The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast
Episode 250 - The Dread-Ful Paywall

Episode 250 - The Dread-Ful Paywall

October 15, 2021

The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast is here, and with the release of a new game and the newest Nintendo Switch version coming out, the guys have a lot to discuss!

First up, the guys talk about what they've been playing. Todd and Tyler tag team to talk about their experiences with the newly released Metroid Dread! Do they like it? What do they think of the E.M.M.I.s? Is the game living up to the hype so far? They break it down with MINIMAL spoilers! Will talks Lost Judgment, Fire Emblem Heroes, and New York Comic-Con!

Then in the news, Metroid Dread has caused some controversy due to its...end credits? Add to that, G4TV finally has its launch date, Pokemon gets new videos and a Netflix movie, Animal Crossing New Horizons gets new content, and an emulation has caused a lot of controversy!

Finally, in the main event, the guys talk about the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack price and how this is a serious misstep on Nintendo's part. They break it all down and wonder how they came to this absurd price.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!

Episode 249 - Thank You, Sakurai

Episode 249 - Thank You, Sakurai

October 6, 2021

The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast is here! And with the announcement of Sora in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, the guys decide to dedicate the entire episode to Smash Bros as a whole!

First up, obviously, they talk about the reveal trailer for Sora. What did they think of the trailer's look as a whole? What did they think about the reactions that people had to the reveal? Does Sora make sense as the final Smash Bros character?

Then, they go and talk about the big announcement of the Kingdom Hearts franchise coming to the Nintendo Switch via cloud versions! Is this a good move? Should they have done physical versions instead? The guys discuss.

After that, the guys look at Super Smash Bros Ultimate as a whole. How did Nintendo handle this game as a whole? Did they do well with the trailers, the DLC, the balance of characters, and so on?

Finally, with the hope of a new Smash Bros game now on the horizon, what characters should arrive next time around? Each host pick two 1st and 3rd party characters to potentially arrive!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!

Episode 248 - Historical Context

Episode 248 - Historical Context

September 30, 2021

The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast is here! And while there isn't a Nintendo Direct to talk about, that doesn't mean there's isn't a lot to discuss!

First up, the guys talk about their latest gaming exploits. Tyler talks about his time with the Axiom Verge titles as well as talks about his review of WarioWare Get It Together! Will discuss Lost Judgment as well as Fire Emblem Heroes. As for Todd, he goes into the realm of TV to talk about Pokemon Master Journeys and the episode that gives him FURY!!!!!

Then, in the news, there's yet ANOTHER Nintendo Switch Pro rumor, and a Super Smash Bros rumor, and they're both annoying! Add to that, Super Nintendo World announces its first expansion via Donkey Kong, Bayonetta 3 gets some clarification on "exclusivity", Pokemon gives trailers for its upcoming titles, and...Bandai Namco gets a new logo and it divides the guys on how good it looks!

Finally, in the main event, the guys return to the Nintendo Draft to discuss what titles were the most impactful historically for Nintendo!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!

Episode 247 - Direct-ed Fury

Episode 247 - Direct-ed Fury

September 23, 2021

The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast is here! And the guys were surprised by the return of the Nintendo Direct, and yet with all the new content that the Direct revealed there's going to be a lot to break down!

And the guys right into some "Direct Talk" and break down everything that happened in the Nintendo Direct! They go from start to finish and discuss the reveals, updates, and more.

From Monster Hunter Rise, to Mario Party Superstars, to new titles like Voices of Cards, to DLC in titles like Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity, the return of Kirby via Kirby and the Forgotten Land, updates on Triangle Strategy, the unveiling of the Super Mario movie cast (where there are some VERY different opinions on), more details on Splatoon 3, and of course, the return of Bayonetta 3!!!!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!

Episode 246 - Pricey Updates

Episode 246 - Pricey Updates

September 16, 2021

The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast is back! And with Tyler returning from his trip to Italy, the guys are back at full strength to talk about all things gaming!

First up, the guys discuss their recent gaming exploits. Tyler talks about certain games he did on the way to Italy and back. Todd talks bout his review of Great Ace Attorney Chronicles now that he's done, and Will finished his journey in No More Heroes 3!

Then, in the news, the Nintendo Switch got a major update that makes Will happy, and a price cut...in Europe... Pokemon's P25 album is coming out in October and Todd has some very strong feelings on it in a way you may not expect! Bayonetta is still getting updates about "progress", Metroid Dread got a new trailer, and more!

Finally, the guys dive into the Temple of Time and discuss about games that they did play...but played well after everyone else had played it. What games did they play? Did they like it after they played it? Find out!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!

Episode 245 - Exclusively Mine!

