When Caspius is crushed by a crippling headache, SiliconNooB takes the helm and steers the podcast into the well-charted waters of Nintendo news. But then, disaster strikes as the panel runs aground on the shoals of the Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Caspius and SiliconNooB delve into The Dark Age of Japanese Gaming–the vast wasteland for Japanese games that exists between the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 4–and discuss its causes, duration, conclusion, and whether any lessons can be learned.
The advent of a games-filled spring season means Caspius and SiliconNooB can report on the release dates for many new games. And, a shocking trailer for a hedgehog-based film leaves SiliconNooB averse to cinema as a medium. Can he be cured?
The panel tackles the hardest of all video game topics: the best way to pick a game and stick with it until it is completed. Caspius is spoiled for choice, SiliconNooB is irredeemably distracted, and Imitanis has a worrying obsession with spreadsheets.
Whilst SiliconNooB is away for Easter, Caspius and Imitanis discuss bonus content in remasters, and whether charging for additional DLC is good or bad for consumers. Then, the panel discusses the first confirmed details of the Sony PlayStation 5.
The panel discusses the best and worst implementations of New Game+ mode in RPGs, and what they would like developers to consider in order to avoid the pitfalls of Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, and instead reach the same level of success as Chrono Trigger.
The beginning of the County Cricket Championship heralds a veritable buffet of news and game announcements, including an unexpected PC release of Octopath Traveler, and even more ludicrous claims about Nintendo Labo VR implementation in Zelda and Mario.
After last week’s reminder of the historically bad takes which have come from Caspius, the panel discusses other past ‘temporary errors of judgement’ about games which are now regarded as pinnacles of the medium, including F.F. VII and Chrono Trigger.
Lusipurr is joined on a trans-Atlantic cable call by Imitanis to discuss the recent European and American release of the Sony Play Station. The panel discusses whether Sony can become a major hardware developer, or whether they will be forgotten.
When SiliconNooB gives his Australiaitis to Imitanis, the podcast panel is once again reduced to two players. Lusipurr discusses the necessity of challenge in games and wider culture, whilst SN engages in some Nantucket-based poetry appreciation.