2021 is almost over, so it’s time for some Game of the Year Awards! I rave about my favorite titles from this year, give Picross some love, and for no reason give an award to A Short Hike. I also explore Super Potato, Japan’s most popular retro game shop. Join me as I marvel at the pristine condition of boxed Famicom games and lament broken Virtual Boy kiosks. The news highlights Nintendo Switch’s massive Japanese holiday sales figures, Indie World highlights, and possible Detective Pikachu and Breath of the Wild 2 leaks.
(0:00) - Intro
(2:51) - Game of the Year Awards 2021: Top Five Games
(30:50) - Game of the Year Awards 2021: Best 2020 Game I Played for the First Time in 2021
(32:39) - Game of the Year Awards 2021: Best Retro Game
(33:55) - Game of the Year Awards 2021: Best Remake/Remaster/Port
(35:01) - Game of the Year Awards 2021: A Short Hike Award for No Reason
(36:53) - Japanese sales figures with Pokemon BDSP, OLED inventory, PS5 stock woes
(38:41) - Fitness Boxing 2 hits 1 million worldwide
(39:26) - Masayuki Uemura passes away
(40:15) - Nintendo expanding their Japanese headquarters
(41:16) - The Game Award highlights
(43:00) - Breath of the Wild 2 patent leaks
(44:03) - Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX possibly hints at Detective Pikachu sequel update
(45:19) - Hisuian Voltorb and Pokemon Legends Arceus updates
(46:08) - Paper Mario and other NSO updates
(47:59) - Indie World highlights and Japanese eShop sale
(50:32) - Super Potato retro game shop
(1:00:25) - Japanese gaming word of the week (超反応 chouhannou)
(1:01:11) - Japanese tweet of the week: https://twitter.com/PKirigami/status/1468911413729304577?s=20
(1:01:48) - Mail: Are games cheaper on the Japanese eShop?
(1:03:25) - Closing
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