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.
Great Takahashi, / ambitious, planned Xenogears, / but without caution. Time, too short for men, / defied him, ruined his plans, / but left him unmoved. In time, Nintendo, / seeking a man of vision, / helped him to glory.
When Caspius sends his laptop in for repair, the podcast panel is forced to rely upon vintage hardware (with a commensurate loss in quality), but they are undeterred in presenting Capcom's forthcoming release schedule, PS5 launch figures, and more!
Caspius and SiliconNooB prepare for the Playthroughs Revisited feature by examining year-end sales data for Nintendo, and the totals are so impressively large, both in terms of hardware and software, that they leave no room for doubt: that's Numberwang!
Caspius, Imitanis, and SiliconNooB review progress on the site-wide playthrough of Earthbound, report the latest from the Zelda development teams, announce the price of the next-gen XBox consoles, and read the latest iTunes Review Contest entries.