Episode 136 – 1989

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News:

Bit more on the Nintendo Direct

NES Classic discontinued… to be replaced by an SNES Classic?

Games: 

Kamiko, Disney Afternoon Collection, Wonder Boy III The Dragon’s Trap

Music:

Operation Ivy – Freeze Up

Bad Religion – I Want Something More

Fugazi – Waiting Room

7 Seconds – Satyagraha

Ryan Adams – Bad Blood

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NWR Retro: Samurai Shodown IV

Nintendo Direct 4-12-17 reactions

Next month marks the 5-year anniversary of NFC (whoa). In those (almost) 5 years, we’ve covered quite a few Nintendo Directs. <cue dramatic music> but never <striking image> ~like this~.

Yeah so we did a video thing.

In lieu of a proper podcast episode, Lindsey and I instead hung out on a couch, watched and discussed the Direct, and then gave some final thoughts immediately after. All on video!

Then, I tried to put it all together.

As a video novice trying this for the first time, there was naturally some good and bad.

The good:

It exists. I mean, the goal was to record a video of us watching and discussing the Direct, and that’s what this is.

The bad:

The biggest, and most noticeable issue is the gradual audio delay. Around the halfway point, our audio begins desyncing (or something) and not aligned with our lip movement. It’s dreadful to look at, but even after some research I still have no idea how to fix it, so I didn’t want to just sit on this video until a solution came to me in a vision or something.

Most of the issues related to the content itself to me stemmed from our relative inexperience with this stuff and the one-take improvisational nature of the production.

Hope you can enjoy the video despite these issues! Check it out below:

Episode 135 – Wild Style

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Some iffy dropped audio in spots on this episode. Sorry!

Video:

News:

Open Air Zelda the New Standard

Games: Alpha Mission II, Shovel Knight Specter of Torment, Minna de Wai Wai Spelunker, Neo Turf Masters, Breath of the Wild

Music:

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

The Ataris – San Dimas High School Football Rules

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Episode 134 – Switch and Breath of the Wild Talk With Ian

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For this episode, I have a short chat with Ian about the Switch hardware after a month of use, a light-spoiler conversation (no specific story talk) about Breath of the Wild, and our thoughts on the immediate future of the system.

Music:

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

The World / Inferno Friendship Society – Peter Lorre Overture

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Winter Blues – Why I am Setsuna is Leaving Me Cold

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Seasonal Affective Disorder typically starts “in the late fall and early winter.” It continues throughout the winter, eventually subsiding in spring to early summer.

There are many symptoms of SAD and the resulting depression, but one in particular stood out to me in regards to I am Setsuna: “losing interest in activities you once enjoyed.”

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Episode 133 – Cons Air

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News:

Seiken Densetsu Collection coming to Switch (trailer, screens, art, box, details & more)

Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology coming to 3DS

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night cancelled for Wii U, coming to Switch

Games: Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, Neo Turf Masters, Breath of the Wild

Music:

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

The Misfits – Die, Die My Darling

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Introducing “Try, Try My Darling”

Ryan here. I guess I’m into making “Let’s Plays” now??

Face it: if you’re making “LPs” (as the kids call ’em), you gotta have a cool name for them. Something catchy that represents your bran… I mean, personality. When we started all of this almost 5 years ago, we wanted to make a “punk rock Nintendo podcast.” We’re still figuring out what that means, but I hope you see and hear it in not just the music we have on the shows, but also in the positive and unified scene we try to foster.

On a more surface level, you can see the punk rock inspiration in our logo:

This is based on the logo that The Misfits used for their fan club back in the day:

When coming up with a name for the LP series, I went back to the Misfits well again, basing it off of their 1984 single “Die, Die My Darling.”

So, what should you expect from these LPs? Not too much, I hope. I’m still learning video recording and editing, and I don’t exactly have a golden voice. Right now, recording these videos feels a bit like when I make awkward small talk with someone I don’t really know at a party, which usually consists of uncomfortable silences and oft-putting rambling.

That said, I’m legitimately enjoying learning and making these. Hopefully people find them entertaining, informative, or at the very least, not totally insufferable.

Regardless of the audience, I’m going to keep making them and putting them out there, because hey, this is punk rock.

Try, Try My Darling Videos