Episode 6: Jeopardy Returns!

by Andy Goergen, Pedro Hernandez, Daan Koopman, Zachary Miller, Neal Ronaghan, Mike Sklens, and Scott Thompson - October 29, 2011, 4:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 20

News, Super Mario 3D Land impressions from Daan Koopman, and Pedro "Nintendo Genius" Hernandez joins the crew for Jeopardy this week. 

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Hello! This week's episode of Connectivity kicks off with Andy, Mike, and Scott discussing all the information released by Nintendo late last week, a great deal of which is related to the 3DS. Andy also goes into total bummer mode while talking about Nintendo's largest net loss in history. 

From there, sights turn towards one of the games that may just help spur 3DS sales this year: Super Mario 3D Land. Daan Koopman recently got to play through the entire game, and he joins Scott to discuss some of its unrevealed elements to this point as well as how it feels on the handheld system.

Closing the show out is our second episode of NWR Jeopardy. Neal and Scott host the show as Andy, Mike, Zach and Pedro fight tooth and nail for all those coveted NWR Bucks.

As always, you can send us mail here. Thanks for listening!

This episode was edited by Scott Thompson

Talkback

Steel DiverZack Kaplan, Associate EditorOctober 29, 2011

When will you be answering emails again?

oksodaScott Thompson, Associate EditorOctober 29, 2011

We answer emails during the news segment as we get them, as you'll see in this week's episode. So send them in!

TansunnOctober 29, 2011

Is there any more to it than that?  I sent an email in shortly after episode 3 and there hasn't been any response to it.  If that's the only criteria, then there might be something wrong with the web form.

oksodaScott Thompson, Associate EditorOctober 30, 2011

Hmm, well in that case we may have just overlooked it. Send it in again and we'll definitely read it.

JasonMaiviaOctober 30, 2011

The show was excellent!
I was laughing my butt off almost the entire time!

MassimoOctober 30, 2011

This podcast is getting better and better! Very interesting and informative! I love the new structure in segments... great idea!

JasonMaiviaOctober 30, 2011

I agree.

Also, I also think it's best to keep Sony and Microsoft talks to a minimum.  I like having Nintendo Jeopardy instead of more Xbox 360 and PS3 discussions filling up the air.  There's PLENTY of that on most other podcasts (it seems that Nintendo isn't a popular subject elsewhere).

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterOctober 30, 2011

Glad to know you guys enjoyed the episode! I had a blast recording this, and Jeopardy was all kinds of fun!

NWR_DrewMGAndy Goergen, AlmunusOctober 30, 2011

Quote from: JasonMaivia

I also think it's best to keep Sony and Microsoft talks to a minimum.  I like having Nintendo Jeopardy instead of more Xbox 360 and PS3 discussions filling up the air.  There's PLENTY of that on most other podcasts (it seems that Nintendo isn't a popular subject elsewhere).

I don't disagree, and we'll always bee a Nintendo site and a Nintendo podcast first and foremost.  That said, it's important to remember that Nintendo does live within an ecosystem that consists of competing products, and when there is news about how that ecosystem is affected by Nintendo and vice versa, I think we will always talk about that as well. 


I'm glad you guys like the new format and the Jeopardy segment in particular.  They're an absolute blast to record, and it's something that can definitely lend itself to user-interaction.  Keep your eyes posted, there will be ways to get involved soon.

MassimoOctober 30, 2011

I liked the Jeopardy segment, but my favourite was the segment related to Super Mario 3d Land. It was cool to hear somebody who actually completed the full game discussing this highly anticipated title. Worldwide coverage is a strenght of this site, and I really think this podcast is very innovative because it makes great use of all the correspondents you have all around the world! I also lovedthe discussion about the Zelda anniversary concert in Tokyo in the last episode... Thanks guys!

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterOctober 30, 2011

Quote from: NWR_DrewMG

Quote from: JasonMaivia

I also think it's best to keep Sony and Microsoft talks to a minimum.  I like having Nintendo Jeopardy instead of more Xbox 360 and PS3 discussions filling up the air.  There's PLENTY of that on most other podcasts (it seems that Nintendo isn't a popular subject elsewhere).

I don't disagree, and we'll always bee a Nintendo site and a Nintendo podcast first and foremost.  That said, it's important to remember that Nintendo does live within an ecosystem that consists of competing products, and when there is news about how that ecosystem is affected by Nintendo and vice versa, I think we will always talk about that as well.

I agree with Andy. While we are a Nintendo site 100%, it would be hard to not mention how the presence of these competitors affects Nintendo's own presence. Also, if we decide to ignore what the other companies are doing we would risk being like other sites and podcasts where they dismiss whatever Nintendo does, and as you guys can clearly see, we want to avoid that in these things.

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusOctober 31, 2011

"My wife looks like Power Girl"

"Is Boobs a Category?"
"No"
"AWWWWW"

Signs of a quality Podcast.  :D

Pedro Blitzed the entire field. Well done.  :cool;

I am pretty cool with all the random talk, just be careful with spoilers when it comes to TV shows and the like. Almost blundered into Doctor Who spoilers a couple episodes ago.

It's the main Podcast that is a little heavy with other systems talk, but Drew's point still stands. Also it's probably due to system ownership, but there is surprising lack of PC talk relative to PS/360. There was that mention of Mount and Blade quite a while ago, but it got glossed over very quickly.

I'm glad Zach's acts of mild sexism don't offend people that much.

Hey, you started it. Could've asked me about dinosaurs, mang!

At the time--no joke--I was looking through pictures of PeeGee on Deviantart. Most was shitty.

CericOctober 31, 2011

Have to go with the need for an outro with format.

If you'd like to subscribe to NWR Connectivity, you can do so by visiting the iTunes music store. And while you're there, why not spend $1.99 (cheap!) on the NWR Connectivity App,* which will give you one-touch communications with us via the voicemails, the emails, the Twitters, and the what haves you. And HEY Android cell phone telephone users...

*There is no app. Currently.

Quote from: Halbred

If you'd like to subscribe to NWR Connectivity, you can do so by visiting the iTunes music store. And while you're there, why not spend $1.99 (cheap!) on the NWR Connectivity App,* which will give you one-touch communications with us via the voicemails, the emails, the Twitters, and the what haves you. And HEY Android cell phone telephone users...

*There is no app. Currently.

Funny, because the Android users are boned. It's not even on Amazon.

Yeah, they mentioned that in this week's episode.

noname2200November 03, 2011

Fun episode all around. Including individual sound effects on the Jeopardy! for each player was a really nice touch, too.

oksodaScott Thompson, Associate EditorNovember 04, 2011

Quote from: noname2200

Fun episode all around. Including individual sound effects on the Jeopardy! for each player was a really nice touch, too.

Thanks! Yeah, last time people said it was kind of hard to follow who was getting picked, so I figured the sound effects would help, even though I actually added them in post. We didn't use them when recording.

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