Game Buoy Podcast Episode 75 – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Kirby): A Game Buoy Spotlight on Kirby

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, March 15, 2015, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick take a look back on the history of everyone’s favorite pink puffball, Kirby!

FOLLOW-UPS

tri-Ace’s new parent company says it will continue making games for consoles.

Xseed is localizing Senran KAgura 2: Deep Crimson for western release.

Xseed is also bringing Onechanbara Z2: Chaos to North America and Europe.

Dontnod has the story ready for Remember Me 2…Capcom just needs to make the game, now.

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight is coming west this summer.

Keiji Inafune’s 3DS title, Kaio: King of Pirates, has sadly been canceled.

RELEASE DATES

Chroma Squad is coming out on April 30!

Magicka 2 brings its fun brand of co-op to PC and PS4 on May 26.

Knights of Pen and Paper 2 will be out on May 14.

OMG NEWS

Street Fighter Battle Combination is a cross-generational mobile card brawler involving different incarnations of the world warriors.

Sonic-like platform Freedom Planet is on its way to the Wii U eShop!

Game Freak is working with Sega for its side scrolling PC, PS4, and Xbox One game, Tembo the Badass Elephant.

Lost Dimension will be localized in English and published by NIS America.

Holy Dungeon is a new treasure digging RPG with a story by FFIV’s Takashi Tokita.

Super Dodge Ball is back with the iOS and Android release, Kunio-kun Hot Blooded Dodge Ball All-Stars!

Upsilon Circuit is an upcoming 4v4 online game with audience participation, and if you die while playing it, you can never play it again.

Marvelous has aquired the Data East library!

Level-5’s upcoming event will reveal a major new project, in addition to more details on Fantasy Life 2, Yo-Kai Watch 3, and the next Professor Layton game.

Yo-Kai Watch Busters is a new spinoff based on a game mode in Yo-Kai Watch 2.

DISCUSSION

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick take a look at the history of everyone’s favorite pink puffball, Kirby! From his modest beginnings on the Game Boy to a wide variety of experimental games, the Podcast Pirates discuss the evolution of HAL Laboratory’s well-loved franchise.

WHAT’S UP

Captain Spike has been playing Cities: Skylines. First Mate Slagkick has been playing Kirby and the Amazing Mirror.

SOCIAL LINKS

This week we talk Nintendo’s most experimental series. No, not Pikmin, KIRBY!!! What’s your favorite game starring the loveable puffball?

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”

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

Tables, Ladders, & Podcast, a professional wrestling podcast for the common man

MultiTap Podcast, a discussion in the round about gaming then and now

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