An LGBT podcast about gaming in general but Nintendo specifically but with a critical eye and voice.

January 31, 2016

Episode 39 (January 2016) - 2015 Year in Review and Hopes for 2016


Antony and Michael return with jam packed show where they give their thoughts on 2015 as a year in gaming including:
  • Their personal games of the year;
  • A discussion of Nintendo's 2015;
  • Their thoughts on Kickstarter and recent news on Mighty Number 9's delay;

They also then give their hopes and things they're excited for in 2016, as well as jumping on a few other non-game related topics like TV (Agent Carter), movies (Star Wars), gadgets (iPad Pro) and comics (Marvel Unlimited).


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November 29, 2015

Nintendo Lovefest - Episode 38 (November 2015) - Style Saavy Amiibo Festival x Tomb Raider

Fresh from Black Friday sales and stressful work months, Antony and Michael return with a packed Now Playing.  After running through the highlights of the Nintendo Direct, they discuss playing:
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Fallout 4
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • New Style Boutique 2: Fashion Forward (Style Savvy 2)
  • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival
  • Life is Strange
  • Pokemon Shuffle
  • Nintendo Badge Arcade...
  • and much more!
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October 25, 2015

Episode 37 - Fashion Force!!

It's not a dream!  It's not a mirage! Michael and Antony are back with your dose of LGBT centred gaming insight on Nintendo specifically but gaming in general.  After explaining the reason behind their new monthly schedule, this month their critical eyes and voices are in fine form as they discuss their feelings on Nintendo's Autumn / Winter line-up including:

  • The Legend of Zelda - Tri-Force Heroes (or Fashion Force!)
  • Mario Tennis - Ultra Smash
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer and Amiibo Festival
There's some positive too as Antony discusses his experiences with the My Passport X peripheral which instantly increases Xbox storage five-fold as well as his first few hours with Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, whilst Michael discusses him beginning the latest Tales game for PS4.
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September 10, 2015

Episode 36 - Super Mario Maker impressions, plus Apple and Star Wars blowout!

And we're back!  This week the twosome discuss:

  • All the news coming out of the Apple conference including iPad Pros, Apple TV being a Wii in disguise, Hipster Whale and more;
  • Pokemon Go and how if it's done right it might be the future of Pokemon;
  • Super Mario Maker - UK sales fail as retailed GAME charges customers multiple times;
  • Plus lots of Star Wars discussion as the guys talk BB8, Disney Infinity 3.0 and more.
Plus Michael updates us on The Girl in the Spiders Web and Antony explains how he's getting ready for a Final Fantasy symphonic concert.

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September 1, 2015

Episode 35 - The Metagame Expanded

You may remember the Metagame from when we did a launch interview with Eric & John Sharp back in late March. 

Join Michael as he sits down with Colleen Macklin & Eric Zimmerman, co-creators of the Metagame, to discuss the latest Film 101 & Science Fiction expansion packs. 

This is a special episode of Nintendo Lovefest you don't want to miss!

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August 30, 2015

Episode 34: What Antony’s been playing on his week off!

Nintendo Lovefest is your weekly LGBT gaming podcast about Nintendo specifically but gaming in general, but always with a critical eye and voice.

This week on Nintendo Lovefest, Antony and Michael discuss:

  • The Nintendo release schedule for Autumn/Winter including the 28 amiibo releases between now and Christmas;
  • The Super Mario Maker marketing brilliance;
  • Nintendo soundtracks getting western releases;
  • and more...
In the What We've Been Playing segment (this week heavily Antony focussed) the duo chat about:
  • Life is Strange - Episode Four: Dark Room
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix
  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • and Lara Croft Go for mobile devices
Remember, you can join a 2000+ strong community and follow Nintendo Lovefest on Facebook (thanks guys!) at www.facebook.com/nintylovefest and can also follow us on twitter (@NintyLovefest).  Both social networks provide fun and inclusive communities sharing curated gaming stories.  You can also find us online at www.nintendolovefest.com, our home on the web.   

We also welcome your iTunes reviews.  If you like the show and think your friends will, tell them about it please, or share us in your social network circles.  It really helps us reach out to new listeners.  We really appreciate your continued support.
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August 16, 2015

Episode 33 - The boys with the amiibo tattoo

After a week's hiatus for decorating and amiibo repositioning, Antony and Michael are back.  This week, they discuss:

  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and UK prices for amiibo cards (and what is the game of the game, anyway);
  • the controversial firing of Ex-Treehouse and Nintendo Staffer Chris Pranger;
  • Sony Picture's Pixels;
  • amiibo Retro Three-Pack;
  • News coming out of Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California
  • and the announcement of the release date for the fourth book in the Millennium Trilogy: The Girl in the Spider's Web;
In the now playing segment, Michael and Antony discuss:

  • Splatoon (including the new content drop);
  • Life is Strange (Episode 3 specifically);
  • Rare Replay
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening.
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August 2, 2015

Episode 32 - Weekly news update (Feat. DJ. Washing Machine and MC Ice-Cream Van)

This week Michael and Antony sort of stream of consciousness free-flow and talk about lots of different news topics including:

  • Amiibo (obviously!) but specially amiibo cards;
  • Dragon Quest X and XI coming to NX suggests Nintendo is done with Wii U;
  • Voting for PS Plus titles and Sony's muddled legacy content strategy;
  • Playstation and Final Fantasy remakes (specifically Final Fantasy XII);
  • Zombi (minus the U) means a 2016 new entry in the series;
  • Gripes about online patches and gaming being ruined by day-one updates. 
And in What We've Been Playing: Hatoful Boyfriend (with a bit too much info on Coming Out on Top thrown in for good measure) and Fire Emblem: Awakening.

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July 26, 2015

Episode 31 - Non-Denominational Lovefest

In this week's episode there's lots of: 

  • amiibo talk as Michael catches Antony out on his faux-validation of his amiibo addiction;
  • More thoughts on Yoshi's Woolly World as Antony realises it is a platform puzzler;
  • Playstation 4 talk (Final Fantasy, Journey, Ethan Carter);
  • News talk - end of TVii and 2016 Playstation Tomb Raiding realness;
And we launch a new segment: non-denominational realness - where we discuss non-game related stuff.  This week:
  • Disney Pixar
  • Inside Out
  • Lava
  • Ms Mr
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July 19, 2015

Episode 30 - Thank You, Iwata!

It's been a week of mixed emotions for Nintendo fans as we lost Nintendo President Satoru Iwata but saw the gaming community come together to remember him.

Michael and Antony share their feelings on Iwata's passing, share some favourite stories and try to guess what is next for Nintendo's corporate leadership.
As well as this, the dynamic duo discuss:
  • Antony completing Batman: Arkham Knight and Batgirl: A Matter of Family;
  • Michael beating Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition;
  • Plus more Fire Emblem and amiibo talk.
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