We 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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
I don’t know what’s going on. We finally played Smash. That was fun. Tony played some more of the shadow game. Micah and I played some more Ultimax. Shannon has some Final Fantasy music thing going on. We talk about Kool-Aid a lot. Somehow the whole show devolves when we have to pick our favorite pokemon. I don’t know. Y’all are smart. You’ll figure it out.
Starring – Tony, Micah, Shannon, Shelby
Run time – 2:27:43
Send us an email and tell us what you think your favorite pokemon’s favorite Kool-Aid flavor is; email@example.com. You can also discuss this topic on Facebook. In fact, I encourage you to. You could do it on Twitter too, maybe we can get some free Kool-Aid or something. And YouTube. I couldn’t think of any way to tie that into the Kool-Aid thing just now.
Nintendo owners have had a little bit of history with Koei Tecmo’s popular hack/slash series Dynasty Warriors, mainly through the spin-off series Samurai Warriors. The second spin-off series, Warriors Orochi hit Wii U with the release of Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper. Despite that the series is really getting attention from Wii U owners with the recent release of Hyrule Warriors, a game that mashes the Warriors series together with the Legend of Zelda.
The franchise is no stranger to mash-ups as it has partnered with other popular franchises in the past to help bridge the gap between fans of the Warrior series and other properties. Examples include Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, One Piece: Pirate Warriors and even the real world Trojan War in Warriors: Legends of Troy. That got me thinking what other franchises would make for good candidates for a mash-up and I thought of a few that might fit.