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Infendo Radio Episode 328: Super Guide!

Holly Fellmeth On Oct 06th 2014 with 4 Comments
Infendo Radio Episode 328: Super Guide!

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Welcome to episode 328 of Infendo Radio! A special welcome to any friends and family of myself, Harrison, Colin, Lewis, and other Infendo fans: this episode was made specifically with you in mind! In it, Harrison Milfeld, Colin Crompton, and myself discuss three main topics: questions from our friends and family about Nintendo, the company’s vast 125+ year history, and our thoughts on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

As always, we welcome your questions and comments. We don’t expect anyone to be converted to gaming by listening to this episode, but we will happily answer your questions if you send them in an e-mail to contact@infendo.com. Thanks for your support!

Enjoy the show!

Click here to listen to the show on your Wii U!

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Retro Redux: NES Quest – Updates, New Vote, and Refresher

Holly Fellmeth On Oct 04th 2014 with 2 Comments
Retro Redux: NES Quest - Updates, New Vote, and Refresher

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The NES Quest continues to move forward, albeit at a rather slow pace. I tried to juggle several games over this last week: Hyrule Warriors, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and StarTropics. I’d say I’ve done an alright job, especially considering the other demands of life, which continue to bombard. So let’s not waste any time!

Updates

Out of the NES games that have been voted on thus far, I’m currently trying to focus on StarTropics. I just beat the fire lord, too! Well, umm, that may not be his official title. There was a lava-y dungeon that ended in a fiery boss fight, so for those of you who’ve played StarTropics, hopefully you know what I mean and about how far I’ve gotten. As far as updates go, that’s about all I can say for now. I’ll be working on a report card soon!

New Vote!

I think it’s high time we decided on what I’ll be playing after StarTropics, don’t you? The new, randomly-chosen, games for you to vote on are as follows:

  • Recommended by Janush and KevIn, Bubble Bobble
  • Recommended by Janush, River City Ransom
  • Recommended by KevIn, Kickle Cubicle
  • Recommended by Justin Riley, Super Mario Bros. 3

You know the drill: leave a comment below voting on your favorite! Whichever one receives the most votes will be played by yours truly after StarTropics.

NES Game Then and NowMy NES game collection has grown! I actually started with 5 games, not 6.

Refresher

For those who may be new to the NES Quest, here’s the gist: I just want to “replicate the feelings of yesteryear” by playing as many NES games as I can, as I largely missed out on that important era of gaming. It’s a project that’s meant to be shaped by you, through votes and so on. If you have any recommendations, any at all, please let me know! A quick note on report cards: I post report cards when I’ve done the best I can at a game in the limited time I have. I end these posts with a grade. This grade isn’t the score I give the game. Rather, it’s how well I myself played the game.

On lifelines: I allow myself up to three “lifelines” per game. These are: 1) Ask the readers [of Infendo], 2) Ask a friend, and 3) Use the internet [once]. I try my best not to use lifelines. They detract from my final grade, anyway.

Games played and grades earned so far:

That’s all for today. Thank you to everyone who has participated in this so far! It’s been a blast.

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Yep, it’s a thing: the “Name Holly’s Wii U Folders” contest is on!

Holly Fellmeth On Oct 03rd 2014 with 3 Comments
Yep, it's a thing: the "Name Holly's Wii U Folders" contest is on!
P1010533Okay, so maybe what I’ve got here is a little boring.

Note: Apologies in advance, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. only!

What clever Wii U folder names can you come up with in 17 characters or less? If you feel like you’re on to some good ones, don’t hold back! Join the official Infendo contest to name my Wii U folders! There’s even a fantastic prize for the winner: a signed copy of Essel Pratt’s debut novel, Final Reverie, graciously provided, of course, by Essel himself! Here’s how to join:

  1. Think of some good ideas for folder names. You can send in as many or as few as you would like. I’ve got a pretty wide selection of games downloaded to my Wii U, so go wild! Just keep the profanity to a minimum, if you would.
  2. Send your suggestions, your name, and your preferred e-mail address to contact@infendo.com.
  3. The contest will end on Saturday, October 11th, at 11:00AM Pacific. This is to allow the listeners of Infendo Radio a fair chance to join as well! The winner will be notified via their preferred e-mail at around this time and asked for a shipping address. I will name my Wii U folders based on the winning suggestions too, of course!
  4. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. only, as shipping costs for Essel would be nearing ludicrous levels otherwise!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to let me know! This is *ahem* kind’ve my first attempt at something like this, so I’m open for suggestions!

Info on Final Reverie

Description on Amazon:

“Many years after the downfall of technology, magic has reclaimed its position within Earth’s ecosystem. Over time, the delicate balance between good and evil has weighed heavily toward the malevolent side, despite attempts at stabilizing the equilibrium.

