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The Vookcast is Australia's Nintendo Podcast. Keep informed on the latest Nintendo news, reviews, and events by our enthusiastic and sharp-eyed team. Subscribe and follow us on social to stay up-to-date, and support us adding a review or checking us out on Patreon!

    #241 – John Deerect's Farming Spectacular - Nintendo Direct Impressions

    #241 – John Deerect's Farming Spectacular - Nintendo Direct Impressions

    In this episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Luke, Angelo, and Michael as we break down the latest Nintendo Direct, including discussion on Octopath Traveller II, all the new Nintendo 64 games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service, a surprising Kirby remake, and of course, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

    This episode is also available uncut in video form, which is available early to Patreon subscribers! Click here to watch the DX episode on YouTube, and click here to subscribe to our Patreon and get episodes early, alongside a host of other perks.

    Also head on over to the Vooks Discord to give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

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    The Nintendo Direct September 2022 RecapFollow us: 
    VooksOllie: TwitterAngelo: Twitter | TwitchLuke: Twitter | Twitch | Maxi-GeekMichael: TwitterThis week's intro music is 'Spring' from Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. 
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    #239+240 – Double Feature

    #239+240 – Double Feature

    On this week's double episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Luke, Michael, and sometimes Angelo as we get into discussions about the Nintendo Direct Mini, the latest Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC, Bayonetta 3 finally getting a release date, and so so much more. Plus, TWO rounds of Nintendo 20 Questions!

    We also have a chat about video game leaks and how they affect both the developers behind the games that leak, and the players who play them.

    Thank you so much for your patience on this episode. As explained in the intro, getting these episodes edited and uploaded was an exercise in frustration and exhaustion, but thankfully they're here now and we should be back to a regular fortnightly release schedule starting with the next episode. As always, head on over to the Vooks Discord to give us some feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

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    VooksOllie: TwitterAngelo: Twitter | TwitchLuke: Twitter | Twitch | Maxi-GeekMichael: TwitterThis week's intro music is 'Credits' from Sparkster. 
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    #238 – Crisis Core Has Cloud, Isn't Cloud

    #238 – Crisis Core Has Cloud, Isn't Cloud

    On this week's episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Luke and Michael as we get into discussions about the best* Final Fantasy game coming to Switch, Overwatch 2 somehow still coming to Switch, and a new game from James Turner.
    * your mileage may vary

    We also have a chat about what Nintendo's done so far this year, and what they might have brewing.

    Are you excited for Crisis Core? What do you think of The Plucky Squire? And is id's gritty Clu Clu Land remake going to be a smash hit? Head on over to the Vooks Discord to let us know, give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

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    Relevant articles: 
    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII remaster coming later this year to SwitchOverwatch 2 launches on October 4, coming to SwitchGet ready for a page turning adventure with The Plucky SquireFollow us: 
    VooksOllie: TwitterAngelo: Twitter | TwitchLuke: Twitter | Twitch | Maxi-GeekMichael: TwitterThis week's intro music is 'Keves Battle' from Xenoblade Chronicles 3. 



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    #237 – In Australia It's Called Autumn Guys

    #237 – In Australia It's Called Autumn Guys

    On this week's episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Luke and Michael as we get into discussions about the global announcement of a previously China-exclusive Switch game, Fall Guys going free to play, a beloved classic somehow coming to Switch, the recent Indie World Showcase, and EA going through a messy divorce.

    We also take a short detour from Nintendo to answer a question from one of our listeners and give our suggestions for games to play on Xbox and PlayStation.

    What game in the Indie World Showcase caught your attention? Which Non-tendo games do you think are worth playing? And can FIFA make its own football game (lmao)? Head on over to the Vooks Discord to let us know, give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

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    Relevant articles: 
    Fall Guys going free-to-play when it launches on Switch next monthRabbids: Party of Legends heads west on June 30thAlan Wake Remastered is coming to the SwitchEverything from the Indie World showcase – May 2022EA and FIFA divorce, EA Sports FC is the new name of the FIFA gameNintendo delivers strong FY22, Pokémon sales balloon as Kirby off to a good startFollow us: 
    VooksOllie: TwitterAngelo: Twitter | TwitchLuke: Twitter | Twitch | Maxi-GeekMichael: TwitterThis week's intro music is 'Follow Me' from Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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    #236 – Square Sells Its Cow For Magic Beans

    #236 – Square Sells Its Cow For Magic Beans

    On this week's episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Angelo and Michael as we into discussions about the launch of Nintendo Switch Sports, a couple of high profile releases doing the ol' switcheroo, a duology of Aussie news, and Square Enix selling off its western development assets to invest in NFTs.

    We also have discuss the recent damning reports from IGN and Kotaku about the poor working environment for Nintendo contractors at the company's North American headquarters.

    What Eidos and Crystal Dynamics IPs are you hoping come to Switch? Are you having fun with Nintendo Switch Sports? And why is America such a mess? Head on over to the Vooks Discord to let us know, give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

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    Relevant articles: 
    Embracer Group has purchased Crystal Dynamics, Eidos, and more from Square EnixNintendo Australia finally adds search for digital games to its web storeThe Nintendo Experience at EB Games Swanston Street has closedNintendo Switch Sports ReviewXenoblade Chronicles 3 moves up two months to July 29thSplatoon 3 inks itself a September releaseKotaku: The Nintendo of America Contractors Who Feel Like Second Class WorkersIGN: Inside the Growing Discontent Behind Nintendo’s Fun Facade

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    VooksOliver BrandtAngelo ValdiviaLuke HendersonMichael GoncalvesThis week's intro music is 'The Legend of Zelda (99 Players)' from Tetris 99.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #235 – Movie Madness

    #235 – Movie Madness

    On this week's episode of the Vookcast, Ollie is joined by Angelo, Michael, and Luke as we dive into discussions about the Breath of the Wild sequel's delay, some new games on Nintendo's subscription service, and the cancellation of E3.

    We also have a chat about the brand new Monkey Island game announcement, and take a look at what makes a good video game movie, er, good.

    What do you think about the Breath of the Wild 2 delay? What's your favourite video game movie? And just how many monkeys are there in Monkey Island? Head on over to the Vooks Discord to let us know, give feedback, and throw some suggestions our way.

    Subscribe to us on your favourite listening platform, and please consider sharing and giving us a review - it really helps!

    Relevant articles: 
    The Breath of the Wild sequel delayed, now releasing in Q2 2023Earthworm Jim 2, DIG DUG II, and MAPPY-LAND added to NSO NES and SNES appsThe N64’s Mario Golf tees off on Nintendo Switch Online next weekE3 2022 will not take place, in any form this year, but will return in full in 2023Return to Monkey Island this year in new game led by Ron GilbertFollow us on twitter: 
    VooksOliver BrandtAngelo ValdiviaLuke HendersonMichael GoncalvesThis week's intro music is 'Hive Knight' from Hollow Knight.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

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