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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, May 24, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick look at the history of games from the Marvel Comics universe!
– Igarashi-san has launched a Kickstarter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
– More Guitar Hero Live tracks have been announced.
– Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi] has been announced for smartphones.
– Guillermo del Toro has been left “reeling” after the cancellation of Silent Hills.
– Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae Version 2.0 is coming early in June.
– Terra Battle has a new chapter and new music from Yasunori Mitsuda-san.
– Towerfall: Dark World is now available for PS4 and PC, with the Vita veresion on its way.
– Sega has removed mobile games that no longer meet its standards.
– Blizzard wants Hearthstone to last many years, without just relying on new card releases.
– Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R is coming to PC on Steam.
– Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition is out on June 23.
– Lego Jurassic World is out on June 12.
– Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2’s PC release has been moved up to May 29.
– Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3 will be out on July 3.
– Hit mobile RPG Monster Strike is coming to 3DS.
– Grandia II is being remastered for PC release via Steam.
– All of Ubisoft’s titles, aside from Just Dance, will be exclusively for current gen consoles.
– Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
– Pushmo gets a 3DS free to play title in Japan.
– Dragon Quest VIII is getting a 3DS re-release with enhancements.
– Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence has been announced for North American and European release.
– The Danganronpa manga has been licensed by Dark Horse in the U.S.
– Valdis Story: Abyssal City is getting new bosses and playable characters.
– Fantastic Boyfriends, a gay Japanese dating sim, is getting an English version.
– Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon has been announced for 3DS.
– Super Robet Taisen BX’s first trailer has been released.
– Samurai Warriors 4-II is coming west this October.
– Samuray Warriors Chronicles 3 is coming to 3DDS and Vita this June in the west.
– Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII has been announced for PC, PS3, and PS4.
– Konami made YouTube take down a video critical of their current situation with Kojima.
– Microsoft punished Gears of War leakers by making their Xbox Ones offline only.
– A massive wave of bans was issued to hopefully fix WoW’s PVP.
– Controversial opinion time: Destiny’s new expansion made the game way better.
This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick look at the long history of Marvel Comics franchises in gaming! From the earliest releases for the Atari 2600, to the golden age of Marvel arcade games, to modern offerings, the Podcast Pirates discuss the hits and misses.
SMASH!! (new title pending)
– Interview: Castlevania’s Former Keeper Returns with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (USGamer)
What a wonderful night to have a KS! Igarashi-san answers all the burning questions about his newest Igavania.
– Your Save Data Tells A Story (GamesRadar)
A great piece in which collecting used memory cards allows the author to see the “story” of how gamers play.
SOCIAL LINKS QUESTION OF THE WEEK
This week we’re talking about our favorite games based on Marvel Comics comics! Do you have a favorite?
FB Bonus Question: What Marvel franchise has not yet been turned into a game that you would like to see in video game form?
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