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Episode 504: A Burst of Jonesty

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - January 8, 2017, 2:15 pm EST
Total comments: 5

Today, we all learn where Jon goes when he's not on the show.

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We're back from the holidays, just in time for next week's Switch presentation. More on our plans for that shortly. This week we opted for the standard New Business/Listener Mail format, and James kicks off New Business with Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~, the Visual Novel from the makers of Hotel Dusk. He is not pleased. Jon is back from his multi-week Pokémon Go-dictated walkabout. He went places. Guillaume has restored his 3DS collection, and lets the world know he isn't evil enough to play Mario Party 10 with kids. He then offers his thoughts on the unambiguous, and complete, business failure that is Super Mario Run. Greg shares some quick thoughts on Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation and then takes a look at SEGA 3D Classics Collection, inadvertently kicking off a wide-ranging conversation about SEGA and their arcade games.

After the break, we take a couple of emails from the inbox. First, we offer some eleventh hour thoughts on the upcoming Switch events, and despite prompting there is no Glitter Metroid-level creativity. We then try to assemble a Game Boy Classic Mini, inventing new sizes of batteries in order to maintain scale. You can bait us into weird ideas by sending us an email.

This Thursday, Nintendo is going to be announcing the launch details for Switch - and we're going to be right there alongside you. Join us at NWR for a chat during the show, and RFN will be going LIVE on the air as soon as it ends - interacting with you and taking a few call-ins. Chat starts at 11 PM Eastern. We hope to see you there!

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's SoundCloud. The Radio Free Nintendo logo was produced by Connor Strickland. See more of his work at his website.

This episode's ending music is The Forest Navel from Pikmin. It was selected by Greg. All rights reserved by Nintendo Co., Ltd.


For shame, Gui.

Kill the head, and the body will die.

ClexYoshiJanuary 09, 2017

the REAL shame is that you didn't think of the Lap Dance pun, which... is something my friend nicknamed a Lapras once that knew Dragon Dance and Rain Dance.

WanderleiJanuary 09, 2017

I completely forgot about Wii-speak! Screaming across the room and having audio through tv. I think I set it up but never actually used it.

LemonadeJanuary 10, 2017

Another Code, Another Code R, Hotel Dusk and Last Window were four of my favourite DS and Wii games. I was excited when I first heard about Chase, but then I played it. I was pretty disappointed with it, but I did like that the Characters looked like Kyle Hyde and Sayoko Robins. If there is a sequel, I hope they put more effort into making it good.

fred13January 10, 2017

I have some good news for you.
I can’t speak for iPhone as I’ve never had one, but on Android you can absolutely listen to music or a podcast while playing Pokemon Go, I do it all the time. Get your music or podcast player going first so that when you touch the top of the screen and pull down you can the music controls in the menu. Then launch Pokemon Go. Yes it will cut your music/podcast, but you immediately pull that down and hit play. It will cut the Pokemon Go Music and bring back whatever you were listening to.

The other way to do it is use that app like the one I use for podcasts that automatically starts back up where you left off when you turn on a Bluetooth headset. I use Podcast Addict for listening to all of my podcasts (including RFN) and I set the option to do this so if I wasn’t already listening to something when I open Pokemon Go and I decide to listen to my podcasts I just power on my Bluetooth set and the Pokemon Go music cuts and on comes RFN (or The Herd or Planet Money or Radio Lab whatever I’ve got set to play next).

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