Saturday, September 24, 2016

Super League Discount Code ACTION9

Hi all! If you (or your kids) love Minecraft, we encourage you to check out Super League, an organized play league for Minecraft hosted in movie theaters! Miz Sylver has been hosting events for Super League for over a year, and has snagged a discount code for you to use when you register on the website! Just type in ACTION9 when signing up for one day events or leagues! The code will work at any location, not just the Showcase Cinema de Lux in Revere, where she is working for the fall league!

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Pushing Buttons with Pokemon Go Plus

Episode 46: the foolish forty-sixth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. Today we rant and rave about the Pokemon GO Plus. Miz Sylver's is here, and the Wolf Doctor's is on the way! We also talk more about the Pokemon Go buddy system. Both are voted improvements to the game.

Nintendo is having its 127th anniversary this week!

The Smite Odyssey is happening now! The 2017 Odyssey is the third incarnation of this event, where you complete quests and collect items to win Odyssey points that you can use on exclusive items. The top prize is the Demon Anubis skin, which the players got to vote on! One of the early events of the Odyssey is Xing Tian's Mountain, a charity event featuring a player versus environment game mode, which is apparently quite difficult!

Miz Sylver is hosting for Super League again this fall, which is a gaming event where you can go play Minecraft in a movie theater! The four week fall league Metropolis Madness starts as early as October 18th. There are still some one day events before the league starts! Use Miz Sylver's code ACTION9 when you register to get a DISCOUNT!

Listeners, we encourage you to enter the Explorers Wanted contest. BioWare is offering fans the chance to voice a character in the newest Mass Effect game. You record yourself performing one of two provided scripts, upload to the web, and email the link to BioWare. You have until 6:59 AM GMT on September 28th. If you want to share your take with us, please, leave a comment here with the link, too!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you still waiting for your Pokemon Go Plus? Do you want us to listen to your Mass Effect Explorers Wanted audition? Do you have a Demon Anubis in your life already? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Jonathan Holmes Destructoids All!

Episode 45: the fulfilling forty-fifth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast, starring Jonathan Holmes! The noted guy who writes about games for Destructoid! You can find him in the pages of Nintendo Force Magazine which you can get HERE! He's spoken to amazing game industry professionals in his recently retired Sup Holmes podcast, and this week he graces our podcast to discuss his path to writing about games, the inside scoop on Destructoid, and his secret favorite Pokemon.

Check out Sup Holmes on YouTube!
Or subscribe on iTunes.
on Twitter!

Hear his voice acting in Read Only Memories!

Our conversation covers so many topics, from Tingle to Pinball Wizard, including a mention of his completely secret upcoming game, of which nothing is revealed. Did we mention that he created Constructoid? (Episode 1 is posted below the podcast.) And that you can see him hosting the new Game Over Boston event Player 1/Player 2 at Laugh Boston on September 27th. This is a busy man!

After Jonathan flees our studio, we talk a few news items!
  • Pokemon GO introduces the buddy system, update your game!
  • In theory the Pokemon GO Plus came out on Friday, but we didn't get ours yet :(
  • Miz Sylver is working at Super League this fall! She's working at the Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere location for the one day events on Tuesday Sept 27th and Saturday Oct 1st. The full Fall League at that location will be Wednesdays 4:30 pm - 6 pm, Oct. 19 - Nov. 9. Find locations near you! Katy Rogers of the Revere Journal wrote a nice article about Super League at this location
  • On October 28th, a new New 3DS XL for Pokemon Sun and Moon comes out. It has Solgaleo and Lunala!
  • Dragon Quest VII was just (re-)released for 3DS.
  • The new YoKai Watch Season 2 YoKai Watch Model Zero Toy is now available!
  • And, if you are going to see YoKai Watch: the Movie on October 15th, get there early to get an exclusive Yo-kai Medal for the hero of the movie, Hovernyan! This medal will only be available to those attending the screenings. This exclusive Hovernyan medal will work with Hasbro's new Yo-kai Watch Model Zero toy AND you can scan the QR code on the back of the medal into the YO-KAI WATCH 2 video games for Nintendo 3DS to unlock a special reward!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you have questions for Jonathan Holmes? Were you on the Real World: Road Rules in the 90's? Will we see you at Laugh Boston for Player 1/Player 2? Can you pronounce Solgaleo? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Miz Sylver Talks Tacticon and Demands the Pokemon Go Plus!

Episode 44: the flowery forty-fourth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week your hosts are both in the same room together for the first episode in quite a while! First we talk a bit about the PAX West Omegathon finals, which featured Mario again! Mario is all over the place, now coming to your iPhone in a free-running game coming in December! They sneaked in a mention of some new Nintendo emoji, but the other big news from the Apple Stream event is that the Apple Watch is getting a Pokemon Go app! People are already talking about if this will be the killer app for the Apple Watch, or if the upcoming Pokemon GO Plus will take the lead! Miz Sylver is getting one when they come out on September 16th, even though the total functionality is not 100% clear yet... And speaking of Pokemon, more Sun and Moon footage is out, introducing the new Type, Null! And the Aether Foundation, led by the glamorous Lusamine.

