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Podcast Discussion / Episode 815: A Change of Hardware
« on: Yesterday at 05:01:05 PM »

Stop saying "hardware."

What's iconic about Mario? What does an alleged-AI think RFN sounds like? Why are there so many skeletons? This, and one more question, are answered in this week's RFN.

That question is about movie-based games.

After a break, we have a bit of New Business. James believes the NSO needs game manuals and that the Fire Emblem Engage DLC was mighty-speedy. Jon is beta testing his future obsession with Diablo IV. Greg finally gets to talk about Doom Eternal. Guillaume has final thoughts on LEGO Star Wars, and thanks our Talkback Heroes.

Just a reminder: emails go here.

NEXT WEEK is part 1 of RetroActive 52: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Comments go here!

Part 2 will be in a few weeks.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 812: I Wouldn't Even Accept Your Apology
« on: March 04, 2023, 03:08:32 PM »

Jon's back; can you tell?

Radio Free Nintendo this week is a bit of "friends waiting at a train station;" people come and go at their proscribed times but the conversation continues.

Guillaume, James, and Greg start the show and it wraps with Jon, Greg, and James. I guess Greg and James are catching late trains.

Guillaume is playing Chained Echoes, a 16-bit RPG that lists a lot of inspirations but seemingly omits a big one. It took him a little while to connect with it, but he's enjoying this game created by a single person. The task-based leveling is a particular topic of interest. He also started 13 Sentinels. So should you.

James is finishing Fire Emblem Engage, and has a few final thoughts, but mostly he's been trying to reverse engineer a new style of Twitch streamer: infinite, AI-generated, content. "How is this thing creating new 'Steamed Hams' episodes over and over?" "How is this 'VTuber' interacting with the audience in a realistic way, and how did it learn to play Osu?" "How long can I watch a Chunibyo character try to convince his two friends that he is king of the hallway?" A while. Apparently.

Jon is summoned from the ether for Listener Mail - and he proves his memory by reciting the email address, albeit incredulously. Our first question asks us to explore missing the zeitgeist for a game, which predictably expands into an unrequested longer conversation about what zeitgeist for a game means, and how it impacts playing the game. Send us an email, we answer how we choose.

Guillaume's train arrives, and so the remaining trio move onto a second question: with the on-going invasion of Smash Bros. by the Fire Emblem franchise, what Smash Bros. fighters would server as good Emblems in Engage? There are so many choices.

Reminder: We are going to do our RetroActive on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker soon™. You can play the original GameCube release or the HD remake, but remember the eShop is shutting down soon.

As Jon accurately remembered, you can send your emails here.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 810: Looking for the Contours of Fun
« on: February 19, 2023, 04:29:00 PM »

In a land bereft of fun, one man will seek it out in the blistering nothingness.

I want to give your game a 1.25 out of 10 and so I shall.

However, there are people that suggest it is not necessary that I have such dexterity in my reviews. They want median and mean scores to correspond with the numerical mean of the range. They demand a semi-predictable cadence of 10s and 1s, tops and bottoms. They expect the bell curve to be rigidly enforced, as if each game is evaluated against every other game on the same grading scale.

I am not one such person. My mind is open, and therefore I am always correct. My views are nuanced and easily grasped. I am the Heraclitus in a candy coating of raw charisma.

Suffice to say, our accidental feature topic on review scores was no accident. Providence provides.

The gods speak.

Following this revelation, we move onto some New Business. Guillaume is no longer interested in playing Blue Dragon and Jon + Greg are reliving Metroid Prime with the new Remaster.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 809: Skylofty Expectations
« on: February 12, 2023, 12:33:08 PM »

It's no worse a pun than "find your roll."

Hey y'all, did you know there was a Nintendo Direct? There was a Nintendo Direct.

We talk about it.

Tears of the Kingdom, Metroid Prime Remaster, Gameboy and Gameboy Advance to Switch online, and more. Not much to add to this, so send us questions here.

Also, if you struggled listening to RFN over the last week on your podcast player of choice, we should be all good now. Thanks to the NWR tech team for getting this sorted.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 808: Soft Locked in the Tea House
« on: February 05, 2023, 04:18:21 PM »


Just as an FYI: we are aware that some podcast apps are not currently able to download RFN and other NWR podcasts. We are working to restore functionality as soon as possible. Affected apps include the Google Podcast app and AntennaPod. You can listen to the episode here or on other applications.

