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Episode 150: Memory Unbound

by Jonathan Metts - June 21, 2009, 4:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 42

It's a celebration, bitches!

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Jonny is back from the big festival in the sky, and he brought Karl with him for this special episode, celebrating three years of Radio Free Nintendo. It starts off with a beefy New Business covering such games as Deadly Creatures, Resident Evil 5, Virtual On, Space Harrier, Final Fantasy 4: The After Years, and much more. Greg also got a chance to play Nintendo's E3 demos in a special London event, so he shares thoughts on Sin & Punishment 2, Wii Sports Resort, etc.

Things really get rolling in part two, as Greg has lined up an extensive set of clips from old episodes. With James acting as DJ, we all hear the clips and react spontaneously, resulting in a lot of great discussions about our favorite and most embarrassing moments on the podcast. It's a very funny segment with loads of great moments from the past, including our individual debuts on the show and some awkward and/or legendary moments from the early days of the current RFN crew.

Credits:

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 newest album, Done with the Devil, directly from the record label, Amazon.com, or 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 Sega, and is included under fair use protection.

Talkback

kraken613June 21, 2009

I love Sunday.... A RFN and a day to do nothing!

I can't wait to hear how this turned out... the format of the second half must have made Greg's editing even more arduous than normal. Hopefully my audio needed less doctoring, as I made an adjustment to reduce the distortion/noise in my recording.

NWR_KarlKarl Castaneda, Contributing EditorJune 21, 2009

For the record, my voice was pretty much shot due to a bad cold. But a super fun episode to record, regardless.

AVJune 21, 2009

on a bright note, i beat Cho Aniki as I listened to RFN 150 :-)

kraken613June 21, 2009

Do commercials again! I LOVED them!

adadadJune 21, 2009

Fuck yeah, it is embarrassing how excited I got while downloading this little minx...

Don't worry kraken, that discussion got my cogs turning once again. I just had a very long drive and used my handy voice recorder to sketch out a new commercial. I don't want to spoil it too much, but maybe the Professor could give you a hint.

Skeeter8887Chuck Jose, Staff AlumnusJune 22, 2009

I love RFN. Good times.

broodwarsJune 22, 2009

The concept of Deadly Creatures has interested me since it launched, but I just don't see it worth $50 right now when there are so many other games vying for my attention.  Maybe when the price drops...

As for the whole "Episode 150"-thing, not enough 103.  Could have done with more Lords of Thunder and Cho Aniki as well.  ;)How is that Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn review coming, Lindy?  Oh, right...you already sold your copy off.    :P

NWR_DrewMGAndy Goergen, AlmunusJune 22, 2009

I'm only like 15 minutes in, but I'm already adding Deadly Creatures to my Goozex queue.

James' Disaster segment is probably the funniest thing I've ever heard in any podcast.

adadadJune 22, 2009

Great episode guys, you picked James' best rants, I loved the golf game diatribes last year and the Disaster skit, definitely I remember that time last year there were great highpoints in episode 100 and 103, then there was E3 which slightly put me off the podcast due to all the slightly tiresome angst and confusion over Nintendo's showing, and it felt a bit tired for a while, but then I distinctly remember there being a big bounce back in August and the podcast once again became compulsory listening. I had a lot of good laughs at James' Angry-Videogame-Nerd-esque rants (coincidence that both are called James?) and I'm definitely going to go back and listen to some of those again. It was especially great reliving the Disaster skit, I listened to that repeatedly back when and it's still as funny as ever as evidenced by the ever growing pee stain on my trousers.

Anyway, cheers for all the hard work guys, definitely agree with you Jonny that the Retroactive stuff has been a success, I love Retronauts too (Jenn Frank is the total star of the show for me though I gotta admit) and there's definitely some of that spirit there so congrats on the achievement.

Quite jealous of Greg by the way, next time there's a spare ticket for a special free event in a hotel overlooking Piccadilly Circus if you wouldn't mind inviting me I'd be only too happy (of course if I don't have money on my oyster then you're out of luck buddy).

NWR_DrewMGAndy Goergen, AlmunusJune 22, 2009

Man, I haven't heard Mike Sklens voice in so long I didn't even recognize it.  That was such a good lineup.

NWR_DrewMGAndy Goergen, AlmunusJune 22, 2009

Is there any list of the episodes discussed in these shows so I can revisit them without relistening to 150 and jotting them down?

NWR_KarlKarl Castaneda, Contributing EditorJune 22, 2009

Quote from: DrewMG

Man, I haven't heard Mike Sklens voice in so long I didn't even recognize it.  That was such a good lineup.

You might be hearing it sooner than you thinik...

