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Episode 470: Identifying Your Daddy

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - April 3, 2016, 6:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 10

Jon has found his soulmate, an impersonal robotic voice that repeats his every thought.

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Miitomo has finally been released in North America, and it's already clear that Nintendo's mobile strategy was a mistake. Jon's Mii very quickly attempts to assert itself as the true fifth cast member, a possibility that simply cannot be allowed. James makes a valiant effort to bring back the cleansing light of the sun with puzzle-platformer 6180 the moon, for the Wii U eShop. Failing that, he attempts a slow-speed escape via Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in the Suburbs #1. Greg reports on the other, less haunting, half of Nintendo's big launches: My Nintendo. Also unable to stem the tide of Jon's Mii-sona, he becomes his inner bird and tries to fly his helicopter away in Japanese GameCube import Kururin Squash! Guillaume seems put out by the show's robotic interloper, and accordingly has impressions of Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl - the remake of the first game in the series that has a frequency indicative of automated creation. Finally, the inescapable reality of Jon and Jonbot is upon us, with RFN's second audio-only Let's Play! If you were excited at James' tour of TVii, you'll be thrilled to hear a virtual Jon mention "cock" eleven thousand times.

After a much needed break, the team returns with Listener Mail. James' delicate curation creates a delightful set of emails covering: the remaining life of 3DS and Wii U, why platforms die, why Nintendo refuses to sell us their music (with a brief cameo from James Jones Esq.), and the impact of Nintendo selling VC games repeatedly on sales of new indie games on their digital platforms. You can ask us questions via Miitomo, I suppose, but based on Jon's recent behavior I wouldn't recommend it. Instead, send your email to our inbox. I promise 60% less middle school humor.

This episode was edited by Guillaume Veillette. The "Men of Leisure" theme song was produced exclusively for Radio Free Nintendo by Perry Burkum. Hear more at Bluffs Custom Music.

This episode's ending music is DSi Shop Theme from the soon to be departed DSi Shop. All rights reserved by Nintendo.

Talkback

KDR_11kApril 03, 2016

That episode title makes it sound like you played Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2016

DONKHATANT123 KongApril 03, 2016

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/why-gamers-won-t-let-frozen-go/0142981

The Frozen DS game sold insulting well and kept showing up on the UK charts. Over 2014 the DS version outsold the 3DS version, so there is a market out there though perhaps if only for shovelware and poorly informed consumers. Although now that the factory is winding down the whole question is pointless.

"Toy News that said that 66 per cent of kids aged between six and nine have their own handheld games console, while 45 per cent had a tablet and 17 per cent had a smartphone."
The data is over a year old and I'm not sure about the credibility of Toy News, but perhaps there is some truth to it.

I think you could absolutely sell pixel art 3DS Radient Historia (auto correct to Gradient Historian) at full price. I think the excitement for handheld 3D polygon RPGs has gone full circle and now people are longing for RPGs that are more traditional and could do well relative to other 3DS RPGs.

MASBApril 04, 2016

I've only listened to the first half of the episode so far. I hope RFN takes a cue from the Famicast's Splatoon/Super Mario Maker updates and gives us regular Miitomo updates. There's gold to be mined there and Jon is the prospector to do it! :) BTW was the chapter art for Jon's Miitomo segment real? If so, it was kind of funny and sad. ADMAN needs to learn to respect his elders (probably most people reading this topic)!

SorenApril 04, 2016

I still don't know who is supposed to be my daddy. Can somebody help me out here?

KDR_11kApril 04, 2016

Were those GC Hudson games recycled into the WiiWare Hudson games like Adventure Island and Star Soldier?


Oh and who could forget the Sega Neptune, it gave the name to the Hyperdimension Neptunia games!

lolmonadeApril 04, 2016

Jon of course rounding out his new business with an impersonation of Randy "Macho Man" Savage when actually trying to impersonate Hulk Hogan.

Evan_BApril 04, 2016

This was a special episode.

Actually the Donkey Konga track lists also differ between EU/NA :)

PlugabugzApril 05, 2016

Alternate Title: Lindytomo

OedoApril 06, 2016

James and Jon are practically begging for someone to write fanfic at this point.

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