TBC 028: A Talk with the Tarantos

Matthew Taranto is a prevalent figure in the Nintendo fandom, having created the longrunning comic series called Brawl in the Family. Joining forces with his brother Michael, they went on to become game developers and produced Tadpole Treble, which is now available (with new content) on Nintendo Switch. Most recently, Matthew has teamed up with the legendary “Gamemaster” of Nintendo, Howard Phillips to produce an illustrated tell-all book about Nintendo called Gamemaster Classified. With so many amazing projects under their belt, it was an honor to sit down with the Taranto brothers and spend an hour discussing their exciting and successful careers as, essentially, professional Nintendo fans.

00:00 – Introduction
00:52 – Brawl in the Family
19:35 – Tadpole Treble Encore
38:42 – Gamemaster Classified
47:21 – Smash Ultimate Character Picks
51:18 – What’s Next?

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TBC 014: NF Interview with Lucas M. Thomas


Lucas M. Thomas is editor in chief of Nintendo Force magazine, and he’s here for a deep dive into his mind! We had a great time asking him all manner of questions, from what its like to manage a team of Nintendo writers, to what program he uses to put together the pages of the magazine, what he thinks of their competitors, etc. We learn a lot about Lucas and NF magazine in this episode, and hope you will enjoy it as well!

Unboxing: Brawl in the Family Collection

This is one of the nicest pieces of gaming memorabilia to come out of Kickstarter!

It’s our first unboxing! The Brawl in the Family collection is here and it is beautiful! Read Simeon’s favorite BitF comic online: http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/123-armsrace/

Shot by Alex Campbell

“Reformat” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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