Archive for April 24, 2014

Episode 157: Handheld Fire

Smash Bros. Direct in the Smash Bros. Update, Amazon Fire TV, and Nintendo’s venture into Season Passes are discussed. Also, PlayStation doing Flash Sales correctly and Skies of Arcadia’s ship battles in the Soapbox segment, Call of Duty “swatting” is our Hilarity of the Weak, and much more! There is a lot to cover, after our two-hour Smash Bros. video analysis from earlier this month. Youko, Super, and TonyTH break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Colbert to The Late Show

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Super: Super Mario Bros. 3 (3DS), Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Skies of Arcadia Legends
Tony: Gone Home, Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Kirby’s Return to Dreamland
Youko: Tales of Symphonia, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Headline 1: Smash Bros. Update – Smash Direct
Direct recap, sponsors, documentary sequel Kickstarter
Headline 2: Amazon Fire TV
Headline 3: Nintendo enters the world of Season Pass DLC
Hilarity of the Weak: “Swatting” occurs after Call of Duty loss

Game Boy turns 25 – Handheld memories?
Humongous Entertainment games hit Steam
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel announced
Danganronpa 2 coming stateside on September 2
Tales of Hearts R coming stateside this winter
Ace Attorney goes to the Meiji era
Rise playable in P4A Ultimax
Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell fired without cause
Five-year-old exposes Xbox One security flaw

The Elder Scrolls Online, LEGO: The Hobbit, Kinect Sports Rivals, R.B.I. Baseball, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, Trials Fusion

Youko: PlayStation doing things right with Flash Sales
Tony: Man of Steel’s ending fight
Super: Ship battles in Skies of Arcadia

Super: Starbomb – It’s Dangerous to Go Alone AND Fat Refund
Tony: Gone Home playthrough
Youko: Metal Gear Solid V trailer recreated in GTAV

SMYN: Smash Bros. Direct Analysis

Youko, Super, TonyTH, and RobJoe break down the excellent 40-minute Nintendo Direct about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS. It is highly recommended that you watch the Direct before listening/viewing this podcast. Also, the video version of this podcast is a better experience than the audio, with embedded video contributing to our analysis. We leave no stone unturned in this two-hour Smash Bros. extravaganza!

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Release Date
— 3DS: Summer 2014, Wii U: Winter 2014
Technical Tidbits
— FPS, Music
— 3DS, Wii U, Bosses
Online Multiplayer
— For Fun/Glory, Final Destinations, Global Smash Power
Assist Trophies
Returning Fighters
— Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Zelda, Sheik, Kirby, Dedede, Lucario, Pikmin & Olimar, Pit, Yoshi
New Fighters
— Rosalina & Luma, Little Mac, Villager, Mega Man, Wii Fit Trainers
Mysterious/Customizable Special Moves
Smash Run
Challengers Approaching
— Charizard, Greninja

Episode 156: Virtual Fools

Super Mario 3D Land in the Smash Bros. Update, Virtual Reality at GDC, and April Fool’s Day are discussed. Also, Polaris’ GAME_JAM debacle and Square Enix’s paradigm shift in the Soapbox segment, Japan’s World Cup 2014 mascot is our Hilarity of the Weak, and much more! We are joined by SolidSnake120 from Twitch and TheDobaga from Read the Manual – what will they get on their Soapbox about? Youko, TonyTH, SolidSnake120, and TheDobaga break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Cucumber/Kukobu Quest

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Tony: South Park: The Stick of Truth, NBA Jam (SNES)
Doba: RollerCoaster Tycoon
Scott: Final Fantasy X HD, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Dark Souls II
Youko: Tales of Symphonia, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, 999: The Novel HD, inFAMOUS: Second Son

Headline 1: Smash Bros. Update – Super Mario 3D Land
Headline 2: GDC – PlayStation gets VR with Project Morpheus prototype AND Facebook buys Oculus Rift for $2 billion
Headline 3: April Fool’s Day 2014
Hilarity of the Weak: Pikachu is Japan’s mascot for 2014 World Cup

Amazon to reveal game system plans on April 2
Phil Spencer is the new head of Xbox division
Disney buys Maker Studios (Blip, Polaris, more)
Assassin’s Creed: Unity confirmed AND Sources leak “Comet”
Kickstarter game on hold after two years
PS4 receiving large video sharing update soon
EA no longer the “Worst Company in America”

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Pokémon Battle Trozei, inFAMOUS: Second Son, Blazblue Chrono Phantasma, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Part 2, Goat Simulator, MLB 14: The Show

Youko: How I Met Your Mother series finale
Scott: Bravely Default’s success shifts Square Enix’s paradigm
Doba: Polaris’ GAME_JAM debacle
Tony: Retro gaming on CRT TVs

Doba: GDC Postmortem: Portal 2
Scott: GundamInfo channel AND DEATH BATTLE: Luigi vs. Tails
Tony: TheCompletionist’s FFVII retrospective
Youko: President Obama plays Titanfall AND Team Four Star’s Attack on Titan Abridged: Episode 1 (Ep. 1-6 SPOILERS)

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