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Power Button Presents Kombo Breaker - Episode 46: Tony Hawk: Ride!

Power Button Presents Kombo BreakerFlashing back to a classic episode of the old Kombo Breaker podcast from the now-defunct Kombo.com, this show focuses on the then-upcoming Tony Hawk: Ride for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3.  We were joined by the president of developer Robomodo, Josh Tsui, and we were able to convince him to spill the beans about some of the details regarding the game's new rideable skateboard controller, how the Tony Hawk formula needed to be updated to avoid growing stale, and how a Tyrannosaurus Rex can ride alongside less reptilian players (honestly).  The original airdate on this one was October 12, 2009.   Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes and Google Play, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton. We also have a tip jar if you'd like to kick a dollar or two of support our way.


Power Button - Episode 245: Off The Ramp With Mel Kirk And Pinball FX3

Power ButtonWe're very excited here at Power Button about the upcoming Pinball FX3 from Zen Studios.  The latest (and possibly final) pinball platform for modern hardware, the new title carries over many of our favorite tables from the Zen Pinball 2 / Pinball FX2 era and will launch with new licensed tables from the Universal vault of beloved properties.  New original tables from Zen are also due out before the end of the year.  It's an exciting time for pinball fans, so it's also a perfect time for us to invite Zen's VP of Publishing, Mel Kirk, back on the show to discuss the new features in FX3, what we can expect from the new tables, when we will get to play FX3 for ourselves, and how the last generation platform of ZP2/FX2 has been sunsetted.  Join us for an hour of conversation that will answer all of your burning pinball questions (seriously; we collected questions from the Twitter crowd and answered all of them).  Want to know about Nintendo Switch availability?  Game of Thrones tables?  Support for PSVR?  We cover it all.   Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes and Google Play, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton. We also have a tip jar if you'd like to kick a dollar or two of support our way.


Power Time Podcast: Nintendo Q&A with Matthew Green – Summer of Streaming

Power Time PodcastI'm making a guest appearance on Tom Tate's Power Time Podcast this week to talk about Nintendo memories and writing articles for Press The Buttons.

In this interview with Matthew Green we talk about an incredible NES origin story, writing about video games, early impressions on the Switch, a deep-dive on an unassuming Acro-Bat, and much more.

The episode runs thirty-three minutes and was a lot of fun to record.  I love talking about Nintendo and I love talking about myself, so what's not to enjoy?  Thanks to Tom for inviting me on the show.


Power Button - Episode 198: UDON Entertainment's Matt Moylan Won't Break 'Cause He Works On Street Fighter

Power ButtonCapcom has pumped up its Street Fighter brand with the recently released (and criticized) Street Fighter V for the Sony PlayStation 4 and PC, but the brand has also expanded into monthly comics courtesy of long-time Capcom partner UDON Entertainment.  On this episode of the Power Button podcast, we're joined by UDON publisher Matt Moylan to discuss the new comics, Street Fighter lore, and the future of Street Fighter V.  Go home and be a family man podcast fan!  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.


Power Button - Episode 170: The Press The Buttons Story

Power ButtonTo celebrate the tenth anniversary of Press The Buttons and the fifth anniversary of Power Button, this week's episode of the podcast turns the spotlight on PTB itself as Blake Grundman asks me everything you've ever wanted to know about how this site came to be, how its grown over the years, memorable moments, and we even take some time to answer some questions from the audience.  Join us for eighty minutes and feed my ego.  Thank you all so much for continuing to read, listen, and be a part of the PTB experience.  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.


Power Button - Episode 168: Blue Bomber Bonanza With Mega Man's Ian Flynn, Matt Moylan, And David Oxford

Power ButtonREADY!  We've finally assembled three of Mega Man's comic book and resource material scribes together in the same virtual room to discuss all things blue bomber.  Welcome back to the show Ian Flynn (the writer behind Archie's Mega Man comics), Matt Moylan (Managing Editor of UDON Entertainment, publisher of blue bomber art books), and David Oxford (author of The Robot Master Field Guide).  You've heard them all separately on past shows, but this is the main mega event!  We have nearly two hours of discussion for you and we answer all of your audience-submitted questions.  Learn about the upcoming Mega Man / Sonic the Hedgehog crossover event, Worlds Unite, hear what UDON Entertainment is working on next, find out what it'll take to get a dedicated Mega Man X comic running, discover what's in store for the Mega Man 4 comic book story arc, and so very much more.  At five people, it's our largest podcast panel ever.  Get equipped!  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton. Next Time: Is The Order: 1886 as short as people say? And what does that mean for the future of short $60 games in general? We'll hash out the issues in record time.


Power Button - Episode 163: Limited Special Ultimate Collectors Editions With Ryan Olsen

Power ButtonWhy buy a new video game when you can instead pick up the limited edition version of today's new hotness that includes a steelbook case, an art book, CD soundtrack, DLC costumes, stickers, a statuette of the protagonist in action, and a real wearable version of the protagonist's iconic socks for an extra eighty dollars?  On this week's episode of Power Button, Blake Grundman and I are joined by Ryan Olsen of Monkeypaw Games to discuss the ongoing trend of video game publishers offering special ultimate editions of games with extra goodies packed in.  We cover our favorite special editions, draw the line at what marks a worthwhile special edition from a pointless one, and question the artificial scarcity behind the harder-to-find releases.  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton. Next Time: We discuss the changing face of gaming media as Joystiq announces it's farewell and Nintendo announces its YouTube partnership program.


Power Button - Episode 161: What Have UDON For Us Lately, Matt Moylan?

Power ButtonWhen it comes to producing video gaming art books, one of the companies that immediately comes to mind is UDON Entertainment so we're fortunate to have UDON's Managing Editor Matt Moylan on the podcast along with returning friend of the show David Oxford to discuss all of UDON's various publications involving the world of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Maximo, and many more.  Join us to hear all about how the art book sausage is made and what it takes to get Capcom to hand over the keys to its most popular licenses.  If you want a Bionic Commando UDON book, speak up now!  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.


Power Button - Episode 160: The Best That 2014 Had To Offer

Power ButtonWith 2014 filed away in history at last, it's time for us to look back at the best video games that the year had to offer.  Blake Grundman and I called in author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation and friend of the show, Blake J. Harris, to join us on this one to talk about the year that was in gaming releases.  Which 2014 title will take top honors?  Kirby Triple DeluxeCaptain Toad: Treasure TrackerShovel KnightDestinySuper Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DSWatch Dogs?  Join us for this supersized episode and find out.  Plus, as if all of that isn't enough, we catch up with what's happened to the Console Wars project since we last spoke with Blake in Episode 134.  Things are in motion!  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton. Next Week: Get out your art books because we'll be talking with Managing Editor of UDON Entertainment, Matt Moylan, about the company's takes on Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, and other familiar gaming properties.


Power Button - Episode 157: Sonic The Hedgehog Writer Ian Flynn's Gotta Go Fast And Questions Are Gonna Get Asked

Power ButtonArchie Comics has been publishing comic books featuring the cast of Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog for a very long time now and on this episode of the Power Button podcast we're joined by Sonic writer Ian Flynn to discuss how the process of creating the comics comes together.  How far in advance are plots planned?  How does the crossover with Capcom's Mega Man impact the production?  What does it take to track continuity?  What's in store for future storylines?  What was the unpublished conclusion to the story arc in which Dr. Robotnik became a Mexican wrestling sensation?  How are baby cyborg bunnies made?  We get to the bottom of the serious issues.  Returning Power Button guest David Oxford sits in with us for added fun, too.  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.