Zenspath Podcast Episode 004 - Xbox Chat

Come watch as Jeremy and N5omniac (Brent) talk about their memories of the original Microsoft gaming console - the Xbox. We chat about Microsofts gaming history that lead to the DirectX Box, the controllers, games, Xbox Live, and even the modding community a bit!

Leave us comments below, on the video, or you can talk with us on Twitter.com/Zenspath!

Zenspath Podcast Episode 003 - Metroid Chat

Welcome back to Episode 003 of the Zenspath Podcast!  Jeremy, Caleb, Patrick, & N5omniac (Brent) come together to talk about the Metroid series, its long while sparse history of releases, its most recent side story game, and its possible (and hopeful) future!

Let us know what you think in the comments, or talk to us directly on Twitter.com/Zenspath!

Zenspath Podcast Episode 002 - NES Chat

Welcome to Episode 002 of the Zenspath Podcast!

This week I am joined again by Brent (N5omniac) and Keith, along with my good friend Patrick for the first time. We spend some time talking about the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), our memories about it as we were growing up, our favorite games, accessories, and more!  We even talk a little about the NES Classic that Nintendo is releasing on November 11th, 2016.

Zenspath Podcast Episode 001 - NX Chat

Welcome back to the rebirth of the Zenspath Podcast!  With the time it has been since we last did a show, and much of the group moving on from working on the site on a regular basis, we have decided to restart the show back at Episode 001 with a new video format and discussion style. While we may from time to time cover news stories, much of that is being covered with my work at the Nerd Edification Hour with Caleb and Rachel so now the Zenspath Podcast will try and focus on particular topics each week.

Nintendo Direct News

Thursday, March 3rd 2016 Nintendo will be showing a new "Nintendo Direct" in regards to their Summer 2016 Wii U and 3DS titles. It was clearly stated by Nintendo at the time of the announcement that there will be no news about either the still super secretive NX or their up coming miitomo / mobile plans.

This article will be updated tomorrow after the Direct with the news as it is shown. 

Operation SMASH Drop!

Well, we have finally gotten everything going for our charity Smash Bros Tournament in support of Operation Supply Drop..."Operation SMASH Drop"!

The event will be held at Gulf Coast State College here in Panama City Florida, in the Advanced Technology Center, on November 14th, 2015!

There will be two parts to the tournament for people to enter if they choose. The first is a 1 v 1 "Human" league, where you will choose your fighter for the tournament at registration and stick with it to the end!

Second is the "amiibo" league, where you train and enter your favorite amiibo to fight it out with other players from around the area. Once again, you register your amiibo and stick with it through the tournament.

This is a charity tournament, so 100% of all money or item donations will go straight to Operation Supply Drop for them to use in conjunction with their great programs such as the "Supply Drop Program" where they "bring fun where there is none" to troops in hospitals or military installations across the world (US and Allied troops), the "Thank You Deployment Program" where they send veterans to various events across the world with a civilian counterparts, and finally the "Teams Program" where they focus on local groups to provide support together to directly address lowering veteran suicide, depression, homelessness, and unemployment. 

Entry is FREE, but we appreciate whatever you can donate towards Operation Supply Drop to help them on their mission to help veterans who need it. Email us at Zenspath.com@gmail.com to register early, and make sure to include what character you want to use and/or what amiibo you want to use.  Please include "Operation SMASH Drop" in the subject so I can find it easily. 

I thank all of you that have supported this event and helped me towards it upcoming realization for a fantastic cause!  I hope to see you all there Saturday, November 14th!


Jeremy Powers
Zenspath.com Editor 

Great 3D Remakes for "The Real Ghostbusters" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Well, I stumbled upon these today and just HAD to share them. I have included the remake videos from Zim Animation on Yourtube along with their comparison videos that include the original catroon openings. These managed to bring back some fantastic memories! 


The Real Ghostbusters (3D Remake)

REVIEW: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash

Chibi-Robo has been a favorite of mine since it launched way back in 2006 for the Nintendo Gamecube here in North America. It was a giant open world game that had your exploring a seemingly "vast" area...that just happened to be a house and yard because of your super tiny size.  The characters were interesting and surprisingly adult in their situations and problems.  Sadly, none of that is found here in this game as Nintendo takes what may be their final run at this classic series. It is a generally fun game that is marred with conflicting choices, lackluster design, a few good ideas, and a lack of caring most Nintendo games receive. 

Come Remember Where WipeOut! Began...On Your Browser!

Fun little thing that popped up this morning where you can now view all of the tracks, logos, team logos, and ships from the original release of WipeOut! on your PC in a browser. 

Dominic Szablewski,  aka @phoboslab on Twitter, did a fantastic job of reverse engineering the game to extract the models and then took the time to get them working in the browser.  You can let them play as a fly-thru or you can take free control of the camera to see all of the detail you missed when you were flying by at super speed during races. 

I hope more people do this for older games as it just opens up the view of how these games are made and the tricks they used to build the worlds we explore for fun. 

Go check out these awesome tracks HERE.

Jeremy was a Guest on Ep 139 of the Super Podcast Action Committee!

Well, this Saturday I was able to be a guest on the Gamepolitics.com Super Podcast Action Committee episode 139 right along with the always great Andrew Eisen. 