There's a lot of goodies that are going on right now. Besides being the Month of Victini, there's stuff going on in Monster Hunter, SMITE, and more!
  • Monster Hunter Generation's free DLC for September includes a Star Fox inspired outfit for Felynes.
  • This weekend is Free Overwatch Weekend for PS4 and XBox One. It's going on right now, ending September 12 at 4:00 p.m. PT (23:00 UTC). (That's 7pm for our East Coast peeps!)
  • Camp Lazy Day is happening in Smite. Complete the three events to get a new Bacchus skin, which is a sort of America People-of-Walmart vibe!
  • They've just announces the PlayStation Pro, a new updated version of the PS4, being released November 10, 2016 for $399. It supports 4K everything! Pre-orders from lots of different retailers are linked on the Sony site.
  • YoKai Watch: the Movie is coming to select theaters Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m. Movie event tickets on sale now at that site. In the Boston area, it's at the AMC Assembly Row 12 in Somerville, and the Showcase Cinema De Lux in Revere.
Finally, Miz Sylver talks Tacticon. She had a great time hanging Mayhem's Muse. One of her favorite streamers at the Con was Eswoogi, who speed ran FFVII at the Con! Miz Sylver was one of the judges of the costume contest, along with Sam and Mae of Anatomy of Cosplay and Michael, a designer who works with Mayhem's Muse. Miz Sylver got in a lot of fun gaming. She was on RT_LoZelda's channel to play Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, which we Let's Play'ed waaay back in Episode 4. She played a lot of Overwatch, and got to try out Overcooked! One new gaming idea she's excited for is the Board Gamers' League, which is a group where you record your score weekly on different board games to get ranked against other players to compete for prizes! There isn't a branch in the Boston area yet, but maybe our friends at the Compleat Strategist will start one! And don't forget, GenghisCon is being brought to us by the same team in the Denver area over President's Day weekend!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did you go to a Con over Labor Day weekend? Are you gonna get a PS4 Pro? Did you get Barret on the date in FFVII? Are there spiders everywhere? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Lisa the Omeganaut Spills the Secrets!

Episode 43: The frightening forty-third episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. This is our first new episode on our new hosting solution! This is our Pre-PAX West episode, featuring an incredible interview with Lisa CherryAngel24 who was one of the Omeganauts for Pax East this past April. She was always a big fan of the Omegathon, and when her chance to be a player came she seized the day! She tells us about the process of becoming an Omeganaut, how she prepared for the contest, her hopes and fears, the perks like getting to go to media hour on the show floor, and her advice for future Omeganauts! If you are an Omeganaut and need a coach, or if you just want to ask her some questions about Omeganauting, you can email her at labmember004 at outlook dot com (you know the drill, substitute @ for "at" and . for "dot" and take away the spaces.) or hit her up on Facebook. She's ready to do a training montage with you!

Meanwhile, Miz Sylver is at Tacticon Colorado. We talk about all sorts of awesome stuff, like September 1st's Nintendo Direct, shown below the podcast. So much good stuff was announced! New Zelda amiibo are coming soon, Yoshi's Wooly World and Super Mario Maker are coming to the 3DS, and there's going to be a new "premium" update to StreetPass Mii Plaza that will up the number of StreetPasses that you can collect from 10 to 100!

September is the Month of Victini! And now there are cute Eevees at Build-a-Bear!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you want to be an Omeganaut? Do you have a Charizard hoodie made of real Charizard? Have you seen this crazy Rainbow Road song video (linked below the Nintendo Direct)? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

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Updating our Hosting

Hello (Greetings) Listeners, as mentioned before, we are updating our podcast feed and hosting solution. We are converting over to LibSyn, which is a specialized podcast hosting site, and we are pretty excited about it. Tomorrow's episode will be the first new episode published directly on the site! Last week's episode, Episode 42, has been moved over to the new host. We expected our old host to kick the bucket yesterday, but the episodes appear to still be up. Still, we will be moving our old episodes over to ensure accessibility, which will be a slow but sure process, limited by our hosting requirements. Any episode whose show notes are marked as "Updated" in the title have been moved over. (New episodes starting with Episode 43 will have no comments about that.) If you have trouble accessing these episodes in iTunes or the Google Play store, please try updating your feed. Thank you for sticking with us through these technical difficulties!

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hosting Horrors!

Hey Listeners! We are switching our hosting solution right now... Ick, right? We should have a new episode up tomorrow and the archives will be restored slowly over the next few months. Please bear with us!

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