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This week, Jon and Wes chat about Breath of Fire and R Type 3.

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This week, the gang is together again to rank the Fairy types.

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This week, Jon, Wes and Ryan draft some Pokemon for another run of the 6th gen. They, they play Who's That Pokemon?

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This week, Ryan returns to join Jon in talking about some News and SNES Games.

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Earthbound Beginnings

Jon here.

Earthbound Beginnings exemplifies the necessity of off TV play. It's unimaginable to me that there was a time that we spend hours of relentless grinding with no other sensory stimulus other than the repetitious chirps of 8-bit music.


The music in the game is great, by the way.

The incessant need for those few extra levels and fighting the same sprites over and over was made more tolerable last night by rewatching The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit again. There's something very comfortable about the familiar, and Beginnings certainly has an air of familiarity about it. 

Although a map would be incredibly useful.

I highly recommend the Starmen.net guide. It will inform you when you need to begin grinding. It also helps the sense of progression - in that you feel like you are making some.

Familiarity often stains our perception of games. As gamers, we love the past, loathe the present and hotly anticipate the future. Many games are not fully appreciated until their moment in the sun has passed. My go-to examples of this phenomenon are Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword.

During the great game drought of 2016 - barring any announcements, I highly recommend playing the both of those games  again. They hold up much better than some think.

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Top 15 GameCube Games

This week, Jon and Wes list our favorite GameCube games.

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This week, Jon goes solo to talk about where Nintendo is and where they are going.

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Updates

Jon here.


During the most recent train wreck of an episode, I prattled off a list of some of my favorite games. A handful of games have become ubiquitous in our discussions. In order to alleviate some of the repetitive discussions about how awesome these games are, we'll be opening up a new page here on the Podbean site.

The Pantheon, as we're calling it, will be a collection of the games we reference the most. Not necessarily a list of the best or most important games ever, but ones that are personal favorites, or have had a profound influence on us, or games that we just reference so much that we should probably just shut the fuck up about them.

So when we make reference to game during a show that is in The Pantheon, we won't spend any time talking about how awesome it is. If you're interesting in know why we love it so much, check The Pantheon page.

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This week, Jon, Wes and Ryan are back to discuss a variety of games and even some books.

WARNING: topics get quite explicit this week. Not for those who are easily offended.
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So Long Iwata

Satoru Iwata: 1959-2015

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