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Stories happen every day with no one to tell them. Story Mode analyzes gaming news and legacy in conversation with Blue, Red, and Ryan. We don't always see eye to eye, but that's ok. "Agree to Disagree".

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Stories happen every day with no one to tell them. Story Mode analyzes gaming news and legacy in conversation with Blue, Red, and Ryan. We don't always see eye to eye, but that's ok. "Agree to Disagree".

    Chapter 74 - The Blue Box Controversy Over Hideo Kojima's Silent Hill Game, Square Enix Reportedly Co-Developing Final Fantasy 9 Animated Series, Sword And Shield Leakers To Pay The Pokémon Company $150K Each, The 24th Anniversary Of Final Fantasy Tact

    Chapter 74 - The Blue Box Controversy Over Hideo Kojima's Silent Hill Game, Square Enix Reportedly Co-Developing Final Fantasy 9 Animated Series, Sword And Shield Leakers To Pay The Pokémon Company $150K Each, The 24th Anniversary Of Final Fantasy Tact

    Get your tin foil hats on because our main topic this week is a doozy. Who is Hasan Kahraman? What is his company, Blue Box Game Studios, working on? How is Hideo Kojima involved (if at all)? And what game title starts with an "S" and ends with an "L"? We dive into the weird conspiracy surrounding the Dutch indie dev and their mysterious project code-named "Abandoned."

    But first, we've got game announcements (like a rumored Castlevania Advance Collection and the upcoming free-to-play Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game). Then it's on to the headlines. This week, we're talking about the Final Fantasy 9 animated series reported to be co-developed by Square Enix, the Video Game History Foundation's new subscription service for vintage video game magazines, the $150k fine levied at the Pokémon Sword and Shield leakers, and EA's surprise move to let FIFA Ultimate Team players see inside loot boxes before purchase.

    Finally, we look back at Final Fantasy Tactics on the game's 24th anniversary.

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    Hosts: @retrogamebrews, @thewellredmage, @wrytersview
    Music: "Gumption" by Russell Gordon at https://soundcloud.com/shredrussell-1
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 73 - E3 2021 & Summer Game Fest Wrap-Up, Elden Ring, Metroid Dread, Starfield, The 5th Anniversary Of Mighty No. 9

    Episode 73 - E3 2021 & Summer Game Fest Wrap-Up, Elden Ring, Metroid Dread, Starfield, The 5th Anniversary Of Mighty No. 9

    The curtains have fallen on gaming's biggest annual week, but before we bid adieu to E3 and Summer Game Fest, let's break down all the big announcements and headlines!

    There's Microsoft and Nintendo and Square Enix, oh my! There are indies (like Axiom Verge 2) and AAA exclusives (like Starfield)! We've got new faces (like Elden Ring) and the surprise return of old friends (like Metroid Dread)! It's all here, and it's a long one, so settle in for the ups and downs of E3 week.

    Then finally, we wrap up the show with a look back at the infamous Mighty No. 9 on the game's 5th anniversary.

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    Hosts: @wrytersview, @retrogamebrews, @thewellredmage
    Music: "Gumption" by Russell Gordon at https://soundcloud.com/shredrussell-1
    Editing: @wrytersview
    Logo: @thewellredmage
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Chapter 72 - Story Mode: Outtake Special Vol. 3, Cut Footage Added To 1993 Super Mario Bros. Movie, Retro Collecting Woes, Pokémon, Game Stop, Super Mario RPG

    Chapter 72 - Story Mode: Outtake Special Vol. 3, Cut Footage Added To 1993 Super Mario Bros. Movie, Retro Collecting Woes, Pokémon, Game Stop, Super Mario RPG

    Welcome to the Story Mode: Outtake Special, Vol. 3! Blue, Red, and Ryan are taking advantage of the lull in gaming news prior to E3 this weekend, and they're giving themselves the week off.  So in place of a normal episode, here's a mix of outtakes and discussions that didn’t make the final cut into Story Mode.

    Has there ever been a good food tie-in to a video game? Who would headline your dream Pokémon Day concert? Do we really need MORE of the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie? We cover these hard-hitting topics and more!

