This week's theme is the beloved Nintendo Entertainment System, the first among many console conversations the DV Cast plans to have. Although the general idea was to have an amiable bit of nostalgia time by remembering the early days of playing the box-shaped piece of plastic, the show rapidly turns into a psychoanalytical trip into Stephen's troubled mind as a xenophobic youngster while everyone else is exposed as antisocial shut-ins. None of this should surprise you. Beyond NES titles from the old days, Cameron finds The Last of Us to have lackluster everything-but-the-story, Stephen relates with Thomas Was Alone (possibly because of his childhood), Bryan reminds everyone that Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams has super good music, and Zachary gives Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D a proper thumbs-up. It's a real good episode. [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_79a9638743ba4844b18ef335436fa68c/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2086%20V2.mp3]
Disembodied Voices is ready and willing to celebrate the Year of Luigi with high-jumping, ghost-fearing enthusiasm-- or, at the very least, Stephen clearly is. But hey, everyone else is game to talk about the recent Nintendo Direct broadcast and it's moderately sized avalanche of announcements, even the conversation eventually bleeds into new consoles and Activision/Bungie's destiny. The future of the gaming industry is usually a really dumb subject here at Disembodied Voices, and this week more or less proves the point. Nevertheless, despite rampant pessimism and shaky speculation on years to come, Hyrule Historia and Fire Emblem: Awakening swoop in to makes things right again. If you're looking for a pretty much okay episode of the hippest video game podcast on the 'net, Disembodied Voices Episode 70 is your first and last stop. [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_0c5ba130a46c4d32a1d4cb76fc6c586f/Disembodied+Voices+-+Episode+70.mp3]
Opening song: Electrolytic Man, originally from Mega Man and remixed by MaJIN_SaN, ambient, and tomatsu.
Ending song: Clash at the Mountains, originally from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and remixed by zircon.