September 18, 2014 – Slow week on the Wii U front, but a big week on the 3DS. Tons of new content, including a demo for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (same demo Platinum Club Nintendo members received last week, but with limited uses)! Be sure to check out all of this week's updates at noon eastern at your favorite Nintendo digital storefront... (more)
Didn't we just have an episode? Well we did and now we have another awesome show, this time packed with tons of content in a timely fashion! You see a well known webcomic called Brawl In The Family is coming to a momentous close on October 3rd, the same date Super Smash Bros. for 3DS releases. Joe (Ninsage) and Stephen (DrFinkelstein) are joined by the creator of this this comic, Matthew Taranto (TriforceBun). They dive into what the comic has meant over the years, why it's ending, and reminisce about lost ideas that never made it to the main strips.
September 11, 2014 – This week's Nintendo Download features an electric puzzle platformer, kung fu to music, an adventure on a tropical island, a crawl through a dungeon, and more! Be sure to check out all of this week's updates beginning at noon eastern at your favorite digital storefront... (more)
The Negative World Rochester Meet Up has come and gone and this episode we have three folks who lived to tell the tales! Joe (Ninsage), Anand (Anand), and Lou (TheOldManFromZelda) join Stephen (DrFinkelstein) to talk about games and meet ups. Believe it or not, Stephen has even finally beaten Xenoblade Chronicles and the guys discuss the ending in decent length. Be sure to skip over 00:46:20 and 00:55:50 if you haven't yet beaten it yourself.
Nintendo has announced they will be streaming the new Super Smash Bros. for 3DS for eight hours on Twitch this Friday, September 12 starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern/10:00 a.m. pacific. Bookmark their Twitch page ASAP because that's where they're streaming it (I'm unsure if it's going to be on their YouTube channel as well). More details as they become available... (more)
I suppose that I should begin with a bit of a small disclosure. I am both a video game site owner / writer for the site and an aspiring independent game developer, which puts me in a strange position in the midst of all of the recent talk about journalistic integrity and where the lines should be drawn. Some people want a distinct line between both sides that cannot be crossed, but what happens when you are a part of both sides? I won't get deep into all of that here, but I feel it necessary to point out that, throughout the course of various indie game developer gatherings in Chicago since I started getting into the scene about two years ago, I have met and become friends and acquaintances with many of Chicago's indie game developers, including the organizers of Bit Bash, and I was a volunteer at Bit Bash as well. And now I'm writing about Bit Bash. Journalistic integrity = wrecked... (more)
Ham and Pineapple. Cheese and Vegemite. Just a couple of examples of humanity's penchant for mixing two tastes into a combined flavour explosion. Sometimes the result is a delicious savoury treat, a classic for the ages. And sometimes, the experiment produces an unholy chimaera, an unfortunate hellbeast that should have been put down at birth for the sake of all Mankind... But that's what happens when you put fruit on a pizza... (more)
I honestly have no idea if "GamerGate", the latest manifestation of the drama involving well... people and things I won't get into here because enough has been said about whatever sins they may or may not have committed... is a huge thing in the greater video game world or not. It has blown up on pretty much every major gaming site and forum, and even mainstream, non-gaming sites like Forbes have gotten into the mix. Oh, and word is that actor Adam Baldwin of Full Metal Jacket / Firefly / etc. fame was the one who actually created the gamergate hashtag on Twitter... or something? I can't even follow everything at this point. But whether the majority of the millions of gamers out there know or care about GamerGate, I can't say... (more)