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    Hosts: @wrytersview, @retrogamebrews, @thewellredmage
    Music: "Gumption" by Russell Gordon at https://soundcloud.com/shredrussell-1
    Editing: @wrytersview
    Logo: @thewellredmage
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    • 37 min
    Chapter 71 - Nintendo Wins $2.1 Million In Lawsuit Against ROM Site, Twitch's DMCA Problems Resurface, Sega Might Be Reviving Its Theme Park Business In The West, God of War 2 Delayed to 2022, Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers

    Chapter 71 - Nintendo Wins $2.1 Million In Lawsuit Against ROM Site, Twitch's DMCA Problems Resurface, Sega Might Be Reviving Its Theme Park Business In The West, God of War 2 Delayed to 2022, Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers

    When it comes to ROMs, everyone has an opinion -- including Nintendo, who just won $2.1 million against RomUniverse in “a straightforward video game piracy case.” Is this issue as cut-and-dry as it seems? We explore the murky middle ground of this legal and ethical dilemma.

    But first, we're covering game announcements (like Dragon Quest XII's reveal and God of War 2's delay). Then it's on to the news. This week, we're talking about Facebook Gaming's crazy bid to take on YouTube, the possible rebirth of Sega's theme park business, and Twitch's latest plague of DMCA strikes.

    Finally, we wrap up the show with a look back at Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers on the game's 30th anniversary.

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    Hosts: @thewellredmage, @retrogamebrews, @wrytersview
    Music: "Gumption" by Russell Gordon at https://soundcloud.com/shredrussell-1
    Editing: @wrytersview
    Logo: @thewellredmage
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Chapter 70 - Valve Reportedly Making A Steam Handheld PC That Sounds Like A Nintendo Switch, Netflix Looking To Expand Into Gaming, Rumored Final Fantasy Souls-Like, Breath Of Fire IV

    Chapter 70 - Valve Reportedly Making A Steam Handheld PC That Sounds Like A Nintendo Switch, Netflix Looking To Expand Into Gaming, Rumored Final Fantasy Souls-Like, Breath Of Fire IV

    Have you ever wished for a gaming PC that you could carry in your pocket? Neither have we, but Valve is reportedly making a Steam handheld that sounds suspiciously like a Nintendo Switch. We discuss the possible pros and cons of one of the more bizarre pieces of news to come out of this timeline.

    But first thing's first, and that means game announcements (like new free-to-play Super Bomberman R Online and release dates for the upcoming Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl). After that, we're talking news, like how Netflix wants to turn our TVs into consoles by offering an Apple Arcade-like cloud gaming service, how Sony is planning to expand its PlayStation IPs into mobile games and apps that will "complement" their AAA lineup (*cue sinister music*), and how Square Enix is rumored to be working on a Final Fantasy Souls-like spin-off.

    Finally, we look back at Breath of Fire IV on the game's 18th PC anniversary (we know it's a stretch, just go with it).

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    Hosts: @retrogamebrews, @wrytersview, @thewellredmage
    Music: "Gumption" by Russell Gordon at https://soundcloud.com/shredrussell-1
    Editing: @wrytersview
    Logo: @thewellredmage
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Chapter 69 - Google Says Stadia is "Alive and Well", eBay Bans the Sale of Adult Video Games, 5 New Titles Coming to Nintendo Switch Online, TurboGrafx-16 Mini

    Chapter 69 - Google Says Stadia is "Alive and Well", eBay Bans the Sale of Adult Video Games, 5 New Titles Coming to Nintendo Switch Online, TurboGrafx-16 Mini

    Alright, we've made it to our 69th episode, and we promise to do our best to get through this with a straight face. That won't be easy considering eBay has announced its new ban on the sale of mature content (including video games). What's behind the company's course change, and what will happen to all those old copies of Leisure Suit Larry?

    But before we get to that, we've got game announcements (like the five new titles coming to Nintendo Switch Online and Dragon Quest's upcoming 35th anniversary stream). Next, we move on to the headlines. This week, we're discussing claims that both Sonic and Stadia are "alive and well," Sony's patent that would allow users to bet on esports, Weezer's appearance at the upcoming Summer Game Fest, and how 20% of Switch console sales went to households that already owned one.

    Finally, we look back at the TurboGrafx-16 mini on the console's first anniversary.

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    Hosts: @wrytersview, @thewellredmage, @retrogamebrews
    Music: "Gumption" by Russell Gordon at https://soundcloud.com/shredrussell-1
    Editing: @wrytersview
    Logo: @thewellredmage
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/storymode)

    • 1 hr 4 min

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Great show!

Blue, Mage and RGB put on a great show! What Patreon level do we need to get Mage to call Chrono Trigger overrated garbage??

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Great Podcast Series

Excellent coverage of the gaming world from retro to contemporary. Great banter between hosts with plenty of serious discussion regarding a variety of sub-topics within gaming.

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Entertaining silly people talk about games!

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