Pre-E3 Final Fantasy VII rumours are a’circlin’, gaming has been determined to be a mental affliction by the WHO, and console manufacture may be about to be caught up in a trade war in the news of the week!
The panel tackles the hardest of all video game topics: the best way to pick a game and stick with it until it is completed. Caspius is spoiled for choice, SiliconNooB is irredeemably distracted, and Imitanis has a worrying obsession with spreadsheets.
When SiliconNooB is laid low by another bout of the Australian Flu (sobreity), Imitanis and Lusipurr are left to cover the news themselves, whilst also unveiling the spring 2019 site playthrough and an opportunity for 2018 donators to receive [bad] games.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB bid farewell to Alastair Cook and Michael Cunningham, even as Dragon Quest XI and Valkyria Chronicles 4 make their arrival in the west, and they discuss how the release of consoles and video games causes time to seem compressed.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB announce the book for the yearly giveaway, celebrate comments-of-the-month and donators-of-the-week, and hold forth on Valve games, in-game purchases, and the difficulty of creating guidelines that actually work in the real world.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB discuss the announcement of further Wii U titles for the Nintendo Switch, the latest twist in the Crytek vs. Cloud Imperium saga, the launch of free Ni No Kuni 2 DLC, and both normal and Australian ways to deal with Game Fatigue.
When Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, Imitanis, and Mel learn that their actions as podcast panelists are agitating the notable internet personality, Adeki, Mel resigns in protest and the remaining staff members devote themselves to vengeful personal attacks.
When Lusipurr begins an audit of the books, he discovers a terrible error: Imitanis has been stealing the Literature Corner for months! After several redactions, corrections, and updates, a reappropriation ensures that SiliconNooB gets his just desserts.
Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Mel settle down for a long winter nap all snug in their beds, until visions of Blitzmage invade their heads. And as if this were not enough, Ethos arrives by proxy, wearing leather pants, no shirt, and a hair-do from the 1980s!
China has recently lifted a ban preventing foreign-funded companies from selling games systems within the county. Imitanis looks at how this could affect our industry.