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Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« on: May 03, 2009, 01:50:46 PM »
Neal Ronaghan gives us his hands-on impressions of EA's Wii MotionPlus titles, and RetroActive gets evil as Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts finally takes its turn.
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Unfortunately, Jonny once again could not sit in the RFN host's chair, but Greg, James, and Jon were delighted to have NWR News Editor Neal Ronaghan call in and share his impressions from a recent EA event in New York City. After going through his (MotionPlus enhanced!) hands-on time with Grand Slam Tennis and Tiger Woods 10, Neal has plenty of portable goodness to discuss, including Peggle DS and Dr. Mario Express for DSiWare.    


Little King's Story, GTA Chinatown Wars, and a unique conversation about Army of Two make up the rest of our New Business this week. Afterwards we get into your Listener Mail, where we give our picks for those WiiWare/VC games that used to be too big for the fridge, and take a trip back in time to the great cheat hoaxes of the past.    


The show comes to a close with the highly anticipated/dreaded arrival of our RetroActive discussion for the much loved/hated Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts. Luckily, we have three of the game's big admirers/Stockholm syndrome-sufferers on hand to stress the merits of Capcom's polarising Super NES platformer, but there's plenty of strong feelings to discuss on both sides as the crew opens up the old battle scars and reads from your forum comments. Just be thankful we don't make you listen through the show twice to get to the end!          


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This podcast was edited by Greg Leahy.    


Music for this episode of Radio Free Nintendo is used with permission from Jason Ricci & New Blood. You can purchase their new album, Rocket Number 9, directly from the record label, or download it from iTunes, or call your local record store and ask for it!    


Additional music for this episode of Radio Free Nintendo is copyrighted to Nintendo and Capcom, and is included under fair use protection.  

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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 10:48:00 PM »
you guys mentioned the excellent music in Super Ghouls and Goblins.

iTunes store has a fantastic remix:

Title: Ghosts N' Goblins (La Dolce Mix)
Artist: Cripple Camp

Easily worthy of $1


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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 12:07:09 AM »
Just wanted to thank Greg for working so hard on getting these out each week. It is a TON of work but to be so consistent is a really great achievement. So thanks Greg for your hard work!
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 12:22:45 AM »
Just wanted to thank Greg for working so hard on getting these out each week. It is a TON of work but to be so consistent is a really great achievement. So thanks Greg for your hard work!

Indeed.  I've spent much of the weekend (when I haven't been finishing up Alone in the Dark and my replay of Bioshock) trying to catch up on my backlog of podcasts.  Just listening from 140 to 142 I've really been appreciating how smoothly these episodes have flowed.  That they actually come out on time every week like clockwork is just icing on the cake.
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 03:19:56 AM »
I concur.

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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009, 06:28:17 AM »
Greg I expect to hear about your adventures in the game of mafia in the next podcast.
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009, 10:46:53 AM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone. The way our show is put together can present some significant challenges to getting it done in a timely fashion and thus keep a regular schedule (this episode being no exception), but as someone who listens to a lot of other podcasts I know how important it is for the show to come out on time consistently. It is something I've made a priority, and I find the appreciation for it very gratifying, so thanks again.
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009, 10:52:41 AM »
You guys do a great, great job.  RFN has been a priority listen for me for over two years, and what you said in your post is exactly why, Greg. 
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009, 12:00:32 PM »
Also Greg I am so glad you are the replacement host when Jonny is gone, you put on a really good show with really open discussions.
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009, 02:58:30 PM »
Yay, I'm back from traveling and ready to hear more ragging on me and factual errors in the latest RFN!

I heard that Greg had some major trouble editing this one, so all the kind comments must be especially heartening!
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2009, 08:35:53 PM »
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2009, 08:54:19 PM »
I'm sorry my audio sucked. I hate college.
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2009, 05:08:56 AM »
I'm sorry my audio sucked. I hate college.

I noticed that! It sounded like there were people talking behind you only when you said anything.

