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146: Fool MeTwice The Nerd and Tie crew share their Nintendo Switch thoughts post-launch, and a very shameful pile indeed.


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145: Gimmick or Greatness When does an innovation last, and when is it just a bust?


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144: Merry Switchmas Nintendo reveals all (well, most) about the Nintendo Switch.


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142: Value What is the value of any particular game, or gaming in general?


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143: Super 2017 Run Our predictions for gaming in 2017, and Super Mario Run in Future Retro


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141: Twenty-Six Hundred We reach back before the Famicom to Atari's first console


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140: Make the Switch Nintendo has finally (mostly) unveiled the successor to the Wii U.


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139: Pokemon GO Home, You're Drunk Live at Nerd & Tie Expo 2016!


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138: Nintendo's First Mobile Game No, the other one.


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137: March to 2017 It's gonna be a long wait until the NX next spring. What does Nintendo have in store for us until then?


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136: PS4K Is the iterative video game console about to become a reality?


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135: Fanservice (with Satoshi Matrix) No! It's not what you think! Mostly...


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134: Rumors For April Fools' Day we reminisce about the tricks played on gamers over the years


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133: Never Complete (with Joe Grisaffi) Atari Homebrew games so good that they could have stopped the crash of '83!


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132: To the Beat If you can use plastic to control it, we talk abou it! Just about.


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131: Episodic Gaming It's all fun and games until episode 3 doesn't come out. Ever.


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130: Still Gathering Herbs Vinnk begins his reintroduction to Western-style RPGs with Mass Effect.


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129: Predictions Bingo (2016) Our video game predictions for 2016!


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128: Physical DLC How we got from physical games to DLC, to physical game addons that need their own shelves.


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127: Consoles of a Generation Game Dave joins us to journey through the console ages, as we name our favorites


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126: Toys to Life What do LEGOs and ROB the Robitic Operating Buddy have in common?


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125: Play Old Games Don't let publishers fool you with marketing; old games are great!


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124: Retro VGS Mike Kennedy talks about the ambitious home video game console he is developing.


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123: Shooters What if a single game could make you rethink an entire genre?


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122: Please Understand Satoru Iwata, 1959 - 2015


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121: Everything We Weren't Right About (E3 2015) We weren't right about anything announced at E3, and we couldn't be happier.


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120: Don't Let it End We're enjoying the Wii U so much, we don't want it to end. But is it already over?


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119: Konami Kollapse Everyone figures out what Konami is doing before they admit it. And we figure they are getting out of gaming.


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118: Misakocast Vinnk tells his wife all about retro gaming in the US.


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117: Game Boy is Awesome The Game Boy was just the best, wasn't it?


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116: Nintendo NeXt A game-saving throw, or the death throes of a once-great publisher?


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115: Sega is Dead, Long Live Sega A game-saving throw, or the death throes of a once-great publisher?


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114: The PC Engine That Could Here's to the scrappiest console of the 16-bit era.


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113: We Just Want Nice Things Iwata's money allergy, New 3DS XL, goodbye Club Nintendo, and herb gathering.


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112: The Osborne Effect (Live at DaishoCon 2014) We take the podcast live to DaishoCon 2014 in Wisconsin Dells! And we have a bone to pick with Nintendo.


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111: First World Problems Got 99 problems, but privilege is the only one.


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110: RETRO Magazine We interview the co-founders of Retro Magazine, who are rad enough to stick around for our regular segments.


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109: The Horror This Halloween we wise from our gwabe to fill our podcast with horror games and jump scares.


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108: 10 Minutes About Your Favorite Video Game We steal the format of Rob Matsushita's podcast and make it about video games -- times three!


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107: Shelf Life After time, even physical media degrades. What is the best way to maintain your games for the future?


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106: Denshimailbag We answer your emails and voicemails that have been burning a hole in our inbox.


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105: Tokyo Game Show 2014 We return to Tokyo Game Show. Sort of. Well, David does, and he tells us all about it!


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104: Den of Shame Are retro game collectors becoming the crazy cat ladies of our generation?


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103: 3DS The Third Is the New 3DS an evolution, or a revolution for Nintendo handhelds?


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102: Play It Again, Samus Super Metroid might not be the greatest Metroid game of all time.


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101: Take Your Knight and Shovel It How Shovel Knight fit so much game (mostly!) into an NES, plus lots of Metroid love.


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100: Growing Up Gamer We play your submissions, and share our stories of Growing Up Gamer.


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99: PapaCast and Ferb Our second PapaCast deals with balancing family responsibility with quality time in the Man Cave.


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98: Nintendo Wins E3 (2014) We don't have any women on the show this week because they were too hard to render.


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97: Nintendo Adapts The Wii U looks like it's in position to rule E3.


