Digitally Uploaded

20
Nov

Game awards, artsy indie games and The Sims! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #39)

It's almost that time of year! Game awards are upon us, and of course DDNet has our take on that as well! We give you a bit of a preview of what to expect from the awards this year, as well as some of the others that are happening.

We also take a look at The Sims, and some of the sadistic things we do to our Sims when we play. And then we take a look at some of the super artsy games that are out there at the moment, and our thoughts on those.

Thanks as always for listening, and stay tuned for plenty more next week! In the meantime, you can catch us on social media:

Matt: @digitallydownld
Harvard: @harvard_liu
Trent: @trinest

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13
Nov

Nintendo Switch year 2 and Nier 3… the looking forward to next year ‘cast! (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #38)

After such a cracking first year (Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey, the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2), is there anything Nintendo can do to make the Switch's second year as massive as the first?

And NieR 3 is officially happening... do we dare dream that it could be better than NieR: Automata?

This week we have a bit of a look forward to what's ahead... when a certain guest isn't derailing things with Sonic, of course.

Catch us on our Twitter accounts!

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Matt C: @MC_Odd
Ginny W: @ginnywoes
Tyler T: @tylertreese

Thanks as always for listening, and catch you next week for more!

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6
Nov

Indies on the Nintendo Switch, what we’d love to see in Final Fantasy XVI, and Call of Duty… ergh (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #37)

Yeah, we went there. We're still likely years away from a Final Fantasy XVI, but that doesn't stop us fantasising (hah) about it on this week's podcast!

More practically, we discuss some of the amazing indie games released on the Nintendo Switch in recent weeks. With all the hype behind Mario Odyssey and Fire Emblem Warriors it's easy to forget that there are many, many new amazing indie games released on the console each week.

Finally, we talk about Call of Duty. Not because we want to, but because it's one of the biggest games of the year, and therefore we should talk about it.

As always, you can catch us all on Twitter!

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

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

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31
Oct

Hands-on with upcoming Square Enix JRPGs, the games of November, and Visual Novel Maker (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #36)

So November might not be quite as busy in terms of game releases as October was, but there's still plenty to look forward to!

We also have a special guest on the podcast, Jay from YouTube channel JayRPG (https://www.youtube.com/c/JayRPGee), who talks to us about Lost Sphear and the Secret of Mana remake that he had time to go hands on with recently.

And, finally, we have a chat about Visual Novel maker - a new and exciting addition to the "Maker" family of software (think RPG Maker), that makes it very, very easy to create your own VNs.

Thanks as always for listening! Here are our Twitter accounts:

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

As always, please do let us know what you thought of this episode!

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24
Oct

Halloween, rediscovering classics, and adapting Lord of the Rings to videogames (Digitally Uploaded 2017, Episode #35)

Halloween's getting close now, so naturally there's a bunch of new horror game releases, and of course we take the opportunity to talk about that in this week's podcast!

We also have a good ol' chat about Lord of the Rings, and what an awful job the new Middle-earth: Shadow of War does at respecting Tolkien's vision. Then, to round this week's discussion off, we talk about going back and discovering old classics, and what it's like playing an old game for the first time now - it's quite amazing to see how far games have come in such a short time.

Thanks as always for listening, and be sure to catch the whole team on Twitter:

Matt S: @digitallydownld
Ginny W: @ginnywoes
Alan M: @ironshroom
Trent P: @trinest

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

The Lost One's Weeping - Kagamine Rin
Route One - Pokemon Blue
Carnival Kerfuffle - Cuphead
Main Theme - Blue Reflection

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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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