Top Down Perspective

Top Down Perspective 28/01/21

We're joined by a special guest this week: Tony Wilson from the Framework YouTube channel.

He joins us to discuss Hitman 3 and Cyber Shadow. Jon also talks about Touhou Spell Bubble while Sean brings up his time with The Little Acre. Paul plays Donut County and The Medium.

We start news off with all the weird stock increases happening with GameStop. From there we discuss Xbox increasing the Gold subscription price before immediately reversing course, Vicarious Visions being absorbed into Blizzard, and more Borderlands casting news.

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Top Down Perspective 21/01/21

It's Hitman 3 week and Sean has been struggling to get through the progression transfer process for a few days now. He's also playing Evan's Remains and Donut County. Jon tells us about his time with Grindstone, Wonder Boy Returns Remix, and starts into Resident Evil 7. Paul is playing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Classic Mode, River City Girls, and Azure Striker Gunvolt.

We start news off with an exciting Golf with your Friends announcement, then we discuss the Uncharted movie getting delayed, the recent MAGfest news, and discuss a lengthy behind the scenes report about what happened with Cyberpunk 2077.

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Top Down Perspective 14/01/21

We debrief by discussing the recent AGDQ event. From there Jon talks about Shantae and the Seven Sirens as well as Mighty Gunvolt Burst. Paul finishes Cyberpunk 2077 and starts into Sekuna: Of Rice and Ruin. Sean is playing Scott Pilgrim Complete Edition and a bunch of (New) Super Lucky's Tale.

In news we start off with the delay to Hogwarts Legacy, from there we discuss the Cyberpunk 2077 roadmap, Machine Games working on an Indiana Jones game, and the weird Spongebob x Madden collaboration. 

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Top Down Perspective Game of the Year 2020 Edition

Come one, come all to our annual Game of the Year celebration! We run through some of our favorite games from years past, last year, some of our highest highs and lowest lows. It all comes to a head when each of us run down our top 10 games that came out in 2020. As usual we also have a series of community submitted categories to discuss and share as well.

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Top Down Perspective 31/12/20

Happy New Year! 2020 is at a close but that doesn't mean the podcast wheels stop turning... Jon finishes up Ori and the Will of the Wisps to get ready for GOTY potential, Sean plays the new chapter of Hidden My Game By Mom and takes a look at Morkredd while Paul keeps grinding away on Cyberpunk 2077.

Not much news, just some end year stats and a whole bunch of questions.

Have a safe and happy New Years all. See you for the Game of the Year episode next week. Thank you for your continuing support.

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Top Down Perspective 24/12/20

Merry Christmas TDPeeps! We take a moment out of our Christmas Eve plans to talk video games, as usual! Paul has been revisiting Neon Abyss while checking out Crash 4 and Super Meat Boy Forever. Sean starts Kentucky Route Zero and talks about a board game called Wavelength while Jon plays a bunch of Xbox games like Crackdown 2, Geometry Wars 3 and Ori.

In the little bit of news, Halo is losing Xbox 360 support, Among Us is the most popular ever and we talk about our Nintendo Switch stats for the year!

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Top Down Perspective 17/12/20

The Cyberpunk talk continues as Paul has now dug deep into it. Jon returns and tells us about Miles Morales and his new Xbox Series X. Sean checks out The Pathless, Fall Guys' third season, and 13 Sentinels.

We start news off with everything from Cyberpunk this week, then we discuss a League of Legends MMO, Vin Diesel's play time in Ark, and the recent Nindies live stream.

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Top Down Perspective 11/12/20

Let's talk the Game Awards 2020 this week but not until we run through that exciting Disney investor's call.

Paul played through the entirety of 13 Sentinels and Sean started it. He's also playing Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Haven, and Cyberpunk 2077.

As mentioned we run through the winners and the announcements from this week's award show. We also discuss some PS5 and Xbox launch sales figures, a Metal Gear Solid movie casting announcement, and Halo Infinite getting a late 2021 release window.

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Top Down Perspective 03/12/20

Let's watch Jon buy an Xbox Series X live on stream while we record! He's been going through the Spider-Man Remastered DLC to mixed results. Paul finishes Ghost of Tsushima, and starts into Immortals: Fenyx Rising. Sean checks out Marvel's Avengers and Phogs!

In news we discuss the latest Switch firmware update, BioWare losing some key talent, and the opening date of Super Nintendo World.

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Top Down Perspective 27/11/20

Happy Thanksgiving on this special Black Friday edition of TDP!

Jon has been capital 'G' Gaming this week as he finishes Spider-Man Remastered and starts into Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity and Picross S5. Paul says the name World of Warcraft at some point. Sean plays a bunch of Miles Morales and Full Throttle and starts his next forever game with Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

News starts with Phil Spencer talking about getting an Xbox app on smart TVs. We also discuss Red Dead Online going stand alone, the first trailer for Neo: The World Ends With You, and we try to convince Jon to buy a Killer Queen arcade machine.

