Before the internet pervaded every home and every cell phone, video gamers had few options when it came to getting caught up in the game. While many choose to buy a strategy guide or ask a friend for help, Nintendo gives players the option to seek professional help through the Nintendo Power Hotline.This week, Brian joined game informer Senior Associate Editor Blake Hester talks about his recent article exploring what it’s like to work at the Nintendo Power Hotline, and what it was like to be at Nintendo of America in the 1990s.
The All Things Nintendo Podcast is a weekly show where we celebrate, discuss and break down all the latest games, news and announcements from the industry’s biggest names. Each week, Brian joins a different guest to talk about what’s going on in the world of Nintendo. Along the way, they’ll share personal stories, discover hidden gems in the eShop, and even look back on classics we grew up with together. New episodes air every Friday!
00:00:00 – Introduction
00:02:57 – First Nintendo game/favorite Nintendo game
00:13:15 – Nintendo hacker sentenced / Wii U and 3DS eShops shut down
00:21:43 – Sonic movies and TV shows
00:30:42 – Nintendo Powerline
00:59:34 – Final Ranking: Games We Wish We Had Help With Game Advisors
01:08:04 – eShop Feature of the Week: OlliOlli World
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