Episode 149 – The World Champion of Video Games

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News:

Nintendo Indie Showcase Recap

Shovel Knight Amiibo Pack Announced

Games:

Sonic Mania, Metroid: Samus Returns, Super Mario Odyssey

Music:

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

Weezer – King of the World

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Nintendo World Championships 2017 – Chicago Qualifier Event

Nintendo fans from across the country will be competing in the Nintendo World Championships once again in October and I was lucky enough to attend one of the qualifying events today just outside of Chicago, one of the eight cities hosting preliminary competitions this month and next leading up to the main event.

Chicago’s event is happening at a Best Buy in Evanston, IL this weekend (August 26th and 27th), so my friend Rich and I decided to make the trip in and meet my brother Jason for the second day of qualifiers there. We showed up at about 9:45 for the 10 a.m. start time and I’d guess we were somewhere between 50 and 75 in line. All the Nintendo fans we talked to in line (including Ness!) were in good spirits and even offering one another helpful tips for scoring their best possible times in Mario Kart 7. After waiting in line for roughly 30 minutes after the store opened, Rich and I were ushered into Best Buy’s Magnolia room to tables hosting five New Nintendo 2DS XL systems and given the opportunity to complete two time trials on GBA Bowser’s Castle in Mario Kart 7. I finished with a (possibly?) respectable 1:31 time, but considering the leaderboard already hosted numerous times under 1:20, we turned our attention toward our real reason for attending: the Samus Returns and Mario Odyssey demos!

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Episode 143 – E3 2017 Part 3

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We talk about day one of Treehouse Live and more!

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Music:

The Impossibles – Enter/Return

Dan Vapid and The Cheats – Work of Art

Check out Part 1 of Nintendo @ E3 here (Skyrim, FIFA, Minecraft, and more!)

Check out Part 2 of Nintendo @ E3 here (Digital Event & more!)