The Downpour Podcast Episode 26

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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Our technical issues are finally behind us! We’re happy to announce that every single episode of The Downpour Podcast is readily available on the iTunes music store! If iTunes isn’t your cup of tea, you can still check out this page for a newly updated archive of past episodes! Lastly, be sure to follow the show on Twitter for more interactivity! We’ll be announcing a contest soon, as mentioned in this very episode, so stay tuned! 

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another Monday and another episode of The Downpour Podcast!

The show may be without a Jared this week, but that doesn’t stop Jonathan and Randy from getting together to discuss the news of the week, what they’ve been playing, and everything you could ever want to know about their favorite kinds of gameplay. To start off, they discuss a certain partnership, the release of a certain game, and everything else crazy that happened within a few hours of them sitting down to record. As far as what they’ve been playing this week—Randy actually played a ton more than Jonathan, but the show gets kind of heavy into casual gaming for a few minutes (headed by the four new StreetPass games from Nintendo). Has everyone gotten the Xenoblade Chronicles Puzzle Swap Panel yet?

Regarding gameplay: What are Jonathan and Randy’s most preferred genres in gaming? And for that matter, what are the stand-out titles that definite each genre for them? There are plenty of esoteric choices, plenty of laughs, and plenty of just-plain “cray-cray” to make up for the lack of Jared. Next week’s show will send July off in a proper fashion, with a discussion of their top five games ever, with a similar anime discussion to boot. Stay tuned for more awesomeness!

Have you been enjoying our live broadcasts each week? Be sure to tune in for the live recording of Episode 27 tonight at 8:30 PM EST!

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Show Notes

Vote to Localize — SEGA and Konami Polls
REVIEW : Project X Zone
EarthBound: Out Now on the Wii U Virtual Console
(Japan) Intelligent Systems Trademarks “Fire Emblem” and “EMBLEM”
StreetPass Mii Plaza Update: Live in the United States + Information & Gameplay
Nintendo’s StreetPass Relay Revealed

INTRO: Cave Story Music – Pixel – Wind Fortress
BREAK: Valkyria Chronicles III OST – Main Theme
OUTRO: Onett Theme: Earthbound Music