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The Last Tinker: City of Colors introduces players to Tinkerworld, a charming place where everything is crafted from basic materials, with an overview of its dire situation. The inhabitants of Tinkerworld, who come in red, green, and blue varieties, have started to despise one another and so divided the City of Colors into districts. The only remaining place where creatures of all colors are welcome is the Outer District. The introduction goes on to say that there is a boy with special talents who lives in the Outer District, and that he is going to start a chain of events that will destroy the city. So begins The Last Tinker: City of Colors.

That boy turns out to be a young monkey named Koru, who sets out with his floating, piñata-like sheep Tap to enter a local race. I spent my time exploring the Outer District, collecting floating paintbrushes and earning crystals while learning how to get around in the game. Koru can punch, dodge, hop across gaps, grind along rails, and interact with other creatures. Read the rest of this entry »

IT’S TIME FOR THE MAIN EVENT! Japan Time Episode 18 is finally here and it’s host to our biggest cast of Smashers yet. Roger, Shofu, Coast and Warchamp7 are joined by CT_Zero, Keitaro, Nintendaan, BiddyPlays, DuncanKneeDeep and GCPM11 to discuss all of the megatons that Sakurai dropped in the recent Super Smash Bros. Direct. The crew’s thoughts on all of the newcomers, game modes, stages, items and more are all here! #ThankYouBasedSakurai.

Link to the iTunes subscription feed can be found here.

Hey Tribuners, David here. Check out our new gaming show, Critical Hit, hosted by yours truly! It’s a gaming show that showcases survival tips, epic wins, epic fails, and more! This episode is all about Titanfall!

Are you #ForFun or #ForGlory? This Japan Time Special brings you a Smash Direct discussion featuring Japan Time host RogersBase and WiiFolderJosh of TheBitBlock. The two of them discuss everything from the most recent character reveals to the competitive Smash Bros. scene. You won’t want to miss this!

Link to the iTunes subscription feed can be found here.

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Super Metroid is one of my favorite games of all time. When it was re-released on the Wii U Virtual Console, the Miiverse exploded. But over the tumult, one cry rang louder than the rest:

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It’s that time of the …. Year?  Month?  Software Development Life Cycle? … again?

Whatever time of whenever it is, what we do know is that it is time for another Nintendo Direct.  This time is supposed to solely focus on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The scheduled start time for this event is 3:00 PM PDT (5:00 PM CDT and 6:00 PM EDT).

The Live Stream and our interactive coverage via Live Blog will be after the jump, so click away if you have not already done so.
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You’d think that an episode without a character reveal would be boring. Right? WRONG. This week, Roger, Shofu and Ricky are joined by NintenDaan, Styles_X2, Chr1sCross, Sucker4Jessica, W1tch Doctor and the elusive Shizzy VI to discuss Sakurai’s latest Miiverse pictures and reveals. What is Tomodachi Collection? How does the Lumiose City stage work? Who would be a better Kid Icarus rep: Palutena or Medusa? All of these questions and more will be answered in this episode! Don’t miss it!

Link to the iTunes subscription feed can be found here.

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March is Red Cross Month and in order to raise awareness, our friends at Tiltify are hosting a League of Legends tournament benefiting the American Red Cross this weekend. Grand prize is a trip to Los Angeles for you and your team to see the North American League of Legends Championship Series live! The entry fee is $24 per team, with all the proceeds going towards the Red Cross.

Tiltify’s official shoutcast will begin Friday, March 28th at 6 PM PST with the official tournament commencing on March 29th and continuing into the 30th. Popular League commentator Alex ‘MalfusX’ Manley will be shoutcasting the event with the Tiltify crew. In addition to MalfusX, the shoutcast will include special guest appearances by Danielle McRae (the voice of Karma), Dante Basco (the voice of Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender), Dot Cosplay, Fatal1ty (who will be giving away some Fatal1ty Products), IPG Chicago, SpeedBrkr, StreetPass Chicago and, you guessed it, the Japan Time Podcast crew! Excited? Here’s a link to the tournament sign-up page! Get your group of five friends together and win this thing for a good cause!

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Enjoying the new inFAMOUS yet? In case you’re one of those stragglers, don’t fret – PlayStation Plus has your back.

Starting tomorrow, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP, PS Vita) will be added to the Instant Game Collection… Read the rest of this entry »

To celebrate the release of Frozen on Blu-Ray today and the upcoming launch of Mario Kart 8 (5/30), I decided to team up with Danny Lopatka, the awesome guitarist from my “Let It Go” cover, to put together a very special Mario Kart version of “For the First Time in Forever” for you all! Enjoy!