Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 3] : Amiibo Sandwich Blues

Ness Amiibo Sandwich Blues

The third episode of the Half-Glass Gaming starts off on the wrong foot, as Josh explains how Subway ruined his breakfast. Then, after the break, we break down Nintendo’s incompetence at handling the amiibo situation, which makes Josh even grumpier than bad breakfast. It’s a mile-a-minute thrill ride, as the big N gets curb stomped and amiibo figures go flying.

We also meander around topics like Tony Hawk’s mysterious resemblance to Adam Sandler, EarthBound‘s marketing campaign, Nintendo setting people on fire, and Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures.

Buckle up and grab a cup, it’s Half-Glass Gaming: Episode 3.

If you want to learn more about the marketing campaign that sunk EarthBound, we’ve got you covered with this detailed article on the topic.

Here’s a complete list of games we mentioned in this episode:

  • Mario Kart 8
  • Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Fire Emblem (series)
  • EarthBound
  • Mother 3 (Japan)
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Animal Crossing (series)
  • Wii Fit
  • Pokémon (series)
  • Kirby (series)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Skylanders (series)
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
  • Kid Icarus (series)
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Mother
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force
  • Nintendo Land
  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
  • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Gwent
  • Yo-Kai Watch
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Professor Layton (series)
  • Star Fox Zero
  • Wii Sports
  • ZombiU
  • Arkham Origins
  • Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag
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Strontium Dingo
Strontium Dingo
8 years ago

That intro is priceless! I didn’t stop laughing for 5 minutes!

My takeaway quote from this episode is: “You have a beard, that’s worth 3 napkins!”

I didn’t game much on Nintendo, I was more into the Amiga. Don’t get me wrong, I played heaps of SNES with my mates, mainly Street Fighter II (DAMMIT, I WAS BLOCKING!), Mortal Kombat II (DAMMIT, I WAS BLOCKING!), Killer Instinct, (C-C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER! BLOCK THAT!) and Yoshi’s Island (DAMMIT, I WAS BL- oh, right.)

Of course, I played the pants off of Goldeneye on the N64 as well (DAMMIT, NATALYA WAS BLOCKING!) and also Vigilante8/V8 (BASS-QUAAAKE!)

However, a lot of my friends are into Nintendo, and they often complain about not being able to get the Amiibo characters they want. I assumed it was because we live on a small(ish) island, so it was surprising to hear that people in America (including everybodys favourite now-Canadian, Mandi) have the same problems. It really does look as though Nintendo have no clue about their audience.

And that ‘ask for Mother 3, get set on fire’ is not a good look. That’s not funny, it’s spiteful. The only company that could justify THAT kind of ‘joke’ is SquareEnix, and they’re redoing FF7 ANYWAY (as you all know by now).

Looking forward to hearing the rest!

Josh Wirtanen
Josh Wirtanen
8 years ago

Napkins are as rare at Subway as amiibo figures are at any game store…

Well, that’s not true. They’ve actually started stocking amiibo figures within the past month or so. Subway still shorts me on napkins on a regular basis.

Those breakfast sandwiches though…

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