Episode 65 – Blades Will Bleed / Kitties Will Mew

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We’ve got a full house for this pre-E3 episode! Joining John and I are Tyler Ohlew (@tylerohlew), from the awesome handheld gaming site StickItInYourPocket and Jeremy Johnson (@fix_your_face) from the hella-sassy Qoopa Klub Podcast! Join us for the usual news and games we’ve been playing, but also discussions about our favorite Nintendo E3 memories and predictions, both realistic and insane, for Nintendo’s 2014 E3 show.

News:

GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U

Games:

Mario Kart 8, Tomodachi Life Move-In Version demo, Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi’s Island, Mega Man II, Photos With Mario, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Kirby Triple Deluxe

Oh, the game I was thinking of, but couldn’t remember the name of, was Momoko 120%

Music:

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

Wave Race 64 (Kazumi Totaka) – Sunset Bay

Arctic Monkeys – The View From The Afternoon

Episode 64 – We Are Committed To Fun And Entertainment For Everyone

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News:

Nintendo’s revised statement on same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life

Pokemon R/S remake announced

Hover: Really Bad Subtitle reached its Wii U Kickstarter goal

Games:

Wave Race, Star Wars Episode I Racer, Moon Chronicles, Sonic Advance, Final Fight One, Metal Slug 6, Play Choice 10 (at Gregg’s Arcade Impossible)

Music:

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

Hideki Naganuma – Let Mom Sleep

Angels and Airwaves – The Moon Atomic (…Fragments and Fictions)

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Thoughts – Fist of the North Star

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Originally Released: 1990

Version Played: Game Boy

One thought kept running through my mind the entire time I was playing Fist of the North Star– “this is weird.” When this game was released in 1990, the only exposure (most) Americans had to the story of Hokuto no Ken was a few issues of the manga published by Viz Communications (yes, issues- this was the time period when manga was not published in digest-sized books, but rather western-style comic books of the bagging-and-boarding variety).

The Hokuto no Ken games were a different story, sorta. Continue reading

Episode 63 – Monster In My Party

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New Fatal Frame announced for Wii U

Theatrhythm Curtain Call coming to NA in 2014, check out the rad Japanese commercial

Yuzo Koshiro composing tracks for Persona Q on 3DS

Capcom bringing GBA games to Wii U VC, including MM Battle Network 3

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Games:

NES Remix 2, Final Fantasy Legend II, Capcom Classics Collection Mini Mix, Mighty Final Fight, Lunar Legend, Star Wars Episode III (GBA)

Music:

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

Streets of Rage 2 – Player Select

Jon Cougar Concentration Camp – Half Ass Jedi