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FIXED! NP496 – Indie World and More! (correct file)

December 16, 2021

Oops! I posted this originally with the wrong episode. Here is the proper episode #496! Well, Nintendo gave us an early present this year with a surprise Indie World Direct today! Stephen and I got to


NP496 – Indie World and More!

December 16, 2021

Well, Nintendo gave us an early present this year with a surprise Indie World Direct today! Stephen and I got together to talk about our favorite games that were shown, and some that left us scratchin


NP495 – Paper Mario and Quake Horde Mode

December 03, 2021

Nintendo Switch Online’s Expansion Pass is getting its first retro addition, Paper Mario on the N64! We chat about this news, the current Game Awards rumours, and more! We sure hope the news cycle pic


NP494 – Animal Crossing New Horizons 2.0 + HHP

November 10, 2021

On this episode of Nintendo Pulse, we are talking Animal Crossing! Stephen and I run down what we think of the new 2.0 update, some of the best features, hidden features, and dig into the Happy Home P


NP493 – Expansion Pack and Pikmin Bloom!

October 29, 2021

We are back with another Nintendo Pulse podcast! In this episode, we talk about the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, the N64 games, and some of the graphical issues I’ve been seeing. We then dig


NP492 – Metroid: Dread Review and ACNH Direct!

October 17, 2021

Metroid: Dread has been such an amazing title to make my way through. In this episode, Stephen and I give our “reviews”. That’s in quotes since both of us are at the very end of the game, but haven’t


NP491 – Nintendo Direct Thoughts

September 24, 2021

Well we got one heck of a fun Nintendo Direct today. New games were announced, DLC was unveiled, a new Nintendo Online tier was announced with N64 + Genesis games but no price, and we found out that C


NP490 – Cruis’n Blast Review

September 16, 2021

I can’t believe that Nintendo *just* added Bluetooth audio support to the Switch… 4 years after it launched. I’ve used many 3rd party devices to connect my AirPods, this just seems too good to be true


NP489 – Gameboy, Big Brains, and April O’Neil

September 08, 2021

I didn’t think that I would ever see the day when not 1, but 2 games were announced that had a playable April O’Neil, but here we are 😀 In this episode of the Nintendo Pulse podcast, we talk about th


NP488 – Happy Birthday SNES!

August 24, 2021

I can’t believe that the SNES is already 30 years old! I have such fond memories of playing SNES on the weekends with my buddies. What an amazing console! Besides the SNES, we also talk about Quake th


NP487 – Indie World Showcase August 2021

August 12, 2021

Nintendo dropped an awesome Indie World Showcase this morning and showed off some awesome games including: Axiom Verge 2, Islanders, Astroneer, LumbearJack, Tetris Effect, and more! The Switch is gett


NP486 – Steam Deck, More Snap and Bye EB Games!

July 30, 2021

We have a great show for you this week. We talk Zelda Skyward Sword, the Steam Deck, EB Games being renamed, and cover all of the week’s Nintendo News. Animal Crossing patches, Pokemon Snap getting mo


NP485 – Delays and New Retro – Take 2

July 16, 2021

UPDATE: The original post was created with the wrong Audio file! This has been fixed, sorry for any inconvenience! We are back with another episode for you this week. We chat about the unfortunate Ami


NP485 – Delays and New Retro

July 16, 2021

We are back with another episode for you this week. We chat about the unfortunate Amiibo delays, DLC delays, and new retro games. We also chat about what we’ve been playing as well! Enjoy the episode,


NP484 – PiCTOOi and Nintendo Switch OLED Edition

July 07, 2021

Nintendo finally unveiled the new Nintendo Switch revision, sadly it’s not quite what we had been hoping for. This new OLED Edition has a bigger OLED screen and boasts 64GB of internal memory, but oth


NP483 – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC Thoughts

July 04, 2021

We gather here on this great Bidoof Day to bring you the next episode of the Nintendo Pulse podcast! Wait… Bidoof day? Apparently, this is a thing, Nintendo tweeted it and everything! 🙂 In this episo


NP482 – LEGO Builder’s Journey and Game Builder Garage

June 26, 2021

We are in the post E3 drought, so Stephen and I chat for a while about the games we have been playing including: LEGO Builder’s Journey, Trials of Mana, Infinite Space, and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. I also talk a bit about some of […]


NP481 – E3 2021 Wrapup

June 19, 2021

Stephen and I are back to talk about all things E3 2021. What were some of our favorite announcements? What were our misses? What other announcements had us excited? Listen in to find out! If you enjoy what we do here, please consider becoming a […]


NP480 – PulseCraft E3 2021

June 15, 2021

Nintendo had their E3 Direct this morning and I pretty much enjoyed the whole event! While I would have loved to see new Kirby, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong games, what Nintendo gave us could turn out to be even better! We have a new Advance […]


NP479 – Last Minute Pre-E3 News!

June 12, 2021

E3 is under way! Before Nintendo’s E3 Direct on Tuesday, Stephen and I get together to talk about the few news items that have come out prior to this event. We also talk about the games we have been playing including: Trials of Mana, Rise […]


NP478 – E3 is Upon Us

June 04, 2021

E3 is nearly here! We received news today that Nintendo will be holding their E3 Direct on June 15th, so it’s officially official… Nintendo is at E3! Will that mean a new Nintendo Switch announcement next week? I think so! While this is a short […]


NP477 – Dragon Quest 35th and Sonic 30th

May 28, 2021

We are back after what was hopefully the last missed show for a long while. I briefly chat about what has been happening here for the last few months, then we dig into the latest Nintendo news including the hopefully final Switch Pro rumours, and […]


NP476 – Build Games or Play These

May 12, 2021

In this episode we talk about where we have been, chat about Nintendo’s new game creation software, Game Builder Garage, talk about the insane sales numbers of the Switch, then get into some new game announcements that have dropped this week.


NP475 – Smelter and Online Patches

April 28, 2021

Who would have thought that 2021 would bring us the spiritual successor to the Gameboy Camera? Crazy! We chat about the week’s news including game patches and retro collections. Oh, I also talk about my new obsession, Smelter.


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 […]