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.
Caspius, Imitanis, and SiliconNooB deliver the first staff member verdict on the completion of Xenoblade Chronicles, look at the evidence for a 17 November release date of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and review a racier-than-usual Plop.
Caspius and SiliconNooB inaugurate a new era for the Starlight Megaphone by bringing in a connexion to the multi-award-winning Final Fantasy VI Radio Drama, before announcing a potential autumn playthrough game, and an announcement of an announcement.
The panel tackles the hardest of all video game topics: the best way to pick a game and stick with it until it is completed. Caspius is spoiled for choice, SiliconNooB is irredeemably distracted, and Imitanis has a worrying obsession with spreadsheets.
On Australia Day, SiliconNooB is boozed-up and ready for a fight when Lusipurr downplays the alleged horribleness of the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana translation. But the two panelists find common ground over the issue of video game collector's editions.
Metroid Prime 4 has been rebooted, Steam is no longer a viable platform for Japanese developers, and Wakka calls for violence against Al Bhed children in the news of the week!
Lusipurr is joined by Imitanis and SiliconNooB, resulting in an international panel of video game experts, to discuss Sony's decision to avoid E3 in 2019, the future announcement and release of the PlayStation 5, and the value of Nintendo Switch Online.
Lusipurr discusses with SiliconNooB the concept of 'backwards positivity', an improvement upon the initially negative reaction towards a game, which improvement comes about as the result of a later positive experience in a similar game, usually a sequel.
Character models have been heavily revised for Final Fantasy VII Remake, Metroid Prime 4 is in dire trouble, 30% of Capcom Vancouver hipsters are laid off, and Xenogears is twenty years old today in the news of the week!