Game Bytes :: May 29, 2019 :: The Margins

Game Bytes :: May 29, 2019 :: The Margins

Dale and Jeremy are here for a podcast episode that is both illuminating and dark as we discuss the games we played this week. First, Jeremy taps the time away with the recent “medieval art rhythm game” Marginalia Hero. The music and illustrations are authentic, charming, and funny, but is the simple gameplay a turnoff? Then Dale gets dark with Gothic, which comes from the “gangy teenager” years of RPGs. How does it hold up in the light of the modern day? Come listen and find out!

Intro: “Main Menu” – Marginalia Hero
Outro: “Old Camp” – Gothic, by Kai Rosenkranz

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Game Bytes :: May 26, 2019 :: In a Conan Mood

Game Bytes :: May 26, 2019 :: In a Conan Mood

Jeremy and Jerod take over the show to highlight the video game news of the week! We revisit the Valve “Auto Chess” rumors, and add on some new ones about George RR Martin consulting on games! PlayStation starts a new TV and movie division, and Playdate really turns our crank. The WHO recognizes gaming disorder, and Razer recognizes the end of the line for Ouya. Plus more! We cover new releases and freebies, and we discuss game series that had “oddball” entries or changed from the mainline genre!

Intro: “Fragfest” – Jak X Combat Racing, by Billy Howerdel & Dean Menta
Outro: “A Hero’s Journey” – Total War Three Kingdoms, by Richard Beddow, Simon Ravn, Richard Birdsall, & Tim Wynn

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Game Bytes :: May 22, 2019 :: Play Games and Get Good

Game Bytes :: May 22, 2019 :: Play Games and Get Good

The good ship GBS is sailing a straight course this week, with a bountiful cargo of video game impressions and textiles bound for the rich trading ports of, um, your podcast app of choice! This week, Jeremy puts in a couple of hours to play through the entirety of charming indie game Florence. LeGrande hangs out on the beach with teenagers for SPOOKY TALES in Oxenfree. Jerod bucks our trend and talks about TWO games: first-person combat-and-poop-throwing simulator Mordhau, and the latest updates from Guild Wars 2!

Intro: “Camp” – Mordhau, by Lukas Gorris, Paul Keilhau & Viktor Alexander
Outro: “Wake Up, Moving On” – Florence, by Kevin Penkin

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Game Bytes :: May 19, 2019 :: I Think it’s a Dating Sim

Game Bytes :: May 19, 2019 :: I Think it’s a Dating Sim

Salutations, weekenders! It’s the top of the week, Jeremy and Dale are rocking some new hardware that doesn’t let either one hear his own voice, and we’ve got a lot of talking to do. Hit it. This week in the news we are gagged by Sony and Microsoft’s new partnership. Minecraft Earth is a real thing. Valve makes a new trademark. Netflix will be at E3. Monster Hunter World is gian. Gruesome discoveries in Red Dead Online. Plus, new releases and freebies, and in honor of Game of Thrones, we discuss game franchises that ended!

Intro: “Main Title” – No One Lives Forever, by Nathan Grigg
Outro: “Village-Hill” – Bubsy the Bobcat, by the Stream Blues Orchestra

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Game Bytes :: May 15, 2019 :: Take My Landmass. Please!

Game Bytes :: May 15, 2019 :: Take My Landmass. Please!

In this episode of “whatcha been playin?”, Dale and Jeremy bring the four-letter-F-games with a blast from the post-apocalyptic-past and a charming up-and-comer. Hyphens abound as Dale plays the open world racing game Fuel on Games for Windows Live! Jeremy tries a few voices on for size in the pitch-perfect weird-but-cute walking simulator Frog Detective.

Intro: “Burn My Shadow (Main Menu)” – Fuel, by UNKLE
Outro: “A Frog Detective” – The Haunt Island: a Frog Detective Game

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Game Bytes :: May 12, 2019 :: Hashtag NotMySonic

Game Bytes :: May 12, 2019 :: Hashtag NotMySonic

The news never ends, but we can trim it down to something manageable. All we have to do is skip a week! But we’re back, and it’s time to get newsin’! This week we cover Sony’s “State of Play” event for May 2019. A bill to ban loot boxes is formulating. Fig tries new funding models. Tencent replaces PUBG in China. XCOM everywhere! EA Access is coming to PS4! Minecraft GO? And Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Man. Dale joins us in the home stretch to discuss our emergent storytelling!

Intro: “Excitebike Arena” – Mario Kart 8, by Shiho Fuji, Atsuko Asahi, Ryo Magamatsu, & Yasuaki Iwata
Outro: “Game Over – Sonic the Hedgehog” by SilvaGunner

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Game Bytes :: May 8, 2019 :: The Balls Will Fake You Out

Game Bytes :: May 8, 2019 :: The Balls Will Fake You Out

The news never ends, but we can trim it down to something manageable. All we have to do is skip a week! But we’re back, and it’s time to get newsin’! This week we cover Sony’s “State of Play” event for May 2019. A bill to ban loot boxes is formulating. Fig tries new funding models. Tencent replaces PUBG in China. XCOM everywhere! EA Access is coming to PS4! Minecraft GO? And Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Man. Dale joins us in the home stretch to discuss our emergent storytelling!

Intro: “Excitebike Arena” – Mario Kart 8, by Shiho Fuji, Atsuko Asahi, Ryo Magamatsu, & Yasuaki Iwata
OUTRO: “Game Over – Sonic the Hedgehog” by SilvaGunner

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Game Bytes :: May 1, 2019 :: Ich Bin Ebhard, Haha, Ja

Game Bytes :: May 1, 2019 :: Ich Bin Ebhard, Haha, Ja

In this week’s what-we-played episode, Dale, LeGrande, and Jeremy decide to cover all the basic food groups of video games: Battle royale, VR, early ’90s RPGs, and Mario sports. LeGrande hits us with the “Rec Room” VR battle royale variant, Rec Royale! Dale goes back to the bygone days of RPGs with an old gem called Darklands. Jeremy tried out Mario Tennis Aces on Switch, but does it get any love?

Intro: “Marina Stadium” – Mario Tennis Aces, by Motoi Sakuraba
Outro: “Inn 1” – Darklands, by Jeffrey L Briggs

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Game Bytes :: April 28, 2019 :: Noun-alities

Game Bytes :: April 28, 2019 :: Noun-alities

LeGrande and Jeremy tackle video game news and discussion like only we can… in 30 minutes or less. Ish. We sadly note that Respawn is pushing back any Titanfall plans, but so is Bioware with Anthem. Wizards of the Coast opens a studio with a “storied” designer. A new Battletech expansion is announced. Mario Kart Android beta signups are live. And you’ll never guess what game is getting a fan-remake. We discuss new releases and freebies, and we talk about some video game urban legends. Scaaaary! Intro: “His World” – Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), by Matty Lewis and Ali Tabatabaee Outro: “Main Theme” – Days Gone, by Nathan Whitehead

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Game Bytes :: April 24, 2019 :: Smashed by Crow-Babies

Game Bytes :: April 24, 2019 :: Smashed by Crow-Babies

We’re short, sweet, and oh so short and sweet. This week’s games discussion goes “a little retro” with Castlevania Lords of Shadow (Dale’s ongoing game club project for our Discord server), Jeremy gets back in the driver’s seat with Burnout Paradise Remastered, and LeGrande re-orients himself with the slow and steady pace of Dark Souls 3!

Intro: “Calling All Cars” – Burnout Paradise Remastered, by Senses Fail
Outro: “Pontiff Sulyvahn” – Dark Souls 3, by Yuka Kitamura & Motoi Sakuraba

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