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Radio Free Nintendo is Nintendo World Report's official weekly podcast. Every week, NWR's staff discuss everything Nintendo from the latest releases to classic games.

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Radio Free Nintendo is Nintendo World Report's official weekly podcast. Every week, NWR's staff discuss everything Nintendo from the latest releases to classic games.

iTunes Ratings

364 Ratings
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Awesome podcast

By Kejomo - Feb 19 2019
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I only wish there was a way I could email them to tell them how much I love the show.

The best tub time podcast

By Morningshark - Oct 25 2018
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Great to listen to during tub time

iTunes Ratings

364 Ratings
Average Ratings
301
23
10
11
19

Awesome podcast

By Kejomo - Feb 19 2019
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I only wish there was a way I could email them to tell them how much I love the show.

The best tub time podcast

By Morningshark - Oct 25 2018
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Great to listen to during tub time
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Radio Free Nintendo

Latest release on Jan 18, 2020

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Radio Free Nintendo is Nintendo World Report's official weekly podcast. Every week, NWR's staff discuss everything Nintendo from the latest releases to classic games.

Rank #1: RFN Presents: The Famicast 39 - ZELDA DIES

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  • New business talking about Hyrule Warriors, fighting games and even some mobile Bust-a-Move.
  • A look into the New 3DS on top of other Japanese happenings in the news.
  • Another game of Fake or Real and a Life in Japan segment about baseball in Japan!

Sep 04 2014

1hr 33mins

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Rank #2: Episode 389: Best Practices

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  • New Business: James finally played Super Mario 3D World, Guillaume finally played Xenoblade Chronicles, Jonny revisits Resogun, Jon discovers Battlefield 4 and brains melt as Rec-Rec makes an appearance.
  • Listener Mail: Enjoying bad games, GamePad showcases, the GCN controller for Smash Bros., and RFN as part of your daily grooming ritual.

Jul 06 2014

1hr 48mins

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Rank #3: Episode 505: Switchmas Presents

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FEATURING: Our reaction to the Nintendo Switch presentation, moments after it concluded. We discuss the price, Mario, Zelda, Xenoblade, Arms, an how weird this presentation was.

Jan 13 2017

2hr 20mins

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Rank #4: Episode 496: Mighty Switch Facts!

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FEATURING:
  • All the news about the Nintendo Switch!
  • Reactions to the news
  • Emails: game size and storage, quality of the reveal, the missing camera+mic, and the future of portable-sized games

Oct 21 2016

1hr 48mins

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Rank #5: Episode 488: I Need the Good Rocks, and I Don't Mean Geodude

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FEATURING:
  • Gui still on vacay.
  • New Business: Pokemon Y, Monster Hunter, Blastball, R-Type, The Battle Cats POP!.
  • Listener Mail: good causes, physical releases of digital games, multi-device homes in the world of NX, and our battle stations

Aug 07 2016

1hr 49mins

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Rank #6: Episode 455: Winds of Thunder Round

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FEATURING:
  • Shorter, all-listener mail episode for Thanksgiving this week, covering topics from the future of RPGs on NX to playing old RPGs on retro consoles.

Nov 29 2015

1hr 19mins

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Rank #7: Episode 361: Slap Happy

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FEATURING:
  • The full team returns for a controversial New Business segment followed by your deeply probing questions on getting old while listening to Pokemon soundtracks on your Steam Box

Dec 08 2013

2hr 8mins

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Rank #8: Episode 567: Revealed Preferred

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FEATURING:
  • (00:02:18) New Business - Rime. (00:06:12) Streets of Red, Burly Men at Sea. (00:16:49) Ikaruga, Spike. (00:23:02) The Mummy Demastered.
  • (00:43:43) Listener Mail - Game announcement timing. (01:03:04) Collections vs VC. (01:20:43) Euro Nintendo Land.

Apr 15 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #9: Episode 481: Breath of the E3

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  • Radio Free Nintendo's reaction to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Ever Oasis, and much more from E3 2016.

Jun 17 2016

2hr 4mins

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Rank #10: Episode 388: Visitation Rights

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FEATURING:
  • New Business this week is mostly about Shovel Knight, but we also touch on The Wonderful 101 and the streetpass function in Tomodachi Life.
  • In Listener Mail, we talk about the format of Nintendo's E3 show, we explain Miyamoto's projects and we explain the new role of gaming journalism. We get to hear a painful story from a listener. We four dudes then talk female representation at Nintendo. And we end with our thoughts on the Digital Deluxe Promotion!

