Dr. Dre hit it big this week with Apple flinging $3.2 billion his way for Beats Electronics and the Cristal beers were flowin' in celebration. Big Ben and JV are throwing down their thoughts on the matter, but it's not like it was WhatsApp money. Nintendo made the news as well, although not in such a celebratory light. The tight-lipped company failed to spin a certain social blunder with its Tomodachi Life game and the response from the Twitterverse has been fierce. Life can be tough sometimes. But hey, if you've got the dough, you can soon live smarter in NYC's upcoming smart neighborhood. In the meantime, stay strong, keep your chin up and remember, it's okay if things get a little Nasty sometimes. Please enjoy this week's Engadget Podcast responsibly.

Hosts: Ben Gilbert, Joseph Volpe

Producer: Jon Turi

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01:30 - What does hip-hop's 'first billionaire' have that Apple wants?
25:45 - Nintendo is making entirely new consoles for emerging markets
30:24 - Nintendo responds to marriage equality campaign for its bizarre life-sim
39:12 - Nintendo plans new NFC figures and games in a bid to rescue the Wii U
44:34 - New York's next big neighborhood is its smartest

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