Turtle Jump Podcast (video games)

In this episode, we talk about Super Mario Maker, the new Nintendo game that leverages to the Wii U Game Pad to allow players to create their own Mario levels. Players can then share their levels online and play the levels uploaded by others. Is this genius, or mad? Or both? We explore that question. 

Direct download: 77___Super_Mario_Maker.m4a
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

This week, Paul and Allen step away from the world of video games into the mysterious world of tabletop roleplaying games, specifically D&D. In preparation of an upcoming mini-campaign that we will be releasing for the show, we create Allen's player character: a Human Ranger. Join us as we discuss the different strategies and options for character creation. 

Email us about your D&D experiences! letters@turtlejump.com

Twitter: @TurtleJumpShow, @jollygreen05, @kallenboone

Direct download: TJ_Character_Creation.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:06am EDT

In this episode we talk fan creations. Specifically, the weird ones. In particular, The Light of Courage, a series of 3D rendered Zelda fan films with a strange backstory. 

Watch the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/grusd/videos

Direct download: 75___The_Light_of_Courage.m4a
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

Astral Breakers is Intropy Games's block busting puzzle game with a cute astrology aesthetic. Modes include a campaign, co-op, competition, and creativity with making your own constellations. So is it dope, or SUPER dope? Paul and Allen lay it all out. 

Direct download: 74___Astral_Breakers.m4a
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

Joined once again by podcast extraordinaire JonesyLovesBeer and, for the first time, the VP of your heart and ours, Dale_a, the Turtle Jumpers talk Batman Arkham Knight, Rocksteady's final entry in their stellar Arkham trilogy. 

Direct download: 73___Batman_Arkham_Knight.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Joined by JonesyLovesBeer of PaperKeg fame, the Turtle Jumpers journey to Middle Earth to take on the forces of Sauron. As Talion the ranger possessed by the elf-wraith Celebrimbor, we battle and manipulate the uruks of Mordor in order to revenge the death of our family at the hand of the Hand of Sauron [sic]. 

Direct download: 72___Middle_Earth__Shadow_of_Mordor.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Code Name Steam is Nintendo's cel shaded steam punk turn-based strategy game, developed with Intelligent Systems. But is it any good? Nope. 

Direct download: episode71.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

On July 12, Nintendo announced that their president, Satoru Iwata, had passed away. Over the course of his career he developed many great games, led two prominent game companies, and inspired millions. As the public face of Nintendo, he delighted fans with his Iwata Asks segments, Nintendo Directs, and other appearances. We take this episode to remember him and how he affected our lives, personally.

Direct download: episode70final.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

Hi! And welcome to the Turtle Jump Show: the video game podcast of your hearts, and ours! Recently Allen and Paul bought an Xbox One. This is that story.

Send letters to: letters@turtlejump.com
Twitter: @turtlejumpshow

Direct download: episode69final.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

Hi! And welcome to the Turtle Jump Show: the video game podcast of your hearts, and ours! During E3 Nintendo made Super Mario Maker and Zelda: Triforce Heroes available to play at select Best Buy locations, and our very own Paul Shirley made a pilgrimage to such a place to try these games. Also, we play some Nindies at Home, indie game demos on the Wii U available for download the week of E3. 

Send letters to: letters@turtlejump.com
Twitter: @turtlejumpshow

Direct download: episode68final.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT