Digitally Uploaded

16
Oct

On the very serious topics of game difficulty and loot boxes (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #34)

We get a little bit serious this week.

Two of the ongoing debates at the moment in the games industry and community are loot boxes (which are appearing in just about every major game release, it seems), and game difficulty (or, whether Cuphead should be easy or hard).

So of course we decide to throw our own opinions out there about these two topics this week. They're important to discuss, because they do impact on a lot of games that we play.

Thanks for listening! Catch us on Twitter:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Harvard L: @harvardliu
Trent: @trinest

And if any of the music interested you this week, here's the tracklist:

Ievan Polkka - Hatsune Miku
Hymn of the Fayth - Final Fantasy X
Main Menu - Secret of Mana
Kraid’s Lair - Metroid: Zero Mission

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9
Oct

Tokyo Game Show, all the October games and the SNES Mini! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #33)

Matt's back! And that means the Digitally Uploaded podcast is a go again!

Unfortunately we discovered while Matt was in Japan that technical issues meant that we couldn't record new episodes of the podcast, so sorry about that, but we're back now, and boy have we got a great show for you this week!

First we look at the many, many great releases that are happening in October, and discuss what we're looking forward to the most. Then we have a chat about some of the highlights of TGS, which weren't really well covered outside of Japan.

Finally, we discuss the SNES Mini console, and all the positives and negatives of Nintendo's latest hardware release.

Thanks for listening! Catch us on our Twitter accounts to chat with us directly:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Matt C: @MC_Odd
Ginny W: @ginnywoes

And here's the music that we played this week:

Sand Planet - Hatsune Miku
Mr. King Dice - Cuphead
Flower Garden - Yoshi's Island
The Phantom Pain - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Thanks for listening, and see you next week!

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4
Sep

DDNet in Japan! Also digging into Danganronpa, and party games! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #32)

Matt's in Japan now, so this podcast was actually recorded a little ahead of time. Nonetheless, we did find some great stuff to talk about.

First up we talk about Japan itself; some of the things to get up to while you're there (it's not just about anime and games, believe it or not). Then we talk about a Japanese game we're all greatly looking forward to; the latest in the Danganronpa series. Finally, we have a chat about party games, and some of the challenges that come with reviewing them as game critics.

Thanks as always for listening, and be sure to catch us on Twitter if we're interesting enough!

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Ginny W: @ginnywoes
Harvard L: @harvardliu

And if you liked any of the music in this week's podcast, here's the track list for you:

Urotander, Underhanded Rangers - KAITO/ Hatsune Miku et al.
Phantom Battle Theme - Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Battle of the Four Fiends - Final Fantasy IV
Theme - Jak & Dexter

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28
Aug

The games of September! And is Shenmue 3 really that ugly? (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #31)

Welcome to hell, if you're the sort of person that likes keeping up with all the big releases in a year. September is going to destroy you.

Seriously, it's got to be one of the busiest months for exciting releases that we've seen all year, so we kick this podcast off talking about that. From there we take a look at Shenmue 3, which has unfortunately been quite controversial for all the wrong reasons over the past week.

Finally, we catch up on Final Fantasy XV, and all the stuff that's been happening with that world. Love it or hate it? Let us know!

Thanks as always for listening in, you can catch us on our Twitter accounts here:

Matt S: @digitallydownld Ginny W: @ginnywoes Harvard L: @harvardliu

And if you liked any of the music this week, here's the track list for you:

I'll Miku Miku You (For Reals) - Hatsune Miku
Seymour Battle Remastered - Final Fantasy X
Main Menu Theme - XCOM 2
Main Theme - Chrono Trigger

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22
Aug

Retro-riffic! JRPGs, horror and platformers galore! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #30)

We're all about the retro this week on the DDNet podcast, as we chat about our favourite JRPGs, horror games, and platformers from yesteryear.

Which Final Fantasy is the best, are there any good modern platformers that compare to the classic Mario games from yesteryear, and why has modern horror so lost the plot when it comes to being scary? We talk about this and more!

As always, thanks for listening, and be sure to tell us what you think of the podcast!

Catch us on our social media:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Alan M: @ironshroom

And if you liked any of the music on this week's show, here's the tracklist:

Lots of Laugh - Hatsune Miku
Theme - Wild Arms
Xnaut Fortress - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Machine Village - NieR: Automata

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14
Aug

Hellblade, Unity, and rhythm games (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #29)

Last week Hellblade was released, and it absolutely blew us away with the way it treated mental illness, and various other themes within the game. We kick off this week's podcast exploring just how that game impacted on us, and how incredibly different it is to almost anything else we've played before.

