The Ashes continues and Caspius is plunged ever further into despair by the underwhelming performance of England, but with Gamescom on the horizon, the prospect of new video game news lifts his flagging spirits–and even Nintendo is trying to help!
When Caspius overhears a few seconds of The Man with the Machine Gun from the Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack, his desire to play the game overwhelms his senses, spiralling The Day Tonight into yet another playthrough of Square Enix’s time-compression JRPG.
Imitanis brings a collection of collections in this edition of impressions. Has the quality of the games risen in this weeks selection? Probably not, but have look, they might surprise you!
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB return from the future (which is now the past) to discuss the news of the present (which is both the past and the future)–but they almost come to blows over a disagreement about whether Shin Megami Tensei is good (or not).
The advent of the Xbonex sees all extant Xboné owners relegated to second-class status. Undeterred, Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, Imitanis, and Durga take up the cause of the oppressed and inveigh against unethical and exploitative business practises.
When Konami headquarters bursts into flames, Lusipurr and SiliconNooB hurry to the scene of the conflagration, where they speculate as to the cause of the blaze, crack jokes, report on Square Enix’s manifold prevarications, and read a book about knights.
On the last day of the third England v. India test in Calcutta, Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, Deimosion, and Blitzmage lay bets on when the final run will come. Lusipurr discusses how to read books, Mega Man games are covered, and apparently there’s a feature?
In a special feature, Biggs interviews Amanda MacKay. Lusipurr, not to be beaten by his executive officer, interviews SiliconNooB. The result is significantly less informative, but significantly more intoxicating, and EA comes in for a right bollocking.
Deimosion and Lusipurr attempt to discuss the opinions of Shigeru Miyamoto and Markus Persson, but Bup disrupts the reporting with a bumper crop of non-news. When SiliconNooB finally makes his own tardy appearance, the podcast truly goes off the rails.
Ethos has been sick and miserable, so instead of a thoughtful and provocative article, he has resorted to a cheap list. Read on to see which predictable and lame titles he chose as his most anticipated for the rest of 2012.