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NP474 – Cozy Grove and Indie World Thoughts

April 15, 2021

Cozy Grove has been a joy to play for the last week. It combines the island life and friendly villagers from Animal Crossing with daily tasks and relationship building… oh and GHOSTS. It’s been a breath of fresh air to play, if you’ve checked it […]


NP473 – Kaze and the Wild Masks and Development Kits

March 31, 2021

It’s a light news week, so Stephen and I take some time to talk about what we have been playing. We get into an Amiibo rant, talk about Animal Crossing, before getting into the week’s news. Who would have thought that someone could still have […]


NP472 – UnderMine and More Switch Rumours

March 24, 2021

I somehow missed the release of UnderMine, a roguelite dungeon crawler, when it released a month ago. I’m glad I found an old email to spark my memory. UnderMine is an addictive combination of procedurally generated dungeons, permanent upgrades,


NP471 – New Physical Retro Carts and Controllers Too!

March 17, 2021

It looks like releasing retro games on cart is making a huge comeback! We talk about the new Gameboy Colour release coming to Kickstarter and the new NES carts coming to Limited Run. Besides that retro fun, we talk about the latest Nintendo news as […]


NP470 – Bravely Default II

March 09, 2021

We have a shorter than normal episode for you all this week, sadly there just wasn’t a lot of news to talk about. We do dig into the week’s news, but also spend some time talking about Bravely Default II — a game that Stephen […]


NP469 – Pokémon, 4K Switch and Warp Pipes

March 04, 2021

Since last episode new Pokémon games were announced, a new 4K Switch was leaked (well the new OLED screen was) and hell, even the WiiU received a firmware update! It’s an odd collection of news, and Stephen and I are here to break it all […]


NP468 – New Nintendo Direct and Many Retro Collections!

February 25, 2021

Nintendo finally dropped a new full Nintendo Direct, after 500+ days! We talk about all of the big news before jumping into more big news! It’s been a crazy week in the Nintendo World, I hope that we can help to make it all more […]


NP467 – Switch Beats Wii, Music is Remastered

February 10, 2021

The Nintendo Switch sold more last quarter than the Nintendo Wii did at any point in its life. That is not a sentence that I ever thought I would type. The Switch continues to impress, when will sales start to slow!? We talk about the […]


NP466 – Tohu, Cyber Shadow, and More

January 30, 2021

We have a packed show for you this week! We chat about what we’ve been playing including Hitman 3, Tohu, Cyber Shadow, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Ori, and the Blind Forest, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Sakuna of Rice and Ruin, and more! […]


NP465 – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

January 16, 2021

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is back! After being removed from every store in the PS3/360 era, you can again buy this fantastic side-scrolling beat ’em up on well.. pretty much every platform out there. I’ve played a pile of this re-release and am back […]


NP464 – New 4K Switch? Maybe.

January 09, 2021

We have a great show for you all this week. Stephen and I break down the week’s news including the Datamine that was done of the most recent Switch firmware that included identifiers for new Switch hardware. This SoC would support up to 4K resolution. […]


NP463 – Space Invaders Forever Collection

January 02, 2021

Happy New Year! I hope that 2021 will be better for everyone than 2020 was… I had a wonderful holiday break so far filled with Family, Food, and FUN gaming. In this first episode of 2021, Stephen and I talk about our holidays, what we’ve […]


NP462 – Grindstone and Many Directs

December 19, 2020

We had a pile of Nintendo News this week, which was so great to see! We cover the biggest news including The Nintendo Theme Park, new Smash Fighters, and even Ray Tracing on the SNES! If you are looking for a fun game for the […]


NP461 – Immortals Fenyx Rising

December 05, 2020

It is an incredibly slow news week in Nintendoland, but we have a fun short show for you this week. We chat about the games I’ve been playing: Starting with the amazing Immortals Fenyx Rising — what an awesome new IP! I also chat about […]


NP460 – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

December 01, 2020

We are back with another Nintendo Pulse! In this episode, we talk all about Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. I’ve been loving the game, can’t wait to see how the story ends! We also talk about the new Switch firmware, easy screenshot transfers,


NP459 – Game & Watch & Crossplay

November 14, 2020

We have a great show for you all this week. We talk about Pikmin 3, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, and more! We cover the latest news including crossplay support in games, Stardew Valley and the Mario 35th Game & Watch. Enjoy the show! If […]


NP458 – Huge Switch Sales Numbers Boost Nintendo

November 07, 2020

Well it’s a slow news week, but we have all of the details from Nintendo’s Q2 earnings call to go over. The Switch is officially the second best selling Nintendo console ever, Mario 3D All-Stars sold well, as has Animal Crossing.


