Caspius and SiliconNooB discuss Capcom’s intention of reviving dormant franchises, and SN tries to allay Caspius’ fears with news of Konami ‘reviving’ Silent Hill for pachislot machines and Sony ‘reviving’ Wild Arms for an abysmal mobile sequel.
The panel discusses the best and worst implementations of New Game+ mode in RPGs, and what they would like developers to consider in order to avoid the pitfalls of Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, and instead reach the same level of success as Chrono Trigger.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB pore over the recent Nintendo (mini) Direct, but find it wanting in terms of breadth and scope. However, the announcement of additional Cup Noodle tie-ins in further Final Fantasy titles is certain to mollify the two panelists.
Lusipurr, Adeki, and SiliconNooB together repair to nature in hopes of enjoying its manifold restorative blessings. But, following their exposure to inclement elements and irritating fauna, then each return whence they came with untrammeled haste.
At what point does the prohibitively high cost of VR “gaming” end the platform’s relevance? This week we will explore just what it takes (in money, anyhow) to build one’s own VR-ready computer. (Spoiler: Be prepared to take on a second job.)
With Lusipurr distracted by Dragon Quest VIII and a plate full of blueberry pancakes, Adeki, Imitanis, and SiliconNooB break into the company larder and make off with the Presidential Mutton Supply, resultling in a building-wide lockdown and mutton-hunt.
With the dawning of a frosty (or scalding, if Australian) new year, the staff’s resolution to focus on positivity and optimism is sorely tested by a string of abhorrent scandals, running the gamut from crowdfunded deception to underage solicitation.
With the death of Henry Heimlich, inventor of the life-saving manoeuvre after which–in a bizarre temporal inversion–he was named, Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, Adeki, and Sebastian report on the ways in which Nintendo, Square Enix, and Ubisoft have all choked.
Nintendo Switch is powered by old X1 Tegra chips, Switch will support terrible VR, and violating EULA is now illegal in Korea in the news of the week!
After Australia’s shock collapse against South Africa, panelists SiliconNooB, Adeki, Sebastian, and Imitanis join Lusipurr in a discussion about Nintendo’s shabby Metroid franchise anniversary, and the potato-headed fanboys who gleefully excuse it.