Digitally Uploaded

13
Feb

We go retro with The Internet Archive (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #6)

We have a bit of a different episode for the Digitally Uploaded podcast this week; it's all about the Internet Archive and the games it stores on its digital database.

Matt C, Matt S and James all picked a game from the Internet Archive to play, and reflect on in the podcast; how has it held up, and whether it's worthwhile having an archive with which to access these kinds of games (of course it is!)

Enjoy the podcast, and be sure to check out the Internet Archive to relive some of your own favourite games!

The music used in this week's podcast includes:
Party, Party - IA
Wood Land - Wiz 'n' Liz
Title Theme - Sim City (SNES)
The Band Awakens - Rayman

And of course, you can catch us on our social media:

Matt: @digitallydownld
Alan: @Ironshroom
James: @j_swinbanks

 

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6
Feb

The games of February, Resident Evil 7 and horror and more! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #5)

And you thought January was a busy month for games...

February has a nearly unending release schedule of really good looking games, from all genres, for all kinds of gamer. So, this week on the DDNet podcast, we take some time to look at everything to look forward to in the month ahead.

A little over a week after the release of Resident Evil 7, we also have a chat about horror. What makes for a good horror game, and is RE7 a good example of that?

We also say hello to a new podcast host, James! Another Aussie journo that's been around the traps a while now. So, enjoy the show, and let us know if there's anything else you'd like for us to cover.

The music tracklist for this week:

Hatsune Miku - Lots of Laugh
Go Tell Aunt Rhody - Resident Evil 7
Rules of Nature - Metal Gear Solid Revengence
Outset Island - The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker

And of course, you can catch us on our social media:

Matt: @digitallydownld
Alan: @Ironshroom
James: @j_swinbanks

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30
Jan

Bad games and Sony, the Avengers and Square Enix, and more, oh my! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #4)

It's always a good chat time with the DDNet crew!

This week, Matt and Matt chat about fighting games (specifically EVO), terrible games on PlayStation 4 (there's too many of those at the moment), and the exciting news that Square Enix will be publishing an Avengers game.

And, of course, plenty of great music!

Oha-Yo-Del (Hatsune Miku): YouTube Link
Music from BlazBlue: YouTube Link
Music from Nier: YouTube Link
Dishonored 2 theme song: YouTube Link

And, of course, catch us on Twitter if you want to chat more!

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Matt C: @MC_Odd

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23
Jan

Going hands-on with Nintendo Switch, and talking about Fire Emblem and censorship! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #3)

This week we have one of the DDNet team, Brad, on the show to talk about his hands-on experience with the Nintendo Switch, following a media hands-on event thrown by Nintendo.

Then we talk about Fire Emblem, given that Nintendo has recently held a Direct online show to show off that the company has no fewer than four games in the series on the way for various platforms.

Finally, we talk about censorship, after discovering that Gal*Gun: Double Peace has been banned from sale in New Zealand.

Catch us on our social media accounts! And Happy Lunar New Year for later on in the week!

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Matt C: @MC_Odd
Brad: @chunkydroid

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16
Jan

On Nintendo Switch, Xbox One (and Scalebound), and game prices (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #2)

The big news last week was, of course, the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo held an hour-long online event to reveal all the details about its newest console and the games that we'd be playing on it, and we have a good chat about that.

Then we talk about the tragic news that Scalebound, the PlatinumGames-developed Xbox One exclusive, has been cancelled, and with it went the last reason that many of us might have had to invest in an Xbox One.

Finally, we chat about the price of games, and discuss how difficult it's becoming to have a sustainable game development business in this day and age. And, of course, the consumers lose out when their favourite developers go under.

Catch us on our social medias!
Matt: @digitallydownld
Alan: @Ironshroom

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9
Jan

Let’s talk about 2017 and terrible theme park games (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #1)

Welcome to the very first podcast for a year that is going to be seriously intense in terms of games.

Usually January is a time where game developers and publishers take a bit of a break, but oh no, not this year. This year there's going to be an endless stream of quality games from the start. This month along we've got a new Miku game, Yakuza, Kingdom Hears, Tales, Resident Evil, and Atelier Shallie on the PlayStation Vita. Oh, and a little something called Gravity Rush 2.

Come listen as we chat about the games of 2017 that we're looking forward to (and already playing), and then we take a little trip into the simulation genre to love RollerCoaster Tycoon, and cry a little over Rollercoaster Dreams, the first 0.5/5 review of the year.

Come check us out on Twitter!

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Alan: @Ironshroom
Matt C: @MC_Odd

 

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26
Dec

Digitally Uploaded: Christmas and New Year Special

Welcome to the end of the year! We hope you've all had a lovely Christmas, and have some awesome New Year's parties lined up.

Our last podcast of the year is a special-length one, where we look back at the year that was, look forward to 2017, and generally be quite silly. We have a special guest on the podcast this week too, Brendan Votano from Blue Volcano, so kick back, relax, and enjoy!

See you all next year!

As always, you can catch us on Twitter. Otherwise, enjoy the podcast!

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Alan: @Ironshroom
Matt C: @MC_Odd
Brendan V: @BrendanVotano & @BlueVolcano_

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20
Dec

Digitally Uploaded #18: Goichi Suda and fanservice

This week on the podcast we talk about a couple of topics near and dear to our hearts. The first in Goichi Suda, one of the true gaming artists. Transgressive, progressive, and punkish, Suda-san's games are always distinctive and unique, and he is one of the reasons that we continue to love games as much as we do.

We also have a special guest this week; Lachlan Snell is an Aussie indie developer, who specialises in producing Japanese-style visual novels. He's got a kickstarter underway at the moment for Alluna and Brie and the Tentacle Menace, and he joins us to talk about fan service, visual novels, and Japanese games in general.

As always, you can catch us on Twitter. Otherwise, enjoy the podcast!

Matt S: @digitallydownld

Matt C: @MC_Odd

Special guest host, Lachlan from Lached Up Games: @lachedupgames

 

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12
Dec

Digitally Uploaded #17: Looking at Sony in 2017

After a controversial 2016 in some respects, Sony is looking at having one of its best years ever in 2017. This week, the DDNet team, joined by special guest, Brendan Votano, the indie game developer behind Sydney's Blue Volcano, discuss the PlayStation Experience and Sony Mobile shows that is has recently put on.

As always, you can catch us on Twitter. Otherwise, enjoy the podcast!

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Alan: @Ironshroom
Matt C: @MC_Odd
Brendan V: @BrendanVotano & @BlueVolcano_

 

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5
Dec

Digitally Uploaded #16: We’re back! Also Final Fantasy, game awards, and more!

We're back! After a couple of months break, we're back and ready to get the Digitally Uploaded podcast kicking again. 

 

Matt S and Alan are back from the original show, and we're now joined by Matt C, one of the DDNet contributors and writers for NZ Gamer, who has come on to lend his wit and Kiwi access to classy the place up a little. Otherwise we're going to be discussing similar things each week, with our usual focus on the Japanese side of gaming. 

 
This week we look at Final Fantasy XV, which is a game every JRPG fan has been looking forward to for years (literally), as well as the Game Awards, and some of our thoughts - and criticisms - of those. Then we also talk about the problem of too many major games being released too close to one another for the industry's health.
 
As always, you can catch us on Twitter. Otherwise, enjoy the podcast!
 
Matt S: @digitallydownld
Alan: @Ironshroom
Matt C: @MC_Odd
 

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