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.
Exposure to Final Fantasy X leaves Caspius crippled with the Brown Rain, and a quieter, more studious podcast is the result, with a thorough examination of Nintendo's total domination of the Japanese video game market, following Sony's self-destruction.
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.
With several stars already awarded in the autumn-winter playthrough-revisit, Imitanis and SiliconNooB join Caspius in discussing Square Enix's response to last week's podcast: more SaGa games coming to the Switch, and even some Xenogears news!
Caspius and SiliconNooB launch the new playthrough, discuss changing attitudes to video game narratives, and report on the latest half-witted decision by Sony: abandoning to Microsoft the Japanese market--the key to the entire video game industry!