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TDP Spoilin’ Games: Final Fantasy 7 Remake

DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS IF YOU DON'T WANT FINAL FANTASY 7 REMAKE SPOILED FOR YOU!

We did an impromptu spoilercast after our regular weekly show this week. We run through the entire FF7R story, discussing what we liked and didn't like. We talk about what we think that ending means and make a lot of grand guesses about what the future of this game holds.

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Top Down Perspective 21/05/20

Jon wraps up Final Fantasy 7 Remake this week and continues with Picross S4. Sean is cooling off of Gears Tactics. Paul is trying out some new Rainbow Six Siege and Terraria content.

For news we discuss Tencent taking over System Shock 3, Respawn opening up a Canadian studio focused on Apex Legends, and Christopher Nolan getting in on Fortnite.

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Top Down Perspective 14/05/20

Paul wraps up his time with Mega Man Zero 4 while Sean dives back into Assassin's Creed Odyssey and enjoys the newest Apex season. Jon nears the end of Picross S4 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

News is real big this week with Unreal Engine 5 being shown on some early PS5 hardware, GTA5 is free on Epic Games Store along with a cool free coupon, last but certainly not least Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 is announced.

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Top Down Perspective 07/05/20

This week Jon shares his faltering interest in Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Streets of Rage 4. Paul is playing the Mega Man Zero games as well as wrapping up Gears Tactics. Sean starts into the latter of those and plays through Moving Out.

Xbox has a special Inside livestream showing off a number of new Series X games. We also discuss the long cancelled Prince of Persia Redemption that has been sitting on YouTube for 8 years, and Mortal Kombat 11 announces some exciting updates for later this month.

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Top Down Perspective 01/05/20

The big games this week include Gears Tactics that Paul is talking about and Streets of Rage 4 from Sean's perspective. Sean also wraps up Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and plays through Man of Medan and Gato Roboto. Jon and Paul are playing Picross S4.

For news we're talking the announcement of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Summer Games Fest, and The Last of Us Part 2 gets leaked as well as a release date.

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Top Down Perspective 23/04/20

The three of us are still real deep into Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Paul has beaten it, Sean is nearing the end, and Jon keeps trucking through. Sean is also real into the latest Animal Crossing update and less into the Journey to the Savage Planet DLC. Paul checks out the final (sad) Mario Maker 2 update.

In news we discuss the latest Nintendo game updates, Fornite coming to the Google Play Store and Epic announcing why that's a weird issue, as well we talk about GeForce Now losing more publishers' games from its service.

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Top Down Perspective 16/04/20

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is the big release right now and all of us are neck deep in it, including special guest Nathan Rohr! He's also been playing Animal Crossing and NBA 2K20. Sean also played through Journey to the Savage Planet.

In news we discuss the PS5's possible launch hurdles, the Switch adding button remapping, and Kotaku slowing disappearing.

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Top Down Perspective 09/04/20

Resident Evil 3 Remake it out this week and Paul has played through it, along with the multiplayer Resident Evil Resistance. Jon claims to have completed Animal Crossing. Sean tries out Totally Reliable Delivery Service.

Sony revealed the PS5's new controller design, we also discuss the recent Inside Xbox livestream, and E3 no longer doing an online event this year.

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Top Down Perspective 02/04/20

Animal Crossing talk continues in full swing as Jon and Sean discuss that creepy new rabbit. Sean is also continuing with Doom Eternal, and starts into Paper Beast, Roundguard, and Borderlands 3's new DLC. Paul plays through Control's latest DLC.

In news we discuss Mario's 35th anniversary, Gearbox's weird payment structure/issues, and the Last of Us Part 2 getting delayed indefinitely.

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Top Down Perspective 26/03/20

It's Animal Crossing week here for Jon and Sean! Sean also discusses Bleeding Edge and Telltale's Batman season 2. To wrap it up, Paul played through Doom Eternal.

For news we run through the recent Nintendo Direct, Sony slowing down download speeds in Europe, and Epic Games starts publishing.

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Top Down Perspective 19/03/20

The lockdown continues but the bois are back to discuss what they're doing to stay busy. All three of them are enjoying/finishing Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Jon also starts into Voxelgram and Final Fantasy 14 Online. Paul tries out Mega Man Zero and the Resident Evil 3 demo. Sean plays through the latest Division 2 DLC.

