Friend Code is a Nintendo-themed podcast hosted by passionate and critical Nintendo fan Michael Damiani and is released in early access every other week on Mondays and to the public the following Wednesday.

The show focuses on the latest in Nintendo news, takes Patron questions, and sometimes features special guests to talk about a variety of Nintendo-related topics.

History

Friend Code was officially announced as part of their first anniversary announcements[1] on March 25, 2017. The podcast officially debuted on April 11, 2017.

On October 4, 2019, Friend Code premiered a new logo, graphics, and presentation for the podcast.[2]

Due to the global pandemic, Friend Code shifted from the studio to remote production on April 4, 2020.

On March 12, 2021, Easy Allies announced a schedule change for Friend Code and Frame Trap. Moving forward, both shows were changed to release for early access on Mondays and and go public on Wednesdays on opposite weeks. This update was made to spread them out from each other as well as the Easy Allies Podcast and other shows.  

Special Guests

Below are the special guests that have been featured on Friend Code to date:

Date Guest Episode
Jun 19, 2017 Jonathan Metts
  • Associate Editor, Nintendo World Report
E3 2017 Live Q&A
Oct 24, 2017 Matt Simmons
  • Host & Content Creator, YoVideoGames
Sonic Forces vs Sonic Mania
Dec 19, 2017 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
Nintendo's Year in Review 2017
Jan 30, 2018 Tony Garsow
  • Senior Video Editor, Nova Crystallis
Top 5 Square Enix Games for Nintendo
Jun 5, 2018 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
The Big Pre-E3 2018 Show
Aug 14, 2018 Matt Simmons
  • Host & Content Creator, YoVideoGames
August 2018 Smash Direct Reactions
Sep 11, 2018 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
Nindies Direct August 2018
May 7, 2019 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
Farewell to the 3DS
Jun 16, 2019 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
E3 2019 Recap
Jun 16, 2019 Jirard "The Completionist" Khalil
  • Content Creator, The Completionist
E3 2019 Recap
Jun 16, 2019 Daan "NintenDaan" Koopman
  • Nintendo Content Creator & Writer
E3 2019 Recap
Jul 2, 2019 Roger "RogersBase" DiLuigi III
  • Content Creator, RogersBase
Hopes and Dreams for Breath of the Wild 2
Aug 13, 2019 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
Game Boy 30th Anniversary
Aug 13, 2019 Matt Simmons
  • Host & Content Creator, YoVideoGames
Game Boy 30th Anniversary
Sep 21, 2019 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
A Look Back at Link's Awakening
Oct 4, 2019 Sofia Hariz
  • Entertainment Journalist & Video Producer
Switch Lite Impressions
Nov 1, 2019 Sofia Hariz
  • Entertainment Journalist & Video Producer
Ring Fit Adventure Impressions
Nov 15, 2019 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
Terry Bogard Arrives in Smash Ultimate
Feb 21, 2020 Roger "RogersBase" DiLuigi III
  • Content Creator, RogersBase
Animal Crossing Direct + Cindered Shadows Impressions
Mar 6, 2020 Sofia Hariz
  • Entertainment Journalist & Video Producer
Nintendo Switch Three Year Anniversary
Mar 20, 2020 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
March 2020 Indie World Showcase
May 29, 2020 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
Paper Mario: The Origami King Reactions
May 29, 2020 Roger "RogersBase" DiLuigi III
  • Content Creator, RogersBase
Paper Mario: The Origami King Reactions
May 29, 2020 Stealth40k
  • Market Researcher & Content Creator
Paper Mario: The Origami King Reactions
Jun 24, 2020 Matt Simmons
  • Host & Content Creator, YoVideoGames
Min Min Joins Smash Talk
Jun 24, 2020 Steve Springer
  • Host & Content Creator, YoVideoGames
Min Min Joins Smash Talk
Jun 24, 2020 Kenny O'Brien
  • Host & Content Creator, YoVideoGames
Min Min Joins Smash Talk
Jul 11, 2020 Jessica Lynn Verdi
  • Actor, VO, Improv, Minecraft
Animal Crossing Summer Update
Jul 11, 2020 Sofia Hariz
  • Entertainment Journalist & Video Producer
Animal Crossing Summer Update
Jul 31, 2020 Daan "NintenDaan" Koopman
  • Nintendo Content Creator & Writer
Xenoblade Chronicles and the Future of Monolith Soft
Jul 31, 2020 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
Xenoblade Chronicles and the Future of Monolith Soft
Aug 7, 2020 Roger "RogersBase" DiLuigi III
  • Content Creator, RogersBase
Paper Mario: The Origami King Impressions
Aug 7, 2020 Sam "NFG" NintendoFanGirl
  • Content Creator, NintendoFanGirl
Paper Mario: The Origami King Impressions
Sep 4, 2020 Stealth40k
  • Market Researcher & Content Creator
What's Next for Monolith Soft?
Sep 4, 2020 Matt Simmons
  • Host & Content Creator, YoVideoGames
What's Next for Monolith Soft?
Sep 17, 2020 Rebecca Stone
  • Staff Writer, Twinfinite
Breath of the Wild Trilogy Talk
Sep 17, 2020 Kyle Hilliard
  • Host, MinnMax
Breath of the Wild Trilogy Talk
Nov 13, 2020 Roger "RogersBase" DiLuigi III
  • Content Creator, RogersBase
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Final Impressions
Nov 13, 2020 Shesez
  • Creator/Host of Boundary Break
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Final Impressions
Nov 28, 2020 Daan "NintenDaan" Koopman
  • Nintendo Content Creator & Writer
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Final Impressions
Nov 28, 2020 Stealth40k
  • Market Researcher & Content Creator
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Final Impressions
Feb 19, 2021 Ash Paulsen
  • Creator & Co-Founder, Good Vibes Gaming
Celebrating 35 Years of Zelda
Feb 19, 2021 Rebecca Stone
  • Staff Writer, Twinfinite
Celebrating 35 Years of Zelda
Mar 5, 2021 Roger "RogersBase" DiLuigi III
  • Content Creator, RogersBase
Pokémon of the Wild
Mar 5, 2021 Stealth40k
  • Market Researcher & Content Creator
Pokémon of the Wild
Mar 24, 2021 Matt Simmons
  • Host & Content Creator, YoVideoGames
Will Smash Ever Return to EVO?
Mar 24, 2021 JakeJames Lugo
  • Writer, Video Creator, Podcaster, Host
Will Smash Ever Return to EVO?
Apr 7, 2021 Shesez
  • Creator/Host of Boundary Break
What If We Ran Nintendo?
Apr 7, 2021 Kyle Hilliard
  • Host, MinnMax
What If We Ran Nintendo?
April 21, 2021 Godswill Ugwa Jr.
  • Community Management, VIZ Media
Indie World Showcase April 2021
May 3, 2021 JakeJames Lugo
  • Writer, Video Creator, Podcaster, Host
New Pokémon Snap Impressions
May 3, 2021 Stealth40k
  • Market Researcher & Content Creator
New Pokémon Snap Impressions


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