Jun 29 2014

1hr 53mins

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Rank #11: Episode 569: Thoughts of Your Head Underwater

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FEATURING:
  • (00:03:10) New Business - Nintendo Labo Variety Kit.
  • (00:23:15) Bombslinger
  • (00:30:10) Graceful Explosion Machine
  • (00:37:00) Stikbold - A Dodgeball Adventure
  • (00:44:35) NOT TALKING Yakuza 6 or Radiant Histora - yet
  • (00:45:57) Elder Scrolls III: Morowind on Xbox One and V: Skyrim for PSVR.
  • (01:09:16) Listener Mail - Nintendo names a new president.
  • (01:36:00) Listener Mail - What really is Quality of Life?

Apr 29 2018

2hr 3mins

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Rank #12: Episode 413: Strip Club Regulars

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FEATURING:
  • It's a real packed episode this week, as it's time for our annual Top 5 Games of the Year! But first, we discuss the 01-14-2015 Nintendo Direct!

Jan 19 2015

2hr 44mins

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Rank #13: Episode 492: I Can Do a Lot of Things with One Hand

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FEATURING:
  • Jon's away so it's a three-man episode.
  • New Business: Vampire: Master of Darkness, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Monster Hunter Generations, Nova-111, New 3DS Grieving.
  • Thunder-ish Listener Mail segment that picks up the pace after the Super Mario Run news discussion.

Sep 11 2016

2hr 4mins

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Rank #14: RFN 400: The Highlights

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FEATURING:
  • RFN listeners selected many of the best moments from over eight years of the podcast. Hear them all again (or for the first time) in this convenient highlight reel!

Oct 06 2014

35mins

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Rank #15: Episode 493: A Worthy Entry to Your Nintendo Pinball Collection

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FEATURING:
  • Subbing for Greg this week: our good friend Jonny Metts!
  • New Business: Picross 3D Round 2, Rive, NESBox, Metroid Prime Pinball, MegaMan Legends and the New 3DS's 3D.
  • Listener Mail: Release date delays, Piracy on 3DS, and Nuanced Storytelling.

Sep 18 2016

1hr 57mins

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Rank #16: NWR Chat Episode 1, Season 1: A New Hope

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FEATURING:
  • Not only is Jon on the podcast this week: he's hosting it in James' absence! Dr Metts sits in the fourth chair.
  • This week's New Business covers the end of Wii U production, Gui comparing platformers with Sonic CD and Freedom Planet, Greg dealing with a buggy F-Zero X on Virtual Console, and Jonny diving deeper into Dragon Quest VII with a little Rhythm Thief thrown in for good measure.
  • After the break it's Listener Mail. Our resident pre-order expert Jonny Metts advises us on whether or not we should pre-order Switch, and we also analyze potential Switch launch SKUs, prices, and games. We then discuss the small marketing window leading up to Switch launch, and whether or not there will be a successor to the Nintendo 3DS.

Nov 14 2016

2hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Episode 494: A Totally Satisfactory Podcast

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FEATURING:
  • Subbing for Jon this week is NWR overlord Neal Ronaghan!
  • New Business: Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls, Picross 3D Round 2, Dragon Quest VII, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Zangeki no Regenleiv.
  • Listener Mail: New 3DS exclusives/3DS ports, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball for mobile, the future of Camelot Software Planning, Zelda as the harbinger of a console's demise, what the hell is Miitopia, and the soothing sounds of the Kirby Cafe.

Oct 02 2016

2hr 20mins

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Rank #18: Episode 565: High Stakes Wiiware Gamble

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FEATURING:
  • (00:02:59) New Business - The Alliance Alive. (00:09:20) The End is Nigh, Toki Tori. (00:18:48) Sea of Thieves. (00:51:24) Atelier Lydie and Suellel. (01:05:18) Axiom Verge.
  • (01:15:49) Listener Mail - Keeping the Wii U around. (01:43:23) Pokemon on Switch.

Apr 02 2018

2hr 16mins

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Rank #19: Episode 484: Jon Lindemann's Tubtime PokeStop

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FEATURING:
  • Michael Cole joins us in place of Gui this week.
  • New Business: Pokken Tournament, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, Phonex Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice, Severed, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and Pokemon Go.
  • Listener Mail: The Zelda Formula, Unreal Engine 3's woes on Wii U, and why MyNintendo rewards are crap.

Jul 10 2016

2hr 17mins

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Rank #20: Episode 458: Auguratio Ex Japonicum

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  • Yearly Top 5 and yearly predictions segment, all in one!

Jan 10 2016

2hr 21mins

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Episode 656: Top 1010 of the Decade

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  • (00:03:17) Our top tens of the decade, 10 to 6. (00:29:32) Five. (00:51:59) Four.
  • (01:12:53) Three. (01:45:36) Two. (02:18:36) One and honorable mentions.

