15 episodes

Punching Up is a bi-weekly show all about Nintendo, co-hosted by Dustin Furman, Gene Park, Dagan Moriarty, and Mama Micah. The goal of Punching Up is to discuss the latest news and games from Nintendo, as well as dive deep into the prestigious catalog of games from the past, all while keeping it fun and entertaining. The show is highly interactive, with plenty of questions and comments from the audience. New episodes are released every other Friday. To get early access to each episode, support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/laststandmedia

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Punching Up: A Nintendo Podcast Studio71

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    • 4.9 • 326 Ratings

Punching Up is a bi-weekly show all about Nintendo, co-hosted by Dustin Furman, Gene Park, Dagan Moriarty, and Mama Micah. The goal of Punching Up is to discuss the latest news and games from Nintendo, as well as dive deep into the prestigious catalog of games from the past, all while keeping it fun and entertaining. The show is highly interactive, with plenty of questions and comments from the audience. New episodes are released every other Friday. To get early access to each episode, support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/laststandmedia

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    Super Mario RPG: A Classic Reborn

    Super Mario RPG: A Classic Reborn

    Originally released for the Super Nintendo in 1996, Super Mario RPG is back in 2023 with a full remake for the Nintendo Switch. While the graphics are completely remade, along with quality-of-life updates, pre-rendered cutscenes, and newly recorded music, the remake remains faithful to the aesthetic and feel of the original. So, what does the Punching Up crew think? In this episode, we dive deep into the new release and our thoughts so far. As always, we love hearing from you as well, so we've incorporated your questions and comments into the show. What’s next for Mario mixed with RPGs? Are classic RPG elements lost on new players? What are our favorite games to play in a party setting? Will Dustin approach the man with the One Piece car wrap? A new episode of Punching Up is here, so hit play!

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    • 2 hr 28 min
    The Zelda Movie: Nintendo and Sony Team Up

    The Zelda Movie: Nintendo and Sony Team Up

    This Is Dustin. We have created a new episode of Punching Up and it’s ready for you to listen to right now.

    The Legend of Zelda movie is real, but there are some deep concerns. First, is live action the right approach for the franchise? Second, are the people attached to the project the right choice? Lastly, Nintendo has opted to make the film with Sony instead of their recent partner, Universal. Let’s break down all the details and see what we can glean from the information we currently have. In addition, Nintendo’s recent financial report shows the Switch is still thriving seven years after its release, and the company shows no signs of slowing down. This may be the most jam-packed episode of Punching Up yet. Please enjoy!

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    • 2 hr 34 min
    Nintendo's Triple Screen Switch?

    Nintendo's Triple Screen Switch?

    Nintendo can't seem to resist a gimmick with new hardware, and some recent patents show they may be up to their old tricks. The patents show a device reminiscent of the Nintendo DS, but with an extra screen on the outside shell. Could this be a glimpse into the future of Nintendo's hardware? Maybe not, as Nintendo, along with many other companies, loves to patent any idea for safekeeping. Even without the patent news, Nintendo has been on fire in the last few weeks with the release of Super Mario Bros. Wonder. So how is it? We dive deep (but spoiler-free) into the latest release. Finally, we dive into your questions: What are our favorite holiday gaming memories? What happened to Nintendo Selects? It's time for Punching Up, so please enjoy!

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    • 2 hr 10 min
    To the Wonder

    To the Wonder

    A new Mario game is always a call for celebration, and it appears that Super Mario Wonder is a fantastic game. While we haven't had a chance to play it yet, it seems like it's going to be one of the greats. But Mario isn't alone; Splatoon is getting a Special Halloween-themed Splatfest. As always, we're delighted to include your questions and comments in the show. What is the most underrated Nintendo game? Why are Dagan and Gene excited for a new Sonic game? Who is Kirby's hamster, really? Does Peach resemble a questionable doll? Please hit play and enjoy.

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    • 2 hr 31 min
    Can Switch 2’s Graphics Compete With PS5?

    Can Switch 2’s Graphics Compete With PS5?

    While we're only getting small crumbs of rumors and leaks about the successor to the Switch, there's always just enough to get our minds going on the possibilities. It's rumored that the device will feature cross-gen games with the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, and even the new Far Cry could be a launch title. Our biggest question is, what are the compromises, and will they be as significant as the current Switch cross-gen games? Outside of that, it's been relatively quiet on the Nintendo front, so we got into your questions! What are the decisions Nintendo has made that bug us the most? Are we interested in clone devices like the Analogue Pocket, or are we original hardware enthusiasts? Did Dustin's youth group take it too far when he was growing up? Please enjoy!

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    • 2 hr 14 min
    The Swan Song Year for the Nintendo Switch

    The Swan Song Year for the Nintendo Switch

    The Nintendo Direct makes clear that we are nearing the end of the Switch life cycle, but there's still a lot of meat on the calendar. It's a lot of remakes, rereleases and remasters like Luigi's Mansion 2 HD, Paper Mario A Thousand Year Door, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong, all strong signals that their big teams are working on new projects. But Princess Peach Showtime! shows that Nintendo is still experimenting with new gameplay formats. Also we take a lot of questions and comments from the community, including whether we're a family-friendly show, and our favorite gaming composers of all time. Enjoy the show!

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    • 2 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
326 Ratings

326 Ratings

The Illustrious KenDiesel ,

The Nintendo podcast I didn’t know I needed

I’m a causal Nintendo player at best, but this unique mix of humans have such great range & opinion that I’m riveted with each episode. It’s a great mix of news, antics, & opinions. The broad range of opinions in the hosts make for great discussion.

beneboy2k4 ,

The Best Nintendo podcast

Even if news is slow the Punching Up team finds other ways to entertain us with games and humor. The team is amazing.

drupac24 ,

Best of the best

🗣️Punching up is the best podcast on LSM 🗣️

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