Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis discuss the history of site-wide playthroughs, and try to decide whether to play a game that is available on current systems (Breath of Fire!) or a game which is available only on older consoles (Earthbound!).
The gloves are finally off when Caspius and SiliconNooB discover Nintendo’s lackadaisical celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Mother series: no localisation, no re-release, no port, but rather a weekend spirit event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Caspius and SiliconNooB tackle a huge pile of Nintendo-related news, including the announcement of the Switch Lite, the revelation of Earthbound Gamecube, and forthcoming updates to the continually increasing disappointment that is Nintendo Switch Online.
The SNES Classic has been announced, union unrest prevents longtime Resident Evil actors from returning for RE2make, and DFC Intelligence has some unrealistic expectations for the Xbox One X in the news of the week!
When SiliconNooB goes on a bender to celebrate sudden Australian ascendancy in the Ashes, Lusipurr is forced to call up Bup for a thoughtful look at Satoru Iwata’s influence on game development, with both panelists choosing to focus on EarthBound.
Java has been tremendously quiet, lately. We assumed by his looks of contentment that he had retrofitted the basement to be an opium den. Nope. He is just really enjoying Bravely Default, which leaves him reminiscing about past joys in gaming this week.
This week Bup takes time off from his fake-game reviews to look at a recently released game. So recent it came out the day this is posted! Wow! It’s good to be the king!
This week Mel runs back to his safety blanket of Nintendo themed discussion and takes a look at their advertisement strategies over the years. It does well to demonstrate the company’s aloofness and cunning all in one subject matter. So click on through!
Nintendo recently made the decision to price gouge anyone interested in Earthbound on the Wii U virtual console. Tsubakisamurai takes a look at the strained relationship between Earthbound fans and Nintendo, and some of the awesome content it produced.
Nintendo, bowing to pressure, at last releases Earthbound on the Wii U Virtual Console, but the decision to price it above Nintendo’s own stated maximum price incurs the wrath panelists Lusipurr and SiliconNooB; and Sabin makes a fine guest appearance.