Caspius and SiliconNooB stage an intervention with Imitanis, the site’s premiere Fallout fanboy, using a combination of traditional JRPGs, classic pixel art, chiptunes soundtracks, and repeated whacks about the face and head with a steel-rimmed megaphone.
The gloves are finally off when Caspius and SiliconNooB discover Nintendo’s lackadaisical celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Mother series: no localisation, no re-release, no port, but rather a weekend spirit event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Valve crashes the TF2 economy, Bethesda botches Doom, and Cyberpunk 2077 forgoes pre-order BS in the news of the week!
SiliconNooB and Caspius disagree over the value of worthless, ephemerable, untransferable e-books versus beautiful, substantial, enduring hardcovers, before Imitanis reminds the panel that the disagreement is becoming murderously Russian in its tone.
Nintendo releases Donkey Kong Country Returns on Shield TV, Sony backflips on their cross-play promises, and Epic resolves the Shenmue III situation in the news of the week!
The Final Fantasy VII remake is a complete write-off and E3 took place in the news of the week!
Caspius reports on a series of one-sided World Cup 2019 matches, but Imitanis redirects discussion to his favourite game: SiliconNooB Monopoly–the most sleep-avoiding, arm-wrestling-infused, SiliconNooB-kissing property acquisition board game ever made!
The panel tackles the hardest of all video game topics: the best way to pick a game and stick with it until it is completed. Caspius is spoiled for choice, SiliconNooB is irredeemably distracted, and Imitanis has a worrying obsession with spreadsheets.
When SiliconNooB is laid low by another bout of the Australian Flu (sobreity), Imitanis and Lusipurr are left to cover the news themselves, whilst also unveiling the spring 2019 site playthrough and an opportunity for 2018 donators to receive [bad] games.
On Australia Day, SiliconNooB is boozed-up and ready for a fight when Lusipurr downplays the alleged horribleness of the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana translation. But the two panelists find common ground over the issue of video game collector’s editions.