A weekly internet radio show and podcast discussing the latest news in gaming as well as sometimes reminiscing about gaming's history. It records LIVE on Sundays at 8PM Eastern/5PM Pacific on the VOG (Voice of Geeks) Network Twitch Channel while taking live calls via Discord and including chat room interaction.
Persona 5 Strikers Early Impressions, Blizzard Brings Back Its Best Game
We start off with a viewer comment regarding Google and its connected accounts that could control your entire digital life.
BlizzConline was this weekend, and there was a legendary musical act who performed but wasn't heard by most of the audience.
However, Blizzard DID announce that it was rereleasing the best game in its collection - Rock N Roll Racing is out with the Blizzard Arcade Collection alongside The Lost Vikings and Blackthorne.
The Intellivision Amico has been delayed again - it slipped from its initial launch date of 10-10-2020 to 4-3-2021, and now has slipped again to October 10, 2021 - exactly one year after its initially announced launch.
Persona 5 Strikers was released early for people who purchased the Digital Deluxe edition - and I had gotten about 10 hours into it over the weekend.
Then we talk to OLR about putting some respect into Diablo's name.
Stadia Port Cancelled, CD Projekt Red Ransomware Hack
Google cancelled a developer's entire Google account for an unknown TOS violation on YouTube, and after not being able to talk to a person at Google about losing all of their email, documents, and Google Play purchases, it was announced that Terraria's Google Stadia port has been cancelled.
CD Projekt Red was the victim of a ransomware attack that stole source code for many games past and future as well as internal documents seemingly "damning" against the company.
The hacked contents were subsequently sold on the black market for an undisclosed sum with the stipulation that they not be resold by the original hackers.
This includes a dramatic reading of the ransom note left on CDPR's servers.
I did roll credits on Cyberpunk 2077 (a couple times) and - the game was fine.
Then we talk to OLR mostly about the recently released Pixel Poops on Steam, as well as the Commodore 64 version of the game and LOKI from OLR's NES game Pixel Poops No. 2.
EA Revives A Franchise, Google Cancels A Franchise Before It Starts
This show was recorded during the Big Game - which I actually have a history with as a performer in a Disney-produced halftime show.
EA has announced that a beloved franchise is making a triumphant return - EA Sports College Football is coming back in a few years.
I finished Yakuza: Like A Dragon and if you like turn based JRPG style games, then you really should try it out.
Apple's VR Headset is rumored to cost over $3000 and include multiple cameras and eye sensors.
Google has disbanded the Stadia Games & Entertainment division and will no longer produce first party games for the Stadia service.
Then we talk to OLR about the fall of SG&E, the OTHER EA franchise getting revived, and the announcement of Final Fantasy XIV Online's new expansion.
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis Patent (and other video game patents)
We start by saying we won't be talking about the GameStop stonk, and then talk about it for a few minutes. But, it's really not a video game story, and financial investing kinda isn't our thing.
Warner Bros has finally been granted a patent on the Nemesis system from 2014's Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, which means you won't see anything like it in other games until 2035.
Which takes us down a rabbit hole of video game patents that have expired (games inside loading screens, practice mode button display, arrows to point you to an objective), some expiring soon (sphere grids, sanity meters, stylish driving trackers), and some expiring in a while (rolling up objects to become bigger, using a wheel to pick dialogue choices, controlling two characters at once with a single input.)
Then we talk to OLR about why GameStop is important to people enough to use them as their stonks rallying cry.
Xbox Live Gold Pricing, Apple To Finally Invent VR
Microsoft couldn't read the room and announced a price hike for Xbox Live Gold, but then retracted it about 15 hours later.
Apple will finally invent VR and AR by releasing a VR headset in 2022 and AR glasses in 2023 or 2024.
Capcom allowed streamers to co-stream their Resident Evil 8: Village reveal event this week, but only if they promised to only say positive things about Capcom.
Then we talk to OLR about costreaming events in the future.
Lucasfilm Games Re-emerges, Sony's CES Trailer Slip-Up
I got the GoXLR Mixer, a Windows-based audio mixer geared towards streamers, which does change the audio sound of the podcast slightly and provides more "toys" that I will try to stay away from.
We take some viewer comments about the recent death of Adobe Flash as well as a list of anticipated games for 2021.
Lucasfilm Games has re-emerged and is now the caretaker of Lucas properties - and also signaled the end of EA's exclusive license over Star Wars, with Ubisoft announcing a new Star Wars game.
Also announced was a new Indiana Jones game being made by MachineGames and Bethesda.
A common sentiment over this from consumers was "nobody asked for this" which is never something that should be asked in regards of creative media.
The Consumer Electronics Show was virtual this year, and even though there usually aren't software announcements there, Sony did accidentally leak third party release dates in their eventually pulled trailer.
Then we talk to OLR about some of the great joys we've had meeting certain gaming luminaries during our years on the air.
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The Good Old Days!
Was feeling nostalgic the other night and thought I’d check out an old episode of Friday Night Gaming, unfortunately since flash is no longer supported the webpage was effectively dead...would love to see the archive return in .mp4 video form!
A way with words
Bobby discusses gaming news like he's telling a story for each article he covers. I love it. He makes even topics that normally wouldn't interest me sound appealing. Highly recommend giving this show a listen!
Straight forward podcast!
Most podcasts don't give the straight forward news and let chatters bring there oppinions in too. This show does.