Episode 293: Infendo Radio X Nintenshow

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Welcome all to episode 293:  Infendo Radio X Nintenshow! Harrison, Holly and Myself (Lewis Pugh) are joined by Jon from the Nintenshow for a epic 4 part episode, one what truly is the best Nintendo podcast on the internet!

We start of as always on What we’ve been playing? covering Pandora’s Tower, Mario 3D Worlds, Wonderful 101 and more.  We then move onto listener topics, with 3 great talking points, many thanks to Lou and RisnDevil from the comments!  Next up is the 2013 score cards for 3DS and Wii U. Finally we end on a fun prediction piece around the last Nintendo Direct.

This is not one to miss!

If you have any questions for us to discuss on the next show or would just like to say Hi! add them to the comments or email to contact@infendo.com

Wii U friendly link: https://www.infendo.com/radio/alt/Infendo_Radio_293.m4a

Intro music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7zJmEr_I0I outro music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnM3Drsnyf8
If you like the show, check out Nintenshow here: http://gamersunanimous.podbean.com/

Lewis Pugh is a game developer at Leuvsion (www.leuvsion.com) for mobile platforms, born and bred on Nintendo gaming. Being a developer gives Lewis a unique perspective on Nintendo news, especially relating to the eShop and Nintendo Network. Today he plays Wii U and 3DS enjoying their distinctive gameplay offerings. Looking into what the future holds for Nintendo is always tricky, even with its established heritage, but that’s exactly what makes it so fun. NNID: Leuvsion

4 Comments

  1. Also thanks again guys for the talking points, they were really fun to discuss, hope you enjoy the episode!

  2. Firstly, I just want to throw this out there: I am like a giant kid getting a new gift every time I see/here my name mentioned on the podcast! Thanks for the recognition!!
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    Great show, too! Since Jon doesn’t run a site, just a podcast, why don’t you guys either invite him over more often or just host/link to his podcast too? Just a thought!
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    It was great to hear your Nintendo Direct predictions, and boy do I wish you were right Lewis! I am chomping at the bit for anything about Yarn Yoshi! It was also interesting to hear you speculat about my second topic (what to do with the war chest) and to have it slightly fulfilled with Hyrule Warriors!
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    Lastly, while I know you are not asking for one, just wanted to throw another possible discussion point out there: while I have very much enjoyed the Wii and Wii U, are Nintendo’s “gimmicks” (motion controls for the Wii, the tablet for Wii U, and even the “dual screens” of the DS/3DS) hurting the long-term viability of backwards compatability?

  3. @RisnDevil Back before I wrote for Infendo (and co-hosted the podcast: never thought I would ever get to that point!) I was mentioned a couple of times on Infendo Radio, and I felt exactly the same way! I would go out of my way to see that everyone I knew listened to the parts where I was mentioned!

  4. It dawns on me that I didn’t “answer/respond” to my own topic. I think that yes, Nintendo is hurting the long-term viability of their consoles/future compatibility. As it stands, Nintendo can NEVER go back to a single-screen handheld without alienating the ENTIRE DS (which has arguably the STRONGEST game lineup of ANY video game console, handheld or otherwise) and 3DS (which is getting quite a few gems already) libraries. On the home console side, while pointer controls will be relatively easy to keep around, how are they going to continue to allow/support Wii U games in the future without making more tablets? Maybe, just maybe, they need to step back (at least a little) from the CONSTANT, DRASTIC, changes.
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    Also, I think your grade for the Wii U is…..off; or at least a tad-bit optimistic. While Nintendo may have released some quality content at the end of the year, the long spans of no games at the beginning must be taken into account. PLUS, as far as third-party support goes, while there may be SOME offerings/”support,” it also has to be noted that many of the big games that did come out lacked continual/further support, with no-DLC being the chief crime (looking at you Injustice and CoD:G). Lastly, the Wii U has no choice but to get a knock/penalty for every major PS360 game they didn’t get: GTA V, Diablo 3, Battlefield 4, DMC (that was this year, right?), and countless other titles that had NO REASON to skip the Wii U which, even with unoptimized “early in the lifecycle” games can run nearly as well as the highly optimized and perfected PS360 offerings. Lastly, add in the abysmally slow release (and price) of their Virtual Console offerings and you have a system that has a C- rating, if you’re being generous.