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Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 19] : Amiiboversary

This week, our pre-break off-topic conversation is a rapid-fire lightning round, as the Rev explains polyamory, Mandi explains her love of clothing with animals on it, and Julian watches a bunch of Christopher Nolan movies and invents a new line of underwear.

After the break, the gang celebrates the one-year anniversary of the first wave of amiibo figures by updating listeners on the current sitch. Apparently, Josh and Mandi have had some recent luck in finding rare figures, and they’ve even acquired a few of the elusive amiibo cards. Just how much do those damn cards cost to produce anyway? We don’t know, but that won’t stop us from arguing about it.

Of course, we wouldn’t want to just rehash Episode 3: Amiibo Sandwich Blues for 45 minutes, because our loyal listeners deserve so much more than that. Instead, we take a deep look into Nintendo’s history and talk through a bunch of stuff the Big N probably hopes the world had forgotten about by now. We’re talking Yakuza ties, executive love hotels, instant rice, and more — and no, we’re not making this stuff up, folks.

Before we wrap things up, we get all gooey and nostalgic for Game Boy peripherals, Chuck E. Cheese’s, and free hand-me-down gaming consoles. What more could a 1980s kid ask for?

Interested in that NES commercial we used as a sound byte this week? Check it out for yourself.

Also, if you don’t believe us that Josh’s amiibo collection is getting out of hand, here’s his current situation:

Amiibo Collection

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Josh (The Forward Thinker)

Rev. Rebecca Nathaniel (The Nostalgic Alcoholic)

Julian (The Moderator)

Mandi (The Lead Research Specialist)

Plus, don’t forget to stop back next week: New episodes air every Wednesday.

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