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NXpress #14: Deciding Nintendo’s best console

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The Virtual Boy proved to be a dismal failure for Nintendo but in many ways it was ahead of its time. The Nintendo DS came at the perfect time, long before mobile games and remains the second best-selling video game console of all time (beaten out by the PlayStation 2). The Gameboy is the toughest gaming console ever made, sturdy enough to survive a bomb. The Game Boy Advance helped further advanced sprite-based technology. WII led the “console wars” selling more than 101 million units in the first quarter of 2012. Wii U is still home to four of the greatest games Nintendo has ever made. Nintendo 3DS keeps Nintendo relevant as the Wii U suffers in sales. The Gamecube was home to a stellar lineup of fantastic games. Nintendo 64 had a collection of genre-busting, industry-redefining, titles. The NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983 and introduced a plethora of now iconic video game characters, a ton of accessories and it forever changed the relationship of console manufacturers and third-party software developers. Super NES took the formula established by the NES and made it bigger, faster, and better in every way imaginable. But what is the best Nintendo console? This week we duke it out, and boy does the conversation get heated. Joining us is Sound On Sight contributor Matt De Azevedo.

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00:00: 1990 Super NES News Story
00:30: Intro
01:00: Nintendosage: Franchises we want to make a comeback  
19:00:  Nintendo Entertainment System commercial
20:00: Good Will Hunting clip
21:00: Main Event: Deciding the best Nintendo console 
73:00: Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
75:00: Outro

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The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at NXpresspodcast.com in which we discuss all things Nintendo. We stay clear from in-depth game strategies and keep things light. There’s plenty of nostalgia and feedback that will resonate with vintage game collectors; meanwhile modern games are sprinkled in and each week our show revolves around a central theme.

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NXpress Nintendo Podcast #190: The Mount Rushmore of Nintendo

Plus, the problems with shopping at GameStop and Super Smash Bros. DLC

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Mount Rushmore of Nintendo

Who Belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Nintendo?

This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, Rick, Patrick and Tim debate which characters should be included on the Mount Rushmore of Nintendo. In the main event, they discuss the problems with shopping at GameStop and why they choose to shop either online or buy digital copies of games.

Closing the show is a discussion on the DLC added to Pokemon Sword and Shield, Fire Emblem Three Houses and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Does Byleth deserve to be in Smash? Is the new Pokemon expansion pass worth your money? Should you be excited to play Three Houses yet again? For all this and more, tune in!

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Playlist

LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Nintendo?
Super Mario Bros. Theme Song
Main Event: The problems with shopping at GameStop
Donkey Kong Country Theme Song
Bonus Content: Fire Emblem Three Houses, Super Smash Bros., and Pokemon DLC
Fire Emblem Three Houses Theme Song

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NXpress Nintendo Podcast #189: Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games of 2020

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Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games of 2020

Happy new year! With a pretty great 12 months for Nintendo behind us, it’s time to take a look at what’s on the horizon for the Switch in 2020. Patrick and Tim hold down the fort this week, and while the upcoming release schedule is still pretty vague at this early stage, they still find more than a few titles to get excited about. From the latest Animal Crossing and ports like Xenoblade Chronicles to some intriguing indies, there’s plenty to cover on the confirmed front. But of course, there always a bit of reckless speculation to have fun with as well! Will 2020 finally be the year we see Bayonetta 3? What other surprises might Nintendo have in store for fans?

Tim and Patrick go through their personal lists, but also take time to give a little love to those other games that Switch owners might be eagerly awaiting. Before all that, however, Patrick also gives his amateur take on Pokemon Sword and Shield. For all this and more, have a listen!

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LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Catching up on Pokemon Sword and Shield
Pokemon Sword and Shield Soundtrack
Main Event: The Most Anticipated Games of 2020
Breath of the Wild 2 Trailer

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NXpress Nintendo Podcast #188: The Game Awards and the Best Games of 2019

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Nintendo Podcast Best Nintendo Games 2019

It’s that time of the year when everyone looks back at all of the great games released over the last 365 days, and the NXpress Podcast is no exception. This week finds Rick, Tim, and Patrick mulling over Goomba Stomp’s list of our Best Games of 2019, debating the merits and placing of some of the choices while generally agreeing that there was a lot to like for Switch owners this year. Along the way we suggest a few substitutions, reflect on the greatness of the Switch games that cracked the list (especially that #1), and look forward to what 2020 might bring.

Of course, before all the positivity and praise, we have a few things to say about the latest iteration of the Game Awards. While Rick enjoyed the brisk pacing, there’s a feeling that the actual awards in this ‘awards show’ might be getting a wee bit short-shrifted. Perhaps a celebration about the past year shouldn’t focus so much on teasers for the coming year? Feel free to give us your opinion on whether The Game Awards succeeds as a tribute to the industry, or seems to be tending toward being just another promotional event. For all this and more, have a listen!

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Playlist

LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Game Awards 2019 Review
Game Awards 2019 clip
Main Event: The 10 Best Video Games of 2019
Fire Emblem: Three Houses soundtrack

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