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.
Caspius and SiliconNooB engage in some long-form discussion on the topic of creative style in video games, before they review the latest updates from the site-wide playthroughs, report the news, and trudge miserably through a particularly large Plop.
Following a Mario-centred Nintendo Direct that confirms The Day Tonight's predictions for upcoming Switch titles, SiliconNooB and Caspius smugly sip caffeinated beverages and daintly consume frosted pastries amidst a chorus of self-congratulation.
With things heating up for the summer (or cooling down for the Australian winter), the Cricket returns alongside a gigantic upcoming game announcement from Limited Run, leaving Caspius and SiliconNooB to empty their pockets in pursuit of pre-order funds.
Caspius and SiliconNooB announce a new approach to site-wide playthroughs and set the date for the next playthrough in the spring; and, Caspius provides mini-reviews of three Switch 'Metroidvania' platformers: The Messenger, Iconoclasts, and Blasphemous.
Following the Smash tournament, and at the conclusion of the Romancing SaGa 3 playthrough, Caspius and SiliconNooB inaugurate the Christmas season by beheading the Gaming Moment Tyrant, Imitanis, in a spectacle intended to delight Texan readers.
The Ashes continues and Caspius is plunged ever further into despair by the underwhelming performance of England, but with Gamescom on the horizon, the prospect of new video game news lifts his flagging spirits--and even Nintendo is trying to help!
When Caspius overhears a few seconds of The Man with the Machine Gun from the Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack, his desire to play the game overwhelms his senses, spiralling The Day Tonight into yet another playthrough of Square Enix's time-compression JRPG.
The gloves are finally off when Caspius and SiliconNooB discover Nintendo's lackadaisical celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Mother series: no localisation, no re-release, no port, but rather a weekend spirit event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Caspius and SiliconNooB tackle a huge pile of Nintendo-related news, including the announcement of the Switch Lite, the revelation of Earthbound Gamecube, and forthcoming updates to the continually increasing disappointment that is Nintendo Switch Online.