We’ve been letting all the video game news of the week just pile up around here, but now it’s time to shovel it out, right into your ears! Jeremy, LeGrande, and Dale are here to do the heavy lifting. This week we have a new Rotten Tomatoes GameBytes Challenge, we look at the new rumored PS5 specs, look forward to E3, Anthem, Fallout 76 possibly free-to-play, and more from Soulja Boy. Plus new releases, and we spend some time airing out the games that we can’t stop thinking about going back to (but may never do it).
Intro: “Lava Wander Music, heavy metal remix” – Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun, by KingofKings8325
Outro: – “Anthem Choir (The Game Awards 2018)” – Anthem, by Sarah Schachner
Jerod and LeGrande and Jeremy: Three guys who enjoy each other’s company… and guns, boats, maybe some crabs and toilets… They’re here to update you on games they played! Jeremy begins with Firewall: Zero Hour. Jerod is probably about to die in Old Man’s Journey, as old men do. LeGrande regales us with tales of Battlefield V! Remember, if you round 1.3 games down, we only talk about 1 apiece!
Intro: “Right Where We Belong” – Call of Duty Black Ops 4, by Jack Wall
Outro: “The Last Step” – Old Man’s Journey, by scntfc
Jeremy, LeGrande, and Dale reconvene in ethereal audio form to bring you NEWS and HAPPENINGS in the video game world, as well as RELEASES and FREEBIES and all those things you love. GameStop, Netflix, Steam, EA Star Wars, fan-made stuff, Mortal Kombat, and other good ingredients mix to make a hearty and tummy-warming video game soup for the soul. We discuss the decline of video game brick & mortar, where it seems to be going, and whether there might be some better idea to fix it.
Intro: “City” – Power Rangers (SNES), by Iku Mizutani & Kinuyo Yamashita
Outro: “Main Menu” – Sven Co-op, by Pavel “Pavel_Perepelitsa” Perepelitsa
Dale, LeGrande, and Jeremy are up to their old tricks again! The oldest trick. The video game trick. You know the one. We’re talking about video games we played this week! Dale starts us off with total control over The Yawgh. Jeremy adapts to the ever-changing rules of the Octahedron. LeGrande returns to a tough old quacky nut with Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
Intro: “Sync” – Octahedron, by Monomirror
Outro: “Roads Must Roll” by Boom Bip
Jeremy and Dale sit down for an any% speedrun of the video game news you need to master! AGDQ wraps up. Bungie leaves Blizzard and takes Destiny with it. Gearbox-adjacent lawsuits. Call of Duty has made more money than WHAT? We also cover the newest releases and we discuss our top anticipated video games of 2019!
Intro: “Gale” – Onimusha Warlords (2001), by Takashi Niigaki
Outro: “Staff Credits” – New Super Mario Bros. U, by Shiho Fujii & Mahito Yokota
In the new year we shall play video games. And we shall talk about them. And you shall listen. Or you can at least have it on in the background while you’re doing something. This week, LeGrande has an evening with pops in Stellaris. Jeremy mixes and matches while he explores the universe in Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Dale sounds like L Ron Hubbard trying to describe the various systems and menus in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Intro: “Menu [Ultimate]” – Super Smash Bros Ultimate, by Hideki Sakamoto
Outro: “The Forgotten Legion” – Starlink: Battle for Atlas, by Trevor Yuile
Jeremy, Dale, and LeGrande hit the FIRST EPISODE OF 2019 with a moist thump, to bring you the MOST important, MOST up-to-date, and MOST GameBytes news of the year! We cover AGDQ, DMCA, AR/VR, and even some NWOBHM. We cover the current freebies and sales, patches and updates, and we give our AMAZINGLY ACCURATE PREDICTIONS for 2019 in video games!
Intro: “At Doom’s Gate E1M1 Acoustic Cover” – by Simon Leong & Al Poon, With Ether
Outro: “Aghanim’s Obsession” – Artifact, by Tim Larkin
LeGrande, Dale and Jeremy are here for our first show of 2019 and we’re turning over a new leaf! All podcasts in 30 minutes or less, easy peasy! For sure. Really… Anyway, this week we discuss the games we’ve been playing! Dale ninjas it up with The Messenger. Jeremy smashes up the fodder racers in Onrush, and LeGrande basically hums a lot in HUNT Showdown.
Intro: “Most of That is You and Me” – Onrush, by 7Horse
Outro: “Hills of Destiny” – The Messenger, by Rainbowdragoneyes
It’s the ultimate podcast of the year here at the GameBytes Show! We present to you the absolute best video games of 2018, and we brook no dissent. We comb through the best of the best of the year and, as tradition dictates, state our case irrespective of all available evidence for the games that you should love this year. Please join us for this extravaganza, please clap, and buckle up for the ride of the year!
In a SHOCKING turn of events, and in preparation for our upcoming GameByties podcast, the entire crew is gathered together for our final “what we played” episode of 2018! Jerod played MechWarrior Online, Destiny 2 and Northgard seasonal events, along with a little Sins of a Solar Empire minor factions. Jeremy finally gets his wish to play Spider-Man, along with Tetris Effect. LeGrande also played some Spider-Man, but also the new God of War and Starcraft II Legacy of the Void. Dale finally joins in Battletech love with Jeremy and Jerod, and they go on about that for a while.
Intro: “Song 1” – Northgard, by Camille Schoell
Outro: “Spider-Man” – Marvel’s Spider-Man, by John Paesano