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The Gamesmen, Episode 184 – Duke Playing Duke on a Duke

tGm184Join Amras89, Hardlydan, and Viva la Pedros for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about the return of the Duke, an update for Super Mario Run, PUBG not being happy with Fortnite, Nintendo getting two-step authentication, and the US Navy using Xbox controllers. Games discussed are Rocket League, FIFA 18, DOOM, Hey! Pikmin, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Octopath Traveler, 1-2-Switch, Conga Master Party!, Red Dead Redemption, Duck Season, and Metroid: Samus Returns.

Featured Music:

Red Dead Redemption – “Deadmans Gun
Metroid: Samus Returns- “Theme”

Show Notes:

Help the Gamesmen support charity
Check out the Ped and Mellor Show!

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Conga Master Party! Review (Switch)

conga-master-partyWhat could possibly go wrong? The question everyone aspiring to become a conga master asks themselves before getting their groove on. We all get that urge to tap our feet and move our hips; this game will bring up those same feelings again. So get your loose fitting clothes, grab the person in front of you, and lets dance through this!21765463_10210455541047125_501797323397229555_oFor starters, this game allows you to play on your own or with up to three other friends (locally) to dance around NPC’s to join your conga line. The premise of the single player mode is to dance your way through different locations, circling around the party goers, and picking up enough of the four unique types to be able to complete a stage. The controls are very minimalist only using L and R to control the direction the character you choose to play as moves; you can also dash by pressing down both buttons at the same time. Power-ups also help you attract people, either in distance to or by how quickly their meter fills up. Once the requirements have been met and you have enough of your momentum meter left, the doors will open and you can leave the club to move onto the next location. Difficulty ramps up fairly quick and there is some strategy needed to meet the requirements for each level, but it doesn’t get frustrating enough that you’ll want to drop the game.21753163_10210455536367008_2503035725389474209_oThe Switch version of this game brings some exclusive features not seen in the other versions. There is amiibo support for the following; Super Mario, Splatoon, Animal Crossing (including all the cards), Legend of Zelda (with the green bases), Yoshi’s Wooly World, and Metroid (with the blue bases). you only need twelve to unlock the same number of exclusive costumers, none of which have any Nintendo exclusive costumes, and aren’t needed other than to dress up a character with an alternative costume. Other Switch specific content includes; a four player mode using only two joy-cons, two new multiplayer modes 1, 2, Conga and Just Conga. Two new stages named Conga Burger and Conga’s Palace; along with ten new playable characters to use, all with different skills to make for unique styles to play levels.21587436_10210455531286881_8254824991990737285_oMultiplayer is a good laugh with friends, or that significant other in your life. Each mode has a unique goal to accomplish in order to win, and they have unique names which nods at different popular game franchises. Some include Mortal Konga, Command and Conga, Conga Hunter, and also the Switch exclusive modes mentioned earlier. It completes the games package and makes it a fun party game to bust out when you have friends over.21551958_10210455537967048_836934409929914457_oWith a wallet friendly price of $9.95 it is well worth a pick up to play on your own or with others. There is also a good soundtrack accompanying the game that will make you tap your feet. A nice little gem to add to your inventory.

Copy received by Rising Star Games
Developer: Undercoders
Publisher: Rising Star Games
System: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: September 28th
Category: Party, Multiplayer, Arcade
Players: 1-4
Hours Played: About 6
Recommendation: Highly Recommend

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The Gamesmen, Episode 183 – The Switcheroo

tGm183Join Hardlydan, Amras89, and Jsslifelike for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about . Games discussed are Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, RocketLeague, Halo 5, Octopath Traveler, Pokken Tournament DX, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, VOEZ, Rayman Legends, Blaster Master Zero, 1-2-switch, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Conga Master Party!, and Hey! Pikmin.

Featured Music:

Octopath Traveler – “Battle Theme
Puyo Puyo Tetris- “Faceoff in Puyopuyo World!”

Show Notes:

Help the Gamesmen support charity

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The Gamesmen, Episode 182 – Irma Gerd

tGm182Join Amras89 Brendan, Tina, and Hardlydan for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen have an interview with Brendan and Tina about updates to Predestination; they also talk about a tutorial play of Cuphead, a government block because of Fight of Gods, the Equifax data breach, The Binding of Isaac’s mod team, and a man shooting at Irma. Games discussed are Superhot, Steam VR Lab, Need for Speed: No Limits, Predestination, inFamous Second Son, Child of Light, Drunken Bar Fight, Gorn: Visceral Reality, Lone Echo, Eleven Ping Pong, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Rocket League, Castle Crashers,The Last Tinker: City of Colors, Rochard, and Hey! Pikmin.

Featured Music:

Castle Crashers – “The Final Confrontation
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – “Rabbid Kong Rumpus”

Show Notes:

Help the Gamesmen support charity

Listen to the show and message the Predestination Facebook page with the password for a free key to Predestination!

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The Gamesmen, Episode 181 – Tickling Sausage Sports

tGm 181Join Hardlydan and Amras89 for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about the re-release of Street Fighter II, a Nintendo lawsuit payout, the DRM behind Sonic Mania, more games coming to Nintendo Switch, and saying goodbye to Miiverse. Games discussed are Rocket League, Monster Hunter Stories Demo, Hey! Pikmin, Sonic Mania, Destiny 2 Beta, and Rochard.

Featured Music:

Street Fighter II – “Chun Li
Sonic Mania – “Chemical Plant Zone Act 1”

Show Notes:

Help the Gamesmen support charity

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The Gamesmen, Episode 180 – Shape of a Ball

tGm180Join Amras89 and Hardlydan for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about Star Citizen’s facial recognition tech, Final Fantasy XV getting mods, ReCore Definitive Edition, no more original Xbox One, Fist Of The North Star, and PUBG being a big thing. Games discussed are Rocket League, Splatoon 2, Need for Speed No Limits, Monster Hunter Stories Demo, Rochard, ARK: Survival Evolved, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.

Featured Music:

Monster Hunter Stories – “Battle with Kizuna
Rochard- “Grinders Blues”

Show Notes:

Help the Gamesmen support charity

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The Gamesmen, Episode 179 – The Hairist and the Shavist

tGm179Join Hardlydan and Amras89 for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about no more single player updates for Mass Effect: Andromeda, Valve’s crack down on key requests, Wolfenstein’s religious fanaticism with extras, and more with Battle.net. Games discussed are Rocket League, Splatoon 2, Just Cause 3, Don’t Die Mr. Robot!, Need for Speed No Limits, Heroes of Skyrim, Monster Hunter Stories Demo, IT Game, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Sonic Mania, and Hey! Pikmin.

Featured Music:

Just Cause 3 – “Urgency Suite
Sonic Mania- “Studiopolis Zone”

Show Notes:

Support Dan reach his Special Effect goal

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