This week we do "a little" New Business, which in RFN terms means over an hour. James has more detailed impressions of Fire Emblem Engage. Let's be honest for a minute; if you ever justified Nintendo's removal of face touching content from Fire Emblem Fates, and are not enraged here, you're a serial killer or a hypocrite. There are no other options. You could be both, I suppose, lest we make the hypocritical serial killers in the audience feel compelled to make the most difficult choice of their lives.

Jon has a ¿new? game with Dead Space Remake. It's a game he talked about when it came out over a decade ago. We're old. He'll also be here forever, because he's currently stuck in a softlock that has ended his progress.

Guillaume closes out New Business with an update on Blue Dragon, and more pressingly the hottest ride in all the land Mario Kart 8 Ultimate. He held off on MK8U for new content, and now there is new content to consume. It would have cracked his game of the year list if it came out in 2022. Speaking of...


After a break it's time for the Radio Free "Nintendo" "Top Five" "Games" of "2022." The only words in that phrase that aren't shrouded in air quotes are "of," "Radio," and "Free." I wont post the selections here, but for those of you who are new: each host picks 5 games from 2022 on Nintendo systems.


Hey, our inbox needs your love. It longs for it. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, send your love here.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 807: This Podcast Is Significant
« on: January 29, 2023, 08:34:09 AM »

It is an important podcast.

This podcast is special.

This podcast is unique.

This podcast is... uh... a change agent!

Wait, no.

It's 9.75 out of 10. It's the missing 0.25 that carries the message.

I'm not even sure what we're doing here right now.

Important New Business!

James has just stared Fire Emblem Engage and he has important thoughts on the first important 40 minutes. He also has impactful impressions of escape room game The House of Di Vinci.

Greg and Jon have been playing the just-released groundbreaking first person shooter GoldenEye 007, now on the N64 Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass and patched into (digital only) copies of Rare Replay on Xbox.

Greg also has moving early thoughts on Bayonetta 3.

Guillaume has iconic impressions of Blue Dragon, the early Xbox 360 RPG from Mistwalker.

Lastly, Jon has captivating impressions of Monster Hunter Rise on PS5 and Wave Race 64.

Okay, this is taking way too long. We only tackle a single email this week: can a funny game get universe 10 out of 10s. You can send us your important questions here.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 806: Kirby's Dream Warren Buffett
« on: January 22, 2023, 10:12:26 AM »

We're reduced to wordplay.

You expect me to write you an article during an NFL Playoff weekend and right after the release of a new Fire Emblem? Well aren't we just so entitled. You know what? Change of plans. This is an ALL EMAIL episode. They have nice short articles, so I trust Gui will just cut all that New Business we recorded and sort the rest of it out.

Questions this week: Nintendo's dubious suggestions, Baten Kaitos remake rumors, Mario's emotional needs, recasting Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and theological inquiries. If you want to see us study more great mysteries, you can consult the oracle.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 805: Scorched Earth Sharpens Steel
« on: January 15, 2023, 08:57:13 AM »

He's back twenty minutes, and we're already reeling.

Twenty minutes.

How much chaos can you create in twenty minutes? Sure, you could yell fire in a crowded building or something equally unsafe, but try creating chaos and confusion among a small group of people. It's a lot harder.

Welcome back, Jon Lindemann.

He has adopted a new "scorched earth" goal for 2023. I have two questions:

  1. How long do we think his toothless memory lets him hold onto this pledge?
  2. How is this any different than the previous 200 years we've been doing this show?

Anyway, he puts this new mantra to work with his New Business: Atari 50: the Anniversary Celebration. It just so happens that this bundle is NWR approved (and website quoted - we finally made it)! Jon agrees with the site's glowing praise. He then delves into very extremely legal back-ups kept for only the legally permissible time when talking emulation on his Steam Deck. Notify the relevant authorities, he must be stopped.

...I guess I'm the relevant authorities.

Guillaume wants YOU to buy some pinball. And he's going to evangelize some Pinball FX3 bundle sales that you can get right now. We are not sponsored, but we should be. Zen Studios, call us. He also has some more time with Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Note to James for future articles: Rabbids and Sparks are plural, there is no colon on the subtitle, it's a plus symbol (+) not an ampersand (&).  Ubisoft, this is why the sales disappointed.

