Game Buoy Podcast Episode 115 – The King of Swing: Celebrating Donkey Kong’s 35th Birthday!

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, July 10, 2016, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick celebrate 35 years of the King of Swing – Donkey Kong!

FOLLOW UPS

http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/5/12099272/red-dead-redemption-backward-compatibility-xbox-one
http://kotaku.com/red-dead-redemption-runs-better-on-xbox-one-1783344303
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/04/azure-striker-gunvolts-bundle-features-games-north-america-september-30/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/03/999-zero-escape-virtues-last-reward-ports-confirmed-anime-expo-2016/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/01/pokkn-tournament-adding-new-playable-pokmon-arcade-version-july/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/09/dead-alive-xtreme-3s-vr-update-launches-october-13-2016/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/09/king-fighters-mai-shiranui-join-dead-alive-5-last-round-september/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/08/blazblue-central-fiction-trailer-highlights-newcomer-es-xblaze/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/07/piece-7th-dragon-iii-code-vfd-dlc-will-free-week-launch/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/07/final-fantasy-vii-finally-available-android/
http://kotaku.com/evolve-goes-free-to-play-on-pc-1783274885
http://steamed.kotaku.com/team-fortress-2-finally-getting-competitive-mode-update-1783220623#_ga=1.173213923.1563636492.1421639083

RELEASE INFO

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/05/final-fantasy-xivs-patch-3-35-will-release-july-19th/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/01/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-coming-october-bringing-dj-steve-aoki/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/07/resident-evil-4-brings-extra-content-console-august-30/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/06/shin-megami-tensei-iv-apocalypse-release-americas-september-20-2016/
http://kotaku.com/from-pc-to-mobile-and-back-again-fallout-shelter-the-1783398910

OMG NEWS

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/08/sonys-adam-boyes-announces-leaving-playstation-return-game-development/
http://www.usgamer.net/articles/sega-acquires-endless-space-dev-strengthens-strategy-stable
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/05/second-ninja-usagimaru-game-coming-north-america/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/04/idol-death-game-tv-announced-d3-publishers-newest-ps-vita-title/
http://kotaku.com/skullgirls-goes-mobile-with-a-fighting-rpg-spinoff-1783033291
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/08/valkyrie-drive-bhikkhuni-headed-north-america-europe-ps-vita-2016/

SOOOOOOO CONTROVERSIAL

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/05/square-enix-no-plans-bring-star-ocean-second-evolution-ps4-vita-west/
http://steamed.kotaku.com/why-people-are-flipping-out-over-the-counter-strike-gam-1783369102#_ga=1.1682673.1563636492.1421639083

DOOM AND GLOOM

http://kotaku.com/splatoons-final-splatfest-is-already-tearing-everyone-a-1782883485
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/06/30/littlebigplanet-series-online-services-ending-japan-july-31/
http://kotaku.com/watch-out-for-world-of-warcrafts-newest-gold-stealing-s-1783299905

SMASH HIT!

http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/5/11819438/starcraft-ghost-what-went-wrong
http://kotaku.com/pokemon-go-could-be-a-death-sentence-for-a-black-man-1783388743

 

DISCUSSION

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick celebrate 35 years of the King of Swing – Donkey Kong! From his breakthrough debut in arcades, to well-loved platformers, to more recent experimental efforts, this Kong’s one hell of a guy – and the Podcast Pirates look at the development and release history of these iconic games.

RUMOUR HAS IT

http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/5/12101548/killer-instinct-survey-crackdown-perfect-dark-halo-dlc

WHAT’S UP

Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick have been playing Civ V, WoW, and Pokemon Go.

 

SOCIAL LINKS

This week we celebrate 35 years of Donkey Kong! What are your favorite games involving Nintendo’s great ape?

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