Playcast: Earthbound

Shannon, Ethan and Tony sit around and try to talk about a game they sort of remember playing a few weeks ago.  Earthbound is one of those games that everyone raves about, but is it really worth it?  Well, listen to these three talk about the game for half an hour. Earthbound-1 Hosts: Tony, Shannon, Ethan Run Time: Approx 30 min. Send your thoughts to … Continue reading Playcast: Earthbound

Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 235

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 … Continue reading Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 235

Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 216

Whelp, this podcast got long somehow. I wonder if it has anything to do with that Mario Kart thing? Maybe. We empty the bench this week with a crew of six to talk about Kirby, Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, EarthBound, Konami Classics, Danganronpa and, of course, Mario Kart 8 (see what I did there?). Then we hit on what little pre-E3 news would could dig up … Continue reading Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 216

Earthbound!!!!

After years of hounding, Nintendo has finally listened.  During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation they announced that Earthbound will be making it’s way to North America and Europe.  It will be heading to the Wii U Virtual Console sometime before the end of the year.  That’s all we know. Just understand that it’s coming and, if you’re like me and you’ve never played it, download it immediately … Continue reading Earthbound!!!!

Con-soul Searching: To Set Right, What Once Gamed Wrong

I’ve often wondered if I would have had a SNES when I was younger, would Super Metroid be my favorite video game.  Probably.  Everything Metroid does, Super Metroid does better.  The only advantage Metroid has over Super is the absence of a map.  Some would see that as a negative but I love Metroid for the exploration.  There is a charm from Metroid and Metroid II that all other games in the series lack.  Oops, got to talking about Metroid for a second there.  Anyway, talking to my friends I’ve realized that gaming tastes are strongly based upon what one plays as a kid.  And because of this, I think we all are missing out on some awesome games.

There weren’t any other kids that lived near me when I was younger, and my brother is six years older than me.  As you can gather, I played a lot of single player games.  Fast forward twenty years and it turns out I don’t care much for multiplayer modes.  One the other hand, Peter and Will (brothers close to the same age) rather enjoy co-op games.  One thing I find odd about myself, I don’t play a lot of RPGs.  On paper they are the perfect type of game for me; single player, long campaign, repetitive but rewarding combat.  It’s well known I’m a huge Persona fan, so obviously I enjoy that type of game.  The only reason I don’t play more RPGs – as far as I can tell – is because I didn’t play them growing up.  Continue reading “Con-soul Searching: To Set Right, What Once Gamed Wrong”

Con-soul Searching: What’s Old Is Stacking Up Behind Me

I give up.  I’m never going to catch up with the list of games I want to play.  It’s never going to happen.  Not if they keep making more awesome games.  That doesn’t mean I want them to stop by the way.  Assassin’s Creed 3 was just announced and I still haven’t played Assassin’s Creed 2 yet.  Not Revelations, not Brotherhood, but Assassin’s Creed 2; the one after the first one.  I’m three games behind!  And yet I am only one number behind… how’s that work?

Most people refer to their backlog of games as a “pile of shame” but I can’t even say that since I don’t even own most of the games I want to play.  On one hand it’s better that I haven’t bought a bunch of game and never played them but one the other hand I am not supporting the games I like.  What’s a guy to do?  If only I didn’t have to pay for silly things like food, a house and electricity.  I guess I will have to call it my “list of shame.”

Just a few of the games on my list are Uncharted 3… and Uncharted 2 (sigh), Donkey Kong Country Returns, Dead Rising 2 (plus Off The Record and Case West) and Mario Galaxy 2.  I consider those recent games but as you can see, most are over a year old at this point.  Now you may be asking Continue reading “Con-soul Searching: What’s Old Is Stacking Up Behind Me”

The Question Block – Episode 44

Whoa there, podcast.  Where have you been?  Do you know how late it is?  Yeah, well what are you going to do?  Episode 44 of The Question Block has finally arrived.  If you want to win a free game or a free hat you should listen and answer the trivia questions.  Send your answers to podcast@nintendo-okie.com. The Question Block – 44 Round 1 – PopCap … Continue reading The Question Block – Episode 44