This week saw a bevvy of announcements including Blaster Master Zero 2, Cuphead (Switch), Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics, Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Contra Anniversary Collection, and P5R!
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.
When SiliconNooB is laid low by another bout of the Australian Flu (sobreity), Imitanis and Lusipurr are left to cover the news themselves, whilst also unveiling the spring 2019 site playthrough and an opportunity for 2018 donators to receive [bad] games.
Japanese PS4 game approvals are now determined by the whims of boxed wine drinkers in California, Blizzard is deleting negative criticism of Diablo Immortal, and Sony really fucked up the Playstation Classic in the news of the week!
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB round out the end of the site-wide Dragon Quest XI playthrough and bid farewell to Reetin, before holding forth on the many releases and sundry changes made to Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
In celebration of five hundred episodes, Lusipurr, Reetin, Imitanis, and SiliconNooB are joined by special guests Ethos, Brock, Seb, VincentValintine, and Bup, and the panel addresses the great questions of the day, such as what Ethos is having for lunch.
Physical copies of Octopath Traveler are mostly sold out, refunds are over for Star Citizen backers, and Konami cancels P.T. all over again in the news of the week!
With the Summer Donation Drive beginning to yield results, SMT-fanboy Imitanis and Golden-Axe-fanboy SiliconNooB join Lusipurr for a discussion of what makes a good game, and how western developers can capture the ‘essence’ of classic gaming franchises.
With Lusipurr and SiliconNooB recovering from the influenza, Reetin arrives to help speed their recovery with lofty thoughts, an uplifting outlook, and a buoyant attitude. But a bevy of news both chilling and damp worsens the panelists’ conditions.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB discuss the special magic needed to create an excellent game that is truly more than the sum of its disparate parts, and they give readers a Tabata-like chance to choose the ending of the next podcast: Super Bad or Happy?