Graham and Steve explore the potential pitfalls of digital ownership rights in the wake of Sony closing their legacy platforms’ storefronts. They also riff on monster fights, the Mortal Kombat movies, being a Viking, and much, much more.
Some format changes and some scheduling tweaks are incoming for the boys this week! Talk of digital pricing, awful fans, and Australia’s classification system largely dominates discussion, but there’s still room for 400 vocalists, Godzilla, and ‘live’ Amazon purchases as well!
In an episode bitten the technical issues bug, the boys look at Outriders, being a space idiot, and one of the worst movies humanity has ever created (as well as Steve’s plan to fall farther down the hole of terrible movies) Also: Microsoft now owns Bethesda, the fiasco around The Sinking City, politics in Fallujah, and the next Must Listen of 2021!
Steve and Graham do their best to fight off the stupid this week, as the *sigh* Llamanati has infiltrated the video game world and given us news of the rumoured cancellation of the physical version of E3, the confirmed cancellation of Anthem NEXT, delays to a number of other titles, and a whole bunch of Sony news!
It happened! Steve’s PC is finally built! Bet you can’t guess what he’s played on it… Also, Graham gets all Cpt. Holt with his love for trains, Blizzard & Nintendo announce some stuff, more stupid Epic business, more stupid Stadia business, and just more!
As Steve bemoans the firstest of first world problems, and Graham roams the Wildlands, there’s also E3 rumblings, CD Projekt hacks, a kind-of-Epic Games Showcase, the return of Six Days in Fallujah, not-so-much ‘changes’ to Ubisoft’s business model, and plenty more to pontificate over! #wordplay
A new week cometh, bringing some unexpected lockdown and magazine talk, as well as news on the upcoming Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Valve getting busted, Gearbox getting acquired, and the Prince getting delayed. All of this, plus the usual banter! What fun!
The boys are back for a new year, but, as always, before you can move forward… You need to look back upon whence you came! So before digging into 2021 and all of it’s news and games, the boys must hand out some of the most prestigious awards in gaming media! Find out who won what in the SIPTG GOTY spectacular!
Intro: -> 3m11s
Best Non-2020 Game: 3m11s -10m28s
Best Auditory Experience: 10m28s -> 50m24s
Best Game We Didn’t Get Time To Finish: 50m24s -> 59m10s
Best New Thing: 59m10s -> 1h9m
Best The Last of Us Part 2 Moment/Mission: 1h9m -> 1m28m42s
State of Decay 2 Remnant: From The Ashes * Disco Elysium XCOM 2 Shadow Warrior 2 Apex Assassins Creed: Syndicate Grim Dawn Astroneer
Best Auditory Experience
Streets of Rage 4 Fall Guys Neversong Teenage Blob The Last Campfire Umurangi Generations Ori and the Will of the Wisps Paradise Killer * Hades THPS 1&2 Remake Desperados III The Last of Us Part II The Pedestrian Call of the Sea Spiritfarer Immortals Fenyx Rising Gears Tactics
Best Game we Didin’t Get Time to Finish
Immortals Desperados 3 Gears Tactics Ori and the Will of the Wisps * Hades Beatuiful Desolation Relicta
Best New Thing
Roundguard Journey to the Savage Planet Treachery in Beatdown City Colt Canyon Good Job! Fall Guys Roki Sheepo Wintermoor Tactics Club The Last Campfire Hades * Spirtfarer Call of the Sea The Pedestrian Gears Tactics Immortals Fenyx Rising The Solitaire Conspiracy
Best Last of Us Part 2 Moment
Playing a guitar Ellie playing Take On Me Finding PS3s with Uncharted 2 and Jak Abby’s rescue/betrayal ‘Hey! Watch your language! This is a house of worship’ ‘We got some gas!’ ‘Oh, fuck yeah!’ The museum flashback – “Holy shit! It’s a motherfucking dinosaur!” Ganking a WLF soldier while they’re playing Hotline Miami on Vita Ellie learns the truth about what would have happened to her in the first game Chasing Nora Abby gets in to the theatre Finding the truck shrine to the prophet of the Seraphites Lev asking Abby what’s going on between her and Owen… while they’re crossing a rickety-ass beam bridge 40+ stories up Finding Lev Escaping Haven Abby finds Owen and Mel, and the map Abby/Ellie fight Tommy comes to the farm/Ellie goes after Abby The final Abby/Ellie confrontation Returning to an empty house Museum flashback sequence * Aquarium/theatre sequence Dina/Ellie/JJ on the farm Joel and Ellie space capsule scene at the museum Ellie discovers that Mel is pregnant after killing her
Split or Steal Drawkanoid Fall Guys Teenage Blob Post Void Deep Rock Galactic Blaseball * Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
Steve’s Album and EP of the Year
Album The Ghost Inside – Self-titled * Ingested – Where Only Gods May Tread Protest The Hero – Palimpsest Babirusa – Humanoid Deftones – Ohms Svalbard – When I Die, Will I Get Better? Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero
EP of the Year Sensory Amusia – Bereavement * Thirty Nights of Violence – You’ll See Me Up There Protosequence – A Blunt Description of Something Obscene Omni Express – Florida Man Carcosa – Absent Filth – Self-titled Defamed – Aeon
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth: Infinite Combate The Last of Waifus * Re:Turn – One Way Trip Remothered: Broken Porcelain Robotics;Notes DaSH Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron Is Gold Who’s Your Daddy?