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96: DisKinect Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection shuts down for Wii and DS, and Xbox One drops the Kinect.


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95: The Price of DLC Should prices for downloadable content go down as a game ages?


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94: Sequelitis Sometimes a sequel can perfect the original in surprising ways.


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93: Crossovers and Cameos It's a special kind of glee seeing a character in a game where it doesn't belong.


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92: The (PlayStation) Death of Consoles If console gaming is dying in Japan, what will take its place?


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91: Needs More Polys Come back with us to the 8-bit era of 3D gaming. So to speak.


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90: Your Friend's House We take a trip over to our friend’s house where everything sounds different.


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89: Audio Bonus Parts of the Famicom Dojo podcast we recorded, but you've never heard before!


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88: Video Game Ratings Are Useless Who the heck are they trying to warn at this point?


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87: Every Game is Terrible (Except the One You Like) We autopsy our favorite developers of the past, and lament the future.


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86: Rad Sports Games Before annual installments of Year of the Same Game, you had crazy sports game ideas that were one and done.


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85: Remakes vs. Reboots Old games with a facelift, or floundering franchises re-imagined from the ground up. Yet the kids only want to play Flappy Bird.


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84: Free 2 Play Is subsidized gaming the way of the future, or is it on its way out?


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83: Broken Age of Adventure Gaming Adventure games are back in a big way. But just what is an adventure game, exactly?


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82: Game of the Year of Luigi We discuss our favorite games of 2013, and the ones we wish we'd played.


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81: NES Remix NES Remix impressions, plus two new segments: Future Retro and Pile of Shame


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80: Kickstarter Retro We talk video games on Kickstarter, Madison Underground, and Pepsi-flavored Cheetos!


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79: Wii U vs. 3DS Vinnk is back from vacation with a new Wii U! And Sean got a 3DS. Gaming ensues.


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78: The Secret Origin of Famicom Dojo The first episode may have been uploaded six years ago, but Famicom Dojo started before that...


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77: To E3 or Not to E3 (2013) Seriously, how perfect is the new Xbox 180 moniker?


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76: Digital Apocalypse Now The end of retro gaming may be here sooner than we feared.


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75: Xbox One Microsoft is taking a lot of heat for all the right reasons. Or are they?


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74: An Unprecedented Partnership EA snubs Nintendo in the most public way possible.


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73: The Next Xbox Is an Always On Xbox doomed to failure, or is this our new reality?


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72: It's About Time Lots of games involve time travel as a plot or device, but how many do it well?


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71: PlayStation Death The PS4 is real, and that's its official name. But is it a terrible mistake?


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70: Zombi Wii U Wii U is dragging in its third month of sales. Who's to blame: Nintendo or game publishers?


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69: Region Free America Is it possible for the US to become region free? And would we even want that?


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68: Destructoid Stole My Beer It's all part of a fun-filled MAGFest XI in 2013!


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67: Play as the Villain Games where you play as the villain, and like it!


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66: Timed Exclusives A podcast released the day the world ends! How's that for timing?


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65: Wii U Be Mine How has the Wii U been in the few weeks since it launched?


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64: LucasArts and Crafts What will the fate of LucasArts be in the hands of Disney?


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63: Failed Console Treasures All our favorite consoles... after they failed on the market.


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62: The Next Generation The iPhone 5, Wii U, and new Vinnk baby were all revealed last week!


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61: Nintendo Power Down Nintendo Power is going away, but it lives on in the kid in all of us.


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60: This Famicom Life Stories about games: pachinko, the GameCube, Rocking RPG, and vending machines.


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59: Neo Geo X Is the Neo Geo X worth $200? Does it matter? LOOK AT IT!!


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58: Now Streaming On Your Yogurt App Why play new games when there are so many great old ones?


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56: Oh Yeah Ouya Will the Ouya fulfill its promise? Will it make any money?


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55: Video Game Videos Do video game videos make you excited to play, or just not want to bother?


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54: Rent It Now From Your Grocery Store Does the ability to rent separate computers from game consoles?


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53: It's All About the Cheevos Do Achievements enhance the gaming experience, or take all the fun out of it?


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57: Video Game Soul Food What games do you go back to again and again, even at the expense of new games?


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52: Extra Large Did Nintendo whiff it with the 3DS? Is E3 still relevant? What DOES LL mean anyway?


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51: Added Content Scratch-n-sniff games, Feelies, and Silent Hill Moview Review in this listener appreciation episode.


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50: E3 2012 GamePads, projects, Ubisoft, and Raymen. We give the E3 rundown!


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49: System Fragmentation Is the Wii U Pro Controller the next 32x?


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48: Gamer and Developer Entitlement Are the days of secret codes behind us? Find out for just $0.99!


