SiliconNooB is afflicted with Shadow Madness, rendering him unable to appreciate video games unless they contain the word ‘shadow’ in the title. Look forward to his future reviews of Shadow of the Colossus, Shadowrun, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
The gloves are finally off when Caspius and SiliconNooB discover Nintendo’s lackadaisical celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Mother series: no localisation, no re-release, no port, but rather a weekend spirit event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
SiliconNooB makes a well-hydrated recovery to rejoin Imitanis and Lusipurr for a rundown of the week’s news and the site’s playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Perhaps Nintendo’s VR ‘device’ can help him catch up to the other staff!
After paying tribute to some arcade memories and the best threequels ever made, Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis review the hardware, software, and developer results for the previous year, and render judgement on which of each was the worst.
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.
When SiliconNooB is unable to be present for the last podcast of the year, Lusipurr uses the power of ‘Science’ and ‘Electron Microscopy’ to combine the DNA of SiliconNooB and Imitanis, resulting in a new and terrifying creation: The ImitaNooB.
When SiliconNooB claims illness so that he can embark on a cross-continent booze-up forbidden by Lusipurr, Imitanis steps into the breach, only to discover that fortune has already tailored the news for The Day Tonight’s Australian correspondant.
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.
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.