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NWR Connectivity is a weekly podcast that is focused on connecting the listeners to the going-ons at Nintendo World Report. It highlights key stories and features from the site while also pulling in a variety of staff members to talk about different topics, such as new releases and important news stories. This is your ticket into the minds behind Nintendo World Report, for better or worse.
 
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In which we spoil Metroid Dread. Don't listen to this if you don't want us to spoil Metroid Dread. No really. Connectivity has joined Twitter, so be sure to follow @ConnectivityNWR to be up to date on any announcements. We are wanting more listener participation, so feel free to ask questions, they may show up in the show! Please send in some hard-…
 
In which we spoil Metroid Dread. Don't listen to this if you don't want us to spoil Metroid Dread. No really. Connectivity has joined Twitter, so be sure to follow @ConnectivityNWR to be up to date on any announcements. We are wanting more listener participation, so feel free to ask questions, they may show up in the show! Please send in some hard-…
 
It's Metroid Dread week and the entire gang has been jamming out to this fantastic game! Alex has been doing so on his brand new OLED Switch and has impressions of the new hardware. And FINALLY the long awaited return of Mystery Reversery!Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Will update once Jerry …
 
As we celebrate the launch of Metroid Dread, the gang assembles what we thought would be the most divisive 2D Metroid. Turns out we all love it. Metroid Other M on the other hand... Connectivity has joined Twitter, so be sure to follow @ConnectivityNWR to be up to date on any announcements. We are wanting more listener participation, so feel free t…
 
It's a throwback episode with just the OG boys, so you know it's gonna be a goodie. We got MindSeize impressions and some more Diablo 2 talk. Then it's Perry's favorite time of the year, Smash Direct time.Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Intro 00:00Travels 1:30Food Talk 4:15MindSeize 15:15"Quic…
 
FEATURING: (00:05:01) New Business - Actraiser Renaissance. (00:35:50) WarioWare: Get It Together!. (00:43:22) Bonfire Peaks. (00:50:57) Psychonauts 2. (00:58:56) Super Mario-kun. (01:08:25) Diablo 2: Resurrected. (01:29:36) Listener Mail - Which Nintendo character deserves to go to space? (01:49:44) A final bit of Super Smash Bros Ultimate charact…
 
The boys are all back together and diving into everything from the latest Nintendo Direct as well as a look at Diablo 2, Beast Breaker, and more!Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Intro 00:00The Docket 4:00Dark Arts 6:00Diablo 2 Resurrected 14:40Quick Bite 30:25Beast Breaker 39:30Nintendo Direct …
 
Matt and Jared join John to talk about their recent experience playing Metroid Dread and the Switch OLED Model at a recent Nintendo press event. Fair warning, if you're worried about spoilers from the first hour or so of Metroid Dread, this may not be for you. Connectivity has joined Twitter, so be sure to follow @ConnectivityNWR to be up to date o…
 
Our favorite News Editor joins us to chat about our recent game pickups before moving on to theorizing about the direct that just happened. We record on Wednesdays for our episodes that post on Fridays. The Direct happened on Thursday. I'm sure you see the problem. Laugh at our horrible mistakes while being moderately impressed by things we got rig…
 
The boys sans one get into Spelunky, all sorts of Warioware goodness, Deathloop and more! Plus another dip into the mailbag and our latest poll results. Direct news came post recording, so we will cover all that next episode!Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Intro Hotdogs 0:00:09Spelunky 1 and 2…
 
Justin joins us to talk about his own playthrough of the 2D Metroid series and it turns out he really enjoys Return of Samus. Neal has been having a great time rolling around with monkeys but less fun skating with birds. And John is cleaning up his backlog of Darksiders save files so that he has more room for Darksiders save files. Finally we turn …
 
With Metroid Dread quickly approaching we felt no better time than now for a Dirty Mage Crossover episode on Samus Returns! We also get knee deep into WarioWare Get It Together before a series of quick bites.Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Intro 0:00:09Samus Returns 0:01:56Monster Train (QB) 1…
 
We're back with another Metroid Game Club discussion, but this time we're up against the legendary Super Metroid. Our cast ranges from having first played Super Metroid around when it came out, all the way up to 2019. So join us as we debate the modern value of this Super Nintendo classic. Connectivity has joined Twitter, so be sure to follow @Conn…
 
Get ready for an appetizer sampler of quick bites with impressions on Monster Train, Dodgeball Academia, Final Fantasy 7 Remake (not Casey), The Forgotten City and more! Plus we dive into the mailbag to answer your questions.Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Intro 00:00The Docket 2:30Food Talk 3…
 
FEATURING: (00:12:18) New Business - Dead Cells. (00:17:30) Quake. (00:28:34) Islanders. (00:40:47) Axiom Verge 2. (00:42:47) NWR's The History and Development of Star Fox Command video. (01:11:40) Listener Mail - Creating a launch game for Switch that uses all the features. (01:47:14) What games have no-good endings? (02:17:28) Amiibo identificati…
 
Zach joins John and Neal to catch up on a bunch of games, both new and old. But first Neal and Zach chat with John about his recently released documentary on the development of Star Fox Command. John shares some stories from production and some additional insights from his interviews with the developers. After that Zach and John gush over how good …
 
Mick is back! And with him comes a beefy episode full of games and good times. No More Heroes III, Monster Train First Class, Ghosts of Tsushima plus lots more are on the docket this week.Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)An Ode To The McFlurry 0:00:09Dumb Story Of The Day 0:06:23Bowser's Fury 0…
 
