Did you hear Microsoft wanted to buy Nintendo and they don’t like calling the Switch a console? We did, and we have plenty to say about it! We also chat about Fall snacks, Deux’s first time with a beloved Nintendo franchise, the insanity of F-ZERO 99 and so much more!


A big thanks to Krazy Kernal for the art and Giant Reggie for the timestamps!

  • 00:00:00 Theme Music
  • 00:00:33 Podcast Intro
  • 00:00:39 Pokemon: Urshifu
  • 00:02:09 Crew Intro
  • 00:04:42 Hello to the Discord
  • 00:09:35 Reese’s Showcase in Discord
  • 00:13:10 Mallomars and the Case Against Seasonal Foods
  • 00:17:08 WayForward Confirms “Contra: Operation Galuga” Name Origin
  • 00:21:37 RMC Will Be Playing Chicken Little on Gamecube for Patreon
  • 00:24:02 The Apple Tea Incident
  • 00:28:36 Wawa Pizza
  • 00:30:31 It’s Time for the News!
  • 00:30:46 U.S. Software/Hardware Sales for August 2023
  • 00:35:32 Rumor: F-ZERO 99 May See the Return of Long-Lost Satellaview Tracks
  • 00:38:58 Activision Met With Nintendo About Switch’s Successor in 2022
  • 00:43:41 Xbox’s VP of Marketing Wanted to Avoid Calling Switch a Console
  • 00:57:15 Microsoft Seriously Considered Purchasing Nintendo in 2020
  • 01:10:45 North American Switch eShop Releases
  • 01:15:57 Deux’s Sweet European Releases
  • 01:22:20 Japanese Hardware/Software Sales for August 2023
  • 01:23:31 More Food and Drink Talk
  • 01:30:38 What MomBrain Played
  • 01:35:01 What Deux Played
  • 01:57:16 What RMC Played
  • 02:13:06 Questyum from PT
  • 02:17:10 Patreon Question from GekkouKitsune
  • 02:20:55 Bad Game Descriptions
  • 02:25:05 We’ve Got Music Trivia, You Want to Hear It?
  • 02:42:52 Deux’s Views: Rumor of the Week Starring Deux Michaels
  • 02:44:38 Podcast Outro

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9M ago

To address Deux's question on hostile takeovers and legality, there's no real mechanism to prevent it. Companies that do it tend to want only the IPs and property of the company because they usually result in almost all staff leaving the target. There's a few examples even international - Kraft (USA) buying Cadbury (UK), or InBev (Brazil) buying Anheuser-Busch (USA). The Japanese Government couldn't prevent it because Microsoft could buy out the Tokyo-based 7974.t stock, or the US-based NTDOF F-Class shares of Nintendo and not the NTDOY Y-class which us normal people buy.

Even if it would cost Microsoft some $30 billion to get a 51% stake and it's well within their means (With $150 billion+ in cash even after buying Activision) they'd have to prepare for losing all staff at Nintendo and have only their IPs. It wouldn't be great for either side.


9M ago

Deux talking about his playing of Animal Crossing was so heartwarming and wholesome. Wonderful.