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Episode 272: Desperately Seeking Sarah

by Michael Cole, James Jones, and Greg Leahy - December 27, 2011, 4:03 pm PST
Total comments: 3

Billy and TYP drop by to open up a big festive sack of your Listener Mail.

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With Jonny and Lindy both sadly unable to make it for recording just before Christmas, James and Greg held down the RFN fort this week, with Mr. Jones serving as host for the first time since the infamous Episode 103 that bears his name. But before you go reaching for the audio equivalent of a Hazmat suit, fear not, for the results were not nearly so nuclear in this case! This minor victory for the concept of good taste can be attributed at least in part to our guests filling in for the two Jons—Radio Trivia host Michael “TYP” Cole, and NWR founder Billy “Take me to your GameCubes” Berghammer—being rather less unhinged and unsavory than the pirate duo of Stan and Karl.

The show begins with Billy and TYP following up last week’s show by briefly covering their favorite games of 2011, before we reach deep into our Santa-like sack of Listener Mail that’s been filling up rapidly ahead of the end of the year. Your questions cover a wide range of topics, including the behavioural impact of demos, what a game’s director actually does during development, the seemingly inevitable prospect of remakes on Wii U, and the possibility that Nintendo has been permanently humbled by some of its 2011 setbacks. All this, plus the truth behind the “Sarah Miller” enigma is revealed! 

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 (CD) (MP3), oriTunes, or call your local record store and ask for it!

Additional music for this episode of Radio Free Nintendo is copyrighted to Nintendo, and is included under fair use protection.

Talkback

I would be extremely interested in an HD remake of Wind Waker for the Wii U. If Nintendo really wanted to get people to double dip, they could finish/make the two temples they cut to get it out when they did.

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)December 29, 2011

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I would be extremely interested in an HD remake of Wind Waker for the Wii U. If Nintendo really wanted to get people to double dip, they could finish/make the two temples they cut to get it out when they did.

I would double-dip in a heartbeat if that were to happen, although knowing Nintendo as a company that doesn't let its unreleased concepts go to waste, I get the feeling that the ideas for the cut dungeons were probably rolled into future games.

Although this episode has received less feedback as usual due to the holiday, I think the gang did an excellent job. James redeemed himself as a pinch host, TYP and Billy brought valuable insights as always, and Greg is an international treasure. I had all kinds of internal responses to the conversation as I listened, just like most of you do every week. Great stuff! I am glad to be back with 273, though (with Jon too).

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