Nintendo Shack 39 – UnCivil War

Something has gone crazy in the shack, this week Kevin has sabotaged both Donnie and Jason and taken over. He left a back window open too so Mr. Bad Bit himself climbed through to help with the invasion. Don’t worry Caro is still here though. We discuss Octopath Traveler, Mario Kart Toys and DLC updates, and much much more!

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Nintendo Download – July 19, 2018

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Welcome back to the PSVG Nintendo Download! As a long-time fan of the series, can I just say that I love seeing Mega Man back in the conversation? Mega Man X highlights this week’s download with the release of the Mega Man X Legacy Collection. Here’s the rundown for the Nintendo Switch:

  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection – The celebrated Mega Man X series returns. Play as Mega Man X – the powerful successor of classic fighting robot Mega Man – as he battles a variety of deadly bosses known as Mavericks in four hit titles. Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes the legendary 16-bit titles and the series’ exciting foray into the 32-bit era: Mega Man XMega Man X2Mega Man X3 and Mega Man X4. Test your skills in the new X Challenge mode, which pits players against two deadly bosses in two-on-one battles. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24.

The Mega Man X Legacy Collection game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 – Complete the Mega Man X saga with this collection of four action-packed titles. Spanning two gaming eras, this collection showcases the evolution of the series with Mega Man X5Mega Man X6Mega Man X7 and Mega Man X8. Both Mega Man X and his ally Zero return as playable characters, allowing players to jump and shoot through challenging stages with X’s arm cannon, or slash through enemies with Zero’s energy saber. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24.

The Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Bomb Chicken – Who doesn’t love chicken… especially when it’s smothered in delicious blue hot sauce? After a freak accident a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb-laying, free-range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer, and answer the ultimate question: Which came first the chicken or the bomb?

Want a wacky demo on your 3DS? Nintendo has you covered!

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  • WarioWare Gold Demo – Wario has a special treat for you! Better think fast if you want to succeed in this demo of his upcoming WarioWare Gold game. You’ll use the touchscreen, tilt the system and push buttons as you laugh your way through the fully voiced story introduction, featuring new and classic characters!

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Board With Video Games #41 – I Like My Hats Plaid

*Editors Note* – My apologies, the first few seconds of the episode didn’t record properly so the beginning is a bit abrupt, but I promise no awesome content was lost! ~Kyle

Welcome back to Board With Video Games, covering all the things you play on your table and your television!

This week Josh and Kyle are thrilled to welcome Callin Flores from Plaid Hat Games to the show. The trio discuss the games they are playing (it is like 12 games, WAY too many to list) and then have a chat with Callin about his entry into the game industry, and talk to him about his first game Guardians which was just announced by Plaid Hat on July 9 and is available for pre-order now!

If you have any questions, topic suggestions, or feedback, please reach out to us @boardwithvg on Twitter and Instagram. Use #boardwithvg, so we know what you are playing and to help grow this awesome community! Also, visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/boardwithvg) and feel free to drop us an email at boardwithvg@gmail.com.

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PSXP 14: Better Than Speed

PSXP is back! Seth is back to his hosting duties and his joined by Justin, Caro, and special guest Matthew Walden! Listen to us talk about the amazing 1994 action film Speed and how video games can compare to the masterpiece.

 

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PSVG OT 34: Pinch Hitting for Coach is…

The OT is back with it’s patented brand of unpreparedness…so unprepared it almost didn’t have a host… our victim….ahem I mean guest tonight is the Nintendame herself Caro! Click here to check out the podcast.

 

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PSVG 139: A History of Video Games in 64 Objects

This week we have a very special episode for you! Kevin is joined by Caro as they interview the authors of the book A History of Video Games in 64 items. Jon-Paul Dyson and Jeremy Saucier were kind enough to sit down and spend some time talking with us about both the book and The Strong Museum of Play which is where they and the team that worked on this book are from. Learn more about the museum here at http://www.museumofplay.org/

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Nintendo Shack 38 – Octopath Eve!

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The gang is back together, YES THE WHOLE GANG! Join Caroline, Donnie and Jason as they discuss Nintendo

  • New switch hardware
  • Warframe coming to Switch
  • NPD Outlook
  • Pocket Rumble
  • The 3rd year anniversary of Satoru Iwata’s passing
  • NEW MARIO KART?
  • The best 3DS ever
  • Octopath pre-launch discussion
  • The Lion’s Song & Miles and Kilo
  • Donnie’s on Vacation! BYEEEEeeeeeee

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Nintendo Download – July 12, 2018

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Huge week on the Nintendo eShop with two major items on Switch. System exclusive JRPG Octopath Traveler arrives and the monster Fortnite begins season 5 “World’s Collide” with an all-new battle pass and now GYRO controls on Switch. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker hits both 3DS and Nintendo Switch to round an awesome week. Read more for details, video reviews, etc.