Also, Ubisoft, call us.

James literally spent half an hour trying to decide if he even wanted to talk about Needy Streamer Overload on the show. It's an extremely weird game about effectively controlling the life of someone who, mostly because of her own personal demons, wants to become a popular streamer. It's got weird tinges of a two-way emotionally manipulative relationship, internal darkness, depression, deceit. It's also cute? This one is going to resonate with some people, and for a subset of them it will resonate in a potentially negative way.

Greg closes out New Business with a brief talk on the last Splatoon 3 Splatfest. This time the theme was "Spicy, Sweet, or Sour." Let's be honest, team Sour was going to get trampled like it's Pamplona. Sour? In a game that is going to skew towards kids? Nintendo, what in the hell? Here, let's make it at least reasonably fair - and preserve the sibilance you've created - "Spicy, Sweet, or Salty." Boom. Kids like salty foods.

And personally? Spicy, Sweet, and Salty is what I have tattooed on my chest, so this is my 2023 mantra.

After a break we dig into the email bag. It's got a lot of stuff still in it, but it tends to coalesce around similar themes. This week we talk about if Tears of the Kingdom can/will reuse the same world as Breath of the Wild and if things some people did not like (e.g.: breakable weapons) will return. We also try to figure out why Microsoft is willing to spend about 22 times what Disney paid for Marvel to secure Activision Blizzard.

Microsoft, call us.

As always, we remain for sale. Do you want to put in an offer? We take business inquiries (and questions) here.


He never stood a chance.

Look, we all know Urban Champion isn't a great game, but I still don't understand how it became the poster-child of horrible "black label" NES games. It's treated like a bear, drunk on fermented berries, awakening from hibernation every time Nintendo attempts to monetize their old game library. Urban Champion isn't knocking over trash cans, scaring stray cats, before falling asleep hungover in a family pool. Urban Champion is just repetitive and dull.

But also Ice Climbers exists, and that game is an itch on Nintendo's various NES marketing gimmicks that you should absolutely see your doctor about. Today. Creams haven't worked yet, and they won't work tomorrow. And despite these irrefutable truths, there is dissent.

As much as the above might seem like prattle, it squarely touches on our first question: Urban Champion has become persona non grata, due to hypothetical shenanigans, so what game now replaces it in its role as the personification of blight? As previously noted, this designation always rightfully belonged to Ice Climbers. Urban Champion's one-way-trip to Elba has not impacted the fundamentals of this conversation.

Speaking of issues that keep coming back, we were also asked by Le Grand Schtroumpf where Castlevania is and why Dracula hasn't been showing his face around these parts lately. Yes, this was sent before Dead Cells tie-in was announced, so I suppose asked and answered.

Lastly, we've been charged with the heady task of fueling your 2023 fitness goals with some musical inspiration. Personally, I only exercise to the soundtrack of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, so I know what failure sounds like and I know the true costs of quitting. No, this is not from the Amiga - this is a system that regularly used MP3s for its music.

Welcome to 2023. Happy New Year.

...and if you want to start of 2023 the right way, you can seed RFN your own email. It's easy, click here!

And yes, I know the mobile site still doesn't have a send button. You can call that my 2023 resolution. The good news is that even if I don't get it fixed, nobody read this article to see my pledge.

Oh, and here's that list of horror films I promised you.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 801: The Cowabunga Proclamation
« on: December 18, 2022, 03:56:58 PM »

Announcing our intent to enshrine Turtle Power into our charter.

Our favorite ninja turtles? Chad, Chip and Chet.

There's so much going on this week, but most importantly it is our final regular episode of 2022. Next week we'll be releasing a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 spoilercast and, if we record one, the subsequent week will be recorded in 2022 but will release in 2023.

But that's next week. This week? Jon doesn't have any New Business - so we talk for half an hour about Destiny 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Monster Hunter Rise, and then make fun of the current Genesis offerings on the Nintendo Switch Online with Expansion Pass. Gui is looking at becoming a Pinball Wizard with Pinball FX3: Dr Dude and his Excellent Ray and Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure. When I talk about my Excellent Ray I get removed from the premises. The double-standards of the intelligentsia continues.

