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Episode 16: TGS 2012 SPECTACULAR

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - September 28, 2012, 2:20 pm EDT
Total comments: 7

Five guys, four Wii U games, three hours long, two time zones, one epic Famicast.

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The longest Famicast ever? I thought we weren't going to do these long shows anymore!?Tokyo Game Show is kind of a special occasion though. Heck, it's why the Famicast started over a year and a half ago now!

We start off with a regular show with new business; as usual Minoru has a fascinating Japanese game that none of us have played or could ever hope to understand! Daan talks about yet another rhythm action game, Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight and Danny strikes another game off his backlog with Kirby's Epic Yarn. JC hasn't been playing anything "New" (geddit?), but he did prove his StreetPass superfan status by going on a mission to get a sacred puzzle panel for his collection.

After that, things get crazy with Life in Japan™. Learning how to play rock, paper, scissors could turn you into a crazed anime fighter and maybe win you the heart of a member of AKB48 (sigh).

Part 2 could have been a whole other separate episode - it's TGS a go-go baby!

Danny and JC tell their tales from the business days live from Famicast HQ. Then ex-PGC staffer Ty Shughart jumps in from the showfloor to give his take on the wild public days.

Finally we wrap things up with Daan, making sure we've given you all the details on the hottest games of the show; Layton 6, Ace Attorney, Layton Vs Ace Attorney (that's three separate games by the way), Tekken Tag 2, Tank Tank Tank, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Orochi and much much more!

So fasten your seatbelts, put your seat into a comfortable position and let us take you on a journey to a place where Monster Hunter booths overshadow Call of Duty booths by a factor of a thousand!

PS: Stick around till the end for an important announcement on the future of the Famicast…


famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)September 28, 2012

Radio Trivia: Famicast Edition!

Listen to the episode first then check back here to see how many you guessed right!

1 - Rhythm Hunter- HarmoKnight
2 - Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru - Ending
3 - New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Reznors Theme
4 - Super Mario World - Swimming
5 - Ponytail and Shushu - AKB48
6 - Punch-Out Wii Theme
7 - SF4 - Crowded Downtown
8 - Europe- Final Countdown (8 Bit remix)
9 - Super Mario World - Overworld Theme Music
10 - Donkey Kong Country 2 - Stickerbush Symphony

Good luck and enjoy the episode!
For questions & comments on this episode sound off below, for new topics/questions be sure to check out our always-informative "NWR Japan Crew" thread right here.

My friends and I actually have been using Janken/Paper, Scissors, Rock in a team creating sense for years and years now. Kinda funny how thats more of a thing in Japan, we just started using it that way on our own for some reason.

KikoriMinoru Yamaizumi, Japan CorrespondentSeptember 29, 2012

Janken is more suitable than coin toss with more than 2 people.
You can easily rank them without a coin.

JasonMaiviaOctober 01, 2012

Very nice podcasts, guys.  :D   Thank you for the info and entertainment.

I only got songs 3, 4, 6, 9, and 10 correct.

Good for you, James.  Edu-ma-cation is very important.  Do your best! Get your learnin' on!

How is the ranking done with Janken with more than 2 people?

S-U-P-E-RTy Shughart, Staff AlumnusOctober 01, 2012

Aw yeah, SF4 music leading in the segment with me 8)

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)October 01, 2012

Quote from: JasonMaivia

Very nice podcasts, guys.
Good for you, James.  Edu-ma-cation is very important.  Do your best! Get your learnin' on!
How is the ranking done with Janken with more than 2 people?

Thank you! I will.

Like we said on the show, you have to keep playing until the group is split between 2 choices. (this can take a while sometimes)
e.g 3 rock and 3 paper - the rock guys go out and 3 paper guys are left.

Quote from: S-U-P-E-R

Aw yeah, SF4 music leading in the segment with me :cool;

You're welcome  :cool;

LithiumOctober 03, 2012


i actually was listening to this on my zune

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