Captain Spike and his first mate, Slagkick, welcome you back to Game Buoy – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news that may not be on your radar, but most definitely should be.
A Neo Geo X package without the extra accessories (joystick and docking station) will be available for the lower price of $130.
– Drakerider is a new episodic RPG for iOS from Square Enix. You can download the first chapter for free on the iTunes Store!
– Capcom will be teaming up with social media company GREE to release six games for the mobile platform, with three coming to the US: a Resident Evil title, a Dead Rising title, and a Monster Hunter title.
– Chris Vizzini, owner of Gaymer.org, sent a cease and desist to the “/r/gaymers” Reddit community, which upset many members of the LGBT gaming community.
He also may or may not have herpes.
Although this is really more part of “OMG NEWS,” Captain Spike and his first mate, Slagkick, wanted to spend their time today discussing launch details for the Wii U! The new console will be available in the U.S. on November 18th in a basic package for $299 and a deluxe package for $349. The basic console is white and the deluxe console is black, but hopefully Nintendo doesn’t repeat the PSP’s marketing mistake. What’s even more exciting, however, is that Platinum Games announced Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive, along with Project P-100‘s official title of The Wonderful 101 (or Won101, as Slagkick calls it).
LOLTAKU OF THE WEEK
There is not an official Loltaku this week, since even Kotaku has been doing a decent job lately – but the Podcast Pirates share a great article by Ben Kuchera from The PA Report called Lying to get press: the seemingly bought or faked Twitter followers of NBA Baller Beats. Kuchera examines the suspiciously high number of Twitter followers for the Majesco title – a unique Kinect rhythm game involving a real basketball – and how it has gained the exact same number of followers each day. Majesco has remained mum on the subject, which raises the question – is it worse that they potentially bought or faked Twitter followers, or that they feel they have to pad their marketing to meet today’s ridiculous sales expectations?
FAREWELLS AND SHOUT OUTS
Captain Spike gives a new shout out to Dorked! – a delightful little audio parfait that clocks in at about 10 minutes an episode. Shout-outs are also given to Orange Lounge Radio, Horde House, and Girls gone WoW – all part of the Voice of Geeks Network. Slagkick gives a special mention to the Nerdgasm Network video game podcast, where he was a guest on their 3-hour NSFW 50th episode bonanza, and reminds you to tune into Video Game Outsiders. The Podcast Pirates also shout out to Captain Spike’s roommate, who helped them upgrade their recording gear and will be soon launching a podcast about tabletop gaming. Of course, Captain Spike and Slagkick also invite you to e-mail them and join in the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.