Square Enix is getting ready to revive the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, Pokemon GO players ruin the UK government's lockdown, and CD Projekt Red may be fined 10% of their Cyberpunk 2077 revenue in the news of the week!
Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis consider Cyberpunk 2077, and take a hard-nosed look at the development of game licensing, from its origins as funding for consumer-focused quality assurance systems, to its modern incarnation as a tax on developers.
Sony pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from PSN, CD Projekt Red claims that the game is profitable, and CD Projekt Red deep throats the Chinese Communist Party in the news of the week!
Great Takahashi, / ambitious, planned Xenogears, / but without caution. Time, too short for men, / defied him, ruined his plans, / but left him unmoved. In time, Nintendo, / seeking a man of vision, / helped him to glory.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a disaster, CD Projekt Red has been misleading customers, and the company has lost 29% of their share price in the news of the week!
With the end of the year approaching, the rush is on for developers to delay their incomplete games and abandon their unrealisable projects, with mentions this week for Bravely Default II, Cyberpunk 2077, Far Cry 6, Halo Infinite, Everwild, and Diablo IV.
Caspius and SiliconNooB argue about Final Fantasy X's complete lack of any redeeming features, before coming to agreement about Dirge of Cerberus, Nintendo's Animal Crossing chore simulator series, and the importance of superb Hungarian translations.
Caspius and SiliconNooB announce a new approach to site-wide playthroughs and set the date for the next playthrough in the spring; and, Caspius provides mini-reviews of three Switch 'Metroidvania' platformers: The Messenger, Iconoclasts, and Blasphemous.
Caspius and SiliconNooB take a break from their week-long celebration of the Final Fantasy VII Remake delay to present the news (and delays) of the week, along with some in-depth analysis of Sony and Microsoft's potential hardware plans for 2020.
Valve crashes the TF2 economy, Bethesda botches Doom, and Cyberpunk 2077 forgoes pre-order BS in the news of the week!
When SiliconNooB gives his Australiaitis to Imitanis, the podcast panel is once again reduced to two players. Lusipurr discusses the necessity of challenge in games and wider culture, whilst SN engages in some Nantucket-based poetry appreciation.