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Episode 22: Building Shelves

by Andy Goergen - July 25, 2010, 12:05 am PDT
Total comments: 11

Zach doesn't care about football; Andy doesn't care about Transformers; none of us care about monkeys.

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This week, the Newscast trio is joined by the newest staff member Nathan Mustafa who has the unfortunate task of reviewing Manic Monkey Mayhem on WiiWare.   

Neal bores Zach by talking about football for 20 minutes, and then Andy checks out while Zach and Neal talk about Transformers.   After all that, we all tag team while we pile onto a few new WiiWare games, specifically Happy Birthday Mart.

Thanks to Adolph Vega for the review of ArtStyle Rotozoa!  Check out his full review here.

This podcast was edited by Andy Goergen

Check out Zach's side project podcast, Dinorama.

Music for this episode of NWR Newscast is used with permission from A Boy Named Earth.

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The MP3 link is funky

AVJuly 25, 2010

Thanks for reading my email. I'm still listening


but if anyone is curious is my Video Review: Art Style: Rotozoa  (Penta Tentacles in Europe) : Wiiware Review

Regarding FF sales: XIII charted 3rd (PS3 - 898k)/6th (360 - 493k) in March 2010, selling 1.3 million combined, but neither version showed up in the top 20 since. It'll probably clear 2 million combined by the end of the year.

For what it's worth, XII debuted #2 in November '06 with 896k. (Source: vgsales.wikia.com)

ejamerJuly 25, 2010

Activision has really made a name for themselves this generation: whenever I see a Wii game published by Activision I know to stay far away.  Sadly, it sounds like Transformers only further solidifies that reputation.


Maybe I'm being too harsh though?  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex is good (despite being a couple years late and lacking any advertising support).  Guitar Hero has mostly been a solid franchise too, except for a batch of mono-only discs that apparently missed the QA process and had to be replaced through a lengthy mail-in process.


It still seems sad that the world's biggest publisher can't muster up more than a half dozen Wii games worth buying, all from two series and consisting mostly of watered down ports instead of original content.  Especially when the Activision name once was the sign of quality.






Sorry for the rant.  Hearing about the difference between Transformers on Wii and on other consoles just brought the festering wound that is Activision back to mind... and I couldn't help scratch a little bit.

AVJuly 25, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY  :D :D :D


Great episode guys. I really lol'ed

vuduJuly 25, 2010

Quote from: Bit.Trip.Rowsdower

The MP3 link is funky

This.  When I click the Download in AAC Format link I get the following error message.

Quote:

Not Found

The requested URL /podcast/newscast22.m4a was not found on this server.
Apache/2.2.12 (Ubuntu) Server at www.nintendoworldreport.com Port 80

Same thing happened last week for at least a few hours.

Oops, I got the filenames wrong.  We'll get those fixed.  Sorry about that.

Here's a direct link in the meantime:

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/podcast/nwrnewscast22.mp3
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/podcast/nwrnewscast22.m4a

Mop it upJuly 27, 2010

Quote from: ejamer

Especially when the Activision name once was the sign of quality.

When was Activision ever known for quality? I've always thought the general perception was that their games vary greatly in quality, some bad ones, some good ones. Similar to Midway, Capcom, Ubisoft, EA, and numerous other companies.

Activision was dare I say exciting a number of years ago. The early Tony Hawk games were excellent, and their initial foray into Marvel games were amazing.

KDR_11kJuly 27, 2010

Quote from: Mop

Quote from: ejamer

Especially when the Activision name once was the sign of quality.

When was Activision ever known for quality?

In the Atari 2600 days.

SarailJuly 27, 2010

Quote from: KDR_11k

Quote from: Mop

Quote from: ejamer

Especially when the Activision name once was the sign of quality.

When was Activision ever known for quality?

In the Atari 2600 days.

Megamania, baby. Megamania!

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