We shake up New Business and answer your questions about the present and future of Wii U.
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This episode starts out with James hosting, as Jonny was held up at work for a few minutes. We also shake up the first half by using a new format for New Business -- each person gets one game, and we go back around for seconds if time allows. Guillaume is the first to try it, and he chooses to begin with Bit.Trip Saga, which was recently on sale in the 3DS eShop. But it's got severe flaws, and he finds it may not even be worth the reduced price. Jonny discovers the madness of Kenji Eno (R.I.P.) by pulling You, Me, and the Cubes off his backlog. James turns his strategy expertise to Skulls of the Shogun (which just got a price drop). Jon addresses the state of Black Ops 2 on Wii U and questions whether the DLC map packs will ever come to Nintendo fans. On the partial second go-around, Gui finishes Dragon Quest VI, and Jonny catches up with Little Inferno.
Listener Mail is always thought-provoking for us, and rarely more than this week's set of questions. First is a follow-up to the Pikmin-as-Strategy topic, leading to some discussion of where Pikmin 3 might take the series. Next up is a damning portrayal of Nintendo's responsibility for Wii U's third-party support... but what is that responsibility, exactly? Last is a return to the "next-generation" term, which leads us into deep into the rabbit hole, covering topics like Nintendo's desired demographic and how overlapping console launches affect demand for new games. As usual, it's heady material and hopefully interesting for all of you! Send in your own questions and topics ratch heah.
Plugs! So many plugs! Make sure you don't miss the new Famicast (subscribers get it automatically) featuring all the latest games and news from our Japan crew. You can also hear the gregarious Jonny on various partner-shows, including a new Radio Trivia, Connectivity (on a new bonus segment about space!), and the special 50th episode of Box Office Poison. Most importantly, be sure to start playing and discussing the winner of our RetroActive poll: Ys Book I&II. It's a very interesting game available on many platforms -- see the official forum thread for more info, and start dropping knowledge for the upcoming feature!
This podcast was edited by Guillaume Veillette.
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