After a break, Greg and Gui talk about the latest wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC. Greg then offers impressions of Switch Castlevania-like Dire Vengeance. Last on the New Business front, James has a brief spate of incoherent thoughts about the Xenoblade Chronicles DLC - The Nopon are at it again."

We close the show with a single, rather lengthy, email: "are you ready for new Nintendo hardware?" You can ask how else we want to spend our money here.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 800: I Am the One Who Sucks
« on: December 11, 2022, 01:27:28 PM »

Not technically, at least in this game.

Can you believe we've produced 800 numbered episodes of Radio Free Nintendo? What an unbelievable series of an events this show has become. That includes this week, where our entire audience debated how much the Wii U GamePad actually weighs.

Rather than do a big party, we planned a live show RetroActive to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Wii U. We had a lot of people join us to talk about Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

Thanks to all the people who have made this show possible, including our audience.

Holiday schedules are going to be a little weird going forward, but get us emails for a Listener Mail segment because we are definitely doing a regular episode this week.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 798: That China Warrior Je Ne Sais Quoi
« on: November 20, 2022, 01:29:23 PM »

I do know big sprites, and these? Big.

This week we do a little house cleaning before our week off and the upcoming RetroActive on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. That means we start the show with some Listener Mail. This week we look at: confusing controller layouts, what makes Xenoblade Chronicles X special, and the New 3DS making us all old. You can cue us up to talk about the latest developments in the Japanese legal system here.

Gui had a little New Business he wanted to get off his plate, so we close the show with a chat on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.

Just a reminder: we're doing a live RetroActive on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse as part of Episode 800. We'll be recording on December 10. Time will be posted later. You can also drop your thoughts here, and we may use them as part of the show.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 797: Careful, Thwimps Can Still Hurt You
« on: November 13, 2022, 04:38:38 PM »

Everything has a name.

It's an all New Business show this week!

Greg starts us off talking about Kirby: Canvas Curse, inspired by our just-announced RetroActive (more to come later in the article). And, since he's already on his new DSi, he's also finished off Super Princess Peach and got back into Rhythm Heaven (aka: Rhythm Tengoku Gold). Lastly, he's started 13 Sentinels. You should too. I'll wait.

James is NOT playing garbage, which is a nice change of pace, and instead is playing a musou game... it's progress. This time he's playing Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, and this alternate history warriors thing might be getting out of hand.

After a break, Gui is playing animal noir game Backbone and weird dating sim Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!. Lastly, Jon closes the show out with impressions of It Takes Two, a game that really takes the charm out of marriage.

You've heard the news, but here's the official statement: We are doing our next RetroActive on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for Wii U. We will also talk a bit about Canvas Curse on DS, but we're looking to honor the Wii U. We'll be doing this for Episode 800, and we'll be recording live on Saturday, December 10. Time to come once we've figured it out.

Join us to shoot your shot, and if you can't make it you can still post your thoughts in the thread.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 796: I'm a Tantric Man
« on: November 05, 2022, 04:20:50 PM »

With a tantric plan...

This week we set out to record a Patreon episode and instead crafted a long episode for the main feed. You all suggested games for our Wii U-focused RetroActive, and we spent 210 minutes debating which game to play. Some were easily dismissed, but as the 28 game list began to shrink, things got contentious. There were tense negotiations, mind games, passionate debates, and more. We did finally settle on a winner, a schedule, and even a bonus announcement BUT I wont spoil those today.

We'll put the details of the RetroActive in the article in a few days.

I will say, we'll be recording it as part of episode 800, so take a listen and get started now.

As always, send your emails our way.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 795: Drinking Some Fresh Lon Lon Milk
« on: October 30, 2022, 10:48:11 AM »

We now know the identity of Lon.

Bayonetta is out, but it wasn't when we recorded. So no, we didn't talk about it. Instead we let James talk about garbage like  #Halloween, Super Puzzles Dream. It isn't just an eShop jigsaw puzzle, it's somehow worse. Jon is playing Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on Steam Deck because this is where we are now. Gui has FPS Prodeus, a retro-inspired shooter available on everything, and action RPG Cat Quest II. Thankfully, someone on this show is interested in providing you content that might help find your next game. Greg and Gui then pivot the show to talk about Pilotwings 64, and its erotic rocket belt.

