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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a game in which owners must buy and use Amiibo cards in order to play different chunks of the game, and we recently learned that Nintendo is selling them in blind packs—meaning you have no idea which handful of the three-hundred different cards you'll get when you commit to spending your money.

This is one of the subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. You can check out the discussion video after the jump to hear our full thoughts on this distribution method, or keep reading for a brief (albeit admittedly less fun) summary.

Metroid's producer, Kensuke Tanabe, recently spoke about Metroid Prime: Federation Force and the goal behind the new multiplayer focus in the franchise. He says that the aim in Federation Force is to tie together the stories of several different hunters, directly comparing it to Marvel's Avengers. This is one of the subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia.

You can check out the discussion video after the jump to hear our thoughts on the idea behind the game, the story, whether we like the idea of expanding the Metroid universe in this particular way, and what it means for the future of the Metroid series.

Nintendo's recent push to cross over into Skylanders is not a bad move—it's a great push to expand their IP, and the idea of one figurine that works as two different NFC toys is pretty dang cool. What is a bad move, however, is the rollout of this crossover, which makes an already-nightmarish Amiibo situation into an absolute hellhole. This is one of the subjects we talk about on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Head past the jump to check out our discussion, or to read a summary of the problem if you prefer text.

We Nintendo fans always have a blast talking about what kinds of things we'd like to see in future installments of Mario Kart, and now that Mario Kart 8 brings DLC expansions and even other Nintendo crossovers into the mix, our imaginations are blown wide open. On this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we took it upon ourselves to talk about everything we'd love to see if Nintendo makes a third DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, and if I do say so myself, we came up with some amazing ideas.

The discussion was a whopping forty minutes long, so we've broken it down into two twenty-minute chunks for YouTube—available now is the second half of the discussion, where we talk about what courses (both new and old) we'd like to see added to the Mario Kart 8 lineup, as well as what bonus features we'd like to see. Check out the video after the jump for the full discussion, or skim the list down below to get a brief overview of everything we discussed in text format.

Nintendo fans always have a blast talking about what kinds of things we'd like to see in future installments of Mario Kart, and now that Mario Kart 8 brings DLC expansions and even other Nintendo crossovers into the mix, our imaginations are blown wide open. On this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, we took it upon ourselves to talk about everything we'd love to see if Nintendo makes a third DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, and if I do say so myself, we came up with some amazing ideas.

The discussion was a whopping forty minutes long, so we've broken it down into two twenty-minute chunks for YouTube—available now is the first half of the discussion, where we talk about what new characters and crossover content we'd like to see. Head inside to check out our ideas, and keep reading to get the full list in text!

There's been a massive fiasco surrounding Devil's Third, the Wii U exclusive game from Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki. All sorts of contradictory claims have been tossed every which way the past few weeks, to the point where it feels like people are scrambling to uncover the truth, while others hide the truth, and others even change it. We tried our best to unpack all this news on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia.

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There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

This week, join Alex Plant, Ben Lamoreux, and host Colin McIsaac as they discuss recent Nintendo news, including the fiasco behind Devil's Third, the Avengers-inspired future for the Metroid universe, the absurdity that is the Skylanders Amiibo bundles, and plenty of other news. After the break, buckle up for a Mario Kart discussion, as the Nintendo Week crew discusses what they'd like to see if Mario Kart 8 ever gets more DLC. Give it a listen below, and head inside if you'd like to learn more on this week's stories!


This week's episode of the Nintendo Week Podcast is dedicated solely to Satoru Iwata. Please enjoy the full episode, now available on YouTube, inside.

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

This week, join host Colin McIsaac, alongside Alex Plant and Ben Lamoreux, to reflect on the life, memories, and legacy of the late Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo. "Please have a listen."

This past week, we learned that the recently-announced guest appearances by DK and Bowser in Skylanders SuperChargers is actually something a long time coming. Activision has wanted to collaborate with Nintendo on Skylanders for years, and only now Nintendo is willing to hop on board. This is one of the many subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia.

Check out the discussion video after the jump to hear why the best opportunity has passed them by, and why they should be more proactive about seeking and creating partnerships, rather than waiting on other developers to pitch ideas Nintendo may or may not even pursue.

This past week saw two major new reports about Nintendo's NX. The first comes from DigiTimes, a prominent publication in China, which says that the NX will begin early manufacturing this October and launch some time next year. The second comes from Unseen64, claiming that NX is not aiming to compete with PlayStation 4 and like-powered consoles as far as raw power goes.

This is one of the many subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for to hear our thoughts on these reports, what might be true and what might be false, and what they could mean for the NX. Or head inside and keep reading for the boiled-down version.

This past week we learned of a neat slew of information cut content from the latest two Super Smash Bros. games, including a bunch of planned content for the games on Wii U and 3DS, and Sakurai's hope that an outside studio would develop the Subspace Emissary mode of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

This is one of the many subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Head inside to check out a recap of the news and our thoughts on what it would have meant for the games.

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

This week we sit down to discuss a slew of recent Nintendo news, including some of the content cut from the latest Smash games, the upcoming overhaul of Miiverse, Nintendo's long-time-coming partnership with Skylanders, a ton of recent comments from Nintendo's executives on which we call shenanigans, and new reports surfacing about the NX. Check it out below to give it a listen, and head inside if you'd like to learn more on this week's stories.

There's a juicy rumor going around that Nintendo and Disney are negotiating a massive partnership to for movies, toys, games, and more, and naturally the Nintendo community is lightning up. The rumor suggests Disney wants to use Nintendo characters in their films, games, and more, and that Nintendo is looking to create movies based on their characters so that they can turn some of their less-famous IP into household names like Mario and Donkey Kong (and of course capitalize on those franchises' success as well).

This is one of the many subjects we discuss on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, where we've been very vocal in the past that Nintendo should embark on an endeavor like this. First came news that Sony wanted to build a Nintendo Cinematic Universe, with the charge led by the very man behind the huge success of Marvel's cinematic universe, and we thought that was an exciting idea. Later Iwata made it clear that they were looking to expand their franchises into film, and we were extremely enthused about the potential that would open to turn Nintendo back into the cultural phenomenon it was in the late 1980s.

Check out the discussion video after the jump for our thoughts on why this is such a great opportunity, why Disney is the perfect fit, and why we can't wait to see what Nintendo's amazing worlds could bring to the silver screen.

Smash Bros. fans have been eagerly awaiting and furiously speculating about which characters will join the battle ever since Nintendo revealed that Smash will continue to introduce new content as DLC. We've already had four fighters so far, but Sakurai recently revealed that all of these characters have been in development since before Nintendo launched the fan-driven Fighter Ballot some time ago. He followed up by saying that "several" more characters will make their way into Super Smash Bros., and that from here on out, it's all going to be, as he says, "fan service." Head inside to see what we think this means for the future of Smash DLC.