With 2020 finally done and dusted, the Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Seb take stock of the video game industry and the changes it has seen over the past year, including the customary awards ceremony for the worst platform, developer, and game of the year.
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.
Caspius and SiliconNooB prepare for the Playthroughs Revisited feature by examining year-end sales data for Nintendo, and the totals are so impressively large, both in terms of hardware and software, that they leave no room for doubt: that's Numberwang!
September is a little bleak as the big companies hold off their games for the holiday season. The staff have all found games they want to buy this month though, so join us inside to see the Top of the Plops!
Caspius and SiliconNooB ponder the latest news about Project Athia, the Square Enix/Luminous Productions showcase for the latest and greatest technological fripperies (and most underwhelming design) before turning their attention to Final Fantasy XI.
How many games will Imitanis need to italicise in this, the first monthly roundup of what upcoming games the staff plan to buy. It's Top of the Plops!
Caspius, Imitanis, and SiliconNooB deliver the first staff member verdict on the completion of Xenoblade Chronicles, look at the evidence for a 17 November release date of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and review a racier-than-usual Plop.
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.
Caspius and SiliconNooB announce the rumour of an announcement of an announcement when rumour of Final Fantasy XVI makes the rounds, and the site begins its collective playthrough of Xenoblade Chronicles, following the release of the Definitive Edition.
McCarthy was right about Naughty Dog, McCarthy was right about Valve’s detractors, and McCarthy was right about EA in the news of the week!
Caspius and SiliconNooB announce a new approach to site-wide playthroughs and set the date for the next playthrough in the spring; and, Caspius provides mini-reviews of three Switch 'Metroidvania' platformers: The Messenger, Iconoclasts, and Blasphemous.