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Great content!!

By N64Josh - Nov 14 2019
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These guys put out amazing content week after week!

Really cool!

By Most innovative - Sep 10 2019
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This really is for GX fans to hear more about the GX crew outside of their videos!

iTunes Ratings

272 Ratings
Average Ratings
239
19
7
4
3

Great content!!

By N64Josh - Nov 14 2019
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These guys put out amazing content week after week!

Really cool!

By Most innovative - Sep 10 2019
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This really is for GX fans to hear more about the GX crew outside of their videos!

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Real Talk - Episode 117: Bowsette Conquers the World

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In Episode 117, we talk about Princess Bowser in the Super Mario Odyssey artbook, Castlevania Requiem coming exclusively to PS4, Sony adding crossplay to Fortnite, Kingdom Hearts 3's celebrity cast list, and more!

Major topics include:

1)Our thoughts on Bowsette
2)How our parents treated our gaming habits?
3)Our thoughts on mobile games

Oct 01 2018

1hr 39mins

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Real Talk - Episode 165: Ring Fitness Plan

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In Episode 165, we talk about Sega's plans for more Sonic animated shorts, The Last of Us Part 2's delay, the joke that is Fallout 1st, the new trailer for Persona 5 Scramble, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Our thoughts on long livestream marketing stunts
2) Has a game ever been over-hyped for us?
3) What would we want to see in Okami 2?

Bonus Game: Fire Emblem Crit Quotes!

Oct 28 2019

1hr 32mins

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Real Talk - Episode 118: Frustration Station

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In Episode 118, we talk about Castlevania Requiem's lack of the original Symphony of the Night translation, Sony possibly preparing to allow users to change their PSN name, Splatoon 2's Splatoween, the live action Mega Man and Monster Hunter movies, and more!

Major topics include:

1)Our drink preferences
2)What was the most frustrating game we ever completed
3)How much should remakes change from the original?

Oct 08 2018

1hr 40mins

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Real Talk - Episode 98: In Which We Forget to Thank You for 900k Subscribers

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In Episode 98, we give our thoughts on Super Mario Odyssey's new costumes, Kirby Star Allies new Dream Friends, Dragon Quest XI's North American release date, the Switch hitting 4 million units sold in Japan, and more!

Major Topics include:
1)What difficulty settings do we use?
2)Does the time of year affect what games we play?
3)Is a strong opening or strong ending more important?

Apr 02 2018

1hr 21mins

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Real Talk 03 - Dr. Dre

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In Episode 3 of GameXplain Real Talk, we discuss games we've been playing like Metroid Zero Mission and Uncharted 3, news abut Crash Bandicoot maybe coming back, Nintendo Account & Miitomo websites opening, the Pokemon Super Bowl ad placing #1, and more!

Major Topics Include:
1) Is Mario better in 2D or 3D?
2) Favorite Video Game Cartoons
3) Our favorite game music

Feb 22 2016

1hr 38mins

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Real Talk - Episode 97: VirginWolf 2: The Origin of VirginWolf

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In Episode 97, we give our thoughts on the Smash Bros. Switch Invitational, Phil Spencer open to Banjo-Kazooie in Smash, Hori's left d-pad Joy-Con, the synopsis of the Mega Man cartoon, and more!

Major Topics include:
1)Should developers like Sakurai be able to step away from their big series?
2)What one 3rd party character would we pick for Smash from certain publishers?
3)Our stories behind embarrassing screen names

Mar 27 2018

1hr 32mins

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Real Talk - Episode 35: Switching Things Up

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In Episode 35, we touch briefly on the Switch, Beyond Good & Evil 2's premise, Pikachu as Mario, Samsung's YouTube Takedown notice, and tons more!

Major Topics include:
1)Tips for a good night's sleep
2)The top 5 3DS games on our playtime list
3)Our thoughts on Midnight console launches

Oct 24 2016

1hr 36mins

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Real Talk - Episode 95: An Inkling of Smash

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It's been a while but we're back with Episode 95 as we give our thoughts on Nintendo's latest patents, the price of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch, the change to My Nintendo, the possibility of Diablo 3 on Switch, and more!