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Board With Video Games #40 – More Like Winhaven

Welcome back to Board With Video Games, covering all the things you play on your table and your television! Listen to the audio / podcast version.

This week Josh and Kyle return to talk about the games they have been playing (Clank!, Fate/Grand Order, Overwatch), discuss the games that won big at the Dice Tower Awards and our contest winner, answer a listener question, and discuss when is it ok for developers to stand up to customers.

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PNP 42 featuring…. Donnie?!

I had an absolute blast talking Nintendo with the crew from PNP (Planet Nintendo Podcast). We talk about that (horrid) Switch UI concept as well as some insider trading with Nintendo stock market watch lol. Go give me a listen! ~ Donnie

Arcadia Academia 006 : Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker

This month Kevin and Caro grab their sparkly gloves and zoot suits because the lesson this month is about the Arcade and Sega Genesis cult classic Moonwalker! We cover everything from Bubbles the Chimp, the strangeness of saving children from car trunks, and MJ turning into a laser shooting rocket wielding transformer? You’ll have to tune in to hear all the details! Find the PSVG Network Podcast on Podbean.

Switch Review: The Lion’s Song

  • Developer: Mi’pu’mi Games
  • Publisher: Mi’pu’mi Games
  • Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch, released today July 10th, 2018
  • Also playable on: Google Play, Apple iOS, STEAM/PC

Final Verdict

I very much enjoyed my play through of The Lion’s Tale. At times the story is filled with moments that have impactful resonance and I think many players will find at least one or two themes they can latch onto. The artsy foundation melds well with the sound design, style, and storytelling to provide a mature, thought provoking experience.

80/100

 

PSVG OT: Number umm we should really look this up

Dev, the Coach, and the Capri. Lets do this thing. In our relationship building and story podcast we invite the man Sean (like Connery) Capri (like the pants) to be just as unprepared as every guest and step in the ring with Coach and Dev, is he ready for this? We certainly hope not. Check out the podcast on podbean.

 

Switch Review: Miles & Kilo

Jason has finished his review of Miles and Kilo, out now on Nintendo Switch. Looking for more information? Be sure to listen into this week’s Nintendo Shack episode with N64 Josh to hear more discussion for Miles and Kilo – Shack – N64 Josh

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PSVG 138: Fortnite & Fireworks

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In an episode only fitting for being recorded just after the 4th of July, we have guns, beer, fireworks and a BALD EAGLE. Ok….so we don’t but what we do have is Kevin is joined by Kyle and Justin tonight to discuss Fortnite, Mario Aces, Detroit Become Human, and answer all sorts of questions. Click here to download / listen to the podcast on podbean.

 

Nintendo Shack 37 – N64 Josh

Donnie is MIA but have no fear, its dangerous to go alone so Caro and Jason are joined by N64 Josh to shack and discuss some of the latest news. To listen / download the audio podcast click here.

Nintendo Download – July 5th, 2018

This week on the Nintendo eShop has some surprises, some of which the Shack staffers have their hands on and will be discussing on a podcast soon 🙂

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The Lion’s Song – It is steeped in early 20th century history and focuses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 10

Pocket Rumble – The Pocket Rumble game retains gameplay elements that make traditional fighters great, but reduces the level of necessary execution and memorization. This way, players of all skill levels can get to a competitive level.

Miles & Kilo – Miles and Kilo have been attacked by a mischievous specter! With their plane in pieces and a gang of thieving scoundrels running off with the important parts, the unfortunate duo’s only hope of escape is to embark on a thrilling chase across a haunted island. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

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Board With Video Games #39 – You Get a Game and You Get a Game!

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Welcome back to Board With Video Games, covering all the things you play on your table and your television! To listen to the audio podcast of this show click here.

This week Josh and Kyle return to talk about the games they have been playing (Gloomhaven, Kingdom Builder, Lumines, Lego Incredibles 2, NHL 18), discuss what board games need an app/console version, answer a listener question, and discuss the state of game services.

