Microsoft makes an about-face, Nintendo is sued, and Square Enix files trademarks which look quite similar to Compilation of Final Fantasy VII titles, causing the panel to speculate whether that suggests an intention to reimagine the entire franchise.
With 2020 finally done and dusted, the Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Seb take stock of the video game industry and the changes it has seen over the past year, including the customary awards ceremony for the worst platform, developer, and game of the year.
Lusipurr and Imitanis speculate about the absence of SiliconNooB: last seen getting blind 'tired' in a bar, S'NooB was deemed too 'tired' to drive, and was poured into a taxi to go home and take a S'NooB S'NooZ to sleep off his 'tiredness'. Snooze well!
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB bid farewell to Alastair Cook and Michael Cunningham, even as Dragon Quest XI and Valkyria Chronicles 4 make their arrival in the west, and they discuss how the release of consoles and video games causes time to seem compressed.
With the Summer of Smash II concluded, Lusipurr is freshly returned from playing two of the resulting victors: Banjo-Kazooie and Superman. Imitanis, SiliconNooB, and Adeki join him for a discussion of Cricket, Anime, and Video Game news.
Atlus is bidden a sorrowful farewell, Type-0 may be heading for the Americas after all, and the Xbone may struggle to output more than a 900p resolution in the news of the week!
Chris 'Sabin' Privitere of RPGamer joins an already over-stuffed podcast panel to discuss Persona 2 on the PSP, Assassin's Creed in the American War of Rebellion and Mutiny, the Binding of Isaac, the closure of Sony MMOs, and updates to Final Fantasy XIV.
Biggs gives us a Tokyo preview, Deimosion is DRM-free, Reetin leaves a galaxy far, far away, Enrei talks about talking, Blitzmage is puzzled by subscription DLC, Sabin prepares for Persona, and Lusipurr is no longer banned in Germany! Also: acrimony!