Major Topics include:
1)How do we deal with jerks?
2)Our favorite bad games with good soundtracks

Mar 12 2018

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Real Talk - Episode 164: Episode 164 - Old Man Scroll Bar

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In Episode 164, we talk about Nintendo distancing themselves from Blizzard, Sonic's (unlikely) new movie design leak, Tekken's producer telling Smash fans to cool it, the reveal of the Analogue Pocket, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What's our thought process when it comes to reviewing bad games?
2) Does censorship in games affect our enjoyment?
3) What have we dressed up as for Halloween?

Bonus Game: Chinese Game Names!

Oct 22 2019

1hr 29mins

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Real Talk - Episode 94: Burn to the Ground

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In Episode 94 we give our thoughts on the delay of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 New Game + update, the Mega Man X Collection potentially being split in two, the rumor that Spyro is getting an HD remake, the new Kingdom Hearts 3 information, and more!

Major Topics include:
1)What do we think of Devilman Crybaby?
2)Our favorite candies
3)What Playstation 4 games would we recommend?

Feb 19 2018

1hr 16mins

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Real Talk - Episode 21: The Intention of an Oreo

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In Episode 21 we talk the Game of Thrones finale, more on Mighty No 9, Splatoon's Final Splat Fest, Final Fantasy 7 Monopoly, and more gaming more!

Major Topics include:
1) Games that aren't as good as we remember?
2)Favorite Snack
3) Do Protagonists need backstory?

Jul 04 2016

1hr 52mins

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Real Talk - Episode 41: You Are Not Worthless

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In Episode 41, we talk about Mega Man coming to iOS, Pokémon Go adding Gen 2 Pokémon, Yooka-Laylee's Wii U cancellation, the Super Nintendo World concept art, and much more!

Major Topics include:
1)Do we listen to anything while we work?
2)How do we feel about video game pricing?
3)Our worst fears
4)Have we had any health benefits from games?
5)Do we know anyone with disabilities that have learned to cope with them?

Dec 19 2016

1hr 44mins

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Real Talk - Episode 36: Now You're Podcasting With Power

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In Episode 36, we discuss Pokémon Sun & Moon being the most pre-ordered Nintendo game ever, the news that Klonoa is getting a movie, Final Fantasy XV going gold, and tons more!

Major Topics include:
1) Do we think of ourselves as this generation's Nintendo Power?
2)Our Creepiest or scariest moment
3)Is it hard keeping game industry secrets?
4) Our favorite recent gaming announcement

Oct 31 2016

1hr 13mins

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Real Talk - Episode 29: Born Again Pizza

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In Episode 29, we discuss Final Fantasy XV's ever-growing list of DLC, the Playstation Plus price increase, Nintendo acquiring JESNET, Pokémon Go's loss of 10 million active users, and Mario's cameo at the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony.

Major Topics include:
1) Video game characters that deserve their own TV show
2)Funny & interesting stories from retail
3) Our 3 Favorite Games on Wii U

Aug 29 2016

1hr 20mins

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Real Talk - Episode 81: Odyssey, Ya See

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In Episode 81 we talk about Andre's Mind-Blowing review of Super Mario Odyssey, the Japanese Sonic Forces demo, the end of the Kinect, the Switch's new ability to use GameCube controllers, and Dragon Ball FighterZ North American release date.

Major Topics include:
1)Do online playthroughs of new games affect our enjoyment?
2)What other games would receive a Mind-Blowing rating?
3)What's the worst spoiler we ever encountered?

Oct 30 2017

1hr 22mins

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Real Talk - Episode 37: These Topics SUCK

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In Episode 37, we discuss the recent Animal Crossing Direct, a hidden swear in Mario Kart 8, Deadpool's director is helping the live-action Sonic movie, and much more!