Then we talk about game engines, briefly, and the nonsense reputation that Unity has at the moment. Too many people see the Unity logo and immediately assume that the game is poor quality, but that couldn't be further from the truth.

Finally we chat about rhythm games; what we like in a good rhythm game, and why we like it. And wow do we like a bunch of different rhythm games.

As always thanks for listening in! Catch us on our social media accounts here:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Harvard L: @harvardliu
Matt C: @MC_Odd

And if you liked any of the music this week, here's the tracklist:

1925 - Hatsune Miku
The Copied City - NieR: Automata
Main Theme - Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
Leaving Earth - Mass Effect 3

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7
Aug

JRPGs, JRPGs, and yet more JRPGs (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #28)

It's all about JRPGs this week! What got us into JRPGs, what we love about the genre, and all that good stuff. From the classics, right through to the modern examples of the genre. We also discuss what might be driving the renaissance for JRPGs today - because between the likes of Final Fantasy XV, Persona 5, Yakuza 0 and NieR: Automata, there has been an absolute surge for the genre in recent years. So why are we talking all about JRPGs this week? Because we all love the genre, of course!

What are your favourite JRPGs, and what got you into the genre? Let us know - we're always keen to hear from fellow fans of the genre!

Thanks for listening, and if you'd like to catch us on our social media accounts, here you go:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Tyler Treese: @tylertreese
Ginny W: @ginnywoes

And if you liked any of the music on the podcast this week, here's the track list for you:

Dye - Megurine Luka
Prologue - Lost Odyssey
Theme - Fire Emblem 7
Opera Theme - Final Fantasy VI

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1
Aug

The games of August, dream cross-overs, and we love Dragon Quest (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #27)

August is one very busy month for games. The entire month sees an unending stream of really exciting titles to look forward to, so this week on the Digitally Uploaded podcast, we chat about the title's we're most looking forward to.

We also take a look at Dragon Quest, following the wonderful news that Dragon Quest XI will be localised into English. It's a brilliant franchise, and we love it at DDNet, so you can expect a lot of gushing there.

Finally, with Warriors All Stars being one of the big releases this month, we also get to chatting about what character crossover games we'd like the most. And, yes, Hatsune Miku would be perfect in all of them.

Thanks as always for listening! Here are the social media accounts of everyone on this week's podcast, if you'd like to jump on and chat with us:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Matt C: @MC_Odd
Ginny W: @ginnywoes

And if you liked any of the music on the show, here's the tracklist:

Tricolore Airlines - Hatsune Miku
The Eigth Canticle - Masquerada
Final Fantasy 2 - Battle Theme
Flower Garden - Yoshi's Island

 

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24
Jul

Non-violent games! Boxes under the TV! Beers and gaming! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #26)

This week on Digitally Uploaded kicks off with a discussion about violence in games, or, more specifically, non-violent games. Since last week we have been utterly in love with a little Aussie game called Yonder, and it's very much like how Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be if Zelda had no violence in it... yes, that's right, Zelda is a violent game, not that we ever think of it that way.

From there we have a chat about the number of boxes that we have under the TV, which is frankly getting ridiculous. What was once a couple of consoles is now an endless series of these things... are they really necessary?

Finally, we talk about what we eat and drink while we play video games. Not Moutain Dew and Doritos. We won't be consuming them until the latest cheque clears...

Enjoy the podcast! Here's our social media accounts if you want to follow us on Twitter:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Alan M: @Ironshroom

And if you liked the music on the show, here's the YouTube links:

Rollin' Girl - Hatsune Miku
Theme Track - Mario Kart 8
Ordeal Boss - Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Infinite Azure Round One - Tekken 7

Thanks as always for listening in!

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17
Jul

The perv-cast! All about sex in games. Also Shephy and talking about *really different* games! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #25)

After a certain games journalist came out last week to attack anyone who likes a certain kind of Japanese game by calling them a "pervert" we decided to embrace our inner perviness this week and talk about sex in games.

Yes, that's right, it's okay to enjoy sexy games, and that doesn't make you a pervert any more than liking FPSers makes you a gun killer. After also talking about the difference between games with sexualised content that aren't sexy at all (because they're just too nonsense) and games that are genuinely erotic, we then also change tone completely to talk about Shephy, and the difficulty in reviewing games that are so different they're quite broken in some ways, but so utterly interesting in others.

Thanks as always for listening! If you liked any of the music in this week's podcast, here's the track list for you:

Blackjack - Megurine Luka
Machine Village - Nier Automata
Fields of Ard Skellige - Witcher 3
Dracula's Castle - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

And you can catch us on our social media:

Matt S - @digitallydownld
Ginny W - @ginnywoes
Harvard L - @harvardliu

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