Microsoft makes an about-face, Nintendo is sued, and Square Enix files trademarks which look quite similar to Compilation of Final Fantasy VII titles, causing the panel to speculate whether that suggests an intention to reimagine the entire franchise.
Exposure to Final Fantasy X leaves Caspius crippled with the Brown Rain, and a quieter, more studious podcast is the result, with a thorough examination of Nintendo's total domination of the Japanese video game market, following Sony's self-destruction.
As a new decade dawns, the staff members discuss the biggest failures in video gaming since the site launch in February 2009, with many suggested candidates for the worst gaming hardware system, game developer company, and individual video game.
With 2020 finally done and dusted, the Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Seb take stock of the video game industry and the changes it has seen over the past year, including the customary awards ceremony for the worst platform, developer, and game of the year.
Caspius and SiliconNooB settle down for a winter evening's podcast, with sundry observations on select news, commentary on Christmas holiday gaming, and a stern rebuke to CERTAIN READERS who would dare to slight The Day Tonight's journalistic principles.
Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis consider Cyberpunk 2077, and take a hard-nosed look at the development of game licensing, from its origins as funding for consumer-focused quality assurance systems, to its modern incarnation as a tax on developers.
Great Takahashi, / ambitious, planned Xenogears, / but without caution. Time, too short for men, / defied him, ruined his plans, / but left him unmoved. In time, Nintendo, / seeking a man of vision, / helped him to glory.
Caspius and SiliconNooB engage in some long-form discussion on the topic of creative style in video games, before they review the latest updates from the site-wide playthroughs, report the news, and trudge miserably through a particularly large Plop.
With several stars already awarded in the autumn-winter playthrough-revisit, Imitanis and SiliconNooB join Caspius in discussing Square Enix's response to last week's podcast: more SaGa games coming to the Switch, and even some Xenogears news!
When Caspius sends his laptop in for repair, the podcast panel is forced to rely upon vintage hardware (with a commensurate loss in quality), but they are undeterred in presenting Capcom's forthcoming release schedule, PS5 launch figures, and more!
Caspius and SiliconNooB launch the new playthrough, discuss changing attitudes to video game narratives, and report on the latest half-witted decision by Sony: abandoning to Microsoft the Japanese market--the key to the entire video game industry!