Nick and EJ talk Detective Pikachu, Stan Lee, Prima Games, Diablo, Nintendo Switch and NPD lists!
EJ Olson and Nick Durheim discuss the latest in video game news, whatever tickles our retro fancies, and generally devolve into goofs and gaffs. Posted weekly on Wednesdays.
You heard EJ vent with Leif on Saturday's extrasode, but now it's time for Nick to clock in and punch out some false suppositions. But also some of this stuff is still pretty uncertain and opinions are weird, man. 4 weeks left until Super Smash Bros Ultimate!
A belated reaction to the Nintendo Super Smash Bros Ultimate direct. EJ and guest from the group chat Leif Tjaden revel in their disappointment!
Rumors, leaks, speculation---the Grinch has it all this week. The boys talks Super Smash Bros Ultimate and the reported roster leak, Spider-Man DLC impressions, and the ill-fated Playstation Classic. (Sorry, no Red Dead Redemption, partner.)
It's been a slow news week, but the boys chat Dark Souls, Golden Sun, Mario Party and Spider-Man. Video games, go!
Through the trials and tribulations of an internet connection gone rogue, Nick and EJ somehow manage to chat a bit on Golden Sun, go into the latest Microsoft rumors to purchase Obsidian Entertainment, Microsoft and Google both announced game streaming platforms, Rockstar working its employees into the ground, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Ubisoft's ridiculous obsession with micro-transacting weird stuff, and Nintendo's newly announced Bad Limited Edition for the upcoming Diablo III port. Stay tuned for some hilarious phone-based humor.
The boys chat with some Very Special Guests, Leif and Drew, and finally ramble about Spider-Man for PS4, assemble the Zelda defense force, debate what games are really about, then muse a bit about the potential for a Switch revision. We will never apologize for the audio quality, but we might apologize for how off the rails this gets. There may have been whiskey involved. We're sorry!
It's a slow week, so the boys chat about EJ's impressions on God of War, Nick tries to define a JRPG and whether Paper Mario fits in that mold, and then to kill some time and tickle our collective nostalgia noodles, we run down some series we'd like to see revived from an undeserved dormant state. (Also just put it on the Switch dang it)
Since y'all are lazy and we're trying to hit that sweet SEO, we discuss: Paper Mario, Super Mario RPG, KOTOR, Dragon Quest Monsters, Mother, Pokemon Pinball, Chrono Trigger, Castlevania, Monkey Island, Golden Sun, Castle Crashers, Age of Empires, Tony Hawk, 2D Metroid, Disney Platformers (Aladdin, Tarzan, Chip n Dale, Duck Tales), Final Fantasy Tactics, Mega Man Battle Network, Dark Cloud, Wario Land
Telltale shuts their doors, Nintendo Online (sort of) works, and EJ and Nick break down the potential Playstation Classic lineup.
A belated breakdown of the delayed direct!
EJ loses it over Nitnendo's online service, console variants and MARIO. Nick remains as cool as a cucumber.