Episode 68: Re:Discovery

Kyle begins settling into his new place, while William buys a bunch of PS games, and Kaz reinforces her desire to be the best in Legion. In news, we discuss SGDQ, whatever Scott Cawthon is up to now, and a couple of Nintendo announcements.  Kyle finishes up by sharing with us the games Nintendo Power convinced him were awesome, whether they were or not, and we talk about losing our childlike wonder.  Come pause with us!

SGDQ raised $1.76 million this year! 

For the first time, they killed the animals in the Super Metroid run. They got over $250,000 for this segment alone, $128,152 voted to kill them  vs $126,711 to save them

 

FNaF 6 was announced and cancelled in a Steam community post by Scott Cawthon this past week..

http://steamcommunity.com/games/506610/announcements/detail/1343611811951288957

 

 No lives/game overs in Mario Odyssey!

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/07/05/nintendo-says-there-are-no-game-overs-ever-in-upcoming-super-mario-odyssey/

 

17 seconds of footage(?) from BotW’s second DLC pack.

https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/883283238793482241

 

New trailer focusing on Awakening characters in FE: Warriors

https://serenesforest.net/2017/07/05/warriors-new-awakening-themed-trailer/

 

Top 5 Games I Love Because of Nintendo Power – Kyle

  1. Spider-Man
  2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  3. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
  4. The Lost Vikings 2
  5. Killer 7

 

 

Episode 67: Snes Classic Mania

The plot thickens for Kaz in Uncharted, Kyle gushes over Paper Mario: Color Splash and William get a brand “new” console.  In news we get excited over the SNES classic and more Blizzcon tickets announcements, we talk about the SAG_AFTRA stirke and about the switch’s firmware update.  Then William finishes off by loading his save point on Final Fantasy V, the most overlooked game in the series. Come pause with us!

 

The SNES classic is real! IS YOUR BODY READY

http://kotaku.com/nintendo-announces-snes-classic-1796418700

 

More Blizzcon tickets going on sale July 5th! https://blizzcon.com/en-us/news/20855979/another-chance-at-tickets-for-blizzcon-2017-on-sale-july-5

http://www.pcgamer.com/more-blizzcon-tickets-are-going-on-sale-in-july/

 

Resident Evil 2 remake has replaced voice actors for Leon and Claire thanks to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Strikes are hard when your union only covers ~30% of workers.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/resident-evil-2/claire-redfield-voice-actress

 

Rocket League Tournament will be televised on NBC Sports https://www.gamespot.com/articles/rocket-league-tournament-will-be-televised-on-nbc-/1100-6451090/

 

Switch firmware 3.0 is out, which will finally stop your TV from auto-switching to your Switch all the time.

http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22525/~/nintendo-switch-system-updates-and-change-history

 

Save Point

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_V

 

Episode 66: The E3pisode

Kaz starts Uncharted and gears up for a new raid, Kyle gets into Devil’s Third for some reason, and William descends further into madness. In news, we talk the death of Project Rap Rabbit, the death of Valve’s game development, and the death of GTAV. But from those ashes come new beginnings, as we discuss the highs and lows of this year’s E3. Mario possesses dinosaurs, for goodness’ sake. Come pause with us!

Project Rap Rabbit is dead as of today. RIP https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460689844/project-rap-rabbit-working-title/

 

8Bitdo is producing a range of retro controllers that are compatible with the switch https://www.gamespot.com/articles/snes-style-controller-for-nintendo-switch-coming-t/1100-6451034/?ftag=GSS-05-10aab8e&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_content=59482d43b8a9fe0007ef1414&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

 IO Interactive is now indie, still owns the Hitman IP http://www.ioi.dk/the-future-of-ioi/

 

Jay Pinkerton also leaves Valve. So much for story-based games coming out of them any time soon. RIP Half-Life. https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/6fpz7b/jay_pinkerton_writer_for_portal_2_team_fortress_2/

 

GTAV is getting destroyed in Steam reviews ever since they shut down modding (cease and desist sent to Open IV, the technical backbone of the modding scene). RIP GTAV. http://store.steampowered.com/app/271590/Grand_Theft_Auto_V/

https://www.destructoid.com/the-saga-of-take-two-versus-grand-theft-auto-modders-continues-443609.phtml  

 

What were your thoughts and opinions on E3?

Episode 65: Preying for E3

Kaz gets naked for raiding once again, Kyle gets his game hipster on, and William is somehow not embarrassed by Fire Emblem Heroes. In news, we talk Malthael, many things Nintendo, Pokemon, and Bethesda. We round this week out with our hopes and dream for next week’s E3 reveals. Come pause with us!

