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Nintendo Free Radio Episode 9: Capacity For Rational Thought

Posted by nintendofreeradio in Nintendo Free Radio, MP3, Episode 9

No updates required to enjoy our WiiU day 1 impressions, and it comes with a free Halbred!

Step right up and enjoy the latest gaming goodness from the Nintendo Free Radio crew. Stephen gets the now-traditional music game out of the way early in New Business by touching on the Ubisoft creation app Jam Sessions, which draws comparisons to Windows 3.1, before getting stuck with Austen on the latest Nintendo RPG/platformer hybrid Paper Mario Sticker Star. Donald accepts his WiiU-less fate by going ungodly old school with Donkey Kong: Original Edition (it's a CEMENT factory, thankyouverymuch) and shockingly doesn't want to punch himself out after partaking in Urban Champion (3D Classics), before wrapping with an extended and spirited discussion of the demo for Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion. Austen brings us to the break with a wrap-up of Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, proof that one can play Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 without having to deal with the average internet user, and unleashes holy hell (and man beams) in El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron.

After the break, a wild Halbred appears as the crew ropes in Nintendo World Report features editor Zach Miller for a heavy round of Whatcha Been Watchin' that travels from the sewers of New York in TMNT 2012 to the local arcade for Wreck-It Ralph and wraps in London with Sherlock Holmes In The 22nd Century, Goldeneye, QI, and Where On Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Also included: The finals of the "Weirdest Anime Ever" contest, between FLCL and Hellsing Ultimate.

Since this show was taped on November 18th, of course the feature discussion is Wii U: Day 1. Zach and Stephen both got their systems day 1, and despite the best efforts of upgrade servers manage to touch on the Wii transfer process, the eShop, and Stephen's early impressions of Nintendoland. An extra helping of Mushrooms takes us out with love for This Year Collection ( and free dumping, hatred of Alaskan rocks, and a host falling on his sword (but recovering to help unlock Red Velvet).

We will return in a couple of weeks, but you can leave feedback for the show here or by sending an email to Also, be sure to check out the Movember page of Ryan MacNeil (Donald's roommate) at and hear Zach regularly on NWR's Connectivity and the Frozen North Dinnercast at Crosstawk (

This podcast was edited by Austen Parkin. All music is copyrighted to their original owners and is used under fair use protection.


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