We start off this week with Will’s impressions of the new JRPG by Level 5 studios, Ni No Kuni (look for his full write up on Eggplante.com later this week). We then dive into the recent news that Junction Point, the developers behind the mega-flop Epic Mickey 2, was shut down.We quickly move on to our favorite topic, the Wii U, and what we think of it’s online infrastructure and the future of Wii U and 3DS interconnectivity. Finally, we host our second Gamer Girl Showdown between Jessica Chobot and Alison Haislip. We finish off with our thoughts about the announcement that JJ Abrams will be directing Star Wars. Thanks for joining us this week for another great 8Bit Awesome episode! Don’t forget to comment and subscribe!
This Wednesday, Nintendo announced a last minute Nintendo Direct, where they discussed everything Wii U. From firmware updates (where, thank god, we will finally be getting faster load times) to Miiverse news, to the Wii U Virtual Console, to games, Nintendo did not hold back on dropping the megatons. We discuss the myriad of new games announced, including Yoshi’s Epic Yarn, a Xenoblade sequel made by Monolith, the next Zelda and Mario Wii U titles, and a Wind Waker HD remake. To finish off the podcast, we finally dive into Wii U 3rd party support and the future of the Wii U. Thanks for listening to another great 8Bit Awesome Episode!
This week we had an such an insane amount of news to discuss that we talked for almost an hour and a half (make sure to set those podcatcher apps to 1.5 speed!) We quickly dive into Disney Infinity, Disney’s new take on Skylanders, a video game that integrates toys with video game through NFC. We then discuss Project Rainfall and Pandora’s Tower finally being localized by XSeed. We also touch on our expectations for the next Super Smash Bros. Finally we break down Nintendo Sony and Xbox’s first quarter release schedule, more specifically diving into the lack of Wii U support and insane release schedule for 3ds, PS3 and XBox360. Somehow Willie and Chris even manage to slip in more Epic Mickey talk (36:30-41:30 for those of you who want to skip us talking about the most boring game of all time). Thanks for tuning in, and catch more awesome talk next week on 8bitawesome!
This week we lose any semblance of organization or normalcy, and quickly dive into what games we’ve been playing, nostalgia for retro games and their glitches, and finally have the first in hopefully many segments about hot gamer girls. This episode devolves pretty quickly into a complete clusterfuck, but hopefully you enjoy our shenanigans as much as we did. It’s a particularly funny episode, and we hope you like it! Join us again next week for another great episode of 8Bit Awesome!
This week, there was so much to talk about, that we had to chop out a third of our itinerary (Yes… we actually had an itinerary! We don’t just ramble, even though it may seem like it). We quickly dive into Microsoft and Sony acquisitions, specifically Sony’s purchase of a streaming company, and Microsoft’s investment in R2 Studios, a home automation company. We also finally get to talk about one of our favorite franchises, Pokemon. We speculate about their upcoming Tuesday, December 8th announcement, and discuss what GameFreak’s next game could possibly be (Pokemon Snap Wii U, Pokemon MMO, or just Gen VI on the 3DS? Or could we possible get Wii U/3DS cross-play, just like the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title?) Thanks for joining us for another beautiful episode, see you next week!