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A grand catchup continues as we clear the track from a busy summer.

We're getting slowly back to normalcy with these shows, and there's a few games that we need to get off our chests. Donald and Austen open New Business by tag teaming Lost Dimensions, the Vita (and PS3, but really...) strategy RPG that crosses betrayal, strategy and a stupid amount of DLC. After a double shot of bird watching with Hatoful Boyfriend and Badlands: GOTY Edition, it's time for Donald to stare down the beginnings of his favorite game of all time in Earthbound Beginnings. To say the least, it hasn't aged well. Stephen continues the retro kick with Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards before diving into the world of children's card games actually marketed to children by playing Pokemon TCG Online. Austen finishes with a GameFreak title of his own in Tembo the Badass Elephant before dealing with a couple of adventure games in Life is Strange Episode 4 (SPOILERS from 50 minutes to about 56 minutes) and episode one of the 2015-16 King's Quest titles. How many cheap deaths did Austen find? Tune in to find out.

Whatcha Watchin' was scrapped due to games, but that gave us time to address Listener Mail in which we tackle the question of choice as multiplatform owners. (Well, most of us.) After that, it's another News Roundup covering game updates, Dragon Quest, Nintendo's financial, and the introduction of Democracy to the anarchy of PlayStation Plus. Finally, the Mushrooms include a Keiji Infaune takedown, getting stuck in Ohio, and late breaking news that the Final Fantasy XII remaster was actually born (in PITTSBURGH, of all places!)

The goal is to be caught up on shows by Labor Day or thereabouts, but drop us an email as we try to return to Famicast parity, Tweet us @nfrpodcast or comment below!

The podcast was recorded August 1 and edited by Donald Theriault. All music used under fair use provisions.

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