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Episode 38: Love Letters

by Karl Castaneda - February 7, 2007, 7:02 pm PST
Total comments: 10

In a very special episode of Radio Free Nintendo, Obi, Karl, and Windy discuss their feelings, their insecurities, and the mailbag.

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Mike, Steven, and Karl go to town on News and Listener mail!

One time I saw a golden horse riding through the desert. Then it saw me. Then it died from awesome overload.

You might not have remembered, but it's on
I'm not sure if you know this, but the Podcast Features Union is on strike. Something about dental insurance. It's total crap, though, so we decided to go feature-less this week. Instead, we pile high on those News and Listener Mail scabs. Gotta love scabs.

Featured this week are questions of the Wii's kiddie appeal, Konami's new Wii games, and the future of Final Fantasy XI on a Nintendo console. Be sure to enjoy all of it, and then review us on iTunes and send in listener mail, because I hear people who don't get thrown into a furnace.

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Okay, maybe not, but you can expect a wicked scolding.

Credits:

This podcast was edited by Stan Ferguson. Commercials performed by Steven Rodriguez.

Music for this episode of Radio Free Nintendo is used with permission from Jason Ricci & New Blood. You can also purchase their album directly from the iTunes Music Store.

Talkback

Dasmos¸Hong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusFebruary 07, 2007

Digitally selling modern full games is not going to happen any time soon. broad Band technology isn't moving up fast enough for that to even catch up with the increasing size of games. I am not talking bleeding edge networks, comsumer BB is just too slow. Also affordable non-travial amount of hard drive space isn't avilable. Second hand games would be wiped out and a significant section of the market would stop buying games. Hell I would have alot less games without the second hand market.

Having played Halo1/2 it was meh game for me. I don't get the appeal of it. The level design was uninspired. The weapons outside of the sniper rifle felt like staple guns. Driving could have been better. The AI wasn't anything special. EWOKs.

Still I am amazed at what some games can achieve. Almost all games don't sell well outside for their prime.

I do like the idea of a scalable price system for games. When RE4 came out, I brought it at 50 and it was worth it. Some of the other games though, might have left me feeling a bit burnt, had paid full price.

BroodwarsFebruary 08, 2007

Thats because the Mario Kart DD and DS console Hybrid has not come out yet.

Yeah that something that really annoys me about the Zelda series even TP, in that case the extra stuff.

Yep Yep.

Psyched for Dewy. Though I want to play Korinpa.

I hope there is Classic Controller support in DDR. I'm one of those controller guys.

You FOUND a copy of DDR Mario Mix for the PS for a good price?

To be honest for stock pads the DDR Mario pads where above normal.

So that confirms that at the moment with the current online structure mmorpgs aren't going to work out.
You can thank the lawyers and the stupid parents for all that.

I've play FFXI. To tell you the truth I rather have one designed all the way up with the Wii in mind.

Yep. GCN anyone could do what they wanted. Sega had Middleware that would take care of all that for all the platforms. Program once and use on PC, XBox, and Cube.

Ian should be happy.

Why didn't they do a global launch of that game?

Is that GB Plus the GBA versions of the original or them individually?

The spin-offs are what they experiment with. Though that is true. Game Freaks need to start its own new original series instead of being stifled for Pokemon.

It could sell more. Though thats at a lower price.

puppy.

Come on! This isn't a Saturday Morning Cartoon Contest why such a predictable word...

Mario is the only thing that will come to the N64 VC. History has stated that.

Comix Zone is hard but its worth it.

Nintendo kept making Stupid decisions with the Gamecube, like not giving States the little cases.

Halo was a Mac RTS actually...

Dewy's Adventure could be very adult. Like Looney Tunes or, believe or not, anything Pixar does or Chicken Little.

Microsoft is trying to get kid games with is sort of ironic.

I like Cartoony styles.

$20 is to cheap $30 for initial budget games cool. Average $40. Great Long Production $50.

