SiliconNooB makes merry, and then some, before joining Caspius in a considerable state of inebriation. The news is examined in due course, followed by the knock-out round of the Smash Bros. Tournament, without any sign of SiliconNooB’s unnamed ‘thingy’.
Blizzcon turned out horribly for Blizzard this year (as expected), Blizzard president lies about being ‘sorry’, and Anthem is stone cold dead in the news of the week!
Caspius and SiliconNooB launch the first round of the Smash Bros. Tournament, eliminating a selection of games and bringing Caspius ever closer to a potential playthrough and review of Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadowgate, or Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
Substantial information is uncovered about Final Fantasy VII Remake’s field design, EA cancels a Star Wars game, and Activision gets sued over their split with Bungie in the news of the week!
As Activision loses long-term senior employees and high-profile corporate partners, Lusipurr, Imitanis, and SiliconNooB speculate about the diminishing position of one of the largest and most significant players in the video game development industry.
Blizzard-Activision loses two CFOs inside a week, Beyond Good and Evil 2 is online only, and and 2019 breaks Fallout 76 in the news of the week!
Bloodstained has been cancelled on Mac and Linux, Overwatch is introducing a fun new thought control regimen, and Blizzard is falling to pieces in the news of the week!
Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis address the topic of dialogue in games: how it should be connected to gameplay, and how the current trend in RPGs inclines developers to increasingly protracted dialogue expansion, often at a cost to enjoyment.