 

 Nintendo revealed the Switch’s online service, it’s delayed until 2018. It seems real neat! http://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/

 

 Nintendo unveiled how voice chat is gonna work on the Switch for Splatoon 2. It isn’t pretty. https://mynintendonews.com/2017/06/01/heres-a-look-at-horis-official-splatoon-2-headset-and-how-voice-chat-works/

 

Pokemon Nintendo Direct tomorrow early in the morning. They’ve been teasing a “Legendary” Summer in Pokemon GO https://twitter.com/NinSwitchNews/status/871734894052823040

 

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 announced! But not for Switch. And it’s just 7-10. But I’ll still buy it again.

 

 Playstation 3 production has ended in Japan http://gematsu.com/2017/05/playstation-3-production-ended-japan

 

Discussion: Let’s talk about Prey. Remember Bethesda’s review policy? Prey came out without advance reviews, and it seems like hype never actually built up for it despite getting solid reviews across the board.

http://kotaku.com/prey-shows-that-bethesdas-review-policy-is-even-bad-for-1795064470

 

Top 5 – E3 Hopes and Dreams Special Edition

Kyle

Pie in the sky: Bloodborne 2

  1. Kingdom Hearts 3 release date
  2. A Rayman Legends followup
  3. Something from Platinum. Bayonetta 3? Vanquish 2?
  4. Super Mario Odyssey
  5. Smash for Switch Deluxe

Kaz

Pie in the sky: Trauma center VR or switch

  1. Death Stranding shown off as a game and not weird trailers
  2. Possible PS Vita sequel
  3. Holo lens re hype (lets see some cool table top games with it)
  4. Skyrim switch release date / skyrim2(elders scrolls 6)
  5. Bloodborne 2

William

Pie in the sky: Metroid–by Fromsoftware

  1. Another FF7 trailer (this is actually more unlikely than FromMetroid)
  2. Metroid collection with all the 2d games (this is actually the least likely)
  3. New FE Warriors trailer and release date
  4. Smash 4 Switch, with GC controller support
  5. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 holiday release

 

 

Episode 64:  The ARMS of Destiny   

Kaz goes streaking, Kyle rebuys Mario Kart, and William goes full anime. We also talk through the greatest Kickstarter of our time (Project Rap Rabbit), ARMS, E3, and question GabeN’s goodness. Finally, we play a podcast game guessing the top 100 RPGs of all time. Come pause with us!

 

Destiny 2 was unveiled! It looks like more of the same, but slightly better, which I am more on board for than I should be. Also, it’ll be on PC through battle.net or the Blizzard app or whatever we’re supposed to call it now

 

 Devolver Digital is hosting an E3 press conference this year: https://twitter.com/devolverdigital/status/864601666221420545

 

PROJECT RAP RABBIT https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460689844/project-rap-rabbit-working-title

 

 ARMS Direct  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY2_Xu3f8Bc

Global Testpunch – http://arms.nintendo.com/#global-testpunch

 

 Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed to Spring 2018  https://www.gamespot.com/articles/red-dead-redemption-2-delayed-until-2018/1100-6450238/

 

Discussion: Opinion article: Valve is not your friend, and Steam is not healthy for gaming https://www.polygon.com/2017/5/16/15622366/valve-gabe-newell-sales-origin-destructive

 

Game Informer’s Top 100 RPGs of all time:  http://www.gameinformer.com/themes/blogs/generic/post.aspx?WeblogApp=news&y=2017&m=05&d=02&WeblogPostName=june-cover-revealed-top-100-rpgs-of-all-time&GroupKeys= 

 

Episode 63: The Future Has Arrived

This week Kaz joins the wonderful world of Mario Kart 8, Kyle can’t shut up about Guardians of the Galaxy, and William continues his descent into madness and bunny ears with Fire Emblem Heroes. In news, we talk the future of VR, the future of MMOs, and the future of the Switch. Then, we talk how franchises based in the future would fare in culinary combat. Future future future. Come pause with us!

Kyle – Darksiders 3 is a thing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-QgJ-EFq7A

 

Chet Faliszek leaves Valve

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-02-chet-faliszek-leaves-valve

 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is selling like crazy

http://nintendotoday.com/analyst-says-mario-kart-8-deluxe-is-a-mega-hit/

 

 Bethesda claiming a trademark on the name of a game by a child company https://www.gamespot.com/articles/game-changes-its-name-to-avoid-legal-battle-with-b/1100-6449781/

 

 New MMORPG on kickstarter promising some interesting things https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1791529601/ashes-of-creation-new-mmorpg-by-intrepid-studios

http://www.pcgamer.com/mmo-ashes-of-creation-goes-to-kickstarter-and-smashes-its-target-in-a-day/

 

Episode 62: BotW Spoilercast

Kaz can’t escape the terrible mobile gaming world, Kyle beats the thoroughly okay Steamworld Heist and Steamworld Dig and William actually loves his new found mobile game love. The crew then dives deep into their thoughts about Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This  show is filled to the brim with spoilers! come pause with us if you dare!

