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Nintendo Duel Screens 86 – Can We Be Direct? | Guest Host: Bill | Nintendo Switch Craft

We are going to need all the help we can get to go over the latest Nintendo Direct. Fortunately for us, we got Bill of RunJumpStomp & Nintendo Switch Craft here to lend a hand! Moonlighter receives a game changing update, and Hollow Knight is set to charm us all over again with a full-blown sequel! And finally, The Hype Zone is a not unusual, though it might make someone cry. This is Nintendo Duel Screens: Episode 86!

 

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Nintendo Duel Screens 81 – Tired Classics

Two tired classic boys, Andy and Steve, go over the possibility of some other tired classics hitting the Nintendo Switch in 2019 and beyond. The Hype Zone is a knock out this week as we build a bridge between twitch and switch. Also …the Retro Game Club RETURNS! And boy…Andy picks a tough one. All this and much more on Nintendo Duel Screens Episode 81.

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Nintendo Duel Screens 71 – MegaBEN! | Guest Host Ben Diskin | Actor | Mega Man 11

The Blue Bomber is here! That’s right – Ben Diskin – the voice of Mega Man – joins us to talk about Mega Man 11 and his legendary career. Nintendo unleashes a Final Smash…Direct (see what we did there) that manages to both excite and confuse the heck out us. And FINALLY, The Hype Zones takes us on a wild ride and drops us off in Crazy Town. This is Nintendo Duel Screens: Episode 71!!

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Nintendo Duel Screens 69 – Super Mario Party Review

WE REVIEW A GAME! Remember when we used to do that…cause we sure as hell don’t. We got updates on some of our most hotly anticipated games of 2019. Nintendo explains why Pokemon Rivals are no longer jerks. And lastly, Ubisoft is really, REALLY eager to make use of Nintendo’s IPs… All this and more on Nintendo Duel Screens: Episode 69.

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Nintendo Duel Screens 65 – Straight Shootin’ | Zack Johnson | West of Loathing

YEEHAW! The most rootinest tootinest hombre of the wild, wild West – Zack Johnson – is here to talk about his comedic stick-figure RPG, West of Loathing. We also get into the launch of Nintendo’s Online service. Is it everything we hoped it to be, or does it stink worse than a week-old roadkill skunk that was set on fire? And finally, The Hype Zone rustles-up a story that puts the ‘poke’ in cowpoke. This is Nintendo Duel Screen: Episode 65

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Nintendo Duel Screens 53 – A Bolt of Brilliance | Special Guest Kaiji Tang | Voice of Detective Pikachu

The Voice of Video Games & Star of Detective Pikachu Kaiji Tang shocks Andy & Steve with a BOLT OF BRILLIANCE!…and it’s super effective. Nintendo considers a successor to the 3DS , and guess what? … SOLID SNAKE IS BACK … AGAIN!! The boys put themselves in a cardboard box made of pure hype and the Retro Game Club provides some smashing results. All of this and more on NDSPodcast Ep. 53!

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Nintendo Duel Screens 31 – Long Hat House in da HOUSE!

Steve and Andy have two very special guest on the show – Joao Brant and Lucas Mattos from Long Hat House join us from all the way in Sau Paulo, Brazil to discuss the upcoming release of Dandara, a beautiful side scrolling action platforming metroid-vania inspired indie title coming on February 6th! Does that description blow your mind? Then this interview will!

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Game Stuff 10 – Kids Games?

On this episode of Game Stuff Kalai, Kory, and Joe discuss kid appropriate games. If you wanted to start your children on video games where would you start? Is Minecraft appropriate for children? Listen in and let us know what you think is kid appropriate.

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Nintendo Duel Screens 13 – Super Tangential Mario

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is out! Buuuuuttt…the boys won’t be talking about that. Instead, Andy and Steve rank the top ten OTHER Mario games that are not Mario games, they get all pissy about the SNES classic nonsense, return to the Retro Game Club, and the HYPE ZONE IS LIT AS EF!

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New Accessories Announced for NES Classic Edition

Retro gaming and accessory brand,My Arcade, has unveiled a new line of products for Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition that features retro styling and brings it into the modern age with wireless functionality.

“We have an immense passion for classic gaming and want to provide the public with unique and innovative products that will enhance their retro gameplay experience,” said Crystal Dugan, Marketing Manager for My Arcade.

My Arcade’s product line for the NES Classic Edition includes wireless controllers, an advanced wired controller, and a 10″ extender cable. These products offer an ergonomic design, while maintaining the iconic styling gamers know and love. My Arcade is first to market with a wireless option that meets the public demand for a long-range solution and allows gamers to play their favorite classic titles in comfort. In addition to being used with the NES Classic Edition, the controllers can be used with compatible Virtual Console games, and with Wii and Wii U titles that support Classic controllers. The product line includes:

  • Gamepad Classic (MSRP: $14.99): Features wireless connectivity from up to 30′ and play time of over 75 hours. The Gamepad Classic retains the same iconic 2-button layout as the original NES controller, combined with a new, ergonomic design.
  • Gamepad Pro (MSRP: $19.99): Featuring both wireless connectivity from up to 30′ and play time of over 75 hours; the Gamepad Pro will allow gamers to revisit their favorite NES or SNES games with 4 face and shoulder buttons.
  • Gamepad Combo Kit (MSRP: $24.99): Everything you and your friends need to play your NES Classic Edition in comfort. Includes a 10′ extender cable to extend the length of the controller included with the console and the Gamepad Classic wireless controller for multiplayer games.
  • Gamepad Retro (MSRP: $12.99): Designed for gamers seeking the classic styling and nostalgia of retro controllers, but with improved ergonomics and a longer range. This controller includes a 10′ cable for comfortable play from longer distances.
  • Extender Cable (MSRP: $9.99): A 10′ extension cable to make playing from the couch possible on the NES Classic Edition. The Extender Cable is also compatible with the Wii and Wii U.