Major Topics include:
1) How do we organize our discussions?
2)Do we have any merchandise for sale?
3)Our bad experiences with service
4)Which has better atmosphere? Luigi's Mansion or Dark Moon?

Nov 07 2016

1hr 26mins

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Real Talk - Episode 17: Do the Duty

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This week we discuss the "speculative" Nintendo MH, the rumored 2 new Xbox consoles, Mega Man cartoon, the Mighty #9 Trailer, and more!

Major Topics include:
1) Mario Galaxy 1 vs Mario Galaxy 2
2) Thoughts on PC Gaming
3) Most embarrassing moments

May 30 2016

1hr 37mins

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Real Talk - Episode 133: 99 Problems But Tetris Ain’t One

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In Episode 133, we talk about Tetris 99's surprise release, Hollow Knight's sequel getting announced, Activision Blizzard laying off over 800 employees, Capcom releasing a ton of music to Spotify, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Do we prefer shorter or longer games?
2) What's it like for us to cover Nintendo Directs?
3) What games would be improved by only changing the art style?

Feb 18 2019

1hr 12mins

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Real Talk - Episode 23: What's Old is New Again

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What year are we in?! This week we talk the NES Classic, Pokemon Go, and Ghostbusters?! We also discuss Darkrai coming to Pokken Tournament, Universal Japan’s Nintendo Area exceeding Harry Potter, and more!

Major Topics include:
1) Would we get a gaming tattoo?
2) What other game franchises should have a Pokemon Go-style app?
3) What do we name our in-game characters or avatars?
4) What is the worst part of your favorite video game? Th

Jul 18 2016

1hr 37mins

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Real Talk - Episode 63: Ugh, Bug!

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In Episode 63 we talk about the confirmed Mario Kart ride at Super Nintendo World, Sonic Mania's new level, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2's announcement, Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT coming to PS4, and the return of Bubsy!

Major Topics include:
1)Our Thoughts on the Samurai Jack finale
2)Is Breath of the Wild in our Top 5 Zelda games?
3)What other classic video game characters do we want revived?
4)How do we deal with fatigue at E3?

Jun 13 2017

1hr 46mins

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Real Talk - Episode 170: Kids These Days

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In Episode 170, we talk about the Kingdom Hearts Re:Mind trailer, the leak of Resident Evil 3 Remake, Switch Online getting more games, Monkey Ball getting held hostage, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Our Top 5 Playstation Exclusives
2) Who would we want to see take the lead in a main franchise?
3) What Switch games deserve/need free updates?

Bonus Game: Kids Choice Awards Snubs!

Dec 09 2019

1hr 27mins

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Real Talk - Episode 169: Lessons in Galarian Slang

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In Episode 169, we talk about the reveal of Half-Life: Alyx, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp getting a subscription service, Google Stadia's rough launch, the sales success of Pokémon Sword & Shield, and more!

Major topics include:
1) How do we feel about remakes winning Game of the Year?
2) What do we want from Pokémon in the future?
3) Could video games be used to change the perspective of certain groups?

Bonus Game: British Slang!

Nov 25 2019

1hr 28mins

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Real Talk - Episode 168: Metroid's Bizarre Adventure

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In Episode 168, we talk about the delay of the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection, Shovel Knight: King of Cards release date, the new Sonic movie design, the first transgender hero from a major developer, the Stadia's launch line-up, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Would we rather Nintendo focus on old IPs or new ones exclusively?
2) Thoughts on reviews showing how well parents and kids can play together?
3) Do we prefer modern or retro gaming?

Bonus Game: Quizlevania!

Nov 18 2019

1hr 30mins

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Real Talk - Episode 167: A Terry-ific Week

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In Episode 167, we mistakenly refer to the episode as 166 and talk about the release of Terry Bogard in Smash Ultimate, Playtonic not being acquired by Microsoft, No More Heroes 3's progress, the reveal of Overwatch 2, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Is postgame content necessary for a game to be great?
2) Could Metroid work as a survival horror game?
3) What hated characters have we grown to love?