If you have any questions, topic suggestions, or feedback, please reach out to us @boardwithvg on Twitter and Instagram. Use #boardwithvg, so we know what you are playing and to help grow this awesome community! Also, visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/boardwithvg) and feel free to drop us an email at boardwithvg@gmail.com.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you. Big shoutout to all of our patrons who make this whole thing happen, and help us make it better!

Platinum Executive Producer: Corey Hicks [http://twitch.tv/chicks_18], Mr Mark Moody [http://youtube.com/MrMoodyReviews]

Gold Executive Producer: Sheldon Benedict, Tony Baker, Panache Malloy

Executive Producers: Dante Bellini Jr., Jared Gauthier, Dude427, Kevin Austin, Josh Borbone, Tammi Ryan, Robert Miller, Tim Aulph, Joel Brooks, Martini Jean, NastyBoots, David Ray, Jesse Armstrong

Producers: Kyle Haiman, Justin Pickerd, Devin Tyus, James Johnson, Tim Eigendorf, Hayley Nicole Miller, Nathan Thomas, Jeremy Pieper, Mikhail Trujillo, JoAfterWork, Forward Pass Thinking, ToNy, TrashTurkey, Nintendo Guru, Billy LaPorta, Jesse Sackin, Joey Ferris, Luke Lohr, Chris McCrackin, Mikhail Trujillo, Adam Leonhardt, Ryboflavins, Mitchell Popish, Andrew Semicek, Andy Penezic, Matt Knight, Antonio Guillen, Garret Bland, Ryan Turford, Grrouchie Serge, Nintendo Dads, Gabe Hills

Thank you all so much for supporting the hardest working group of podcasters and the most amazing gaming community on the interwebs.

To find out more or to possibly make your donation head on over to patreon.com/makeusbetter

PSVG OT 32: The Post Merge Show with the Ghost

Coach and Dev are back with another week full of life lessons and life stories, this is our first episode post merge with the make us better community. So naturally we had to make a big deal of it and have a special guest, Ghost! No Dev isn’t talking Destiny again, but Mr Luke Lohr joins us for all festivities on this pod! Follow him especially at https://mixer.com/InsipidGhost for all his gaming streams.

Download or listen to the audio podcast on podbean or any major podcast provider.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you. Big shoutout to all of our patrons who make this whole thing happen, and help us make it better!

Platinum Executive Producer: Corey Hicks [http://twitch.tv/chicks_18], Mr Mark Moody [http://youtube.com/MrMoodyReviews]

Gold Executive Producer: Sheldon Benedict, Tony Baker, Panache Malloy

Executive Producers: Dante Bellini Jr., Jared Gauthier, Dude427, Kevin Austin, Josh Borbone, Tammi Ryan, Robert Miller, Tim Aulph, Joel Brooks, Martini Jean, NastyBoots, David Ray, Jesse Armstrong

Producers: Kyle Haiman, Justin Pickerd, Devin Tyus, James Johnson, Tim Eigendorf, Hayley Nicole Miller, Nathan Thomas, Jeremy Pieper, Mikhail Trujillo, JoAfterWork, Forward Pass Thinking, ToNy, TrashTurkey, Nintendo Guru, Billy LaPorta, Jesse Sackin, Joey Ferris, Luke Lohr, Chris McCrackin, Mikhail Trujillo, Adam Leonhardt, Ryboflavins, Mitchell Popish, Andrew Semicek, Andy Penezic, Matt Knight, Antonio Guillen, Garret Bland, Ryan Turford, Grrouchie Serge, Nintendo Dads, Gabe Hills

Thank you all so much for supporting the hardest working group of podcasters and the most amazing gaming community on the interwebs.

To find out more or to possibly make your donation head on over to patreon.com/makeusbetter

PSVG 137 – PSVGKevin is NOT Justin Warner

This week Kevin is joined by the Crew of PSVG OT (Dev and Coach Mo) in this very funny episode we talk about what we’ve been playing, PS+ for July as well as latest entries into Microsoft’s Game Pass, and even a little bit of Madden as Coach guesses the latest inducties in the 99 rating club for this years game. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions this week, they were a little odd but hey so are we and it made for some VERY funny conversation. Download or listen to the audio podcast on podbean or any major podcast provider.


Thank you, thank you, thank you. Big shoutout to all of our patrons who make this whole thing happen, and help us make it better!

