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Episode 67: Of Conventions and Cacophonies

by Karl Castaneda - August 30, 2007, 8:12 pm PDT
Total comments: 16

Lasse Pallesen joins us for this episode.

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We are very proficient at being late, it seems.



Apologies all around for being a little late today, but trust me, I've got some good reasons. We suffered our fair share of technical problems with this episode, as not only did Jonny's new headset produce some very... strange audio, but our editing software, GarageBand, gave us a heapload of trouble during compression. Needless to say, it's a bit of a miracle the episode's done at all.

It's definitely not a show you want to miss, though, as European Correspondent Lasse Pallesen stopped by to tell us all about his experience at the Leipzig Games Convention. Impressions of Super Mario Galaxy, Mario and Sonic at the Olympics, and Wii Fit can be found, in addition to thoughts on Nintendo's overall presentation.

If that isn't enough for you, we've got a brand new Mike's Crazy Mailbag, a truckload of news, and some spirited discussion on Brain Age 2.

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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

Thumbs up at Jonathan Metz for exposing how we're all racist!

Back to Metroid now, will finish listening later.

CaseCasey Basire, Staff AlumnusAugust 30, 2007

Hehehe..
"Who DOESN'T look up Peaches dress!? O_o"
"Wanna look up Dixie Kongs skirt? :P"
"None of the Kongs wear any pants!"
"I think Trixy Kong does... and Candy Kong had a two peice bathing suit! ^_^"
"..."
"..."
"So... any chance of naked Samus? o_o"

Ohhh yes. One of these days I wanna hop on this podcast and talk about video game character underwares and nekedness.
It'll be a special feature story! ^__^ We'll start with Peach in the shower and that creepy PC... face-icon-small-happy.gif

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Originally posted by: Kairon
Thumbs up at Jonathan Metz for exposing how we're all racist!


BOOYAH!

GoldenPhoenixAugust 30, 2007

All I have to say is that the gameboy micro is awesome! Not sure about the Mario difficulty thing, because Sunshine wasn't considered an easy Mario game by any means, heck it is perhaps the hardest Mario game.

CaseCasey Basire, Staff AlumnusAugust 30, 2007

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Originally posted by: GoldenPhoenix
All I have to say is that the gameboy micro is awesome! Not sure about the Mario difficulty thing, because Sunshine wasn't considered an easy Mario game by any means, heck it is perhaps the hardest Mario game.



I have to agree. However, I would never buy one unless it was $70 AU or under. One time there was a sale for minis for $50 bucks AU!! O_O
I was soo pissed I didn't have any money at the time T_T Gameboy Micro imo are pretty cool. Problem is, I don't play many GBA games anymore, except my Japanese vers. of Fire Pro Wrestling or the Fire Emblem series... ^__^

Sunshine seemed pretty difficult. But I only played it for a bit. My housemate Matthew loved it.

I will SOOO look up skirts in Brawl. They all have different underhose.

*listens to SF2 Chun-Li talk*

*GASP* ..she...she...kicks high? /faints

...

What do you mean nobody gets hurt when you do it? Objectifying women is a scourge of chauvinistic paternalistic testosterone driven culture!

Question, what's with the 6 minutes of SILENCE at the end of the mp3 file?

Oh, and sorry to hear those impressions on Mario & Sonic. The thing about Wii Sports is that it's actually deep, very deep. Sonic & Mario sounds like... a rebranded Rayman Raving Rabbids...

Karl Castaneda #2August 31, 2007

I'm really interested in what you guys thought of hearing Lasse on the show. We're trying to mix things up with new voices, and you'll be hearing another RFN virgin next week, as well. (Hint: He's one of the new hires) Are there any people on the staff you really want to hear more from, or start hearing from?

Maybe if you guys got Lasse at a time when he wasn't about to keel over from lack of sleep? &P

I'm all for new people on the show! Just entertain me! RARGH!

