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Jan 18, 2018

In the craziest episode yet, the team covers the Nintendo Direct Mini, discusses rumors of a larger direct coming, and checks out the reveal of Nintendo Labo. They also talk about a bunch of game demos released recently, if ports should be counted as new games, and holiday NPD sales numbers.

(Hosted by Cam, Josh, Sam, Halie)

*Special Guest Starring CaribouCoon*

almost four years ago

Show Notes:
John Kodera of Sony reiterates commitment to single player vs games as service- :48
NDP Data for Holiday sales, Switch -> Xbox -> PS4?- 2:14
A certain site's video game console access statistics- 4:20
Dragon Ball FighterZ Demo issues- 6:43
No current plans for Netflix Switch app- 9:04
Overall opinions/thoughts on Nintendo Direct Mini- 9:31
Discussion on every Nintendo Direct Mini Announcement- 13:24
World Ends with You- 13:28
Pokken DLC- 14:39
Kirby Star Allies- 17:39
Hyrule Warriors- 18:24
Mario Tennis Aces- 19:38
Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana- 20:41
Mario Odyssey Balloon Mode- 21:58
SNK Heroine Tag Team- 23:42
DK in Rabbids (This is all your faults)- 25:55
Payday 2- 27:52
Fe and Celeste- 30:17
DK Tropical Freeze- 30:25
Dark Souls- 31:56
Detective Pikachu coming westward- 34:52
Rumor Rodeo (Another Nintendo Direct on the way?)- 37:11
Miffed, Merry, Mixed Minute- 45:57
Demo for Dragon Ball Fighterz- 50:35
Demo for Lost Sphear- 59:14
Demo for Kirby Battle Royale- 1:04:02
Demo for Dragon Quest Builders- 1:05:05
Demo for Dissidia NT- 1:09:24
Are ports new games?- 1:15:18
Live News Flash- New Ubisoft rumor- 1:23:58
Upcoming Games/Recent Releases- 1:36:41
Persona 5 was your first jRPG, what to play next?- 1:38:06
Favorite Anime/Cartoon of ITVG members? (Guest starring CaribouCoon)- 1:43:58
Ending and Shill- 1:53:55
Nintendo Labo Announced/Discussion- 1:56:09