Saturday, January 21, 2017

Nintendo Switch it up with Sylverstone

Episode 61: the Switch filled sixty-first episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight's special guest is , an awesome multimedia artist and video game nerd, who's here to give us the lowdown on the Nintendo Switch Preview Event that happened last Sunday, January 15th. But before we talk Switch, we talk news!

  • PAX South is happening in San Antonio, TX, Jan 27-29, 2017. That's next weekend! Miz Sylver will be attending! There's a lot of awesome stuff going on.
    • Miz Sylver will be working on the event "StreetPass Game Show", a Family Feud-style gamer game show! You can still enter to win a spot on the show, and you can still help be the "Survey Says" answers by going here and filling out the survey! Kelsey of Pink Gorilla Games will also be working at that panel. Happening 8:30 pm Friday night in the Bobcat Theatre. The Grand Prize is a 10" statue of Skyward Sword Link!
    • Miz Sylver is also on the panel StreetPass Switch: The Future of Nintendo Handheld Gaming, happening 12:00 pm Sunday in the Armadillo Theatre. , who swept the Mario Kart tournaments at all three PAX last year, will be on the panel, and will be taking all comers in Mario Kart!
    • Miz Sylver will attempt to battle the PAX Pokemon League, where you can meet gym leaders in real life and battle them for actual badges.
    • Make sure to check out Digital Precept at Booth 10005 to demo their VR game Kung Fu: Shadow Fist! Tell Craig we sent you!
    • There are a lot of other awesome booths... Miz Sylver has picked out some of her favorites including:
      • Capcom - Booth 11076: Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil
      • Frozenbyte - Booth 11889: Has-Been Heroes
      • Nintendo - Booth 11255
      • Yacht Club Games - Booth 10027: Shovel Knight, Gunvolt
      • Alienware - Booth 10683: Computers, specializing in gaming PCs and science-fiction themes.
      • DXRacer - Booth 10655: Gaming desks, chairs, and simulators.
      • Twitch - Booth 11265: Leading video platform and community for gamers.
      • Loot Crate - Booth 1688: Monthly subscription box full of geek and gamer items.
  • PAX East is happening in Boston, MA, Mar 10-12, 2017. The Wolf Doctor and Miz Sylver will both be attending, and hosting our panel "Podcasting: From Amateur to Pro-Caster" tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 11th at 8:00pm in the Arachnid Theatre. Our all star panel includes Kelsey of Pink Gorilla Games, KC of the SwitchCast, Kevin of the Hadron Gospel Hour, and the inimitable Jonathan Holmes, who's staring in the out now 2064: Read Only Memories.
Speaking of PAXes, we have a question for you!

More news:
  • Overwatch is having a Lunar New Year event, just announced on Twitter!
  • Speaking of the Lunar New Year, Final Fantasy XV: BroQuest is having the Moogle Chocobo Carnival!
  • The most recent Nintendo Direct was all about Fire Emblem! New games are coming!
    • Fire Emblem Heroes should be coming out for Android February 2nd! (That's soon!)
    • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for the 3DS is due out on May 19! THERE WILL BE AMIIBO...
    • Fire Emblem Warriors, a Dynasty Warriors-style game, will be coming to both New 3DS and Switch in the fall.
    • Also, an as-yet un-named Fire Emblem game will be coming to the Switch in 2018. This series is really gaining popularity!
Phew, that's a lot of news! On to our discussion with ! First, we get to know a little bit more about Sylverstone and his art. You can check out his portfolio of multimedia projects and games at SylversEdge, and of course, follow him on his Patreon!
  • Check out his YouTube!
    On his channel you will see awesome glitch-art videos, some with original music like this one! Speed drawing videos, gameplay, and game news and reviews also make an appearance, like his switch event review!
  • He's a big fan of the Reddit boards, and is involved with /r/NintendoSwitch and does their Twitter! There's also a Switch Discord channel! And, their own Twitch channel, /rnintendoswitch!
  • Catch him painting on Twitch!
  • Follow him on Facebook!
We talk about his experience at the Nintendo Switch Preview Event in New York. (More of these events are upcoming.) He trekked down to the Kimpton Hotel on 6th Ave at 6:30 am for the 10 am 90-minute session of Switch experiences! He talks about ARMS, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, his impressions of the hardware, and getting to say hi to . His overall impression of the Switch is that it's awesome!

We also asked some friends of the podcast to give us their takes on the Switch Preview Event! First up is Beast Gamer Kuma of KumaZoku Entertainment! Find him on Twitter and Twitch He also made an amazing event video! After attending this event he is now a viral video star thanks to his hilarious 12 Switch cow milking performance! However he is not 100% sold yet on the Switch. He needs the third party games to be as awesome as the novelty games.

We also got a take from Geoff Kappenberg, who came away... quite satisfied! He was very impressed by the Pro Controller. Thank you Geoff :D

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Will you be attending PAX South or PAX East? Are you more excited for the Joycons than ever? Can you out-milk Kuma? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

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