Episode 32 – Y: The Last Button

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News:

Aksys Games is publishing Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi on 3DS in North America

Games: Etrian Odyssey IV, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Music:

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

Teenage Bottlerocket – Necrocomicon

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Episode 31 – Nintendo Direct 04/17/2013

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News:

April 17, 2013 Nintendo Direct

Games: Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, Mario Golf: World Tour, Mario Party 3DS, New Super Luigi U, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Yoshi’s Island 3DS, Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, Pikmin 3, EARTHBOUND, Game & Wario, The Starship Damrey, Attack of the Friday Monsters!: A Tokyo Tale, Bugs vs. Tanks, Shin Megami Tensei IV, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, Professor Layton and the Azron Legacy, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past sequel

Music:

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

Pikmin 2 – Main Menu

The Independents – Mother

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Rockford aRt.cade Event

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On April 6th and 7th, the Rockford aRt.cade held an event with Fotoenvy Studios in downtown Rockford, IL. The event featured pieces from 12 artists, including Brett Fiedler, Kirk Dyreson, Raven Johnson, John Sullivan, Erin Hall, Holli Funke, Scott Lawless, Joseph Goral, and Mario Kayo Martinez. All of the pieces in the show were based on video game properties, many of which originally featured on Nintendo systems.

To learn more about the show, check out the group’s Facebook page for photos and contact information. We also wrote about it in the latest issue of our zine, which you can find here, and spoke about it on our latest podcast.

 

Episode 30 – Like Friday the 13th for the NES, but with Dinosaurs

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News:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf $34.99??

Project X Zone and Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for Summer!

Original Mega Man composer doing songs for Shovel Knight!

Games:

The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Music:

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

Astynax – Stage 1

Digger – I Want My Hat Back

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Issue #2 of the Fun Factor! Zine is Now Available!

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Issue 2 of our Nintendo zine is available to download, for free, right here!!

Fun Factor! Issue 2 (left-click link to view in your browser or right-click, then “save link as…” to download!)

This issue’s cover story features the past, present, and future of Dungeons & Dragons games on Nintendo systems. Also in the issue: a look at the best Neo Geo games on Virtual Console, a retrospective on Chibi-Robo!, a local video game art show John attended, and WAY MORE. It’s a .pdf, so you can read it on your Mac/PC, iPad, Kindle Fire, phone, or whatever other .pdf-reading gadget you have!

Get Issue #1 of the zine here (also free/fun!)

Video Game Art Show This Weekend

 

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As you may or may not know, the Nintendo Fun Club crew is based out of Northern Illinois (2/3 of us are in Rockford, while our more cosmopolitan leader lives just outside of Chicago). An art gallery in downtown Rockford, Fotoenvy Studios, is putting on a show this weekend dedicated to video game art and it should be rad! More information can be found here, and it sounds like the show will feature video game-inspired art by local artists, video game music, and some games available to play too. Check it out if you’re in the area. If not, we’ll hopefully post some pics up on the blog next week.

Episode 29 – Some Kind of Monster Hunter

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News:
Retronauts and Shovel Knight Kickstarters funded
WayForward Handpicked by Disney for DuckTales Remake
The logo for Renegade Kid’s 3DS eshop game “Cult County” is totally metal

Games:
Luigi’s Mansion (Gamecube), The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Music:
The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)
Masked Intruder – Wish You Were Mine

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