FEATURING: (00:01:39) New Business - Axiom Verge 2. (00:16:11) WarioWare: Get it Together! (00:26:34) Hades. Diablo II: Resurrected beta. (00:47:19) Absurd UPS mess (Joy-Con repairs). (00:59:35) Cotton Reboot! (01:16:59) Listener Mail - Underappreciated games. (01:44:53) Do we miss Western 3rd parties? (02:08:23) Sequel Story.…
 
Sometimes a game can be great one moment and terrible the next. Matt discusses his time with No More Heroes 3 and John keeps the trend going by looking back on his review of King's Bounty II. Neal follows up with some more positive thoughts on Spelunky 2 and Boyfriend Dungeon. Next, the summer of Skyward Sword continues with some in depth listener …
 
The boys ditched the internal talks of trying to adhere to a tighter schedule and delivery another meaty show. In it we got Dodgeball Academia, Madden 22, WarioWare: Get It Together and of course water bottle preferences.Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Intro 00:00Food 3:20Water Bottles 10:40Do…
 
Resident editor Alex de Freitas and resident doctor (Mario World expert) Xander Morningstar fill in for John and Neal to cover the Pokemon Presents and Indie World events. But first, Xander gives a report on Dr. Mario World as he feverishly rushes to beat the game before its final days this fall. Alex shares his gripes with the less-than-stellar Ga…
 
The boys get into Diablo 2 Resurrected Beta, Space Invaders Invincible Collection, and Button City! Then we hash out the Top 5 Wii U Games as well as dip into that bag of mail.Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Names On Our Phones 0:00:09Button City 0:15:20Diablo II Resurrected 0:25:00Alex's New …
 
FEATURING: (00:01:30) New Business - Axiom Verge 2 and Indie World. (00:34:00) Homefront: The Revolution and TimeSplitters 2.(00:53:42) Listener Mail - Gaming bucketlist and the Living Dex (01:31:45) We do not know anthing about tabletop gaming apparently. (01:45:30) Hoarding, Collecting, and Purging. (01:56:08) Make the show feel happy.…
 
We've gathered a mix of old and new voices to join our latest Metroid Game Club discussion. Metroid II: Return of Samus sets the groundwork for not only an official remake in Metroid: Samus Returns, but a slew of fan remakes including the legendary AM2R. Our gang discusses the evolution of gameplay, interpretations of the story, and the place of fa…
 
We got a jam packed episode with Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster impressions and some more thoughts on Slay the Spire. But best of all is our interview with Philip Summers and Dave Cumbo to talk about Hand-Drawn Game Guides!Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Intro 00:00Dark Arts 2:15Final Fantasy Pi…
 
FEATURING: (00:00:00) New Business - The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. (00:05:35) Streets of Rage 4 DLC. (00:16:30) Dabbling with Game Pass, New Pokémon Snap. (00:17:35) QUARTERLY NUMBER TIME. (00:23:15) Blaster Master Zero 3. (00:33:32) A Monster's Expedition. (00:46:15) Flight Simulator. (00:57:30) Listener Mail - Has your mental state impacted …
 
If there is one thing you should know about Alex, it is that he will happily sacrifice children if it means taking out alternate-reality Nazis. The gang marvels over the weird WWII inspired world of FUGA: Melodies of Steel before revisiting Dodgeball Accademia and The Falconeer.Next they look ahead to the fall and try to predict how people will rea…
 
The boys have been busy plowing through games a plenty. On the docket, Slay The Spire, Dicey Dungeons, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and we wrap it up with NEO: The World Ends With You!Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Kickin' Chicken 0:00:09Slay The Spire 0:20:50The Great Ace Attorney Chron…
 
FEATURING: (00:01:20) New Business - The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. (00:26:09) Streets of Rage 4 DLC. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered. (00:39:09) Microsoft Flight Simulator. (00:56:00) Blaster Master Zero 3. (01:05:54) Retroactive suggestions reminder. Listener Mail - Who should have been Dr Mario's next doctor? (01:26:13) What novelty w…
 
Neal and John actually played some games this week! Neal is working on his review of Sports RPG Dodgeball Academia and John fulfills his promise of diving deep into the world of Jelly Boy. Next, the fellas discuss the recent allegations filed against Activision Blizzard and what this culture means for the industry as a whole while also discussing h…
 
It's certainly a full episode with Slay The Spire, Psychonauts, Skyward Sword and more. Plus we're joined by Jono Pech to talk about the recently released, Trigger Witch!Hosted by Perry Burkum (@PBurkum), Casey Gibson (@Case_Jets), and Alex Culafi (@culafia)Intro 00:00Life Talk 03:00Mystery History 13:40Psychonauts 29:20Slay The Spire 40:51Steings;…
 
FEATURING: (00:01:19) New Business - Luigi's Mansion for 3DS. (00:21:46) Info on the next Retroactive. (00:26:56) Ys IX Monstrum Nox. Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective. (00:41:59) Bioshock 2, Jason Schreier's Press Reset. (01:16:40) The World Ends with You. (01:34:37) Listener Mail - Childfree dudes dispense parenting advice. (02:04:06) New…
 
Zach returns to the show after missing out on our first Metroid Game Club episode because we still wanted to hear his thoughts on Metroid and Zero Mission. But first Neal played that new PokéMOBA, Pokémon Unite, and has some initial thoughts on it. The gang covers some news stories including new non-Earthbound titles coming to Switch Online and Joh…
 
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