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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.

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

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Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 263

podcast logo 2-2-14This week on the Okiecast, our heroes meet their untimely demise… Oh wait, that’s next week. Silly rabbit. THIS week on the show, Tony decides his amiibo are tapped, Shannon calls upon the Ouendan for help, Shelby defies the laws of banana physics and Ethan tiptoes around the term yandere. The podcast is now posted for you listening pleasure. Time for me to make the donuts again.

Starring – Tony, Shannon, Ethan, Shelby
Run time – 2:03:27 (how does this keep happening?!)

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Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter Launched; Funded In One Hour

Remember that game Yooka-Laylee? You should, it was just revealed yesterday! Well Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter for it today and within one hour they reached their goal of £175,000. As I write this, they’re currently at £688,134 and growing. They’re also already over half way through their stretch goals.

Playtonic Games is comprised of only seven people, but together they have over 100 years of combined experience in games. For The Sound design, David Wise of Donkey Kong Country fame and Grant Hope the composer Banjo-Kazooie will be working on the soundtrack and Steve Burke who did the sound effects in Banjo and Conker will be doing the sound effects.

Project Ukulele Officially Revealed

Photo Credit goes to IGN

The spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kaooie series, Project Ukulele, was officially revealed today as Yooka-Laylee. The game is named after the two main characters, Yooka and Laylee. Yooka is a chameleon who uses its tongue like a grappling hook and Laylee is a bat who can grab Yooka and fly as well as fire sonic blasts. The character designs were done by Steve Mayles, who also did the designs for the Donkey Kong Country games and Banjo and Kazooie. Likewise, the game is created by the same team who did the Donkey Kong Country games and Banjo Kazooie.

This will be the first game by Playtonic Games, a studio comprised of former Rare developers. They’ll be launching a Kickstarter May 1st to fund the project. All backers will be able to pick up the finished game for £10/$15. There will also be other rewards such as the soundtrack, art books, and a 64-bit special edition. Furthermore, Playtonic Games intends to release the game on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and, drum roll please, Wii U. Head over to IGN to see some gameplay.