Nicole, Linda, Courtney, and Stephen talk about news and more news, especially all the big news from Nintendo. Then, as always, we talk about what we’re playing.
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- Coleco severed ties with the Chameleon console amid plenty of controversy.
- Microsoft announced it’s closing two game studios in Europe.
- More publishers pulled out of E3. Does that mean E3 is dying or evolving into something more like the European convention Gamescom?
- Stephen is going to be on a gamer-parenting panel at PAX East.
- American Express teamed up with the National Park Service, Games for Change, and Shell Games to make a mobile game to encourage people to volunteer in national parks. It’s called Save the Park.
- Speaking of games that encourage you to go outside: Courtney recommends Firewatch and Nicole recommends Ingress, an alternate-reality game you play outside. We’re also looking forward to Pokémon Go.
Nintendo Direct News
Nintendo Direct announced a ton of stuff. News about the upcoming Star Fox Zero release (in your face, Stephen!), Splatoon, Super Mario Maker, a bunch of Super Nintendo games becoming available on the New 3DS, and more. Be sure to listen to Stephen’s wonderful rant about Bravely Default.
What We Played
- Nicole played Plants Vs. Zombies 2 and Hearthstone, of course.
- Linda played Kinect Adventures.
- Courtney played Firewatch and a LOT of The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess for the Wii U, which she reviewed for Pixelkin.
- Stephen played Zelda Twilight Princess with his sons.
Our music is by Pat Goodwin at Novelty Shop Creative. Participating in this podcast were Nicole Tanner, Linda Breneman, Courtney Holmes, and Stephen Duetzmann. Look for Stephen at Engagedfamilygaming.com and on Facebook, Instagram and all the usual social media channels.
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