Friday, November 29, 2013

QQ Review [Wii U]: Super Mario 3D World

Welcome to the the first written edition of the QQ Review!

Mario games have always been the flagship product for Nintendo; in my opinion no Nintendo console is worth buying until it has a true new Mario game to play on it. Regardless of my view on the New Super Mario Bros franchise, my fears concerning the Wii U's legitimacy have finally been laid to rest with the release of Super Mario 3D World. This game is a masterful followup to the portable Super Mario 3D Land, and a worthy successor to Super Mario Galaxy series.

Super Mario 3D World is platforming at its best. The game is nothing less than the polished, well rounded, and creative experience that you have come to expect from the core Mario franchise, but what keeps this series great is that it does not stop to rest on its laurels. While Super Mario 3D World may not arrive bearing the same level of innovation as some of its predecessors, it pulls together a fresh combination of ideas and tweaks the traditional formula enough to make this a unique experience all its own.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Introducing the QQ Review

Here on the QQ Cast we often review things with a score of how many Qs we would rate them. This generally translates into how many complaints we have regarding this game/movie/whatever. Here is a break down for those scores:


Below average; we do not recommend it. This just had too many problems for us to enjoy, probably to the point that we wanted our money back. Thus we can, and will, QQ!


Good to average; we probably recommend it. At one Q there are things that we didn't like, but it was still enjoyable. Ask me about it next month and I'll probably say "meh."

Zero Qs

F***ing awesome; we highly recommend it! It might not be perfect, but there is nothing that we can seriously complain about. We really enjoyed it, and we think you will too!

The QQ Cast

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Quest 16: What's going on for the holidays?

Special Guest: Dan Bach!

Quest 16 discloses what we have, want, and wish for in the upcoming holiday season and beyond! (...but not to infinity and beyond, as no one here has played Disney Infinity.)

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  • 00:00 - Mic Check and Introductions
  • 02:15 - What is Jordan up to, or what level is his wife's Panda?
  • 06:20 - What is Dan up to, or how fun is a PS4 without games?
  • 11:30 - What is Tom up to, or how super is Mario 3D World?
  • 17:00 - Is remote play a must have feature for consoles?
  • 24:15 - What is your favorite (non-birthday) holiday?
  • 29:45 - What movie will win at the box office?
  • 41:30 - What console will have the hightest sales?
  • 58:45 - What games are you excited about this holiday season?
  • 67:55 - Do you care about any games that got bumped to 2014?
  • 83:00 - What are your favorite winter holiday traditions?
  • 86:15 - Sans hot seat and wrap up!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quest 15: Why do we love MMORPGs?

Special Guests: Dan Bach, Keith Floresca, Lynn DeVries, and Rick "Intern" Fox!

Quest 15 is all about MMORPG nostalgia: Ultima Online, Everquest, Ragnarok Online, Asheron's Call, World of WarCraft, Star Wars, and all of the things!

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  • 00:00 - Introductions
  • 01:25 - What has everyone been geeking out on?
  • 06:35 - What MMOs have you played?
  • 12:10 - What was your favorite MMO?
  • 19:30 - Was solo play the best or worst thing to happen to MMOs?
  • 33:20 - What was your favorite boss fight?
  • 43:00 - What is your favorite MMO memory?
  • 59:50 - What was the best PVP system?
  • 65:50 - What was your favorite monument or spectacle?
  • 69:20 - Are MMOs fight in spite of their grindy mechanics?
  • 74:20 - Wrap up!
  • 75:00 - Bonus Question: What is the best toon name?


Monday, November 4, 2013

Quest 14-2: "A Mic Check Reborn" (What is going on with SquareEnix?)

Special Guest: Sans Dan!

Quest 14-2: "A Mic Check Reborn" tackles recent headlines related to the hosts' once beloved SquareEnix. Where have we been for the past month? Why is this 14-2? Listen to find out!

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  • 00:00 - Mic Check & Introductions
  • 04:15 - What has Tom been up to, or should you buy Pokemon or Lego Marvel?
  • 11:00 - What has Jordan been up to, or is the new Apple line up any good?
  • 14:25 - How do you turn D&D into a great card game?
  • 22:30 - Why doesn’t Eidos like SquareEnix?
  • 26:40 - Is Dragon Quest on iOS foreshadowing a new business model?
  • 36:15 - In soviet Japan, does SquareEnix crowdfund you?
  • 42:00 - Are SquareEnix mobile game prices defensible?
  • 50:15 - Do we actually want a Final Fantasy VI remake?
  • 55:00 - Why is the Final Fantasy VII port so far away?
  • 57:55 - Is Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn successful?
  • 62:40 - Wrap up!