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.
It is the new year in Australia when Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, Adeki, and Sebastian reflect upon the worst of 2016. Attempting to foster a sense of optimism for the year 2017, the panelists’ efforts begin well, but quickly go awry thanks to Nintendo.
Final Fantasy XV is treated as an afterthought among Japanese developers, Double Dragon IV is announced for a January release, and a former Ubisoft developer weighs in on Nintendo Switch in the news of the week!
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.
Forced to play Final Fantasy XV, Lusipurr is more than a little riled-up. When he is joined by SiliconNooB and Sebastian in the wake of the Video Game Awards, his frustration turns to rage directed at bad decisions and the fanboys who support them.
By any measure, Final Fantasy XV is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. After ten years in the making by a truly epic development team in terms of size and scope, Lusipurr determines whether the result worth is the price of admission.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB go hammer at tongs at reviewing and discussing major releases including Super Mario Maker 3DS and Final Fantasy XV, whilst receiving help from a most unlikely source: Bup.
Square Enix misrepresent Final Fantasy XV’s sales, Guillermo del Toro roasts Konami, and Hello Games has been acquitted of false advertising by the ASA.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB rejoice in reaching podcast production parity: the culmination of years of RPGamer staff walkabouts, holidays, junkets, and sundry days-off on the occasion of births, deaths, weddings, funerals, feasts, fasting, and boredom.
Nintendo’s Witch is rumoured to be competitively priced with some interesting launch-day games available, and Square Enix has shipped Final Fantasy XV in an unfinished state.