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Do you like video games? Deeply? So do we. So we talk about them.

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Jun 3rd, 2015 by httiy at 8:53 pm



00:35 - Greetings

02:18 - Nature Valley bars are waaaay too crumbly.

06:15 - Picture of the Day

07:00 - Game of the Week: Alleyway!

What We Played

11:37 - Austin has an inkling to be a squid. (Splatoon)

29:27 - Jack goes bananas and murders someone. (Donkey Kong 64)

37:27 - Laura burns herself at the stake. (Layton vs. Phoenix Wright)

40:14 - Layton vs. Wright spoiler skip point.

Shenanigans Redux

46:55 - Question of the Week - Playing games alone or with friends? 

48:18 - Freetures

50:00 - Fun facts! Nindie Bundle + Splatoon music.

51:38 - Splatoon music break.

Listener Mail

53:18 - Expectations, evangelism, and egregious behavior. 

1:01:28 - Random questions for Austin

1:05:00 - The evolution of boss designs from unary state to binary state. (new terminology alert!!)

1:13:24 - Splatoon solving shooter stealth problems.

Shenanigans Finale

1:16:32 - Why we acted so weird

1:17:43 - Alleyway Quiz and Goodbyes

May 13th, 2015 by httiy at 8:59 pm

Chapters today:

Opening Shenanigans

4:57 - Quiz - Tetris

5:28 - GAME OF THE WEEK - Yakuman

What We Played

8:05 - Austin’s been splatting folks left and right. (Mega Splatoon TALK)

46:43 - Everyone played 200cc. (Mario Kart 8)

Secondary Shenanigans

51:24 - Freetures

54:21 - Splatoon music break

55:47 - Touch My Navel - Your thoughts on the podcast

Listener Questions Mail

1:13:24 - Where to find New 3DS XL cases.

1:16:00 - How do you argue with a “hardcore” gamer?

Ending Shenanigans

2:25:02 - Ending fun

2:27:43 - QUIZ TIME

2:30:00 - Austin realizes something about DK64

May 7th, 2015 by httiy at 7:38 pm


1) Opening Nonsense

2) Game of the Week - Tetris!

3) Laura went to China and Austin has a headache.

What We Played

4) Laura got a New 3DS!

Shenanigans again, apparently

5) Can Nintendo really continue with backwards compatibility? 

6) Bye Bye Konami

Back to what we played

7) Professor Laura vs. Phoenix Wright

8) Why didn’t anyone tell me about Mass Effect’s writing though? (Austin beat Mass Effect)

9) Wario Ware touched Jack on Wii U.


10) Starcraft 64 music break

Listener Mail

11) Garbage Questions

12) What game companies would we like to shadow?

13) What will Nintendo’s future success look like? Can they return to the top?

Shenanigans Finale

14) The end.

Apr 23rd, 2015 by httiy at 10:28 pm


1) Opening

2) Picture of the Day

3) Game of the Week: Super Mario Land!

What we played

4) Laura’s a’rumblin’. (Pokémon Rumble World)

5) Story of Sadness. (Story of Seasons)

6) Story of Seasons Spoilers Skip-Mark

7) Shepard is not a smart man. (Mass Effect)

8) ProPay developes new Streetpass games for Laura.

9) Donkey Kong Country 2 vs. Super Mario World, a retrospective featurette.

Shenanigans Redux

10) Freetures (the only free part of the podcast)

11) Donkey Kong Country 3 musical interlude

Listener Questions Mail

12) Mario & Luigi is good?

13) New 3DS transfer process and other woes.

14) Are cinematic games taking over? Will they always suck so bad?

15) Comedian corner.

Shenanigans Finale

16) Super Mario Land Quiz

17) Ending sequence and staff roll.

Apr 15th, 2015 by httiy at 9:53 pm
What an episode have we got for you here today on this episode of the show on our website. If you like Donkey Kong Country 3 you should skip listener mail because Jack gets incredibly critical of it, going so far as to call it a game Rare must have developed during their bathroom breaks. Still, Austin has impressions of Affordable Space Adventures, so that should make up for it. Unless he's right.

I suspect he is. Here are today's chapters:


1) Picture of the Day.
2) Game of the Week: Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics 2!

What we played

3) Austin needs no qualifications for space adventures. (Affordable Space Adventures)
4) Jack dedicated himself to tears. (MOTHER 3)
5) Austin walks through the valley of the shadow of death (Super Ghouls n Ghosts wrap-up)

Shenanigans Redux

6) Freetures (Because they’re free)
7) Mighty Switch Force music break

Listener Mail

8) Donkey Kong Country 3 is Rare’s “bathroom break” game, according to Jack.
9) Would we be down for more clay?
10) Project H.A.M.M.E.R., Halo DS, and more: Our favorite cancelled games.
11) Why is Art Academy for Wii U taking so long?
12) Diarrhea-like random questions.

