0:15 – Introductions
3:40 – General Discussion of Games from 2017
28:20 – 2017 Gaming Trends
31:40 – Animated Films
35:35 – 2017 Gaming Surprises
1:02:35 – 2017 Critics’ Favourites
1:18:10 – Video Game Soundtracks
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General Discussion of Games from 2017 (3:40)
MILD SPOILERS FOR PERSONA 5, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD, AND THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME.
- Launch trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. (Source: Mass Effect on YouTube)
- DLC and sequel plans for Mass Effect: Andromeda have been shelved. (Source: Kotaku)
- Cinematic trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2. (Source: Game Clips And Tips on YouTube)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic’s latest expansion was released in December 2016. (Source: Wikipedia)
- The Korok seeds from Breath of the Wild might actually be poo. (Source: Eurogamer)
2017 Gaming Trends (28:20)
- A GamesRadar+ review of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy touched off the Crash/Dark Souls meme. (Source: Know Your Meme. Scroll down to the section titled “Related Memes.”)
Animated Films (31:40)
- Trailer for Despicable Me 3. (Source: Illumination on YouTube)
2017 Gaming Surprises (35:35)
- Steam store page for RiME.
- Trailer for Final Fantasy XV – Episode Prompto.
- Steam store page for Prey.
- Steam store page for Late Shift.
- Wikipedia page for Guitar Hero Live.
- Night Trap is being re-released on PS4 and Xbox One. (Source: Eurogamer)
- The Shenmue 3 update with the new logo. (Source: Kickstarter)
- Steam store pages for Bayonetta and Vanquish.
- Steam store page for Turok 2: Seeds of Evil.
2017 Critics’ Favourites (1:02:35)
MILD SPOILERS FOR PERSONA 5.
- Yakuza 0 actually sold well enough to go out of stock in many UK stores. (Source: Pause Resume)
- Correction: NieR:Automata is actually sitting at 88 on Metacritic.
Video Game Soundtracks (1:18:10)
MILD SPOILERS FOR NIER:AUTOMATA. SIGNIFICANT SPOILERS FOR METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE.
- Jake Kaufman’s Bandcamp page.
- Toby Fox’s Undertale soundtrack. (Source: Bandcamp)
- Banjo-Kazooie intro song. (Source: Megalodon87 on YouTube)
- Information about the Season 3 soundtrack for Killer Instinct. (Source: Killer Instinct Wiki on Wikia)
- The NieR:Automata soundtrack is available on iTunes. The 8-bit versions of the tracks can be heard here. (Source: Kiet on YouTube)
- Information on the Skies of Arcadia soundtrack. (Source: Skies of Arcadia Wiki on Wikia)
- The vocal tracks soundtrack for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. (Source: Metal Gear Wiki on Wikia)
- The Deus Ex: Human Revolution soundtrack. (Source: Spotify)
- Steam store page for the Cradle soundtrack.
- Soundtrack for Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers. (Source: Bandcamp)
- Wikipedia page for Motoi Sakuraba.
- The Gravity Rush Remastered soundtrack. (Source: Amazon)
- The Persona 5 soundtrack. (Source: iTunes) The “you’ll never see it coming” track is titled “Last Surprise.”
- The Persona 5/Simpsons Moe meme. (Source: Euphemism for Magic on YouTube)
- Music video for Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out For A Hero.” (Source: bonnietylerVEVO on YouTube)
- Music video for Kanye West’s “POWER.” (Source: KanyeWestVEVO on YouTube)
- “The Touch” by Stan Bush. (Source: OfficialStanBush on YouTube)
- Correction: The stage name of the lead singer of Mindless Self Indulgence is Jimmy Urine. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Music video for DragonForce’s “Heroes of Our Time.” (Source: DragonForce on YouTube)
- Official Spotify playlist for Life Is Strange.
- A list of episode ending songs for Alan Wake. (Source: Alan Wake Wiki on YouTube)
- Official website for The Megas, a band that does rock covers of Mega Man tracks.
- List of songs on the Burnout Paradise soundtrack. (Source: NFSSoundtrack)
- Music video for Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend.” (Source: AvrilLavigneVEVO on YouTube)
- Clarification: Michael Jackson was involved in composing some of the music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3, but he chose to remain uncredited. (Source: Wikipedia)
- The Aliens: Colonial Marines alien dancing glitch set to “Hello! Ma Baby.” (Source: Grizzly Case on YouTube)