Go Round – WinBack

October 22, 2014 1 comment

This week the Go Rounders try their hand at espionage. As you can imagine it doesn’t go well. The problem with being a spy is that you have to be quiet, and you have to know what you’re doing, and you have to be able to execute basic tasks… these are all things that never happen on Go Rounds.

Angry Birds Transformers Is More Fun Than I Want to Admit

October 21, 2014 1 comment

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Angry Birds is one of those franchises that has a pretty polarizing effect on people. Early on I was one of those people that couldn’t really understand the fad and why there was so much attention on a game that was mediocre at best. The touchy game play and unpredictable physics left me scratching my head. I just didn’t get it. I pretty much ignored the franchise in the early days and said the fad would pass. It didn’t. It’s never really gone away. There are still people to this day that get excited for the announcement of new Angry Birds stuff and the games continue to come out on a pretty consistent basis.

When Angry Birds Trilogy released on DS we were sent a review copy and I gave the franchise another go just to see if it would click with me. It did this time. I think it was the more precise control scheme offered on the 3DS using the stylus that finally won me over. I could see what I was doing without my hands in the way. I was able to get birds to launch where I wanted them to go more often. It finally made me realize the franchise could be fun. I wouldn’t consider myself a fan, but I understood why people enjoyed the game. Since then I’ve sort of kept an eye on it and downloaded a few games here and there to try out. It’s been the releases of Angry Birds Star Wars that kept me playing through every level and now there is another licensed tie in that’s got me hooked; Angry Birds Transformers.

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Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 235

October 20, 2014 1 comment

podcast logo 2-2-14We just can’t keep Ethan away as he sits in for the absent Micah. What do you have to look forward to on this episode? Ethan gets tired of cleaning up after his digital pet while Shannon learns new Project Diva secrets. Tony changes birds into robots and Shelby tries to fill the wholes in his heart. Get ready for a soda-spraying, PSO-missing, statistics-hating episode of the Nintendo Okie Podcast. Nintendos disguised as okies disguised as podcasts.

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Starring – Tony, Shannon, Ethan, Shelby
Run time – 1:40:04

I know what you’re thinking. “I wish I could send an email to my favorite podcast.” Well I can’t help you as I have no idea what podcast is your favorite. However, you can send an email to us; podcast@nintendo-okie.com. Since you have already lowered your standards, you should join our Facebook group and follow us on Twitter. Then go subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Go Round – WWE 2K14

October 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Epic battle!

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

October 16, 2014 Leave a comment

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I first read the Lord of the Rings after watching Peter Jackson’s first film in the series back in 2001. I know, I know. You’d think someone who’s as big a fan of these books as me would have read them when I was five years old, but I didn’t. I knew of them, but hadn’t read them. Since then I’ve read them all at least once a year and gotten deep into many of the other Middle Earth stories written by Professor JRR Tolkien. When I heard about Shadow of Mordor and the parts of Middle Earth lore it would be exploring I was excited, to say the least. When I saw that it was taking parts of my favorite game franchise of all time and implementing them into the world of Middle Earth I was even more excited. I’m glad to say that this game held up to my lofty expectations and then some.

What You Need to Know

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor puts you in the role of Talion, a ranger that is part of a group tasked with keeping watch over the Black Gate to Mordor. The game starts with your family (and yourself) being killed by servants of Sauron. Somehow you survive and seek out revenge on those that took your family from you. The game is an open world action game where you can take on numerous side missions, collect artifacts, upgrade weapons and skills and hunt wild beasts.

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Behold! The Master Cycle!

October 16, 2014 Leave a comment

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Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart 8 is getting DLC and many people have already pre-ordered the bundle of two packs that will be available. The first pack of DLC will be launching in November and includes a character from The Legend of Zelda for the first time. Link will be making his racing debut and many people expected him to have some vehicle to come along for the ride. Nintendo could have gone crazy and given people and Epona Cycle, but they did something even crazier. They actually made an Epona Cycle. Well, in reality it’s just a motorcycle with a body sort of shaped like a horse. It’s called the Master Cycle and it looks pretty good, right? It’s horse-like enough in shape to give the feel that Link is riding a horse, but not goofy like the Merry Go Round cart in the game now. I like it. I probably won’t use it much because I don’t like motorcycles in the game, but it looks cool.

Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS Review

October 15, 2014 2 comments

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My journey with the Smash Bros. franchise has been well documented over the last four or five years since we started this site. Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii was my first game in the series. I always looked at it as a fighting game so it never really interested me. I always knew about it and how much fans of the series revered it, but I had no real interest in it myself. It was my son who finally broke me down and got me to buy a copy of the game and we played it together. We had a lot of fun with it. The Nintendo Okie crew had weekly Smash bouts after the podcast for quite a while. I was just never very good at it. I had the character that I liked more than others, Pit. I would win some matches, get some nice knock outs, but never had any real consistent success. I also never really tried. I’m what you would call a casual Smash Bros. fan. I enjoy the series, but I will never be a tournament level player. I’m okay with that. You don’t have to be a professional Smasher to find fun with the series, even if you’re not a fan of fighting games.

What You Need to Know

Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS is a fast paced fighting game starring many characters from around the Nintendo Universe. They’re all brought together to duke it out in various arena using objects like bombs, guns, baseball bats, boomerangs and more. There are multiple different ways to determine who wins including matches with time limits or stock matches where each player gets a set number of lives. Up to four players can battle together or against each other in matches. There are also numerous modes and ways to play that don’t necessarily result in the characters fighting each other. Read more…

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