Nintendo Voice Chat

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, join Janet Garcia, Brian Altano, Tom R. Marks, and Brendan Graeber for a super-sized edition of Question Block. We answer tons of your Nintendo questions, and some non-Nintendo questions! Will the "R." in Tom R. Marks finally be revealed? You can only find out right here on NVC. 

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:57 Super quick news
  • 00:03:03 Mega Question Block!
  • 00:48:50 Out this week
  • 00:53:03 What we're playing
  • 00:59:06 What we're thankful for
Direct download: NVC_536.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, join Janet Garcia, Peer Schneider, Brendan Graeber, and Seth Macy as they evaluate the main Nintendo Switch nominees for the 2020 Game Awards. Plus, impressions on the recently released Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch, as well as our predictions for what wacky Nintendo product we could see next. Stick around to hear about the seasonal Animal Crossing update, Picross S5, and more.

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Quick Age of Calamity discussion
  • 00:05:00 Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch Discussion
  • 00:26:25 Nintendo at the Game Awards
  • 00:42:50 More news
  • 00:50:33 What we're playing
  • 00:57:42 Question Block!
Direct download: NVC_535.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launched this week, and the NVC panel is here to discuss the battle ahead in the ninth console generation. Join Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, Seth Macy, and special guest Alanah Pearce, as they discuss Nintendo's strategy for hardware, third-party support, and more. Plus, the crew goes over some of the best Switch Black Friday deals, and answers your listener queries on the Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:45 Nintendo Switch VS Next-Gen
  • 00:37:07 The best Switch Black Friday deals
  • 00:45:02 More news
  • 00:48:52 What we're playing
  • 00:51:00 Games out this week
  • 00:57:25 Question Block!

Games out this week

  • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin - $39.99
  • Fuser - $59.99
  • Just Dance 2021 - $49.99
  • Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory - $59.99
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered - $39.99
Direct download: NVC_534.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Metroid Prime 4 was announced almost three and a half years ago, and there's still no launch window in sight for the long-awaited sequel. This week, join Zach Ryan, Tom Marks, Janet Garcia, and Seth Macy as they recount Metroid Prime 4's history to this point, and give their best guesses for when the game will actually release. Plus, reactions to Nintendo's latest sales numbers, an update to IGN's Top 25 Switch Games list, and more!

Casey DeFreitas is on temporary leave from IGN, recovering from an injury she's been dealing with this year. We wish her the very best in her recovery, and look forward to her return! You can read her full statement on Twitter.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:35 An update from Casey
  • 00:03:30 Metroid Prime 4 discussion
  • 00:30:27 Nintendo's latest sales numbers
  • 00:33:15 More news
  • 00:49:35 What we're playing
  • 00:57:19 Question Block!
Direct download: NVC_533.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the final Partner Showcase Direct, and Majora's Mask are the highlights of this week's Nintendo Voice Chat. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and special guest O'Dell Harmon Jr. for this week's ride through the world of Nintendo. First, it's Majora's Mask's 20th anniversary, and the panel shares their favorite moments from this spooky Zelda adventure. Speaking of spooky, we discuss the first time a video game ever truly scared us. Plus, a discussion of IGN's Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review, and a look at No More Heroes, Age of Calamity, and more from the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase.

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia Giveaway: One winner will receive a Nintendo Switch System, a Bakugan Switch skin, and a digital code for Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. 10 other winners will receive Bakugan skins. This is only open to United States residents, sorry!  Subscribe to Nintendo Voice Chat on YouTube and then email us at nvc@ign.com with the subject line Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia Nintendo Switch Sweepstakes to enter. You have until Nov 4 at 12am PT to send us that email!

