Digitally Uploaded

20
Feb

Is 2018 the year of fighting games? Also realism in games and The Caligula Effect (Digitally Uploaded 2018, Episode #6)

It has already been an incredible year for fighting games, what with that Dragon Ball one, Dissidia, and niche stuff like Under Night and Slice, Dice & Rice. And Soul Calibur VI is just on the horizon! So we talk about that this week.

We also chat about realism in games and how it's probably not a good idea for developers to promise "realism" when that's impossible to deliver.

Finally, we take a close look at The Caligula Effect this week; a PlayStation Vita exclusive originally that was announced for a PlayStation 4 remaster last year. We do hope the game gets a second look this time around (if it gets localised at all).

Thanks as always for listening! Here's our Twitter accounts so you can drop in and say hello:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Alan M: @Trufflesss_
Tyler T: @tylertreese

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13
Feb

Special Podcast: Dynasty Warriors 9

As fans of Koei Tecmo's Warriors franchise, we have been so incredibly excited for the first true open world Warriors game. Dynasty Warriors 9 doesn't disappoint, even in the slightest. This game will win GOTY awards from us.

In this special podcast we talk though everything that we love about the game - and there's a lot that we love about it.

Thanks for listening, and catch us on Twitter here:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Matt C: @MC_Odd
Brad L: @dirkbrickwood

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12
Feb

In depth with Final Fantasy X! Also games based on books and films based on games! (Digitally Uploaded 2018, Episode #5)

Final Fantasy X deserves to be one of the real classics of video game history. This week we take (another) look back at that one, and have a deep discussion about its brilliant design and thematic elements.

We also look at the influence of other media on games, and how games have influenced other media. We take a look at games that have been based on books, and films that have been based on games (and why there might not be so many great films based on games).

Be sure to stay tuned at the end for us goofing off, too.

Thanks as always for listening! Catch us on Twitter here:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Alan M: @Trufflesss_
Matt C: @MC_Odd

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5
Feb

The games of February, in-depth with Dissidia and Matt C finally has a Nintendo Switch! (Digitally Uploaded 2018, Episode #4)

With January now over, we're right into the thick of 2018, and the game releases are coming on thick and fast - you're talking everything Dynasty Warriors to Fe, Square Enix RPGs and Bayonetta! You're not going to be putting any of your consoles away this month.

Also Matt C finally has a Nintendo Switch, so the rest of us... helpfully... give him advice on which games to grab from that console's mammoth existing library.

Finally for our in-depth this week, we look at Dissidia Final Fantasy NT; it's a new game, sure, but we already have some pretty complex thoughts on that one.

Also, stay tuned in after the last bit of music for a bonus ;-)

Thanks for tuning in, and catch us on our social media here:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Alan M: @Trufflesss_
Matt C: @MC_Odd
Ginny W: @ginnywoes

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29
Jan

PlayStation 4 JRPGs, 3DS JRPGs and in-depth with Lost Sphear (Digitally Uploaded 2018, Episode #3)

It's a all-JRPG week on the DDNet podcast, as special guest, Jay from JayRPG, joins us to talk about consoles new and old, and our favourite genre!

We chat about the PlayStation 4 - the current JRPG behemoth that it is, and then the 3DS, which was for so long the staple of the JRPG industry. And then we take a close look at the most recent JRPG of all; Lost Sphear!

Thanks as listening as always, and catch us on our social media, below - make sure you check out Jay's YouTube channel, too - it's a great one for JRPG fans!

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Jay: @JayRPGee (YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JayRPGee)

 

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22
Jan

Games that inspire us to learn, Space Invaders, and other great stuff! (Digitally Uploaded 2018, Episode #2)

This week we have a good chat about games that have inspired us to learn about stuff, Space Invaders as a masterpiece of great game design, and plenty more besides!

Also we talk about Final Fantasy spinoffs, because with Final Fantasy Dissidia just around the corner, we can't wait to get back into Square Enix's most valueable franchise.

Catch us on our social media!

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Ginny W: @ginnywoes
Trent P: @trinest

Thanks as always for tuning in, and see you next week!

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16
Jan

We’re back! Nintendo Direct, Dark Souls and what we’re looking forward to in 2018!

Did you miss us? We sure missed you!

It's the first episode of the DDNet podcast for 2018! This week we chat about what we're looking forward to over the year, and the first Nintendo Direct of the year had us all kinds of excited.

We also start a new feature on the podcast! Each week we're going to select one game to talk about in-depth, looking at its themes, what makes it a great example of a game and work of art. This week we talk about Dark Souls, given how excited everyone is for that one.

Catch us on Twitter!

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Ginny W: @ginnywoes
Alan M: @Trufflesss_
Matt C: @MCOdd

Thanks for tuning in, and we look forward to seeing you at the podcast through 2018!

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18
Dec

The last episode of 2017! We love you all! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #43)

This is it! After over 40 podcasts for the year, this is our last one for 2017! Thanks to everyone who has been tuning in over the past year, it's great having you as listeners, and we've got a great episode to finish things off for you!

This week on the podcast we discuss our highlights for the year, the DDNet awards (which have just finished), and Christmas games.

Thank you very again for tuning in to Digitally Uploaded! It has been a delight serving these podcasts up, and we can't wait to see you in the new year!

Here are the Twitter accounts for each of us; catch up with us!

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

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12
Dec

Bayonetta is our mother, fighting games in 2018 and dead franchises we want to see come back (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #42)

It's the second-last podcast for the year! This week we have a highly serious discussion about whether Bayonetta is a worthy mother or not.

We also talk about the new SoulCalibur and how the fighting game genre is shaping up in 2018, and then we chat about the dead franchises that we would like to see make a return in 2018.

Enjoy! And be sure to catch us on Twitter:

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

Thanks as always for tuning in, and see you next week!

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4
Dec

Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the best Final Fantasy ever, and what we’re playing these holidays! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #41)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 released last week, and it's a pretty big deal. So we spent a good bit of time this week discussing that game, and some of the major debates around it.

Then we have a good chat about the games that we'll be catching up with over the holiday season (it really has been a busy year, so there are a lot of them), and, finally, we have the ultimate debate of them all: which is the best Final Fantasy game of all time.

Enjoy, and be sure to catch us on Twitter:

Matt - @digitallydownld
Jay - @JayRPGee

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