We talk about Bill Paxton playing Jack Thompson, cover some of their polls, discuss hate on the internet (remember kids: Hate with LOVE!), the DLC issue with Mortal Kombat X, and more!

Come take a look and let us know what you think of the show. You can find Andrew on Twitter at @AndrewEisen and of course over on Gamepolitics!

Game Night Sunday! Begins

(Note: The above logo is just a placeholder and will be replaced with a more final design later!)

Just to let everyone know, we have started a new show on Zenspath.com called "Game Night Sunday" that is not in the normal form you may be used to.  This show will be done on Sunday night and streamed live on Twitch so you can talk and interact with us while we play an assortment of games together and talk on the air.  

We have a MASSIVE list of games available to play and so far have enjoyed messing with Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Super Smash Bros for N64, Kirby's Raibow Road, Wii Party U, Fortune Street, Rayman Legends, Super Mario 3D World, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and much more. We have most of the systems available to play and stream and would love to hear from everyone on what you would like to see us play and talk about. 

You can find this stream as it is going on at Twitch.TV/Zenspath and then on Youtube.com/Zenspathcom or here on Zenspath.com afterwards to see it recorded.

We hope to see you soon and to bring in more content as we can!

Zenspath Podcast Ep. 23 - Inevitable Nintendo

Wow, it's been awhile hasn't it. Come join Jeremy and Josh as we talk about what has been happening in the gaming world since we took a hiatus along with our special guest, Caleb Erskine, from the Nerd Edification podcast. 

We talk about the announcement of the all female cast for a Ghostbusters reboot, the wave of repeats in games since most backwards compatibility is gone, our question of the show (remember to tell us what you think!), and more.

Take a listen below!

Also, take a listen at the beginning and end to hear our new theme song as done by friend of the show Tony Manfredonia (Composer for Ackk Studio's "Two Brothers"). Tell us (and him!) what you think of it.

Caleb Erskine's Info

Twitter: @Nerdedification
Facebook: Facebook.com/NerdEdificationHour
Youtube:  Youtube.com/Malufise200

Contact Jeremy and the cast below!

Twitter: @Zenspath
Facebook: Facebook.com/Zenspath
Youtube: Youtube.com/Zenspathcom

Smash Prodigy Shown to be a Possible Fake

Smash 4 (Wii U) is coming out soon on November 21st and the hype has been insane for this game.  Events are being held and tournaments planned.  Yet out of all of this an interesting occurrence arose of a 10 year old girl named Karissa who is now being called by some "Karissa the Destroyer" for her amazing Smash 4 gameplay ability. 

And now she is being shown to be possibly a fake set up by Gamestop. 

I was amazed at what I saw when the article first got my attention and I saw the immediate reactions where people claimed it could not be true.  I honestly hoped that it wasn't and even mentioned the people who claimed my own experiences with gaming have been Nintendo "plants" for publicity.  I even went so far as to comment about it stating as much. The video looks real (as seen below) but there are some pretty big bits of evidence that have come up showing this to be a Gamestop fake.

Blizzard's Next Big Bad Project

Is Overwatch.

Makes me wonder why Blizzard hasn't tried to make movies. Their animation team has always been fantastic.

So, Overwatch was primarily created out of the ideas of the cancelled Titan MMO they were working on before, but this game went in an entirely new direction that I don't believe anyone could have guessed. A first person shooter. Not like Call of Duty, Battlefield, or Halo, this has it's own style and is very reminiscent of Team Fortress 2. And that's a good thing.

Check out the gameplay and characters below you'll soon be taking over sometime in 2015.

What Science Thinks of Captain America & The Incredible Hulk

This is a fun little experiment, but I have always had a fondness for thought experiments in general for their ability to help you think outside the box.  Stanford University Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology, Sebastian Alvarado walks through a few of these concepts while trying to explain how the Marvel Comics characters of Captain America and The Incredible Hulk could possibly exist and why they look how they do. So enjoy the videos below and feel free to leave some comments here, on Facebook.com/Zenspath, or hit us up on Twitter (@Zenspath). We love to hear what you think!

Original Source: The Creators Source

The Master Chief Collection

Being that Halo 2 was the first game that I had ever started with my midnight releases, and of course the plenty of countless hours that were put into it afterwards, I have so many fond memories of this game. This of course shouldn't surprise you that after seeing the reveal of this magnitude that quite literately blew me and many fans away. The fact that it includes ALL four games from the tales of the chief including their original multiplayers in tact AND Halo 1 finally having online multiplayer was nothing short of a miracle. No one believed they were going to go to this length to make all of this happen. But they are, and it is fantastic indeed.

I'm not quite sure of what to make of the changes they are putting into the H2 Aniversary multiplayer maps (which may as well be it's own multiplayer game at this point). I definitely like the ideas behind the changes thus far, but time will definitely tell once I get my hands on it...

Let's Just Drop This Stupid Idea That The Gamepad Should Go Away...

Here to stay....

Ok, Nintendo released an update for the Wii U recently (Version 5.1.0) in which two main things were added: the ability to move content from one Wii U to another and the ability to use the eShop with a Wii Remote, Pro Controller, or Classic Pro Controller now instead of JUST the GamePad as it had been since launch. 

This of course has started up the people claiming this is the final "sign" that Nintendo will, and for some reason HAS TO, remove the Gamepad in order to properly run and sell the Wii U.

I'm here to point out how much "BS" that actually is.  Let us begin.