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47: Developer Worship What companies or individuals make games that you will buy just because their name is on it?


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46: Matrimony When is Mario just going to marry Princess Peach already?!


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45: Only Mostly Dead Did you hurt yourself falling/fighting/getting shot? Here's a health potion!


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44: Don't Believe the Hype Hype is great... until your game comes out.


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43: Consoles Versus PC Did Nintendo really only rescue the console market? Was it better off dead?


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42: Development Hell The fine line between making your game better and ensuring it will never see the light of day.


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41: Video Game Babies Kids get a bad rap in video games. Sometimes they're beat up to pull emotional heartstrings, but mostly they're just annoying.


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40: Romance In Video Games Is there a true romantic couple in video games? Can games do romance without hot coffee?


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39: Games of the Mundane All kids want to grow up to be lawyers, wall street brokers, and waitresses, right?


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38: Rampant Speculation The Wii U is set to launch by the end of 2012... but is it really?


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37: HudsonSoft 16-Shot Salute What connects the Bungeling Empire, Sim City, Bomberman, and Choplifter?


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36: Played to Death Gaming can be deadly.


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35: User-generated Content Does user-generated content make games better, or make developers lazy?


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34: We Can't Breathe Sean is joined by three guest panelists to talk about MAGFest X.


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33: Can't Wait for 2012 Games we're looking forward to in 2012, plus the fate of the PS Vita and Wii U.


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32: Why Christmas Games Are Terrible When has a Christmas-themed game actually been any good?


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31: Used Games Are Not Evil Even when they're from GameStop!


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30: Tales of Same Plot Great news! Xenoblade Chronicles is coming to North America! Not-as-good news! It's a GameStop exclusive.


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29: iOS Ascendant Apple iOS and Google Android are poised to take over the handheld gaming market in 2011.


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28: A Touching Tale of Touchscreens Is the Wii U trying (in vain) to compete with the iPad?


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27: How Young is Too Young? When and how should kids be introduced to video games?


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26: Chiptunes and Totaka's Song Really, it's about all kinds of video game music, but those two are the most interesting.


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25: The Fanwank Episode We answer viewer mail, and review updates from our 25 previous episodes


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24: Hale to the Spectre Is the role of women still overlooked in gaming?


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23: Apples to Apples We look back to a time before the iPhone, Macintosh, and even Nintendo.


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22: Nostalgia Goggles Are there games that are immune to the march of time?


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21: Get N or Get Out Sean and Vinnk look back on 15 years of Nintendo 64


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20: Learning Japanese Through Gaming Sean and Vinnk discuss the ways that gaming can help keep your Japanese language skills sharp.


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19: TGS 2011 - 3DS vs PS Vita Sean and Vinnk reflect on the final two public days of Tokyo Game Show.


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18: TGS 2011 - You Might Get a T-shirt We will talk about games we played, people me met, sights we saw, and a new life philosophy that will make you a better person.


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17: Rocking Playing Game at TGS A preview of our trip to the Tokyo Game Show, and a rocking new theme song!


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16: A World Without Mega Man Phil Bond joins us to discuss the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3


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15: Should Nintendo Go Third Party? In a word, no, but don't worry: we'll totally qualify that position.


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14: Too Much of a Good Thing We dish about Chicago Comic Con, meeting Felicia Day, and when too much of a good thing is... not so good.


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13: Welcome to Die When did video games start using "lives"? More importantly, when and why did they stop?


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12: 3DS Price Drop? We Called It Nintendo's steep price cut of the 3DS may have taken some by surprise last week, but we called it back during E3.


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11: Movies About Video Games We take a look at movies about video games released around the same time as the infamous crash in the '80s.


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10: Never Played Pokemon Vinnk and SeanOrange talk about the game franchises they should have played, but didn't.


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9: A History of Console Region Locking Region locking is nothing new. It hasn't taken many different forms, but wasn't always deliberate either.


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8: Operation Rainfall At a time when the Wii is suffering a drought of games, don't we deserve better?


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7: Video Game Movies Can a movie based on a video game ever be any good?


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6: Bleak Games of the Cold War Did the Cold War make early video games unintentionally bleak?


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5: Dreamcast Final Days If Sega were still making consoles today, what would they have brought to E3?


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4: Ooh! Wii U Nintendo announced the Wii U at E3 this week, but will it be enough to keep the #1 spot?


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3: Retro HD Gaming How good do retro games look on your HDTV set?


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2: OUTATIME TellTale Games has pulled Back to the Future out of the movie tie-in gaming doldrums to create a worthy addition to the mythos.


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1: The DLC Apocalypse Where Vinnk and Sean realize that digital-only DLC will mean the death of retro gaming as we know it.


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