Game Buoy Podcast Episode 102 – Game Buoy’s Stupid Bowl 2016 (or: The World of Wacky Sports Games Pt. 1!)

Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Game Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Saturday, February 6, 2016, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick share some of their favorite silly sports games!

FOLLOW-UPS

Degica is bringing Umihara Kawase back to Steam.

Five Nights at Freddy’s World has been taken off Steam by the developer due to bad sales.

Bayonetta and Corrin have hit Super Smash Bros. in the final round of DLC.

FFXV gameplay footage has been shown!

Kim Wu is Killer Instinct’s latest returning fighter!

Bravely Second: End Layer is confirmed to have the Tomahawk class changed to the Hawkeye class for Western release.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been announced!

 

RELEASE DATES!

Danganronpa hits Steam on February 18!

Adventure of Mana is available NOW for iOS and Android!

 

OMG NEWS

In lieu of E3, EA will be holding events in Los Angeles and London under the banner EA Play.

Bethesda is holding another E3 press event this year.

Volition has released the .iso for their cancelled Saint’s Row PSP game.

EVO 2016’s lineup has been revealed.

Mario Party is coming to arcades in a Capcom-developed title!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy has been announced for arcade!

7th Dragon III Code: VFD has been announced for the Americas.

Nintendo’s latest financial results include over 4 million sales of Splatoon and great success with amiibo!

 

 YOU’LL GET CAUGHT UP IN A KICKSTARTER

The developer of Ant Simulator has canceled the game, accusing co-workers of stealing money for strippers and booze.

Playdek’s latest in a series of broken promises is that Unsung Story needs to be put on hold due to the need to focus on other projects for financial stability.

 

SOOOOOOOOO CONTROVERSIAL

Super Mario Maker’s emergency maintenance was due to a glitch found by a helpful player, who was not treated very nicely by Nintendo.

The Witness has some puzzles that are basically impossible for colorblind and hearing-impaired players.

Square Enix has basically said that if gamers want the Vita version of Adventure of Mana to be localized, they need to ask for it.

 

SMASH

Worth Reading (Kotaku)

In a very Smash-like move, Kotaku has rounded up great gaming articles from around the web!

 

DISCUSSION

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss their favorite wacky sports games! Each game’s development and release history is discussed along with gameplay details that reveal the wackiness of the sport. As a sidebar, First Mate Slagkick shares some of his favorite sports minigames in non-sports games.

 

SOCIAL LINKS QUESTION OF THE WEEK

This week we talk sports games, bro! But not just any sports – the wacky kind! What’s your favorite silly sports game?

FB BONUS: What silly sports idea would you like to see that has yet to be made?

 

RUMOR HAS IT

The Arbiter is coming to Killer Instinct, according to a leaked video.

Crash Bandicoot is coming back?!?!?

– Titanfall 2’s lead writer promises a grounded and dirty world.

 

WHAT’S UP

First Mate Slagkick has been playing Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Super Smash Bros., Puyo Puyo Tetris, and #IDARB. Captain Spike has also been playing those games, as well as Final Fantasy Explorers.

 

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