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#15: Leaking Battery Acid

November 26th, 2014 · 57 minutes

This week Federico and Myke discuss a scientific study of Mario Galaxy, the merits and disadvantages of crowd-funded games, a GameBoy HDMI extension, tales of recent local multiplayer experiences and they talk about the iOS games they've been playing.

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Links and Show Notes

Store — Relay FM
Why I Left iCloud Reminders for Todoist – MacStories
Connected #14: The Old Mac Paladin - Relay FM
Energy-saving mode | Instant-On mode | Xbox One power modes
Valve adds new rules to Steam Early Access to ensure games don't suck | Polygon
Our Rules — Kickstarter
Glitch's Creed
The 3DS Home Menu theme competition is over ⊟ ... - Tiny Cartridge 3DS - Nintendo 3DS, DS, Wii U, and PS Vita News, Media, Comics, & Retro Junk
Slowpoke Reggae Song - YouTube
[3DS Themes] BIG Update (Nov. 21) - YouTube
Daniel Vuckovic (@VOOK64) | Twitter
Daan Koopman (@NintenDaan) | Twitter
Thimbleweed Park succeeds its $375K Kickstarter goal in six days • Eurogamer.net
Physicists call Super Mario Galaxy's scientific accuracy into question | Polygon

"Clearly, the degeneracy pressure far outstrips the gravitational pressure by eleven orders of magnitude," the paper concludes. "The outcome of this discrepancy is that if constructed, the planet would survive for only a very brief moment before violently destroying itself and any short plumbers who happen to be running about on its surface."

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon HAUNTED TOWERS and LEVEL CLEAR - YouTube
hdmyboy | hdmyboy: a full hd power up for your game boy classic
Thomas Was Alone
Lewie Procter on Twitter: "Nintendo have just announced that they're going to start selling empty boxes http://t.co/zWqzqEOw2K"
Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper on the App Store on iTunes
FRAMED on the App Store on iTunes
Threes! on the App Store on iTunes
Monument Valley on the App Store on iTunes
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Sell 3 Million in Three Days - IGN
Worms 2: Armageddon - PlayStation Network, PSN game
Spelunky | PlayStation®Store US
History of the Union Jack - YouTube