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Episode 184: A Wedding in Screaming Valleys

Our Gamescom 2015 preview, SGDQ 2015 comes to a close, new Super Smash Bros. DLC includes Tourney Mode, and rumors of possible game remakes are discussed. Also, Windows 10 is released on PCs, Nintendo NX may have its first announced games, Kojima and Del Toro are still conspiring and much more! Ben has been playing Life is Strange, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 is out recently, and Peter recommends his and Rachel’s wedding on YouTube! Our guest is Darkurai, who helps recount the events of our eighth podcast anniversary celebration! Youko, Eevee, thedobaga, GymleaderBen, and Darkurai break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Dark Domestic Satanic Rituals

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(2:45) PETER: Gamescom Preview
(13:01) BEN: SGDQ 2015 and Speedrunning
(29:01) DARKURAI: Smash Bros DLC from July 31
(42:02) JOE: Remake teases: Final Fantasy XII and Resident Evil 2

(57:47) MORE HEADLINES
Windows 10 released
Dragon Quest XI announced…for NX?
Kojima and Del Toro still looking to work on a project
Nintendo TVii shutting down August 11

(1:07:26) WUT R U PLAYN
ALL: #8YearsofSMYN Games
Ben: Heroes of the Storm, Super Mario World, King’s Quest, Life is Strange
Joe: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, Punch-Out!!
Darkurai: Grand Theft Auto V, Planetside 2, Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+
Rachel: Mario Kart 7, World of Warcraft
Peter: Mario Kart 7, Life is Strange

(1:29:39) OUT RECENTLY
Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Episode 5, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4: The Final Chapter, King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember, Angry Birds 2, Life is Strange: Episode 4

(1:31:35) YOUTUBE RECOMMENDATIONS
Peter: Rachel Yates and Peter Spezia’s Wedding AND SMYN Network – 8 Years of SMYN
Rachel: Vinesauce Vinny – The Choicest Voice
Darkurai: Achievement Hunter – GTA V Online Heist
Joe: MAD-DAWG
Ben: Bill Nye Reading Mean Tweets

(1:38:27) EASTER EGG

Episode 182: E3 2015 Drives Us Bats

Every E3 2015 press conference, the winners of the show, and lingering thoughts regarding where the game industry stands are discussed. Also, another Warner Bros. PC disaster, the long-awaited announcement of Zero Escape 3, Gamestop opening retro game sales, and much more! Joe has been playing Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Batman: Arkham Knight is out recently, and Peter recommends the Uncharted 4 extended demo from E3 2015! Our guest is Joel (also known as Imabeast78), who won our E3 2015 Yes/No contest with 38/50 correct! Youko, Eevee, thedobaga, GymleaderBen, and Imabeast78 break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Wii Fit is judgmental

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(4:11) JOEL: Nintendo at E3 2015
(30:57) RACHEL: Sony at E3 2015
(50:37) BEN: Microsoft at E3 2015
JOE: Third Parties at E3 2015
(1:07:23) Bethesda
(1:13:43) EA
(1:22:14) Ubisoft
(1:31:27) Square-Enix
(1:39:51) PETER: E3 2015 Wrap-Up

(1:48:20) MORE HEADLINES
Batman: Arkham Knight PC version is a disaster
Zero Escape 3 announced
Project CARS 2 already announced
Gamestop sells retro games online

(1:56:15) WUT R U PLAYN
Ben: Heroes of the Storm, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Bloodborne
Joe: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Silent Hill, We Love Katamari, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Joel: Splatoon, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Metroid, Super Mario Bros 3, Borderlands 2
Rachel: Super Mario 3D Land, Final Fantasy Theatrhythm: Curtain Call, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Mario Kart 7, World of Warcraft
Peter: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Batman: Arkham Knight

(2:14:46) OUT RECENTLY
Magicka 2, Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Episode 4, Splatoon, LEGO Jurassic World, Batman: Arkham Knight, Art Academy: Home Studio, J-Stars Victory VS+

(2:20:36) YOUTUBE RECOMMENDATIONS
Peter: Uncharted 4 Extended E3 Demo
Rachel: My Virgin Kitchen – Mini Pancakes
Joel: Beatfox is Trick-Man (a SSB4 Pac-Man combo video)
Joe: ProJared – Tamagotchi
Ben: PEPPERO BITHDAY 2: THE CHALLENGE

(2:28:47) EASTER EGG

Episode 181: E3 2015 Predictions

E3 2015 predictions for Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are discussed. Also, Bethesda reveals Fallout 4, EA plans to show more than conceptual material, The Last Guardian may be a thing this year, and much more! We break down the 50 Yes/No questions from our contest and have guests call-in for this annual event! Youko, Eevee, thedobaga, and GymleaderBen are joined by plenty of guests to break down the latest news from the gaming world!

50 YES/NO QUESTIONS

MICROSOFT
Guest: DQP
(3:16) – Will Halo 5: Guardians open or close the show?
(9:09) – Will a Halo: Reach remaster be revealed?
(12:34) – Will Xbox One receive an updated model or price cut?
(14:32) – Will Microsoft HoloLens be mentioned during the conference?
(17:02) – Will we see a trailer for Gears of War 4?
Guest: River Kanoff
(23:27) – Will Scalebound receive a release window that is more specific than just 2015 or 2016?
(25:30) – Will we see Minecraft in any capacity during the conference?
(27:58) – Will the phrase “powered by Xbox Live” (or similar) be mentioned?
(31:03) – Will Rare’s new game make use of one of their old franchises?
(33:21) – Will Phil Spencer change his outfit during the course of the show?

