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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, June 14, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo World Championships and Bethesda conference!
PRE-3 NEWS BITS
– Xeodrifter has been confirmed for Wii U, and Renegade Kid is considering cross-buy capability with the 3DS version.
– Super Meat Boy is coming to PS4 and Vita later this year!
– Sonic Boom was a flop, but Sonic Dash suggests a promising future for the blue blur on smartphones.
– For some reason, Sega announced Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, which has nothing to do with Game of Thrones and nobody asked for it.
– Mega Man Legacy Collection from Backbone Entertainment will feature the first six games in the series and will release for 3DS, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
– Dragon’s Dogma Online launches in Japan on August 31.
– Angry Birds Lego sets are coming.
– Square Enix has announced a 5v5 shooter, Figure Head.
– Dark Souls 3 has been confirmed for early 2016 release thanks to promotional artwork.
– Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst has been officially announced and will be shown at E3.
– Quenser from Heavy Object is coming to Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.
– Chris Avellone has left Obsidian Entertainment.
– Platinum Games are developing Transformers: Devastation, a character action game!
– Some of the rarest amiibo are going to be restocked soon!
– Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s Kickstarter ended with over $5.5 million raised and all its stretch goals hit!
OCULUS RIFT CONFERENCE
– Oculus Rift is coming in early 2016.
– Insomniac Games has announced Edge of Nowhere, a Rift game.
– Lucas is joined by Street Fighter’s Ryu and our boy Roy along with Mii costumes and three new stages!
NINTENDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
– Nintendo has announced a new 3DS title, BlastBall!
– Earthbound Beginnings, AKA Mother 1, is available NOW for Virtual Console on Wii U!
– Doom is coming in Spring 2016!
– Dishonored 2 has been announced for Spring 2016 release and features a playable female protagonist!
– Dishonored: Definitive Edition is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC this fall.
– Elder Scrolls Legends is…a mobile social card game currently in development.
– Fallout Shelter, a free to play iOS title, was released by surprise tonight!
– Fallout 4 hits on November 10 and aims to be the most expansive Fallout title yet.
E3 is ramping up! The Nintendo World Championship just ended, did you watch it? What did you think?
Next up: The Bethesda Software showcase! Be sure to watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KApp699WdE and tweet your thoughts to us after the show!
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