Legend of Zelda


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo Switch Review (Game/Life Balance Gaiden Special Podcast)

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This week, Cody Gough of Game/Life Balance U.S. is joined by special guests Andrew “AC” Yoshimura of Game/Life Balance Australia and Chris Ferrell of the All Things Good and Nerdy and Official GonnaGeek.com Podcasts for a VERY SPECIAL REVIEW of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch. Will you like this game even if you aren’t a long-time Zelda fan? And how does the Nintendo Switch hold up? Tune in to find out!

Show Notes:

  • Nintendo Switch Review:
    • AC talks about why he bought a Nintendo Switch in Japan and not in Australia
    • Chris discusses screen protectors, Pro Controllers, and Joy-Con connectivity
    • Cody covers the portability factor, including what happens when you fight Ganon on a literal airplane
  • Breath of the Wild Review:
    • Learn how this Legend of Zelda game has a completely different structure than every other Zelda game since The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    • Everyone drops some knowledge about how the logic and physics of the open world in the game function exactly as they should, and why that makes the game so much fun
    • Cody does take one specific issue with the game: the voice acting. And he has a LOT to say about it
  • Learn how to connect with us on the GonnaGeek Network, syndication on WGN Plus, our YouTube channel, and more!
  • Podcast theme song intro/outro credit: ‘Unity‘ by TheFatRat with permission
  • Game/Life Balance AUS official web site: http://www.gamelifebalanceaustralia.com
  • All Things Good And Nerdy official web site: http://allthingsgoodandnerdy.podbean.com/


Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 42: Defenders of the Triforce Real Escape Game and Trevail Kitchen

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Cody reviews his experience playing The Legend of Zelda themed Real Escape Game “Defenders of the Triforce,” and Jon explains why his birthday meal at Trevail Kitchen was one of the most unique dining experiences he’s ever had. Plus: a SPECIAL SURPRISE ENDING!

Show Notes:


Unqualified Gamers Podcast #105: Hyrule Warriors Multiplayer, Heroes of the Storm St. Patrick’s Day Special

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After introducing special guest host Gold “Danger” Frieza, Cody tells an awesome story about meeting a rock and roll legend, which Jon quickly tries to ruin. Then, Cody and his guest discuss the pros and cons of Hyrule Warriors multiplayer before Jon delves further into his experience playing the Heroes of the Storm open beta.Photo credit: Kai Hendry via Flickr

Show Notes:

  • Cody introduces his surprise special guest for St. Patrick’s Day and explains that he will be drinking a Guinness on the podcast, since it is being recorded on St. Patrick’s Day
  • Jon bought new shoes for his baby over the weekend, and apparently that took up literally all of his energy and made it impossible to do anything else
  • Special guest “Gold Frieza” says that he worked all weekend… relatively un-interesting, to be honest
  • Jon and Cody reveal their brand-new web series, Unqualified Experts, a non-video-game related series whose pilot episode is on their YouTube Channel
  • Cody tells a story of how he met legendary drummer Dino Danelli in an alley next to a dumpster in Lakeview in Chicago, which Jon refused to believe and instead makes up an idiotic story that is completely improbable, probably because he’s jealous
    • Please note that after the podcast, Cody confirmed via YouTube that he did, in fact, definitively meet Dino Danelli, one of the founding members of The Rascals, and it was awesome
  • Cody’s special guest, now suddenly named Blake and somehow magically in his bedroom, joins him to discuss the good and the bad of Hyrule Warriors’ local multiplayer
    • The conversation also contains a miniature debate regarding what makes a “good” game
  • Jon compares the open beta of Heroes of the Storm to his experience playing League of Legends, focusing especially on the difference in healing abilities and playing solo versus playing with other people
  • Cody explains his guest Blake’s rating system that is completely based around Link from The Legend of Zelda
  • Blake jumps in to mention that he’s been playing Shadowrun Returns, which he believes will probably be a 25-30 hour game, and is cyberpunk, which is apparently better than steampunk according to him and Jon
  • Blake also recently replayed through Mega Man Network Transmission on Nintendo Gamecube, which has old-school side scrolling Mega Man platformer game action
    • Blake gives a mini-review of the game, which he thinks is awesome
  • Cody got Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker but probably won’t play it, because he’s too busy playing Hyrule Warriors