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Nintendo has shared the latest gameplay clip for Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion. This time around, we have a look at the Baller special weapon that’s used to traverse through a stage and take down enemies. View the footage below.


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Most of you don’t listen to our podcast, but if you did, you would know that we’ll be restarting the podcast-tied “Book Club” again all about the video game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. If you’ve never heard of or participated in a book club, it’s pretty much what it sounds like: We all play a game at sort of the same pace, and every week we discuss in detail that week’s goings on in the game on “Here’s a Podcast”.

You can share your thoughts on the second part of the game using the Google Form below, or feel free to post a comment. Remember, we aren’t looking for general thoughts on the game– we want thoughts about this particular section of the game! Play along with us, or go based on memory, but we like depth because we love games. Hooray!

We’ll select a few of your guys’ thoughts to read on the podcast and help spur further discussion, so leave a name and location if you like.

For this week: From getting the Master Sword, through the second Dark World temple. I think it’s the water place.

Tell us your thoughts with this easy and handy form!

Or head over to the forums!

~Austin


Most of you don’t listen to our podcast, but if you did, you would know that we’ll be restarting the podcast-tied “Book Club” again all about the video game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. If you’ve never heard of or participated in a book club, it’s pretty much what it sounds like: We all play a game at sort of the same pace, and every week we discuss in detail that week’s goings on in the game on “Here’s a Podcast”.

You can share your thoughts on the second part of the game using the Google Form below, or feel free to post a comment. Remember, we aren’t looking for general thoughts on the game– we want thoughts about this particular section of the game! Play along with us, or go based on memory, but we like depth because we love games. Hooray!

We’ll select a few of your guys’ thoughts to read on the podcast and help spur further discussion, so leave a name and location if you like.

For this week: From the game’s second temple (the sandy place) up through the acquisition of the Master Sword.

Tell us your thoughts with this easy and handy form!

Or head over to the forums!

~Austin


(Well, it’s a little late at night but I think this’ll do…)

Hello all, Austin here. Most of you don’t listen to our podcast, but if you did, you would know that we’ll be restarting the podcast-tied “Book Club” again all about the video game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. If you’ve never heard of or participated in a book club, it’s pretty much what it sounds like: We all play a game at sort of the same pace, and every week we discuss in detail that week’s goings on in the game on “Here’s a Podcast”.

You can share your thoughts on the first part of the game using the Google Form below, or feel free to post a comment. Remember, we aren’t looking for general thoughts on the game– we want thoughts about this particular section of the game! Play along with us, or go based on memory, but we like depth because we love games. Hooray!

We’ll select a few of your guys’ thoughts to read on the podcast and help spur further discussion, so leave a name and location if you like.

For this week: From the beginning of the game through the game’s first temple, the Eastern Palace.

Tell us your thoughts with this easy and handy form!

Or head over to the forums!

~Austin

Ah yes, that’s right kids: We’ve chosen Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward as the game to play for the next NintendoEverything Book Club! If you want to hear the reasoning behind it, check out the latest episode of the podcast, but otherwise feel free to pick up the game this week and start playing. The game can be picked up on the cheap via the Nintendo 3DS eShop; it’ll cost you $24.99.

We’ll have our first discussion about it on next week’s podcast, as per usual!

“How far do I have to get this week?”

The goal is simply to start playing. We’ll aim to get beyond any opening tutorial sections and a little ways into the story individually– plan to put in 2 to 3 hours.

“How can I participate in the discussion?”

If you have something you want to say about the specific section of Zero Escape that we’re going to be playing, send us an email! [email protected] is the place to do that.

Please refrain from discussing the game in general only– if you have a general observation, we’d love to hear about what specific parts of the game made you come to that conclusion!

Well guys and gals, it’s time once again for another NintendoEverything videogame book club! This time up we have a trio of fairly interesting games that will likely breed a lot of discussion regardless of which is picked, so take a look at the poll below and take your pick. It’s worth noting that sheer number of votes will not be the only determining factor when we’re considering which game to play and discuss on the podcast; another large factor will be which game has the strongest case made for it in the text answer within the poll, so do your best to rationalize which one of these three is most worth discussing in a serious sense.