Episode 245 - Exclusively Mine!

September 9, 2021

The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast is here! And while one co-host is still out halfway across the world, another guest host comes to fill in the gap and bring up a really great discussion about the game industry as a whole!

First up, the guys talk about what they've been playing. Keith talks about his exploits across all gaming platforms, and hints at some NDA stuff he can't discuss... Will continues his journey through the "Garden Of Insanity", but finds some points that are too insane even for him! And Todd continues to enjoy Great Ace Attorney Chronicles 2 as well as enduring the Tempest Trials.

In the news, Pokemon had a LOT of things announced or come out this year, WarioWare Get It Together is almost out and have interesting early reviews, SMT 5 has a new trailer and...PETA's mascot is getting petitioned to be in Smash Bros?

Finally, in the main event, the guys talk about the realm of exclusive titles and whether it's honestly helping the game industry...or hurting it.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!

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Episode 244 - The Real Water Temple

Episode 244 - The Real Water Temple

September 2, 2021

The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast is here! And though they are down one host, that doesn't mean there's not a lot to discuss!

First off, Todd and Will discuss their latest gaming exploits! Will gushes all over No More Heroes 3 and talks about the "garden of insanity" that he has re-entered. What are the perks of the game? What are the setbacks? Is there going to be No More Heroes 4? Then, Todd continues his journey in Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and lets Will know the one twist that he really didn't like.

Then, in the news, Pokemon is getting yet another miniseries anime via Pokemon Evolutions! Add to that, a new Metroid Dread trailer, the reveal of Big Brain Academy Brain vs. Brain, Death Battle teases the back half of Season 8, Ultra Instinct Shaggy is confirmed, and more!

Finally, with September now (somehow) here, the duo talk about what potentially could happen with a Nintendo Direct! What should Nintendo focus on? Do they think they should lay off of 2021 to focus on 2022? What games don't need talked about? They break it all down!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!

Episode 243 - No More Anime Heroes

Episode 243 - No More Anime Heroes

August 26, 2021

The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast is back once more, and the guys have a lot to discuss!

First up, they go right into the games they've been playing. Tyler talks about Pokemon Sword and the various reasons he both likes it and thinks it could be better. Will talks about Fortnite and other interesting things. And Todd comes to talk about the cosplays he saw at the latest Comic-Con he went to, as well as breaking down some of the more annoying elements of Great Ace Attorney Chronicles!

Then, in the news, there's a new trailer for both WarioWare Get It Together and Metroid Dread. The Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity team reveal their motivations for certain things that the main game had. Animal Crossing gets him shoes via Puma, Fitness Boxing is getting an anime (no, really), there's yet ANOTHER Smash Bros character rumor, and Will gushes about No More Heroes 3.

Finally, the guys detail the characters from Nintendo lore that really have grown over the years through the games they've been a part of. And some of the characters they pick will surprise you!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!

Episode 242 - Objectionable Pokemon

Episode 242 - Objectionable Pokemon

August 19, 2021

The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast is here, and this time, a huge focus will be on the newest Pokemon Presents event!

And indeed the guys are diving right into the Pokemon news, and there's a lot of it! They talk about the titles like Pokemon Go, Pokemon Unite, and Cafe Remix! Then, they dive into Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and discuss the changes made and how it'll do sales-wise. Finally, they dive into Pokemon Legends Arceus and talk about how this title is a MUCH different take on the Pokemon world!

Then, the guys go into the news and discuss the NPD data, the arrival of the Doom Collection, No More Heroes 3 teases, and more!

Finally, in the main event, the guys talk the potential of Xenoblade Chronicles 3! Will it be a true sequel? SHOULD it be a true sequel? And what else do the guys want, and don't want, from it? 

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!

Episode 241 - Independently Strange

Episode 241 - Independently Strange

August 12, 2021

The Nintendo Entertainment Podcast is here! And this has been a very interesting week in regards to presentations, news, announcements, and more!

First up, the guys talk about the latest Indie World from Nintendo. Tyler leads the guys as they discuss all the reveals and what games they think they might play!

Then, in the news, the guys talk Xbox Game Pass NOT coming to Switch, Metroid Dread getting a new teaser trailer, Life of Strange's remaster and new title gets delayed and...Idris Elba as Knuckles?

Also, the guys talk about their latest gaming experiences. Todd has gotten back into New Pokemon Snap, as well as Great Ace Attorney Chronicles! Will hasn't been doing much, but Tyler has gotten back into Super Mario Galaxy and truly feels it's the best Mario title ever!

Finally, the guys do the final row of the "game meme" and discuss topics like "indie picks", "most depressing game" and more!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!

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