Trivia time. What time is it? Yes, I will. Am I going to answer my questions before I ask them? Another week of trivia. What can you expect from this week’s show? Tony and Mario Kart. What is this week’s Hot Seat? Listen to the show. I promise it will make more sense than this post.
The Question Block – 59
Round 1 – Strategy Game Music
Round 2 – SpeedTree, Or Not SpeedTree?
Round 3 – Pac-Man
Round 4 – Mario Kart (Tony)
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Yet again, Tony and I embark on a journey to spread video game knowledge around the world. Thankfully, the knowledge spreads smooth and creamy like some sort of manufactured cheese. Eww. This week’s show is all about board games, Super Mario Kart and dolphins. Then, the moment has finally arrived. I sit in The Hot Seat and Tony grills me on Metroid games. How will I do? Will I pull a Tony? I can’t tell you now because it will spoil it but I will say this, things don’t go so well. Listen!
The Question Block – 58
Round 1 – NES Board Game Music
Round 2 – Super Mario Kart
Round 3 – Follow That Dolphin
Round 4 – Metroid (Shelby)
I love Gundams. I have them all over my house. I love the first two Battle Assault games. This one however, I do not like. In fact, I think Battle Assault 3 Featuring Gundam Seed is the worst game I have ever played for a Go Round. This game is so bad Will plays his 3DS and Josh plays on his iPhone DURING THE GO ROUND! Ugh, just watch and see for yourself.
Better late than never right? We didn’t want to go two weeks without a podcast but with all the New Year stuff going on, we had a hard time getting a show together. I had a hard time editing it too. Mostly due to Saints Row: The Third. Anyway, two days late, here is episode 97 of the Okie Cast. We recorded in two chunks; one with Tony and myself then one with Tony and Micah. We don’t talk about any news, instead just games we have been playing and we review our 2011 year in review articles that went up all last week. Happy new year, everybody. Let’s hope the world doesn’t come to an end.
Starring – Tony, Micah, Shelby
Run time – 2:15:35
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Are you ready for an onslaught of video game trivia? Well then how about a dozen questions? I hope you are because just below this writing is episode 45 of The Question Block. After you listen to the show, send your answers to email@example.com for your chance to win a copy of Rayman Origins. If nothing else you might win a goomba hat.
The Question Block – 45
Round 1 – Kirby Music
Round 2 – It’s Dark Over Here
Round 3 – Mario Kart
Round 4 – Up, Up, Down, Down
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Mario Kart 7 hit stores today and we thought we’d find out what version of the game everyone in the Nintendo Okie community likes. I’ll tell you now that I’m partial to Double Dash. I liked the two racers per kart and it’s got some of my most favorite tracks of all time, including Baby Park, Daisy Cruiser and Wario Colisseum. So, with that in mind, “What Mario Kart game is your favorite?” Don’t forget to leave us a comment and let us know why.
It’s GameCube Week here at Nintendo Okie so the staff is celebrating the life of that system. I’m here today to talk about some of my favorite memories of the GameCube. There are so many different things that I remember about that system, and it actually holds a special place in my life because of the events surrounding it. I’ll talk about some of my favorite games for the system in another article, this one is just to specifically tell you all about some things that happened while I owned the GameCube. I think you’ll find that most of my memories of that system revolve around my family in someway.
I actually didn’t buy a GameCube on launch day. It wasn’t until just after Christmas that I actually was able to get one. I can remember going to Toys ‘R Us with my wife to pick it up. We’d been married just over 9 months at that time and she was 8 months pregnant with our youngest daughter. I bought a black system and picked up a copy of Luigi’s Mansion and Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, both of which are fantastic games that I still play to this day.
I know what you’re thinking, “But Tony, wasn’t Extra Life last weekend?” Well yes, it was for most people, but we had to plan for a different weekend due to some scheduling issues. We’ll be doing our part for the Children’s Miracle Network tomorrow (Saturday) beginning at 8:00 CST.
We’ll be starting off the day with a game that neither Shelby, nor I have ever completed, Super Mario Bros. 2. Will either of us finally be able to mark that milestone off of our list? Who knows, we’ll find out soon. Then Shelby is going to give everyone the chance to see him speed run through Metroid for the NES. Can he beat the game in two hours?
At 11:00 we’re giving you, the community, the chance to pick what we play. Is there some game that you would like to see us play? Send along your suggestions and we’ll see if we can accomidate you.
Have you ever wondered which member of the Nintendo Okie crew was the best Mario Kart player? Well, we’re going to find out during our epic Mario Kart marathon. Beginning at noon we’ll be playing through every track of every console Mario Kart to date and keeping a tally of who finishes higher the most number of times. Will Shelby prevail, or will Tony reign supreme on the race courses of the Mushroom Kingdom.
After that we’ll be turning our attention to the Xbox 360 where we’ll play through the Co-op campaign of Portal 2. This will include all of the new DLC that was just released so if you haven’t seen that you’ll get your chance to on Saturday. GLaDOS is going to torment us, and we’re going to love every minute of it.
After that it’s back to Nintendo where we’ll tackle a 50 turn Mario Party game courtesy of Mario Party 6. Can we hold it together long enough to get through, or will blood be shed?
After that it will be a grab bag of whatever we happen to be in the mood for. We’ll let you give us more suggestions throughout the rest of the event. Regardless of what we play, we’re doing it for a great cause and we’re going to have a blast.
If you want to get in on all the fun you can join us on uStream by simply clicking here. We’ll be in the chat room all day and you’ll be able to talk to us throughout the entire event. If you want to get in on some of the game playing fun we’re going to invite all of you to play Mario Kart Wii with us. Just reply here with your Mario Kart Friend Code and add Shelby’s to your Mario Kart Friends List. 1891-1550-7864 All we ask is that you give us your code and add Shelby’s before we start playing to minimize any wait times that we might incur.
So, join us as we raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. We’re going to have fun, but most of all we’re going to help raise money to save the lives on young people who need our help.