Challenger A-purr-oaching!

While the door has closed on adding new characters to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there's one last straggler character who wants a shot at the action and, like any good cat, she's showing up on her own schedule.  Check out the illustrious OwlKitty as she bats, paws, and struts her way through the action as a DLC character.  Since it's too late to add her to Smash, I guess we'll just have to hope for her to star in her own adventure someday.


Power Button - Episode 343: The Best That 2021 Had To Offer

Power ButtonWith 2021 complete and in the books, it's time for us to take our annual look at our personal picks for Game of the Year.  Join us for a supersized show in which we count down our top five picks, honorable mentions, and even a few dishonorable mentions. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, Amazon Music Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, 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 342: 2021's Biggest News Revisited

Power ButtonAcquisitions.  Xbox Game Pass.  Banjo-Kazooie back on a Nintendo platform.  2021 was a wild year for video gaming news, so it's time for us to take our annual look back at the biggest events in the gaming world for the last year.  Settle in and join us for ninety minutes of discussion. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, Amazon Music Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, 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. 


Bobsun Dugnutt Returns

Bobson Dugnutt

The hilariously named players from 1995's Fighting Baseball for the Super Famicom have become a popular meme thanks to... well, with names like Bobsun Duggnut and Sleve McDicheal, I think you can understand why the Internet had a good laugh.  Now you can generate your own Fighting Baseball team members with Ariel Caplan's Bobsun Dugnutt Redux generator.  The whole thing is powered by some JavaScript and Cloudinary, generating a team roster in the style of the original video game.  Now batting: Douglus Tromk!


Power Button - Episode 341: Microsoft Puts A Ring On Activision-Blizzard

Power ButtonMicrosoft stunned the business world this week by laying out nearly $70B in cash to acquire Activision-Blizzard.  We have definite opinions about this purchase, so this week's podcast is dedicated to discussing the ramifications of what this means to the video game industry.  Blake also has a few gears to grind regarding gaming streaming culture catchphrases and controller holders shaped like beloved characters. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, Amazon Music Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, 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 340: At Long Last, Metroid Dread

Power ButtonAfter more than a decade of waiting and wondering, fans finally have the chance to play the long-gestating Metroid Dread.  On this week's show, we discuss Nintendo's "Metroid 5" and how well we think it lives up to its impossible levels of hype.  Minimal spoilers on this one, so don't worry about accidentally learning story beats you would rather not know.  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, Amazon Music Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, 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 339: The Man With Two Brains

Power ButtonBlake Grundman has the pinball fever this week on the podcast, telling the tale of how his beloved Star Wars pinball table died and what he had to go through to get it repaired.  Then he has another story for us about taking spare parts from the repair job and building a second, smaller digital table.  Finally, while he was dealing with those things, I replaced my aging Game Boy Advance battery with a new one that has me back up and running. The man tells a hell of a story, so sit back for an hour and take it all in. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, Amazon Music Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, 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 338: N64 Expanded

Power ButtonWith the recent addition of Nintendo 64 title to the Nintendo Switch Online service, we spend an hour this week discussing how the games perform on the Switch, whether the package is a good value, and how well the new model of N64 controller works. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, Amazon Music Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, 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 337: Nintendo Direct Q4 2021 Recap

Power ButtonNintendo recently released lots of news about upcoming releases for its Switch console, so we figured it was only fitting that we spend a little time discussing the big announcements including Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Splatoon 3, Bayonetta 3, Castlevania Advance Collection, and more. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, Amazon Music Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, 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 336: Epic v. Apple

Power ButtonThe ongoing lawsuit between Epic and Apple reached a temporary resolution recently, but before the case moves on to the appeal phase of its life cycle, Blake Grundman wants to air his grievances about the verdict and wonder where it's all going to lead.  Join us for a shorter than usual show this week that tears into the matter, and if there's time we'll get to the real important stuff like the twenty-fifth anniversary of Donkey Kong Land 2 (but there won't be time). Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, Amazon Music Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, 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.