Jan 18 2020

3hr 4mins

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Episode 655: Bringing that Big Lindemann Energy

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  • (00:03:01) New Business - Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. (00:23:11) Space Invader news, New Super Lucky's Tale. (00:44:00) Guacamelee! 2.
  • (00:59:33) January 9th 2020 Pokemon Direct.
  • (01:31:00) Our Top Fives of 2020! Number 5. (01:43:48) Number 4. (01:52:35) Number 3. (02:04:56) Number 2. (02:22:05) Number 1 and honorable mentions.

Jan 12 2020

2hr 47mins

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Episode 654: The Reverse Jinx

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  • (00:02:46) New Business - The Gardens Between. (00:17:34) Pokemon Sword and Shield. (00:29:15) Darius Cozmic Collection. (00:45:36) Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2. (01:09:06) James' random game stream. (01:14:31) SEGA AGES Phantasy Star. (01:26:38) KUUKIYOMI: Consider It!

Jan 05 2020

1hr 48mins

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Episode 653: Swallower-In-Chief

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  • (00:11:06) New Business - Sega Ages Phantasy Star, Demon's Tilt. (00:24:47) Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition. (00:49:32) Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Shovel Knight: Showdown.
  • (01:10:00) Listener Mail - Where is SMTV? (00:32:09) We horrify Miyamoto. (01:23:20) Best year of the decade. (01:45:02) Making the next ULTIMATE game (02:13:37) CSI: Mushroom Kingdom

Dec 21 2019

2hr 31mins

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Episode 652: Notanyfe, Anyfe, Thatsanyfe

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  • (00:05:09) Listener Mail - Our Pokemon region. (00:32:09) We horrify Miyamoto. (00:52:48) Old games as a service.
  • (01:30:23) New Business - Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. (01:42:18) Sega Ages Phantasy Star. (01:59:03) Shovel Knight: King of Cards.

Dec 15 2019

2hr 32mins

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Episode 651: Identifying Your Sugar Daddy

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  • (00:03:44) New Business - Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition on Switch. (00:13:38) Pokemon Sword and Shield. (00:21:42) Grandia HD Collection. (00:43:48) New Super Lucky's Tale. (00:48:22) Bloodstained Switch patch 1/2. (00:54:31) The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake. (01:04:29) Super Mario Maker 2 finally gets Spike. (01:12:22) SNES Online.
  • (01:26:04) Listener Mail - Nintendo Online as a paid service.

Dec 08 2019

2hr 23mins

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Episode 650: Use Steroids, Kids

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  • (00:03:12) New Business - Ring Fit Adventure. (00:39:05) Pokemon Sword and Shield. (00:41:34) Crypt of the Necrodancer.
  • (00:51:22) Listener Mail - Expectations changing your experience with a game.

Dec 01 2019

1hr 50mins

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Episode 649: French Poetry Slam

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FEATURING:
  • (00:03:56) New Business - Pokemon Sword and Shield. (00:28:17) The Outer Worlds. (00:44:10) Gui's Wii U Woes. (00:52:00) Yoshi's Cookie. (00:54:57) Milkmaid of the Milky Way. (01:02:56) Luigi's Mansion 3. (01:21:40) Shusse Ozumo. Mr Goemon.
  • (01:37:32) Listener Mail - Nintendo's World of Goo. (01:50:19) Difficulty modes that change the game.

Nov 24 2019

2hr 34mins

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Episode 648: Les Absents Ont Toujours Tort

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  • (00:03:45) New Business - New Super Lucky's Tale. (00:12:52) The Jackbox Party Pack 6. (00:20:56) Luigi's Mansion 3. (00:29:45) Persona Q2. (00:52:55) Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party. (00:58:06) Wii U transfer.
  • (01:04:22) Listener Mail - Franchise-specific expertise in reviewers. (01:27:46) Unconventional introductions to a genre. (01:43:12) Going back to older games feels refreshing.

Nov 17 2019

2hr 10mins

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Episode 647: History is Columns

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  • (00:01:12) New Business - Terry Bogard in Smash Bros. (00:54:18) Garou: Mark of the Wolves. (01:12:00) Kero Blaster.
  • (01:18:27) Columns 2: The Voyage Through Time. (01:33:39) Tokyo Dark. (01:45:51) Listener Mail - Joe and Mac 2. (01:48:00) Samus Return direct sequel?

Nov 10 2019

2hr 47mins

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Episode 646: The Twin Scourges of Montana

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  • (00:01:37) New Business - Return of the Obra Dinn. (00:24:29) Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. (00:37:49) Jonny Turbo's Arcade Presents.
  • (01:05:55) We play 20 questions. (01:18:32) The review game. (01:44:11) 20 more questions.

