Friday, July 29, 2016

Kelsey the New Owner of Pink Gorilla Games Talks Shop! - Updated

Episode 38: The truthy thirty-eighth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! We have a very special guest tonight, Kelsey Lewin of Pink Gorilla Games! Kelsey does it all, she works at the store, hosts the Game Blitz Podcast, and works in PR at Lady Killer! We start off talking about talking about the podcast! Kelsey got the video-cast bug from doing a cameo on Metal Jesus Rocks' channel
We talk about how she and her co-host Cody come up with topics for the show, and how they produce their show. Game Blitz Podcast recently made the transition to video, which is really awesome! Check it out:

Next, we talk about the awesome store, Pink Gorilla Games! The store carries all kinds of video games, vintage and current, and all the toys and accessories that go with it, including trading card games like Magic, Pokemon TCG, and Yu-Gi-Oh! (Miz Sylver laments that her buddies from StreetPass Seattle won't take her! But we will still give them a shout-out... ) Kelsey shares her awesome news, that she is now the co-owner of Pink Gorilla Games! We talk about her hopes and plans for the store, and how to keep a store relevant in the internet age! She hosts a lot of the events at the store, so go say hi. And look out for the Pink Gorilla Booth at PAX, September 2-5, 2016. We also talk about what we're playing and just games in general. Of course, we talk about Pokémon Go. If you enjoyed hearing from Kelsey, you can find her personal media links below and check them out!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Have you visited Pink Gorilla Games? Has your nostalgia made you bust out your old copies of Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow? Do you have any idea what the heck the NX will be? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hunting Monsters in NYC with Mary and John - Updated

Episode 37: the troublesome thirty-seventh episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! With special guests Mary and John! These guys are so psyched for Monster Hunter that they run a group just for it, Monster Hunter NYC! They have a lot of crossover with StreetPass NYC and StreetPass Long Island. We mentioned that they were having a special release party for the newest game in the series, Monster Hunter Generations after the release at Nintendo NYC. They had a lot of sweet sponsors, including:

  •! Use the code MHNYC for a 15% discount!
  •! Use the code MonsterHunterNYC for a 15% discount on any Kigurumi purchase!
  •! Use the code MonsterHunterNYC for a 15% discount!
  • Shirtman5000! Use the code MonsterHunterNYC for a 15% discount!
  •! Use the code Generations for a 15% discount!
  • Image Anime, NYC's coolest anime shop, located in New York City at 242 West 30th Street, between 7th & 8th Ave (closer to 8th Avenue)!
  • Videogames New York, the place for new, used, and import games, located at 202 East 6th Street, New York, NY!
  • And of course, Sean's Bar and Kitchen, the host location for their launch party, 42 West 48th St., New York, NY!

If these guys crack you up as much as they do for us, you can follow them on Twitter!
Monster Hunter NYC:

Miz Sylver played the demo of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which started as a Kickstarter. She backed the project, and is pretty glad because she enjoyed the demo! It's a Castlevania-style side-scroller platformer, and you can still pre-order a copy even though the Kickstarter is over.

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you hunt Monsters at Monsters University? Did you pre-order Bloodstained or play the demo? Are you using the cat sign? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pocket Playing with KC and More Pokemon Go - Updated

Episode 36: The tremendous thirty-sixth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week we have a special guest, The Pocket Players Podcast host, Castelia Gym Leader, and all around Pokémaster KC!

KC on Twitter:

He tells us all about the Castelia League, his Manhattan-based Pokemon League chapter. The group meets at the CitiGroup Center the first Thursday of the month at 7pm. They rope in more video game players like the Pokemon DS NYC group than card game players, but all are welcome! Check out their website for details including a calendar! He talks about his plans for bringing Pokemon Go into his league chapter, and we talk about our current enjoyment of the game. KC tells us about how he plans to incorporate Go into his podcast, The Pocket Players. If you like mobile gaming, you need to check it out! Find them on Facebook, Patreon, iTunes and Twitter!

The Pocket Players now has a Pokemon GO special series! If you are as obsessed as we are, check it out!

Did we mention that Miz Sylver was featured in an article on The Tab, along with friends of the podcast Blue Moon X79 and Mr. Mostly Mediocre?

And we close with the history of the @ at sign!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Any questions for KC? Are you joining him on Team Mystic or us on Team Valor? Are you neglecting your real pets because of Pokemon GO? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Pokemon a-GO-GO!!! - Updated

Episode 35: the tenacious thirty-fifth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. And it is living up to its name as we discuss Pokemon GO. But first, a little talk about Pokemon Shuffle. We think we have figured out this new Skill Swapper power-up, and get excited for Skill Booster drops from Celebi and the newly arrived Origin Forme of Giratina in an escalation battle. In random news, Hyrule Warriors Legends has an update that Miz Sylver is excited about, so if you are playing update your game to V 1.4.0 and increase your max hero level and get a free fairy! New Callie and Marie amiibo are out, along with a recoloring of the three-pack of the inkling girl and boy and squid. The Callie and Marie amiibo unlock new content in Splatoon and new outfits in Mario Maker.

Miz Sylver's TempleCon events are fully scheduled! (TempleCon is August 25th - 28th at the Crowne Plaza Warwick in Rhode Island)

We are excited about lots of stuff at the Con, including the arcade, and the newly introduced arcade high score contests, and Starship Horizons. In the past few years we have attended the Neo-Victorian High Tea, and have loved it every time. You have to preregister for that, and it is worth it!

And of course, we talk about Pokemon GO!!! Miz Sylver has played a lot more than The Wolf Doctor, since she has been plagued by login issues. We have pledged ourselves to Team Valor aka Red, we want you in our crew! Maybe we will see you on a Poke-Walk around Boston???
Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you going to TempleCon? Did we get any of the mechanics of Pokemon Go wrong? Are you on Team Red? #TeamWillow or #TeamKukui? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Bit Bar Buddies - Updated

Episode 34: The thirsty thirty-fourth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast, where our old school arcade dreams come to life! We had an awesome time visiting Bit Bar Salem this week, where we spoke to head chef Eric "The" Hammer, front of house manager Eric (yes, two Erics, Miz Sylver is confused!), and Gideon, President of the Bit Bar group. Listen for our full review, but let us just say that we had an awesome time! Rob who runs the Twitter stream is also hilarious, and has agreed to give us an interview "soon"! Bit Bar Salem is a "barcade", a bar/restaurant with tons of arcade games. Bit Bar is located at Bridge St & St Peter St in Salem, and is in the old Salem Jail! It's worth following them on Facebook, and signing up for their email list, since they email out which games will be at the bar. There are about thirty games now, including three pinball machines, but they have about as many again in storage that will be rotated in to keep the experience fresh! The food was also amazing, big props to Chef Eric for elevating it past standard bar fare and offering a wide vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free selection. The Wolf Doctor loved the shiitake spring rolls, and Miz Sylver loved the elk burger! The popcorn snacks were cool too! All the drinks on the menu have great video game names, like Ms. Pac Man (Miz Sylver's order) and the Ghost Eater (the Wolf Doctor's choice). Next time we have to order the Dankey Kang!

We talk a bit about Pokemon Shuffle, which, if you are playing, you need to check out the special events this week. The latest safari has the first in-game shiny's, Shiny Gyrados and Shiny Magicarp, and is ending July 5th. This ties in to the moves based Mega Gyrados competition, also ending July 5th. We also mention a whole lot of news and upcoming events!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Have you been to Bit Bar Salem or one of their pop up Bit Fest events? Is Cue Ball Wizard as scary as I make it sound? Are you going to the Sailor Symphony? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!