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[Nintendo Everything Podcast] – episode #47 – Untitled Goose at Nintendo France bans Dragon Quest Hero in Smash

Posted on September 29, 2019 by (@Oni_Dino) in Podcast

Hello, my geese and goslings! This week on NEP we’ve got some controversial and complex talking points: Hero being banned then unbanned in official Nintendo France tournaments (and what constitutes an OP character or a ban), Mario Kart Tour and the success and failure of mobile games and how that affects genuine gaming, and the Switch Lite launching on the market. We then get some great listener mail sent to us and we blather on there, too, because complex issues require complex analysis.

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  • 05:16 – Adventure Log: Untitled Goose Game, Boderlands 3 and Chasm
  • 20something? – Hero controversy in Smash Bros Ultimate brought to a head by Nintendo France banning then quickly unbanning him and ALL future DLC characters. We do a big strong feelings. Also, generally speaking, is it ever a good idea to ban a character at all? We muse.
  • 51:39 – Mario Kart Tour. Success and failure? Huge downloads that aren’t turning into too much revenue sorta. But also Gold Pass Subscription… We’re really mixed on this.
  • 1:03:24 – Switch Lite launches and is very successful! And Galen spreads misinformation. Oni reprimands.
  • 1:12:29 – Additional DLC
  • 1:18:04 – Listener mail! Xenoblade Chronicles Dilemma Edition. Then microtransactions, country-wide bans, and the social science of this growing issue in the games industry.
  • 1:42:10 – Oni Dino’s dumb story this week in Shinjuku.

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