Podcast 16 – The Return of Banjo-Kazooie? Pokémon TV App, Xbox Event, and More!

This week on the 8Bit Awesome Podcast, we mostly remember beloved games from our pasts! (If you missed our coverage of the Sony PS4 Event, you can find it here.) Instead of boring old PS4 news, we talk about our nostalgia for the Pokemon Anime and our love for the Pokemon Co’s new amazing app for the iPhone. We also completely and utterly speculate with our discussion of Banjo Kazooie — after Microsoft’s purchase of Rare, who owned the rights to the original Nintendo-published 64 games? Did Nintendo trade them away for the Goldeneye rights? Find out what we think happened. We also discuss rumors about Nintendo re-acquiring the company in order to snag the rights to this beloved IP. Finally, we touch upon the rumors for an upcoming XBox event in April. To finish off, Felicia Day and Veronica Belmont go head to head in our Gamer Girl Showdown. Thanks for listening to another great week of 8Bit Awesome!

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Podcast 14 – PlayStation 4 controller leak, Nintendo 3DS Direct, and cross-generational games

This week we spend the majority of our time talking about the recent Nintendo Direct and the plethora of 3DS games that were announced, including Donkey Kong Country Returns, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, Mario Golf 3DS, and a ton of eShop titles. We were also finally given a release date for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, June 9th. We then work our way to discussing the leaked pictures of the new controller for Sony’s upcoming Playstation 4. We then discuss Watch Dogs and Destiny, two upcoming titles that could potentially be released on current and next generation consoles, and we discuss the implications of cross-generational games.

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Podcast 13 – Rayman Legends Delay, PS4 Pricepoint ($400?) and always online Xbox?

This week, we were joined by special guest host Chelsea Flint, to discuss everything from Star Wars spin-offs to the Next Xbox. We began, as always, with what’s been our our collective radars, which included Rayman Legends, up until this past Thursday. Ubisoft not only announced that their upcoming Wii U exclusive became a multiplatform title, but also delayed the launch of the completed game to synchronize with the september release of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.We then heatedly discussed the rumored $400 pricepoint for the PS4, as hinted by Asahi Shinbun Digital. We quickly touched on recent rumors of Star Wars spin offs, including potential Han Solo and Yoda prequels. Finally, we finished off our discussion with talk about strict always online DRM for the next Xbox, which would preclude any sort of second-hand game sales. Thanks for joining us this week for another awesome 8Bit Awesome podcast!

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Podcast 12 – The Specification Speculation: Fire Emblem, PS4, and Hyrule Historia

This week on 8Bit Awesome, we begin with a  discussion on the Hyrule Historia and the Zelda mythology. We then move on to our impressions of Fire Emblem Awakening for the 3DS  (spoiler alert: it doesn’t quite live up to the hype). Finally, we finish off with our speculation about the “Future of Playstation Event” being held in NYC on Feb. 20th. If you’re listening to our podcast in iTunes we hope  you enjoy the new chapter markers — if not, give it a try!  It will allow you to quickly jump from one segment to the next. Finally don’t forget to comment and subscribe for your chance to win limited edition Ni No Kuni DLC (if you know the secret phrase of course). Thank for listening to another great episode of 8Bit Awesome!

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