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Episode 011 – Ni No Kuni, Wii U No Sell-y

Sunday, February 17th, 2013 by

podcast cover_smallIn this month’s episode of the Delta Attack Podcast, Fade to Slack takes you way back into the past to the mystical, forgotten land of last week. You’re getting a week old serving that’s fairly fresh, but fairly unedited. I’m busy, so sue me! Except, you know, don’t. Sorry I said those bad things about you and your mother. I’m sure that stuff only happens in Japan.

Join Mark A. Brooks, Markham Asylum, and Fade to Slack as they talk about the Wii U woes, the problems with the next console generation, iOS, and unintentional Engrish. It’s like when you realize that chocolate and peanut butter isn’t enough and throw in some marshmallow creme for good measure, except without all the weight gain and secretive sobbing afterwards.

This episode of the Delta Attack Podcast is sponsored by SPAM. Except that it’s not. I’m just really hungry. I fried up some SPAM and tossed it into a can of Hormel Vegetarian Chili with Beans for a surprisingly tasty dish.

SPAM’s not technically a meat, right? I’m sure my diet’s going fine.

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Fade to Slack is a founding member of Delta Attack, an American expatriate in South Korea, and a true believer in the legitimacy of mobile gaming. Keep up with him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Fade2Slack so he can justify having a Twitter account.

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  • http://xca2.com/ Brian Kerr

    Fun episode, thanks for the discussion!

    Whenever y’all discuss iOS games, I keep waiting for someone to bring up some of my new and ongoing favorites — which never seems to happen. (Thinking of Ascension, Baldur’s Gate, Lords of Midnight, Letterpress, etc.)

    When you ran down the iOS devices each of you use, I realized that it doesn’t seem like any of you are using an iPad. Is that the case? Might be an interesting topic for a future discussion — how did you choose the iOS devices you use, and to what extent, if any, did gaming impact your choices?

    Thanks again.

    • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Fade to Slack

      I actually do play Letterpress, though I’ve yet to unlock the game. I get frustrated as people abandon their games when they are losing. I have Lords of Midnight on my Nexus 7, but I’ve yet to play it.

      But, yeah, none of us are iPad owners. I’m considering picking up the next generation iPad mini, though I’d have to see if it’s closer to the iPad 3 or iPad 4 in functionality before I’d commit to it.

      • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Markham Asylum

        I’ve used standard iPads and minis, and I do like the increased portability of the minis. A future mini with retina display and the right specs could definitely sway me.

      • http://xca2.com/ Brian Kerr

        Lords of Midnight? The amazing game whose iOS version just went on sale for a lousy $2, and which provides a shocking amount of depth and originality behind its retro-timeless facade? Tell me more!

    • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Markham Asylum

      Ascension is one of the few games I keep around on my phone, though I haven’t played it all that much so far. However, I’ve played it a few times IRL, and it seems like a fun alternative to Dominion.

      • http://xca2.com/ Brian Kerr

        Yeah, I played Ascension on paper once, and then switched to the iOS version. That one in particular feels cramped and inscrutable on an iPhone but very relaxed on the iPad.

        Overall I like it better than Dominion. Generally with deck-building games I want to “do something” with the deck besides compute a score and/or finish the game. And Ascension does a great job of that.