Game Buoy

Your port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren't on your radar, but most definitely should be!

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! The Podcast Pirates discuss the development history of the game and its sales thus far, and they examine how the game's use of mechanics, puzzles, story, music, and its "open air" world result in a game that both recaptures the sense of exploration from the original The Legend of Zelda, as well as evolve on the franchise's strongest idea to create a new benchmark for the series. All this, plus a conversation with the live chat!

Podcast by - 4/18/2017 4:56 PM Comments (0)

This week, Captain Spike shares his experiences as a gamer in Japan! With questions and comparisons to local experiences from First Mate Slagkick, he discusses arcades, shopping for new and retro games, and gaming presence and culture.

Podcast by - 4/11/2017 11:51 AM Comments (0)

Royal Pokemon Spike and Dopey Pokemon Slagkick talk about the Water/Psychic Pokemon Slowpoke, Slowbro, and Slowking.

Podcast by - 4/1/2017 4:01 AM Comments (0)

Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss the lead up to and launch of Nintendo Switch!

Podcast by - 3/7/2017 5:58 PM Comments (0)

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick share what they have been playing lately and are looking forward to! They talk about their current gaming focuses as well as upcoming releases that they are excited for.

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This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick honor the late Masaya Nakamura as we discuss the history and legacy of the company he founded, Namco. The Podcast Pirates examine the history of Namco as a manufacturer of amusement machines before revolutionizing arcade gaming in the early 1980s, going on to build a roster of well loved franchise and quality games.

Podcast by - 2/7/2017 5:10 PM Comments (0)

With more information coming out about the Switch since the reveal event, the Podcast Pirates take a look at everything we know about Nintendo's new console thus far. More details about hardware, services, and games are examined as well as changing perceptions about the upcoming release.

Podcast by - 1/24/2017 7:08 PM Comments (0)

Fresh off the Nintendo Switch presentation event, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick welcome Rob Roberts from Orange Lounge Radio to discuss all the news revealed this evening! They discuss the console's release information, online capabilities, Joy-Con features, and of course, the games announced thus far.

Podcast by - 1/13/2017 12:33 AM Comments (0)

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick look back at the year 2016 in gaming! They look at the biggest news stories of the year, their top games, and look back at last year's resolutions while making new ones for the new year!

Podcast by - 1/10/2017 5:13 PM Comments (0)

This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick celebrate 25 years of Sid Meier's Civilization by looking back at the history of the franchise! The Podcast Pirates examine how the games evolved over the years to become the ultimate name in 4x strategy gaming and its addictive "one more turn" gameplay.

Podcast by - 12/20/2016 5:34 PM Comments (0)