In news we discuss the Xbox Series X and PS5 specs and how they compare, Nintendo's recent indie stream, and GameStop deciding it is considered "essential retail."

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Top Down Perspective 12/03/20

This week Sean and Paul are neck deep in Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Paul also checks out Call of Duty Warzone and Sean starts into Indivisibles.

In news we discuss E3 getting cancelled during our massive Coronavirus Minute and whether or not the show will come back at all. We also bring up Kotaku implementing a great comp day process for their employees and For Honor getting a Prince of Persia add-on.

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Top Down Perspective 05/03/20

Back from PAX East, Jon is hear to talk about the convention and his touring live show. He checked out Thief Town and played through 198X. Paul plays through Division 2's new expansion as well as the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo. Sean wraps up Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Borderlands 3's first DLC campaign, and gets into Voxelgrams.

In news we discuss GDC getting postponed until the summer, a number of new game release dates, and Stadia opening a new game studio.

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Top Down Perspective 27/02/20

It's PAX East weekend and we have a man away, on the ground, and hopefully not getting sick.

Sean and Paul discuss Division 2 in the lead up to next month's new content. Sean also tries out Chuchel and Crossy Road Castle.

News is a lot of companies pulling out of GDC, Phil Spencer drops a ton of new Xbox Series X news, and Harmonix announces Fuser. 

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Top Down Perspective 20/02/20

The Sonic movie is out and we have a few thoughts on that. Paul has been playing a lot of Division 2. Jon starts up Yakuza 3. Sean talks about a couple table top games including Forbidden Sky and the Scott Pilgrim deck building game.

In news we discuss the recent Animal Crossing Direct, Witcher 3 getting cloud syncing support on the Switch and PC, and a bunch of companies pulling out of PAX East and GDC due to coronavirus concerns.

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Top Down Perspective 13/02/20

Happy Valentine's Eve! Sean and Paul have been checking out GeForce Now all week. Sean also played through the Lego DLC for Forza Horizon 4 and started into Children of Morta. Paul tries out Scourgebringer and Jon continues with the Link's Awakening remake.

For news we discuss more E3 departures, Activision Blizzard taking their games out of GeForce Now, Stadia announcing some more exclusives, and the recent update on Anthem's roadmap.

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Top Down Perspective 06/02/20

This week Jon is playing through the Link's Awakening remaster, Paul finishes Remnant: From Ashes, and Sean wraps up World War Z and starts into Puzzle Quest and Gylt as well as the new Apex season.

There is a bunch of news including Murder by Numbers' release date, GeForce Now becoming widespread, and Dan Houser leaving Rockstar.

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Top Down Perspective Episode 500!

10 years in the making, we have finally released our 500th episode. To celebrate the occasion we managed to get Nathan back on the show this week!

Nathan has recently been playing Outer Wilds, NBA 2K19, and Ring Fit Adventure. Paul continues with Voxelgrams after a recently update. Jon is playing Gato Roboto and Sean is just about done with Doom 2016.

For news we discuss a lot of Switch info including its recent sales numbers and the Animal Crossing bundle. We also mention Behemoth's next game and that weird Atari hotel idea.

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Top Down Perspective 23/01/20

It's the new year? Sean is back from PAX South with tales of the games he encountered. He has also started Tokyo Mirage Sessions on the Switch. Jon is doing a new game clearing quest this year and starts off with Mega Man: The Wily Wars. Paul plays through Voxelgrams, checks out Slay the Spire's new character, and starts 999.

News has finally begun and kicks off with a ton of games getting delayed, we also discuss Sony backing out of E3 again.

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Top Down Perspective Game of the Year 2019 Edition

We managed to crawl out of our sickness filled beds in order to record one of the most excited episodes of the year: the 2019 Game of the Year show! All three of us run through several different categories, naming the best and worst games we played. We also reveal what our community voted on for their picks. Of course, each one of the hosts runs down a list of Top 10 games from 2019. At the end, we check in on the yearly predictions we made last time and state some new ones for 2020.

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