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PNG Bro-Down Episode 40 – Trunk Full of Felicia Day’s Apple Pies

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PNG Bro-Down Episode 40 – Trunk Full of Felicia Day’s Apple Pies Cast:  Dave & James In this episode, we bump up the bass for you gentlemen and ladies and keep adding to the PNG dance party mix.  In this episode … Continue reading

PNG Impressions: Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story DS

Fire Goomba's, better than regular Goomba's

Unfortunately not often enough, does an RPG come around that instantly captures exactly what makes an RPG good.  There are plenty of RPG’s that follow the formula but don’t deliver once the game is finished.  Thinking back to the days of the PS1 when RPG’s were at their high point, It seemed like every one of them was a treasure.  Those days are gone for the most part with the shelves being flooded with a new JRPG (Japanese Role Playing Game) every other week.  I thought back to the PS2 and with the exception of a few Final Fantasy’s there wasn’t much that really made me reminisce about the system.  And also now with the inclusion of 3 newer systems that have 3-4 under their belts I can’t really say RPG’s have made any comeback.

This is where the DS, in my opinion, has really shined since its release.  I can count at least a good 10 RPG’s that really have made the system stand out the way the PS1 did.  With tons of remakes, ports, and even original RPG’s I have really filled that gap by owning a DS over the years.  And it keeps getting better now that the newest Mario and Luigi RPG game has been released, and it is unlike any other RPG out there.  And that’s a good thing.

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PNG Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again

Like Lemmings with little mini Marios!

 Publisher:  Nintendo
Developer:  Nintendo
MSRP: 800 DSiWare Points ($8 U.S.)

Grade: A



When Nintendo announced another Mario vs. Donkey Kong at E3, I was completely stoked. I’ve enjoyed this delightful little puzzle series since it’s inception on Gameboy Advance. I did have one small, albeit personal, issue with Nintendo’s revalation. The game was coming out a week after the press conference and I did not yet own a DSi. One new DSi and 800 ($8 in earth bucks) of my free 1000 DSiWare points later, I was happily playing Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again.
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PNG Audiophile – Electronic Entertainment (Everclear) Expo Extravaganza

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PNG Audiophile – Electronic Entertainment (Everclear) Expo Extravaganza Happy Friday, PNG fans!  Well, E3 was this week and you know what that means?  It’s a very special episode of the Pixels and Grids Audiophile!  On this week’s unreasonably-too-long podcast, we … Continue reading

Nintendo E3 2009 Video Extravaganza

Nintendo E3 2009

Alright PNG Fans!  It’s that time of year – E3 2009 is about to come to a close.  Afraid you missed something good?  Fear not! This time, after the break, we have all the video highlights from Nintendo’s E3 keynote.

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Drink it in, Drink it all in… Nintendo E3 2009

E3 in Liquid Form

Electronic Entertainment Expo is back, and this year its back big time.  I wanted to take a look at some of the announcements from yesterday’s Nintendo Conference and give you my thoughts on them.  Objectively of course, but what I really mean is this is the stuff I find important, and so should you.

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PNG Audiophile: Real People Are Amazing

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PNG Audiophile – Real People Are Amazing Hello there, PNG fans! The full team’s back together this week to chat it up about OnLive, Vin Diesel, death threats, DSi, and fetish grids. Click the link to download the MP3 directly, … Continue reading

Nintendo GDC all about keeping hope alive


What a day at GDC if you’re a Nintendo fan!

First off, let me say that I too have traveled the path of the Nintendo Nay-Sayer.  Over the last year, it’s been a rough ride for my inner child and my love of nostalgia because of Nintendo.  They failed miserably last year.  As hardcore fans we got Mario Kart and Smash Bros. Melee, which unfortunately lost its appeal quickly, but that’s about all we got.

It’s 2009!  It’s time for Nintendo to make a fresh start and try to win back those of us who may have sold their Wii or Nintendo DS a bit prematurely.  Now to be fair, I don’t fault anyone that did because you had become fed up with the garbage.  But as a proud Nintendo DS owner and semi-closet Wii owner, I’m getting excited again the way I was when I first heard Nintendo Revolution.

After the jump is exciting and bountiful information on what Nintendo delivered today during their keynote at GDC.

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Where old demo units go to die

Here wii gooooo

On Dave’s recommendation, I hit up the Nintendo World store while I was in the big apple.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but it was more than what I got.  With the exception of some pretty sweet memorabilia under glass boxes, like a GBA SP signed by Shigeru Miyamoto, it was just a glorified mall kiosk.  Ok, maybe I’m a bit biased as I don’t much care for Nintendo anymore, so I’ll let my (crappy iPhone quality) pictures do the talking.

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So Who Did it Wrong?


In our dedicated pursuit to keep you educated and free of misinformation, including our own, we bring you some updates and addendums to the last, supremely awesome podcast.

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