Nintendo won’t be holding a live press conference at E3.

https://twitter.com/wario64/status/857777001599352833

 

Continuing the line of handhelds with absurd names, Nintendo is releasing a ‘New Nintendo 2DS XL’ in July for $150.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lxNHhgMuTg

 

Mario Kart 8 sold really well, 45% attach rate already. Also, first Nintendo game since 2011 to top the UK sales charts, which be cray cray

 

Breath of the wild DLC pack 1 revealed http://zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/news/expansion-pass-dlc-pack-1-detailed/

 

What did you think of Breath of the Wild?

Episode 61: Flexing Action

William’s out this week, but that doesn’t stop Kaz and Kyle from playing Zelda, Legion, Steamworld Heist, and Heroes of the Storm 2.0. In news, we talk the possibility of Bayonetta 3, new ways to make money from Twitch, and Switch sales.  Then, we play a podcast guessing game to round things out. Come pause with us!

 

News:

 Bayonetta got a PC port, and the trailer on Youtube has been updated to tease Vanquish. Related, the Bayonetta Youtube channel has been getting some teasers that make it seem like a Bayo 3 might be happening!

 

 Twitch affiliate program announced, to help smaller streamers http://www.pcgamer.com/twitch-affiliates-program-will-give-smaller-streamers-a-way-to-make-money/

 

The Switch is selling well, with reported sales of 2.74 million in March. Nintendo reportedly expects to sell 13 million units by April of next year.

 

Expensive link figure actually looks really cool, might be worth it https://www.gamespot.com/articles/look-at-this-335-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-figure/1100-6449621/

 

Episode 60: Needs More Buttons

Kaz Legions and Zeldas it up, Kyle gets into Persona 5 and indie artsy-fartsy games, and William gives himself over to the dark side that is mobile gaming. In news, we talk Heroes 2.0, the NES Classic, streaming rules from publishers, and the recent Nintendo Direct. Last but not least, we introduce our new segment Death Match by pitting two of our favorite JRPGs against each other in a race for the ages. Come pause with us!

 

Nintendo stops production on the NES Classic, final shipments going out this month

Atlus threatens people who stream past 7/7 in-game time in Persona 5 with copyright claims and channel strikes http://kotaku.com/atlus-threatens-to-go-after-people-who-stream-too-far-i-1794004068

There was a Nintendo Direct on 4/12 with information about ARMS, Pikmin, Kirby and more.  Also some Splatoon 2 and Arms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X06fvObnG0
Death Match –JRPG Marathon Maddness

Who would win in a Marathon, the characters from Chronicles of Narnia? or The World Ends With You?

 

Episode 59: The World Ends With Us

Kaz gets ready for the Blizzcon ticket bloodbath, William goes full anime with Fire Emblem Heroes, and Kyle finally beats Zelda. In new, we get hyped for Persona 5, Destiny 2, and Heroes of the Storm 2.0; we mourn the bankruptcy of Mad Catz; and laugh at the gaming industry’s April Fools jokes. Then in save point, we all team up to tackle The World Ends With You, the best JRPG you (probably) never played. Come pause with us!

 

 

Destiny 2 officially announced! It’s coming to PC, PS4, Xbone on Sept 8th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJLAJVmggt0

 

Mad Catz filed for bankruptcy. Goodbye, bad controllers and good fight sticks

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/03/31/947561/0/en/Mad-Catz-Makes-Voluntary-Assignment-in-Bankruptcy-under-the-Bankruptcy-and-Insolvency-Act-Canada.html

 

Persona 5 comes out tomorrow (April 4th)!  If you can play it, you probably should.

 

Favorite april fools day jokes –

Geralt statue: https://twitter.com/CDPROJEKTRED/status/848082511846625280

Overlord voicetrack: https://twitter.com/StarCraft/status/848091935122219008

 

Top 5/Save Point – All

The World Ends With You

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_Ends_with_You

 

Released in North America in April 2008

This game used probably every function the DS had

Systems everywhere, food, fashion, shopkeepers.

Combat on both screens at the same time

Characters, story, music, atmosphere, it has everything

And the best part of all… Tin Pin Slammer!!