NicheCast – Episode 47

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So you’re a regular visitor at Niche Gamer? The obscure games, the niche games, the weird games, whatever you want to call them—we love them and we know you love them as well. We only cover these games on our regular feed, and we only cover them on our podcast, too.

Niche News of the Week

Off Topic Stuff

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Topic of the Week

This week has been a rough one for the fans waiting for Nintendo and Intelligent Systems’ upcoming Fire Emblem Fates, on the Nintendo 3DS. The game has recently launched in Japan, while importers have taken it upon themselves to put a magnifying lens on various things in the game – including dialogue involving a female character, Soleil, and just exactly what her sexual orientation is.

We disseminate the rumors and heresy and get down to brass tactics, because ultimately the entire discussion was centered around a manufactured controversy.

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  1. MaidKillua
    July 6, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    “Brass tactics” that was terrible

    But bad puns are the best kind

  2. patyos
    July 7, 2015 at 12:08 am

    You never Expected getting big ? Well you are pretty small

  3. DynastyStar
    July 7, 2015 at 5:25 am

    I chuckled over the “thank you Polygon, you taught us what NOT to do, you inspired us to not be you.”

  4. Mr0303
    July 7, 2015 at 7:14 am

    You guys didn’t just compare Phil Fish to Ueda and Kojima. The latter two are veterans in the industry that have multiple games behind them. Fish is a one hit wonder, who openly disrespects other people’s work.

    Schafer deserves all the shit he gets. He abused his backers’ trust by continuously failing to deliver a simple point and click adventure game that received more than 10 times its budget. Plus if you are friends with the new Jack Thompson I’d reckon you are not a very nice person and an outright enemy of gaming as proven by the sock puppet, no matter how many jokes you know. Same goes for that coke fiend Sessler.

    On a lighter note my top 3 SK girls are Yumi, Ikaruga and Hikage.

  5. Demetirus
    July 8, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Not much to say other than Homura, Hikage and Yozakura are the best SK girls (but Miyabi gets an hon. mention).