Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis discuss the history of site-wide playthroughs, and try to decide whether to play a game that is available on current systems (Breath of Fire!) or a game which is available only on older consoles (Earthbound!).
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!
Square Enix cancels a tourney over death threats, two BioWare lead producers quit inside of a week, and Gearbox bans users for wrongthink in the news of the week!
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.
The Final Fantasy VIII remaster is getting a physical release, 2k and Gearbox send thugs after a YouTuber, and two new Analogue retro consoles are on the way in the news of the week!
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.