MashiroAugust 31, 2007

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Originally posted by: ViewtifulGamer
I'm really interested in what you guys thought of hearing Lasse on the show. We're trying to mix things up with new voices, and you'll be hearing another RFN virgin next week, as well. (Hint: He's one of the new hires) Are there any people on the staff you really want to hear more from, or start hearing from?


Well . . . (and Lasse if you read this don't take this the wrong way) I felt his whole "vibe", if you will, was a counter to that of the other RFN-ers. But this may have been because it was his first time and/or because he was tired. As a whole he was far more monotone than the others and and came off as being very deadpan to me.

I'm being perfectly honest here when I say I kinda zoned out when he started talking for long periods of time about the GDC. Where as the other segments, I didn't have a problem staying focused on what was being discussed as it had a pretty nice flow to it (while also being pretty upbeat as RFN usually is).

I'm really trying my best not to sound like an ass but I'm trying to give honest feedback about it so please don't hate me.

I do think hearing from others is good though, especially other correspondents from various places in the world and I would like to hear Lasse again giving it another go and maybe being more awake to see how it goes.

It should be worth noting I did listen to the show twice and it was the first time I listened to the podcast while at work as opposed to home so there were many entertaining parts to it but yeah Lasse maybe just needs a little more practice to really fit in as a RFN commentator.

PS - Can you guys PLEASE do an audio level check between the musical segments (intro song and break music)? I always thought "maybe it's just my computer" but no, on my iPod as well there is a MASSIVE difference in volume between the spoken dialogue and the music with the music usually being far louder than you're voices.

GoldenPhoenixAugust 31, 2007

Yeah I agree, Lasse while he seems like a nice guy sounded bored and monotone most of the time. Though I did think it was funny when asked about how good a game is he said in the most bored sounding voice "It was great" face-icon-small-smile.gif. Maybe I'll come on sometime!

MashiroAugust 31, 2007

Oh I almost forgot, the comment about the racism made me laugh out loud at work and more than a few people thought I was crazy haha.

vuduSeptember 07, 2007

I honestly don't know why I continue to try to tell Jonny that the Micro no longer costs $100, but here goes anyway.

The Micro no longer costs $100. In fact, it's actually cheaper than a regular SP ($69.99 vs. $79.99). Stop making fun of it.

Good podcast overall. However, I'm not exactly thrilled about how the length keeps creeping back up to the old ones. In all honestly, 1 hour is just too long to listen to you guys. You need to scale it back to the 45 minute mark. (Although, I hope you spend a lot of time on Mike's Crazy Mailbag in the next podcast, hint hint.)

It's really hard to keep down the length when you have four people commenting on everything. As you'll hopefully see with the next episode, it's also hard to keep down the length when you have two talkative guys going back and forth with no one to moderate them. But it's different every show because it just comes down to the topics at hand and the chemistry of the people who showed up that week.

I think there is a sense among our long time listeners that the show started at the right length and eventually bloated. But you have to realize that we originally had only two people (Obi and Evan), and they had no structure at all. When you formalize the segments of the show and have things like VC Mondays and Mike's Crazy Mailbag that you have to do every week, those things inevitably make the show longer. So we just have to be careful in balancing the regular features with the more flexible commentary sections.

When we start recording, we never have any idea how long the show will end up being. But during the breaks, we always look at the length of what we just recorded and whether we need to speed things up for the remainder, or even edit out a particularly long/boring rant. So the length is something that we are thinking about and trying to keep reasonable.

More reason to investigate the feasibility of one or two man one-topic micro-segments for possible use later on in NWR's general news reporting capacity! (as in, not in any way intended to replace large debate setpieces like this one)

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorSeptember 07, 2007

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Originally posted by: Kairon
Question, what's with the 6 minutes of SILENCE at the end of the mp3 file?

Yeah! I totally kept listening hoping for a bonus track!

Also, I thought it was cool to hear Lasse's voice! He really is from Europe! face-icon-small-wink.gif

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