SC75 - Battery cases, Hackers, Voice chat and Xenoblade 2 footage!

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    • JBarrett - reviewed the show.  

      • I’ve listened to a lot of nintendo Podcast over the last few years, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to discover this one!  The quality, research, insights and pacing of this podcast are all perfect, and the run times of each episode never feel overwhelming.  I really enjoy the music and retro cutscenes that bring me back to my childhood as well!  I worked in radio for several years and know how hard it can be to run a solo show, but RunJumpStomp makes it seem easy, and that’s what a true testament to his talent.  I highly recommend this podcast to any Nintendo fan or anyone who enjoys video games.  Keep up the great work!

    • Voicemail from Door to Door Geek!

      • Didn’t even make a patreon until you asked me to!

  • News

    • Battery case with HDMI out on Kickstarter

    • SNES classics delayed from Amazon

    • Hackers find some VR stuff in Switch code

    • Nine Parchments gameplay footage

      • Looks really great, getting four people together that all want to play games is always an issue, and online without voice chat would be a disaster.  I guess there is always discord.

      • When you combine spells, who aims the combination?

    • Voice chat in Splatoon 2 BUILT IN?

    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 footage

      • Very different combat system (thank the maker)

      • No attacking while moving (because they wanted to focus the players on positioning)

      • Healing > pull potions out of the enemy > land on ground for you to pick up

      • Seems to be a real focus on switching weapons a lot to take advantage of cooldowns.

      • No indicators on whether or not a mob is hostile.

      • Combat role is based on weapons/blades you’re using.

      • You chose your abilities based on how they counter your enemy, information is right on the screen in the top right.

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    • Interview with Koizumi of Nintendo

      • I think we can expect a top down Zelda, or traditionally portable games for the Switch based on this comment

        • “I wouldn’t necessarily consider a top-down Zelda or a side-scrolling Metroid games that have to be on a handheld, and there are of course people who like those kinds of games. And I think for Nintendo Switch I could definitely imagine those types of games appearing for it. At E3 this year a new side-scrolling Yoshi title was announced, and I imagine that going forward those types of games will be able to be played at home or on the go.” - Koizumi

  • Gameplay

    • No time for gameplay.

  • Lightning Round

    • Double Dragon IV coming to Switch September 7th!

      • Super Nintendad mentioned in the discord that the game had some performance issues on the PS4, so hold off for reviews before you pick it up.

    • Nintendo Power Cover for StarFox 2

    • Nindies showcase Wednesday August 30th 10am

    • Fire Emblem Warriors coming October 20th

    • Mario + Rabbids reviews are very good, currently 85 on Metacritic.

    • PAX West will have playable Rocket League on the Switch

    • Mario + Rabbids gets a small day one patch - Probably the weapon packs for the DLC

    • Google broke Nintendo’s online for a bit

    • Highest win rates in ARMS for “Highly skilled players”

  • Coming soon!

    • Mario + Rabbids of course comes out today

    • Lego Worlds 9/5

    • RBI Baseball 9/5

    • The Bridge 9/7

  • That is all we have time for today, if there is a story that I missed let me know!

 

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