PAX West is this weekend in Seattle, with plenty of spectacle, including a smashing event involving a real tank. Nicole gives the lowdown on the games she’s planning to see. We also talk about a bunch of other video game news and family business, including No Man’s Sky, Mass Effect, and how much kids love those Pokémon plushies.
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- Nicole has a plan for covering PAX West for Pixelkin. Check out all the cool trailers for games she plans to see at the end of this post. They include 1979 Revolution, Urban Empire, Crest, Burly Men at Sea, Potions: A Curious Tale, Orwell, and a “typing with lasers” game that doesn’t have a name yet. Ark: Survival Evolved is going to have a 16-foot T-Rex. Wargaming is going to be smashing things with tanks. Including a porta potty.
- No Man’s Sky’s numbers have dropped precipitously.
- A certain exec has claimed EA is never, ever going to release a remaster of Mass Effect. Is it misleading in the same way the lead-up to the Game of Thrones TV series was? SPOILER ALERT for very tardy viewers: we talk about the alive or dead status of a certain GoT character.
- Nintendo is releasing a new Galaxy Style New 3DS XL.
- Listen to hear Stephen’s extensive predictions on what Nintendo is announcing in this week’s Nintendo Direct.
- There’s a new app to help people find other people to play Pokémon GO with.
- Stephen complains about the cuteness of the new Build-a-Bear Evie and the child wars that will erupt over the toys. We also talk about how the Build-A-Bear experience is really pretty fun.
- Stephen talks about Shovel Knight.
What We Played
- Linda played World of Warcraft: Legion.
- Nicole played Hearthstone and Puzzle and Dragons. She also played a little Four Sided Fantasy and Beyond Good and Evil HD. Guess what game Nicole might make Stephen play during Extra Life (Professional Farmer? Star Stable? Something else?)
- Stephen has been playing World of Warcraft and Beyond Good and Evil HD.
Our music is by Pat Goodwin at Novelty Shop Creative. Participating in this podcast were Nicole Tanner and Stephen Duetzmann. Look for Stephen at Engagedfamilygaming.com, on his other podcast, and on Facebook, Instagram and all the usual social media channels.
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