Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Scroll to top

Top

koopakast

Most Recent Koopa Kast – Episode 34


Welcome to the Pure Nintendo Koopa Kast! This Vlog will offer a little bit of everything from wacky and silly stories to in-depth video game analysis. The Koopa Kast is a bi-weekly production, normally produced live at 8 PM EST on Wednesdays, with the next live broadcast tentatively scheduled for January 8th, 2014.

On this page you will be able to check out the video and audio streams of the Koopa Kast.  You can also subscribe to our station with the podcast app. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, @purenintendo & @PureNintendoMag, and on Facebook, facebook.com/purenintendo, to help keep up-to-date on all things Pure Nintendo.

We love hearing from our followers, so if you have a question or comment, e-mail us at podcast@purenintendo.com.

Koopa Kast crew:

James Higginbotham – Producer and Host, Web Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-chief of purenintendo.com. Likes long walks through the rain forest of South America. Enjoys picnics and Unicorns.

Matt Paxton – Contributor, Koopa Kast Technical Manager

Contributor to Pure Nintendo.

From the first Nintendo Entertainment System, Matt has been a fan of the Japanese gaming company. Matt first made contact with the Pure Nintendo Crew via an interview about Pure Nintendo’s charity marathon for Child’s Play Charity in 2012.

Other Kast members:

Justin Sharp – Founder / PNM Editor-in-Chief

Pure Nintendo founder and all around Nintendo geek. User-Interface Developer by day, Nintendo gamer and Pure Nintendo maintainer by night. Proud owner of almost every Nintendo system built including GB, GB Pocket, GBC, GBA, GBA SP, GB Micro, DS Phat, DS Lite, DSi, 2 NES’s, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, 3DS, 3DS XL and a Wii U.

Eli Courey – Editor

Pure Nintendo contributor and Senior Editor of MacDaddyNews.com. My two biggest hobbies in life are Nintendo and Apple. Without either one, I have no reason to live.

Alex Schramke – Writer

I have been a huge Nintendo fan ever since I was able to pick up a controller. While I have played many genres over many different game consoles, my favorite series will always be the Legend of Zelda. I love collecting games and systems, and I currently have a boxed and complete set of every Legend of Zelda game out there. I love writing for Pure Nintendo and I hope everyone will enjoy the articles I write.

Justin ‘J-Money’ Hinton – Assistant Editor

Hi my name is Justin. J-Money is a nickname I’ve had for years. I am the Assistant Editor for PureNintendo.com and Pure Nintendo Magazine. I love racing/driving games; my favorite games in the racing genre come from the Need For Speed franchise. I also have, what some would probably call, an unhealthy obsession with zombies. Besides video games, I also like movies, music, Magic: The Gathering and cars. My favorite car…the Nissan 370Z.

Tristan Meiman - Writer

Hi there! Nintendo was the company that introduced me to the gaming world and will always be my personal favorite. My favorite franchise is The Legend of Zelda and my favorite game would have to be Super Mario RPG: Legend of The Seven Stars. I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a major in Journalism. Video Games are both a hobby and a passion to me, as I feel they are another medium of story telling.

Thomas Jones - Contributor

What up y’aaall! When I’m not writing articles for Pure Nintendo, I’m a Graphic Designer and Illustrator who loves to create video game artwork. I hail from England but am currently fighting trolls and searching for dragon gold in Middle Earth, New Zealand. My favourite franchise is The Legend of Zelda but I’m also a huge Pokémon, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid fan but play just about anything. I also like to collect Nintendo consoles, games and trinkets.

Past Koopa Kast episodes

Episode 1

Our Koopa Kast is back! Join us as we discuss everything about the Wii U including our most anticipated launch games, franchises we’d love to see use the Wii U Gamepad, and more.

Crew: James, Justin, Kevin, J-Money, Ben, Alex

Episode 2

The Pure Nintendo team gets together for Koopa Kast Episode 2. In this episode we discuss the history of PureNintendo.com, Wii U, and more!

Crew: James, Alex, Justin, Kevin, Matt

Episode 3

In episode 3 we discuss the Wii U after having a couple of days of hands on time with it and we share our first impressions of Nintendo’s new console!

Crew: James, J-Money, Kevin, Matt

Episode 4

The Pure Nintendo team gets together for Koopa Kast Episode 4 and is joined by another member of the team, Eli, for the first time. We talk more about the Wii U and also about the recently announced Wii Mini.

Crew: James, Ben, Eli, J-Money, Kevin, Matt

Episode 5

In episode 5 we discuss the December 5th Nintendo Direct, the future of the Wii U going into 2013, throwing people at other people, and much more!

Crew: James, Ben, J-Money, Justin, Matt

Episode 6

The Pure Nintendo team gets together for the last Koopa Kast before the ‘end of the world’ or also known as ‘Episode 6′. In this episode we take a look back on the year 2012 in Nintendo gaming, discuss what we would like to see from Nintendo in 2013, and also talk about who is watching My Little Ponies.

Crew: James, Eli, Justin, Kevin, J-Money

Episode 7

The world didn’t end in 2012 so the Pure Nintendo team gets together for Episode 7 which is the first Koopa Kast of 2013. In this episode we discuss game piracy, indie games, Nintendo TVii, big Pokemon news from the January 8th Pokemon Direct, and we even reinvent the cable industry!

