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17 episodes in and we’ve already started to get lazy with the show format! We end up getting through news and all of the regular stuff this week, in addition to a saturated discussion about whether the Wii U is “next gen” or not, and round things off by discussing the things we wish the Wii U could do after spending a week with it.




As always, thank you guys for your questions, and if you want to submit some for next week use our email address ([email protected]) or keep an eye on our Facebook page. I always ask for questions a few hours before we record!


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If you want to know all about the Wii U, this is the episode to watch! We talk about our impressions of ZombiU, NSMBU, Sonic All Stars Racing, SiNG Party, Nintend0 Land, and Call of Duty Black Ops 2. It’s all Wii U, all the time! And some regular news, of course…




Nothing too much to say about this one other than that it was a very good, clean podcast! Thanks for the questions all, and we hope you enjoy hearing our impressions of all the games and features.

~Austin


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This week the podcast crew discusses all of the great news, reminisces about the Wii, and tests their knowledge of top ten lists by trying to guess which games/items topped all eight categories from our send-off to the Wii!



Update: Man I just feel so exhausted tonight! Because of that, I won’t be wrapping up part 3 of the Wii feature thing until tomorrow night. Which is probably for the better because then I can include Patrick! For now, just enjoy this podcast. :]

Turns out that when you do a podcast after writing and coding for seven hours some parts don’t stay quite as on-topic as they should! We still got through the news, but the discussion and list were a little lackluster this week! Next week we should be back to normal.

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Topics

Is New Super Mario Bros. U going to “New Super Mario Bros.” us?
Twilight Princess Quiz Show Fun Time!

Goodness this was a funny show! I can honestly say I didn’t expect things to turn out the way they did, but hey, sometimes surprise is best served unexpectedly. We got a new mic as well so the audio quality is GREATLY improved… but that also means you can hear Laura eating popcorn way too loudly sometimes! Ah well. Thanks to 5th Cell for those great Scribblenauts hats!

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Note: I’m posting this now because I’m leaving to go do Halloween-y things now (yea, on a Sunday– I spent my Saturday doing this podcast for you!). I’ll sticky it overnight and all that good stuff.

Despite this episode being recorded at 1AM, I think it was actually pretty good! Maybe we should do more of them really late at night… We discussed ZombiU (and whether it’s going to “Red Steel” us), do all of the regular segments, and give our top five scariest games that we’ve played!

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I’m not writing out the minutes this week because it’s late and I’m tired, but I think you guys will find this episode up to par! We talk news, introduce a new segment (“This week in news… five years ago!”), and then rush through the last three segments because we realize news/what we played took way too long! Good stuff overall.

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~Austin



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Topics this week include DLC (and when it’s unacceptable!), game worlds we’d want to explore in virtual reality, Resident Evil 6, and as always: news, what we played, complaint corner, and GTGWTMIGY.


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Topic: Was Skyward Sword really that great?

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A huge thank you to all you guys and gals who listen to us. I had no idea there were so many of you and I’m absolutely floored by the numbers we got in for last week’s episode! If you need ANYTHING from the podcast gang please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]

[00:03:15] What We Played – Austin, Laura, Jack, Max, Nick
[00:06:32] News – Details about Wii U games, PETA being silly, no 1080p (?), more.
[00:30:45] Discussion 1 – Where do you draw the line on DLC?
[00:48:15] Complaint Corner – Mostly about Resident Evil 6
[00:55:42] Guess the game with the media I give you – Image here.
[01:03:48] Top ten list – Three game worlds we would love to explore in virtual reality



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One away from the tenth episode, which is the one on which I said I’d start putting these on iTunes like you’ve all asked me to. I haven’t gotten any closer to figuring out how to manage that, but I’ve certainly gotten quicker at putting these together! Here’s the rundown for this week’s episode:

[1:05] What We Played – Austin, Jack, Aysha, Laura
[3:21] News – NSMB2 DLC, Platinum Games Speaks Out, Banjo Kazooie Successor
[23:01] Discussion #1 – How’s New Super Mario Bros. U shaping up? Images we talked about: Image 1, Image 2
[29:36] Discussion #2 – Trend Setters vs. Followers, AKA “Why Austin Loves Nintendo”
[42:46] Complain Corner – Not much going on here this week.
[44:06] Guess the Game With the Media I Give You: Here’s the image for this week. Play along if you so desire!
[47:54] Top Ten List: The Top Five Most Atmospheric Video Games, According to the Podcast Guys


How to fix 2D Mario games, Sony versus the Wii U, Wii U’s (non)existent achievement system– PLUS our top five games that would make utterly horrible movies (and who we would cast in them!).

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At one point during the podcast, Jack said (in reference to New Super Mario Bros. Wii) that he “could have just found” a secret I was talking about, but he just didn’t WANT to. I challenged him to try finding it after the show and he agreed to give it a shot.

He was unable to locate it.

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What we played: Laura, Jack, and Austin  -{3:55}-

News: Reasons to buy ZombiU, Wii U processor power, Platinum Games responds to criticism, more -{8:05}-

Discussion 1: How to “fix” 2D Mario -{25:00}-

Discussion 2: PS3+Vita can do everything the Wii U can do? (Thanks to Osobari for some insight on this!) -{37:03}-

Discussion 3: Achievements on Wii U? (Thanks to Alex for the idea!) -{43:12}-

Complaint Corner: Wii U Launch Games, People Thinking the SNES is Better Than N64, more -{45:15}-

Guess the Game With the Media I Give You: Image here. Play along at the time specified! -{49:15}-

Top Ten List: Our top 5 games that would translate into really terrible movies. -{54:09}-