Two heroes, Franklyn – an adolescent boy, and Chij – his wolf brother, travel the land with a sole purpose of helping those that cannot defend themselves from the creatures that lurk and feed upon the weak. Their carefree travels are unexpectedly given a larger purpose when they are tasked to search for, and destroy, the nefarious being known as Nafets – who was imprisoned many years prior but teeters on the edge of reemergence.

Throughout their journey, Franklyn and Chij encounter heroes of the past that guide them toward the final battle, as well as Atrin – an aspiring adversary that wishes to overthrow Nafets and claim his seat upon the throne of malevolence.

Franklyn and Chij endure an emotional journey filled with blood, tears, and self-discovery as they encounter the unexpected and become entangled in a expedition that will test their abilities and emotions.”

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Infendo Radio Episode 327: Greetings from Canadia

Holly Fellmeth On Oct 02nd 2014 with 3 Comments
Infendo Radio Episode 327: Greetings from Canadia

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Welcome, everyone, to episode 327 of Infendo Radio. In this episode, we introduce a special addition to the podcast from “Canadia,” Justin Riley. He, Lewis, and I talk about what we’ve been playing (Hyrule Warriors and Bravely Default), cover Nintendo news (the Super Smash Bros. Open Tournament and Watch Dogs), and finish with a community comments/questions section (are today’s games too easy?). If you’re wondering about the “Canadia” thing, well, you’ll just have to listen to find out.

Thank you to Justin for joining us this week, and thanks to those of you listeners who sent in your comments and questions! If you have any more of them on this episode or anything Nintendo-related, don’t hesitate to send them in an e-mail to contact@infendo.com or leave them in a comment below this post, if you’re in your web browser.

Enjoy the show!

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Wii U system update finally adds folders

Holly Fellmeth On Sep 30th 2014 with 9 Comments
Wii U system update finally adds folders

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An update that I feel is long overdue for the Wii U is now available. It adds the ability to create folders on the home screen, where you can store the games and apps downloaded to your system. This is a function the Nintendo 3DS has had for a while, hence my opinion that Nintendo has been a little slow on getting the Wii U equivalent up and running. Oh well. It’s here now. And at least the folders display the whole name you choose for them, as opposed to the first letter only. Hooray.

What are your thoughts?

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS Open Tournament

Justin Riley On Sep 29th 2014 with 3 Comments

At E3 we were treated to a thrilling Super Smash Bros. tournament. Now it’s your turn to compete. The “Super Smash Bros. 3DS National U.S. Tournament” has officially been announced.

The open tournament will be held on October 4th, one day after the release. 15 GameStop locations across the U.S. and the Nintendo World Store in New York City (see below for locations) will host the preliminary rounds of the tournament. 64 players will be allowed to compete at each location, participating in three rounds of 4-player battles. Selection is on a “first come, first served” basis, so those wishing to participate will need to arrive early to ensure a place among the competitors. Consoles and copies of the game will be available at each location.

The champion from each of the 16 locations will win a 3DS XL, a copy of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and a $250 Visa gift card. More importantly, each champion will win a trip (flight and hotel) to New York City, where they will compete in the finale of the Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament. The finale will be held at the Nintendo World Store on October 11th, and will be streamed live on Nintendo’s Twitch and YouTube channels at 6pm EST. The grand finale’s champion receives a “Champions Robe” and a trophy (valued at approx. $900).

This tournament is a brilliant way to not only bring gamers together, but to help spread the joy of Super Smash Bros. Tournaments like this hearken back to the NES and SNES eras, when Nintendo held many various competitions. Everything from Star Fox and Donkey Kong Country, to the Nintendo World Championships, took the Nintendo gaming world by storm with nationwide competitions and motivated a generation of gamers to strive for new heights. Seeing Nintendo return to these tournaments is thrilling, and we can only hope this is just the beginning. Which one of you wonderful readers has what it takes to tackle this challenge, and represent Infendo with pride in the National Open Tournament?

 

Tournament Locations:

Location Address
GameStop
Winfield Shopping Center
966 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95123
GameStop
Anaheim Town Center
2004 East Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble
960 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246
GameStop
The Brickyard S/C
6451 W. Diversey Parkway, Suite G-9
Chicago, IL 60707
GameStop
Dedham Mall
336 Providence Highway
Dedham, MA 02026
GameStop
St. John’s Plaza
9150 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 16
Ellicott City, MD 21042
GameStop
SWM Skibo S/C
1590 Skibo Road
Bonnie Doone, NC 28303
GameStop
32 E. 14th Street
32 E. 14th St.
New York, NY 10003
GameStop
Bellevue Square
242 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
GameStop
Tower Shops
2140 S. University Drive
Davie, FL 33324
GameStop
Lake Brandon Shoppes
11025 Causeway Blvd.
Brandon, FL 33511
GameStop
SWM Sand Lake Corner
8115 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando, FL 32819
GameStop
Chamblee Village
1841 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Suite 3A
Chamblee, GA 30341
GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble
3003 W. Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025
GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble
2201 Preston Rd., Suite E
Plano, TX 75093
Nintendo World 10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

 

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