Caspius and SiliconNooB inaugurate a new era for the Starlight Megaphone by bringing in a connexion to the multi-award-winning Final Fantasy VI Radio Drama, before announcing a potential autumn playthrough game, and an announcement of an announcement.
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.
Epic’s 2019 has been assessed, NISA talks Trails of Cold Steel III censorship, and Lord of the Rings is about to be butchered again in the news of the week!
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.
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!
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.
On Australia Day, SiliconNooB is boozed-up and ready for a fight when Lusipurr downplays the alleged horribleness of the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana translation. But the two panelists find common ground over the issue of video game collector’s editions.
With the Summer Donation Drive at an end, Lusipurr and SilconNooB celebrate/commerisate about the success/failure of the site’s sixth consecutive successful/first-ever failed funding appeal. On the schedule: alcohol, and the poems of Philip Larkin.
Forced to play Final Fantasy XV, Lusipurr is more than a little riled-up. When he is joined by SiliconNooB and Sebastian in the wake of the Video Game Awards, his frustration turns to rage directed at bad decisions and the fanboys who support them.
Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Adeki return to discussing video games in a week chock-full of news, including the potential announcement of StarCraft HD, and Square Enix’s novel approach of using dying children as a marketing point for Final Fantasy XV.