Episode 84: Back on Track

On November 16, 2014 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 84: Back on Track

Ready, set, download. The first DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 is now available, and in this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we share our full impressions of the expansion. Before hitting the track, however, we discuss a multitude of news from the Nintendo Direct that brought us Majora’s Mask 3D and fresh Splatoon details to Nintendo’s investor Q&A full of Amiibo and QOL teases. Plus, we break down October’s sales numbers and share our take on the newly released Pikmin Short Movies.

Have you downloaded Mario Kart 8′s new DLC? Let us know why or why not in the comments below. We’d also love to hear your thoughts on the show as a whole, be it here in the comments or in a review on our iTunes page. While you’re there, be sure to also subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo. You definitely won’t want to miss the giveaway coming up in our next episode!

As always, we’ve included links below for more information on all the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a timestamp so you can easily find the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!

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5 Responses to “Episode 84: Back on Track”

  • Satoshi wrote on November 16, 2014 at 11:36 am:

    Thanks for another great podcast! I always look forward to the show.

    I love the new Mario Kart DLC! Given the quality and variety of the tracks I’d being willing to say its the best example of DLC ever done.

    Thanks again, looking forward to the next podcast already!

    • Jason Rechtman
      Jason wrote on November 16, 2014 at 8:58 pm:

      Thanks, Satoshi!

      The industry could definitely learn a thing or two from how Nintendo approached Mario Kart’s DLC.

      • Satoshi wrote on November 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm:

        I completely agree. Nintendo shipped a 100% complete, non-buggy game, filled with content. And the very inexpensive DLC they offered was just a bonus. It took nothing away from the content or quality of the original. Its more like the cherry on top.

        While it’d be wonderful to see more companies follow Nintendo’s lead in terms of DLC, I doubt they will. Most companies don’t seem to share Nintendo’s respect for their customers.

  • Satoshi wrote on November 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm:

    Just wanted to say “Happy 3rd Anniversary Random Nintendo!”

    All your hard work and dedication are very much appreciated!

    Hope you’re having fun playing Smash on Wii U too!

    • Jason Rechtman
      Jason wrote on November 25, 2014 at 1:11 am:

      Thank you! Hope you’re enjoying Smash as well!

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