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 Monday, September 1, 2014, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss news from PAX Prime and Sony’s pre-Tokyo Game Show event!
– The GaymerX team has launched a Kickstarter for next year’s convention, GX3: Everyone Games!
– Twitch has been purchased by Amazon for just shy of $1 billion.
– Mario Kart 8 DLC is coming for $8 a pack or $12 for a 2-in-1 bundle!
– Pokken Tournament, from Nintendo and Bandai Namco, will be coming to Japanese arcades in 2015!
– Margaret has been confirmed as paid DLC in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s North American release.
– Mistwalker’s mobile game Terra Battle will come to home consoles if 2 million people download the game (along with other “stretch goals”)!
– Yakuza Zero will take place in 1988 and serve as a direct prequel to the first game in the series.
– A slew of new DLC, including anime themes, is making its way to the 3DS incarnation of Taiko no Tatsujin.
– Inti Creates and Inafune are talking about releasing Mighty Gunvolt DLC.
– Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is getting three new playable characters!
– World of Warcraft’s development team is already working on the next expansion pack.
– The first run of Final Fantasy Explorers will include Onion Knight armor.
– The latest batch of Theatrhythm DLC includes the battle theme from Advent Children!
– Dragon Age: Inquisition’s four player co-op mode will be separate from the campaign and focus on getting loot in randomly generated dungeons.
– Deep Down’s public beta has been delayed to 2015.
– Saint’s Row 4 is coming to Xbox One and PS4!
– Fantasy Life’s expansion pack content has been confirmed for western release.
– Nintendo has announced the lineup and pricing for the first wave of amiibo.
– Gone Home is coming to Wii U!
– Virtua Fighter’s Akira will be a playable character in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.
– Peggle 2 is on its way to PS4.
– Update 6 for Titanfall will add 8-on-8 pilot combat with no bots.
– Platinum Games will release their game based on The Legend of Korra on October 21.
– Gauntlet has been delayed to September 23.
– Mega Man X4, X5, and Zero are on Playstation Network in September.
– Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham hits a console near you November 11.
– Costume Quest 2 will be getting an October 7 launch on Steam.
– The hair witch bitch is BACK when Bayonetta 2 hits Wii U on October 24! YASSSSS!
– Super Smash Bros. will have a spectator mode for both versions of the game!
– Changing the difficulty in Smash 3DS’s Classic Mode will have effects on rewards and more!
– Xenoblade’s Shulk has been confirmed for Smash Bros.
– Riki from Xenoblade will be an assist trophy!
– Buying both versions of Smash Bros. will earn you a pair of soundtrack CDs!
– Nintendo has announced the New 3DS and New 3DS LL, more powerful iterations of the 3DS handhelds.
– Xenoblade Chronicles will be ported to New 3DS!
– Monster Hunter 4G and Smash Bros. 3DS will be getting New 3DS bundles.
– A Mario Kart 7 2DS bundle will be coming to retailers for the same price as the base system, in three new colors.
– Ultimate NES Remix is coming to 3DS later this year.
– Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is now available for pre-order.
– Classic Capcom fighting games are coming back to Japanese arcades!
– Gundam Breaker 2 will feature 100 gunpla for you to break and collect.
– Ragnarok Odyssey Ace has been updated with a boss rush mode and daily quests.
DOOM AND GLOOM
– Capcom is suing Koei Tecmo for patent infringment.
– 320 people were laid off by Nintendo of Europe at the beginning of this month.
– Dave Cox has left Konami after 17 years.
PAX PRIME 2014
– BioWare has announced Shadow Realms, a 4-on-1 action RPG that emulates playing against a dungeon master.
– Mew-genics has been put on hold.
– Fantasia: Music Evolved’s full setlist has been revealed.
– H1Z1 is a game that puts the survival in survival horror, as both zombies and bears will be chasing you.
– Final Fantasy Type-0 will launch within the next year.
– Saint’s Row: Gat Out of Hell will be both DLC for Saint’s Row 4 and a standalone title, and features Johnny Gat and Kinzie rescuing the President from Hell.
– Super Meat Boy Forever will be an endless runner for PC and tablets.
PRE-TGS SONY CONFERENCE
– Disgaea 5 has been announced for PS4!
– A new Way of the Samurai game is in the works for Vita.
– Luminous Arc Infinity has been announced for Vita.
– A new Hot Shots Golf project is in development for PS4 and will focus on social gameplay.
– Bloodborne will be out on February 5 in Japan.
– Resident Evil Revelations 2 was revealed and will hit Japan in early 2015.
– God Eater 2: Rage Burst has been announced for PS4 and Vita.
– PlayStation 4 is getting a new Gundam game next year.
– A new Ys game is coming to PS4 and Vita.
– Senran Kagura Estival Versus has been announced for PS4.
– Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is coming to PS4.
– Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is coming to PS3 and PS4.
– The HD remaster of the Resident Evil remake will have professional Japanese voiceovers.
– Persona 5 is coming to both PS3 and PS4!
– Dragon Quest Heroes, a new action RPG, is in development for PS4!
RUMOR HAS IT
– A recent leak showing gameplay of Shulk in Smash Bros. leaves the Podcast Pirates wondering if Bowser Jr. is also going to be in the game…
– PEGI has rated Nano Assault Neo X for PS4.
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