Game Buoy Podcast Episode 103 – Radiant (Hyrule) Historia: A Game Buoy Spotlight on The Legend of Zelda

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 Sunday, February 21, 2016, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda by looking at the history of the iconic franchise!

FOLLOW-UPS

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator is adding Raven as a playable character.

Halo’s Arbiter has been confirmed for Killer Instinct.

Super Robot Wars OG: Moon Dwellers will feature English subtitles in its Asia release.

Chitoge Kirasaki from the anime and manga Nisekoi is a new event character in Mario Maker.

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 will feature an online monster riding minigame.

Terry Bogard, Clark Still, Maxima, and the King of Dinosaurs have joined the King of Fighters XIV roster./

Details about Zero Time Dilemma will be fully revealed next month.

There are no current plans for Pokken Tournament to be expanding via DLC.

Sakurai has confirmed that Geno had been considered for Smash Bros.

RELEASE DATES

Pokemon Rumble World gets a North American retail release on April 29.

Puzzle & Dragons X will release in Japan on July 28 in two versions.

Heavy Rain hits PS4 in North America on March 1.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend hits Steam on March 2.

OMG NEWS

Metal Slug Attack has been announced as an official title to honor the series’ 20th anniversary.

The Pokemon Company is confirmed to be working on another major Pokemon project outside Pokemon Go.

Project City: Shrouded in Shadow features Ultraman and Godzilla.

Heaven X Inferno is a new smartphone game from tri-Ace and the creator of Durarara!

Frozen Synapse 2 is coming in 2016.

Kuru Kuru Kururin, a GBA hidden gem, has made its North American debut on the Wii U Virtual Console.

DOOM AND GLOOM

The Wii U release of Hyper Light Drifter is currently in limbo.

SOOOOOOOOOO CONTROVERSIAL

Pirate themed RPG Vendetta: Curse of Raven’s Cry has disappeared from Steam with no official explanation.

SMASH!!

The Struggles and Victories of the First Transgender Fighting Game Champion (Playboy)

An unlikely source for gaming journalism (Playboy!) profiles Ricki Ortiz, prominent fighting game championship winner, and her identity as a transgender gamer.

DISCUSSION

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda by taking a look back the history of this iconic series! The Podcast Pirates discuss characters, themes, and motifs of the franchise and how it has developed over the years, along with a look at spin-off games.

WHAT’S UP

Captain Spike has been playing Fire Emblem: Fates and Disgaea 5. First Mate Slagkick gave Cities: Skylines a try during its free Steam weekend.

SOCIAL LINKS

This week the inevitable sellout episode – we’re on VOG and we’re doing a Zelda retro! Tell us about your times with Zelda as it turns 30!

FB Bonus: The Zelda series has experimented with various genres/experiences over the years in its many side games and spinoffs; what is your favorite “non-core” LoZ game?

EXITLUDE

VOG Network

– Orange Lounge Radio

– Ranger Pride

– Girls Gone Wow

– The Bobby Blackwolf Show

– Girls Gone WoW

– Starboard Power Coupling

Hunty Bunch

– Gayme Bar

– Video Game Realness

– Nintendo Fun Club

– Nintendo Lovefest

– Joystick Jockeys

– Qoopa Klub

– La Palanca Podcast

Great Non-Gaming Shows

– Anime Buoy

– Reading is Fundamental

– Tables, Ladders, and Podcast

– X-Nation

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