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August 5
2014

Hyrule Warriors Welomes Zant, Ghirahim, and Ganondorf

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Last night Nintendo aired a special Hyrule Warriors-centric Direct where the game’s creators broke down the details of the game. Much of what they discussed expanded on previously announced features and characters, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Chain Chomp weapons, giant Bomb-Chus, and strategic Cuckoo swarms were all shown off alongside previously announced stages and characters from Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, and Twilight Princess.

We also got a new mode that harkens back to the original Legend of Zelda game. Players find themselves on an 8-bit map full of unlockable weapons and items, with each individual block-area housing its own unique challenge for players to overcome. Upon selecting a challenge players are transported to the fully-realized 3D map to complete their challenge. This Adventure Mode, along with two player co-op multiplayer, will give the game plenty of replay value once the main campaign is complete.

Lastly it was revealed that series villains Zant, Ghirahim, and Ganondorf will all be unlockable playable characters. This certainly balances the game’s gender scales somewhat, though the playable cast is still predominantly fiercely fabulous females.

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August 4
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #183

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Before I can get to the games this week, first I have to gush about Guardians of the Galaxy and how awesome it was. Then I can move on to talking about a great new RPG that I’m playing… from 1997.

Then I respond to a comment on an earlier episode and ask you guys a question of my own. Watch this week’s installment after the jump!

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August 1
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

We had a little unexpected exit this week, but I’m not that heartbroken about it. Plus, we finished the awesome project we’d been working on (it was mostly me fishing up a lot of sharks to pay it off, but I guess some of the others helped a little bit…), which you’ll see later on!

There was also the usual weirdness, like the letter I got that read: “Dear Chris, A dark shadow was following me down our street the other day. I started to run, but it turns out it was just your dad. Still scary, though. – Mom” She included a lantern, which ties in nicely. But maybe she should have kept it for herself in case Dad sneaks up on her again…

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July 29
2014

Review: The Walking Dead Season Two – Episode Four: Amid The Ruins

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Season Two of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead is nearing its climax, and things are getting seriously ugly. With Episode 4: Amid The Ruins, there are a few shockers, but also some quiet moments where you can reflect on how you got where you are and what exactly you did to get there. My spoiler-free review is after the jump!

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July 28
2014

This Gaystation 4 is for the Gaymers

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The 2014 gay pride season has been a great one for gaymers. We’ve had all sorts of parades: from the Toronto Gaymers’ cosplay contingent at World Pride to virtual marches in Star Trek Online, World of Warcraft, and in celebration of the game’s inclusive marriage options, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Plus, the second year of queer-gaming conference GaymerX fell right in the middle of the season, in many ways acting as the  year’s unofficial gaymer pride event.
Today, in celebration and support of the Stockholm Pride Festival a Swedish electronics retailer, Webhallen, is auctioning off what could possibly be the gayest console of all time: The 500gb, rainbow-striped, ‘Gaystation 4′.

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July 28
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #182

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Well, I’m kind of irritated this week because a game I was enjoying turned out to have a kind of major bug in it that’s preventing me from completing it. Grrr… And then I tried a new game that I’m not really sure I’m going to get very far in… not really my cup of tea. Make the jump to watch the new vidcast and I’ll explain everything!

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July 25
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, it was a relatively easy week in Geneva. Not too much drama. A little panic, but then ended really well. I’ll explain as we go!

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