Game Buoy Podcast Episode 95 – Episode Ninty-Five: A Game Buoy Flashlight on Luigi’s Mansion

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, October 25, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick shine a Game Buoy Flashlight on Luigi’s Mansion!

FOLLOW-UPS

Square Enix has announced details about the upcoming 3.1 patch for Final Fantasy XIV.

Mario Tennis Ultra Smash will feature online functionality and amiibo support.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is adding online battles.

Destiny’s Trials of Osiris will be returning on Friday.

RELEASE DATES!

Batman: Arkham Knight gets its PC re-release on October 28.

Knights of Pen and Paper 2 is now available on PC, Mac, and Linux.

Electronic Super Joy, a musical platformer, is coming to Wii U on November 5.

BlazBlue: Central Fiction gets its Japanese arcade launch in late November.

Dissidia Final Fantasy launches in Japanese arcades on November 26.

Lighting Returns will hit PC some time around December.

OMG NEWS

Your Wiimote is a flashlight in the Wii U version of Slender: the Arrival!

Pikachu is headed to Build-a-Bear Workshop in early 2016.

Wii U is getting its own version of SmileBASIC.

Yo-Kai watch is getting a 2DS bundle.

DOOM AND GLOOM

Sony does not have any first party development going on for Vita.

SOOOOOOOOOOO CONTROVERSIAL

Some Harmonix employees posted Amazon reviews for Rock Band 4.

Destiny’s development was kind of a hot mess.

SMASH!!

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Jason Schreier sits down with Kim Swift to shed some light on games development and why the Destiny debacle was a thing.

DISCUSSION

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss the Luigi’s Mansion franchise! The GameCube launch title delighted many with its unique gameplay mechanics and clever puzzles, and the series lives on with recent appearances in the form of minigames, a 3DS sequel, and an on-rails arcade shooter!

RUMOR HAS IT

Hideo Kojima has reportedly left Konami.

Valkyria of the Blue Revolution has been trademarked by Sega.

SOCIAL LINKS

This week we’re shining a Game Buoy Flashlight on Luigi’s Mansion! What do you think of the playfully spooky series?

Facebook Bone-Chilling Bonus: What would you like to see in possible future installments of the franchise?

WHAT’S UP

First Mate Slagkick talks shop about Super Mario Maker and Read Only Memories. Captain Spike chops it up about Super Mario Maker and Destiny.

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