Digitally Uploaded

18
Mar

Twenty brilliant pieces of game music, part 1!

Over the next two weeks, we're going to be sharing some of the DDNet team's favourite pieces of game music. These aren't necessarily the best pieces of all time (we all walked away from recording this podcast and immediately thought of another dozen tracks we could talk about), but these are all brilliant pieces of music that are critical to the quality of the games themselves.

So tune in to the tunes and enjoy! We also briefly introduce why we love these pieces of music, so be sure to let us know why you like these tracks, and any others that you would have added to our little list!

And be sure to tune in next week when we finish up our little list!

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12
Mar

RIP PlayStation Vita, we hardly knew ye. Also we love Caligula! (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #9)

Last week brought the sad news that Sony was formally putting an end to the PlayStation Vita, the little handheld that could, so this week on the Digitally Uploaded podcast, we reminisce about all the good times we had with that console, and the great games we played.

We also have another chat about The Caligula Effect - a game we seemingly can't stop playing or thinking about. It's just that good.

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

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5
Mar

In-depth previews of the Yakuza “spiritual sequel” and a game about the black death (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #8)

It's all about upcoming games this week on the Digitally Uploaded podcast. First we chat about A Plague Tale - a suspenseful stealth game set during the Black Death that we had a couple of hours hands-on time with.

Then we chat about the next game from the studio behind the Yakuza series: Judgement is an all-new direction for the SEGA studio... or is it?

We also chat a little about our first impressions of Nintendo's mobile title, Dragalia Lost, now that it's finally available in Australia and New Zealand.

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

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25
Feb

The games of March and our favourite obscure games (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #7)

It's the end of the February, and you know what that means! We look at all the games releasing in March, and whoo boy is it going to be a busy month.

We also chat about some of the favourite obscure games that we've played and loved over the years... and try and figure out what makes a free-to-play game actually worth playing.

Thanks as always for tuning in, and we'll be back next week with even more great stuff to chat about!

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18
Feb

Nintendo is awesome! Tetris is brilliant! Open worlds are meh (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #6)

Last week Nintendo held its most impressive Nintendo Direct Web show ever, so we talk about all the awesome announcements that were made there (including Tetris!)

We also have a good chat about open world games, given two very high-profile ones released this week: Metro and Far Cry. Is the open world genre perfect for every game? Why is it the most popular going around at the moment? This we discuss.

Finally we chat about character mascots - why are they so popular in Japan, and why don't western developers put quite the same effort into their mascots (also Matt gets to talk about Hatsune Miku a bit, which made him very happy.

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11
Feb

What is the “perfect” game? Also, the very worst games, and mobile gaming (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #5)

What's the "perfect" game? With something as subjective as video games, "perfection" shouldn't mean "flawless," but actually nutting down what causes us to call something "perfect" is one of the things we chat about this week on the Digitally Uploaded podcast.

We also have a good chat about some of the worst games that we've ever played, and then we take a quick look at the mobile games space... which has faded, and badly, though there is still the occasional gem that lands there.

Thanks as always for tuning in! Sorry about the absolutely horrible Clive Palmer song at the end of this week's podcast, but we figured that here in Australia we're being flooded by that guy's insanity every day, so we'd just spread the love a little bit.

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4
Feb

WarGroove, roguelikes and Nintendo eShop (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #4)

WarGroove, the independent-developed Advance Wars "clone" is the flavour of the week this week, so we chat about that.

We also discuss the state of the Nintendo eShop (it ain't great), and discuss one of the most over-used genre tropes - the roguelike. Gosh roguelikes are awesome when they're at their best, though.

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

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30
Jan

Far Cry developer interview! Also, the games of February (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #3)

We've got something pretty neat in the podcast this week; an interview with the lead narrative designer on Ubisoft's upcoming Far Cry New Dawn. We chat about the game's themes and how the narrative was structured. Have a listen!

Also this week we look at all the interesting-looking releases that are coming in February (there's a lot), and, in light of how impressive Resident Evil 2's recent remake is, we also chat about the games we'd love to see get the remake treatment.

Thanks as always for tuning in, and look forward to next week's podcast!

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21
Jan

EA is terrible with Star Wars. Also SNEs games on Nintendo Switch (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #2)

With the recent news that EA is dropping a large-scale open world Star Wars game, we look at how poorly the publisher has handled its Star Wars license, since gaining exclusive rights to it from Disney almost a decade ago.

We also talk about the pressing need for Nintendo to expand its subscriber-only "NES Virtual Console" by adding games from the SNES (and other consoles). Finally, we chat about some of the visual novels that we've been playing.

Thanks as always for tuning in, let us know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see on the podcast, and see you next week!

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15
Jan

Welcome to 2019! All the big games we’re looking forward to, and Dead or Alive!

We're back for 2019! Our first podcast of the year looks at all the great games that are releasing in January (there really are a lot), as well as the stuff we're looking forward to for the rest of the year.

And we also chat about Dead or Alive 6. Because of course we're going to talk about Dead of Alive. What a fighting game that's going to be.

We look forward to having you as listeners through the year. If you have any requests for topics to discuss, features on the podcast, and so on, please don't hesitate to let us know! In the meantime, catch us on our Twitter to say hi:

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

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