Yeah. I got a Mach 3's free from Gillette when I turned 16 and 18 so I could buy the more expensive bleds... I kept with my Sensor Excel.

Because that is the Handheld realm. Do you want to spend 20 bucks on a handheld game or even 30 when you could buy a new console game for $20?

I hear those games are actually good.

Yeah. He wants more consistent prices throughout lifecycle.

Yeah... I spend $10 for the FFXII in the Steel case because I like the case so much more.

The lynch mob cometh... (I really like to play Shenmue)

I would.

Still published...not developed. I could that Second party.

Burger King was both XBox and 360 on the same disc.

I want to play Sneak King.

Yeah... But like Pheonix Wright would be very easy to make Episodical but I really don't want to have to wait/pay per episode instead of getting them in a concise package. Though I'm the same with Comics. Thats why I prefer to read bound volumes instead of hunting down comics.

Still, It won't be cheaper to have.

Most corporate world doesn't need those even.

Me... Hey wait thats a good Mac just...

Totally agree with Obi about Link to the Past not being the best game on SNES (pronounced "sness"). My SNES top five would be 1. Super Metroid; 2. Super Mario World; 3. Zelda: Link to the Past; 4. Final Fantasy III/VI; 5. Super Mario RPG.

I've never really played Chrono Trigger (my one huge regret is not playing it during my college years when I actually had the time...I rented it once, but didn't play it for more than a half-hour because I was playing something else), so I can't put it in my top five. If I would have played it all the way through like Final Fantasy III then it would likely be there.

VuduFebruary 08, 2007

Hmm the mp3 seems to cut off about 19 minutes in.

EjamerFebruary 08, 2007

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Originally posted by: Silks
Totally agree with Obi about Link to the Past not being the best game on SNES (pronounced "sness"). My SNES top five would be 1. Super Metroid; 2. Super Mario World; 3. Zelda: Link to the Past; 4. Final Fantasy III/VI; 5. Super Mario RPG.


And you are wrong as well.

VuduFebruary 08, 2007

Let it be known that I had a denotation at the end of my question that said I was being sarcastic.

IceColdFebruary 08, 2007

I personally like Super Mario World better than LttP, but I consider it the second best SNES game..

BloodworthDaniel Bloodworth, Staff AlumnusMarch 14, 2007

Sorry, but I'm catching up and I had to comment on this because I saw so many people making this assumption after Konami's press event.

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Wing Island which (Konami) is publishing for Hudson

Konami is not publishing Wing Island or the other two games Hudson showed at the event. Konami owns a majority share in Hudson, so they work together sometimes and apparently Konami allocated some space for Hudson to show their games at the same event.

EntroperMarch 14, 2007

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Originally posted by: oohhboy
Digitally selling modern full games is not going to happen any time soon. broad Band technology isn't moving up fast enough for that to even catch up with the increasing size of games. I am not talking bleeding edge networks, comsumer BB is just too slow. Also affordable non-travial amount of hard drive space isn't avilable. Second hand games would be wiped out and a significant section of the market would stop buying games. Hell I would have alot less games without the second hand market.


Digitally selling modern full games is happening right now, and it's called Steam. Half-Life 2 is one of the biggest PC games out there, and you should see what other games are being offered on Steam. Titles like Call of Duty 2, Civilization 4, and Medieval II: Total War. I have pretty standard consumer broadband (cable modem), and I can queue up all my Steam-based games (about 8 GB worth) and have them all installed and ready to go in a few hours.

Pricing on older games can be much lower on something like Steam than a retail store that can't afford to take big losses on games that didn't sell. They've "cut out the middle man" if you like Geico's commercials. So if the secondhand game market suffers, I'm ok with that, because prices for a "new" copy of an old game will be lower anyway. Steam has loads of titles for less than 20 bucks.

LolmonadeMarch 14, 2007

But none of them are online-onlly, there's boxed versions, too.

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