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GH66: Dock Socks

GH66: Dock Socks
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In this episode, our heroes discuss the new hit online card game Magic: The Gathering Arena and potential augmented reality (AR) opportunities with other card games, they discuss the re-release of the Switch, they inform us all of the “Dock Socks” and much more!   Tell us your answer to this week’s question of the week – “What real-world practical skills has gaming taught you?”

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Thomas Egan
Mike Madsen
Joshua Welch

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Lifeformed

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GH66: Dock Socks

GH47: Nintendo Labo & Mario Cartoons

We were finally able to get our hands on a box of the Super Mario Cereal, so it was the perfect time to team-up with the Saturday Morning Tooncast! First, we talk about the Nintendo Labo announcement and what it could mean for the Nintendo Switch. Then, we switch formats with our guest Jeremy to watch the Super Mario Bros. Super Show! cartoon from 1989! We also check out the Super Mario Cereal, including the precious prize Amiibo. It was a fun episode, so we hope you enjoy!

08:00 – Nintendo Labo

21:55 – Super Mario Bros. Super Show Episode 46 “Plumber Academy”

42:40 – Super Mario Bros. Super Show Episode 48 “Flatbush Koopa”

63:00 – Super Mario Cereal

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Jeremy Monken

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Flying Killer Robots

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GH47: Nintendo Labo & Mario Cartoons

GH35 – PS4 Updates & SNES Glitches

PS4 gets a big update, FIFA18 has some weird graphics, SNES Classic glitches, Stardew Valley releases, and BlizzCon sets the schedule all this week on Gamer Heroes! Plus, we’re moving to a new day! Starting next week, we’ll be premiering new episodes every Tuesday! So make sure you keep with us on our new day.

02:50 – Big Schedule Announcement!

05:55 – PS4 5.0 Update & Andrew House Leaves Sony

12:30 – Halo goes Augmented Reality

19:30 – Blizzard Releases BlizzCon Schedule

25:30 – FIFA18 and Nintendo Switch Graphics Issues

31:15 – Stardew Valley Lands on Switch

37:10 – SNES Classic First Impressions and Glitches

48:30 – Game Contest & Show Details

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Derreck Mayer

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Derreck Mayer

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Flying Killer Robots

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GH35 – PS4 Updates & SNES Glitches

GH07: Welcome New Challenger in VR

Nintendo Switch gets new launch day titles, plus some clarification on bluetooth functionality and the virtual console. We talk about the latest in mobile gaming including new games from Futurama and Power Rangers! Then it’s all VR, AR, 3D, and the like as we talk about where video game technology is trying to go and whether or not it’s currently working. Last but not least, we welcome Zach, our new host to the show. So give him a warm welcome.

5:25 – Mobile Gaming News: Pokemon Go, Futurama, and Power Rangers

26:55 – Nintendo Switch News & Updates

39:10 – VR: Virtual Reality (Our Main Topic)

1:03:40 – Closing

What are your thoughts on VR? Is the technology ready for prime time or are people just riding the VR train for a quick buck?

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GH07: Welcome New Challenger in VR

Pokémon Go: First Impressions from a Beta Tester

If you have been living under a rock, Pokémon Go is a new mobile game launching this year from Niantic, the studio behind the Android game “Ingress”.  It allows Pokémon fans to do something they have always wanted to do, be the “Ash Ketchum” of their own personal Pokémon journey.  This game is now in the beta testing phase and a slew of invites were sent out this week to bring in more testers.  I was one of those lucky enough to be chosen for the test , and now that I have had the game for a few days, I decided to do a short article to give my thoughts on the game as it currently exists.

Just to preface this, I will not be giving out any information as to actual game-play mechanics.  As a beta tester, I am subject to an NDA, and I will not be breaking that.  This article is just to give my impressions having played the game for a few days.  If leaks are what you want, there are plenty of places out there to get that information.

Pokemon Go

Capture Pokemon in their first augmented reality adventure.

To start with, the game is quite fun to look at.  The graphics are quite good for a mobile game.  I am playing the game on a Nexus 6P, and it looks great  on the 5.7 inch screen.  The AR (augmented reality) portion of the game works quite well, making it look like the Pokémon are actually in front of you.

Pokemon Go

Explore your real life surroundings to capture imaginary Pokemon.

The most surprising part of Pokémon Go, for me anyway, is that it makes you actually want to leave the house.  I am not generally an active person, but this game has succeeded in making me want to leave the house and explore.  Just yesterday, I went out to go try and add a few more species to my Pokédex, and I found myself walking further and further from my home, trying to hit that next Pokéstop or gym.  There aren’t many other beta testers in my area that I have seen, but I imagine once the game releases, it won’t be uncommon to run into other people playing, hanging around those landmarks in the game.

And it is there that I think this game will succeed.  Whether you are a fan of the original Red and Blue, or a newer fan who enjoys the 3DS games, you will find something to love in Pokémon Go.  I will release a full review, as well as a tips and tricks article, once the game is closer to release and the NDA is over.

 

Pokémon Go: First Impressions from a Beta Tester