Nicole’s sick with the kind of virus you get from small children this time of year, so Linda, Simone, and Courtney are joined by our ace college intern Ingrid Hill. We talk about gaming news, the best video games of 2015, and what we played. Oh, and we answer a question from a Hong Kong listener. Thanks, Johnson from Hong Kong, for asking such a great question.
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- Courtney explains the latest news about Super Smash Bros.
- More amiibos for are coming out for Super Smash Bros., including the naughty Bayonetta.
- We talk all about Nintendo’s App Plans and the Nintendo 3DS. Does the 3DS compete with smartphones or not?
- League of Legends viewership is in the tens of millions. How does that compare with viewership for conventional sports?
- Some French people have established the Emotional Game Awards.
- Is the PS4 Line-up for 2015 disappointing?
- Kojima is free! All the gossip and rumors about video game icon Hideo Kojima’s exit from Konami.
Our Games of the Year
We all talk about our favorite games of year. Listen to hear what we liked the most, or wait for the Pixelkin Best Games of 2015 post due out just before the holiday break.
Hong Kong listener Johnson S. sent us this excellent email:
Hello Gaming with the Moms podcast!
Been listening for a little over two months now and thoroughly enjoy the chatter as well as the insightful chatter focused on gaming and children, though I’m far from being a parent myself.
After listening to Greg Toppo speak about educational games, it reminded me of the games that were used from when I was in elementary school. And I would like to ask, did any of yourselves had your favourite educational games from when you were in school? For myself, I enjoyed Math Blasters, Zoombinis, and Typing of the Dead (for when I was a bit older)
Looking to hear more from yourselves! –Johnson from Hong Kong
We talk about the golden age of educational games like Oregon Trail, Pajama Sam, the Putt Putt games, Freddie Fish, Jump Start, and yes, for sure Math Blaster and the Zoombinis. Some of these games have recently experienced a rebirth. Some are available on Steam.
What We Played
- Linda played Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and finished the story.
- Simone played the Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC and had a lot to say about it.
- Ingrid played Plants Vs. Zombies 2.
- Courtney played Fallout Shelter.
This podcast was recorded in the studios of the Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle. The music is by Pat Goodwin at Novelty Shop Creative. Participating in this podcast were Linda Breneman, Courtney Holmes, Simone de Rochefort, and Ingrid Hill.
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