Let’s celebrate games both new and old! This episode’s feature is all about Hard Off, the famous used goods shop in Japan. I talk to official Hard Off fan ambassador Alex Kraus about retro game hunting, rare finds, and the mysteries of the junk corner. I also dig into the February 2022 Nintendo Direct, give my thoughts on Pokemon Legends Arceus’ postgame, and try out the roguelike autobattler dungeon crawler Vivid Knight.
Be sure to follow our guest Alex Kraus on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexfkraus
(0:00) - Intro
(1:43) - Hard Off with Alex Kraus, official Hard Off fan ambassador
(17:05) - February 2022 Nintendo Direct Reactions
(36:01) - Pokemon Legends Arceus Postgame
(47:04) - Vivid Knight
(53:44) - Nintendo 2021 Q4 Financial Report
(56:08) - Sega sells arcade business
(57:06) - Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden
(57:51) - Japanese hardware and software sales
(59:19) - Japanese gaming word of the week (リセットマラソン risetto marason)
(1:00:00) - Japanese tweet of the week: https://twitter.com/Ara_love_kirby/status/1491966411618791426
(1:00:27) - Closing
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