Game Buoy Podcast Episode 105 – Possibly Drinky

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, March 20, 2016, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick look at both fun and serious examples of alcohol use in gaming.

This episode is in memory of veteran Pokemon designer and artist Eric Medalle, who lost his life in a freak accident last week.

FOLLOW-UPS

Pokemon Sun and Moon updates will start appearing in CoroCoro next month.

Best Buy pre-orders of Bravely Second will come with a DLC code for a set of costumes.

Axiom Verge is coming to Wii U and Xbox One.

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is getting a free version early this summer in Japan.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS recieved a game-changing patch.

Catlateral Damage comes to PS4 on March 22.

Fire Emblem Fates sold a combined 400,000 units, and Pokemon topped the eShop charts, according to the latest NPD data.

Destiny is seemingly revitalizing the Prison of Elders.

StarFox Zero will include an invincibility option.

A Yuu Ayasaki costume is one of the latest Mystery Mushroom costumes in Super Mario Maker.

Toadette is a new addition to the Mystery Mushroom costumes in Super Mario Maker.

Super Mario Maker’s “hostess” Mary O. has recieved a Mystery Mushroom costume for Super Mario Maker.

Japan’s first gold and platinum rewards for My Nintendo have been revealed!

RELEASE DATES

Miitomo is out in Japan!

Valkyria Chronicles HD for PS4 will be out on May 17.

Zero Time Dilemma is out for 3DS and Vita on June 28, with a PC version to follow.

Enter the Gungeon launches on PC and PS4 on April 5.

The Way of the Samurai 3 comes to PC on March 23.

Danganronpa 2 is headed to PC on April 18.

Tales of Link is coming to iOS and Android next month in the U.S.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered hits PC on March 22.

Romancing SaGa 2 will release on March 24 for Japanese smartphones and the Vita.

OMG NEWS

Amazon Japan is now shipping games internationally!

The 3rd game in the Trails in the Sky series is coming west.

Hearthstone: Whisper of the Old Gods has been announced.

-CHASE- Unsolved Cases Division is an upcoming “hard-boiled” adventure game from Arc System Works and former Cing creative staff.

A new Monster Hunter manga will be available in English on April 12.

Fate Extella has been announced for PS4 and Vita.

Compile Heart has announced Godly Prison Tower: Mary Skelter for Vita.

Fantasy Life 2’s beta has been delayed until later this spring.

Pokemon Comaster has been announced for smartphones.

Xbox One is getting another “limited time” price drop.

A new Hearthstone hero skin requires you to level a new character to 20 in WoW.

Popcap’s latest Plants vs. Zombies game is inspired by Hearthstone.

Cross network play is coming to the Xbox One!

GDC

Playstation VR launches globally in October for $399.

A bundle including Playstation VR, two Moves, the Playstation Camera, and Playstation VR Worlds will be available for $499. ttp://kotaku.com/the-playstation-vr-bundle-is-a-pretty-good-deal-1765676061

Supermassive Games has announced Tumble VR, a physics based puzzler for PSVR.

The GDC Awards had a mix of predictable winners and surprise winners, who shared the games that inspired them with Kotaku.

Obsidian has announced a brand new RPG, Tyranny.

CryEngine is now available for as much as you want to pay for it.

Star Wars is coming to Valve’s VR headset.

Microsoft regrets holding a GDC party with scantily clad schoolgirl dancers.

A beautiful tribute to Satoru Iwata was shown at GDC.

DOOM AND GLOOM

Fable Legends has been cancelled due to the closure of Lionhead and Press Play.

Daybreak has cancelled Everquest Next.

ESPN’s app is ending service on 360.

SOOOOOOOOOOOO CONTROVERSIAL

Digital Homicide is suing Jim Sterling for alleged slander.

Nintendo is STILL deleting levels from Super Mario Maker without explanation.

Square Enix has basically given up on Vita in the west.

SMASH!! 

The Superman Game That Killed a Beloved Game Studio (Kotaku)

Civilization V: The Kotaku Re-Review (Kotaku)

Twitch Boobie Streamer Says She’s Done Showing Cleavage (Kotaku)

DISCUSSION

This week, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Podcast Pirates discuss a few examples of alcohol in games – but with an expected Game Buoy twist, they also mention some serious examples of how alcohol use and abuse is treated in games.

SPOTLIGHT PRINCESS

First Mate Slagkick discusses the original, the class, The Legend of Zelda! He shares his thoughts on why, although this is a popular and beloved game, he feels it is underappreciated when compared to other Zelda games.

RUMOUR HAS IT

Did Nintendo do for Beyond Good & Evil 2 what they did for Bayo?

WHAT’S UP

Captain Spike has thoughts about The Division, Pokken Tournament, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, and Fire Emblem Fates. First Mate Slagkick has been mostly playing Pokemon, but also tried out the new Smash patch with Spike.

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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