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Episode 118: Yooka-Laylee, Shovel Knight and the Return of Platformers

April 11, 2017

Yooka-Layee is out today and we played it! We have our full impressions on whether or not you should buy it and does it bring back the nostalgia of Banjo-Kazooie? We also play some Nintendo Switch games such as Shovel Knight and Graceful Explosion Machine.

In the news, we have Twitch and Steam making some big strides in the game sales space. Microsoft unveils Project Scorpio specifications and it’s definitely much improved over the PS4 Pro, but will they improve their game library by launch?

Finally, we have a great discussion on the return of platformers. Are they really making a comeback or is this just a blip in a world of changing video games? We take a trip to the past and discuss some of our favorite platforming experiences such as Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank and Super Mario Bros.

Show Notes
  • 03:14


  • 13:50

    Shovel Knight

  • 22:18

    Graceful Explosion Machine

  • 29:18

    Upcoming Video Game Releases

  • 32:10

    Gaming News

  • 56:12

    TIG Article of the Week

  • 59:24

    Are Platformers Making a Comeback?

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