Digitally Uploaded


September 2020 Podcast: The role of music and literature in video games

Hello everyone and welcome to this month's podcast!

As always we kick things off with a look into the games that we can expect to play next month - it's going to be a big one.

Then we transition to talking about our topics for the month. We discuss the role of literature in video games (and wonder why certain books haven't been "gamified" yet). We also discuss the role that music has in building narrative within games.

Then we talk about Fall Guys. Because everyone has to talk about Fall Guys right now.

Thanks as always for tuning in, drop us a note to say hi, and we'll see you at next month's podcast!




August 2020 Podcast: On writing a book about Resident Evil, and what makes a great JRPG

We have a special guest on the podcast this week! Philip J Reed, the author of an upcoming book on Resident Evil that is being published by Boss Fight Books jumps on the podcast to chat with us about his book, Resident Evil and his history with the series, and horror in video games.

We also chat about our JRPGs this week, and specifically look to dig into what makes a good JRPG. Then we discuss some of our favourite soundtracks to listen to outside of video games (i.e. the soundtrack stands up by itself).

And, as always, we give you a full list of all the games to look forward to in the month ahead. August... could be a busy one, especially if you enjoy Japanese games.

Thanks as always for tuning in!




July 2020 Podcast: AAA vs. art, games as education, and lots of big Japanese announcements!

Welcome to the July Digitally Uploaded podcast!

We've got a lot of exciting things to talk about this episode. We start by running through all the big releases in July (it's a big, big month). Then we chat about the educational value of games in light of This War Of Mine being added to Polish curriculum.

Finally, we settle into this debate around AAA vs art, and look at the way that just about every big blockbuster game is chalked up as great art. We discuss why this is not only unnecessary, but harmful to video games as a medium.

Thanks as always for tuning in - let us know what you think of the episode - and we look forward to seeing you next month!



June 2020 Podcast: The SNES, the bad (but great) games we love, and board games!

This month on the DDNet podcast, we look back at the SNES as a console - what a machine it was, and discuss some of the lesser-known hits that you may never have heard about before.

We also talk about games that are either designed poorly (but have magnificent ideas), or are deliberately designed to be "bad" in order to convey a point. They're always controversial in terms of how people respond to them, but if you love one of those games you tend to really, REALLY, love it.

And of course we talk about all the major releases coming in June. It's traditionally a quiet month, but there's still plenty to look forward to.

Thank you as always for tuning in, and we'll see you next month!



May 2020 Podcast: Yes, we’re back!

Yes, the Digitally Uploaded podcast is back! We were away on hiatus for a while, as we sorted through various changes in the podcast team's lives, but we're back, and with a fresh new look at the podcast.

We're moving to a monthly schedule, for a start. This will allow us to go deeper with the stuff that we look at in each podcast, and make each one longer, too! This month, for example, we chat about Final Fantasy, games from isolation, as a platform for games, and all the stuff you'll be playing in May.

It's good to be back, and we hope you enjoy this new approach we're taking. As always, if there are any particular topics you'd like to canvas, just let us know!



Looking back at 2019, looking forward to 2020! (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #36)

Ahoy peeps!

It has been a few weeks since the last podcast. The good news is that the podcast editor, Alan, has completed a move overseas safely and now we're back on track. This will be the last podcast for the year, but we will be back in force come 2020!

In this week's podcast, we mostly chat about the highlights of the year that was, what we're looking forward to in the new year (it's already shaping up as a good one!), and all that good stuff.

Thanks for tuning in to the 30 or so podcasts we published this year. It's been wild, and we can't wait to see you all bright and early in the new decade! Have a safe and joyful holidays and thank you for your support!



Blizzard! Those silly peeps (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #35)

First of all, a correction - we mention that we have used a MEIKO song in the podcast, but in editing we dropped the wrong one in - what you'll hear for the customary voicaloid track is actually Kagamine Rin. Sorry about any confusion there!

What's not confusing is the nonsense that is Blizzard. Announcing Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 ain't going to make us forget that Hong Kong stuff, mates.

This week we also just catch up on the random stuff that we've been playing when not focused on stuff like Death Stranding for review. There's just been so much going on, it has been hard to keep up.

Thanks as always for tuning in! We may or may not need to take a couple of weeks off now (Alan is relocating to the UK and he's the manager of the podcast), but we'll be back as soon as we can be!




It’s Halloween! What spoooooky games are you playing? (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #34)

Ahhh Halloween. That special time of year where it's fun to be spooked. As is traditional for us, we take a look at some of the themed games you should be playing this year.

As it's also the last week of the month, we also talk about all the games you'll be playing in November... and there are a *lot* of them. It's not quite as bad as October, but still the releases come on thick and fast.

Thanks as always for tuning in, and we'll see you at the next one!



Retro week! Arcades, a new Game Boy player, and let’s plays (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #33)

We've got a bit of a themed episode going this week! It's all about the retro!

From watching let's plays of difficult to find games, to the decline of arcades (even in Japan - sniff), and a new, gorgeous console that will play your Game Boy games, retro gaming is still a big part of our lives, and every so often we like to check in and get old-school.

Thanks as always for tuning in, and we look forward to seeing you next week!



Remasters - what are the good for? Also Nintendo’s new fitness thing (Digitally Uploaded 2019, Episode #32)

There have been a lot of great remasters over the past few years... but there have also been some horrible or misguided ones. What's the difference, and what should a remaster do? We chat about that this week.

We also muse over Nintendo's next fitness game, which gives you a rubber ring and a world of possibilities. Finally, we talk about some of the strangest games that we've had the joy of playing over the years.

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


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