Tuesday, July 18, 2017

YOU'RE a Shiny Tapu Koko

Episode 81: The exorbitant eighty-first episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week the Wolf Doctor and Miz Sylver talk news.
This week's Twitter Poll is inspired by the new Ataribox announcements!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you going to San Diego Comicon? Are you going to Grant Park for the Pokemon GO Fest? Or will your Switch be comforting you while you stay home this weekend? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Happy Anniversary Pokemon Go

Episode 80: The excellent eightieth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week Miz Sylver is in Midgard, and she and the Wolf Doctor talk news!
Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you a paint roller loving squid? Can you rock an Ash Cap? Are you going to make Miz Sylver cry at League of Legends? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, July 1, 2017

AndroidQueen Preys on Games

Episode 79: The singular seventy-ninth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight, we have a special guest! Maitland Hemby also known as . Maitland is a friend and classmate of The Wolf Doctor and Miz Sylver who is a Senior Gameplay Engineer at Arkane Studios in the Austin office. She's worked at several other game studios including Harmonix, BioWare, and Edge of Reality. She talks about how she got into games, the ups and downs of being in the industry, and her favorite things she made for Prey. We also get her advice for aspiring game developers, which does include moving to Austin. Her Austin area gaming pick is Juegos Rancheros indie gaming meet-ups. Follow Maitland on Instagram for cute dog photos!

This week's news:

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you think Prey is spooky? What was your favorite Harmonix game? And is Austin really full? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pokemon Go Gym Genius

Episode 78: The squishy seventy-eighth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week we focus on the confusion and excitement of the latest Pokemon Go update! We also talk news:
This week our Twitter poll is about stranger danger at the Gym!



Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. What do you think of the new Pokemon Go update? Have you gotten a Golden Razz Berry? Will you raid like a champion? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Sunday, June 18, 2017

The E3 Extravaganza

Episode 77: the solstice seventy-seventh episode of the PokeProblemPodcast! We talk E3 announcements, and some news on top of that:
Miz Sylver and the Wolf Doctor did not get to attend the real E3, but they attended the Playstation E3 Experience, from which they review the highlights. (PS - it's MONSTER of the Deep, not MASTER!) They also review the offerings from Microsoft and Nintendo! We discuss the offerings in more depth in the show, but we wanted to highlight a few new demos that we are playing in the notes: Marvel VS. Capcom Infinite for PS4 and XBox One has a story mode demo out now. A demo for Miitopia is available in the 3DS eShop. This week's twitter poll asks about your thoughts on E3!



Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. What was you favorite game of E3? Do you think the XBoxOneX will be a big success? Do you want to be the next Monster Hunter Maid? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Miz Sylver Reviews Cave Story for Switch

A special episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast: Miz Sylver reviews Cave Story+, a game created by Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya and published by Nicalis! Miz Sylver played the upcoming version for Switch, but it is already out for Steam if that's your platform of choice. You can read her written review here! We won't spoil the review (or the game in our review), but let's just say Miz Sylver really enjoyed it and will be doing more play-throughs! Thank you to for providing a copy of the game for review! If you want a physical copy with all the goodies including a keychain, pre-order at GameStop.

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did you play Cave Story when it originally came out? Are you getting the special bundle? Will you say "yes" to the boss fights? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Lance and Clint of Duck Block Games

Episode 76: the satisfying seventy=sixth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week we have two very special guests! Lance and Clint Trahan of Duck Block Games! Their game Forsaken Castle had an incredibly successful KickStarter, and will be coming out later this year on Steam (it's been GreenLit), Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4, and Switch! They tell us about all how they got their start in making games, where the idea for Forsaken Castle came from, the Steam and Kickstarter process. They give props to their awesome composer Zack Parrish (who did the music for Valdis Story: Abyssal City), the Baton Rouge IGDA chapter , the awesome Level Up Lab, hanging out with Pixel Dash Studios (creators of Road Redemption), and of course, their favorite pokemon.

Follow them on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram! You should also on Twitter. And of course, TRY THE DEMO FOR FORSAKEN CASTLE! And pre-order your copy on BackerKit!

