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.
Epic’s 2019 has been assessed, NISA talks Trails of Cold Steel III censorship, and Lord of the Rings is about to be butchered again in the news of the week!
Half-Life fans get their monkey paw wish, PS5 patents are perused, and PS5 rumours are examined in the news of the week!
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!