Following the Nintendo Direct of the previous week, Sony responds with a State of Play video intended to build interest in a slate of underwhelming titles, including a particularly egregious Final Fantasy VII-centred showing from Square Enix.
The beginning of the County Cricket Championship heralds a veritable buffet of news and game announcements, including an unexpected PC release of Octopath Traveler, and even more ludicrous claims about Nintendo Labo VR implementation in Zelda and Mario.
SiliconNooB makes a well-hydrated recovery to rejoin Imitanis and Lusipurr for a rundown of the week's news and the site's playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Perhaps Nintendo's VR 'device' can help him catch up to the other staff!
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB round up the Gamescom 2018 news, including a handful of cancellations and a veritable bonanza of release-date announcements; then, both panelists discuss Square Enix's confusion regarding the success of Octopath Traveler.
Lusipurr, Imitanis, and Calyx discuss the latest exchanges between the worlds of interesting video games, expensive collectible card games, and boring table-top board games, with recent offerings including Gloomhaven, Artifact, and Horizon Zero Dawn.