Bonus Game: Pokédex Entries!

Nov 11 2019

1hr 24mins

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Real Talk - Episode 166: Games Are for Discussing, Not Playing!

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In Episode 166, we talk about the new Terminator, Mario Kart Tour's multiplayer beta, why Mario Kart Wii keeps selling, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Is living in different time zones a problem for GX?
2) Which video game character represents you?
3) Have we made or lost any friends over a game?

Nov 04 2019

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Real Talk - Episode 165: Ring Fitness Plan

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In Episode 165, we talk about Sega's plans for more Sonic animated shorts, The Last of Us Part 2's delay, the joke that is Fallout 1st, the new trailer for Persona 5 Scramble, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Our thoughts on long livestream marketing stunts
2) Has a game ever been over-hyped for us?
3) What would we want to see in Okami 2?

Bonus Game: Fire Emblem Crit Quotes!

Oct 28 2019

1hr 32mins

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Real Talk - Episode 164: Episode 164 - Old Man Scroll Bar

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In Episode 164, we talk about Nintendo distancing themselves from Blizzard, Sonic's (unlikely) new movie design leak, Tekken's producer telling Smash fans to cool it, the reveal of the Analogue Pocket, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What's our thought process when it comes to reviewing bad games?
2) Does censorship in games affect our enjoyment?
3) What have we dressed up as for Halloween?

Bonus Game: Chinese Game Names!

Oct 22 2019

1hr 29mins

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Real Talk - Episode 163: Ash Sells His Voice

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In Episode 163, we talk about the reveal of Galarian Ponyta, Sony giving more details on the PS5, Doom Eternal getting delayed, the release date of Brain Age for Switch, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What games left us with more questions than answers?
2) What moments in games left us utterly hooked?
3) Of the 160 physically released Wii U games, how many do we own?

Bonus Game: Pokémon TCG Attacks!

Oct 14 2019

1hr 26mins

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Real Talk - Episode 162: Untitled Game of the Year

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In Episode 162, we talk about The Pokémon Company stealing our precious time, our thoughts on Mario Kart Tour, Mario & Luigi's developer unfortunately entering bankruptcy, and a Goose dethroning Zelda!

Major topics include:
1) Our thoughts on downloading legacy ROMs
2) What should Playtonic work on next?
3) Our favorite game of the years so far!

Bonus Game: Failing at figuring out Pokémon based on the Japanese titles!

Oct 08 2019

1hr 24mins

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Real Talk - Episode 161: Dragon Love

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In Episode 161, we talk about how everyone should be playing Dragon Quest XI S, a 24 hour Pokémon livestream, The Last of Us Part II getting a release date, the trademark for Klonoa Encore, Mario Kart Tour's release, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Our thoughts on State of Play and Inside Xbox
2) How do we deal with problematic creators?

Bonus Game! Best Selling 3rd Party Titles!

Sep 30 2019

1hr 24mins

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Real Talk - Episode 160: Canadian Exports

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In Episode 160, we talk about the Tokyo Game Show trailers for Project Resistance and Final Fantasy 7 Remake, the new Ring Fit Adventure, Sakurai's ambition with Smash Ultimate, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Our expectations for the new round of Smash Fighters
2) Will Banjo-Kazooie gets ports, a remake, or new games?
3) How we deal with people criticizing our skill level

Bonus Game! Real Talk Titles!

Sep 16 2019

1hr 29mins

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Real Talk - Episode 159: Pity Happiness

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In Episode 159, we talk about Dragon Quest 1-3 coming to Switch in Japan, new NES & SNES releases for Switch Online no longer being monthly, Nintendo's latest Joy-Con patent, their mystery accessory tease, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What was the most surprising reveal of the Direct?
2) What cut content from a game would we like to see return?
3) What characters do we like from games or genres we don't play?

Bonus Game! Who Said What?

