Our Favorite Blink-182 Songs, I Guess

UPDATE: Mark Hoppus got a Switch

Less than 24 hours after we “reported” on one of our favorite musicians pining for a Nintendo Switch, another punk rock star is LFS (Looking For Switch).

We doubt Mr. Hoppus will have too much trouble finding a Switch, tbh. As we await his success story, here are our favorite Blink-182 songs. DeLong? Skiba? Barker? Raynor? Doesn’t matter, these songs rule!

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Our Favorite Against Me! Songs

UPDATE: Laura got a Switch!

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It’s no secret that we here at NFC are huge fans of Laura Jane Grace and her band, Against Me! We even named their record Transgender Dysphoria Blues our album of the year when we did that end-of-year music episode that nobody liked.

So naturally, this tweet by Laura today piqued our interest: Continue reading

Happy Mario Day!

To celebrate, I recorded two spur-of-the-moment videos. In the first, I dig into the Mario Mania Nintendo Power guide from 1991. In the other video, I talk to Tyler Ohlew about his favorite Mario game! (warning: these are Google Hangouts videos, so they’re pretty low quality. sorry Mario!)

Something to Try if the Left Joy-Con on your Switch is Having Connection Issues

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While I have been pretty fortunate with my Switch, Lindsey’s left Joy-Con suffered the dreaded “desync” issue today. After trying everything from pairing the controllers to putting the Switch into sleep mode and back in the dock to a hard reboot, the solution ended up being a mere button press away. Not a button press on the controller mind you, but the sync button on the actual Joy-Con. Taking the controller off, holding the button, then sliding the Con back on the tablet seemed to do the trick for us. Hopefully Nintendo provides a fix for the issue soon!

Ryan’s Top Five Nintendo Games of 2016

5) Gotta Protectors

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You want a reason why this game made my list? How about ten?

4) 7th Dragon III Code VFD

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I really wasn’t expecting this to be my favorite 3DS JRPG of the year, but the awesome soundtrack and accessible dungeon crawling really resonated with me!

3) Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

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While not as ~perfect~ as Awakening, Birthright provided a solid story and, as expected, excellent SRPG gameplay. I still need to play Conquest and Revelation!

2) Pokemon Go

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Still playing it; sorry haters.

1) Sega 3D Classics Collection

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As far as the Sega 3D Classics go, this really isn’t a collection of the best of ’em. No Out Run? No Gunstar Heroes? No Streets of Rage 2? Lame! But even with that in mind, this is still my Nintendo GOTY. Why? Because M2 did such an incredible job with these ports/remakes that they elevate even the most mediocre games into something incredibly fun and playable. With a multitude of options and perfect emulation, this is the gold standard for preserving and re-releasing classic games.

Honorable Mentions (other cool games I dug this year, but didn’t make much progress in):

Pokemon Moon, Dragon Quest VII, Monster Hunter Generations, Kirby Planet Robobot

Wonderful late-90s Pokemon sites that are still up

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You are the 00000014 person to view this page! Please check out the rest of the still functioning late-90s Pokemon sites webring:

The Pokemon Gym – This Tripod-hosted site contains summaries of the first 50 episodes of the anime

Team Rocket – Another Poke-gym site, this page is ~all about~ Team Rocket

1997 CNN report on Pokemon – Yup, it’s about “the incident”

Pikachu of Pokemon ATE MY BALLS! – If you were an immature dork on the internet in 1999 (like me), you know about the “Ate My Balls” webring. Maybe this is what the kids call “dank memes” these days.

Mike’s “The Ultimate Pokemon Page” – Hints, tips, and lists!

OK, I really wanted to keep clicking down this rabbit hole, but there was a whole lot of this message popping up:

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I wish I could see what sites are still alive in the Pokemon Addicts Webring, but alas,

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Well said.