PSVG 147: Donnie and the Curious Case of FOMO

https://youtu.be/IJ0Igj3xfwQ This week Kevin is joined by Donnie and Caro as we discuss a special patreon announcement, the delayed Nintendo Direct and the strange announcements that have followed, Fortnite Monopoly, Humble Bundle, Lego Harry Potter and the Witcher Netflix Series.

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Platinum Executive Producers: Corey Hicks & Mr Mark Moody

Gold Executive Producer: Mike BC, Panache Malloy

Executive Producers: Brendan MyersTony Hutchinson, Donnie Reece, Stephen Iafrate, JoeySplats, Caro Underwood, Dante Bellini Jr., Jared Gauthier, Dude427, Kevin Austin, Josh Borbone, Tammi Ryan, Robert Miller, Tim Aulph, Martini Jean, David Ray, Jesse Armstrong

Producers: Nic Patrie, Alex Van Aken, Joel Brooks, Regulation Gaming, Marcus O’Neill, 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, Adam Leonhardt, Ryboflavins, Mitchell Popish, Andrew Semicek, Andy Penezic, Matt Knight, Antonio Guillen, Garret Bland, Ryan Turford, Grrouchie Serge, Nintendo Dads

PSVG 146: Big Balls Shooter Bros

https://youtu.be/NfIRdeHuVV0 This Week Kevin is joined by the Mighty LOBORICAN and Mr. Bad Bit Himself as they break down the news of the week and talk Fortnite, Games with Gold, PS+, the Madden Incident, and Nintendo's Indie Treatment

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Platinum Executive Producers: Corey Hicks & Mr Mark Moody

Gold Executive Producer: Mike BC, Panache Malloy

Executive Producers: Tony Hutchinson, Donnie Reece, Stephen Iafrate, JoeySplats, Caro Underwood, Dante Bellini Jr., Jared Gauthier, Dude427, Kevin Austin, Josh Borbone, Tammi Ryan, Robert Miller, Tim Aulph, Martini Jean, David Ray, Jesse Armstrong

Producers: Nic Patrie, Alex Van Aken, Joel Brooks, Regulation Gaming, Marcus O’Neill, 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, Adam Leonhardt, Ryboflavins, Mitchell Popish, Andrew Semicek, Andy Penezic, Matt Knight, Antonio Guillen, Garret Bland, Ryan Turford, Grrouchie Serge, Nintendo Dads

PSVG 145: Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo

https://youtu.be/eTJCeOUkGDM Kevin is joined by the gentlemen of PSXP Seth and Justin as they discuss AC + Ubisoft, as well as all the news out of GamesCon

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Platinum Executive Producers: Corey Hicks & Mr Mark Moody

Gold Executive Producer: Mike BC, Panache Malloy

Executive Producers: Tony Hutchinson, Donnie Reece, Stephen Iafrate, JoeySplats, Caro Underwood, Dante Bellini Jr., Jared Gauthier, Dude427, Kevin Austin, Josh Borbone, Tammi Ryan, Robert Miller, Tim Aulph, Martini Jean, David Ray, Jesse Armstrong

Producers: Nic Patrie, Alex Van Aken, Joel Brooks, Regulation Gaming, Marcus O’Neill, 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, Adam Leonhardt, Ryboflavins, Mitchell Popish, Andrew Semicek, Andy Penezic, Matt Knight, Antonio Guillen, Garret Bland, Ryan Turford, Grrouchie Serge, Nintendo Dads

PSVG 144: Come and Pray at the Altar of GFuel

https://youtu.be/i6tQbtIrEdk This week Kevin is live with the triumphant return of Dev, and super ultra rare guest Lucas from Fluxtaposed. We will talk, Doom, Overcooked 2, Bethesda, our Favorite limited edition console, COD, Battlefield and MUCH MUCH MORE!!!! 

Platinum Executive Producers: Corey Hicks & Mr Mark Moody

Gold Executive Producer: Mike BC, Panache Malloy

Executive Producers: Tony Hutchinson, Donnie Reece, Stephen Iafrate, JoeySplats, Caro Underwood, Dante Bellini Jr., Jared Gauthier, Dude427, Kevin Austin, Josh Borbone, Tammi Ryan, Robert Miller, Tim Aulph, Martini Jean, David Ray, Jesse Armstrong

PSVG 143: D2 - The Mighty CycoCross

https://youtu.be/6wboPg3CviE Kevin is on with the boys from Board with Video Games to talk about Villianous, Targets new "Game" plan for board games, Red Dead 2, Nazi's and much much more.

