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Episode 10: Remembering Some Big Damn Trucks

by J.P. Corbran, James Dawson, Pedro Hernandez, Zachary Miller, Neal Ronaghan, Jared Rosenberg, and Scott Thompson - November 26, 2011, 6:57 am PST
Total comments: 8

News, Super Mario 3D Land, and revisiting a Wii classic on this week's Connectivity!

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Well, what do you know, we are at Episode 10 already! Thanks to everyone who has listened to the show, and here's hoping we can make it another ten successful episodes, after which we'll probably stop the show and reboot it. NWR Blue Ocean, perhaps?

This week, we return back to our usual Connectivity format and start things off discussing Nintendo news. A dash of Wii U's possible online infrastructure, a pinch of Battlefield exclusivity for the GameCube, and - oh shit, the lid fell off of the "Resident Evil: Revelations features a ten hour campaign" shaker and a bunch fell in. Oh well, let's hope no one can tell.

Afterwards, Neal, Pedro and Scott reconvene to celebrate the fifth birthday of the greatest Wii launch title of them all: Excite Truck! Be sure to load up your SD card with music, though; the soundtrack for this segment is godawful.

Lastly, J.P. rounds up James and Jared as the three J's and a P share their impressions of Super Mario 3D Land. Looks like it's the first game to make the 3DS a must-own platform. Hooray!

If you've got listener mail, we've got eyes to read it, so click here to send it in. Thanks again for being with us these first ten episodes, and an extra-special thanks to anyone who participated in the live show last week and donated to Child's Play. It was an absolute success!

This episode was edited by Scott Thompson.

Talkback

AVNovember 26, 2011

GREAT EPISODE GUYS. I really liked playing Exite Truck to the soundtrack of " Team America World Police" it just felt right. I never picked up the sequel but I should

Excitebots is fan-TAS-tic. The second I get my Wii back from NOA, I'm popping that game in. This episode really made me want to replay it. In fact, we should do another community night with that game sometime.

Kytim89November 27, 2011

Quote from: Halbred

Excitebots is fan-TAS-tic. The second I get my Wii back from NOA, I'm popping that game in. This episode really made me want to replay it. In fact, we should do another community night with that game sometime.


Nintendo should contract Monster Games to develope the next F-Zero game for the Wii U as a lauch title. Their pedigree of making quality racing titles would make them a good pick to make the next F-Zero. Also, who wouldn't love to play F-Zero while listenig to their favorite rock songs?

I enjoyed the Excite Truck segment!

purevalNovember 28, 2011

Listening to this made me kind of sad I missed Excite Truck. It was always just outside the list of games I really wanted so I never received it as a gift. I saw it really cheap on clearance at Target and debated picking it up, but as it was close to Christmas I just strongly hinted that it was a good deal and I would really like it. Unfortunately I never got it.


I passed up on Excitebots at first but after hearing you guys raving about it coincided with finding that marked down to insane levels I decided to grab it. I am glad I did as my wife, son and I all love racing each other in it. I actually think it is much better than Mario Kart Wii.

noname2200November 29, 2011

The first segment was my favorite. Soapbox Neal = Best Neal.

ejamerNovember 30, 2011

I think that I still prefer Excite Truck, but you've got a great point about the trick system in ExciteBots making the races more interesting once you are in the lead.

CericNovember 30, 2011

Best part of the Excite* series for me is being able to win without being 1st place in the race.  I think that is awesome.  It allows me to actually do the fun things.

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