In this special edition of the Plop current and ex-staff pick their favourite games or developers from the past year. 2020 has been a year of many up and downs, but it has also brought with it many gems and turds. What has brought joy to us this year?
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!
As the news season begins to slow in anticipation of the holiday rush, Caspius and SiliconNooB review the latest from the Earthbound playthrough, news about a new physical edition of Final Fantasy IX, and the insane prognostications of industry analysts.
With the end of the year only two months away, the industry's list of cancellations and delays comes due: Caspius and SiliconNooB review the games that will not be making it into the 2020 Holiday Season, and prognosticate about holiday hardware sales.
As Sony continues to decline into developer and consumer irrelevance, Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis consider the incomparable success of the Nintendo Switch, and review the latest on the Earthbound playthrough, Final Fantasy XVI, and Adventure Plops.
Caspius and SiliconNooB review the latest updates from the site-wide Earthbound playthrough, details of the forthcoming release of the Pokemon Crown Tundra expansion, and the astounding and continued success of the Nintendo Switch hardware and software.
September saw the announcement, and release of, Super Mario 3D All-Stars. What surprises does October hold for us? It's Top of the Plops!
Caspius and SiliconNooB revel in the latest Cricket news, discuss the closing days of the Xenoblade Chronicles playthrough, prepare for the forthcoming Earthbound feature, and have an extra helping of Pikmin before attending a musical edition of The Plop.
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 discuss Xenoblade Chronicles and Pokemon before reflecting on the PlayStation 5 news so far: the probable leak of its official price points, the overall enormous size of the console, and the likely loss of Sony's top position.
In a development that overshadows Sony's lacklustre unveiling of the upcoming PlayStation 5, Caspius and SiliconNooB inaugurate the era of live music on the podcast, before reviewing the site-wide playthrough comments related to Xenoblade Chronicles.