A ghost from our past comes back to haunt us, Sacnoth is still kind of around in 2020, and the ACCC rules against EB Games and Sony in the news of the week!
The Day Tonight’s status as an ‘essential service’ ensures it remains operational during the pandemic, delivering podcasts to its countless thousands of quarantined listeners–especially those interested in Nintendo and Final Fantasy VII Remake news!
Caspius, Durga, and SiliconNooB discuss Microsoft’s pivot to mediocrity and plans to compete with Google Stadia and the Apple iOS store instead of Sony and Nintendo, before moving on to discuss Fire Emblem as a successor to beloved, dead JRPG franchises.
With the design of a 1990s subwoofer, the Xbox Series X–now called simply ‘Xbox’–is unveiled by Microsoft to the consternation of Caspius and SiliconNooB, who wonder if there is a German reason why companies shy away from releasing ‘version 9’ products.
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.
Caspius and SiliconNooB stage an intervention with Imitanis, the site’s premiere Fallout fanboy, using a combination of traditional JRPGs, classic pixel art, chiptunes soundtracks, and repeated whacks about the face and head with a steel-rimmed megaphone.
Caspius and SiliconNooB plan a Grand Canyon Tour of the western United States, including Bup and Lane in an economy-sized automobile, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition on the Nintendo Switch, and a stop at the World’s Largest Fibreglass Whale Sculpture.
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.
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.
In the wake of yet another disastrous performance by the England Cricket team, Lusipurr eschews conversation about sport, retreating instead to the traditional bastion of all those who are disinclined to physical activity: the video game arcade.
Imitanis and SiliconNooB vye for the position of Chief Financial Officer at The Day Tonight, and the decision is finalised when Lusipurr determines that of the two financial contenders, only Imitanis is capable of counting beyond the number ten.
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!