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TalkBack / Re: 8 Nintendo 64 Games We Need on Switch
« on: Yesterday at 01:33:11 PM »
I think the Mario Party games are unlikely, given the new Switch game is selling itself on just being several N64 boards with online functionality.

Otherwise this seems like a solid list.

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TalkBack / Re: BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites (Switch) Review FAQ
« on: September 15, 2021, 09:10:49 AM »
That's a disappointment.  I had heard that this Bloodrayne game was one of the Shovel Knight team's last games before they broke off from Way Forward.

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I thought it was a fun segment.

How'd you mail it in so only Jon saw the answers?  I've been wanting to email them a quiz of "What games are on the back of the console box?" (ex. What screenshots are on the back of the launch GBA?) but haven't gotten it together yet.

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TalkBack / Re: Metroid Saga Game Club
« on: June 16, 2021, 11:47:12 PM »
This sounds like fun.  Zero Mission's my favorite of the series and a great place to start.

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TalkBack / Re: Advance Wars Returning In 1+2 Re-Boot Camp December 3
« on: June 15, 2021, 10:05:53 PM »
WayForward is developing the remakes apparently.

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Some More Book Recommendations: I highly recommend Boss Fight Books' "NBA Jam: The Book" by Reyan Ali.  It ends up being a great history of Midway & Williams in the 80s & 90s.

If you want books that describe a bunch of games, FanGamer.com has Jeremy Parish's books that have writeups on every Game Boy, NES, and SNES games by chronological release.  A Virtual Boy book is forthcoming. HG101 also has great books on the Castlevania and Shin Megami Tensei series.

FanGamer also has a Legends of Localization series that goes in-depth on the language localization choices for the original Legend of Zelda and Earthbound, written by the guy who did the Mother 3 translation.

Lastly, I'd suggest keeping an eye out for StoryBundle.com.  About twice a year, they have bundles of digital videogame books (like Humble Bundle), and I usually get something new that's good.  They also often have HG101, Boss Fight Books, and Jeremy Parish books in there.

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This looks really neat.

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TalkBack / Re: Oxenfree II Headlines First Indie World Of 2021
« on: April 14, 2021, 03:51:56 PM »
Well played on the subheader.

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Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 262: The Return of Jeopardy
« on: March 02, 2021, 07:18:39 PM »
Neal, Mad About You crossed over with Friends.  Lisa Kudrow played the Ursula, the waitresss at the Mad About You cafe.  In Friends, it was revealed that Ursula was Phoebe's evil twin sister.

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Schilling is a garbage person & almost bankrupted the State of Rhode Island.  It also killed Big Huge, who made the excellent RTS Rise of Nations.

That said, I really liked Amalur back in the day.  It's a breezy, junkfood single-player MMO with great combat.  Turn off your brain, go from waypoint to waypoint, and have a lot of fun.  Having it on Switch in handheld mode is the perfect way to play.

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This sounds nice!

I'll also recommend Brett Weiss' two-volume SNES Omnibus, covering every US release. Each game gets its own full page, plus multiple screenshots.  It's fun to flip through & discover games I never knew existed (like that there are three Addams Family games on SNES).

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Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 700: Welcome to the Tubtime Galaxy
« on: November 23, 2020, 12:20:43 AM »
Congratulations on hitting 700!  I started listening in the run up to Episode 400, and it's crazy to think I've been listening for almost half the series' run.

Y'all really put on a tremendous show, full of humor & great insight.  I truly mean it when I call RFN "my favorite podcast."

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TalkBack / Re: Cthulhu Saves Christmas (Switch) Review
« on: November 08, 2020, 12:49:19 AM »
Thanks for the review. It convinced me to buy.  I'm a big fan of the idea of seasonal games (like horror games in October) and this is a light, breezy game for the Christmas season.

I like how the battle system forces the player to use all their moves, and not just be reliant on just doing the same two moves all game.

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Wow. They wouldn't even commit to the next system being in 202X.

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Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 170: Heroic and Music
« on: September 15, 2020, 05:05:23 PM »
The only way to get true analog movement in Super Mario 64 DS is the touch pad & that little thumb-nub that never really felt good.

But on the 3DS, Wii U, and emulators, you can manipulate Mario's speed with the Y button...which is how it works in 2D Mario and Super Mario 3D Land. It's not perfect, but it works well enough, and certainly better than using a stylus or thumb-nub.

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I liked Hyrule Warriors a lot, but I wasn't a huge fan of how it focused so much on clearing & controlling rooms. I'm eager to see if this one has that mechanic.

Still, my 6YO son is excited for it.  He's interested in Breath of the Wild but finds the exploration & item-switching a bit overwhelming for his age.  This new Hyrule Warriors should be more his speed.

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TalkBack / Re: Mario Kart Goes Live On Home Circuit October 16
« on: September 03, 2020, 10:10:11 PM »
My 6YO flipped his lid for this one. He instantly got the concept and wants it so bad.

My poor wallet.

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TalkBack / Re: PGA Tour Golf Returns to Switch And It's Great
« on: August 20, 2020, 07:49:15 PM »
Thanks for answering my biggest question: What is the swing system like?  I always had a hard time with Xbox 360 Tiger Woods and Gamecube Swingerz Golf with the pull-back on the stick & shoot-forward.  I couldn't master the strength with pushing straight, so I never got enough power.

I'll still probably check it out because golf games are so peaceful to play on the couch.

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TalkBack / Re: Console Elite Four: Your Most Important Nintendo Games
« on: July 30, 2020, 10:15:19 PM »
It's crazy how Neal's lists almost perfectly replicate my list (Donkey Kong '94 is the best game on the system, absolutely followed by Link's Awakening, Pokemon Red/Blue, and Tetris).

Even places where I disagree, like Kid Icarus: Uprising, he's like, "I know the controls are hard, especially for lefties" and I think I AGREE MAN.

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Will it work with a Switch Lite if you connect Joy-con to it?  I wouldn't see why it wouldn't.

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I know Neal absolutely loved the previous game, but it was a bit pricey, so I'm looking forward to a demo.

I'd love to chip away at a baseball game like this.

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TalkBack / Re: Mega Man X Meets Roguelite in 30XX
« on: March 06, 2020, 09:25:42 AM »
This preview made me go back to play 20XX on my Switch.  It's so nice to play a quick burst of Mega Man X/Zero.

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 My bummer is now I'm in a two Switch household (me & my son each have one) and we'll likely get a third Switch system for my wife when Animal Crossing comes out.

From what I've seen, we can't transfer digital purchases. My son & I both pass around the Smash cartridge, but couldn't share the DLC characters (we bought it for his Switch, not mine).

If we get Outer Wilds, there wouldn't be a way for us to trade the cart between systems.

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Whoa...F-Zero X Death Race...but as a multiplayer battle royale.

That's a twist I didn't see, but absolutely want.

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HEB (grocery store in Texas) has a Dr. Pepper knockoff called "Dr. B."

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