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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Podcast 11 – Ni No Kuni, Junction Point Closes, Wii U Online Infrastructure, and JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars

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!

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Podcast 10 – Special Nintendo Direct Edition: Mario and Zelda Wii U, Wind Waker HD, Yoshi’s Epic Yarn, and MORE!

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!

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Podcast 9 – Disney Infinity, Wii U and 3DS release schedule, and Pandora’s Tower

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!

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Podcast 8 – Pokémon, Video Game Nostalgia, Gamer Girl showdown, and overall Fuckfest

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!

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Podcast 7 – Pokémon for the 3DS, Steambox, and Microsoft / Sony acquisitions

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!

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Podcast 6 – The New Year’s Eve Spectacular

This week, we discuss the bounties of Christmas — Will discusses his time with Assassin’s Creed 3 on the Wii U and Willie walks us through his first few hours of Zombi U and explains everything about his new Western Digital cloud drive. Finally Chris gives us a timely review of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (It finally made it to Canada! And now Chris can play it on the amazing Wii Mini!) We also talk about what games we are looking forward to in 2013 as well as the prospects of using the Wii U as a media playing device. Thanks for joining us for another episode of 8Bit Awesome!

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Podcast 5 – Christmas Next-Gen Wagers and Nintendo TVii is finally here!

This week we talk about the award-winning game Journey, Nintendo TVii, and we finalize our wagers about next-gen launches. Willie slips in more Epic Mickey discussion (don’t worry its quick) — spoiler alert, it’s still not worth playing.  Finally we get into Nintendo TVii and surprisingly, its awesome! iTV and Nintendo have done it, although Netflix and DVR support is still lacking. Check in next week for even more discussion on everything awesome!

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