Episode 36: Made From Concentration

On February 12, 2013 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 36: Made From Concentration

The disembodied head of Dr. Kawashima has returned to Nintendo handhelds and he’s more devilish than ever. In this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we train our brains with impressions of Brain Age: Concentration Training, as well as share our thoughts on Wii U puzzler Puddle and the gorgeous Hyrule Historia book. We also discuss the Wii U’s struggle with third-party support, highlighting issues raised by the delay of Rayman Legends and by cryptic comments from big-name publishers like Electronic Arts and Ubisoft. Plus, we break down Nintendo’s latest financial report and how the company plans to keep sales strong in the future. With so much covered in this episode, all that Concentration Training comes in handy!

Have you had a chance to try the new Brain Age or Puddle? Feel free to let us know what you think of either game, or any of the news discussed in this episode, in the comments below. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo for the latest on upcoming episodes and Extra articles.

Below, we have included links to all the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link is timestamped so you can easily jump to the sections of the podcast you are most interested in. Enjoy!


Games (and a book)

4 Responses to “Episode 36: Made From Concentration”

  • Chris wrote on February 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm:

    I just recently got to know your podcast, because I am quite interested in the developments surrounding the Wii U.

    I really want to encourage you guys to keep going with this, because I think you are doing a very informative and (even though you call yourselves “Nintendo-Fans”) objective summary of the stuff that is going on with Nintendo.

    I know how tedious it is to do a Podcast every couple days, but you should keep going. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Greetings from Germany.

    • Jason Rechtman
      Jason wrote on February 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm:

      Thanks for the kind words, Chris! We definitely plan to keep going, especially since Nintendo is in such an interesting position these days with all the ups and downs of the Wii U.

  • Mecca wrote on February 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm:

    I have the faux leather limited edition version of Hyrule Historia. It’s pretty nice. It has the same content as the one with the green cover. I was a little disappointed that they devoted so much of it to Skyward Sword, but it’s still a great read. Anything that gives me more insight into The Wind Waker is awesome in my book.

    JetLag Jason wasn’t that bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jason Rechtman
      Jason wrote on February 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm:

      I think a big reason the book focuses so much on Skyward Sword is because when it was released in Japan, it coincided with the launch of the game. But I agree, it would have been nice to see equally fleshed out sections for some of the other games.

      Glad to hear my jet lag didn’t drag things down too much.

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