You love it.
Intro: “~ Remix ~ Main Menu / Somnus” – Final Fantasy 15, by Not Fulmo
Outro: “Green Hill” – Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, by Steven Sim & Richard Jacques (soundfont swap by Hatokman)
The eclipse has come and gone, and the world is changed. Everything is different. But the GameBytes Show persists, with our usual midweek format! LeGrande revisits Hexcells (and Hexcells Plus!), and Dale joins into extol the little game’s virtues. LeGrande dips his toe back into Guild Wars 2 in preparation for the next expansion. Dale pipes up with Path of Exile and teases the beginning of his new life as a Kerbal Space Program streamer. Jeremy played Fat-Princess-like Squids from Space and also RIGS for PlayStation VR. Join in and get your podcast on!
Intro: “Menu” – Squids from Space, by David Earl Productions
Outro: “Gravity” – RIGS trailer, by DJ Fresh FEAT. ELLA EYRE
This Week of Portent begins with a new podcast, as prophecy foretold. Dale, Jerod, and Jeremy are here to help you sort out the most relevant gaming news of the past week! Gamescom kicks off with Microsoft, Swery announces a new game, new stuff added to existing games, existing games get no more stuff ever, and a trans-media property that might be 5 or 6 years too late. Plus: new releases, updates, and sales! Then we look at the upcoming release schedule for 2017 and decide what’s best. Join us, or there will be ASTRONOMICAL CONSEQUENCES.
That mid-week time has come again, and the GameBytes Show gang has games to discuss! Jeremy opens with frenetic firearms frenzy Enter the Gungeon, but gets a little angry with chill arthouse experience Everything. Dale compares various Diablo-like games while recounting his time with Path of Exile, and decides that hex truly sells in Hexcells. LeGrande has been dabbling in Guild Wars 2, but really comes out punching with ARMS on the Nintendo Switch and Planet Coaster. Get ready for our 30-minute, high-puke-factor ride, and listen!
Intro: “Gungeon Up Gungeon Down” – Enter the Gungeon, by doseone
Outro: “You’re Everything” – Everything, by Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano
Get in gear for the week with the latest video game news, new release info, and the usual GameBytes joie de vivre! In our newest episode LeGrande, Jerod, and Jeremy discuss The International 7, new games from Valve and Gearbox, Overwatch’s new mode, Hellblade’s perma-death, Nintendo’s latest legal battle, video game brain stuff, and the latest carnal challenges in eSports. Plus, our new and improved New Releases segment, and then the crew discusses games they have re-played, and what kinds of things make them decide to replay particular video games. PLUS, a secret New Game+ ending!
Intro: “Area X Mix – blue ver.” – Rez Infinite, by Hydelic
Outro: “Eternity ~Memories of Light and Waves~” – Final Fantasy X-2 Piano Collection, by Hiroko Kokubu
Hiiii. It’s us, The GameBytes Show! It’s the middle-latter part of the week, which means it’s time to talk to you about the games we’ve been playing! Dale starts it off by swearing off Diablo 3, and instead playing Torchlight 2. He swears off Elite Dangerous, but what else might be swear ON? Jerod joins in with Titanfall Assault, but does it stack up to its older brothers? (meaning the regular Titanfall games, they’re not really blood relations) Jeremy gives a spoiler-free take on Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and talks about Ninja Theory’s technical and performance art achievements. Good games, great podcast!
Intro: “Killbot” – Torchlight 2, by Matt Uelmen
Outro: “Illusion” – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, by Vnv Nation