Games: new, revamped, and rebooted. This week, Ludwig, Richard, Alexander, and Anthony kick things off with the age-old plight of an octopus just trying to get by as a regular, suburban dad in Octodad. Lara Croft is back for an encore performance in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and Luddy shares some early thoughts on Garret's return in Eidos's Thief reboot.
In news, Nintendo took some time earlier this week to vaguely outline its plans for the future, and the crew has some thoughts on what the big N had to say.
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Hosts: Ludwig (@LudwigK), Richard, (@TheRichardM) Alexander (@Sliwinski), Anthony (@AJohnAgnello)
- 00:00:00 // Intro
- 00:01:17 // Octodad
- 00:24:04 // Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition & console performance
- 00:49:14 // Thief
- 01:03:44 // Nintendo news: Mario Kart 8, health focus, NFC, future
- 01:28:40 // Giveaway
Theme Music: Satsuma Audio and Whitaker Blackall – "A Basstastic Undertaking"
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- Octodad: Dadliest Catch review: Eight arms, all thumbs
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition more definitive on PS4, says Digital Foundry
- Thief Video Preview
- Mario Kart 8 starts its engines on Wii U this May
- Iwata: Nintendo to entice customers through smart phones, stronger Wii U Gamepad software
- Nintendo nine-month profits drop year-on-year, Wii U ships 1.95 million in Q3
- Nintendo working on non-wearable health monitoring tech
- Nintendo envisions on-demand service tied to IDs across hardware
- Nintendo: No plans to offer mini-games on smartphones
- Joystiq's Four in February is upon us, behold our staff picks
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