The 2021 site transition progresses to Phase 3, with the curation of the podcast archive feed, the advent of live podcast broadcast-recording on Discord, and a long-overdue site rebranding to the most obvious name of all: The Starlight Megaphone.
The panel catches up with the SaGa Frontier playthrough ahead of its conclusion, discusses the all-but-confirmation of the Nintendo Switch Pro, reviews potential 2021 releases, ponders whether Subnautica is worth playing, and welcomes back The Plop.
In the middle of a persistent frost, Caspius and SiliconNooB dig through an avalanche of news, finding therein not only the customary hibernal frigidity, but also a few optimistic reports which will warm the heart in anticipation of the vernal season.
Microsoft makes an about-face, Nintendo is sued, and Square Enix files trademarks which look quite similar to Compilation of Final Fantasy VII titles, causing the panel to speculate whether that suggests an intention to reimagine the entire franchise.
Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis consider Cyberpunk 2077, and take a hard-nosed look at the development of game licensing, from its origins as funding for consumer-focused quality assurance systems, to its modern incarnation as a tax on developers.