Caspius and SiliconNooB launch the first round of the Smash Bros. Tournament, eliminating a selection of games and bringing Caspius ever closer to a potential playthrough and review of Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadowgate, or Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
Caspius and SiliconNooB discuss Capcom’s intention of reviving dormant franchises, and SN tries to allay Caspius’ fears with news of Konami ‘reviving’ Silent Hill for pachislot machines and Sony ‘reviving’ Wild Arms for an abysmal mobile sequel.
Caspius and SiliconNooB devote themselves to a most political podcast, focusing on problems of discourse in the gaming community, and what gamers (and journalists) mean when they speak of ‘politics’, ‘immersion’, and other vague or contentious topics.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions will probably be censored, Blizzard is now in charge of upholding Chinese State censorship, and censor happy Sony is in a state of chaos ahead of the launch of the PS5 in the news of the week!
Caspius and SiliconNooB stage an intervention with Imitanis, the site’s premiere Fallout fanboy, using a combination of traditional JRPGs, classic pixel art, chiptunes soundtracks, and repeated whacks about the face and head with a steel-rimmed megaphone.
As England’s Ashes chances falter at Headingley, Caspius begs for a miracle in order to triumph over his Australian foe. Bup arrives, bringing news of Yazuka remasters and Overwatch competitive meta changes, leading to his swift ejection from the panel.
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!
The gloves are finally off when Caspius and SiliconNooB discover Nintendo’s lackadaisical celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Mother series: no localisation, no re-release, no port, but rather a weekend spirit event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Caspius and SiliconNooB plan a Grand Canyon Tour of the western United States, including Bup and Lane in an economy-sized automobile, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition on the Nintendo Switch, and a stop at the World’s Largest Fibreglass Whale Sculpture.
Two former staff members rejoin the site and take up positions as podcast panelists in a week chock-full of Square Enix news: Durga comes bearing the announcement of spiritual sequel to ActRaiser, and Brock presents the latest World of Warcraft updates.