Interview with Membrane Creator Seth S. Scott

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In this episode I (Ryan) interview Seth S. Scott, the creator of Membrane (now available on the Nintendo Switch eshop). It’s a pretty rad convo about NYU’s game development program, “Run Naked,” SSX Blur, and more. Unfortunately my audio gets weird and echo-y during the last 7 minutes or so, but thankfully I don’t talk too much. Sorry!

Check out Seth’s stuff here.

Music:

Seth S. Scott – Cyan

The Hold Steady – I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You

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10 Reasons why you need to check out Gotta Protectors on the 3DS eShop

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Gotta Protectors is the new game from legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro’s studio, Ancient. It’s an action-RPG-tower-defense hybrid available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop right now! Here are ten reasons why Gotta Protectors totally rocks:

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30 minutes (and 90 yen) in Collectible Badge Center

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Well this was a bit of a surprise!

Nintendo sneakily released a (free) app on the Japanese 3DS eshop today that allows you to play a UFO catcher to win pins that you can use on your home screen.

Following a fairly bizarre tutorial, you have the opportunity to give the UFO catcher a shot, at no cost!

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Rad Sega themes on the Japanese 3DS eshop!

Themes.

Outside of amiibo, themes are my biggest Nintendo vice these days. Between my North American and Japanese 3DSs, I have about a dozen of ’em. I swore I was out of the theme game, but then Nintendo and Sega had to pull their greatest collaboration since Bayonetta 2: retro Sega themes. There are two on the eshop, for 200 yen each. Needless to say, I purchased both (and took some pictures to share)!

Theme 1: Hi-Tech Sega

This theme is based on Sega’s legendary Astro City arcade cabinet design. The music is awesome arcade ambiance!

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Some Non-Leaked Screens of Smash Bros. for 3DS

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Whoa, random! The Smash Bros. for 3DS demo just appeared on the Japanese eshop this evening. As soon as I read @iamnotagoomba‘s Tweet, I was all over it! I’ve played a few rounds and oh! It’s so good! There are five characters playable (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Mega Man, and Villager) and one stage in the demo (as far as I can tell). You can play single player and set the CPU difficulty or play local multiplayer if you happen to have someone with a Japanese 3DS and the demo nearby. Anyway, here are some phone pics I took poking around in the interface! Enjoy!

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Japanese Nintendo eShop Point Cards

I recently bought a Japanese 3DS and man, that eShop is good. From Sega 3D Classics such as OutRun and Fantasy Zone to Virtual Console releases like Trip World and Joy Mecha Fight, there is a ton of great stuff there that just isn’t available on the North American eShop.

Although you can apparently use foreign credit cards on the Japanese eShop, the actual Japanese point cards are way more fun. Here are some that I’ve bought:

Kirby Fighters Z game download code (810 yen):

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Episode 56 – Trendy

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News:

Good News For People Who Love Bad News About Nintendo (financial stuff)

R.I.P. Greg Martin

Games:

Attack of the Friday Monsters, Summer Carnival ’92: Recca, Chibi-Robo: Photo Finder, Aquamoto Racing 3D, Bravely Default demo, Sonic the Hedgehog 1 (Game Gear), Sonic 2 (Master System), Sonic Chaos (Master System), Sonic Triple Trouble

Greg Martin tributes:

NintendoAge forums

MegaBites Blog

Music:

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

Summer Carnival ’92: Recca – HYDE

Reel Big Fish – Trendy

Propagandhi – True (Concrete Blonde cover)

Books:

Gremlins – The Official Novelization