One Controller Port Podcast – Episode 45: Cut Content, Dead Storefronts and Eating Gods

This week I report on my progress with the TCRF page for Final Fantasy XI, PUBG’s removed weather effects, the death of the Wii Shop Channel and, finally, some God Eater 3.

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One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 42 – Wii VC-FX

This week I discuss the ever closing deadline on WiiWare/Virtual Console and my recently obtained PC-FX.

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Kirby: Battle Royale – Just an Appetizer, Also Flagball

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Once in awhile there’s an explosion of Kirby titles. On Nintendo 3DS specifically though, I’ve lost track of what is coming and when. There has been a significant mix of both retail and digital releases over the last couple years, and I honestly have no idea what is what anymore. Kirby: Battle Royale briefly caught my eye because visually the tutorial reminded of a canceled Kirby prototype for GameCube. Despite the brief obstacle course at the beginning of the game, it’s far from the brawling adventure I expected.

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Robbing Kirby of his Greatest Asset

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Kirby has become defined by his ability to copy his foes powers. But what is he without them? They add variety to the gameplay and help differentiate each title. Rideable pets modify abilities in Dream Land 2, Super Star has multiple skills per power up through button combos and The Crystal Shards lets players mix and match to create all new attacks.

However, each game has one common problem linked back to the copy abilities: they trivialize the adventure.

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Never-Ending Backlog: Kirby Air Ride

After a long wait, I’ve finally gotten myself a video all set and edited. Unfortunately, at the time of recording, my S-Video port on my capture card wasn’t working. So, future videos after the first few in this series will hopefully be clearer.

Anyways, the series is basically just a look at, technically, my backlog of titles. But I mainly want it to be more of a series saying “this is gaming’s backlog.” I want to display titles of the past for people who may have never played them.

But enough talk, have at you… after the jump!

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