Nov 03 2019

2hr 14mins

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Episode 645: But First, I Want to Talk About Burger Time

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  • (00:01:37) New Business - Return of the Obra Dinn. (00:24:29) Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. (00:37:49) Jonny Turbo's Arcade Presents.
  • (01:05:55) We play 20 questions. (01:18:32) The review game. (01:44:11) 20 more questions.

Oct 27 2019

2hr 17mins

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Episode 644: HR Tiger Has 10 Years Experience

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  • (00:03:51) New Business - Sonic Team Racing. (00:16:12) Crash Team Racing. (00:29:55) Resident Evil 4. (00:45:45) Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair.
  • (01:00:47) Listener Mail - Playing as horrible animals. (01:13:43) Famicom Detective Club and localization. (01:19:41) Great maps. The best.

Oct 20 2019

1hr 56mins

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Episode 643: My Son's Name is Turok

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  • (00:06:35) New Business - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. (00:08:20) Portland arcades and bookstores. (00:32:16) Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. (00:54:56) Mario Kart Tour. (01:16:00) Unravel Two.
  • (01:35:15) Listener Mail - Video game names for kids? (01:56:15) Smash antagonism.

Oct 14 2019

2hr 33mins

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Episode 642: The Fudge Factor

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  • (00:02:12) New Business - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. (00:24:31) Dragon Quest XI S. (00:33:31) Chrono Trigger. (00:49:51) Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition.
  • (01:08:54) Listener Mail - Why is the online so bad? (01:27:36) Overpriced solutions. (01:45:07) Nintendo music coming to streaming services? (01:54:40) AlphaDream.

Oct 06 2019

2hr 21mins

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Episode 641: Controversial Goose Takes

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  • (00:03:44) Listener Mail - Untitled Goose Game. (00:27:39) What is a portable system. Pokemon. (00:43:23) Chasm. (01:02:27) The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. Astral Chain.
  • (01:31:45) Listener Mail - Favorite 90s gaming memories. (02:00:14) Unfrozen Caveman Gamer from the year 2001.

Sep 29 2019

2hr 33mins

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Episode 640: The Many Voices of Greg Leahy

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  • (00:09:15) Listener Mail - Losing a game. (00:26:35) Games that are fun to exploit.
  • (00:53:15) Capcom Callout: Resident Evil Triple Pack.
  • (00:58:42) Rebooting Miitomo

Sep 22 2019

1hr 21mins

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Episode 639: Schrodinger's Punk

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  • (00:01:38) New Business - Ring-Con, Daemon X Machina. (00:5:49) Travis Strikes Again. (00:40:02) Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online. (00:53:22) Super Smash Bros Ultimate. (01:06:26) Final Celeste DLC.
  • (01:18:25) Listener Mail - Negativity. (01:42:59) Ongoing Capcom Callout series. (01:46:04) New gameplay for Donkey Kong, Nintendo reselling us their games ad nauseam.

Sep 15 2019

2hr 17mins

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Episode 638: Eaten by Buster Wolf

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  • (00:02:49) News - That plastic circle thing.
  • (00:10:02) Jonny's PAX West impressions - Haven. Super Meat Boy Forever. (00:29:53) Skater XL. Wave Break. (00:39:15) Trials of Mana. (00:59:23) Shovel Knight Dig. Playdate.
  • (01:12:28) Nintendo Direct 9.4.2019 - Nintendo Online SNES games. (01:25:43) Banjo in Smash, future characters. (01:49:05) All the rest.
  • (02:08:19) Nintendo of Canada event - Switch Lite hands-on impressions. (02:15:17) Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 3 and The Witcher 3 demos.

Sep 08 2019

2hr 33mins

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Episode 637: Reach Out and Shave Someone

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  • (00:06:05) New Business - Crimson Shroud. (00:19:13) Dragon Quest XI demo. (00:36:33) Vice: Project Doom. (00:58:27) Daemon X Machina.
  • (01:21:05) Listener Mail - Music you can't miss. (01:38:57) Elsinore. (01:44:32) Guilt about cheating. (02:01:22) Tactics games suggestions; games that are fun to break.

Sep 02 2019

2hr 31mins

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iTunes Ratings

364 Ratings
Average Ratings
301
23
10
11
19

Awesome podcast

By Kejomo - Feb 19 2019
Read more
I only wish there was a way I could email them to tell them how much I love the show.

The best tub time podcast

By Morningshark - Oct 25 2018
Read more
Great to listen to during tub time