This week on the podcast we talk about the Sony news, the Apple news, and the PAX West news. Lots and lots of news for people and families who love video games!
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- Sony had a big press conference (called PlayStation Meeting) and talked about the new versions of PlayStation, a big firmware update on PlayStation, and some pretty great video games, too, including Mass Effect Andromeda.
- Apple had a big press conference too, and Miyamoto attended to talk about the new Mario mobile game, Super Mario Run. They also announced Pokémon Go on the Apple Watch.
- Nicole and Stephen recommend the mobile game Buddy and Me.
- Pokémon Go has caused people to walk, collectively, to Neptune (4.6 billion kilometers).
- Nicole saw some terrific new games at PAX West.
- Nicole also saw Amy Hennig’s keynote at PAX West, all about writing game narrative.
- Stephen recommends Episode 38 of Engage: A Family Gaming Podcast if you’re considering taking kids to a convention.
- There were some more Pokémon Sun and Moon announcements.
- Check out Todd Bishop’s story on VR games at PAX West.
What We Played
- Linda played World of Warcraft: Legion with her son and her nephew.
- Nicole played Hearthstone and Puzzle and Dragons. She also played all those games at PAX West!
- Stephen has been playing World of Warcraft and Hearthstone and Earthlock: Festival of Magic, an old-school RPG that is free on Xbox Gold right now. He recommends Axiom Verge on the Nintendo Wii U.
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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