Game Buoy Podcast Episode 63 – I have dreamed a dream ~15 Years of the Sega Dreamcast~

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, September 7, 2014, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Dreamcast by looking back at the short and bittersweet life of Sega’s console swan song.

FOLLOW-UPS

Disgaea 5 will have more volume than any other game in the series to date.

Alone in the Dark: Illumination hits PC in November.

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- has added a new gunner girl character!

Mighty No. 9 has begun its backers-only beta.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival is coming to Wii U Virtual Console.

Sony has filed to renew its Vib-Ribbon trademark in Europe!

Bayonetta’s Nintendo costumes will also appear in Bayonetta 2, along with a Bayo 2 exclusive StarFox costume! YASSSSSS!

Rhythm of Fighters is going free to play and will compensate those who paid for it with free songs.

Mortal Kombat X will release on April 14, 2015, and Goro is a pre-order bonus.

Super Smash Bros. will have an endurance battle mode where you fight every character in waves, in chronological order.

Destiny can now be preloaded, and servers will go live at midnight PST.

OMG NEWS

Until January 15, you will be able to upgrade digital copies of Destiny from PS3 to PS4 and Xbox 360 to Xbox One.

Marvelous is working on a Story of Seasons (Harvest Moon) and PoPoLoCrois 3DS RPG crossover!

Capcom is working on a “next generation fighting game” with Dimps!

Square Enix is bringing Deadman’s Cross and Rise of Mana to Vita.

Oculus and Samsung are teaming up for a Samsung Gear VR headset, coming later this year.

Harmonix Music VR is coming to Samsung Gear VR.

The Room Three hits iOS and Android in Spring 2015.

Hello Kitty & Sanrio Friends 3D Racing is coming to the 3DS.

Frozen Synapse Prime hits Vita on September 23.

An updated version of Attack on Titan is headed to 3DS.

Mind Zero is coming to Steam.

The Behemoth’s new game is Game 4, a turn based strategy game for PC and Xbox One.

Run Sackboy, Run is a free to play endless runner for Vita and mobile that will have in-game rewards for LBP3.

WayForward is developing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze, a Metroidvania game!

A Robin Williams tribute NPC has been confirmed in the Warlords of Draenor beta.

A full Hearthstone expansion is coming “soon,” and iPhone and Android versions will be out by the end of the year.

PS4 Remote Play is coming to new Xperia Z3 tablets.

DOOM AND GLOOM

ZeniMax Online has  laid off members of its Elder Scrolls Online team.

DISCUSSION

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Dreamcast by looking back at the short and bittersweet life of Sega’s console swan song. They start by looking at the position Sega was in at the time – desperately in need of a new console after repeated hardware failures. Then, the Podcast Pirates explore the development of the Dreamcast, including two dueling design concepts and Microsoft’s involvement. Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss the Dreamcast’s successful North American launch, including the largest launch library ever at that time – but sadly, the success was short lived. The Podcast Pirates examine what killed the Dreamcast and caused Sega to cease production of hardware in the first quarter of 2001. However, in celebration of the console’s legacy, Spike and Slagkick share some of the amazing software gems for the system, as well as the system’s notable technical aspects and why Dreamcast gaming is worth getting into, even 15 years later.

RUMOR HAS IT

“WHAT A WONDERFUL NIGHT TO HAVE A KS” – is this zany flyer from the Mighty No. 9 panel at PAX confirmation that Koji Igarashi is going to be launching a Kickstarter with Comcept to create a new Metroidvania with Inti Creates?!?!?!?!

Beyond: Two Souls PS4 trophies hint at a Director’s Cut.

An alleged Wal-Mart flyer shows red and blue Smash Bros. 3DS XL systems, available September 19 for $199.96.

Ouya is reportedly in talks with Google and Tencent, among others, about acquisition.

 SMASH

About Gamergate (Kotaku)

Stephen Totilo provides a level-headed look at the Gamergate controversy without resorting to sensationalist reporting, instead trying to emphasize that most gamers, journalists, and developers are good people and how it’s important for everyone’s voice to be heard respectfully.

Your Voice Matters: How Fans Revived Final Fantasy Type-0 for the West (and Maybe Dragon Quest VII as Well) (USGamer)

Kat Bailey and Jeremy Parish sit down with Hajime Tataba-san and discuss how fan feedback prompted the localization of Final Fantasy Type-0 for western audiences, and how fans respectfully using their voices can impact publishers’ decisions.

WHAT’S UP

Captain Spike has been playing Azure Striker Gunvolt, while he and Slagkick have both been enjoying Mario Kart 8 and WoW. (Sound familiar?)

SOCIAL LINKS

This week we’re celebrating the Dreamcast! It’s been 15 years since the North American release, what was your experience with the DC? Did you pick it up on 9/9/99? What are your favorite Dreamcast games?

EXITLUDE

Qoopa Klub, an award-winning* Nintendo-centric LGBT podcast (*award is from their moms)

Orange Lounge Radio, where EVERY gamer has a voice

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

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

Nintendo Fun Club, a podcast about platformers, positivity, and pop-punk

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

La Palanca Podcast, podcast por y para gay gamers latinoamericános en español

X-Nation, an awesome podcast focusing on Marvel’s Mighty Mutants

The Starboard Power Coupling Podcast, a Star Trek podcast you hope doesn’t fail

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