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Episode 21: HOST FAIL

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - February 27, 2013, 6:47 am PST
Total comments: 6

When PlayStation and Nintendo clash with one another, you get the 21st episode of your favorite Pod from Japan... Something like that.

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The Famicast train keeps on trucking as we move on to February and experience a slow month in games for once. That doesn't stop the crew though, as the full regular crew discusses some fun stuff.

Our overlord Danny kicks New Business off with Dragon Quest VII. The good sir has barely experienced Dragon Quest in the past, but goes knees deep in this new Nintendo 3DS remake. He talks about his experiences and wonders why he hasn't tried one before. Also, he talks about Layton chocolates, because that is a real thing in Japan. Ty got a motherload of English Xbox 360 games and the first game he sank some time into was Spec Ops: The Line. The game may sound like a generic first person shooter, but after talking about it, some of us certainly got interested in a copy. After that, the master of swag talks about the Japanese release of Skullgirls, which got him all kinds of excited! Finally, Ty wraps things up with some talk on Skulls of the Shulgon and discovers that it isn't quite so easy.

Minoru kicks in right after Ty and talks about a whole different kind of hard. He has been playing Demon's Souls, which has been released quite a while ago. He talks about the various aspects quite in-depth and explains what keeps him coming back for more. Daan finished the whole trainwreck off with the English release of Fire Emblem: Awakening. He gushes over the game once again and gives the game the strongest recommendation possible. It is truly something else! In terms of ''New'' Business though, the Dutch guy has been playing Culdcept for the 3DS and has been surprisingly enjoying it. With words like Monopoly boards, monsters and card games, he hopes to get some people excited and perhaps he will! You will just have to listen to find out!

After a short break, the crew goes through quite a lot of news and start things with the latest Media Create sales figures. Instead of gushing over the 3DS success, they have a brief discussion about the Wii U and what should be done to turn it around. Speaking of Nintendo, they talk about the recent Nintendo Direct conferences, which has been mostly 3DS focused. They talked about Luigi Special briefly, however more discussions are to follow with the third party Direct.

This Famicast goes into a big finale, as we talk about the PlayStation Meeting 2013. We go over the various announcements, our thoughts on the hardware and what we expect of it in the months to come. There is a whole chunk of Pod to enjoy, so we will shut up and let you listen. Fun drinking game: Take a shot every time Danny says something wrong!

Be sure to send any and all questions Japan related to famicast@nintendoworldreport.com or post on the "Questions for the NWR Japan Crew Thread."

This podcast was edited by Danny Bivens.

Music for this episode of The Famicast is used with permission from 8 Bit Weapon. You can purchase their music and shirts from their website 8bitweapon.com

Additional music for this episode of The Famicast is copyrighted to Nintendo, and is included under fair use protection.


supergttFebruary 27, 2013

the links are broken. they have () around the file name, that isn't right.

They're now fixed!

Good episode so far, I was glad to hear about Dragon Quest VII, and Danny realizing that Minoru was talking about his coworker was just priceless.

Radio Trvia: Famicast Edition

Listen to the episode first and then check back to see how many you guessed right! We have some pretty cool tracks in the episode this week, so be sure to listen to them and see if any of them are familiar to you! Good luck!

1 - Dragon Quest IX Overture Theme Song
2 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltles III: The Manhattan Project - Boss Battle 2
3 - Demon Souls - Theme of Phalanx
4 - Fire Emblem: Awakening - Main Theme
5 - The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages - Skull Dungeon
6 - Final Fantasy X - Jecht Battle
7 - Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Hero Select Theme

HellsAttackMarch 03, 2013

I'm going solo to Japan on April 2nd for 14 days. Tokyo for 4 days, Kyoto for 4 days, and then back to Tokyo til I leave the 16th.

Does the Famicast Crew have any travel tips or activity ideas? I imagine Akihabara is a must.

Thanks in advance for any help.

JasonMaiviaMarch 03, 2013

Thank you for another Famicast episode!
:D :D :D :D

I got Song #2 right away!  It's from one of my favorites on that system!

Song #6...I played the game, but don't remember that song.  Just hearing it makes my throat hurt.

@HellsAttack - In Akihabara, be sure to hit up Super Potato, which is basically the best gaming store on the planet, no joke! I'm not sure if you were listening to the show back in 2011, but in August 2011, James Charlton and I did a live show from Super Potato! It was fun to record and it's a fun listen for sure. If you need help with directions to get there or something, send me a message here or on twitter (@dannybiv).

@Jason, I don't think I actually heard the song in the original game. I heard it in a game from last year that had the song in it...not mentioning any names, but if you think about it, you'll know what I mean!

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