And of course we talk news: This week's Twitter poll asks about Kickstarting games:



Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did you pre-order Forsaken Castle? Do you love Metroidvania games? Would your pixel portrait haunt our dreams? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jean Rabe Rocks Writing

Episode 75: The stunning seventy-fifth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. This week, we have an incredible special guest, the amazing writer Jean Rabe! Jean started off in journalism, majoring in it at Northern Illinois University. After several years covering news at newspapers in the Midwest, she applied to work at TSR (now part of Wizards of the Coast) as a coordinator for the RPGA (which has now evolved into the D&D Adventurers League). Inspired by authors such as George R.R. Martin (particularly the book Fevre Dream), Jean always wrote fiction for fun. Her first chance to publish came when TSR published her novel Red Magic, launching her career as a fantasy author. Her favorite Dragonlance books that she's written are The Stonetellers series. Jean talks about her process, the differences between writing fantasy and crime fiction, the importance of participating in blogs and newsletters (Jean maintains a personal blog, participates in The LadyKillers blog, and does a newsletter that you can sign up for on her blog), and so much more. Her latest book, The Dead of Winter: A Piper Blackwell Mystery is available on Amazon, with the follow-up novel The Dead of Night due out from her publisher Imajin Books September 1st! Jean's got a story in the recently released anthology Trials and Tribulations if you are looking to try out her fantasy work. Look for "The Bone Tapestry", a thriller set in Italy, soon!

Follow Jean through her newsletter on her website, on her personal blog and The Ladykillers, and on Twitter. You can see her in person soon at Killer Nashville August 24-27 and FlatCon in Bloomington Indiana, October 20-22, and maaaaaaaybe GenCon in Indianapolis August 17-20.

And we talk some news!


Inspired by our wonderful conversation with Jean, we ask what's your favorite evil chromatic dragon in this week's Twitter poll!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you have any questions for our super guest Jean Rabe? Mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, what's your favorite? Do you prefer chromatic or metallic dragons? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, May 27, 2017

PokeProblems Plays ARMS Global TestPunch

Episode 74: the sexual seventy-fourth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight we focus on ARMS, but we cover a lot of news and events too!
  • This week saw the release of Magikarp Jump! Miz Sylver is loving it!
  • Overwatch is celebrating its anniversary with special events and dancing emotes through June 12th! Miz Sylver's favorites are Junkrat's 90's dancing and Reaper tapping his foot. Memorial Day Weekend is also a free weekend, so if you haven't tried the game yet, or if you want to try it on an alternate platform, now's your chance.
  • The Nintendo Summer of Play is starting soon. It is NOT coming to Boston, but it is going to Summerfest in Milwaukee (as is the Playstation Road to Greatness), and will be in New York August 18th - 20th. People who pre-order or purchase select Nintendo games at participating GameStop locations near the 2017 Summer of Play tour stops will receive a Nintendo branded PopSocket mobile accessory device (limited quantity; while supplies last). Remember to make a My Nintendo account - if you check in with your My Nintendo QR Code, you will also be able to receive a free gift item (while supplies last)!
  • An update on Forsaken Castle: they made their super stretch Kickstarter Goal to release the game on the Nintendo Switch, with a cool version you can order with Super NES-style box.
  • Speaking of Castlevania-style games, did you hear that Netflix is doing a Castlevania series, premiering July 7th!
  • The winner of last week's twitter poll about alternate titles for Uncharted 2 was "Uncharted 2: Hotline Bling"! Over on StitchPassBoston, the twitter poll was about the ladies of ARMS:
  • We wish Green Mario well at Nexus Game Fair!
  • Finally, we talk ARMS! The Global TestPunch is still happening this weekend, and will happen again next weekend. (There are 1 hour windows, check it out on the web.)
This week's Twitter Poll is also about ARMS:

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you playing the ARMS Global TestPunch events? How do you feel about Uncharted 2? Is your dancing more Junkrat or Reaper? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Friday, May 19, 2017

Miz Sylver Loves Kukui Nuts

Episode 73: The suggestive seventy-third episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! The Wolf Doctor bestows Kukui nuts upon Miz Sylver before we talk news:
Miz Sylver used her GameStop discount to get a copy of Uncharted 2 for The Wolf Doctor, in defiance of our poll and as inspiration for our new poll:


Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you excited for ARMS? What's your favorite Miyazaki movie? Do you love Kukui Nuts? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Monday, April 24, 2017

Miz Sylver loves Scrap Zelda

Episode 72: The scrumptious seventy-second episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight we go over the news of the week!
Listeners, I just want you to know that we will be on hiatus for the next few weeks. The Wolf Doctor will be away visiting family with slow internet... she will miss you! Be afraid for her.