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2009, 09:55:40 AM »
I'm sorry my audio sucked. I hate college.

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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2009, 12:05:23 PM »
Thank you for the episode. Always fun to have someone different on.  Now where's my Radio Trivia?
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2009, 01:42:43 PM »
I actually bought a pristine copy of GTA 4 at Blockbuster too for $15.  But for some odd reason, I just couldn't help myself, I had to defecate all over the manual, Gamestop style.  Just felt too good to be true.
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2009, 03:03:01 PM »
It's only GameStop style if you remove the shrinkwrap and then pay full price.
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2009, 03:23:05 PM »
It's only Gamestop style if you paid for it 3 months ago.
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2009, 02:11:53 PM »
Just wanted to thank Greg for working so hard on getting these out each week. It is a TON of work but to be so consistent is a really great achievement. So thanks Greg for your hard work!

I have to add my praise to the chorus of voices.  Greg is doing an awesome job; so did Crimm when he was carrying the bulk of the editing duties.  My own experiences with audio and video editing gives me at least some idea of the effort that must go into these things; I know that it's got to be a labor of love that is alternately enjoyable and painful.

In general, I've loved RFN since the switch to the new crew sometime last year.  Over the last few months, it's become one of my favorite podcasts.  Kudos to all of you!

I hope that you can fill us in on more details of Little King's Story in the coming weeks, Greg.  Despite it's apparent weirdness, I've been interested in the title for quite a long time. 
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2009, 03:15:57 PM »
Yeah, much appreciated on the quick turnaround lately, well done!
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2009, 04:34:46 PM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone. The way our show is put together can present some significant challenges to getting it done in a timely fashion and thus keep a regular schedule (this episode being no exception), but as someone who listens to a lot of other podcasts I know how important it is for the show to come out on time consistently. It is something I've made a priority, and I find the appreciation for it very gratifying, so thanks again.

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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2009, 05:55:01 PM »
I too have to say that y'all are doing a bang-up job with the podcasts. It's always a joy to listen - just as much so with Greg's great hosting - and the fact that they're released on a now-regular schedule makes it even better.

That's too bad about Little King's Story not having any pointer controls. I suppose as long as the game works well without them, it should be fine. I'm looking forward to hearing what Greg thinks of it as he progresses. And man, do I have a craving for Die Hard now...

Goeman's Great Adventure was a lot of fun. I'd love to see it on VC - Mystical Ninja, too, as I never got to play it.

The SGnG discussion was great. I love the discussion of the jumping, difficulty, malicious (but not impossible) game design, everything. I didn't bother joining in with this edition of RetroActive, both due to time limitations and, mostly, the game's difficulty. Hearing the crew discuss it has me rethinking that choice, though. I wussed out in the face of Mega Man 8, but I've stuck with difficult games in the past. I may bite the bullet and download this one.

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I noticed that! It sounded like there were people talking behind you only when you said anything.

I could hear Mario Kart at the beginning of the podcast...
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2009, 05:59:30 PM »
Hearing the crew discuss it has me rethinking that choice, though. I wussed out in the face of Mega Man 8, but I've stuck with difficult games in the past. I may bite the bullet and download this one.

MM8 (Saturn/PSone) is probably the easiest in the series.  It's on Mega Man Anniversary Collection, too.  It was the first game to use bolts and the upgrade shop found in MM9.
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Re: Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 144
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2009, 06:08:24 PM »
Hearing the crew discuss it has me rethinking that choice, though. I wussed out in the face of Mega Man 8, but I've stuck with difficult games in the past. I may bite the bullet and download this one.

MM8 (Saturn/PSone) is probably the easiest in the series.  It's on Mega Man Anniversary Collection, too.  It was the first game to use bolts and the upgrade shop found in MM9.

Whoops, I meant 9. I avoided 8...
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2009, 08:29:19 PM »
Actually, I'm pretty sure that Mega Man 7 was the first to use the bolt/shop system, not that it really matters.
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