Treachery in Beatdown City Last of Us Part 2 Journey to the Savage Planet Lair of the Clockwork God Roki Wintermoor Tactics Club Evergate The Last Campfire Paradise Killer Call of the Sea Immortals Fenyx Rising Hades *
Best Looking Game
Bloodroots Journey to the Savage Planet The Pedestrian Ori and the Will of the Wisps * Granblue Fantasy Versus Roundguard Streets of Rage 4 The Last of Us Part 2 Good Job! Roki Neversong Teenage Blob Sheepo The Last Campfire Call of the Sea Spiritfarer Immortals Fenyx Rising Desperados III
Best New Character
Martin Tweed (Journey to the Savage Planet) E.K.O (Journey to the Savage Planet) Tabby (Kunai) Ku (Ori and the Will of the Wisps) The Dodos (Animal Crossing) Fake Orange Cassidys (Streets of Rage 4) Dina (The Last of Us Part 2) Abby (The Last of Us Part 2) * Lev (The Last of Us Part 2) Tove (Roki) Baphomet (Wintermoor) Jarek the Mechanic (Beautiful Desolation) Jerry (Beautiful Desolation) Ember (The Last Campfire) Shinji (Paradise Killer) Stanley (Spiritfarer) Atul (Spiritfarer) Fenyx (Immortals Fenyx Rising) Sid (Gears Tactics) Norah (Call of the sea) Harry (Call of the Sea)
Trying to roll over on your bed, rolling into the wall, and the look on your villager’s face – Animal Crossing Getting nailed by a scorpion – Animal Crossing Swinging a demolition ball on a crane and letting it fly – Good Job! Drifting on a forklift – Good Job! Solving a loud music puzzle by turning music down in the options (Lair of the Clockwork God) The Walking Simulator, and all of its overly-complex bullshit that amazes Dan (Lair of the Clockwork God) The commentary on reviews (Lair of the Clockwork God) Getting your reward/learn that work is its own reward in the tutorial (Unfortunate Spacemen) Launching yourself into space and dying, which you’re not meant to do, after being specifically told not to… (Unfortunate Spacemen) The monster attacks/Dad dies/Getting away (Roki) Henrik rises! (Roki) The conversation between Tove and Henrik before the final ascent (Roki) The third nightmare (Roki) Aaaaa aaaaaaaaaac (Wintermoor Tactics Club) The end/‘Jacob is Banksy’ (Wintermoor) Finishing a run/beating Hades (Hades) The credits/10th completed run (Hades) * The ‘shift’ at the end (The Pedestrian) The trial (Paradise Killer) Introduction to Ares – Immortals Fenyx Rising Incidental Dialog – Immortals Fenyx Rising Hephaistos Celebrates Fenyx breaking through to locate Vault Spiritfarer – First trip the Everdoor Ending of Call of the Sea
Graham and Steve reconvene to discuss the best games of 2019, and what games from 2019 you should play!
Slay The Spire (23/01/2019)
RE2 Remake (25/01/2019)
Tetris 99 (13/02/2019)
Devil May Cry 5 (08/03/2019)
The Division 2 (15/03/2019)
My Time at Portia (16/04/2019)
Katana Zero (18/04/2019)
Mortal Kombat 11 (23/04/2019)
A Plague Tale: Innocence (14/05/2019)
Outer Wilds (30/05/2019)
Cadence of Hyrule (13/06/2019)
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (18/06/2019)
Super Mario Maker 2 (28/06/2019)
Remnant: From The Ashes (20/08/2019)
Gears of War 5 (10/09/2019)
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (20/09/2019)
Concrete Genie (08/09/2019)
Assemble With Care (19/09/2019)
Disco Elysium (15/10/2019)
Outer Worlds (25/10/2019)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (25/10/2019)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (15/11/2019)
The Touryst (21/11/2019)