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did we leave you favorite candidate off our twitter poll? Do you have e-sports dreams? Would you use that scary bathroom at the Safe House? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Pokemon Go Easter Eggstravaganza with Tenku No Oni

Episode 71: The slammin' seventy-first episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast, costarring the terrific Tenku No Oni! Today we discuss the news of the day! Help the Wolf Doctor out! She is out of home console/computer games to play. Her favorite games include things like Kingdom Hearts, FFVII, Assassin's Creed, SSX 3... She likes to play with a controller so shooters are not her favorite thing, and she wants a game that will take about 50 hours to play and won't force her down the completionist route. What do you think? Write ins welcome!


Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Especially about which game the Wolf Doctor should get into next. Did you get an NES Classic? Are you at Star Wars Celebration? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Rebecca Rudranath Rocks Reviews

Episode 70: The superb seventieth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast, starring amazing Nintendo Force Magazine writer Rebecca Rudranath! She's a life-long Nintendo fan who is the resident Poke-expert for the magazine and has a love of games that spans from fashion games like Style Savvy to horror games like Corpse Party! She tells us about getting her start as a games writer, some of her favorite stories, and her upcoming review in next month's issue on Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns. (If you are a Harvest Moon fan looking for guidance, Rebecca recommends Ushi No Tane!)

Rebecca gives shout outs to her team at Nintendo Force Magazine, , , David and Nadia, , Thor, Tony, and everybody else who makes the magazine great. We do also cover a bit of news of the week!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you subscribe to Nintendo Force Magazine? Are you a fan of Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley, Story of Seasons, and other farming games? Do you have any questions for Rebecca? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Monday, April 3, 2017

Wisconsin Johnson Bares All

Episode 69 Dudes! The excellent sixty-ninth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight's Special Guest is the extraordinary Harold Johnson, also known as "Wisconsin Johnson"! He's the man behind next month's Nexus Game Fair! That's happening from Thursday May 25th to Monday May 29th, at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee in Wisconsin. We talk about Star Trek, Puppets, acting, how he finally convinced Gary Gygax to hire him, D&D Reader's Theater, John Ritter, GaryCon, Circus Maximus, the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, Skerrit the Green aka Green Mario aka Greg Marks, the Pokemon TCG, and his new app, Consilium Event Management System which you can also find on Facebook!

He's also the owner of the Breadloaf Book Shop in Lake Geneva Wisconsin! You can find them in Wisconsin, 727 Geneva St. Lake Geneva, WI 53147, or call them at (262) 248-9446, or even email them at breadloafbooks@outlook.com for all your book needs! He is a true book lover and he closes his statements with "Read a book, it's an adventure!" which is a great slogan!

And also, some news and bits:

This week's Twitter poll honors Harold's high school gaming club days with a relatable issue!


Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you attending Nexus Game Fair? (Say Hi to Harold!) Do you want to ride in a chariot pulled by Tribbles? Do you have a fear of puppets like Miz Sylver? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Abby and Amy are Awesome Omeganauts

Episode 68: The sensational sixty-eighth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week we have TWO special guests, both Omeganauts from this year's PAX East... Abby and Amy! Amy is also known as AmazonianA on Twitch:
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And you can find her on Twitter as .

We talk about the Omegathon process, the games they play and more:

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you have questions for Abby and Amy? Did you enter to be an Omeganaut this PAX East? What would be your nightmare game in the Omegathon? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!









