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.