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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! 

What better way to start your week off than a new episode of our Downpour Podcast?

The big games release season is upon us now that August has arrived and are we as excited as can be! Before looking ahead, Jonathan, Jared, and Randy take a look back on the year and each give their Game of the Year “So Far”. What made the cut? What games almost made it? Leaving Jonathan in the dust, Jared and Randy launch in to their own Anime of the Year “So Far” as well.

Of course there is also talk about what the crew has been playing – more EarthboundSolomon’s Key, Fire and Ice, Darksiders II, and so much more!  We would love to hear your picks for Game and Anime of the Year so far—please do sound off in the comments below!

Have you watched any of our live broadcasts each week? Be sure to tune in for the live recording of Episode 29 this Wednesday, August 7th at 8:30 PM EST.

And if you watched our live broadcasts you already know the following is underway, but are launching a Downpour Podcast Listener Sweepstakes! The grand prize winner will win Steam codes for Final Fantasy VII, Cave Story+, and Jet Set Radio. Entering is easy:

1) Email [email protected] and let us know either what you like about the show or what you’d like to see in future shows, or both!

2) Follow @downpourpodcast on Twitter and tweet at the account with the hashtag #ilikedownpour and tell us either what you like about the show or what you’d like to see in future shows, or both if you can fit it in 140 characters.

You can do both and double your chance to win! Full contest rules are below.

As usual, we always appreciate your feedback. Please let us know how you feel in the comments below, or by sending an email to [email protected].


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Show Notes

Vote to Localize Sega, Konami Polls
(Japan) Gaist Crusher: Tons of New Information, Screenshots and Art
Anime of the Past: Whisper of the Heart
Evangelion 2.22 to Air on Toonami This August
REVIEW: Dragon’s Crown (PS3)
(Europe) Bravely Default Release Pushed Back to 2014
CAMPAIGN HUB: We Desire Breath of Fire Mass-Posting to Capcom on August 1-2
Miiverse Adds Earthbound Announcement Community
REVIEW: Witch and Hero

OPENING: Breath of Fire 2 – The White Wings
BREAK:Eight Melodies – Earthbound
CLOSE: Fire ‘N Ice – Ice Rock Island (World 1)



Downpour Podcast Listener  Sweepstakes (the “Listener Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the United States (except Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions, and excluding where otherwise prohibited by law.), and who are 18 years of age at time of entry.


ENTRY PERIOD:  Sweepstakes begins 12:00:01 am EDT, August 01, 2013, and ends 11:59:59 pm EDT, August 15, 2013.  Entries must be postmarked by 11:59:59 pm, EDT, on August 15, 2013.  Entries become the property of oprainfall LLC (“Sponsor”) and will not be acknowledged or returned.


1) Submit an email to [email protected] detailing either a) What is liked about the show or b) What the listener would like to hear on/about future shows.

2) Follow @downpourpodcast on Twitter and send a tweet at the user with the hashtag #ilikedownpour detailing either a) What is liked about the show or b) What the listener would like to hear on/about future shows.

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the United States (except Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions, and excluding where otherwise prohibited by law.), and who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the Sponsor, sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address.

RANDOM DRAWING & PRIZES: On August 15, 2013, a random drawing from among all eligible entries received will be conducted under Sponsor’s supervision.  One (1) grand prize winner will win Steam codes for the computer games Final Fantasy VII, Cave Story+, and Jet Set Radio; total prize package retail value of approximately $25.00. Potential winners will be notified by email or Twitter direct message.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portions thereof) of equal or greater value if prize (or portions thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prize in its sole discretion. Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor.  Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third-party product or service accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Sweepstakes Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by Official Sweepstakes Rules and agree that if winner(s) fails to provide proof of identity, refuse to provide required affidavit, is found to have violated Official Sweepstakes Rules, or otherwise do not meet eligibility criteria, prize(s) will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession, and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prizes.  All prizes will be delivered by or about August  31, 2013.  Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.

ODDS of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

WINNER NOTIFICATION:  Winners will be notified by email or Twitter direct message.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating, Sweepstakes Entrants agree that:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prize, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Michigan and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prize, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

OTHER: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to incomplete, damaged, misdirected, stolen, late, lost, garbled, delayed, postage due, illegible, or mail or registrations; or for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network server, Internet service provider, website, or other connections, availability or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties or other errors or problems of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials.  Sweepstakes entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified.  Sponsor/Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site polling survey or otherwise in violation of the rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including non-authorized human intervention or force majeure.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation.

GENERAL: Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission to use each winner’s entry, name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this sweepstakes for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without review, limitation, or compensation; (ii) potential winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability/Publicity, and Taxpayer’s W-9 within ten (10) days of notification.  If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate winner selected for the drawing as issue.  By participating and winning a prize, all winners release Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the sweepstakes.  Subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

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