Shenanigans Finale

13) Zoda’s Revenge QUIZ QUIZ
14) Ending fanfare
Apr 8th, 2015 by httiy at 9:31 pm

Here are today's chapters:


1. Intro

2. Picture of the Day

3. Game of the Week: Wario’s Woods

4. Where is Steve?

 What we played

5. Laura removes her own heart in The Sims 4

6. Austin vs. Donkey Kong (Mario vs. Donkey Kong)

7. Laura looks for cheap love in Story of Seasons


8. Nintendo Directs us to Mario Kart 8 DLC, and more.

Shenanigans Redux

9. Freetures

10. Animal Crossing Music Break

Listener Questions Mail

11. The “right” way to play Fire Emblem?

12. Maybe microtransactions are just like modern arcade machines?

13. Jack’s favorite email about A Link to the Past.

Shenanigans Finale

14. Wario’s Woods Quiz

15. Devolution and Ending

Apr 1st, 2015 by httiy at 9:55 pm

There was a Nintendo Direct today! Do you want to hear some people talk about it? Well, this isn’t really the podcast for that, but we do talk plenty about games, why they’re good, why they’re bad, and why you should play them. Because we love games.

We love game news. But we mostly love games.


1) Intros, hello, what to expect

2) Picture of the Day (new segment)

3) Game of the Week: Tetris 2!

4) Personal Grievance Time (PGT)

5) Austin takes a key for coming in. (Super Ghouls n Ghosts)

6) Laura finds love again, and again, and again. (Fire Emblem: Awakening)


8) Check out that handshake. (Nintendo and DeNa and Zelda delay, the only timely segment)

9) A Link to the Past - Book Club FINALE

10) And the Master Sword sleeps again… FOREVER! (Final Thoughts)

11) Tetris 2 quiz!

12) Ending.

Mar 18th, 2015 by httiy at 6:21 pm

Hello everyone! This is Satoru Iwata from Nintendo here to present to you Here's a Podcast - Episode 112. Here are today's podcast chapters:

1. Intros, what to expect, and other things
2. GAME OF THE WEEK - Kirby's Adventure
What we played
3. Jack and Austin's bad fur day. (Conker's Bad Fur Day)
4. Vacation slides with Laura.
5. Austin learns to love. (Sin & Punishment: Star Successor)
6. Jack finally digs into a new game. (Shovel Knight)
7. Title screen songs, and some other things. (Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+)
Shenanigans Redux
8. Earthbound farms endorsement.
9. Site Features.
10. Ace Combat Music Break
11. Book club begging.
Listener Mail
12. Does Mario Maker spell the end of NSMB? What's the future of 2D Mario?
13. What do you think about Donkey Kong Country?
14. Games that surprised us with how good they were.
15. Game endings, and other ramblings.
16. Our Kirby recommendations.
17. Do we want a stylus-controlled Zelda on Wii U?
Final Shenanigans
18. Kirby's Adventure Quiz!
Mar 10th, 2015 by httiy at 10:07 pm

We've finally upgraded to enhanced podcasts! Whenever we reference an image during the show, look at your podcast application and it should display the image we're talking about if it supports the AAC version of the show. You can also head over to to view the gallery there if you prefer.

Have you always wondered what people loved about The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past? One of the things is how the game structures its quests, and that topic is the one we'll focus on during our book club segment this week. If you have thoughts on this topic, or A Link to the Past in general, send them our way! (
1. Game of the Week (Yoshi)
2. The History of Star Fox's Voice Acting (Star Fox series)
3. Malaura's Mask Continues (Majora's Mask)
4. Crunchier Cereal for All (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
5. Laura fits one more game in (Wii Fit U)
6. Jack finds puzzle love (Picross e5)
7. Rekindling an old love (Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon)
8. You've never heard of SWERY? (D4)
9. Site features!
10. A Link to the Past Book Club - Week 5
11. D4 Music Break
12. Year of the Saxophone
13. Listener Mail - Start
14. Is Phoenix Wright fun? Of course!
15. It was bound to happen eventually.
16. Do we like Sin & Punishment? Will it ever get another sequel?
17. Trading games for things.
18. Yoshi Quiz Show!
Feb 25th, 2015 by httiy at 8:05 pm

SEGMENT 1: Austin has finally beaten MOTHER 3, and he has so much to say about it! Unfortunately he doesn’t want to spoil anything, so it ends up just being a lot of interesting and vague praise. Laura is continuing through Majora’s Mask 3D, but she’s trying to slow it down this week. Finally, Jack somehow ended up with Brain Age Express: Sudoku, which he says is a bit of a stink.

SEGMENT 2: The book club this week comes with a new focus: The bosses of <em>A Link to the Past</em>, what we can learn from them, and how they relate to bosses in more recent Zelda games. We end up talking a lot about Zelda bosses in general and what we like and dislike about them.

SEGMENT 3: Listener mail ended up being all Zelda topics this week! We address some concerns people have about Majora’s Mask 3D’s “improvements”, how Zelda Wii U could take some cues from the Oracle games to improve its overworld, and more!