Games, tangents, interviews, and Virtual Console -- it's all in here!
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The show launches directly into gaming talk, as James tries to discuss the new expansion for Dragon Age while the rest of us launch derailing attempts the whole time. Jonny wraps up No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle and expresses disappointment in Ghostbusters, also for Wii. Pokemon SoulSilver is a mostly fresh experience for Greg, but it's also a launch pad for us to suggest reforms and maybe a total reboot for the franchise. (This was recorded just before the Black/White versions were announced -- maybe our dreams will come true?) The final bit of New Business is Weapon of Choice, an Xbox Indie game that Jon is loving these days. Somewhere in there, we also investigate Nintendo of Europe's resurgence and lack of synchronicity with Nintendo of America.
Despite a long, meandering New Business segment, we didn't skimp on Listener Mail in the second half of the show. It starts with a request for interview memories, which is naturally dominated by Jonny's favorites over the years. Eliciting the most discussion is a complaint about Wii-exclusive games that don't leverage motion controls. We also get a Shout-Out for Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes, an appetizing puzzle/RPG hybrid from late 2009. Finally, we once again discuss Virtual Console, from recent additions to better ways of marketing the existing library. Thanks for all the fantastic letters!
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This podcast was edited by Greg Leahy.
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