Episode 73.5 – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, bro


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What a wonderful night to have a podcast!


Castlevania II – Requiem

Castlevania II – Game Over

Forgetters – Vampire Lessons Continue reading

Thoughts – Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Demo


Earlier today, I received a code for the Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire demo. As soon as I got home from work, I opened up the email again to redeem it on my 3DS aaaaaaand

pokecodeHey! Where’d my code go? Rude!

Turns out I wasn’t the only one having issues with the code. Luckily, it seems like The Pokemon Company is on the case.

After reopening the email in a few different browsers, the code magically appeared. Next thing I knew, I was downloading a demo for a remake of a Pokemon game that I never fully appreciated. Continue reading

Episode 73 – Miiverse Jail

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3DS Update – Themes!

Canceled Factor Five Star Wars Trilogy for Wii


Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Castlevania Dracula X, Bayonetta 2 Demo, Castlevania Circle of the Moon


The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)

Bayonetta – Let’s Dance Boys!

Teen Idols – Midnight Picture Show

Tyler’s handheld gaming site stickitinyourpocket

Let us know your thoughts on Castlevania II for our next episode!!

Rockford aRt.cade: “FREEPLAY”


The Rockford aRt.cade group held their fourth video game art show in downtown Rockford, Il last weekend and luckily we were able to attend and take a few photos of the event. Each show the group puts on features a theme to unify the work of the various artists contributing, though this time things were a bit more open as they decided to go with “FREEPLAY” as a concept. As a result, artists created work inspired by a variety of periods, genres, styles, and formats, from NES-era mascots like Mega Man to works based on contemporary classics. Nintendo-inspired games (especially NES and Super NES) always seem to receive the most love though, so there were plenty of incredible examples featuring Mario, Link, Samus, Zelda, and Kirby. Check out the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/rockfordartcade for lots more photos and information about participating artists and potential future shows. You can also check out issue #2 of our zine, Fun Factor!, for a write-up and photos from the group’s first show. Continue reading