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We’re extremely happy to (finally) announce that The Downpour Podcast is available on the iTunes music store! If iTunes isn’t your cup of tea, you can still check out this page for an archive of past episodes! Lastly, be sure to follow the show on Twitter for more interactivity!

Most of the oprainfall staff are taking an extended weekend, thanks to the Memorial Day holiday in the United States (trust us, with E3 coming, we’ll need the rest), but we won’t let that stop another episode of The Downpour Podcast!

This week’s show opens with talk about the most recent Nintendo Direct. What do Jonathan, Jared and Randy think about the Nintendo/Sega partnership and everything coming down the (warp) pipe this summer? After a diversion into the land of Sega, the gentlemen talk at length about Microsoft’s new Xbox One and the feelings they all have going into the next console generation now that all three juggernauts have been revealed. Some of what we have to say may surprise you.

Jonathan played an iOS game for the first time and has more than enough to say about touch controls. He and Randy teamed up to play Streets of Rage 2 (and there will likely be more co-op outings in future shows). And Jared…wasn’t impressed with Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA).

In anime this week: Who or what got us into the medium? And are there generation gaps in anime, just like there have been in console cycles?

Be sure to let us know how you feel about Xbox One, the coming Nintendo Direct(s), and anything else you’d like to see from the big three moving forward. You never know—we may feature your comment in a future episode!

We always appreciate your feedback! Be sure to comment on this post or send an email to [email protected].



Show Notes

Nintendo Direct: May 17th, 2013 – The Games of Summer
Microsoft Reveals the Xbox One
REVIEW: Mark of the Ninja
Anime of the Past: Interstella 5555
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Episode 7 Recap

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