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.
Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis consider Cyberpunk 2077, and take a hard-nosed look at the development of game licensing, from its origins as funding for consumer-focused quality assurance systems, to its modern incarnation as a tax on developers.
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!
The ESA has doxed over 2000 journalists, SNK is going to release new Neo Geo hardware, and Nintendo game attach rates are just insane in the news of the week!
After last week's reminder of the historically bad takes which have come from Caspius, the panel discusses other past 'temporary errors of judgement' about games which are now regarded as pinnacles of the medium, including F.F. VII and Chrono Trigger.
Crunchyroll censor their first video game, NISA were made to apologise for bad mouthing Sony, and an SJW 'journalist' pretends to be teabagged for the oppression points in the news of the week!
When Reggie 'The Fatuous Fathead' Fils-Aime opens his ever-swelling face to belch forth more insultingly obvious lies, SiliconNooB grabs his Australian pitchfork and gathers the village to arms, marching them across the Great Australian Desert and to war!
The announcements of TGS are recounted, PS2 Classics may be coming to PS4, the trial version of Mighty No. 9 is delayed, and the live action adaption of Prison School will begin screening next month in the news of the week!
SiliconNoob places the PAX line-up under the microscope, and notes some potential highlights of the expo.