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The Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot was announced last week, letting players voice their dreams for playable Super Smash Bros. fighters for the first time. Various indie companies jumped on the bandwagon with movements to get their studios' flagship characters into the popular fighting game. But which ones actually have a chance?

Head inside to hear what we have to say!

Amiibo Wave 4 is on the way, and they've been harder to find than any previous waves—including Wave 2, half of which is still sitting on a boat in the West Pacific. Nintendo's fans are getting increasingly fed up with the sound and fury of the Amiibo hunt, and many collectors have completely given up. Nintendo, meanwhile, is pretending there's no issue.

Head inside to learn more about the way Nintendo has changed as a company since introducing Amiibo!

Banjo-Kazooie fans everywhere were so excited earlier this week when Phil Spencer said that there would be no trouble letting Banjo and Kazooie be playable characters in the ever-popular Super Smash Bros. There's been a huge surge in support for the bear and bird duo as a result, and now that fans can voice their own opinions through the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, it seems that the characters may finally have a real chance of joining the brawl.

But even though Microsoft would be okay with it, would Nintendo? Head inside for more.

Earlier this week, YouTuber Angry Joe got hit with a copyright claim by Nintendo and decided to boycott covering their games in protest of their YouTube Creator's Program's policies. That got us thinking: are these policies doing more harm than good for Nintendo?

The program is set up to allow Nintendo to make revenue off of YouTubers' coverage of their games, but as a result of their unconventional monetization policies, many YouTubers, like Angry Joe and PewdiePie, are refusing to cover their games. Not only is Nintendo now missing out on the publicity that other games get from these YouTubers' videos, but the company and their policies are actively getting bad press. Head inside for more.

Super Smash Bros. hype has risen back up thanks to last week's announcement of the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, and there are all kinds of fans vying for their favorite characters to win a place in Smash. Indie studios are pushing for their characters to join the battle, Microsoft says there's no issue with including the fan-favorite Banjo and Kazooie, and fans are making their own voices heard on Reddit and other polls. With all the excitement, your resident Nintendo experts here at Gamnesia thought we'd give our two cents on what characters we think will be DLC and why, how Nintendo will distribute it, and more.

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.

As always, we break down the most recent week of news, including the insanity that ensued with the fourth wave of Amiibo, Retro Studios' mysterious new project, and the buzz around Banjo and Kazooie as potential Smash Bros. characters. After the break, we discuss the potential for Smash Bros. DLC—who we're hoping for, who we think we'll see and why, potential movesets, and our predictions for the final result of Smash DLC. Head inside to give it a listen, have a few laughs, and think about this week in Nintendo!

Every week, our Nintendo podcast recaps a whole week of Nintendo news for you. This week, our YouTube video was a little late, thanks to some computer troubles. But check out the discussion to learn all about the past week of Nintendo news – or, if discussion videos aren't your thing, skip ahead to 23:50 to see an epic new version of the Mewtwo trailer for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U!

If you liked our work in this video, you can subscribe to Nintendo Week on iTunes, where we release new episodes every Wednesday, or subscribe to us on YouTube, where the discussions are then uploaded on Thursday and Friday. If you like what you hear, we'd love it if you leave us a review on iTunes, or send us your feedback! We'd love to know what you think of the show, and how you think we can improve it.

Last night, Nintendo gave us one of the biggest Nintendo Directs in the company's history—especially for fans of Super Smash Bros. and Amiibo. They revealed a ton of information about DLC and various new updates for Smash, Mario Kart 8, and information on dozens of upcoming games for both Wii U and 3DS. There's stuff in here that's extremely exciting, some stuff that's a little concerning, and a lot more that you may not have noticed. Head inside and hear what we at Gamnesia thought about last night's Nintendo Direct!

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. As always, we break down the most recent week of news, including the infamous delay of Zelda for Wii U, an amazing orchestral Pokémon concert, a Paper Mario leak that excited the internet, and of course, the Nintendo Direct that hit on April Fool's Day. Head past the jump to give it a listen!

About a week ago, we asked you guys to send us any questions you had relating to Nintendo, and you guys delivered! We got questions wacky, serious, interesting, and fun, and we've chosen a whole slew of them from all over the site, our Facebook page, and email, to answer on this week's episode of our Nintendo Week podcast!

Head inside to hear what we had to say!