NP457 – Our Heads in the Clouds

October 31, 2020

Hours after posting the last episode, Nintendo dropped a Nintendo Direct Mini for everyone to see. We had some great new footage of upcoming games, but we also saw the release of cloud streaming on the Nintendo Switch! Granted,


NP456 – Something Isn’t That Smart

October 28, 2020

We are back with another great episode of the Nintendo Pulse podcast! On this episode, I chat about some new Switch titles that I’ve been playing: G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout and Pumpkin Jack. Both are great for different reasons,


Crossing Animals #023 – Pumpkin Time

October 23, 2020

We are back with another Crossing Animals podcast! In this episode, we run down what we have been doing in-game for the past few weeks. We chat about my HAL airlines shopping bag, critters coming and going, Amiibo card preorders, and finish up with a […]


NP455 – Hades and News Catch Up

October 17, 2020

Some unfortunate real life ™ stuff, unfortunately, got in the way of our last couple of recording sessions. First, we wanted to apologize for missing some shows, hopefully, this won’t happen again for a long time!


Crossing Animals #022 – Halloween is Here!

October 02, 2020

Pumpkins are growing in the ground, and Jack is around the corner! IN this episode of Crossing Animals we talk about all of the new features added in the Halloween update! You can now grow pumpkins, craft spooky items, and collect candy! There are new […]


NP454 – Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Breakpoint

September 26, 2020

Welcome to the Super Mario 3D All-Stars episode of Nintendo Pulse 🙂 In this episode, we give you our thoughts on this package of games. Which games do we like? Which are less than perfect? Listen in to find out. I also talk about a […]


NP453 – Sales Records and Leaked Gameboy Games

September 15, 2020

We have a great show for you this week. We start off with a chat about Hotshot Racing, a new old school arcade racer with a great pedigree. We then jump into the week’s news including August Sales Records, rumoured Switch upgrade and we end […]


NP452 – MarioVERLOAD!

September 05, 2020

Well, Nintendo sure blew up the internet this week! We received a sudden Mario 35th Anniversary Direct and a pile of game announcements. We run down the news and give our thoughts on the Mario 3D Collection, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Game […]


Crossing Animals #021 – September’s New Additions

September 03, 2020

September is here, and with it, we have new things to do in Animal Crossing! In this episode, Sarah and I run down all of the new additions to the game. We cover the new Bugs, Fish and Sea Creatures. We also chat about the […]


Crossing Animals #020 – Fireworks for Sales Numbers

August 20, 2020

We’re back with another episode of Crossing Animals! At the start of the show we let you all know that we have shifted to a two week release schedule for the podcast. Things may go back to weekly once new content drops, but there just […]


NP451 – NPD Has Great News for Nintendo

August 15, 2020

This week we talk about the great sales numbers for Paper Mario: the Origami King, the great overall Switch sales numbers, games being announced on Amazon and even a new Neo Geo cabinet coming. It’s a weird one for sure 🙂 Enjoy all! If you […]


NP450 – Beating the NES

August 08, 2020

Nintendo had another quarterly financial update and wow, the Switch has (almost) sold more units than the NES! So the Switch is essentially the 2nd best selling Nintendo console of all time behind the Wii. What a juggernaut!


NP449 – Paper Mario: The Origami King Thoughts and More!

August 01, 2020

We have a short show for you all this week. I chat about Paper Mario and what my thoughts are now that I’ve nearly beat it then we jump into the week’s news. We chat about Tetris, Paper Mario, physical games, Stardew Valley and even […]


Crossing Animals – Quick Update on Summer Update 2

July 30, 2020

Hey all, just a quick update here to let you know that there will not be a show this week. We received news that Nintendo was dropping version 1.4.0 of Animal Crossing on Thursday, we record Wednesday and wanted to play the update so we […]


NP448 – Direct Mini and Stolen Source Code

July 26, 2020

We have a great show for you all this week. Stephen and I talk about all of the games we have been playing including ACNH, Paper Mario The Origami King, and Crysis Remastered before digging into the week’s news. We chat about the Direct Mini, […]


Crossing Animals #018 – Swimming in Circles Waiting

July 25, 2020

We are currently swimming in circles waiting for more info from Nintendo on Summer Update #2. They said it would launch in early August, so we are guessing that would mean an announcement sometime next week… let’s all cross our fingers!


NP447 – You Got Your LEGO in My NES

July 19, 2020

Things are getting interesting in videogame land these days. No E3 means that our weeks have been filled with random announcements and stealth drops. On this week’s show we talk about how LEGO is partnering with Nintendo,


Crossing Animals #017 – Watch Out For Randos!

