Episode 180: Kick the Spinning World

Nintendo’s E3 2015 plans, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Oculus Rift as an open platform, and Konami’s continued meltdown are discussed. Also, YouTube’s lists of top games, Need for Speed’s reboot, the reveal of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and much more! Ben has been playing Life is Strange, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out recently, and Rachel recommends Delta’s latest meme-filled airline safety video! Youko, Eevee, thedobaga, and GymleaderBen break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: The SMYN Smash Bros. Gauntlet

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(3:07) PETER: Nintendo World Championships and more at E3 2015
(15:42) BEN: Koji Igarashi heads up a Castlevania-style Kickstarter
(26:43) RACHEL: Oculus Rift will be open to VR porn
(38:39) JOE: YouTube overrides Konami’s false copyright claim

(51:26) MORE HEADLINES
• YouTube’s 10 Most Popular Games AND Top Trending Games for April 2015
Need for Speed is a reboot of the series
Ratchet and Clank game and movie delayed to 2016
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate revealed
Teen sociopath pleads guilty to 23 charges from swatting, more

(1:10:41) WUT R U PLAYN
Ben: Heroes of the Storm, Life is Strange: Episode 3, Final Fantasy XIII
Joe: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, Donkey Kong 64, Shovel Knight, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Pokémon Omega Ruby
Rachel: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Mario Kart 7, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Super Mario 64
Peter: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Puzzle League, Life is Strange: Episode 3, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

(1:23:33) OUT RECENTLY
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Not a Hero, Life is Strange: Episode 3, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition

(1:27:20) YOUTUBE RECOMMENDATIONS
Peter: Letterman’s Final Top 10
Rachel: Delta Airline Meme Safety Video
Joe: Owen Wilson Says WOW
Ben: Redrawing Taylor Swift – Shake it Off

(1:31:15) EASTER EGG

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Episode 179: Yookan’t PlayTee

Splatoon’s Global Testfire, Yooka-Laylee’s Kickstarter, Batman: Arkham Knight’s heinous season pass, and Heroes of the Storm on ESPN2 are discussed. Also, P.T.’s eradication from the PlayStation store, Nintendo’s amusement park deal with Universal, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 and much more! Joe has been playing Shovel Knight, Peter recommends Square-Enix’s latest graphical fidelity test, and we reveal the 50 questions for our E3 2015 YES/NO Contest! Youko, Eevee, thedobaga, and GymleaderBen break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Subway bread

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(1:58) JOE: Splatoon Global Testfire
(12:06) RACHEL: Yooka-Laylee (Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor) opens a Kickstarter
(21:09) PETER: Batman: Arkham Knight’s absurd season pass – Announcement and Explanation
(32:32) BEN: ESPN2 airs Heroes of the Storm, Twitter has a meltdown and Colin Cowherd cannot even deal

(44:14) MORE HEADLINES
Silent Hills cancelled AND P.T. removed entirely
Nintendo partners with Universal for theme park attractions
Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 confirmed for Halloween 2015
Mighty No. 9 out in the U.S. on September 15
Now there’s a PC Gaming press conference at E3 2015
Valve backpedals on Skyrim paid mods
• Possible Game Leaks: Gears of War remake on Xbox One, Watch Dogs 2, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
Obama thanks Japan for anime

(1:02:10) WUT R U PLAYN
Ben: Hot Shots Golf: World International, Persona 4: Golden, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Heroes of the Storm
Joe: Shovel Knight, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, Super Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Rachel: Mario Kart 7, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Banjo-Kazooie, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Peter: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

(1:11:10) OUT RECENTLY
Broken Age: The Complete Adventure, State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Project CARS

(1:12:54) YOUTUBE RECOMMENDATIONS
Peter: WITCH CHAPTER 0 [cry]
Rachel: Ninja Sex Party – Peppermint Creams
Joe: Smashified
Ben: DMM English Conversation

(1:17:26) E3 2015 YES/NO QUESTIONS

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Episode 178: The Marvelous Telltale Head

Telltale and Marvel announce a new game project, the unveiling of Guitar Hero Live, and Hideo Kojima’s possible connection to a head transplant procedure are discussed. Also, Roy and Ryu possibly in Smash Bros. as DLC, PlayStation Vita receives a new patent, Square Enix has an E3 conference and much more! With Joe and Ben out this week for technical and family reasons, Scott White (SolidSnake120) joins us to help dissect the latest headlines. What does he think of the recently-released Xenoblade Chronicles 3D? Youko, Eevee, and SolidSnake120 break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Luthor and Obama perform

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(2:10) RACHEL: Marvel and Telltale partner for 2017 console game AND Impressions of Avengers: Age of Ultron
(11:43) PETER: Guitar Hero Live revealed
(21:04) SCOTT: Kojima and The Case of the Head Transplant Doctor Conspiracy?!?

