Game Buoy Podcast Episode 88 – Mutilation Is The Most Sincere Form Of Flattery

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, July 26, 2015, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss some notable examples of spiritual sequels in gaming!


Street Fighter V’s new fighter, Necalli, has been revealed.

Tremor is the newest DLC character for Mortal Kombat X.

Devil’s Third will be published by Nintendo of America and is coming in Q4 2015.

Super Robot Wars X-Ω will bring mecha from 28 different series to iOS and Android.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is coming to Vita on August 18.

Fallout Shelter will be released on Android August 13.


Persona 4: Dancing All Night releases on September 29.

Life is Strange: Episode 4 arrives on July 28.


A first trailer has been released for Odin Sphere Leifdrasir.

Atlus and Vanillaware are working on a new project together.

Seth Killian is working on Rising Thunder, a fighting game that will teach you the basics of fighting games.

Sekai Project has announced Tenshin Ranman and four other visual novel localizations.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic III has gotten a official update ten years after release.

Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace are teaming up for a new RPG.

Pokken Tournment will have U.S. location tests at Dave & Busters.

Dragon Quest of the Stars is an upcoming free to play game for Android and iOS.

Nintendo is teaming up with DigiPen Signapore to produce more 3DS games and encourage the local indie game development scene.

Blade Arcus from Shining EX, the home console version of the fighter, is heading to PS3 and PS4.

League of Legends has gotten a pirate makeover!



Street Fighter V’s beta has been suffering extended maintenance.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will hit PC in early 2016 and PS4 in time for holiday 2016.

Nintendo is shutting down the Wii U’s TVii service next month.

A suspended League of Legends pro admitted that he power leveled an account for money.

Rust causes controversy once again as female characters will be added to the game, but won’t be able to be chosen or changed.


This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick look at spiritual successors. Whether a game was changed to a new IP during development, made by the same creative team but done elsewhere, or revived by original creators using Kickstarter, the Podcast Pirates look at some notable examples of spiritual successors, how they came to be, and what they share with their original games.




This week we’re talking about spiritual successors! What’s your favorite? Any you’re looking forward to?


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 gay video game Prairie Home Companion

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

Joystick Jockeys, two LGBTQ gamers who love games and love talking about them

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