July 09, 2020

We have a bit of a shorter show for you all this week, but that’s OK since we just did the last one 4 days ago! 🙂 In this episode, we talk about how we are enjoying the Summer Update, before digging into a couple […]


NP446 – Let’s Go Swimming!

July 05, 2020

We are back with another Nintendo Pulse podcast! In this episode, we talk about the Evercade some more, a cool Gamecube mod, and dig into the most recent Animal Crossing update as well. Enjoy! If you enjoy what we do here, please consider becoming a […]


Crossing Animals #016 – Dive Into Summer

July 05, 2020

We dive right into our thoughts on the new Animal Crossing summer update! We run down the news, talk about the new island visitors, and even get into some tips and tricks! Enjoy the show! Be sure to send in your feedback and rate us […]


NP445 – Min Min is Here and Beware of “Leaks”

June 28, 2020

We finally know who the next Smash DLC character will be, and it’s Min Min from ARMS! Did you guess correctly? In this episode, we talk about Min Min, Amiibo, Leaks, and even more Metroidvanias. Enjoy the show! If you enjoy what we do here, […]


Crossing Animals #015 – Animal Crossing Music and New Critters!

June 25, 2020

Sorry for missing last week people! We have a super-sized episode to help make up for it! In this week’s episode, we answer listener mail, talk about a cook Chrome extension, run down the new critters that will be popping up soon, and even chat […]


NP444 – New Pokemon Snap and NES Pac-Man Championship Edition

June 22, 2020

This week we saw the announcement of a New Pokemon Snap, Apex Legends coming to Switch in Fall, more EA games, and even an NES version of Pac-Man Championship Edition! Quite the crazy week, enjoy the show! If you enjoy what we do here, please […]


Crossing Animals #014 – Waiting for More Updates

June 11, 2020

We are currently in a holding pattern. We are in the middle of the Wedding Event, and we have no news at what comes next. We talk a bit about this, predict the future for the franchise, and dig into a couple news items. Enjoy! […]


NP443 – Ninty Fresh Mini Consoles

June 08, 2020

We have a news lite episode for you all this week, but we make up for it with talk of the Evercade Retro system, mini Gamegears, Firmware updates, and Club House games! We hope that you enjoy the show! If you enjoy what we do […]


Crossing Animals #013 – Wedding Bells and Summer Shells

June 06, 2020

June is here and with it came a pile of new features and content in Animal Crossing! Sarah and I run down the details for the Wedding Event, Summer Shells DIY and more. We also talk about our recent island changes, new items in the […]


NP442 – Minecraft Dungeons and Fury Unleashed

May 30, 2020

We have a great show for you this week. First off we chat about two awesome Switch titles: Fury Unleashed and Minecraft Dungeons before jumping into the news. We chat about Monolith Soft, Moonlighter DLC, Minecraft Dungeons DLC,


Crossing Animals #012 – June Changes and Building Bears

May 28, 2020

Can you believe that it’s almost already June!? This year is flying by… but with a new month comes new fish and bugs to catch! We talk about these new critters, talk about the recent patch and even spend some time talking about Build-a-Bear stuffed […]


Crossing Animals #011 – All the Mannequins

May 21, 2020

This week I talk about my fun with mannequins, Sarah talks about her big new build, and we cover the week’s news! Enjoy the show! Be sure to send in your feedback and rate us on Apple Podcasts or whichever service you use to listen […]


NP441 – Ion Fury and New Paper Mario!

May 16, 2020

Nintendo just randomly dropped the announcement trailer for a new Paper Mario game like it’s nothing. Imagine having so many awesome titles coming this year that you didn’t need to do a Direct for this one! I think we will have a crazy year ahead […]


Crossing Animals #010 – Restocks and Tetris Themes

May 14, 2020

Sales for Animal Crossing even blew away Nintendo’s projections, so this game is officially a phenom! In this episode we talk about this, then dig into the news about card reprints, the Tetris Maximus Cup, item duplication, and cat clothes!


NP440 – It Just Prints Money

May 11, 2020

Nintendo had their FY20 Earnings call and wow, the Switch is selling like mad. Not only is Animal Crossing New Horizons the best selling game for that fiscal year, but the Switch has now sold over 55 million units. Nintendo is killing it! Enjoy the […]


Crossing Animals #009 – Now the Best Selling Entry in the Franchise

May 09, 2020

Nintendo released the sales numbers for Animal Crossing: New Horizons and they are good… REALLY good. In 6 weeks New Horizons became the best selling entry in the franchise and sold more in 12 days than any other Switch game. People seem to like this […]