Thank you to all our Patreon supporters!

Platinum Executive Producers: Corey Hicks & Mr Mark Moody 

Gold Executive Producer: Mike BC, Panache Malloy

Executive Producers: Stephen Iafrate, JoeySplats, Caro Underwood, Dante Bellini Jr., Jared Gauthier, Dude427, Kevin Austin, Josh Borbone, Tammi Ryan, Robert Miller, Tim Aulph, Martini Jean, David Ray, Jesse Armstrong

Producers: Joel Brooks, Marcus O’Neill, 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, Adam Leonhardt, Ryboflavins, Mitchell Popish, Andrew Semicek, Andy Penezic, Matt Knight, Antonio Guillen, Garret Bland, Ryan Turford, Grrouchie Serge, Nintendo Dads

PSVG 142: Josh fell down some stairs, Seth fell down some mountains

https://youtu.be/tq5jqByY3vE This week Kevin is joined by Seth and Josh as they discuss Gloomhaven coming to Steam, Madden, Does Nintendo have an obsession with Cross-Dressing, Spiderman and much much MORE! 

Thank you to all our patreon supporters!

Platinum Executive Producers: Corey Hicks & Mr Mark Moody 

Gold Executive Producer: Mike BC, Panache Malloy

Executive Producers: Stephen Iafrate, JoeySplats, Caro Underwood, Dante Bellini Jr., Jared Gauthier, Dude427, Kevin Austin, Josh Borbone, Tammi Ryan, Robert Miller, Tim Aulph, Martini Jean, David Ray, Jesse Armstrong

Producers: Joel Brooks, Marcus O’Neill, 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, Adam Leonhardt, Ryboflavins, Mitchell Popish, Andrew Semicek, Andy Penezic, Matt Knight, Antonio Guillen, Garret Bland, Ryan Turford, Grrouchie Serge, Nintendo Dads

PSVG 141: Summer Summer Summertime

https://youtu.be/P3krjxiXrIk Kevin, Josh and Donnie answer a boatload of listener questions, discuss what they are playing and tackle the news with topics such as  Xbox Scarlet, Fortnite, Smash Bros Ultimate and Arcade Cabinets.

Big thanks to all our Patreon Supporters!

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

Gold Executive Producers: Sheldon Benedict, Tony Baker, Mike BC, Panache Malloy

Executive Producers: Stephen Iafrate, JoeySplats, Caro Underwood, 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: Marcus O’Neill, 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

PSVG 140 - Full House

https://youtu.be/SopEHO-7Ipg Against his better judgement, Kevin decided to invite Dev, Nathan, AND Coach to this weeks episode. Besides your normal expected anarchy we discuss Microsofts rumored new "hardware" as well as the state of their first party line up, we also chat a little about madden, lego DC Villians, and the ONE game brave enough to stand up to the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date. Just was we are wrapping up...the OT fellas hijack the show and make a mini OT at the end! Enjoy!

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

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

Executive Producers: Stephen Iafrate, JoeySplats, Caro Underwood, 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

 

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PSVG 139: A History of Video Games in 64 Objects

https://youtu.be/c0a1pIZOSYY 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/

Details on the book are located here: http://www.museumofplay.org/blog/2018/05/a-history-of-video-games-in-64-objects

You can purchase the book from amazon right here: https://www.amazon.com/History-Video-Games-64-Objects/dp/0062838695

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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

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PSVG 137 - PSVGKevin is NOT Justin Warner

https://youtu.be/hFD1DOd0Q9Y 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.


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Nintendo Download - 06.21.18

See the source image Mario Tennis Aces – Unleash an arsenal of shots and strategies in all-out tennis battles with friends, family and fan-favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. Whether you play locally*, online** or using simple motion controls, intense rallies await. In Adventure mode, experience a new flavor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions and boss battles. The Mario Tennis Acesgame will be available on June 22.

Minecraft – The Minecraft game is bigger, better and more beautiful than ever! Build anything you can imagine in Creative mode, or go on grand expeditions in Survival across mysterious lands and into the depths of your own infinite worlds. This new version will let you discover tons of community creations in the Minecraft Store and let you share the adventure with friends on phone, Windows 10 or console. Plus, current owners of the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition game will be able to upgrade to the new version of Minecraft by downloading it from Nintendo eShop for free!