Platinum Executive Producer:Corey Hicks [twitch.tv/chicks_18], Mr Mark Moody [youtube.com/MrMoodyReviews]

Gold Executive Producer: Sheldon Benedict, Tony Baker, Panache Malloy

Executive Producers: Jared Gauthier, Dude427, Kevin Austin, Josh Borbone, Tammi Ryan, Robert Miller, Tim Aulph, Joel Brooks, Martini Jean, NastyBoots, David Ray, Jesse Armstrong, Dante Bellini Jr.

Producers: Devin Tyus, James Johnson, Tim Eigendorf, Hayley Nicole Miller, Nathan Thomas, Jeremy Pieper, Mikhail Trujillo, Jozef Rivera, Forward Pass Thinking, ToNy, TrashTurkey, Nintendo Guru, Billy LaPorta, Jesse Sackin, Joey Ferris, Luke Lohr, Chris McCrackin, Mikhail Trujillo, Adam Leonhardt, Ryboflavins, Mitchell Popish, Andrew Semicek,
Andy Penezic, Matt Knight, Antonio Guillen, Garret Bland, Ryan Turford, Grrouchie Serge, Nintendo Dads, Gabe Hills

Thank you all so much for supporting the hardest working group of podcasters and the most amazing gaming community on the interwebs.

To find out more or to possibly make your donation head on over to patreon.com/makeusbetter

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Board With Video Games #38 – Gravity Warfare Redux

Welcome back to a special edition of Board With Video Games, covering all the things you play on your table and your television!

In this special episode, Josh interviews Dan Machado from Smart Iguana Games to get the lowdown on Gravity Warfare which you can currently find on Kickstarter. Get the story behind this unique dexterity game and be sure to check it out, as it is unlike any game you have seen before. So much so, that both Kyle and Josh are backers! Check out the Kickstarter!

Download or listen to the audio podcast on podbean.

If you have any questions, topic suggestions, or feedback, please reach out to us @boardwithvg on Twitter and Instagram. Use #boardwithvg, so we know what you are playing and to help grow this awesome community! Also, visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/boardwithvg) and feel free to drop us an email at boardwithvg@gmail.com.

Today is a landmark day for PSVG as we’ve joined forces with the Make Us Better Community – Bad Bit Games, Warp Whistle Gaming, The Trophy Room, If We Ran Nintendo, We the Gamercast, and Nintendo Nostalgia as a Patreon Member. In our official announcement video below we cover all the details but we want to reiterate and be very clear on the following;

  • We are not changing our podcast rotation, feed or staff.
  • We are not locking any of our content, be it blog, video or podcast behind a paywall
    • Nor are we planning to create any Patreon exclusive content.
  • In fact the only real tangible change that we are implementing is a move to a new discord server. Listeners or readers of PSVG should be receiving alerts on how to make the migration but if you miss out you can join the new discord by simply clicking on this link here.

Caroline and I (Donnie) also put our creativity to work to create a fun, second announcement in the form of song that we hope you enjoy as well.

Ultimately we made this decision first and foremost to unite an already tight-knit “Podern Family” as so many of our most active listeners are either already Patrons to Make Us Better or avid listeners. We hope this partnership increases our cross over, makes it easier for all of you to interact with all of us and just amplifies this growing “Super Indie Podcasts” group that continues to make amazing content.

Nintendo Shack 36 – A Labo-What?!!

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The SHAAACCK is BACK! This week in the Shack Donnie & Caroline discuss Labo X Mario Kart 8 News, Lions Song coming to Switch, what a GameCube classic would mean to us, Switch pro, what Donnie thinks of this generation and hardware in general and so much more!!! Truly a really great show, thank you so much for contributing and listening, it means everything to us.

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Board With Video Games #37 – The Spice Must Flow

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Welcome back to Board With Video Games, covering all the things you play on your table and your television!

This week Josh and Kyle return to talk about the games they have been playing (Century Spice Road, Skip Bo, Phase 10 (not joking) Civilization V, GTA Online, Bulletstorm), talk about what board games they will be playing while they wait for their favorite games from E3 2018 to come out, and tease a special additional episode of BWVG which will launch this weekend!

If you have any questions, topic suggestions, or feedback, please reach out to us @boardwithvg on Twitter and Instagram. Use #boardwithvg, so we know what you are playing and to help grow this awesome community! Also, visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/boardwithvg) and feel free to drop us an email at boardwithvg@gmail.com.

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PSVG OT 31 – Episode Uhhhhhhhhh

Do we know what episode it is, No. But we do know we about to bring it. Coach and Dev back together again! Download or listen to the podcast on podbean.

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