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The Amiibo Craze & Nintendo’s 2015 Supply Problems

Five members of the Games Institute take a hard look at the Amiibo trend from a variety of angles including: historical materialism, fan exploitation, nostalgia, consumerism, fan cultures, and competing corporate strategies. A good mix of pontificating about Nintendo as a company and a culture and general nerding out.

Music by Steve Trothen. You can find more of his work on his Bandcamp and Facebook page.