As a new decade dawns, the staff members discuss the biggest failures in video gaming since the site launch in February 2009, with many suggested candidates for the worst gaming hardware system, game developer company, and individual video game.
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.
To celebrate a new podcast milestone, Caspius announces a contest for the best new US iTunes review, and joins Reetin, Imitanis, and SiliconNooB to review the latest encouraging news about Skyward Sword in advance of the upcoming Earthbound playthrough.
When Nomura drops the equivalent of the island of Manhattan on the equivalent of the Delhi slums, Caspius and SiliconNooB are caught in the carnage of a thousand simultaneous mass terror attacks. But with the assistance of Cait Sith, they escape unharmed!
Caspius and SiliconNooB devote themselves to a most political podcast, focusing on problems of discourse in the gaming community, and what gamers (and journalists) mean when they speak of 'politics', 'immersion', and other vague or contentious topics.
Shit floats to the surface at Square Enix, Oculus Rift support may be banned from all future software releases, and Nintendo fanbabies force changes to Nier: Automata in the news of the week!
The founder of Namco passes away at 91, PS4 Update 4.50 is going to be sweet, and Oculus loses its court battle against Zenimax.
With Lusipurr distracted by Dragon Quest VIII and a plate full of blueberry pancakes, Adeki, Imitanis, and SiliconNooB break into the company larder and make off with the Presidential Mutton Supply, resultling in a building-wide lockdown and mutton-hunt.
There is a good chance Oculus Rift could implode in the next two weeks following the conclusion of Zenimax court battle, Nintendo has been caught selling illegally dumped ROMs, and Sony likes to provide statistics without context in the news of the week!
Occulus Rift executive arrested for the attempted molestation of underage girls, Super Mario Run was probably profitable but still a flop, and Mike Kennedy is back asking for money in the news of the week!
Progressive VR enthusiasts discover that their money is going to elect Trump, SJWs tantrum over immigrants being called immigrants in EDF5, and Michael Pachter has been caught in a massive lie in the news of the week!
A community manager has been fired from Turtle Rock Studios for defending Donald Sterling's privacy, Nintendo are to miss E3 again, and Zenimax looks to fleece Oculus in the news of the week!