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Friday, March 17, 2017

Post-PAX Podcast

Episode 67: The silly sixty-seventh episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Before we discuss the insanity of PAX, Miz Sylver reminds us that if you love MineCraft, you should check out Super League. She is hosting the Boston Revolt team in Foxborough. That said, we had a crazy PAX! If you want to go to PAX East next year (or any of the other PAXes), we highly recommend following the official PAX Twitter account as the way to hear about ticket release dates and times.

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Who do you want us to invite on as our next show guest? Did you apply to be an Omeganaut? Do you even PAX, bro? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Monday, March 6, 2017

PokeProblemsPodcast SWITCH es it UP!

Episode 66: the spectacular sixty-sixth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week we play a little Switch, but before that we debut our wonderful new theme music from Jonathan Marlin Music! on Twitter, or better yet check out his website or find his music in the Unity Asset Store and use it in your games! What a great new addition to our show. Once again, props to of for introducing us to the phenomenal Jonathan Marlin!

We talk a bit of news before we play some Switch games. First, Miz Sylver dishes about the Iron DM competition at Total Con. She had a great time! Miz Sylver also had an awesome time picking up her Switch at . She chatted with Mike's Monster Gaming and Blockheadgaming and even Vice President Bowser! (Doug Bowser, no relation.)

As we discussed last week, Miz Sylver is also working at the newest season of Super League, organizing events for the Boston Revolt. If you or your child are a MineCraft fan, these events are a ton of fun!

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, you can now get a Mystery Gift of a Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y using the code M2DESCENT. There is no stated end date in the news item, so get it soon?

And of course, PAX East is this coming weekend. Miz Sylver is very excited for the special Zelda pin set and her panel, the StreetPass Game Show, happening Friday March 10th at 10:30 AM in the Bumblebee Theatre. And The Wolf Doctor is excited about our panel, Podcasting: From Amateur to Pro-Caster, happening Saturday March 11th at 8:00 PM in the Arachnid Theatre. After the show credits listen to our promo for the panel!

Next, we get into the Switch! We play some Snipperclips, a hilarious game, and special guest Ross joins us for 1-2 Switch. Before we let you go, we have a Switch-related question for you!



Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did you get a Switch? Are you going to PAX East and getting the sweet Zelda pin set? Have you taste-tested your Switch games? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cons are Confusing

Episode 65 - The stunning sixty-fifth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Miz Sylver replays her Genghis Con! Shout outs to Robert Dorf for running Lucha Libre Hero 2017: Stargate Luca 1 and to Mykle McGovern from the Adventurers League! Shoutouts to the Roosevelt High School Geek Club and to the Bards of Greyhawk! Shout outs to Aundrea Grumbo and to Tentacle Kitty! Shout outs to YumeStyle for the great Assassin's Creed earrings, and to cosplayers Kid Wolf Cosplay and Loralie Cosplay. Miz Sylver got interviewed by Big Show Entertainment Network, look for it on their YouTube Channel in a week or two!

The Club Cosplay Denver dance party was awesome! Thanks to @instalijiah! Miz Sylver also loves Arcadency, and wants to steal their JuBeat machine. Early morning airport antics with

Continuing with her Con-going, Miz Sylver is working at Total Confusion today! The convention continues through tomorrow at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough, MA. Miz Sylver is working at the Iron DM competition, which sounds terrifying!

And speaking of Cons, don't forget that PAX East is coming up March 10-12, and we are doing lots of cool stuff! That's right, we are hosting a panel, and you can listen to our excellent preview here! Podcasting: From Amateur to Pro-Caster is happening in the Arachnid Theatre on March 11 (Saturday) at 8pm! And please, fill out the StreetPass Game Show Survey!

Next, we talk Pokemon! The title topic of our poscast! We chat a little bit about Generation 2 in Pokemon GO, then move on to Pokemon Day, which is happening Monday, February 27th! Pokemon GO is celebrating February 26th - March 6th with Pikachus with Party Hats!

And finally, Miz Sylver is working at Super League again, as a host for the Boston Revolt events starting March 11th, at the Showcase Cinema de Lux, at Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA. Check them out on Twitter, too! Miz Sylver still remembers meeting Parker Games at one of the early Super League events!

In celebration of Pokemon Day, we have an important question for you...



Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you have an Amiibo with a party hat? Are you a Minecraft fiend? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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