SONY
Guest: Squallmuzza
(41:00) – Will we learn the final name for Project Morpheus?
(45:17) – Will No Man’s Sky, The Witness, or Adrift have Project Morpheus functionality announced?
(49:44) – Will a new model of PlayStation Vita be announced?
(53:37) – Will a collection of Uncharted games be announced for PlayStation 4?
(55:28) – Will we see a gameplay demo for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End?
Guest: Darkurai
(1:04:32) – Will Gran Turismo 7 be revealed?
(1:07:09) – Will Guerrilla Games, Bend, or Media Molecule reveal their PS4 game?
(1:10:45) – Will Level-5’s planned JRPG project partnership with Sony Japan be revealed to be a new IP?
(1:13:21) – Will a sequel be announced during Sony’s conference, in which the last game in its series was released within the last five years?
(1:14:57) – Will the phrase “U.S. dollars” be mentioned?

NINTENDO
Guest: Faulerro
(1:17:59) – Will a new Super Smash Bros. DLC character be revealed?
(1:22:42) – Will the first Nintendo and DeNA mobile games be revealed?
(1:24:50) – Will an Animal Crossing game for Wii U be revealed?
(1:27:16) – Will another new game line of Amiibo figures (i.e. Smash Bros., Super Mario, Splatoon so far) be revealed?
(1:29:34) – Will the next mainline series Pokémon game (not a spinoff) be revealed for 3DS?
Guest: CyberLink420
(1:33:31) – Will Retro Studios’ next game be revealed?
(1:36:12) – Will the concepts presented last year in Project Giant Robot or Project Guard appear in a full Wii U game?
(1:38:44) – Will an HD remaster of a game be announced for Wii U?
(1:41:04) – Will Virtual Console, the new Club Nintendo program, or NX be mentioned in the Nintendo Digital Event?
(1:43:28) – Will the phrase “Up until now” be mentioned in the Nintendo Digital Event?

THIRD-PARTIES
Guest: XTheDarkOne
(1:50:39) – Will an Elder Scrolls game (not Elder Scrolls Online) be discussed during Bethesda’s conference?
(1:53:48) – Will Square-Enix reveal a release month for Final Fantasy XV in the U.S.?
(1:56:39) – Will new video footage of Kingdom Hearts III be shown during the Square-Enix conference?
(1:59:17) – Will a new Star Wars game (not Battlefront) be revealed?
(2:01:23) – Will EA reveal Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered?
Guest: Cadet Hat Sean
(2:07:07) – Will Ubisoft reveal a Rayman, Splinter Cell, or Watch Dogs sequel?
(2:10:21) – Will Rock Band 4 or Guitar Hero Live be featured with a trailer or demo during a press conference?
(2:13:14) – Will a specific release date for the U.S. be revealed for Persona 5?
(2:15:00) – Will a new game from Rockstar be revealed?
(2:16:47) – Will a new game be revealed in a series where its last game was released over ten years ago?

IS THIS THE YEAR FOR…
Guest: KindKing01
(2:20:32) – Fallout 4
(2:21:45) – Banjo-Threeie
(2:23:07) – The Last Guardian
(2:24:54) – Metroid (Wii U or 3DS)
(2:26:08) – Resident Evil 7
Guest: MajorMoses
(2:29:09) – Left 4 Dead 3
(2:32:56) – Shenmue HD
(2:34:56) – Crash Bandicoot
(2:36:18) – Beyond Good and Evil 2
(2:37:37) – Parappa the Rapper

(2:42:06) FINAL BIG BOSS AND KIEFER PREDICTIONS

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

Episode 173: Nintendo Day Memories

The final Miiverse post in the Smash Bros. Update, PlayStation Experience, and The Game Awards 2014 are discussed. Also, our Black Friday experiences, Assassin’s Creed: Victory has been leaked, bizarre Amiibo sales on eBay is our Hilarity of the Weak and much more! Our guest is Megami33, who joins us to share what it was like to be in New York City at this year’s triple-launch known as Nintendo Day. Youko, Solharath, and Megami33 break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: Being a guest at Youmacon

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HEADLINES
Headline 1: Smash Bros. Update – Megami’s Experience at NYC Launch, Impressions of Smash WiiU
Sakurai on Smash DLC
Headline 2: PlayStation Experience
Headline 3: The Game Awards
Hilarity of the weak: Dual-cannon Samus amiibo sells for over $2000
(Note: The “invisible Link” has been taken down. Bids were over $50,000.)

STORY POOL
Black Friday experiences
Assassin’s Creed: Victory leaked
Steam opens up broadcasting capability
Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer
Ralph Baer passes away at 92

OUT RECENTLY
Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto V, LittleBIGPlanet 3, Watch Dogs (Wii U), Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Tales from the Borderlands – Episode 1, Game of Thrones – Episode 1, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, The Crew, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

WUT R U PLAYN?
Solharath: Project M, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Kid Icarus Uprising
Megami: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon Rumble U, Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Youko: Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Tomodachi Life, Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix

YOUTUBE VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS
Solharath: [ZTD] KZoo Smash Fall Circuit Finale
Megami: Game Grumps – Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Youko: Boom Ball for Kinect

EXTRA SHOW LINKS
Megami’s YouTube
Sailor Moon Abridged
Megami’s Twitter
Team Four Star