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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.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they discuss Kimishima's recent interview with Asahi Shimbun, where he discussed tons of information on Nintendo's plans for filmmaking, mobile games, and the NX, as well as news on Yooka-Laylee, Hyrule Warriors, and more. After the break, we have a long Game Corner segment where we not only touch upon tons of games, including Captain Toad, Minecraft, and more, but we discuss the lessons Zelda U can learn from The Wind Waker, as well as other games like Dark Souls, The Witcher, and more.

You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

Square Enix is a company famous for their brilliance in creating JRPG series—Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts to name their most popular. But every now and then they experiment with new IP, often drawing heavily from their previous games; such was the case with the Nintendo 3DS title Bravely Default. Initially planned as a sequel to Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light, Bravely Default saw the player exploring the vast world of Luxendarc, restoring four sacred crystals, and unlocking a variety of jobs akin to the job systems of Final Fantasy III and V. Four years after its initial release, Bravely Second: End Layer takes that exact same game and improves on it in almost every single way.

Hyrule Warriors Legends is a strange proposition. It purports to be the complete edition of 2014's Hyrule Warriors, a game that already had tons of characters and weapons to chew through—not to mention tons of enemies to mow down and beautiful cutscenes to ogle at. And yet, in many ways, it's smaller in scope thanks to the limitations of the portable platform it calls home. Does this port justify its "Legends" moniker? Or were its swashbuckling battles best left behind on Wii U? Hit the jump to check out our review!

Video games can task players with many sorts of tasks. One common request, especially in RPGs, is for the player to go on a heroic journey to save a realm from apocalyptic destruction or to rescue an important character from the clutches of an evil being. Being a hero doesn't inherently require you to go on one of these epic quests, however. Heroes can come in all shapes and sizes—anyone can be a hero if they try. As such, video games are full of heroic characters. With so many, it can often be hard to pick the most heroic of them or even which one is your favorite.

Do you have a favorite video game hero? If so, who is it and why?

There's no question about it. Games are fun. That's a big reason why we devote so much of our lives to them. For many of us, that's not the sole reason though. Some of us play to experience a good story. Others may play to fully immerse themselves in the expansive worlds games can take us to, serving as an escape from whatever reality we have to deal with on a daily basis.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to play games. Why do you play?

I've often thought of video games much in the vein of jigsaw puzzles. By this, I mean that both revolve around small pieces that on their own are relatively meaningless. Put the right pieces together, however, and you have a beautiful picture. Likewise, looking at the whole picture, if a single piece is missing, it brings down the entire experience. In video games, these pieces are everything from a game's graphics, story, characters, music, or anything in between. All of these elements are important when it comes to the final product, though some would argue that some pieces are more important than others.

What game element is most important to you, if any, and why?

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are not only great for connecting with our friends, but also a valuable means of allowing organizations and their fans to interact with each other. Some companies use these platforms simply as informational outlets, though others take fan interaction to heart, providing topics for discussion or funny images and memes for their community to enjoy. The Sonic the Hedgehog accounts have become well-known for this practice, though others, like Nintendo, have joined in as well. Which gaming company do you think has the best social media presence?

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.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as we bring you an episode completely dedicated to subjects from our dear listeners. This week we introduce two brand-new segments: Trainer Tips, where we give you the best of our advice on troubles you face in gaming, and The Sacred Realm, where we pontificate on the subjects you want to hear us discuss. This week we offer advice on Splatoon's various modes and how to fill out a collection of GameCube games. Then in The Sacred Realm, we discuss the differences between regional Virtual Consoles, 3DS customization, and the Mother 4 fan game. Afterwards we briefly discuss the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which just launched in Minecraft: Wii U Edition, and we have wonderful things to say.

You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

There's been a lot of buzz over the past couple of days regarding Nintendo's intention to enter into the production of video content. While this almost certainly includes movies, Tatsumi Kimishima, president of Nintendo, has gone on record to say that they are looking into more than just movies. There aren't any specifics right now, so we're left to let our imagination run wild with possibilities. I'm partial to the idea of a The Legend of Zelda anime series, personally. If it turns out as nice as Palutena's reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, I think it could be wildly successful! Even better, why not take that trailer and create a big crossover series out of it?

What forms of video content would you like to see Nintendo create and with which IP?

This past weekend saw the premiere of one of Hitman's new game modes, Elusive Targets. This challenge provided players just 48 hours to find a specified target, kill him, and escape. There are a few gimmicks in there to keep things interesting, but the big selling point is that you only get one chance.

With more Elusive Targets coming in the future, is it worth the effort to keep playing? For that matter, are timed events in general worth their rewards?

What popular modern video game series has an appearance as simple as Angry Birds? The franchise's success isn't just rooted in its addictive and accessible gameplay, but also in its easily reproduced and popular artstyle. In adapting the series to film, there's no story to account for other than "pigs steal eggs, birds fight back." That leaves a lot of room for artistic license, and The Angry Birds Movie packs in enough entertainment that it never feels like a soulless cash grab. But along with the countless puns and parodies comes a truly troubling message of xenophobia. The Angry Birds Movie may be trying to make video game adaptations great again, but it resembles a certain presidential candidate's philosophy in more ways than that.

Memes have permeated the depths of the internet, much like the plague spread throughout Europe in the mid-1300s. Love them or hate them, it's nearly impossible anymore to get on social media anymore without running into at least a few of them. Some companies have embraced this trend, using memes to engage with their audience. This has been met with varying success, however, as evidenced by Nintendo's recent foray into the dankness.

How do you feel about Nintendo's recent embrace of memes?

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.

Join Alex, Colin, and Ben this week for an extra-long News Block, featuring long discussions on all of this week's huge stories, including our first look at Pokémon Sun and Moon, Minecraft's official new Mario content, news on Nintendo's mobile games and E3 presence, a new Nintendo slogan for a new Nintendo era, and so much more. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

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.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin for an easygoing week on the show, with a light News Block and laid-back rounds of The Game Corner and Mystery House. This week we cover the new Splatoon Amiibo and lots of other topics, including the differences between Pokémon generations, Nintendo's strategy to follow up Splatoon, Hyrule Warriors, Waluigi, and which Mario brother is our favorite. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!

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.

Yesterday was Nintendo's investors' meeting, which revealed tons of information about their upcoming year, so join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they sort through a mountain of news, including new mobile games for Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem and a ton of financial information. After the break, we discuss Star Fox Zero and its related animated short in the Game Corner before finishing off the show with a discussion segment on NX, Zelda U, and E3 2016, all of which Nintendo officially discussed. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the last week!