Then weird things happen, and James for once is not the responsible party. At least not exclusively.

After the show is removed from the brick wall it plowed through, its time for Listener Mail. This week we talk about game soundtracks we'd like to see performed live and the fate of a Mario Movie game. You can sell us your burned CD-R via the inbox.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 794: A True Cover Art Crime Podcast
« on: October 24, 2022, 05:48:03 PM »

"We have one of the most influential artists in the world. Can't have that!" - Sega

This week we don't breakdown trailers, and we don't go through Jon's AliExpress order history, we get right down to games.

Greg bought a DSi in 2022 and is using it to play games like Super Princess Peach. Again, in 2022. Gui is playing The Curse of Monkey Island, Sable (an open world platformer) and Panzer Dragoon Orta. Jon is poking around with his Steam Deck. James is... who can say.

After a break, we end up only covering a single email: "What is up with Platinum?"

This isn't just a story about Bayonetta 3's voice actor drama, which seems to love taking turns right after we finish recording, but about the company as a whole. Sometimes seen as a company in "disarray" the question seems a bit more complex.

And yes, as of recording Platinum had not made a comment about the situation. This time they didn't even wait for us to finish to render that statement untrue: they issued a statement as we were answering this very question.

Just a reminder, we are looking for Wii U games for our next RetroActive. It does not need to be a Wii U exclusive, but it should be associated with the Wii U intimately. It also does not need to be an eShop-only game, but since those are going away they might get extra attention.

No. We are not playing Devil's Third. It is a miserable game. We're not playing Sonic Boom. We're not playing some other terrible game you can find on Wii U.

If you have suggestions for games that we will enjoy playing, the audience will enjoy hearing us talk about, and that you will enjoy playing with us, you can send them to our inbox. As always, questions can join them.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 793: My Colleague Bought a Novelty Fridge
« on: October 16, 2022, 05:03:07 PM »

Please pre-chill your food.

I don't even need to tell you which colleague I'm talking about. You know who would buy a novelty refrigerator: Greg.

So we tried to have New Business but instead we talked about some trailers and then Jon Lindemann's technological gadgets. Did James predict Jon's purchase two months ago?

You tell me.

He also bought a Steam Deck, which you would think would illicit a lot more conversation than a fridge that isn't even a real fridge, but only if you've never listed to this podcast.

We literally spend the entire segment on this. No good reason for this, but we do. So after a break we dive into three questions from two emails. Why are all these older game makers getting into media projects? What weird license would we put on our game? And what Atlus game should be saved from the 3DS eShop oblivion?

You can send your emails here.

We're also asking you to send your suggestions for Wii U games (preferable eShop ones) for our next RetroActive. Send them to the same place as above.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 792: The Life Pharaonic
« on: October 07, 2022, 03:55:36 PM »

Lon Jindemann wants to talk about Mario's ass.

You might have heard the news, Nintendo dropped a trailer.

That trailer: a weirdly sexual trailer for Pilotwings 64.

Oh, you wanted to hear about the Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer? We talked about that too, but it quickly devolves into accusations and counter-accusations over some people's body-negativity. At one point RFN's listeners, that is you, are accused of being "the problem."

You should expect nothing better. This is episode 792. We have a track record. At this point, any surprise is a you issue.

After a much-needed break, we tackle some New Business. James proves last week's email correct by talking about visual novel fault - StP - LIGHTKRAVTE. I'm serious, that's the name. Guillaume finished Doom 64 and is now playing Return to Monkey Island. Lastly, Greg takes a look at the DLC for Cuphead, the Splatoon 3 Splatfest, and playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on the Switch OLED.

You can send your emails here.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 791: Earthworm Jim Will Never Score
« on: October 02, 2022, 12:55:42 PM »

Do worms "score?" Do they score twice?

Another week, another post nobody is going to read. In a way, I think this is a good thing. It's not as if I toil away, crafting a narrative journey to sell you on giving us a couple hours of your time. The good news: since you aren't reading this, you'll be surprised to find that the show is entirely Listener Mail.

