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Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 264

podcast logo 2-2-14Shannon admits to a mountain of shame, Tony tries to find a bird in the dark, Micah actually plays a game and Shelby breaks down the taco wars. If any of this sounds interesting to you (really?) then you’ve come to the right place. Episode 264 of the Okiecast is ready for your enjoyment. See you on the other side.

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Starring – Tony, Micah, Shannon, Shelby
Run time – 1:49:52

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Splatoon Shoots It’s Way To The Top On Amazon

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It appears the Splatoon Global Testfire went better then Nintendo expected. Not only did the servers hold up very well but it also got a lot of people interested in the game. So much so that apparently the game is climbing pre-order charts on Amazon globally. Here in North America, Splatoon is already at the top of the Wii U list and even climbed into the top 20 list for all games. It seems the Global Testfire has payed off for Splatoon.

That Friday (Sunday) feeling! – Episode 3

Technically, technically! I am just a day late, as I was a day late last week… let’s move on…
1357683496-30449-539I spoke last week about my journey through time with the Gameboy color, still one of my favourite ever systems and one I have so many great memories of. Today, we talk about the Nintendo 64

Now in my opinion, even more so than the original PlayStation over here in the UK, the N64 was the console that most appealed to the masses. Everybody on the school playground at the time would trade N64 carts at break times, running sort of rental systems between themselves. Everybody had a 64, everybody had Goldeneye.

Continue reading That Friday (Sunday) feeling! – Episode 3

Bloo Kid 2 Review

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Bloo Kid 2 comes from German independent games developer, Winterworks, who have a growing library of games that have featured on various platforms such as smartphones, Steam and, for Bloo Kid 2, the Nintendo eShop. The company tends to favour 8 and 16 bit stylised games and from my experience with Bloo Kid 2, they’re pretty good at it.

Following on from his first (I’m assuming as I haven’t played it) action packed adventure, the protagonist, Bloo Kid, and his lady are taking a stroll with their baby, when a gargoyle like creature appears and swoops up Mrs. Kid and baby Kid. Then your adventure begins. That’s about as much story as you get in this retro-style, 2D platforming adventure; not that it’s a bad thing. It’s really no less story than you’d get in a Super Mario adventure. The opening intro really just serves to give your adventuring a purpose. Continue reading Bloo Kid 2 Review

Could Shin’en Multimedia’s eShop Racer Be F-Zero?

Fast Racing NeoShin’en Multimedia is developing a game called Fast Racing Neo. It’s set to come out the the Wii U eShop sometime this year. Rumor and rampant speculation across the internet is that this game could be getting a name change and be revealed at E3 as something completely different. I’m talking about F-Zero Neo.

The game was unofficially revealed last spring and the first screenshots made it online in September. The game hasn’t been seen much since that time, but Nintendo has been hard at work sprinkling F-Zero around, mostly through Mario Kart 8. It was also featured as a mini-game in Nintendo Land.We have the ability to race in the Blue Falcon. There are not one, but two different F-Zero themed tracks and the 200cc mode feels very much like previous games in the futuristic racing series.

Now, understand, everything we’re hearing is complete rumor and speculation. This is the time that those E3 rumors really start to ramp up. Nintendo fans are chomping at the bit to get a new F-Zero game. The last one, F-Zero Climax, was released in Japan only back in 2004. The last game in the series to release in North America was F-Zero GP Legend that same year. F-Zero: Maximum Velocity was also released to 3DS Ambassadors in 2011.

I’m firmly of the belief, and have gone on record saying, that Nintendo has been tossing out so much F-Zero content because they were really gauging interest in the series and that we could realistically hear something about the series this year.   If you’ve never played FAST Racing League on Wii then you wouldn’t realize just how much like F-Zero that game is. It’s also been compared to Sony’s Wipeout series.

Fast Racing Neo will run at 60 FPS and I think this rumor could be plausible. It’s just a rumor and until we hear anything about it that’s all this will be. Could it happen? Yes. Nintendo hasn’ t been opposed to letting outside developers work with their franchises in the past. They’ve even said recently that they’d be more willing to farm out some of their franchises in partnership deals. This could be one of the biggest for them. It would give them a chance to have an F-Zero game release without having to devote too many resources to a franchise they see as a gamble. Shin’en has proven that they can create a fun, fast racing game set in a world similar to F-Zero.

Will we see it happen? I don’t know. This one is plausible. We’ll find out next month when E3 rolls around.  I don’t think Nintendo would test the waters this much if they weren’t at least thinking about it.