Nintendo Everything: Podcast

Here’s a Podcast – Episode 105! (Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll)

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Podcast Crew: Austin (Twitter), Jack (Twitter), Laura (Twitter)

Welcome back to episode 105, the episode that makes us all thankful that post-production and editing exists!

For this episode, we have X primary segments:

Segment 1, What We Played: After some talk about Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll, we jump into a few big games that we’ve been playing including the unreleased Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, but Laura also regales us tales of dating ancient Japanese historical figures in Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi for 3DS, and then Austin wraps things up with some talk about the only legitimate criticism anyone could have of Bayonetta 2.

Segment 2, Discussion: After a brief musical break, we come back to discuss some of what went on in the Nintendo Direct this past week, branching off into tangential discussions about relevant games like Majora’s Mask 3D (we talk about whether it was innovative or not) and a full-fledged diatribe about amiibo from Austin! Plus much more.

Segment 3, Listener Mail Grab-Bag: Almost no legitimate questions this week means we end up talking about where we like to shop, whether it’s good to bathe yourself, and how everything is going to be okay in life. Send us discussion questions: nintendoeverythingpodcast at gmail.com.


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Here’s a Podcast – Episode 104! (The Great Reboot)

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(Note: Throughout this podcast I referenced how you can view certain images on your listening device if you’re listening to the “AAC” version of the podcast. That doesn’t work anymore, so I’ve included the images below if you want to see them.)


Podcast Crew: Austin (Twitter), Jack (Twitter), Laura (Twitter)

Everyone’s favorite podcast that they’ve never listened to has returned for a reboot— a reinvigoration, a reincarnation, a rethinking— of old concepts, with all three crew members recording in remote locations over Skype, rather than in the same room as had become customary.

For this episode, we have three primary segments:

Segment 1, What We Played: Intro discussions about an old NES soccer classic, a bit of complaining about The Sims 4, plus the first ever discussion of Itoi-made curiosity MOTHER 3 on our podcast.

Segment 2, Anecdotes: Jack talks about signing “poop sheets” at work, Laura talks about some weird movie named “Tusk”, and the whole crew gives a quick shout-out to everyone’s favorite Daan man.

Segment 3, Discussion: WarioWare Inc. takes the stage as we talk a whole lot about this classic GBA game and others in the series. In addition to giving our general opinions on the game, we talk about connections this game has to the Gameboy Camera, how we feel the aesthetics are paramount in why this game is so good, and what particular micro-games stand out to us.

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The Music of 2014 – Have Your Say!

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It’s that time of year again! Last year’s game music podcast seemed to go over much better than I expected a two-hour show to, so let’s do the same thing for the soundtracks from this year. And once again I’m looking for reader (listener?) input to help put the thing together and narrow down a top 10 list.

The rules are pretty much the same as last year. Vote here to rate each of the twenty shortlisted games and add in any comments if you have them (you can also use that section to tell me if neglected to include certain soundtracks). Since some of them were included in last year’s show, the voting excludes games that were released in other regions last year like Bravely Default, but not ones like Fantasy Life that I previously forgot about. I’ve also excluded any games with an English release confirmed for next year like Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – save it for the 2015 list! There are a handful of games like Guacamelee on the list that were released on other platforms last year, but as 2014 was their first showing on a Nintendo platform they’re up for voting.

So please get your votes in and look forward to the final podcast whenever it posts. Maybe there’ll be guests or co-hosts this time? Who can say. Since I’ll be out of the country for a while – I’ll probably have left by the time this posts – don’t expect any results until mid-January at the earliest. That’s kind of late for a retrospective, but I’m sure you’re all sick of top-10 lists at the moment. I know I sure am after putting together all that Nintendo DS stuff.

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Here’s a Podcast – Episode 103!

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Happy 10th birthday, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door!

ON THIS EPISODE: We’re back! For a moment. To signify our triumphant return we bring you one of the funnier episodes we’ve ever had amidst a flurry of game discussion about Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Bayonetta 2, Castlevania, Pokémon Omega Ruby, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It’s a bit tangled and messy, but what are you gonna do? Fire us?

PLUS: A little bit of podcast navel-gazing and story time as we discuss how things went for 102 episodes, our favorite moments, some behind-the-scenes trivia, and the future of the show.

AND: A huge pile of listener mail with lots of kind words about the show, discussion of Zelda, our lesser-known game recommendations, our favorite eShop games, and much more. Will we ever be back? Nobody gets to know that except lord Elrond himself.

