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Dialogue Options-A Video Games Podcast

18
May 2020

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 155: Swimming in Triangles

Greetings listeners!

On this week's show we skip the Quest Log and dive immediately into the Bonus Round to talk about a few of this week's video game announcements. Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest is still kicking along and saw the unveiling of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 (a remastered release for the two classic games) and Epic's first footage of Unreal Engine 5 running on a PlayStation 5. In addition to this Nintendo decided to drop a trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King out of absolutely nowhere (with a July 17th release date) much to the surprise of everyone and Sony premiered a 18-minute State of Play focusing solely on Ghost of Tsushima.

If you want to know more it is absolutely worth looking into this video posted by Epic that walks you through the tech demo and what it is showcasing. It is pretty exciting that we are inching our way closer to the next generation consoles.

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12
May 2020

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 154: A Brief Glimpse at the Future

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On this week's show Joel and Kyran having spent some time punching people in Streets of Rage 4, Joel has been spending some time running along walls in Ghostrunner, and Kyran has taken a trip back to Sotenbori with Yakuza Kiwami 2. Joel has also successfully reached the credits on Final Fantasy VII Remake as we move one step closer to blowing that bad boy wide open, and has rewarded himself with Persona 5 Royal.

Meanwhile, in the Bonus Round we've got several new announcements fresh out of Inside Xbox's May Series X Gameplay Reveal, featuring new trailers for stuff like Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and a bunch of games we'd not even heard of prior to this event. We also talk briefly about upcoming stuff, like Geoff's surprise announcement due to happen this Tuesday night and EA's digital presentation taking place in June.

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4
May 2020

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 153: Keigh-3 is Coming

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Joel has been playing Final Fantasy VII Remake, but unlike Kyran he's spent his first few hours coming at it separated from the heavy nostalgia that Kyran holds for it. He weighs in on how he's finding the story, characters, and combat in these early stages all keeping things pretty spoiler free still (Soon we'll be able to fully spill the beans).

Meanwhile we are able to bring back Dope or Nope because the industry is beginning to return to life. We've got EVO 2020's move from local tournament to online and the possibility implications of this decision (Here's a helpful article about delay based and rollback net code and another video from Maximilian Dood about why some Japanese developers don't use it), the strong possibility of Nintendo not having their traditional E3 Direct in June due to difficulties with working from home arrangements, Ubisoft officially announces Assassin's Creed Valhalla with a surprising 8-hour stream of Boss Logic doing the key art, Microsoft will showcase next generation gameplay on May 7th, and finally Geoff Keighley will bring video game news back for the Summer Games Fest during May - August with a host of different publishers involved.

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27
Apr 2020

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 152: Of Rats and Men

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It's been a quiet several weeks at this stage, both in terms of what we've been playing and what has been going on in the world of video games, so this week's episode is a somewhat lean Quest Log.

Joel's been plugging away at Journey to the Savage Planet on Xbox Game Pass (and sells Kyran on at least trying it out but uttering the words "similar to Metroid Prime) and both of our hosts come together to talk about their time with Warhammer: Vermintide 2 over the last week after making the decision to pick it on on a whim. Plenty of rats to the be killed and it turns out we're the guys to get it done.

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14
Apr 2020

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 151: A Touching Reunion

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We're back with a new episode packed with joy that the Bunny Day event is over, Joel's early impressions of Ace Combat 7 (spoilers: we've got ourselves another Ace Combat fan) and his fleshed out thoughts on Doom Eternal. Meanwhile Kyran's dream finally came true with the release of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake and he's now finished it! You won't find any story spoilers here, especially since it only recently released, but he does touch on some gameplay details including what Hard Mode entails and gets a little too excited about the soundtrack.

Meanwhile in our Bonus Round we got our first look at Sony's brand new controller for the PlayStation 5, the DualSense, and The Last of Us Part II has been delayed indefinitely including being pulled from digital storefronts and existing pre-orders being refunded. Lastly, Kyran gives Joel a triple serving of horror rumours including a Resident Evil 4 Remake, details about the future Resident Evil 8, and the Silent Hill rumour that just won't die.

