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Episode 60 Part 1: Bee Suit is the new Tanooki

by Mike Sklens - July 11, 2007, 4:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 19

Two staffers ramble for twenty-something minutes about new Nintendo games? It must be an E3 podcast!

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My name is Mike, and I'm... happy.



It's E3!!! The yearly media mega-storm that we await has finally arrived. In this episode, Mike and Karl give you a brief rundown of Nintendo's big press conference. What, exactly, does this entail?

  • Mario Dressed as a Bumblebee

  • The Official Nintendo piece of plastic Wii Zapper!

  • Wii Fit - The Ultimate Workout Non-Game

  • Mario Kart Wii - Online Battle Mode!

  • and more!

This is a short episode, and showcases our short-form E3 style podcasting. We recorded this sucker today, skipped the usual three days of editing, and put it into your ears as fast as we could. Keep checking Nintendo World Report (or better yet, ), because we'll be posting more bonus straight-from-the-big-show episodes of Radio Free Nintendo this week.

Credits:

This podcast was edited by Karl Castaneda.

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

pokepal148July 11, 2007

Why does the iTunes version say "Episode 59: Nintendomon"? Come on, guys. What's the deal?

MashiroJuly 11, 2007

This podcast's incorrect number is a SLAP IN THE FACE!!! Just kidding =)

Karl Castaneda #2July 11, 2007

Ugh. I'm a moron and screwed up the RSS feed.

Fixing now.

EDIT: Fixed.

VuduJuly 11, 2007

Today just got a little bit sweeter :')

LucarioJuly 11, 2007

One of you needs to ask them about Mother 3. Please. I beg you.

StrikerObiMike Sklens, Podcast EditorJuly 11, 2007

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Originally posted by: thatguy
One of you needs to ask them about Mother 3. Please. I beg you.


Given my track record, I won't ever talk about Mother 3. Just give up already, it's like trying to raise the Titanic.

LucarioJuly 11, 2007

Alright, then get a good word in for Chrono Trigger to SE, then.

I think... MoH MAY have options to play it with actual aiming, as in... no cursor... or at least that's a possibility when they say MoH will be designed specifically to accomodate it.

Wow, loads of "oh-boo-hoo-we-didn't-saee-a-new-smash-trailer" hate-o-raid being guzzled today. What's up with that?

Karl Castaneda #2July 11, 2007

For what's arguably their biggest hardcore title of the year, we just expected a little more of the limelight. It was nice to see a short gameplay segment, but a new character? Some details about online? Anything that expanded on what we already knew?

Yeah, lol, you just seemed to keep gravitating back to your simmering disappointment!

BroodwarsJuly 11, 2007

I agree the Zapper was a jip. If this is the way Nintendo is going with the Peripherals count me out.

Which can expand the life of the Wii farther then just its typical lifetime.

Its because it is to late in the year.

Which is ironic because E3 is a hardcore event at its core.

Polish was stripped?

LucarioJuly 12, 2007

The Zapper is just as big of a piece of junk as the steering wheel is. The steering wheel is just a round, plastic case for the Wiimote with a trigger installed to reach B with it on. No big deal, you already own one of these is you got one of those Ubisoft racers.

StogiJuly 12, 2007

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Originally posted by: ViewtifulGamer
For what's arguably their biggest hardcore title of the year, we just expected a little more of the limelight. It was nice to see a short gameplay segment, but a new character? Some details about online? Anything that expanded on what we already knew?
There was a new character in the trailer. His name is Donkey Kong.

Karl Castaneda #2July 12, 2007

Oh, I forgot vudu - thank God Donkey Kong is in there. I've been missing him in the last two games.

You know, this E3 felt like it was really target at devs.

"We're expanding the industry, and that's good for everyone."
"Non-traditional gamers are a growing segment of the market."

All of that talk translated to "make games for the Wii/DS or you'll get left out."

I think you could argue that the peripherals are the same deal.

"Look at all the stuff you can make your games with."

Also: the first thing I thought of when seeing Wii Balance Board was "I wonder what kind of games they could make using the Board and the Wii-mote (and the gun or wheel attachments)?"

You could use the gun and the board like Time Crisis games (the foot pedal to crouch) or use it to dodge. You could use the wheel and the board to simulate gas and brake pedals. There are a lot of options.

jayz79July 12, 2007

Although I am not yet sold to buy a wii zapper, I don't fully agree with comments in the podcast about buying a wiimote for $40 and $20 for a nunchuck and then buying the wii zapper for another $20. Too normal gamers, we just need to cash out $20 more since the wii mote and nunchuck already came with the system. So unless you need to buy another zapper then that is the time we do the math of buying a wii mote, nunchuck and zapper.

Ghost Squad can potentially support up to 4 players cooperatively... so there COULD be an $80 price tag in there somewhere.

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Originally posted by: Kairon
Ghost Squad can potentially support up to 4 players cooperatively... so there COULD be an $80 price tag in there somewhere.


Per person.

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