The Downpour Podcast Episode 25

Monday, July 15th, 2013

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Our technical issues are finally behind us! We’re happy to announce that every single episode of The Downpour Podcast is readily available on the iTunes music store! If iTunes isn’t your cup of tea, you can still check out this page for a newly updated archive of past episodes! Lastly, be sure to follow the show on Twitter for more interactivity! We’ll be announcing a contest soon, as mentioned in this very episode, so stay tuned! 

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another Monday and another episode of The Downpour Podcast!

This week, join Jonathan, Jared and Randy for a discussion centered on the visuals of video games and anime. For most of the ninety minutes you’ll be listening, the hosts tackle everything from gaming’s humble beginnings to the era of high-definition. What are some of the games of the past, present and future that they consider eye candy? How do they feel about remakes and de-makes? Do they prefer hyper-realistic graphics or something cut from a different cloth? All these questions and more shall be answered.

Before all that, though, the show starts with a little old-school Final Fantasy talk sparked by the recent release of Final Fantasy VII on Steam. Who among the three has already purchased the game? And speaking of graphics, how do we feel about Final Fantasy VII being remade in high definition? What anime do Jared and Randy consider eye candy? All your burning questions will be answered—and all of Jonathan’s words will be eaten—in this high-pressure, high-definition episode.

Be sure to tune in next week, when the discussion becomes focused on gameplay. And after that, during the week of July 29th, you’ll hear all about the hosts’ favorite games of all time. July just got a little more awesome.

Stay tuned for our live broadcast of Episode 26 this Thursday at 5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT/12:00 AM UTC.

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Show Notes

Final Fantasy VII Released on Steam
Final Fantasy VIII Coming to PC in HD
#releaseDart Campaign
Hey, Jared, they released Super Mario Bros. 2 on the 3DS Virtual Console.
More than Jonathan can tell you about Crystalis
MOSAIC: The Legend of…

OPENING: General Chaos – Music
BREAK: Cowboy Bebop OST 1 – Waltz for Zizi
OUTRO: Chai Kingdom (World 4) – Super Mario Land Music