With the design of a 1990s subwoofer, the Xbox Series X–now called simply ‘Xbox’–is unveiled by Microsoft to the consternation of Caspius and SiliconNooB, who wonder if there is a German reason why companies shy away from releasing ‘version 9’ products.
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.
Square Enix lied about there not being a physical version of Final Fantasy VIII remastered, Epic Games Store’s moneyhats are freaking huge, and Japanese scenario writers address the impermanence of the mobile medium in the news of the week!
As England and Australia contest the fourth Ashes Test, Nintendo releases a new Direct announcement with both broad support for classic ports and the long-predicted addition of a Super Nintendo Switch Online service, leading to Mr. Nintendo’s depression.
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!
With the spectacle of the Cricket World Cup (50-over edition) in full swing, SiliconNooB and Caspius discuss Australia’s fortunes, before Imitanis joins them to redirect discussion back to the major gaming event which is taking place at the same time: E3.
Imitanis, SiliconNooB, and Lusipurr discuss the latest news from the ongoing Activision, Blizzard, and Bungie kerfuffle, including a possible class-action lawsuit. Then, the panel fuses Final Fantasy XV characters together into new and terrible forms!
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB conduct an audit to discover if any friends or family members have recently purchased star citizenship, only to find out–to their very great dismay–that there may well be celestial citizens on The Day Tonight staff itself!
The Switch experiences several delays in rapid succession which are purely coincidental, the Dutch Gaming Authority comes down hard on Loot Boxes, and Final Fantasy VII Remake is still trying to fill development positions in the news of the week!
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.
Character models have been heavily revised for Final Fantasy VII Remake, Metroid Prime 4 is in dire trouble, 30% of Capcom Vancouver hipsters are laid off, and Xenogears is twenty years old today in the news of the week!
‘Tis the season for Lusipurrean misery, and when it rains, it pours: England suffer another dismal defeat in the Ashes, Lusipurr’s car breaks and needs to be replaced, and finally the spectre of Diablo III hardcore death appears once more, woe and betide!