Game Buoy Podcast Episode 29 – A New Challenger Appears: Xbox One Reveal Event

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, May 25, 2013, Captain Spike and Slagkick talk about the Xbox One reveal event and their first impressions of Microsoft’s upcoming console.


Yakuza 1 & 2 HD hits Japanese Wii U systems on August 8.

Shantae will finally arrive on 3DS Virtual Console on June 20!

Dead or Alive 2‘s Ein and Virtua Fighter‘s Jacky Bryant will be playable characters in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.

Kaworu has been added to the limited edition Japanese-only Puzzle & Dragons X Rebuild of Evangelion promotion.

The entire collection of Capcom Arcade Cabinet games is now available as a $30 bundle.

Firaxis has released a new trailer showing off the new policies and ideologies systems for Civilization 5: Brave New World, which hits July 9.

Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD, comprising the first three games, will be coming to iOS on May 30.

Sega has teased six Sonic: Lost World characters, and more info will be revealed on May 29.

The Pokémon Company and Game Freak will be presenting a Pokémon X & Y developer discussion during E3, from 6:30-7:30 pm on June 11.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launches August 27 with standard, digital, and collector’s editions for PC and PS3.


Dead or Alive Ultimate 5 will be available in a $245 “Kasumi and Momiji” limited edition package.

The World Ends With You Live Remix is now available on Android devices from the Google Play store.

Arc System Works has announced Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-.

Blazblue Alter Memory, an anime series based on BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, will air in Japan this fall.

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition has been konfirmed for PC and is koming out digitally on July 3, with a retail release a month later.

Skullgirls is coming to Japanese arcades!

One Piece: Ultimate World Red will be a Monster Hunter style game for 3DS.

Ninja Theory is joining forces with Chillingo on a free to play brawler called Fightback for Android and iOS.


– Microsoft’s Conference is June 10 at 9:30am PST

– EA’s Conference is June 10 at 1:00pm PST

– Ubisoft’s Conference is June 10 at 3:00pm PST

– Sony’s Conference is June 10 at 6:00pm PST

– Nintendo’s E3 Direct is June 11, 7:00am PST


This week, the Podcast Pirates dive in to Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal event and share their initial thoughts about the next-gen all-in-one multimedia console. Microsoft spent a lot of time showing off its TV functionality and how it will leverage its Halo IP through television, as well as a focus on sports – plus a spotlight on the Call of Duty: Ghosts dog. But is this a sign of Microsoft’s approach to the new console generation? With hardly any focus on games and a lack of exclusive IPs shown at the event, did Microsoft plan the Xbox One reveal this way because they plan to show off more games at E3? The bigger question is, what will it take for Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick to become genuinely interested in purchasing an Xbox One? Tune in for answers to these questions as the Podcast Pirates address the facts and fears about Microsoft’s entry into the eighth console generation.


Did Batman’s voice actor inadvertently confirm that a new Batman: Arkham game is in development?


The Social Links Question of the Week was:

“This week we saw what Microsoft has in store for the future of the Xbox. What do you think? Getting one? What software looks good to you?

Many listeners responded, and the overwhelming response was that they are not interested or need to wait until after E3 to make a more informed decision.

There was also some feedback regarding the past two episodes, as well as some amazing new fanart from @nintendoug!


– Qoopa Klub, a Nintendo-centric LGBT podcast

– Orange Lounge Radio, where EVERY gamer has a voice

– Gayme Bar, the podcast that “fills your brain with hours of gay video game commentary”

– Nerdgasm Network, the wildest 3 hours of shock jock video game radio

– Horde House, the show about all things online gaming but NEVER too seriously

– Girls Gone WoW, for a female perspective on the world’s most popular MMO

– Video Game Outsiders, a podcast for the “average gamer”

– Theme music by Zelda Reorchestrated

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