Reetin and a tardy SiliconNooB join Lusipurr for a skewering of the game industry in the week leading up to GDC 2018. Sonic Mania Plus is unveiled, annoying fans, and the Final Fantasy VII remake is in need of additional quality, surprising no one.
Lusipurr is unwell, so SiliconNooB takes over the duty of discussion protagonist, issuing forth sundry beer-infused opinions on the news of the week, but especially the Nintendo Direct–and, The Day Tonight’s prognostications are proved once again!
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB discuss the special magic needed to create an excellent game that is truly more than the sum of its disparate parts, and they give readers a Tabata-like chance to choose the ending of the next podcast: Super Bad or Happy?
Lusipurr and Reetin join forces for a comprehensive Luigi’s Balloon World expose, but Lusipurr finds himself unready for just how much balloon Reetin is ready to expose.
Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Reetin discuss fair play in the Olympics and the Cricket, and a lack of fair play from Nintendo when it comes to the pricing of hardware, peripherals, and even software. Perhaps the Nintendo Tax is related to the mysterious JRT!
Lusipurr discusses with SiliconNooB the concept of ‘backwards positivity’, an improvement upon the initially negative reaction towards a game, which improvement comes about as the result of a later positive experience in a similar game, usually a sequel.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB bring the news, much of which is positive or optimistic in outlook. But amongst the gaiety-inducing journalism, one particular story earns special attention for having been caused by Lusipurr and Reetin: the merger of MS and EA.
Destiny 2 may have failed, but TSM returns to award-winning form with an veritable avalanche of dismal news from around the gaming industry, all delivered with the cynical rancor listeners have come to expect after eight years of hebphrenic podcasts.
After calamity upon calamity is heaped upon Lusipurr, the pressure eventually becomes too great, and Imitanis and SiliconNooB are treated to the great Lusi-whinge of 2018, on topics including royal rip-offs, cardboard cupidity, and a Sony scam.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB pore over the recent Nintendo (mini) Direct, but find it wanting in terms of breadth and scope. However, the announcement of additional Cup Noodle tie-ins in further Final Fantasy titles is certain to mollify the two panelists.