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

Check out our Let’s Play videos: Try, Try My Darling

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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

Check out our Let’s Play videos: Try, Try My Darling

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.

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Splatoon 2 Global Testfire First Impressions

While the Splatoon Global Testfire exists primarily as a way for Nintendo to get data and feedback on balance, server strength, etc., I had my own agenda. Outside of simply wanting to see the new stages and how the game ran on Switch, I was also excited to get a feel for the different play modes that the Switch offered.

In the video below, I played one match with the Pro Controller, motion controls on, using the ink roller. In the second match, I played with the Joy-Cons detached, Wii Remote and Nunchuck style, using the new Splat Dualies.

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