That's right, you the entirely hypothetical reader who is feigning surprise, the entire runtime is devoted to your questions. Let's go through them, person who does not exist. We are asked if the Mario Movie is going to feature a Minions-like supporting character to bank on. We are also asked why we never talk about Visual Novels, and it turns out the reasons are pretty simple. Lastly, we put our media executive hats back on to create our 2022 reboot of Captain N.

You can send us your spec scripts here.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 790: The Canadian Music that Distracted Us
« on: September 25, 2022, 02:03:51 PM »

Everything we do, we do it for you.

I'm not going to spend a bunch of time on today's article, because you only read it when I say you wont and because I was on a long bike ride today.

Here's a polar bear.

Note: not an actual polar bear. I respect red lights while on a bicycle, but I would make an exception.

New Business

  • Jon: Pocket Card Jockey - Gambling on yourself, and losing.
  • James: eShop Failures and Dragon Ball: The Breakers - Hurting yourself for others' amusement
  • Greg: Splatoon 3, Mario Strikers: Battle League - Updates on multiplayer Nintendo service games, as a service to you
  • Guillaume: Doom II, Doom 64, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Hellspawn, Hellspawn, Pirate ghosts: it's spooky season!

Listener Mail

  • Jon Lindemann's not self-written sexiness concern.
  • Distracting foes with musical interludes.

As always, send 'em.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 789: Fire Emblem Disengage
« on: September 18, 2022, 08:17:25 PM »

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It's Nintendo Direct season, and we... talk about the Nintendo Direct. With our crew at full strength for the first time in over a month, we break down 40 minutes of news and updates. These include: Pikmin 4, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of a Kingdom, and Fire Emblem Engage.

Of course, the Direct eats up the majority of our time, but we do find a little window for some New Business. Greg has completed Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and has moved onto Splatoon 3. Guillaume is playing Doom. The original Doom, not Doom 3. It's a shame it isn't Doom 3 because that would be funny.

As always, send us your questions.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 788: Bullets Are for Demons, Not for Walls
« on: September 11, 2022, 04:42:30 PM »

Crafting pithy axioms.

This week we are without Greg. But instead, we have a lot of email. Questions answered this week: our ideal Digital Eclipse collection, words we can't say, and a marketer's self-marketing book. You can market yourself here.

After a break, Gui and Jon have New Business. Gui has completed Live A Live and still loves it. He's also playing a game from a friend called In Retrospect. Jon bought the Sunbreak amiibo and Commodore 64: a Visual Compendium, a book about... well you can guess.

Podcast Discussion / Episode 787: For a Safe and Secure Magic Kingdom
« on: September 03, 2022, 06:25:40 PM »

Where was Goofy as Gondolin burned?

This week we continue our run of missing hosts with Gui on vacation. Where's he going? What's he doing? Who can say?

I can say that Jon's back. Use this information as you will.

Given that I'm editing, I have decided to keep the article brief, hence why I'm still not telling you what we did this week.

This week, Jon kicks-off New Business with a look at Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a bomb defusing game on Switch in the hands of a man I would trust with high explosives. He's also still swimming with the whales of Diablo Immortal. Greg takes a break from talking about Xenoblade Chronicles 3 to talk his recently-acquired Switch OLED Splatoon edition and last weekend's Splatoon 3 introductory Splatfest. A very tired James closes out New Business with a cozy platformer for tired people Here Comes Niko and a review of the current contents of the eShop.

After a break, we tackle a duo of very important emails. The first asks us to answer yet another moral question about an absolute monarchy. The second question asks us about the impact of game trials on our gaming-buying habits. You can send us your non-Kingdom Hearts emails here.


He didn't earn the Chaotic nickname for nothing.

We start the show this week with YOUR Listener Mail. It is YOUR segment, so if its bad that's on you. Luckily, this week it isn't. Instead we talk about how Embracer Group keeps buying everyone and take some lessons in bad video game names. You can ask us the unknowable by hiding your question in a pallet of unsold EA games and email it to us.

After a break we dive into New Business. This week, Gui still isn't sure how to say Live A Live, Jon fights Scottish men in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, and Greg continues his more nuanced pace with Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and pursues our Water World visions in the N64 Online Games release of Wave Race 64.

Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 784: Psyduck, You Sucker
« on: August 15, 2022, 10:45:35 AM »

Also, making an Aimbot for DNF is just...sad. What an existence for that poor soul.

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