Episode 150 – Spider Ball Mastermind

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News:

Super NES Classic Mini Production Expanded; NES Classic To Return Next Summer

Doom, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Coming to Switch; Skyrim Release Date Revealed

Dragon Quest Builders Stacking Up On Switch Next Spring

Nintendo Announces Arcade Archives; Mario Bros. Out September 27

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Story, Combat Fleshed Out Alongside Launch Info

Atlus Confirms A Western 3DS Release For The Alliance Alive In Early 2018

Thimbleweed Park, Axiom Verge Releases Dated

Games:

Octopath Traveler, Etrian Odyssey V, Metroid: Samus Returns

Music:

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

Metallica – No Remorse

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Episode 139 – Both of You, Prance Like You Want to Win!

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News:

Monster Hunter XX Announced For Switch

Games:

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, ARMS Global Testpunch

Music:

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

Less Than Jake: The Golden Age Of My Negative Ways

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

Episode video:

ARMS Global Testpunch videos:

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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:

A Look at Some Japanese Game Boy Pokemon Packaging

Still figuring out all this video business! Screw-ups this time around: mirrored image, so everything is backwards; low quality video- should have used actual recording software rather than stream with Google Hangouts. I’ll keep at it!

Ryan takes a look at the Japanese packaging for Pokemon Green, Red, Trading Card Game, Pinball, and the boxed version of Pokemon Yellow for 3DS.

Final Thoughts – Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)

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Dragon Quest VIII has been on my mind a lot lately, and for good reason: I’ve played it in some capacity almost every day since it launched at the end of January. It’s somewhat unusual for me to play a game near-daily for over a month, but the 3DS version of DQ VIII lends itself to this for two reasons: 1) it’s a fantastic RPG and 2) it’s an incredible portable port, full of player-time-respecting tweaks.

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Episode 129 – Oh, U

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In this episode John and Ryan say goodbye to the Wii U with some of our favorite memories and games, but first plan our shopping carts for Switch launch day!

News:

Nintendo reveals Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC – new story, hard mode, more

TowerFall creator announces Celeste for Switch

No VC, but Shovel Knight and Fast RMX at launch

Switch Joy-Con desyncing issue examined/

Japan Launch Day Software Lineup Confirmed (NeoGeo, Blaster Master, Puyo Puyo Tetris, more!)

Music:

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

Fall Out Boy – Miss Missing You