For good or ill, Nintendo’s presence in the video game industry is vital for its survival. For all the mistakes the company has made throughout the years, they still represent a much needed core of how the industry progresses.
Spoiled for choice, Lusipurr puzzles over whether to play Mega Man Legends, Parasite Eve, Wild Arms, or Xenosaga. SiliconNooB and Imitanis attempt to confound him into playing Xenosaga, but the listeners step in, instead directing Lusipurr to Mega Man.
Lusipurr is joined by SiliconNooB and Mel in an evaluation of England’s continuing poor form with the bat and bad luck with the ball. A rambling trip through the week’s news, and the games of yesteryear, rounds out an extended-length, pre-holiday podcast.
The Legendary Zoltan braves goblins innumerable as he premieres his latest remix from The Secret of Mana, whilst SiliconNooB and KillswitchTool drive Lusipurr to distraction with an overabundance of language not wholly fit for a genteel audience.
Lusipurr has a few gin and tonics and, joined by his even more Australian co-panelist–SiliconNooB–he decides to take the industry to task. The job proving more difficult than intended, Blitzmage is called into the effort, which is mostly a rant.
Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis sit down to work out the answer to one of the world’s oldest problems: what would it take for Lusipurr to approve a Kickstarter?
Bup shows up, ruins everything, and makes Lusipurr angry. Co-panelists SiliconNooB and Deimosion laugh and cry by turns. Meanwhile, unscrupulous companies do unscrupulous things, successful games sell many copies, and failing MMOs lose players.
SiliconNooB is too drunk to attend, so Wedge drops in briefly, Blitzmage drops out briefly, and RootBeerKing stays the course in a podcast which looks at the various pitfalls associated with ‘day one’ and ‘on-disc’ DLC. Spoilers: the panel does not want.
Chris ‘Sabin’ Privitere of RPGamer joins an already over-stuffed podcast panel to discuss Persona 2 on the PSP, Assassin’s Creed in the American War of Rebellion and Mutiny, the Binding of Isaac, the closure of Sony MMOs, and updates to Final Fantasy XIV.
Coming to grips with the week’s news, the podcast panel handily assembles to grasp the nettle of some controversial topics. Also: the panelists discuss their lack of hands-on experience with Wild Arms, all without placing the finger of blame upon anyone.