Vote Here


Unsure what the NintendoEverything Book Club for Videogames is? It’s simple: Just like a real book club, we get together every week and discuss a game chronologically in great depth with the goal of promoting and enjoying some genuine discussion of games on a deeper level than you might find elsewhere. Listeners are encouraged to send their thoughts along to our podcast email to potentially be read on the show.

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Here we go again…



Hey look, the Book Club is back, and we’re playing recently released SNES classic EarthBound! You can purchase the game on the Wii U eShop for $10 or on the internet as a Super Nintendo cartridge for several hundred dollars.

Don’t know what the Book Club is? Well golly, let me explain! Once upon a time, the hosts of NintendoEverything’s weekly podcast decided that they wanted to play and discuss the same game with one another instead of all playing different games. Thus, the idea for the “Book Club” was born.

Every few weeks we all decide on a game to play and then play it over the course of a month or so, discussing the intricate details of the level design, gameplay, story, and anything else that may cross our path while we play. It’s meant to be a super detailed and intricate discussion akin to a real-life book club, and we would love if you played along! Check out the FAQ below for more details.


“How far do I have to get this week?”
Deadline for email submissions this week: Saturday, August 10th

I’ve never played Earthbound before, but from a bit of research I’ve done I think we’re going to try and make it to the location in the game called “Winters”. I’ve been told that’s roughly 5 hours into the game, which is a lot of time, so don’t feel bad if you don’t make it there. We may not make it either.

Also, please do not send us emails discussing portions of the game beyond where the book club is. We want to avoid spoilers and we don’t want to feel unable to answer your questions/respond to your comments, so if you’ve gotten ahead of everyone (which is fine!) do your best to only talk about the parts that we’ve all agreed upon. :]


Hit the break for info on how to participate in a discussion, plus other ‘Frequently Asked Questions’!

I’ve created the discussion thread for The Starship Damrey, which you can find right here if you desire to contribute your thoughts on the game to the discussion. I’ve added my initial impressions, and I’d be curious if anyone agrees/disagrees with me!

~Austin


“Seek the inconceivable truth of the Starship Damrey and discover why nothing is more frightening than complete innocence.”



Well, the games have been voted on and after an extremely tight race, The Starship Damrey was chosen as our second ever NintendoEverything Book Club (for Video Games!) game! Read below for details on how to get it/what to play.


3DS eShop Copy ($8)


“How far do I have to get this week?”
Deadline for email submissions this week: May 24th

It’s going to be very difficult to divide The Starship Damrey into parts because we all have zero idea exactly how the game is sectioned off (or if the game is sectioned off). What we decided was that we’ll all play roughly two hours of the game, and whoever among the podcast crew got the least far is where we’ll discuss up until.

For you guys? Play as you will. It’s not a very long game from what we’re hearing (2-3 hours), so if you beat it in the first week it’s not a huge deal. Otherwise I’ll try and post more specifics this Thursday or Friday so you have a more concrete idea of where to stop.

Also, please do not send us emails discussing portions of the game beyond where the book club is. We want to avoid spoilers and we don’t want to feel unable to answer your questions/respond to your comments, so if you’ve gotten ahead of everyone (which is fine!) do your best to only talk about the parts that we’ve all agreed upon. :]

Hit the break for info on how to participate in a discussion, plus other ‘Frequently Asked Questions’!


Authors: Austin, Jack, Laura

As many of you know, the podcast crew here at NintendoEverything has just wrapped up their first ever Book Club (for Video Games!), completing Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars in five weeks. This week, we unveil the final piece of this puzzle: The “Group Review”, where the three of us will write a brief summary of what we thought of the game, tied with a simple thumbs up or thumbs down.

Just a note: These aren’t necessarily meant to be totally objective, but rather a simple subjective summary of what we thought during our playthrough. Don’t hastily make a purchase based on them.

Hit the break for the reviews.

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