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Molehill Mountain Episode 59 – Bad Game Industry, Bad!

This week we talk about the video game industry’s myriad shenanigans of late.  I’m sure we’ll find something positive to talk about!

31:53 – Lawbreakers dev says game not Switch-bound because not enough buttons

41:03 – Metroid: Samus Returns gates content behind amiibo

52:47 – ThinkGeek hoards NES Classic Editions and forces you to buy overpriced bundles to get them

59:50 – Nintendo’s obnoxious Voice Chat solution

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Molehill Mountain Episode 45 – Scar Wars

EZK and Andrew discuss Nintendo, Star Wars and Marvel TV shows.  You know, the important stuff!

19:07 – What if Nintendo allowed indie devs access to their IP?

32:34 – Did the NES Classic Edition have to die so that the SNES Classic Edition could live?

34:52 – Kylo Ren’s facial scar in Last Jedi doesn’t line up with the wound he received in Force Awakens. How much do we care?

50:30 – We discuss the first trailer for the Cloak and Dagger TV show

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Molehill Mountain Episode 44 – Nintendo Hates Money; Doesn’t Like You Either

It’s a solo show this week.  EZK had family stuff to attend to this Easter weekend.  Andrew had family visiting from out of town too but he made them quietly sit in the corner for an hour so he could bring you this week’s awesome show!

Ain’t he the sweetest?

5:45 – The NES Classic Edition and Nintendo’s problem meeting demand

41:52 – Senran Kagura for the Switch uses HD Rumble to simulate the feel of breasts

55:48 – Quick recap of last week’s Nintendo Direct

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Nintendo Decides It Hates Easy Money, Ends Production Of The NES Classic Edition

RIP: NES Classic EditionAmong the many classic blunders in this world, the most famous of which is ‘never get involved in a land war in Asia’ and only slightly less well-known ‘Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line’, is the killing off one of your most popular products at the height of its life. Sadly, it seems that Nintendo has fallen victim to the latter blunder (of course Nintendo being a Japanese company may have been involved at one time or another in the first one). In a statement sent to IGN, Nintendo of America has ended production of the NES Classic Edition and after April you will never see them on shelves again, that is if you ever saw them there to begin with.  (UPDATE: Japan’s version of the NES Classic Edition, a mini Famicom with a slightly different lineup of games, has ended production as well.)

The NES Classic Edition is the hit holiday product from Nintendo that bundled 30 classic NES games into a cute console with the old NES look. It even came with controllers that resembled the original NES controllers. People loved this thing so much that any units that stores got were quickly snatched up and immediately listed to ebay at double to triple markup. Few people who actually wanted one to play the darn thing got one. In a statement made in January of this year, Nintendo announced that they had sold a cool 1.5million NES Classics. That means that somewhere in the ballpark of 250k people have one to actually play right now, while 1.25million units are sitting languishing on ebay and Craigslist postings.

But what really gets my goat with this latest news is Nintendo’s completely tone deaf reasons for dropping the system.


Molehill Mountain Episode 26 – A Mature Discussion Of NPC Genitalia

Andrew returns to chat with Zachary about the NES Classic Edition supply shortage (1:14), a rumored launch game for the Nintendo Switch that crosses Mario RPG with Ubisoft’s Rabbids (30:03), the price of Nintendo’s upcoming mobile title, Super Mario Run (36:55), and Sony suspending a gamer’s PSN account for sharing a screen of a naked NPC in Watch Dogs 2 (55:42).

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Molehill Mountian Episode 25: All Sold Out

Andrew had to work last weekend so Zachary took the show’s reins and spent most of the time discussing Nintendo’s, um… interesting choice not to open pre-orders for the NES Classic Edition in North America as well as the console’s limited supplies bolstering scalper culture (in other words: Do you want an NES Classic Edition right now?  You’re probably going to have to rely on re-sellers who are asking over five times its retail price.)

EZK also spends some time talking about Trump’s policies.

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What if Nintendo made a new console dedicated to retro-style games?

nes-classic-edition-boxA couple of weeks ago, prior to the Nintendo Switch announcement, I had a weird dream in which it turned out that the upcoming NES Classic Edition actually was the NX.

That’s dumb but I shared it on Twitter anyway and one of my followers replied, “Don’t scare me like that. Unless…unless they plan to make new NES games. Old-school meets modern AAA.”

And that got me thinking… What if Nintendo made a new console dedicated to retro-style games?


Which games should be included on a prospective SNES Classic Edition?

SNESIn November, Nintendo will release the NES Classic Edition, a mini retro console that comes pre-loaded with 30 classic NES games for about 60 bucks.

Being the silly gamers we are, we’ve of course got our eyes set on the presumed next big thing, an SNES Classic Edition!  On the last podcast, EZK and I each proposed a lineup of 30 awesome SNES games for just such a console.  You’ll find our choices along with a compilation of our readers’ most requested titles below.

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Molehill Mountain Episode 14 – SNES Classic Edition

On this week’s show Andrew and EZK continue through the Bucket List and discover a few things that Zachary has done that Andrew has not (27:04)!  Zachary reveals his picks for a prospective SNES Classic Edition game lineup (42:55) then Andrew shares his (1:00:56).  They cap it off by going through their viewers’ copious recommendations of awesome SNES games (1:40:28).

Did I say we capped it there?  Oops.  Andrew finishes out the show by talking a bit about his approach to the use of profanity and potentially offensive humor in his YouTube videos (2:02:14).

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Let’s suggest 30 games for a prospective SNES Classic Edition!

SNESIn November, Nintendo will release the NES Classic Edition, a mini retro console that includes 30 classic NES games for $60.  Naturally, many gamers expect Nintendo will eventually release a similar product that will include a selection of classic Super NES games.

But why wait for Nintendo to announce an official product?  Let’s come up with our own list of 30 SNES games for the assumed SNES Classic Edition!