This Week’s Podcast Crew: Austin, Jack, and Laura


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Here’s a Podcast – Episode 102! (The Final Episode)

george-michael-cool_152289-1280x720 Posted 6 months ago
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(podcast crew note: Oh, how we wish the news wasn’t true! But it is. Here’s a Podcast has to take its leave from NintendoEverything after 102 wonderful episodes. I know I know, it’s bad etiquette to leave on short notice. But then, we never were much for etiquette! Thank you if you’ve ever listened, and with any luck you’ll hear from us again. Maybe this is the end, but maybe it’s not– only time will tell. If you have questions or concerns, you can reach out to the three of us on Twitter: Jack, Laura, Austin)



ON THIS EPISODE: Bad news is abound, as the cast and crew (which is really just the cast) announce an indefinite hiatus from Here’s a Podcast. Life becomes complicated, and all good things must end! They’re very sorry for the suddenness, and hope that something resembling Here’s a Podcast will return one day.

PLUS: There’s still an episode though, just as you’ve always liked it! Jack is back, and he assists discussions of BIT.TRIP Core and Fallout: New Vegas in the ‘What We Played’ sections. After a lovely break, listener mail makes a return and we answer a variety of questions on “how” we play games, what the music for the Wii U Zelda game will sound like, and more!

AND: The finale of this final episode has us back to discussing A Link to the Past, including some fantastic observations about the temple design, how this game differs from the rest of the series, and much, much more.

This Week’s Podcast Crew: Austin, Jack, and Laura


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Here’s a Podcast – Episode 101! (A Link to the Past)

Link_vs._Dead_Hand Posted 6 months ago
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Question of the day: How do you feel about the way A Link to the Past handles its items? They tend to be less “key”-like and more organic, but is that a good thing or a bad thing? Or maybe neither? Listen to the podcast for elaboration.



ON THIS EPISODE: We skipped last week, but maybe we should have skipped this week! A still-sick Austin and a tired Laura scrape together a short show this week where they basically only discussion A Link to the Past for the book club, and then go through some shorter bits of listener mail.

PLUS: Nothing! That’s it. Just book club and listener mail.

This Week’s Podcast Crew: Austin and Laura


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Here’s a Podcast – Episode 100!

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Question of the day: Is it always bad design to allow a game-player to enter situations that they aren’t prepared to succeed in without telling them or giving them an easy way out? Is it ever okay to make something practically impossible? Like this horrible, traumatic area from Fallout: New Vegas pictured above?



ON THIS EPISODE: Can you believe we made it 100 episodes? Even though Jack and Aysha aren’t around to celebrate, Laura and Austin manage to pull together another solid episode for everyone.

PLUS: Laura kicks things off with some impressions of some survival horror PC games like Outlast, and then Austin discusses the idea of games letting you face things you simply aren’t prepared to face without telling you through the lens of Fallout: New Vegas. Some brief discussion of BIT.TRIP BEAT and BIT.TRIP CORE round out the segment.

AND: We pick our short book club game, which will be The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past! Listen for more details, or just start playing at your leisure. Listener mail, of course, closes things out.

This Week’s Podcast Crew: Austin and Laura


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Here’s a Podcast – Episode 99!

Screen Shot 2014-06-29 at 11.27.05 PM Posted 7 months ago
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ON THIS EPISODE: Still no Jack and Aysha’s out of town, which means it’s the first even Laura and Austin podcast! What we played? The duo square off about Tomodachi Life getting boring, Shovel Knight being wonderful, and Fallout: New Vegas actually having kind of good storytelling.

PLUS: A new mini-bookclub has been announced. The options? Minish Cap, A Link to the Past, Another World, Stick it to the Man, and Attack of the Friday Monsters! Make your case for which one we should all play and discuss in the comments.

AND: Listener mail about Suda51, “boring” games, and why nobody ever talks about bad game soundtracks in reviews rounds out the end of the show, as usual.

This Week’s Podcast Crew: Austin and Laura


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Here’s a Podcast: Episode 98! (Shovel Knight, Tomodachi Life, Mass Effect 3)

shovel-knight-kickstarter Posted 7 months ago
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NOT ON THIS EPISODE: Jack and Laura! Jack has to take a break from the podcast for several weeks and Laura will likely be intermittent for a few weeks as well. The show… will be different…

ON THIS EPISODE: Special guest Aysha fills in to help save the podcast! Her and Austin talk about the Mass Effect 3‘s lost charm (but it’s still got romance) and Tomodachi Life‘s charm overload, and Austin bring his impressions of upcoming indie game Shovel Knight.

PLUS: Listener mail rounds out the end of the show! We’ve got topics from Nintendo’s E3 performance to whether we think walkthroughs ruin a game experience.

This Week’s Podcast Crew: Austin and Aysha


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Here’s a Podcast – Episode 97!

Splatoon Posted 7 months ago
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ON THIS EPISODE: It’s all E3 all the time, today! As you’d expect, we talk in depth about all of the worthwhile announcements from E3, with highlighted pointed on Splatoon, Zelda Wii U, and the amiibo figurine platform.

PLUS: We somehow managed to talk more about the Tomodachi Life marriage controversy, despite that being more or less “over”.

AND: A tiny shred of listener mail rounds out the week, as usual!

This Week’s Podcast Crew: Austin, Jack, and Laura


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