Episode 127 – Welcome to Janesville

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News:

The Dying Man Who Found Hope in ‘Breath of the Wild’

Game Informer Breath of the Wild Hub

David Wise composing Snake Pass

Netflix is making a Castlevania series written by Warren Ellis

The First Time Warren Ellis Wrote A Castlevania Animation, Ten Years Ago

Games:

Fire Emblem Heroes, Dragon Quest VIII 3DS, A Link Between Worlds

Music:

No Use for a Name – Hybrid Moments (Misfits cover) (*NEW* Unofficial Nintendo Fun Club Theme Song (through the Switch launch))

Alkaline Trio – Your Neck

Episode 126 – Imagine Dragon Quest

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News:

Pokken Tournament players raise $15k for the Make-a-Wish foundation

Nintendo’s First-Ever Super Bowl Ad Features Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda, and Imagine Dragons, unforch

Splatoon 2 voice chat features future clarified – set play appointments, private battle voice options

Switch online service to cost roughly the equivalent of $17-26 per year

Games:

Fire Emblem Heroes, Dragon Quest VIII 3DS, Donkey Kong ’94, Pokemon Duel

Music:

No Use for a Name – Hybrid Moments (Misfits cover) (*NEW* Unofficial Nintendo Fun Club Theme Song (through the Switch launch))

Screeching Weasel – Pauline

Episode 125 – A Church in the Middle of Nowhere

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News:

Tomorrow Corporation Bringing Three Titles To Switch On Launch Day

Mario Sports Superstars And Tank Troopers Receive North American Release Dates

(Switch ports)

Dragon Quest Heroes I & II Is More Than Just A Port, Square Enix Says

NIS on porting from PS4 to Switch, why Disgaea 5 was chosen as first game for the system

I Am Setsuna Switch-specific PvP mode detailed

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

Games:

Pokemon Moon, Dragon Quest VIII 3DS, Panzer Dragoon II Zwei

Music:

No Use for a Name – Hybrid Moments (Misfits cover) (*NEW* Unofficial Nintendo Fun Club Theme Song (through the Switch launch))

Propagandhi – Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes

Episode 124 – All the Right Moves

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Good Switch Takes: Nintendo Voice Chat, Nintendo Lovefest, 8-4 Play, Gamebuoy

Chris Scullion’s hands-on Switch impressions

Opinion: Switch Isn’t for Everyone, But It’s Definitely For Me (Jeremy Parish)

News:

Fire Emblem Direct

Games:

Mother 3, Style Savvy Fashion Forward, Trauma Center Second Opinion, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Bomberman 64, Pokemon Moon, Xenoblade Chronicles, Dragon Quest VIII 3DS

Music:

No Use for a Name – Hybrid Moments (Misfits cover) (*NEW* Unofficial Nintendo Fun Club Theme Song (through the Switch launch))

My Chemical Romance – It’s Not a Fashion Statement, it’s a Deathwish

Episode 122 – Holy Thunder Force, This Rules

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Games:

Thunder Force III, Sonic 2, Columns, Turbo Outrun, Pokemon Sun and Moon

Music:

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

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Aquatic Ruin Zone (Masato Nakamura)

Rhapsody of Fire – Holy Thunderforce

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