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Everybody loves Rayman.



Laura’s back! This episode features discussion on a lot of topics: Steamworld Dig, Super Mario 3D Land, and Bayonetta sneak into “What We Played”, the news makes its regular return, a discussion on the future of Mario ends just as it starts, and a talk about EarthBound for the Book Club rounds everything out! Also, we got the longest email we’ve ever gotten this week from a guy that’s really angry at Nintendo.

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



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One of the many topics we discussed: The 2DS.



Laura sadly had to miss another week, and Aysha couldn’t fill in! This means it’s our first two-man show ever, and I’d say that in spite of that it worked out pretty well. We kick things off with a discussion on the merits of EDGE’s ‘Top Ten Consoles’ list, followed by what we played (Super Mario 3D Land, Hotline Miami), news (2DS, Wii U price cut), listener mail, and the book club discussion on Earthbound.

This Week’s Podcast Crew: Austin and Jack



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It’ll make more sense by the end of the podcast.



Where’s Laura!? Unfortunately due to some unintentional scheduling conflicts, she had to miss this episode. Filling in for her is someone you may recognize name of “Aysha”, who takes over all of Laura’s regular duties in order to keep our podcast ship sailing. We talk about Animal Crossing vs. Harvest Moon, how Nintendo should market Wii U, and whether or not gameplay-driven games are going “out of style”– in addition to news, listener mail, etc.

Despite the temporary loss of everyone’s favorite podcast gal, I think we managed to scrape together something pretty dang good! Enjoy.

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



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I hope you guys like EarthBound…



EarthBound dominates the latter half of this week’s podcast, but we also talk a bit about Pikmin 3, DuckTales Remastered, and whether or not voice acting is always better than no voice acting. Enjoy the discussions, the listener mail, and the book club!

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



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Windows ’95.



Despite not having a book club discussion OR a listener poll (sorry!), we still manage to make it to two hours due to a lengthy discussion of Pikmin 3, tons of listener mail, and lots of news-talking. Regular show, as always!

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



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This episode in a nutshell.



A long, drawn out, meaty episode to be sure! We talk about games like Cloudberry Kingdom, Katamari Damacy, and 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors, after which we go over your weekly news, listener questions, and a discussion about the Wii U Gamepad: Has the device proven its worth yet, or are we still waiting?

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



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The podcast of apes. In a good way.



We shall call this episode the “podcast of monkeys”, for we acted like apes a lot of the time. The last five minutes of the podcast don’t even have anything to do with video games, and yet… I think it’s better that way! We do manage to discuss Lollipop Chainsaw, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Shin Megami Tensei IV for a bit, and listener mail manages to go so long that we have to push our discussion of the Wii U Gamepad to next week! Apologies, but I hope you enjoy anyway.

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



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“This is the best podcast we’ve ever done.”

~Jack



Jack says this is his favorite podcast we’ve ever done, and I’d have to say that it certainly went pretty well! Lots of talk about game design and what makes a game fun vs. boring, some discussion of Mighty Switch Force! 2, Mega Man X, and LEGO Legends of Chima, as well as lots of listener mail, your news, and a book club decision towards the end.

This Week’s Podcast Crew: Laura Jack and Austin



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Smash Bros. at EVO.



A slightly longer than usual episode features long (spoiler free!) expositions about Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, some talk about the new StreetPass Plaza games, as well as your regular news, listener mail, and a top ten list of the best Mario power-ups! Thanks for listening.

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



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Cho-Aniki. Yup.



Episode 48 sees the gang discussing all of their gaming for the week, including some talk about the art of game design relating to Fallout 3, the phallic eroticism of Cho-Aniki, and the grating sounds of Luke’s voice from Professor Layton. Listener questions and news make their return, and our wrapping-up discussion is about genres that we thought were under-represented last generation.

This Week’s Podcast Crew: THE CREW (austin jack and laura)



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