Game Buoy Podcast Episode 41 – Another Challenger Appears!! Enter: Playstation 4

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, November 17, 2013, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss the launch of the Playstation 4 and their first impressions of the new console.

FOLLOW-UPS

Wii Mini is launching in the U.S. at a $100 price point and will include Mario Kart Wii.

The collector’s edition of Dragon Ball Z: Battle Z will come with a Goku figurine.

Valve has announced that they won’ t be developing exclusive games for SteamOS or Steam Machines.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is making its way to North America in March 2014

An Angry Birds crossover is making its way to Puzzle & Dragons!

Capcom producer Motohide Eshiro wants to remake Final Fight and other classic Capcom side scrollers.

Ultra Street Fighter IVwill be coming to consoles sometime after April 2014.

A recently announced Super Mario Galaxy stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will have gravity effects!

Kirby Triple Deluxe is coming to 3DS in January 2014.

OMG NEWS

Sony has launched a Pocketstation app for Vita in Japan.

Nintendo has bought stock in Nico Nico Douga’s parent compay.

– Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate has a new Gothic Lolita charcter, Marie Rose!

Taiko no Tatsujin for Wii U will have a variety of gaming tunes, including a Pokémon X & Y battle medley!

NINTENDO DIRECT

Nintendo eShop has started putting series of games on sale!

An upcoming update for 3DS and Wii U will finally combine eShop accounts and bring Nintendo Network ID to 3DS.

Captain Olimar will be playable in new Pikmin 3 DLC available this December.

YouTube is coming to 3DS soon, and the Wii U app will get an update.

Nintendo Pocket Football Club has been announced for Europe.

Bravely Default will be launching on February 7 in the U.S. and includes all the For the Sequel content, and there will be a collector’s edition available!

– Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy hits the U.S. on February 28.

Rosalina will be an unlockable playable character in Super Mario 3D World!

DISCUSSION PART 1: PS4 LAUNCH NEWS

Metal Gear Solid V will have a Playstation-exclusive mission starring Classic Snake from the original Metal Gear Solid, complete with low polygon count models!

Sony has once again teased The Last Guardian.

Towerfall: Acension, an expanded version of the Ouya killer app, will be coming to PS4.

The Destiny beta is coming first to PS3 and PS4.

Infamous: Second Son is coming in March 2014.

Naughty Dog has announced a new Uncharted game for PS4.

One million PS4s were sold to customers in the first 24 hours of the launch.

The PS4 “Blue Light of Death” has no clear fix yet.

DISCUSSION PART 2: PLAYSTATION 4 LAUNCH AND IMPRESSIONS

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss the launch of the Playstation 4 and their first impressions of the new console! After discussing what this means for gaming and the eighth generation of consoles, the Podcast Pirates provide a Buyer’s Guide for the various bundles available (if you are lucky enough to find one in stock) and a rundown of all 24 launch games, including their thoughts on the PS4 games they have played so far.

SMASH OR TRASH

SMASH: The Lost Promises of Shadow of the Colossus (USGamer)

A short but thoughtful article reflecting on the masterpiece Shadow of the Colossus and how it hinted at a potential evolution of gaming that remains unfulfilled.

TRASH: Sony Releases List of Things the Playstation 4 Can’t Do (Penny Arcade Report)

The Penny Arcade Report, initially a bastion of what games journalism SHOULD be, has finally become a Kotaku-esque snark-a-palooza, baiting trolls for hits.

WHAT’S UP

Captain Spike has been playing Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and Fortune Street. Slagkick has been working towards the Pokémon Y endgame and shares about his Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Super Smash Bros. Melee playtime with Captain Spike and Space Pirate Ben.

SOCIAL LINKS

The Social Links Question of the Week is:

“This week, we’re talking about the PS4 launch. Do you plan on getting one now? If not, will you ever?”

Facebook bonus question: What are you hoping to see from the PS4 a year or two down the line? Any PS legacy franchises you’d like to see come back?

EXITLUDE

– Qoopa Klub, a Nintendo-centric LGBT podcast

– Orange Lounge Radio, where EVERY gamer has a voice

Video Game Realness, serving up a weekly dose of gaming chit chat among friends

Geek Charisma, a podcast that is everything geek

Neshoba Talks With You About Video Games, a two hour weekly show with guests from around the world

Game Over Take Over, your one-stop shop to “GO TO” for geekery galore

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

– Nerdgasm Network, the wildest shock jock video game radio show on the internet

– 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”

The Gnerd Podcast, pop culture rants from a gay nerd perspective

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