RadioRadar+ Podcast 46: Metroid’s future, No Man’s Sky’s end, and the Super Nintendo’s 25th birthday

The Big Topic: Metroid Prime: Federation Force and our thoughts on the series’ future
Further Discussion: The endgame of No Man’s Sky and the distortion field of hype
What we’re into: The weird, unsung games of the Super Nintendo

Hey! The Super Nintendo turned 25 this month! It can rent a car! Sure, it’s got a ton of incredible classics like Chrono Trigger or The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but we take some time to gush about the system’s unsung classics. We also dig into the bane of Anthony’s existence, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, and what place the series has in Nintendo’s lineup going forward, as well as No Man’s Sky bizarre end-game (mild spoilers!) and how we interact and engage with hype.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Sam Prell (@samprell)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 45: Deus Ex divides us and we rodeo Titanfall 2

The Big Topic: The puzzles of Deus Ex Go and the politics of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Further Discussion: The explosive Titanfall 2 pre-alpha tech test
What we’re into: Reigns’ darkly brilliant simplicity

Adam Jensen is back in a couple new Deus Ex games this week, and the GamesRadar+ crew convenes (not unlike the Illuminati) to chat about mobile entry Deus Ex Go, as well Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the politically-charged sequel to 2011’s Human Revolution. We also reminisce about our experiences playing/getting dunked on in the Titanfall 2 pre-alpha tech test, and we gush about incredible and oft-surprising Tinder-inspired kingdom sim Reigns, out now on PC and mobile platforms.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 44: Nintendo’s Metroid problem, No Man’s Sky divides us, and the best Final Fantasy movie ever

The Big Topic: The legality of fan games like Project AM2R
Further Discussion: The polarizing beauty of No Man’s Sky
What we’re into: Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15

COO of Bithell Games Alexander Sliwinski joins us this week for a podcast chock full of intelligent discussion, surprising revelations, and ’90s slow-jams. We open the show discussing Project AM2R – the recently released/DMCA’d Metroid fan remake which spent nearly a decade in development  – along with the legality of creating fan projects like this and whether they have a chance to exist in the 21st century. We move right along into a deep dive into No Man’s Sky – aka the cilantro of video games – and close out talking about Kingsglaive, the cinematic feature-length tie-in for Final Fantasy 15. And… it’s actually good? What?

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)

Special guest:
Alexander Sliwinski (@sliwinski)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 43: I love-hate you, Suicide Squad

The Big Topic: Suicide Squad, Batman: The Telltale Series, and the nature of fandom
Further Discussion: The NX’s potential Mario and Pokemon launch window games
What we’re into: The Metronomicon, The Temporal Invasion

Suicide Squad came out this weekend and it’s… kind of bad. But that didn’t stop the internet at large from telling critics that their reviews were wrong before it even came out. We dig into Suicide Squad, as well as the first episode of Batman: The Telltale series, to talk about the current state of the DC Extended Universe as well as the very nature of obsessive fandom. We also discuss recent reports of the NX’s launch window titles (which may include a Pokemon game and a Mario game), as well as The Metronomicon and The Temporal Invasion – two independent games that are well worth your time.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 42: Predicting the future of Nintendo NX

The Big Topic: NX and the future of Nintendo games
Further Discussion: Games you hate and can’t stop playing
What we’re into: Revisiting Metal Gear Solid 5 and Star Trek Beyond

The Nintendo NX has been revealed… maybe. The GamesRadar+ crew discusses the recently leaked details of Nintendo’s upcoming console, its allegedly strange console-slash-portable hybrid design, and its potential impact on the gaming landscape. We also dig into the games we can’t stop playing despite hating them with every fiber of our being (CURSE YOU, TOO HUMAN), David’s disturbing obsession with Metal Gear Solid 5, and Star Trek Beyond’s place in the series’ long and storied history.

Hosts: Anthony John Agnello, Susan Arendt, David Roberts

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 41: Like the velvet velour of a Vincent Valentine costume

Games covered this week: Headlander, Persona Q, Kirby: Planet Robobot

After getting slightly derailed with a discussion about Anthony’s poor life decisions, the GamesRadar+ crew discuss the games they’re hyped for, maybe hyped for, and not hyped for in the coming months. Persona 5, yes; Watch Dogs 2, no.

The team then moves on to some games they’ve been playing recently, including 3DS dungeon crawler Persona Q, Nintendo sleeper hit Kirby: Planet Robobot, and Double Fine’s latest, Headlander. Finally, they take a break from all the games talk to dish on Stranger Things, Netflix’s latest TV series success.

Hosts: Anthony John Agnello, Susan Arendt, David Roberts

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 40: The NES Classic says, “What’s up, everybody?”

Games covered this week: Pokemon Go, NES Classic Edition, I Am Setsuna

Over the past two weeks, Nintendo’s taken the world by storm, once again proving that humanity’s thirst for tiny cartoon monsters and jumping plumbers remains insatiable. The GamesRadar+ crew deftly avoids walking into traffic to discuss the cultural phenomenon that is Pokemon Go, as well as the surprise announcement of the NES Classic Edition – a miniature version of the Nintendo’s first console with 30 games stored inside. David also takes a few minutes to discuss Square Enix’s latest JRPG, I Am Setsuna.

We then ask the community (and ourselves) what single game we’d bring with us if we had to live in an underground bunker for five years.

Hosts: Anthony John Agnello, Susan Arendt, David Roberts

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