Crew: Justin, J-Money, Eli

Episode 8

In episode 8 we talk about Justin Sharp’s stealthy entry into E3 in 2008, the team treating themselves to the VIP section at a 2008 Activision event in 2010, and sitting front and center at the Nintendo press conference during E3 in 2011.  We also discuss violence in video games, the ESRB rating system, Reggie’s love for gaming, and much more!  Even watch us watching YouTube videos!

Crew: James, J-Money, Justin, Kevin, Matt

Episode 9

In episode 9 we discuss what developers could do with the Wii U going into the future, the dreaded Rayman Legends delay, February 14th Nintendo Direct predictions, digital game downloads, virtual console possibilities, and James’ underwear?…

Crew: James, Alex, Eli, Justin, Kevin

Episode 10

In episode 10 we discuss the cost of GamePads, racing games, and announcements coming out of the February 14th Nintendo Direct including the ‘Year of Luigi’.  We also touch on a couple past topics including indie games and Ubisoft’s Rayman Legends delay.  The team even tries their hand at creating new gaming genres!

Crew: James, Ben, Matt

Episode 11

In episode 11 we discuss game reviews, the scores reviewers give games, and what kind of effects these game review scores have on the industry.  We also touch on Digital Rights Management (DRM) and ‘always online’ games, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and the rumored Deus Ex Wii U Port.

Crew: James, Kevin, J-Money, Alex

Episode 12

In episode 12 we discuss the Wii U game release schedule for the later half of 2013, news from PAX East, Wii U software support, the perils of digital game downloads, and the team begins brainstorming ideas for Wii U apps*!

*Ideas in development that are discussed during this Koopa Kast are trademarked, copyrighted, and patent pending.

Crew: James, Ben, J-Money, Justin

Episode 13

In episode 13 we discuss the Batman: Arkham Origins announcement, Deep Silver added to the growing list of companies that are not supporting the Wii U, the affect large game companies have on the industry, reactions to the various articles that call for Mr. Iwata to step down, and ‘fanboyism’ in gaming.

Crew: James, Eli, Alex, Justin

Episode 14

The Pure Nintendo team gets together for Koopa Kast Episode 14 and Chris Bennion, Founder of Utah 3DS StreetPass, joins the Kast for the first time. In this episode we discuss Satoru Iwata’s new role at Nintendo, Wii U hardware and software sale, the Virtual Console launch, an important Wii U firmware update, and the announcements from the April 17th Nintendo Direct.

Crew: James, J-Money, Alex, Kevin, Special Guest: Chris Bennion, Founder of Utah 3DS StreetPass

Episode 15

The Pure Nintendo team gets together for Koopa Kast Episode 15 and Tristan, another team member, joins the Kast for the first time. In this episode we discuss Nintendo’s announcement that they are scaling down their presentations at E3 2013, we briefly touch on the EA/Nintendo debacle again, Nintendo’s unique ways of conducting business, the pitfalls of digital game downloads, and we name our least favorite Zelda and Mario games (yes, bad Zelda and Mario games do exist).

Crew: James, Alex, Ben, Justin, Kevin, Tristan

Episode 16

The Pure Nintendo team gets together for Koopa Kast Episode 16 with special guest, Chris Bennion, Founder of Utah 3DS StreetPass. The crew discusses his article “5 features that should come in future Wii U update” The crew also dives into the last Nintendo Direct and the Xbox One announcement.

Crew: James, J-Money, Justin, Kevin, Matt, Tristan, Special Guest: Chris Bennion, Founder of Utah 3DS StreetPass

Episode 17

The crew keeps things light, during this Pre-E3 show, as the crew gears up for the onslaught of E3 the following week. Check out some discussion of what the crew expects and hopes for during E3 2013.

Crew: James, Alex, Eli, J-Money, Justin, Tristan, Special Guest: Chris Bennion, Founder of Utah 3DS StreetPass

Episode 18

Day One of our E3 2013 coverage.

Crew: James, Jake, Christian

Episode 19

Day Two of our E3 2013 coverage.

Crew: James, J-Money, Matt, J Casalino

Episode 20

Day Three of our E3 2013 coverage.

Crew: James, J-Money, Eli, Kevin

Episode 21

Final Day of our E3 2013 coverage.

*Video Unavailable

Episode 22

The crew gathers, for the first Koopa Kast since E3 2013, to talk about stuff….Like a little more about E3, what Nintendo could do with F-Zero, Nintendo development and lots more.

Crew: James, J-Money, Justin, Kevin, Matt, Tristan

Episode 23

The PN crew is still talking about E3 2013. The discussion is started again on all the Wii U hate and why it is a overreaction.

Crew: James, Kevin, Eli, Tristan

Episode 24

Crew: James, Justin, J-Money, Ben

Episode 25

Crew: James, Alex, J-Money, Justin, Tristan

Episode 26

Crew: James, Alex, J-Money, Justin, Matt, Tristan

Episode 27

Crew: Justin, J-Money

Episode 28

Crew: James, Alex, Eli, J-Money, Justin, Matt, Tristan

Episode 29

Crew: James, Alex, Eli, J-Money, Justin, Matt, Tristan

Episode 30

Crew: James, J-Money, Tristan, Special Guest: Chris Bennion, Founder of Utah 3DS StreetPass

Episode 31

Crew: James, Eli, Justin, Matt, Tristan

Episode 32

Crew: James, Tristan, Thomas, Justin, Eli

Episode 33

Crew: James, Thomas, J-Money, Eli

Episode 34

Crew: James, Tristan, Thomas, Justin, J-Money, Alex