(29:52) MORE HEADLINES
Rumor: Roy and Ryu as future Smash Bros. characters?
Was a new PlayStation Vita model trademarked?
Steam Workshop introduces paid mods
Square-Enix holding an E3 2015 press conference
Star Wars: Battlefront trailer
Tony Hawk 5 (working title) leaked
P.T. disappearing from PSN on April 29

(51:11) WUT R U PLAYN
Scott: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Pillars of Eternity, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD: Birth by Sleep
Rachel: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
Peter: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, MLB 15 The Show, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

(57:12) OUT RECENTLY
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Mortal Kombat X, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China

(59:29) YOUTUBE RECOMMENDATIONS
Peter: The Questionably Roundtable: Episode 26
Scott: David Hasselhoff – “True Survivor”
Rachel: Terry Crews Old Spice Muscle Music

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Episode 177: A Networked Beginning

Nintendo goes mobile and talks about NX, Five Nights at Freddy’s is getting a Hollywood movie, Hideo Kojima and Konami are going through a messy breakup, and Amiibo madness are discussed. Also, April’s Nintendo Direct, Zelda Wii U and Uncharted 4 receive delays, Bethesda has an E3 conference and much more! As the SMYN Network evolves, so do we! We introduce Joe (thedobaga) and Ben (GymleaderBen) as co-hosts, present a new YouTube-friendly format where we literally show you our news, and catch you up on our two-month hiatus! SMYN is back and better than ever! Youko, Eevee, thedobaga, and GymleaderBen break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Vegeta is Tsundere

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START OF A NEW ERA
• Joe and Ben, welcome!
• Miles will be as involved as life allows him
• New format of, literally, Show Me Your News! (YouTube, etc.)
• Supplemented by Soapboxes
• Peter and Rachel are engaged!

(6:00) PETER: Nintendo going mobile with DeNA and mentions NX
(21:26) RACHEL: Five Nights at Freddy’s going Hollywood?
(33:17) JOE: Hideo Kojima out at Konami?
(45:48) BEN: AMIIBO MADNESS AHHHHHH

(1:01:22) MORE HEADLINES
Nintendo Direct – April 1, 2015
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Call of Duty: Black Ops III revealed in obscure marketing
Zelda Wii U and Uncharted 4 delayed
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain out on September 1
• VR Roundup: Valve’s HTC Vive by end of year, Project Morpheus in Spring 2016
Bethesda to hold an E3 press conference this year

(1:18:46) WUT R U PLAYN
Ben: Super Mario 64, Heroes of the Storm
Joe: Final Fantasy XIII, Mario Golf: World Tour, Harmoknight, Telltale’s Jurassic Park: The Game, Persona Q
Rachel: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, Fire Emblem Awakening, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Mario Kart 7, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, King’s Quest V
Peter: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Persona 4 Arena, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Super Smash Bros., Sonic Adventure 2 HD, MLB 15 The Show, Life is Strange, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker,

(1:28:32) OUT RECENTLY
Evolve, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, The Order: 1886, Resident Evil Revelations 2, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Ori and the Blind Forest, Code Name S.T.E.A.M., Battlefield Hardline, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Mario Party 10, Bloodborne, MLB 15 The Show, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

(1:31:46) YOUTUBE RECOMMENDATIONS
Peter: Persona 5 Trailer
Rachel: Welcome to FanFiction.net! (and Wattpad)
Joe: PBG Plays Super Mario 64: Chaos Edition
Ben: Bustin

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Episode 176: Real Life in the Club

APEX 2015 in the Smash Bros. Update, Club Nintendo is shutting down, and Microsoft HoloLens are discussed. Also, Spotify is coming to PlayStation, Monty Oum passes away, retailers bungling limited edition preorders is our Hilarity of the Weak and much more! Real life is hitting us especially hard lately, so we take some time at the end of the show to talk about what 2015 holds for SMYN. Youko, Solharath, and Eevee break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Cream Tea

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(3:14) GAME OF THE YEAR AWARDS

HEADLINES
(6:20) Headline 1: APEX 2015
Early tournament struggles with organizer and venue
Results
(20:00) Headline 2: Nintendo News
January 14 Direct
Club Nintendo shutting down
(32:30) Headline 3: Microsoft News
Xbox One streaming
HoloLens
(40:54) Hilarity of the weak: Retailers over-promise limited edition pre-orders — RELATED: Interview with former Nintendo employee Dan Adelman

(47:48) STORY POOL
AGDQ 2015 raises about $1.5 million for charity
Spotify coming to PlayStation
Metal Gear Rising 2 teased, then not
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 revealed
Animator Monty Oum passes away

(59:17) OUT RECENTLY
Resident Evil HD Remaster, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, Dying Light, Grim Fandango Remastered, Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered, Life is Strange: Episode 1, Apotheon

(1:05:55) WUT R U PLAYN?
Solharath: Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Batman
Eevee: Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Telltale’s Game of Thrones, Assassin’s Creed II, Tomodachi Life
Youko: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, Hotel Dusk: Room 215, Resident Evil 4, Grim Fandango Remastered, Life is Strange: Episode 1

(1:23:13) YOUTUBE VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS
Solharath: Interview with C9 Mango after APEX 2015 AND Interview with EG | PPMD after APEX 2015
Eevee: Game Grumps – Yoshi’s Story
Youko: Unreal Engine 4: Paris Apartment

(1:25:44) FUTURE IMPLICATIONS

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