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NXpress Nintendo Podcast #51: ‘Miitomo’, the problem with Let’s Plays, and gamer labels



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Now that all the hullabaloo surrounding our 50th episode is behind us, the NXpress can continue on with business as usual: tackling the tough topics of the gaming world. This week we discuss a recent situation where the creator of That Dragon, Cancer spoke out against Let’s Plays. Should there be limits on how much of a video game can be shown in order to protect the massive investment of time and money the creators put into developing? After that debate, the crew opts for a lighter conversation for the main segment, a review of Nintendo’s new social app, Miitomo. We’ve all played it (some more than others), and opinions are varied. One thing we can all agree on though is that it’s very Nintendo. Finally, we talk about gamer labels, and whether terms such as “hardcore” or “casual” gamers need to be put to rest in favor of more accurate descriptions. All this and more, so have a listen!


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Episode Playlist

00:00: Intro
01:00: Nintendosage: The problem with Let’s Play Videos
22:00: South Park clip
23:00: The Main Event: Miitomo review
56:00: DJ Shadow – “Building Steam”
55:00: Bonus Content: The problem with the term “hardcore gamer”
65:00: The XX – “Intro”

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The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at 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.