NWR_DrewMGAndy Goergen, AlmunusJune 22, 2009

Brilliant.

NWR_DrewMGAndy Goergen, AlmunusJune 22, 2009

lol @ bearorist.

NWR_DrewMGAndy Goergen, AlmunusJune 22, 2009

Finally finished the episode.  The stinger on the end felt oddly poignant, and I suddenly began to think of how many hours of my life I have spent listening to Radio Free Nintendo.  I think I've been a regular listener since somewhere in the 50s, so that's about 100 episodes averaging 90 minutes or so I'd say.  That's 150 hours of my life, equaling 6 days, 6 hours of listening to Sweet Pete, Incorrect Wii Launch Supply Projections, Cho Aniki Descriptions, Florida State Seminoles Discussion, Metroid Prime analysis, Self Congratulation, and James Jones being mad at something.

Cheers, keep up the good work.

EDIT:
Re-listening to episode 52 now and realizing that I'd already been listening for awhile by then so I've been listening even longer than I'd thought.

TheFleeceJune 22, 2009

Very nice reminiscing over all the RFN episodes. I listen while at work and as usual it's made my morning very nice. I'm not sure what episode was my first, but I remember backtracking to older episodes and perhaps actually listened to most of them to hear perspectives on older titles.
James' golf freak out is a great memory- as much as the weeks he spent playing Mystery Dungeon titles.
This past weekend I also popped in Deadly Creatures, I've resolved to finish the game this week. It's one of those games I've had for months and just found myself getting back into- a nice choice indeed.

NWR_KarlKarl Castaneda, Contributing EditorJune 22, 2009

Upon going back, I realized that the episode I recorded at Lindy's house wasn't in the 40s - it was Episode 65: Auteur Theory, in which Evan and I argued about "art," everyone argued with me over whether Shiek is a dude (it's not a real person, merely a "persona," and that persona is a he, so there), etc. Good ep.

NWR_DrewMGAndy Goergen, AlmunusJune 22, 2009

How long has it been since Evan was on the show?  It doesn't seem like that long, and I know he's been on at least once with the current lineup.

YoshidiousGreg Leahy, Staff AlumnusJune 22, 2009

Here is the list of clips used in the order they were played during the show.

1-Jonny's first appearance (Ep5)
2-Rickroll'd (Ep54)
3-Karl and Ty (Ep53)
4-Greg's first appearance (Ep78)
5-Karl hands over the reins (Ep80)
6-Jon's first appearance (Ep12)
7-James hates Ubisoft (Ep106)
8-James hates King of Clubs (Ep112)
9-Target Terror (Ep90)
10-Cho Aniki (Ep99)
11-Jonny bashing (Ep106)
12-The origin of Sweet Pete (Ep103)
13-The bitter end (Ep103)
14-Disaster (Ep126)
15-NWR Chat (Ep105)
16-Billy at NCL (Ep136)

If I recall correctly, the last time Evan appeared on RFN was the Ocarina 10th Anniversary special, which was back at the end of November last year. We tried to record an episode with Evan before that one, but it was beset with technical problems, and we haven't recorded with him since.

kraken613June 22, 2009

I am re-listening to 103.....  :o

WTF! I don't know if I can listen to RFN again.....

grantimusJune 22, 2009

Just listened to this episode today whilst at work.  Great show guys!  I've been listening for maybe a year, so the old clips were good and fun to listen to.  LMAO @ Bearorist, romantic E3 dinners, "I can really let loose, let me tell you about Godzeera," etc.  You guys seem like you've settled in nicely, and are more relaxed and on topic and funny because of it. 

Oh, and I'm new, welcome me!

Quote from: Mr.

on a bright note, i beat Cho Aniki as I listened to RFN 150 :-)

Probably a bad choice of words here.

Quote from: broodwars

As for the whole "Episode 150"-thing, not enough 103.  Could have done with more Lords of Thunder and Cho Aniki as well.   ;)How is that Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn review coming, Lindy?  Oh, right...you already sold your copy off.    :P

That was Karl that sold Fire Emblem, hence my giving him shit.  For the record, I have never sold off a game that I had not yet reviewed.  I have received games for review and pawned them off on others, but that was for review purposes and no money was exchanged.  ;)  You see?  INTEGRITY.

NWR_KarlKarl Castaneda, Contributing EditorJune 22, 2009

I hereby promise that my reviews for Fire Emblem and Battalion Wars will be online before the next episode of RFN hits the web.

kraken613June 22, 2009

So in the short 2 hours of Ep. 103 I have realized we now all have expectations for Ep. 203. I don't think I have ever laughed more in two hours! There was about 20 minutes of Nintendo and the rest crap. It was EPIC!


