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We’re back in the saddle with the first regular episode of 2020! This week on NEP, we’re covering the big Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct, the negative response, and trying to make sense of something when we don’t really have a dog in the fight. We also accidentally talk about Star Trek and Star Wars a bit, too? Why? Oni Dino probably has the worst take you’ve ever heard involving Pokémon and Star Wars. But also the “Great Oni Dino x Galen Argument of 2020” has already begun with the incendiary question: is Pokémon now a games-as-a-service game? We’re on opposite sides of the ring, ready to duke it out.

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Happy New Year! Start off the decade on the right foot by joining Oni Dino and Galen as we predict Nintendo’s 2020! We’ve got a game with around 20 questions about Nintendo’s future and predict the outcomes. Who will be the victor? Also, there seems to be a Nintendo Direct around the corner. We want certain Smash characters as DLC and we have great, realistic arguments for why they really could be future characters. Plus, Wii U ports that make sense. And a healthy dose of Fire Emblem: Three Houses talk.

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It’s the last episode of NEP of the decade! Join Oni Dino and Galen as they give their personal awards across the nightmare-scape that is gaming in 2019. Biggest surprise, biggest embarrassment/controversy, best new character, and so much more. The gang employs a process of elimination that requires bargains, arguments, concessions and a whole lot of passive aggressive love. What will win? How will we compromise? Who won’t make it out alive?

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Hello my coffee-flavored Gooigis. This week on NEP, we’re looking back on our predictions of 2019 and seeing what we got right, wrong, and what was totally unexpected. Luigi’s Mansion 3, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Pokemon Sword and Shield and more–it’s funny how much our perspectives changed in under one year.

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Hello my beautiful indie darlings. This week on NEP, join Oni Dino and Karen on some big topics! We’re talking The Game Awards: is it really a good celebration of video games? Is it really the biggest night in gaming? We also discuss the Nindie Showcase from earlier this week (including weighing in on the Gleamlight backlash)—Reggie says it best: indies are the most important in the industry! We also chat Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Oni Dino has tips for the newly released, unconventional JRPG, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions.

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Hello my 8-bit and 16-bit beauties. This week on NEP, we accidentally pitch our ideas for the next Luigi’s Mansion game (and the next) in a fervor of excitement. Then, Oni Dino is excited about Heroland while Galen critiques Bioware’s Anthem. Oni Dino goes on to talk his love for Breath of Fire II and Galen muses on the “Zelda II Maker” update we received in Super Mario Maker 2, and what Maker could be next. We then read some listener mail leading into next week’s The Game Awards, a New Year Nintendo Direct and Super Mario Sunshine… 2?

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Hello my price droppers and discount darlings. This week on NEP, we chat about game sales, what we’ve picked up so far, what we plan to pick up and what we recommend—all discounted, of course. Galen’s enjoying Bloodstained on Switch, Oni Dino continues to synthesize in Atelier Ryza, and Waluigi’s charm is prevalent throughout the show. We’ll be doing our Game of the Year show in the near future, so send in your suggestions on what categories and awards we should have!

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Hello my happy helpers and fortune cookies! This week on NEP, Oni Dino and Galen are talking The Game Awards, the industry and mobile monetization schemes. We chat about the nominees, snubs, predictions for Nintendo and past instances—new Smash DLC fighter? Metroid? Bayonetta? Who knows! Let’s keep it logical, though.
Then we tackle Animal Crossing Pocket Camp getting a subscription service with a very opinionated argument over if free-to-play games like these should even be considered games. We finish things off with some Pokemon talk on the new designs, and the Gizmodo situation in our listener mail segment.

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Hello my poison and fairy types! This week on NEP, Oni Dino is a bit unhinged but we make it work! Galen chats Terry Bogard and Luigi’s Mansion impressions while Oni Dino continues grinding the gears in Destiny Connect. We then discuss the Phanpy in the room and give our opinions on the Pokemon Sword / Shield controversy and how people are handling things on social media. And who can forget the big star of turning around 2019: Sonic the hedgehog.

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This week, the podcast is sponsored by Koei Tecmo. Check out Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, out now on Nintendo Switch.

Hello, my Norman Reeduses and Freaky Fetuses! This week on NEP, we celebrate Terry Bogard’s debut in Smash with lots of creativity flowing; we muse on ideas for licensed anime games like Food Wars Shokugeki no Soma, Trigun, Sailor Moon… We also kick the show off with some chat about general media—I promise there’s structure to this show. Galen talks his captivation with Luigi’s Mansion 3, Oni Dino is charmed by Destiny Connect, and general banter continues. “C’mon!”

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This week, the podcast is sponsored by Koei Tecmo. Check out Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, out now on Nintendo Switch.