My Arcade’s NES Classic Edition’s product line is now available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released November 2016.

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Nintendo Announces New and Familiar NES Console

Nintendo announced  earlier this morning on Twitter that they will be realeasing a new NES Console named the Mini NES Classic Edition on November 11th later this year.  The Console will be bundled with an HDMI cable, a USB cable which powers the console, and a controller.  30 games will be available to play at launch including Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, and Mega Man 2 and will run entirely off of emulation.  Additional NES controllers can be purchased for a low price of $10 each, but if you already own a Classic Controller or Classic Controller pro, each of those will work on the NES mini as well.  The Console will launch with a price of $60.

This should keep Nintendo fans busy until the Nintendo NX launches next year.

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Below is a list of every game that will be available at launch:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • SUPER C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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My Top 5 “Guilty Pleasure” Games

We all have them. Maybe it was a childhood game or one that you are just exceptionally good at. No one you know likes the game or they may even tease you for playing it, but that never made it any less fun. These are my top five games that I know are terrible, but I love playing them anyway.

5. Advent Rising

For those who missed this game nearly a decade ago, Advent Rising is a sci-fi shooter with, in my opinion, a very entertaining story. To sum it up quickly, you are a space pilot encountering your first alien contact, they inform you that humans are gods, another race of aliens appear, and BOOM you are one of the last two humans in existence. You spend the game learning human-god abilities and taking down alien bad guys.

Why it’s Bad: The powers render the guns in the game completely obsolete when you upgrade them. At the same time, you upgrade a power by using it and one blasting ability turns into an all-powerful Kamehameha wave.

Why it’s Awesome: The story is pretty awesome, which is not very common. Also… uh… oh! FREAKING KAMEHAMEHA WAVES! Seriously, you can one-shot spaceships with that thing! Ending entire waves of enemies in an instant, Goku style; how could that not be awesome?

4. Mario Party

There are many versions of this game, and there will probably be many more, but they all have the same basic concept so I’m lumping them together. It’s basically a board game where the players move around the board and play mini-games to earn coins. The coins are used to buy items and stars, and the player with the most stars wins.

Why it’s Bad: The same reason that I am lumping Mario Party games together is one of the major flaws of the series. There may be more than ten games in the series (counting handheld games) but it is difficult to discern one from another as they are so similar. It’s the same game over and over. Also the series of Mario Party is quite firmly in the genre of “casual games” with no real incentive to play the whole game.

Why it’s Awesome: There is nothing quite like the face of utter defeat on any opponent children’s faces; perhaps an annoying cousin, or younger sibling. They can’t exactly play Halo or other similar games so just break out the Mario Party game and let the passive aggressivism flow through you.

3. Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon is a series of games in which your character starts up a farm and raises crops and animals for money. You can upgrade equipment, mine, fish, and other things as well. There is also a story to follow which usually involves a scavenger of crops, food, or other things that can only be obtained in a certain season. There’s also the option to marry and have kids.

Why it’s Bad: Simply put, Harvest moon is very repetitive and stressful. You have to water your plants. Then care for your animals. Crap, you left your tool in the house. Now that’s done maybe I’ll fish. Day is done, bed time. Now water the crops… How did three hours just pass by?!

Why it’s Awesome: Have you ever had those hard or depressing days and you just don’t feel like playing an annoying shooter or a game with the difficulty of “1/4 of a level costs at least 20 of your lives” (I’m looking at you Dark Souls), Harvest Moon is the perfect casual game. There’s not a lot of action, your character doesn’t die, you spending the day petting a cow; the simple videogame life. The fact that I’m sucker for business-type, buying and selling games might also play into this.

2. Browser Games

Those free games on the internet, contained on hundreds of websites; Shooters, RPGs, launching, upgrades, and a plethora of other genres flood the internet from established and aspiring videogame creators. You can find everything from fighting zombies to playing a puzzle online.

Why it’s Bad: A good 90% of the games out there are really not worth playing. After many hours roaming the internet for games to play I can say that the vast majority are flawed, bugged, too short, don’t make sense, or are not entertaining at all. It’s a sea of crappy games that drowns your time away.

Why it’s Awesome: The other 10% are what makes up for the rest. I’ve had more fun playing a few hours of a good browser game then I have from playing a 60 dollar over the counter game for weeks. A lot of the browser games offer comedic moments that can’t really be found elsewhere.

1. Minesweeper

This game is on almost every computer everywhere and has been for a very long time. It’s the classic puzzle game where numbers show you how many mines are adjacent to a space. Theoretically, it is very simple; but it turns out to be a lot harder than it sounds.

Why it’s Bad: This game has been around so long that it is often considered just a frustrating game to play if the internet and cable went out, your consoles exploded, all your books spontaneously combusted, and all other possible hobbies/time killers met their untimely demise at the same time. Also, a lot of the game depends on luck on the harder levels which can be extremely infuriating for those who are spending their time to try and solve it.

Why it’s Awesome: This game can be extremely relaxing when the player gets the hang of it. I have played this game for hours at a time, and sometimes still do, because it is numbingly distracting. However, while being relaxing, it still poses a challenge and so doesn’t become boring, at least not to me. It is one of those few games that finds a medium of relaxation and challenge that keeps me interested.