Episode 105: Fresh Ink

On August 23, 2015 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 105: Fresh Ink

Splatoon is the game that keeps on giving. After nearly three months of new maps and weapons, Nintendo upped the ante by launching a slew of new modes and options. In this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we share our updated impressions of the ever-evolving Splatoon and discuss what Nintendo’s drip-feed of new content may mean for future games. But first, we cover all the latest news, kicking off with a discussion of Pokken Tournament coming to Wii U and its potential as a competitive fighter. We then turn our attention to the latest on Super Mario Maker, share our take on the controversy surrounding the Nintendo Treehouse staffer who said too much, and evaluate Nintendo’s holiday plans for the 3DS and its cheaper 2DS counterpart. Plus, we announce the winner of our Guacamelee giveaway.

This episode also marks the final contest of our Summer Giveaway Series with your chance to win a sealed Ness amiibo! To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite child protagonist. It can be the child-aged hero of a video game, movie, TV show, book, or even just Ness himself. One lucky winner will be chosen at random, and you can also enter (or earn an additional entry) by retweeting a specific tweet from our @RandomNintendo Twitter account later this week. Be sure to also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss the announcement of our winner in our next episode.

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



Official Contest Rules: All registrants must be a resident of the United States of America and age 13 or older. The contest begins on August 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM PDT and ends on September 3, 2015 at 11:59 PM PDT. Visitors may enter the contest once by leaving a comment below. You can also enter the contest, or gain an additional entry, by retweeting a designated tweet posted by the @RandomNintendo Twitter account. One winner will be chosen at random and receive the following prize: one (1) Ness amiibo (MSRP: $12.99). Random Nintendo staff members may not participate in this contest. Random Nintendo reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. The winner will be chosen at random on September 4, announced in Episode 106 of the Random Nintendo Podcast, and then notified via email or Twitter Direct Message.

15 Responses to “Episode 105: Fresh Ink”

  • Andrew wrote on August 23, 2015 at 7:10 am:

    Ash Ketchum. Grew up watching pokemon and loved it.

  • Kalib Furlong wrote on August 23, 2015 at 2:14 pm:

    Lucas from Mother 3. Lucas and Ness have always been my favorites, but Lucas is just more dynamic in character progression, as you get to experience multiple years of his life. Thanks for doing this giveaway 🙂

  • Accelerator wrote on August 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm:

    Link OoT and MM! Good luck everyone and thank you for the giveaway.

  • KGear49 wrote on August 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm:

    Young Link. Couldn’t think of more people for some reason.

  • Mariois25 wrote on August 26, 2015 at 7:28 pm:

    Random Comment 😛

  • neokombat wrote on August 27, 2015 at 1:24 am:

    Ryu from the breath of fire series(mainly the one from 2 and 3)
    Baby Mario.
    Hero from dragon quest V.
    Young Link.
    Ninten, Ness and Lucas From Mother
    I don’t know if Kirby counts but he is like a kid.

  • Josh (@secretclean) wrote on August 31, 2015 at 6:44 pm:

    Young Link, most definitely. He’s even my favorite Smash character. Thanks for the contest!

  • Mike wrote on August 31, 2015 at 7:14 pm:

    Young Link

  • Chris wrote on August 31, 2015 at 8:32 pm:

    Tai from Digimon

  • Gram wrote on September 1, 2015 at 4:09 am:

    Crono from Chrono Trigger.

  • matthew wrote on September 1, 2015 at 4:23 am:

    Young link has always been my fav!

  • Joel Terrell wrote on September 1, 2015 at 7:04 am:

    My favorite child protagonist is Amadeus Cho from Marvel. He’s just super fun.

  • hestar69 wrote on September 1, 2015 at 8:39 am:

    My favorite child protagonist Ellie

    is she doesn’t count then I’d go with clementine from the walking dead 🙂

  • Austin Baroudi wrote on September 1, 2015 at 8:55 am:

    Sonic The Hedgehog!

  • Jason Rechtman
    Jason Rechtman wrote on September 4, 2015 at 12:35 am:

    Thanks for entering, everyone! Check back on Sunday for the winner announcement in our next episode.

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