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!
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.
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.
Well, the Nintendo Direct came and went this week with a few great announcements, but left a few problems in its wake as well. The biggest of these seems to be the open issue with account systems and tracking your purchases across assorted Nintendo platforms like the 3DS, Wii, Wii U, and the upcoming NX.
This arose after the announcement of the Super Nintendo finally joining the portable line of Virtal Console systems exclusively on the New 3DS and New 3DS XL systems. Excitement for it was immediately obvious online, apart from the complaints from people who don't understand the power required in proper system emulation, especially as they showed the famous line up of games coming to this service in the start. But what started to sour the idea for many was when they ended the section without talking about price or anything about people that already purchased these titles multiple times already. It was later shown that each game will cost $7.99 and will not offer any kind of discount for those that already owned these games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First things first, this is NOT here to "disprove" or say that Arthur's views (found here) on this game are wrong or right in any way...it is just my oppinion and we both have our own on MANY things. Though I do expect this in a podcast eventually. Could be fun. Now onto the article!
Sega is coming out this year with the last of their exclusive titles for the Sonic franchise on the Wii U that will be connected with a new cartoon series as well. This has jarred some fans because of the difference in style they have gone with, but the game itself has been something I have greatly looked forward to. Here are some reasons why I feel this way personally.
Welcome back to the show! Jeremy, Josh, Brent, Arthur, and newcomer Terence, come together for this episode to talk about what we think will be at E3 along with what we want to see for ourselves. We talk about Microsoft and their changing issues with Kinect, Sony and their need to keep the games coming, and if Nintendo can turn around their fortunes and deliver the E3 surprises (Star Fox) that they need to make.
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Intro/Ourtro Music: Not Mega - Retro City Rampage OST, Composed by Virt.
Hey all, sorry this is almost a week late but I wanted to share a guest apperance I was fortunate enough to be invited on for the GamePolitics.com Super Podcast Action Committee special 100th Episode Google HangOut! I talked with Hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight, along with Gamepolitics.com Managing Editor James Fudge, fellow writter Jason D'Aprile, and Geek Culture Writer Carol Pinchefsky.
We talked about Nintendo and their current policies with YouTube, the upcoming E3 2014 show, and more! I had a blast and hope to be involved with their show again soon. Also, I admitted my Stockholm Syndrome for Nintendo...I guess the first step is admitting the issue, and the next will be to ignore it and play more Mario Kart 8.
Check the video below, as well as the original article over at Gamepolitics.com!
Well, actually it released about a month ago, this is the PHYSICAL copy that I am talking about. I will finally be getting my hands on this green cased box of fun and will get back to let you know what I think with a later update!
Well, that amazingly addictive "Lego Simulator" Minecraft has been officially announced at Gamescom this week to be coming to the Playstation 3, 4, and Vita which joins the already existing PC, Linux, Mac, Xbox 360, Android, and iPad/iPhone editions.
And if you read that list again, you may notice a particular company seems to be left out in the cold on this deal. Yep, not a single announcement for Minecraft to show up, in any form, for the Nintendo Wii U or the 3DS. And no one know why.
Well, today is the day many (rabbid) fans have been waiting for. In a surprise ending to their "Mini Direct" earlier, Nintendo announced that the often requested EarthBound is finally available on the Wii U Virtual Console. It's a great RPG that I recommend people give a go. It is $10 and is available now.
Release Date:November 18th, 2012 Initial Cost: $299.99 (Basic) / $349.99 (Deluxe) Version Reviewed: Deluxe Set Games Played for Review:Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros U, ZombiU, Trine 2, Nano Assault Neo
Back in 2004 Nintendo showed off what was originally code named (and later permanently so) the Nintendo DS system during their E3 press conference. Little did we know that we were looking into their console future as well. Click to continue.
So, you will have that shiny new Wii U sitting under your TV soon (if you preordered, otherwise good luck) and while you will be enjoying a brand new game or two (or four) you shouldn't forget that you can play the entire collection of original Wii titles on your new system as well.
Plus you really should be getting some Wii Remotes for the upcoming Wii U games, thus you will already have everything you need to play!
So I dug through my collection to bring you a few of my favorites that I think you should give a go especially if you skipped the Wii entirely and just stuck to the Xbox360, PS3, or PC. I will stick to mostly exclusive titles unless noted that it is a "unique" experience from the Wii version. So hopefully this will show you that while the Wii did have a huge pile of crap games, there were definetely some diamonds that made it worth digging through in the end.
Now onto my list (in no particular order) Click to continue.
Welcome to Episode 19 of the ZensPath.com Podcast!
This epidode, N5omniac, AJ, and myself get together and talk about the upcoming Nintendo Wii U. Nintendo has made a good deal of annoucments ranging from the release date, launch window games, the bundles, and their costs.
We announce AJ's start to his weekly series "Free Game Friday" where he lets you know about some of the best games around that won't cost you a coin. So keep an eye out for those in the coming future!
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Today Nintendo held their press event in New York and finally let the cat out of the bag in regards to (99%) of the launch specifics for their upcoming system, the Wii U.
First with the news that people have been asking for - the system will be launching in stores on November 18th, 2012 and will be available in two different bundles ranging from $299.99 for the "Basic" set up to $349.99 for the "Deluxe" model.
The "Basic" will come with the console and one Nintendo GamePad controller (both in white), an HDMI cable, a Wii Sensor Bar, GamePad Stylus, the Wii U AC adapter, the GamePad AC Adapter, and 8GB's of built in memory.
The "Deluxe" model comes with everything the "Basic" had, except the system and GamePad are all a sleek black finish instead of white, the memory is bumped up to 32GB from 8GB, both a charging stand for the Gamepad and a basic stand, the stand for the system if you want to display it on its side like the original Wii, and it includes Nintendo Land as a pack in game.
Nintendo stated today that they will be holding a press event in New York City on September 13th that is focused on the Wii U and will be hosted by Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.
According to their announcement, the event will be focused on "learning more about how the Wii U will change the future of gaming and entertainment" while hosting hands-on demos for the press after the main show.
This isn't the first time Nintendo has done something like this as they had a similar event a mere two months before the 3DS launch earlier this year as well as one for the Wii a few months before its release back in 2006.
Hopefully this will give us the final price, release date, and what will be included in the box for what I believe will be a November 2012 release.