Sep 09 2019

1hr 14mins

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Real Talk - Episode 158: Key Slime Pie

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In Episode 158, we talk about the taste of Slimes, Untitled Goose Game getting a release date, the reveals of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection and Shovel Knight Dig, the release of Pokémon Masters, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What characters do we find annoying or insensitive?
2) What cancelled game hurt the most?

Bonus Game! Pokémon Moves!

Sep 05 2019

1hr 15mins

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Real Talk - Episode 157: That Sunshine Tease

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In Episode 157, we talk about the title reveal of Shantae and the Seven Sirens, the surprise reveal of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, Dragon Quest XI S's huge demo, Nintendo's mysterious Mario render, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What games would we erase from our memories to enjoy again?
2) What themes do we want to see in Tetris 99?
3) What games released on the wrong system?

Bonus Game! ESRB Descriptions!

Aug 26 2019

1hr 19mins

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Real Talk - Episode 156: Ash Hates His Friends

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In Episode 156, we talk about Indivisible and Grandia HD Collection's release dates, DuckTales Remastered getting delisted, Dragon Quest XI S getting a demo, the ESA teaming up with Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft on microtransactions, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Do we ever restart RPGs despite being half finished?
2) What Game Boy games do we want remade?
3) Our Top 3 favorite movies

Bonus Game! How many Mario levels?

Aug 12 2019

1hr 32mins

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Real Talk - Episode 155: Andre, the Living Commenter

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In Episode 155, we talk Crash Team Racing's new microtransactions, our impressions of Hero in Smash Ultimate, EA's lack of faith in the Switch, Iwata-san's possible localization, the Game Trials program, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What indie developer would we want to work on a Nintendo game?
2) What would we want from a new 2D Mario game?
3) Has a demo ever changed our opinion on a game?

Bonus Game! Guess the Review Score!

Aug 05 2019

1hr 34mins

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Real Talk - Episode 154: Nintendo is Eternally DOOMed

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In Episode 154, we talk about the Joy-Con drifting issues affecting the Switch and Nintendo's response to them, the release of a new Japanese book looking back on the life of Satoru Iwata, the surprise announcement of Rockman X DiVE for mobile, Team Chaos winning Splatoon 2's final Splatfest, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Should games be priced differently according to metrics like content, genre, and graphics, or is it purely down to the player to decide if a game is worth $60 to them?
2) Has a game's graphics and/or art style ever been the sole basis for our becoming interested or disinterested in playing it?
3) What are our thoughts on shelling out more cash for special and collector's editions of games, and what are the best special editions we own?

Jul 30 2019

1hr 16mins

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Real Talk - Episode 153: Hidden Megas

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In Episode 153, we talk the final Splatoon 2 Splatfest and how much work has been done on Splatoon 3, Detective Pikachu becoming the highest grossing video game adaptation, Luigi's Mansion 3's release date, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz's remake, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Could a Switch Pro launch alongside Breath of the Wild 2?
2) Do we go on media blackout for certain games?
3) Are there any games we avoid due to addictiveness?

Bonus Game! Date the Game!

Jul 23 2019

1hr 41mins

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Real Talk - Episode 152: Into the Pupper-verse

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In Episode 152, we talk about the modest revision for the Nintendo Switch, a ratings board listing for Super Monkey Ball, Cuphead's animated series on Netflix, the Turbografx-16 Mini line-up, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What real-life person would we want in Smash Ultimate?
2) What was our worst impulse game purchase?

Bonus Game! Know Your Mario Maker!

Jul 15 2019

1hr 23mins

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Real Talk - Episode 151: Shantae for Smash

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In Episode 151, we talk about Studio Trigger's animated opening for Shantae 5, the reveal of River City Girls, Jon's discovery of Outset Island in Breath of the Wild, the lack of a National Dex in Pokémon Sword & Shield, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What updates would we like to see in Mario Maker 2?
2) What kind of game music do we tend to listen to?
3) What other hobbies do we have?

Bonus Game! Who Tweeted That?

Jul 08 2019

1hr 32mins

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