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The Vookcast is Australia's Nintendo Podcast. Keep informed on the latest Nintendo news, reviews, and events by our enthusiastic and sharp-eyed team. Subscribe and follow us on social to stay up-to-date, and support us adding a review or checking us out on Patreon!

    #238 – Crisis Core Has Cloud, Isn't Cloud

    #238 – Crisis Core Has Cloud, Isn't Cloud

    On this week's episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Luke and Michael as we get into discussions about the best* Final Fantasy game coming to Switch, Overwatch 2 somehow still coming to Switch, and a new game from James Turner.
    * your mileage may vary

    We also have a chat about what Nintendo's done so far this year, and what they might have brewing.

    Are you excited for Crisis Core? What do you think of The Plucky Squire? And is id's gritty Clu Clu Land remake going to be a smash hit? Head on over to the Vooks Discord to let us know, give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

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    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII remaster coming later this year to SwitchOverwatch 2 launches on October 4, coming to SwitchGet ready for a page turning adventure with The Plucky SquireFollow us: 
    VooksOllie: TwitterAngelo: Twitter | TwitchLuke: Twitter | Twitch | Maxi-GeekMichael: TwitterThis week's intro music is 'Keves Battle' from Xenoblade Chronicles 3. 



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    #237 – In Australia It's Called Autumn Guys

    #237 – In Australia It's Called Autumn Guys

    On this week's episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Luke and Michael as we get into discussions about the global announcement of a previously China-exclusive Switch game, Fall Guys going free to play, a beloved classic somehow coming to Switch, the recent Indie World Showcase, and EA going through a messy divorce.

    We also take a short detour from Nintendo to answer a question from one of our listeners and give our suggestions for games to play on Xbox and PlayStation.

    What game in the Indie World Showcase caught your attention? Which Non-tendo games do you think are worth playing? And can FIFA make its own football game (lmao)? Head on over to the Vooks Discord to let us know, give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

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    Relevant articles: 
    Fall Guys going free-to-play when it launches on Switch next monthRabbids: Party of Legends heads west on June 30thAlan Wake Remastered is coming to the SwitchEverything from the Indie World showcase – May 2022EA and FIFA divorce, EA Sports FC is the new name of the FIFA gameNintendo delivers strong FY22, Pokémon sales balloon as Kirby off to a good startFollow us: 
    VooksOllie: TwitterAngelo: Twitter | TwitchLuke: Twitter | Twitch | Maxi-GeekMichael: TwitterThis week's intro music is 'Follow Me' from Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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    #236 – Square Sells Its Cow For Magic Beans

    #236 – Square Sells Its Cow For Magic Beans

    On this week's episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Angelo and Michael as we into discussions about the launch of Nintendo Switch Sports, a couple of high profile releases doing the ol' switcheroo, a duology of Aussie news, and Square Enix selling off its western development assets to invest in NFTs.

    We also have discuss the recent damning reports from IGN and Kotaku about the poor working environment for Nintendo contractors at the company's North American headquarters.

    What Eidos and Crystal Dynamics IPs are you hoping come to Switch? Are you having fun with Nintendo Switch Sports? And why is America such a mess? Head on over to the Vooks Discord to let us know, give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

    Subscribe to us on your favourite listening platform, and please consider sharing and giving us a review - it really helps!

    Relevant articles: 
    Embracer Group has purchased Crystal Dynamics, Eidos, and more from Square EnixNintendo Australia finally adds search for digital games to its web storeThe Nintendo Experience at EB Games Swanston Street has closedNintendo Switch Sports ReviewXenoblade Chronicles 3 moves up two months to July 29thSplatoon 3 inks itself a September releaseKotaku: The Nintendo of America Contractors Who Feel Like Second Class WorkersIGN: Inside the Growing Discontent Behind Nintendo’s Fun Facade

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    VooksOliver BrandtAngelo ValdiviaLuke HendersonMichael GoncalvesThis week's intro music is 'The Legend of Zelda (99 Players)' from Tetris 99.
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    #235 – Movie Madness

    #235 – Movie Madness

    On this week's episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Angelo, Michael, and Luke as we dive into discussions about the Breath of the Wild sequel's delay, some new games on Nintendo's subscription service, and the cancellation of E3.

    We also have a chat about the brand new Monkey Island game announcement, and take a look at what makes a good video game movie, er, good.

    What do you think about the Breath of the Wild 2 delay? What's your favourite video game movie? And just how many monkeys are there in Monkey Island? Head on over to the Vooks Discord to let us know, give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

    Subscribe to us on your favourite listening platform, and please consider sharing and giving us a review - it really helps!

    Relevant articles: 
    The Breath of the Wild sequel delayed, now releasing in Q2 2023Earthworm Jim 2, DIG DUG II, and MAPPY-LAND added to NSO NES and SNES appsThe N64’s Mario Golf tees off on Nintendo Switch Online next weekE3 2022 will not take place, in any form this year, but will return in full in 2023Return to Monkey Island this year in new game led by Ron GilbertFollow us on twitter: 
    VooksOliver BrandtAngelo ValdiviaLuke HendersonMichael GoncalvesThis week's intro music is 'Hive Knight' from Hollow Knight.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #234 – The Very Long, Very Late Episode

    #234 – The Very Long, Very Late Episode

    On this week's episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Angelo, Michael, and Luke in a huge episode all about Nintendo shuttering yet another mobile game, the Switch finally (kind of, a little bit) getting folders, and Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

    We also take some questions from a listener who wanted to know a little bit more about us, and take on our hardest challenge yet in Nintendo 20 questions.

    Huge apologies for both the sound quality in this one and the long time it took to upload. I (that's Ollie) just moved houses and literally recorded with a laptop set up on a moving box, and my recording and editing spaces aren't perfect yet. I'm hoping to finally be up and running on the usual old schedule by the next episode.

    Are you a Dragalia Lost player? What's your favourite Kirby copy ability? What are the last four digits of Michael's credit card? Head on over to the Vooks Discord to let us know, give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

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    Relevant articles: 
    Nintendo to shutter mobile game Dragalia LostThe latest Nintendo Switch firmware finally adds folders Kirby and the Forgotten Land reviewFollow us on twitter: 
    VooksOliver BrandtAngelo ValdiviaLuke HendersonMichael GoncalvesThis week's intro music is 'Foolish Young Thing' from One Piece Pirate Warriors 4.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #233 – Our Biggest Gaming Pet Peeves

    #233 – Our Biggest Gaming Pet Peeves

    On this week's episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Angelo, Michael, and Luke as they discuss their biggest gaming pet peeves.

    We also discuss a new Australian Government initiative for games developers, PAX Australia returning to the real world, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp's delay, and the announcement of the ninth generation of Pokemon games.

    What are your biggest gaming pet peeves? Will you be attending PAX Aus this year? What starter are you picking in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and why is it Fuecoco? Head on over to the Vooks Discord to let us know, give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way for the new "On The Spot" segment. 

    Subscribe to us on your favourite listening platform, and please consider sharing and giving us a review - it really helps!

    Relevant articles: 
    Small Aussie game developers get a boost with new Screen Australia grant programPAX Australia is returning to the real world this OctoberAdvance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp has been delayedThe next Pokemon games are Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, out in late 2022Follow us on twitter: 
    VooksOliver BrandtAngelo ValdiviaLuke HendersonMichael GoncalvesThis week's intro music is 'The Ending Has Lots of Coffee' from Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/vooksdotnet)

    • 1 hr 7 min

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