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Top Down Perspective 19/11/20

Jon got a PS5 this week so we're talking Spider-Man Remastered and more Astro's Playroom. Sean races through Ghost of Tsushima's PS5 mode. Paul plays through Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Destiny 2's Beyond Light expansion, and Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War.

We starts news off by making predictions for The Game Awards, we also discuss IO Interactive announcing a James Bond game, and the weird issues going on with Nintendo and Smash Bros.

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Top Down Perspective 12/11/20

Happy next-gen week! Sean is here with both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X and is excited to talk about his experiences. Jon is also kind of participating in this new generation?

Sean's been playing Tetris Effect: Connected, Overcooked: All You Can Eat, and Astro's Playroom. Jon continues with Hyrule Warriors and Paul finished Maneater.

News is short but we discuss the Mass Effect Legendary Edition announcement, Disney+ coming to Game Pass, and more Payday 2 DLC.

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Top Down Perspective 06/11/20

What if StarFox was actually teenage Guy Fawkes? Would his games be better?

With a week left until new consoles we discuss our interest around next week's new machines. Afterwards Jon talks about the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity demo, and Aggelos. Paul wraps up Hades and Phasmophobia, and starts into Maneater. Sean plays through Little Hope and She Sees Red, and checks out Watch Dogs Legion and Apex Legends' Season 7.

In news we discuss the useable hard drive space on the Xbox Series S, Sony announcing they won't sell PS5's in person on launch, and GameStop having the craziest TikTok contest.

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Top Down Perspective 29/10/20

Could Tony the Tiger beat Count Chocula in a fight? We find out.

Sean has been playing Pokemon SwSh's new Crown Tundra DLC, as well as Carto. Jon tries out Cat Quest, Night Slashers, and Part Time UFO. Paul gets back into Ghost of Tsushima and R6 Siege.

In news we talk about Cyberpunk 2077 being delayed again, some interesting PS+ announcements, and the Xbox fridge.

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Top Down Perspective 22/10/20

Phasmophobia is the ghost busting game of the week and Paul is here to talk about it. He's also playing Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part 1 and Jackbox 7. Jon continues with Super Mario Bros. 35, Alwa's Legacy, and tries out Kirby Fighters 2. Sean checks out Risk of Rain 2's 1.0 content, Ghost of Tsushima's new co-op mode, and plays some Redout on Amazon's Luna platform.

In news we discuss the recent Fire Emblem news, Ubisoft doing some rebranding for its Connect property, and the first pictures from the Uncharted movie come out.

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Top Down Perspective 15/10/20

With everyone back we start things off talking about Let it Die. Jon wraps up Alwa's Legacy and Sean continues with Ghost of Tsushima.

In news we discuss the PS5's user interface being revealed, Xbox revealing all 30 games they'll have at the Series X/S launch, and the Monster Hunter movie gets a full trailer.

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Top Down Perspective 08/10/20

We swap Jon for Paul this week. Jon's here and talking about Alwa's Legacy, Super Mario Bros. 35, and Alice Madness Returns. Sean starts into Genshin Impact, Ghost of Tsushima, and tries out Fall Guys season 2.

In news we discuss PlayStation changing up the Trophy system, the cast of the live action Resident Evil reboot, and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered getting announced.

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Top Down Perspective 01/10/20

It's finally the spooky season and we're talking about 12 foot tall skeletons from Home Depot. Paul is playing Genshin Impact and Super Mario Bros. 35. Sean tries out Rogue Company and returns from his Canada trip with DJ Hero 2.

In news we discuss the new face of Spider-Man on PS5, Minecraft Steve being added into Super Smash Bros., and the latest news on the next Pokemon Sw/Sh DLC.

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Top Down Perspective 24/09/20

While Sean prepares to go on an airplane this weekend, let's talk about video games. Jon is playing Chrono Cross and Among Us. Paul wraps up Monster Hunter World Iceborne, and tries out Crysis Remastered. Sean checks out Spellbreak, Super Mario 3D All Stars, and Streets of Rogue.

Once again the news section is huge. Microsoft buys Zenimax (which includes Bethesda and id Software), we also get some more price information about upcoming Xbox Series accessories, and Amazon announces their own game streaming platform: Luna.

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Top Down Perspective 17/09/20

Paul says this is the last week he's going to talk about THPS1+2, he also wraps up Avengers. Sean plays through the latest Borderlands 3 and Control DLCs, and starts into New Super Lucky's Tale.

News obviously touches on the PlayStation 5's release date and price. We also talk about the recent Nintendo Mini Direct, Hades' cross-saves being delayed, and a possible Mass Effect Trilogy remaster sighting.

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