Nintendo World Championships 2017

 

A champion has been crowned! After battling it out through multiple rounds, Thomas Gonda, better known as Ito, has earned the title of Nintendo World Championships 2017 winner. 

Full broadcast:

I had an incredible time hosting with lead caster Jordan Kent. We followed 24 competitors through a challenging gauntlet showcasing a wide array of Nintendo games.

 The competitors not only had to master games on recent systems like Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, but also on games spanning many systems throughout Nintendo history, including NES, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS.

Sixteen of the competitors were the winners of their respective local qualifying rounds at Best Buy retail locations (eight from the 13-and-over group and eight who are 12 and under), while the other eight, including English actor Asa Butterfield, WWE Superstar Bayley and notable gamers from Germany, Mexico and Canada, were invited guests.

Starting with a unique three-game opening stage including a shield-surfing challenge in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, over a series of rounds the 24 were whittled down to two finalists: Gonda and Nintendo World Championships 2015 winner John Numbers.

At this point, the two final competitors participated in a three-part finale in Super Mario Odyssey. After a nail-biting and cap-throwing final round, Gonda emerged victorious.

 

E3 Wishlist and Life is Strange Thoughts

It’s our pre-Pre-E3 show! (Look for our full E3 preview next week) We chatted about the Nintendo online subscription news along with Shadow of War’s delay, the new Assassin’s Creed character leak, and Britt gives the ultimate PokemonGO confession. In Hands-On we hear about Fire Emblem Echoes, FFXV Ch. 13 V2, Pewdiepie’s Tuber Simulator, and Life is Strange. It is almost time for E3 so the girls are chatting their E3 wish list in the final segment, see notes below for more details 🙂

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PODCAST RUNDOWN
Date: June 2, 2017
0:44 Intro
3:00 Patreon shout outs and thank yous
8:15 – SEGMENT 1: NEWS
Nintendo Switch online multiplayer service
16:03 – Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Delayed to October
18:25 – New Assassin’s Creed character leak
21:41 – Britt’s PokemonGO confession
Pokemon GO might finally get multiplayer
30:30 -Life is Strange Prequel Leak?
33:05 – Xbox Game Pass Launches! Do we like it?

SEGMENT 2: Hands-ON
40:22 – Alexa: Fire Emblem Echoes
44:52 – Britt: Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus and Chapter 13 Verse 2
51:53 – Steimer: Tuber simulator! Pewdiepie mobile game
56:55 – Andrea: Life is Strange

SEGMENT 3: E3 2017 Wishlist
1:18:46 – What we want to see at E3 2017!
Alexa: Fire Emblem Switch, Final Fantasy XV Prompto DLC, Kingdom Hearts III HOPEFULLY AFTER YOU BROKE MY HEART SQUARE ENIX
1:30:46 – Steimer: Pipe dream: new Viva piñata. Won’t happen, but whatever. Something new from Xbox that makes me want to play it (that also won’t get cancelled later) would be nice.
1:37:14 – Andrea: Want to see Bioware Edmonton secret IP
Excited to play Middle-earth: Shadow of War
1:47:56 – Britt: DARK CLOUD 3 (like always /sadface), news re: Dying Light. Something re: Dragon Age? re7

Far Cry 5 New Details

Sadly Alexa Ray is out this week with an illness but we are still holding it down! Our featured segment is all about Far Cry 5. Ubisoft revealed new details and Andrea got to see a behind-closed-doors presentation about the next installment in their open world shooter. Plus, we’ve got lots of news as we get closer to E3 plus in “Off Topic” we chat about which books we are currently reading.

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PODCAST RUNDOWN
Date: May 23, 2017

02:00 SEGMENT 1: NEWS
Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed to Spring 2018
GTA Sales Top 80M
Overwatch 1 Year Anniversary Event
Battlefield 1 Adds DLC Featuring Russian Female Soldiers for Multiplayer
First trailer for Netflix Castlevania series

21:25 SEGMENT 2: More News
New Dragon Age Coming
Lawbreakers Announced for PS4
Far Cry 5: Leaks were right! Set in Hope County, Montana + More details

44:08 SEGMENT 3: Grab bag!
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy New Details
Uncharted Movie Casting of Nathan Drake

57:35 SEGMENT 4: Off Topic
This week we discuss what books we are reading!
Britt: Zombie novels
Steimer: Con-man non-fiction
Andrea: Wheel of Time

Destiny 2 Reveal and More!

It is our first podcast episode! So excited to finally be in production with my awesome team. This week we chat the latest news which you can see in the show notes below, plus hands-on time with Prey, Persona 5, Dreadnought, and more. It was also the gameplay reveal of Destiny 2! Steimer and I were at the event and got lots of new info.

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Show notes:
Date: May 18, 2017

04:00 – SEGMENT 1: NEWS
-Ubisoft announces Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2
→ Assassin’s Creed first look coming at E3
-Nintendo Direct for ARMS
-Nintendo Reportedly Developing Zelda Smartphone Game
-Public Passes to E3 are SOLD OUT!
-Witcher getting a Netflix series
-South Park gets a new release date
37:37 – SEGMENT 2: Hands-ON

Alexa: Fire Emblem Heroes
Britt & Steimer: Persona 5
Andrea: Dreadnought for PS4 new cop-op mode Havoc and finished Prey

01:15:00 – SEGMENT 3: Grab bag!
Destiny 2 reveal event

01:36:05 SEGMENT 4: Off Topic
This segment will normally be about stuff that is non-games related, but this week we chat about our history in video games and how we met each other!

Welcome to What’s Good Games

What happens when friends with more than 35 years of games industry experience combine their powers for an epic podcast? Hopefully something pretty cool.

Welcome to What’s Good Games, a new show for the nerd-inclined!

I’m super excited to go on this new adventure with Alexa Ray Corriea, Brittney Brombacher, and Kristine Steimer. Check out more details and get involved at www.patreon.com/whatsgoodgames!

I finally finished Mass Effect Andromeda: My thoughts are conflicted.

My friends Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer invited me to their lovely podcast DLC to discuss all kinds of cool stuff! We chat the Destiny 2 announcement, Starcraft Remastered, esports in theaters, and of course, my thoughts on Mass Effect Andromeda.

Listen here: http://5by5.tv/dlc/172

Show notes:

00:35:20 – The Playlist: Mass Effect: Andromeda, Paragon, Everything, Splatoon 2, Has-Been Heroes

01:33:59 – VR Talk: Rockband VR, Starwars Battlefront VR

01:51:13 – Parting Gifts!