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30
Mar 2020

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 150: Living On Island Time

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This week on the show we have a chance to talk about our early time with Animal Crossing, which has been serving as a fulfilling distraction from real-world issues that are taking their toll on everyone at the moment. Sometimes it helps to just catch some fish and some bugs in order to sell them to a wealthy raccoon to take your mind off your troubles. Additionally, Joel's been plugging away at DOOM Eternal and Kyran has spent some time with the Resident Evil 3 demo and Persona 5 Royal to fill out some meaty entries in our Quest Log.

As of this episode we have officially put together our 150th episode of the Dialogue Options Podcast and we just want to thank you for being with us over the years, we hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoy putting it together.

We hope you are all keeping safe and staying home as much as possible.

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22
Mar 2020

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 149: Don’t Skip Will of the Wisps

Greetings listeners!

We're back with a new episode of the podcast where we are thankful for video games during these uncertain times, Joel gives a quick run down of a game called Roundguard which brings together his love of Peggle and roguelikes. Then both of our hosts come together to gush about Moon Studios' long awaited Ori and the Will of the Wisps. The gameplay, visuals, and music absolutely won us over with another narrative that tugs at the heartstrings, no spoilers from us though! What we can say is that you absolutely shouldn't skip Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Meanwhile, over in the Bonus Round we've got some next gen talk from both Microsoft and Sony as of this week! Mark Cerny presented a deep dive on the tech that powers the PlayStation 5 that was originally intended for GDC but has been re-purposed for the general public as well, and Digital Foundry had a chance to head to Xbox HQ for some Xbox Series X details. Capping off the show we also had a lovely little Nintendo Indie World presentation, featuring a bunch of new indie games and some ones we'd been waiting to hear more about.

(A little side note that since recording this episode Sony did elaborate a bit more on their backwards compatibility stating that they are hopeful that the vast majority of the PS4 library will run on PS5)

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15
Mar 2020

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 148: Skies Unknown

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This week Kyran is joined by Brendan to talk about a few specific games, firstly Brendan's been spending some time making hard decisions in Frostpunk and Kyran has had his first Ace Combat adventure in Ace Combat 7 and despite a some sloppy story presentation he has walked away happy, lastly there's a pinch of early Ori and the Will of the Wisps hype to round out the Quest Log.

Meanwhile, the Bonus Round is packed with a lightning round of some interesting discussion, ranging from the reveal of Baldur's Gate 3, the ESA officially confirming the cancellation of E3 2020, and Kyran buying into some Silent Hill rumours that are almost definitely going to hurt him in the long run but he can't help be a glutton for punishment.

(PLUS COMMAND AND CONQUER REMASTERED IS COMING AND IT LOOKS GOOD SOMEHOW?)

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9
Mar 2020

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 147: Joel vs. Jump Force

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This week on the show Joel fulfills a friendly wager we had back during the Game Awards last year and endures a few hours with Jump Force, if you want to hear how that went then look no further. Immediately after Kyran and Joel discuss the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo that dropped early last week, mostly for Joel's opinions as you'll be able to look forward to many episodes with Kyran gushing over it. Does the demo sell Joel on a game he doesn't have the same nostalgia for that Kyran does?

Meanwhile across in Dope or Nope we've got a couple of game announcements, including new stuff from Harmonix and Frictional Games, and a very interesting leak about some sort of Star Wars game called 'Project Maverick'. What is 'Project Maverick'? Sadly we can only speculate, but join us in hoping for a new Rogue Squadron style title! Plus we briefly discuss the ESA and their stubborn decision to continue with E3 2020 despite the developing situation with COVID-19 and the new HBO backed series based on Naughty Dog's The Last of Us.

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24
Feb 2020

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 146: The New Horizon

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On this week's show we've been playing a few games and Nintendo were kind enough to offer us some solid Bonus Round content. Kyran fills us in on returning to the battlefield with some new students in Fire Emblem: Three Houses's Cindered Shadows DLC, throws around ridiculous giant energy beams in Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, and pile-drives his way through Guacamelee 2. Meanwhile, Joel has been swinging around like a ninja in Kunai and had a chance to check out The Gardens Between.

The Bonus Round covers the latest news from Friday's Animal Crossing Direct, which recapped some information we already knew, dropped some new details, and gave Nintendo fans another reason to utter the phrase, "But why Nintendo?" Joel's super excited to get to this deserted island, and Kyran will be there alongside him ready to do whatever it takes to get rid of Tom Nook.

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