Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis review the playthrough as Caspius nears the end of Bravely Default II, report on a mostly terrible news week, and then delve into one of the worst plops yet in the shadow of Monster Hunter Rise and Balan Blunderworld.
Following the Nintendo Direct of the previous week, Sony responds with a State of Play video intended to build interest in a slate of underwhelming titles, including a particularly egregious Final Fantasy VII-centred showing from Square Enix.
In the wake of the first full-on Nintendo Direct in over five hundred days, Caspius, SiliconNooB, Seb, and Imitanis survey the mountain of announcements, surprises, and disappointments on offer, including Skyward Sword HD and Project Triangle Strategy.
Tencent continues to acquire stakes in game development companies, Gamestonks soar due to the Reddit Trade Wars, and the podcast panel concludes a playthrough, delves into CPU industry details, announces a new piano collections CD, and skims The Plop.
Microsoft makes an about-face, Nintendo is sued, and Square Enix files trademarks which look quite similar to Compilation of Final Fantasy VII titles, causing the panel to speculate whether that suggests an intention to reimagine the entire franchise.