This week we bowl in space with Milo’s Astro Lanes for the N64. What’s the worst that can happen in space? Maybe your ball will explode. Maybe the alley will bite you. Or maybe the game will glitch out. You’ll have to watch and see which of these happen. Make sure to stick around till the end.
Tune in for our further adventures in zombie infested London. This week we find C-4, meet a doctor and walk into fire. Again, I will warn you, there are all kinds of spoilers in this podcast.
Starring – Tony, Ethan, Shelby
Run time – 31:43
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Hey guys. Phil here, a relatively new addition to the Nintendo Okie staff. Perhaps you have seen some of my reviews? That’s not important. I’d like to introduce a new recurring segment that will run weekly or even biweekly. It’s Stortzum’s Squawking Points (get it? Instead of “talking” points?), where I broach about three specific subjects related to the video game industry. They will not always be Nintendo-centric, but the majority of subjects will relate to the house that Mario helped build.
I’d first like to mention Nintendo not having a traditional press conference this year at E3. Instead they deemed it necessary to shift their resources to Nintendo Direct. Now, don’t mistake not having a traditional press conference for not showing up at E3. Nintendo will be at E3 and will have demo stations just like normal. Heck, they’re even having a presentation for the press that will feature Reggie Fils-Amie and Shigeru Miyamoto.
Once again, video games are the topic and we do a lot of talking. Look forward to Super Metroid, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mirror’s Edge, Rockpacolypse and more. No Micah this week so we got a three man show. Who will survive?
Starring – Tony, Shannon, Shelby
Run time – 144:15
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That’s right. One of the biggest third party publishers has come out and said flat out that they have no games in development for one of the three major home consoles. EA has been giving signs over the last few weeks that they’re not really interested in developing games for the Wii U. Last week one employee said the Frostbite 3 engine wasn’t running on Wii U. Another said there are currently 15 games in development that use the engine, which would hint at no games for Wii U. Now the company has confirmed those suspicions.
This isn’t the first time that Nintendo has lost the support of a major publisher. Back in the 90’s Nintendo and Square Enix had a falling out that led to a decade with no Square published games on Nintendo systems.
Neither Nintendo nor EA will confirm exactly what the reason for the falling out between the two companies is, but many point to the rumor (and it is just that) that Nintendo balked at allowing EA to push Origin as the digital store on Wii U. I don’t know how much truth there is to that as neither Microsoft, nor Sony, utilize Origin to sell digital content on their systems.
Does this signal another nail in the Wii U coffin? While Nintendo has lost one publisher, they are pushing heavily into the independent market courting a number of developers to bring their games to the Wii U eShop. Other third parties, like Ubisoft, Capcom and Sega, are showing they still consider the Wii U a viable platform and support it with feature similar releases of their high profile games.
Nintendo has been in this position before and survived. If the Wii U turns around the sales slump, will EA once again hop on board the train or will they ride out this coming generation on the back of PS4 and the next Xbox?
A series that has caught on like wildfire in Japan is Capcom’s Monster Hunter series. While its first two PlayStation 2 installments did not cause that much of a stir, it was when the series hit the PlayStation Portable that Monster Hunter soon became the juggernaut of a franchise in the Land of the Rising Sun. A lot has happened since then, the most notable of which is the series’ shift from Sony platforms to Nintendo ones. The latest in the series is an updated version of the Wii’s Monster Hunter Tri. It’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and quite frankly, it is the definitive Monster Hunter experience.
What You Need to Know
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate follows the design of its predecessors. You create your own custom hunter, take part in quests that start off by slowly introducing you to the features of the game, and eventually you begin hunting monsters both small and large. The opening tutorial missions might annoy some series veterans who simply want to dive into the deep end rather than be forced to do menial tasks like collecting mushrooms or killing defenseless herbivore creatures.
Do you know the way to DinoCity? If so then you know what I mean when I say “falling platform.” This week Peter and I try to drive our dinosaurs (while Will laughs at us) through a maze of flora and fauna in this week’s Go Round of DinoCity for the Super Nintendo. Rule number one for driving a prehistoric creature, never leave your dinosaur unattended.