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The Nintendo Labo stuff is weird and…intriguing???

Nintendo had teased an announcement about a new game/peripheral aimed at kids and kids at heart.  What we got was the Nintendo Labo.

When I heard people describing it, I thought it sounded incredibly odd, but whatever.  I’m not a kid.  Things can be not for me, and that’s fine.  But then I watched the video, and I’m intrigued.  In a nutshell, there’s a game, and a cardboard kit to construct something to use to interact with the game.  The motion is gauged by the IR camera that is in the bottom of the right joy-con.  So for instance, there is a piano that can be constructed, and with where the joy-con is placed, the camera can tell which key is being pressed.

I find the whole thing interesting.  Not sure it is something I will get, but it is definitely something new and innovative.  Reminds me of why I always stick with Nintendo.

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Podicus Wrecks #63 – Upcoming movies

This week, Anthony and J. R. are talking about upcoming movies they are interested in, premiering between Nov. 2017 and April 2018. They start with their thoughts on Thor: Ragnarok, and continue with their thoughts heading into Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Black Panther, and others. Jacob then pops in to offer his take on the trailer for The New Mutants. Casey then has his minute recaps of the “The Damned” and “Monsters” episodes of The Walking Dead. Finally being wrapped up with some thoughts on Super Mario Odyssey and news from Blizzcon.

 

Podicus Wrecks #62 – Until Dawn

With Halloween approaching, I thought we should have a couple Halloween-centric episodes.  So first, Scotty joins me to discuss our experiences playing Until Dawn.  This is a horror movie inspired game, centered around story decisions and quick time events.  It is a spoiler-filled discussion, as we not only go into our mindset while playing this game, but also the repercussions of our actions.  Casey then wraps up the episode with his minute recap of the Season 8 premier of The Walking Dead, “Mercy.”

Batman: The Enemy Within – The Enigma

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I don’t normally review the Telltale games for a couple of reasons.  First, they’re episodic, and I don’t usually get around to playing them until they are all wrapped up, or will play one episode right before the next comes out.  Then wait to play that one.  Secondly, with the story choices, I feel like my gaming experience is going to be different than yours.  But after playing episode one of Telltale’s second season of Batman, I thought I’d give it a go, because you all should play this game.  Mild spoilers ahead.  (more…)