Game Buoy Podcast Episode 42B – Getto Da Ze! A Game Buoy Spotlight on Pokemon

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! This second part of a two-part episode was recorded on Saturday, November 30, 2013. This week, First Mate Slagkick leads a discussion on the history of the Pokemon franchise!


POKEMON, GETTO DA ZE! This week, First Mate Slagkick and Captain Spike look at one of the biggest jewels in Nintendo’s crown – the wildly successful Pokemon franchise! Fifteen years ago, Pokemon Red and Blue hit North American shores and started a multimedia sensation. With October’s release of Pokemon X and Y,  the Podcast Pirates have been feeling the Pokemania come back with a vengeance. In this episode, First Mate Slagkick and Captain Spike a look back at the series as a whole and see how it’s evolved over the years – no pun intended. They start by looking at the history of Game Freak – from its humble roots as a gaming ‘zine to its near bankruptcy while developing the original Pocket Monsters game. Next, the Podcast Pirates look at each generation of Pokemon games in detail, sharing personal anecdotes as well as information about each game. Then, First Mate Slagkick and Captain Spike examine the legacy of Pokemon through its status as a media franchise and its impact on the gaming industry. Finally, the Podcast Pirates discuss the current state of the franchise and look ahead to the future of Pokemon.

Theme music for this episode is from Pokemon Reorchestrated – go support them today!

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