I am now in possession of a totally sweet Famicom collection

Thanks to my good friend (and former roommate in Japan) Kevin, I now have a totally rad collection of boxed Famicom games. I’m not super interested in just sticking ’em on a shelf and letting them sit though. I’ll definitely be unboxing all of them, taking pictures and maybe video. If you have any questions about any of these, feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer!

Thanks again, Kevin!

Revisiting Final Fantasy IV DS

With thousands of games available at the touch of a button across multiple platforms and a limited amount of free time, I’m constantly asking myself “what should I play?” Sometimes, the answer is easy: the week’s Hot New Release. Maybe I’ve been stoked for it for years, or maybe I just want to be “part of the conversation,” but in a technology and hype-driven industry, the HNR is always enchanting.

Other times, the choice is not always as clear. For me, it’s oftentimes a perfect storm of coincidences that results in me combing through my shelves (digital or physical) asking “do I have a copy of that?” And then, “how should I play it?” This was the case for me recently with Final Fantasy IV.

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Episode 137 – Mario Skart

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News:

Details For First Breath Of The Wild DLC Pack Announced

Nintendo Announces New 2DS XL

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States

200,000 Neo Geo Games Have Been Downloaded on Switch

Games: 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Blazing Star

Music:

Blue Meanies – Acceleration 5000

Mustard Plug – Go

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

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

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

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

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