Tune in for a cozy episode this week, as it’s just Deux and I for the bulk of the show! Mom Brain does come in towards the tail-end, but we worked with what he had for a Friday show. While we lacked in people, we made up for in hot topic discussions! Get ready for some inside baseball this time around, as we talk more openly about the gaming press, game leaks (without spoilers) and the seedy underbelly of covering games!
Thanks to Giant Reggie for putting together this week’s timestamps!
- 00:00:00 Theme Music
- 00:00:33 Podcast Intro
- 00:00:47 Pokemon: Nickit
- 00:01:30 Crew Intro
- 00:03:12 Hello to the Discord
- 00:05:06 Discussion About Media Outlets’ Handling of Zelda Review Copies
- 00:32:16 RawDad Started Watching Demon Slayer
- 00:36:13 “Animated Movies Should Only Be Two Hours Long” Comment Discussion
- 00:44:13 It’s Time for the News!
- 00:44:23 Super Mario Bros. Movie Hits $1 Billion
- 00:48:26 District 9 Director Shows Interest in Making a Metroid Movie
- 00:53:14 Entire Super Mario Bros. Movie Was Available on YouTube/Twitter
- 00:57:05 Marvel’s Midnight Suns Cancelled for Switch
- 01:02:19 Japan’s Top 20 Switch eShop Titles for April 2023
- 01:04:01 Pokemon GO Earnings Hit 5 Year Low
- 01:08:12 Upcoming Nintendo Year End Fiscal Report Rant
- 01:12:11 Top 10 Switch Games by Revenue in Q1 2023 (UK and US)
- 01:15:35 Reggie Goes After Twitter Account Promoting Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Piracy
- 01:26:10 North American Switch eShop Releases
- 01:33:40 RMC’s Sweet European Releases
- 01:36:24 Nintendo Felt Original Pokedex Toy Would Steal Game Boy Sales
- 01:40:23 World Video Game Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2023 Inductees
- 01:42:45 Nintendo Hosting Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Treehouse Live Event
- 01:45:07 What Deux Has Been Playing
- 01:54:53 What RMC Has Been Playing
- 02:12:16 What MomBrain Has Been Playing
- 02:13:12 Questyum from NicoDarunia
- 02:15:03 Patreon Question from Josh
- 02:19:20 Deux’s Views: Rumor of the Week Starring Deux Michaels
- 02:21:55 Second Part of Patreon Question from Josh
- 02:22:16 Podcast Outro
I'm going to try to join! I'm usually busy on Saturdays.
RMC, I really appreciate your frank discussion of media outlets and their relationship with publishers. We all kind of know that there are certain strings attached when a reviewer gets a review copy of a game, but it's nice to know more specifically how it works. And I like your philosophies on reviewing games, under those circumstances. It's one of the many reasons I enjoy GoNintendo.