LUMINES REMASTERED – The critically acclaimed puzzle game produced by legendary creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi arrives on Nintendo Switch. An HD remaster of the original game, LUMINES REMASTERED beautifully marries the elements of sound, light and puzzle-action into one addictive, yet easy-to-play game. You’re at the center of the high-energy, block-dropping action while you groove to awesome house, trance and techno beats. LUMINES REMASTERED will be available on June 26.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA – Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and explore mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amid this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA game, available on June 26.

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PSVG - MomoCon 2018 Wrap Up

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Donnie sits down to spill the beans about everything from MomoCon. We discuss games from the show floor, meeting all of these developers who devote so much time and energy to bring their ideas to life so that we could be entertained, what it was like to meet SUDA51 (!!!) and a behind the scenes account on working a convention as a press member.

Also, check below for some of Donnie's favorite games from Momocon 2018.

For those that listened to our Nintendo Shack podcast last week, yes Erik from Rock Fish Games was an awesome encounter & yes he does listen to the Nintendo Shack podcast. That being said, NO ITS NOT THE REASON EVERSPACE is here in my favorite games list. This game was arguably the most polished, best looking game at the show not to mention as fun to play as it is to look at.

Its coming to Switch so those that would prefer to hold out go ahead, but if this one has caught your attention you can play it right away on PS4, Xbox and Steam. Check out the website.

Sleep Tight

It only dawned on me when I sat down to write this blog post and comb through my notest that I forgot to mention Sleep Tight on the wrap-up podcast. What a huge, unfortunate mistake that I'll correct on next week's Nintendo Shack podcast.

Sleep Tight immediately grabbed my attention in the Momocon gaming lineup due to the fact that it's coming soon to our Nintendo Switch's this July 26th.  One of the many games either on Switch or coming to Switch, Sleep Tight is built on the Unreal engine (just like Everspace) and its a LOT of fun to play. Grab one of the 12 unlockable characters and being building your pillow fort defenses and your favorite weapon and prepare for battle. I only got a chance to play Sleep Tight in one sitting and that's all it took for me to know that this will be a hit game for Nintendo players. Competitive types like our Jason will enjoy the online ranking and leader-boards while Caroline is going to enjoy unlocking all of the sketch-art characters in this Pixar looking hoard battler. Check out there website here.

Mowin & Throwin

As detailed on the podcast, Mowin & Throwin left a lasting impression on me as I made my rounds around the show floor at Momocon. First, this is a great "con game" in that its fast to play, easy to pick up and learn on the fly, and the frantic gameplay typically means there's a lot of good-nature yelling and smiles all around during a competitive match. The 2v2 local multiplayer only game mixes elements of Plants vs. Zombies with stun and throwables, Overcooked's coordination challenges and Splatoon's turf war. Check out the game currently in beta.

Cosmos Quick Stop

A recurring theme to hear on the Momocon floor was "Overcooked-like" or "kind of like Overcooked" and its clear that the formula for frantic fun mixed with couch-coop amongst friends and family is one that indie developers have their sights set on.

The best example of a game trying to capture that essence is Cosmos Quick Stop which I must admit has a great opening pitch: "Welcome to the fast-paced world of interstellar gas station management!" Yes, interstellar gas station management (lol). With Cosmos Quick Stop, the team at Big Sir Games have product both interesting in style and gameplay as you rush around the hub cleaning the "glorp" rooms, topping off gas tanks, or grabbing some food. Check out Cosmos on the Big Sir website and get to know two awesome developers in Ian and Erin.

Samsara

Samsara is currently available on Xbox, PC, and mobile platforms and should be getting onto Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018. It's an eye catcher as the Unity game features some really spiffy style that reminded me of ubi-art games (Rayman Legends). While there are a LOT of puzzle games on various gaming platforms these days, Samsara attempts to differentiate from the norm with a light-and-dark world that mirror each other adding a sliver of complexity to some common, procedural block moving puzzles. Its not a real time puzzler, the player moves, rotate the obstacles in the level and then kick off Zee and her shadow self to see if you have the correct combination to get them both to their respective destinations without falling off the level or touching hazards. Interested? Learn more over on the Samsara page.

PSVG Interviews Sarah Conde with ID@Xbox!

During Momocon 2018 Donnie got the chance to interview Sarah Conde from the ID@Xbox Team. We discuss her relationshiop with Momocon, Summer of Arcade, the current indie game marketplace and the challenge for indie developers to get noticed, and how the ID@Xbox program can assist aspiring developers. Follow Sarah on Twitter at Twitter  

https://youtu.be/q16dV4wczwY

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