Episode 152 – No Reflections Here

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News:

New Nintendo World Champion Crowned

Vampires or Werewolves? A Discussion

Games:

SNES Classic Mini, Yoshi’s Island, Picross S, Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions

Music:

Marilyn Manson – If I Was Your Vampire

Alkaline Trio – Draculina

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Episode 151 – The Story is in the Soil

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News:

Famitsu reveals Excitebike, Urban Champion, and Wrecking Crew for Nintendo’s Switch Arcade lineup

Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection Headed To Switch

INSIDE coming to the Switch

Iwata Tribute Built into Switch

Games:

Metroid: Samus Returns, FIFA 18, SteamWorld Dig 2, Golf Story, Mario Run, Thimbleweed Park

Music:

Bright Eyes – Time Code

Bright Eyes – At The Bottom Of Everything

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Episode 150 – Spider Ball Mastermind

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News:

Super NES Classic Mini Production Expanded; NES Classic To Return Next Summer

Doom, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Coming to Switch; Skyrim Release Date Revealed

Dragon Quest Builders Stacking Up On Switch Next Spring

Nintendo Announces Arcade Archives; Mario Bros. Out September 27

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Story, Combat Fleshed Out Alongside Launch Info

Atlus Confirms A Western 3DS Release For The Alliance Alive In Early 2018

Thimbleweed Park, Axiom Verge Releases Dated

Games:

Octopath Traveler, Etrian Odyssey V, Metroid: Samus Returns

Music:

The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)

Metallica – No Remorse

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Episode 149 – The World Champion of Video Games

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News:

Nintendo Indie Showcase Recap

Shovel Knight Amiibo Pack Announced

Games:

Sonic Mania, Metroid: Samus Returns, Super Mario Odyssey

Music:

The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)

Weezer – King of the World

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Nintendo World Championships 2017 – Chicago Qualifier Event

Nintendo fans from across the country will be competing in the Nintendo World Championships once again in October and I was lucky enough to attend one of the qualifying events today just outside of Chicago, one of the eight cities hosting preliminary competitions this month and next leading up to the main event.

Chicago’s event is happening at a Best Buy in Evanston, IL this weekend (August 26th and 27th), so my friend Rich and I decided to make the trip in and meet my brother Jason for the second day of qualifiers there. We showed up at about 9:45 for the 10 a.m. start time and I’d guess we were somewhere between 50 and 75 in line. All the Nintendo fans we talked to in line (including Ness!) were in good spirits and even offering one another helpful tips for scoring their best possible times in Mario Kart 7. After waiting in line for roughly 30 minutes after the store opened, Rich and I were ushered into Best Buy’s Magnolia room to tables hosting five New Nintendo 2DS XL systems and given the opportunity to complete two time trials on GBA Bowser’s Castle in Mario Kart 7. I finished with a (possibly?) respectable 1:31 time, but considering the leaderboard already hosted numerous times under 1:20, we turned our attention toward our real reason for attending: the Samus Returns and Mario Odyssey demos!

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