The Vertical Slice #17: Rise of the Game of the Year Discussions

This week, we get deep into awards season while also dealing with Nintendo’s recent Direct presentation. As always, enjoy.

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The Fruits of Our Labor

TV Time

  • Inside Out (Austin)

Hey, Whatcha Playing?

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Austin)
  • Fallout 4 (Austin & Chris)
  • Mortal Kombat X (Austin)
  • Grow Home (Austin)
  • Toto Temple Deluxe (Austin)
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (Austin)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (Chris)


News By The Slice

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is coming to Wii U next year
  • The Legend of Zelda still on track for 2016, amiibo support incoming
  • Super Mario Maker getting better search engine in December
  • Pokemon Picross is free-to-start
  • Pokken Tournament has amiibo support, coming Spring 2016
  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam hits the Nintendo 3DS on January 22nd
  • Star Fox Zero zooming onto Wii U April 2016
  • Fire Emblem Fates launches February 2016
  • Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue and Pokemon Yellow headed to 3DS eShop
      • Cloud is in Super Smash Bros.
  • Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII coming to Nintendo 3DS in 2016
      • Linkle revealed for Hyrule Warriors Legends

What Games Should We Pick Up This Week?

  • Knight Squad (Xbox One and PC) – November 16th
  • Borderlands: Triple Pack (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) – November 17th
  • The Crew: Wild Run (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC) – November 17th
  • Star Wars Battlefront (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC) – November 17th (Early Access now for EA Access on Xbox One)
  • Mario Tennis: Ultimate Smash (Wii U) – November 20th

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