The Ashes continues and Caspius is plunged ever further into despair by the underwhelming performance of England, but with Gamescom on the horizon, the prospect of new video game news lifts his flagging spirits–and even Nintendo is trying to help!
Two former staff members rejoin the site and take up positions as podcast panelists in a week chock-full of Square Enix news: Durga comes bearing the announcement of spiritual sequel to ActRaiser, and Brock presents the latest World of Warcraft updates.
Nintendo steals fan art, PUBG has been banned in China, and Suda 51 holds No More Heroes 3 hostage to the success of his current game in the news of the week!
Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis address the topic of dialogue in games: how it should be connected to gameplay, and how the current trend in RPGs inclines developers to increasingly protracted dialogue expansion, often at a cost to enjoyment.
In response to a collapse of morality in the world of EVE Online, Lusipurr outlines his plan to bring jobs and security to the country, Adeki and SiliconNooB present NintendoNews, Durga summarises the anime season, and Imitanis reports on Blizzcon.
Persona 5 has redefined success for Atlus, Nintendo releases some Switch sales figures, and Blizzard shuts down another fan server 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.
As E3 looms on the horizon, Imitanis and SiliconNooB assist Lusipurr in presenting the veritable deluge of industry news, covering everything from game releases to new game announcements to future games in playable preview–AND the Holy Grail is found!
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB consider Nintendo’s changing audience demographics and unchanging business attitude, the decision to make Final Fantasy XV the first car-boot-based JRPG in history, and the shocking arrogance of the Final Fantasy VII Remake devs.
When Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, Imitanis, and Mel learn that their actions as podcast panelists are agitating the notable internet personality, Adeki, Mel resigns in protest and the remaining staff members devote themselves to vengeful personal attacks.
SiliconNooB and Imitanis join Lusipurr in a representation of three great English-speaking centres of world culture: Britain, North America, and Australia, in a podcast designed to urge Imitanis to play more Warcraft with Lusipurr for glory and mounts.
Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Mel find themselves utterly downhearted after sifting through yet another week of depressing news. But then, they find a ray of hope in an unlikely place, and things begin to look up, eventually culminating in a very merry Bup.