Wow, I just realized I have every RFN on my HDD. It equals almost 6gb! I

ShyGuyJune 22, 2009

Welcome Grantimus! You need a real girlfriend.

I'm saving this for my trip to the coast on Thursday night, can't wait.

broodwarsJune 22, 2009

Quote from: Lindy

Quote from: Mr.

on a bright note, i beat Cho Aniki as I listened to RFN 150 :-)

Probably a bad choice of words here.

Quote from: broodwars

As for the whole "Episode 150"-thing, not enough 103.  Could have done with more Lords of Thunder and Cho Aniki as well.  ;)How is that Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn review coming, Lindy?  Oh, right...you already sold your copy off.    :P

That was Karl that sold Fire Emblem, hence my giving him ****.  For the record, I have never sold off a game that I had not yet reviewed.  I have received games for review and pawned them off on others, but that was for review purposes and no money was exchanged.  ;)  You see?  INTEGRITY.

My mistake.  :P  We really ought to have some kind of counter up on the site for "number of days since release without a Fire Emblem/Battalion wars review posted."  Karl might be eligible for a Guiness Record.

D_AverageJune 23, 2009

Great show looking back!  Usually these types of things are a chore to listen to, but this episode was highly entertaining and a great trip down memory lane as I've heard most every show by now.  Great choices on the clips Greg!

It was funny looking back at the crew change too as I completely take it for granted now.  Man, after that first show, I thought that was all downhill from there.  There are a couple other shows I used to listen to that never recovered after such a drastic change, but you guys truly pulled it off.  Hats off!

GoldenPhoenixJune 23, 2009

I don't know what was funnier Jonny's first time on the show or Jonny defending his first time on the show. ;)

PlugabugzJune 24, 2009

I jumped in around ep 110 and since then RFN has been an almost religious requirement to get me through university over the past few months. More please :)

D_AverageJune 25, 2009

I was a bit surprised we didn't hear a clip from show 68 with Jonny and Mike Thomsen.  For some reason, I remember that episode being a bit awkward in spots.  Mike says some pretty crazy things.  I love reading his contrarian articles at IGN and watching the fallout from various fanbois below.

StratosJune 25, 2009

I finally got my iPod working on a temp computer so I got to play catchup on the old episodes to this one.

Very nice show. I loved the reflections. I am sad, though, that Jonny singing Mary Poppins did not make the cut. That was priceless.

I still want an official sequel to 103. Give James the reigns again!

I am glad the podcast got rick rolled. I still rick roll people from time to time. If I ever get married I will rick roll my wedding.

I specifically asked our DJ (who's a buddy of ours) to play Never Gonna Give You Up at our reception, so while there was no subterfuge involved there was a certain amount of RickRolling.

StratosJune 27, 2009

Quote from: Lindy

I specifically asked our DJ (who's a buddy of ours) to play Never Gonna Give You Up at our reception, so while there was no subterfuge involved there was a certain amount of RickRolling.

That's what I'm talking about! Totally awesome.

nintendo1945June 27, 2009

Quote from: KarlCastaneda

I hereby promise that my reviews for Fire Emblem and Battalion Wars will be online before the next episode of RFN hits the web.

You really should just slap something together to give to TYP to see if it makes it on the site. I'd enjoy reading that

Quote from: nintendo1945

Quote from: KarlCastaneda

I hereby promise that my reviews for Fire Emblem and Battalion Wars will be online before the next episode of RFN hits the web.

You really should just slap something together to give to TYP to see if it makes it on the site. I'd enjoy reading that

It wont.
Trust me.

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusJune 29, 2009

Quote from: Crimm

Quote from: nintendo1945

Quote from: KarlCastaneda

I hereby promise that my reviews for Fire Emblem and Battalion Wars will be online before the next episode of RFN hits the web.

You really should just slap something together to give to TYP to see if it makes it on the site. I'd enjoy reading that

It wont.
Trust me.

I actually want to see that happen, for the LULZ.

nintendo1945June 29, 2009

Quote from: Crimm

Quote from: nintendo1945

Quote from: KarlCastaneda

I hereby promise that my reviews for Fire Emblem and Battalion Wars will be online before the next episode of RFN hits the web.

You really should just slap something together to give to TYP to see if it makes it on the site. I'd enjoy reading that

It wont.
Trust me.

He would have to put it up just for laughs. It could be counted as a blog post maybe? Not a legit review obviously.

ShyGuyJuly 03, 2009

Awesome episode, glad to see Jonny enjoying Deadly Creatures as much as I did.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k302/shyguy70/godzilla-awesome-1.jpg

aughh why does it look like kirby's essence is reflected in that helmet

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