Caspius, Durga, and SiliconNooB discuss Microsoft’s pivot to mediocrity and plans to compete with Google Stadia and the Apple iOS store instead of Sony and Nintendo, before moving on to discuss Fire Emblem as a successor to beloved, dead JRPG franchises.
In the quarter-final of the Smash Bros. Tournament, numerous ‘shadow’ games are eliminated, much to the chagrin of SiliconNooB–but lest Caspius rejoice, some of his few remaining favourites lose out as well, leaving the outcome very much in the balance.
The Final Fantasy VII remake is a complete write-off and E3 took place in the news of the week!
Resident Evil 7 sales are a bit of a step backwards, Atlus eases restrictions on Persona 5, and Phil Spencer has some interesting advice for developers of single player content in the news of the week!
The composer of Journey is to be expelled from the AFM, Hotline Miami 2 has been banned in Australia, and the Xbone is back down to the $350 RRP in North America in the news of the week!
Embittered feminists get Grand Theft Auto V pulled from Australian store shelves, Street Fighter V is set to be a PS4 exclusive, and Phil Spencer talks about the prospect of JRPGs on the Xbone.
The first Lusi vs. Bup arrives in a feature-length podcast crammed chock-full of culture: Literature, Music, and Intelligent Discourse all feature prominently, as does a double helping of Cricket live-commentated from the last over of the T20 Blast final!
Denis Dyack maintains silence over further child abuse allegations, Phil Spencer tries to convince gamers that Microsoft is not evil by appealing to their appreciation of business practice, and 1080p suddenly matters to Microsoft in the news of the week!
Lusipurr, Ethos, SiliconNooB, Blitzmage, and Iliya are momentarily buoyed by report of English Cricket victories, surpassing all expectations. Unfortunately, a run of depressing news is more than enough to misdirect the panelists into the doldrums.
Phil Spencer tells consumers that they love the Kinect, EA has been wrongfully banning players from Battlefield, and Satoru Iwata goes bananas in the news of the week!