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:02:17 Majora's Mask retrospective
  • 00:11:48 The first video game that scared us
  • 00:29:48 Pikmin 3 Deluxe review discussion
  • 00:39:36 Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase
  • 01:00:53 Games out this week
  • 01:03:05 What we're playing

Games out this week:

  • Carto - 10/27, $20
  • Dungreed - 10/27, $15
  • Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty - 10/27, $30
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe - 10/30, $60
  • Pixel Puzzle Makeout League - 10/30, $15
Direct download: NVC_532.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light -- the original Fire Emblem -- is getting a surprise translated release on Nintendo Switch this December. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks as they react to the announcement. Plus, the Nintendo Switch hits a new milestone, as the best-selling console in the U.S. for 22 months in a row. Stick around for discussions on Nintendo's AR experiments, Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, Stardew Valley's split-screen multiplayer mode, and more.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:45 A new, old Fire Emblem on Switch
  • 00:10:45 Nintendo Switch sales record
  • 00:19:02 What's next for Nintendo AR games?
  • 00:37:47 More news!
  • 00:53:14 Games out this week
  • 00:58:50 What we're playing
  • 01:04:03 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • ScourgeBringer, $16.99
  • Torchlight 3, $39.99
  • GONNER 2, $12.99
  • Disc Room, $15
  • The Red Lantern, $25
Direct download: NVC_531.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

This week on Nintendo Voice Chat, we're talking all things Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit! Casey DeFreitas is out this week, but we still have a great episode for you to enjoy. Join Janet Garcia, Tom Marks, Brendan Graeber, and Mitchell Saltzman as they discuss the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit review, Nintendo's decision to reduce the price of a single Joy-Con controller, and first impressions of Minecraft Steve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Plus, we answer your questions on another round of Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:50 Single Joy-Con price drop in Japan
  • 00:09:50 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit discussion
  • 00:32:31 Impressions of Minecraft Steve in Smash 
  • 00:47:14 Games out this week
  • 00:47:57 What we're playing
  • 00:53:20 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - 10/16, $99.99
  • Overwatch Game Trial - 10/13-10/20, Free for NSO members
  • Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! - 10/14, $19.99
  • Shantae: Risk’s Revenge Director’s Cut - 10/15, $9.99
  • Roki - 10/15, $19.99
  • Alpaca Ball: Allstars - 10/15, $19.99 
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 7 - 10/15, $29.99
Direct download: NVC_530.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

This week on Nintendo Voice Chat, we're talking about… Nintendo Voice Chat! That's right -- this week it was confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise does not include integrated voice chat, so the NVC panel is here to discuss if this is an issue Nintendo needs to improve upon moving forward for all Switch games. Plus, hear about recent news updates for Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and the Minecraft DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:00 Updates from the Nintendo Treehouse
  • 00:14:43 Minecraft Smash DLC details
  • 00:22:25 Nintendo Switch voice chat discussion
  • 00:34:05 More news!
  • 00:44:30 Games out this week
  • 00:50:00 What we're playing
  • 00:56:45 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Ikenfell - 10/8, $20
  • Falcon Age - 10/8, $20
  • Filament - 10/8, $17
  • Ghost of a Tale - 10/8, $25
  • I Am Dead - 10/8, $20
  • Aery - Sky Castle - 10/8, $10
  • FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition - 10/9, $50
  • The Survivalists - 10/9, $25

What we're playing:

  • Peer: Pikmin 3, Fight Crab, Kirby Fighters 2
  • Zach: Hades
  • Tom: Pikmin 3, Hades, Ikenfell, A Monster's Expedition
Direct download: NVC_529.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo made a huge splash this week, announcing Steve from Minecraft as the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Join Casey DeFreitas, Brendan Graeber, Janet Garcia, and Colin Stevens as they react to the news. Plus, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Monster Hunter Rise each got hefty gameplay showcases at TGS last weekend, and the panel breaks down all the new details. Stick around for more news on the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, first impressions of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, and much more. 

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:04 Minecraft comes to Smash Bros.
  • 00:10:51 TGS: Hyrule Warriors and Monster Hunter Rise
  • 00:19:35 Pokemon DLC news
  • 00:30:00 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit impressions
  • 00:43:16 Your responses to Nintendo's hypothetical E3
  • 00:53:00 Games out this week

Games out this week:

  • Joker and Hero amiibo come out Friday!
  • Alwa’s Legacy - 9/29, $18
  • Rogue Company - 9/30, F2P
  • Ys Origin - 10/1, $20
  • Super Mario Bros. 35 - 10/1, Free for Nintendo Switch Online members
  • Warsaw - 10/1, $20
Direct download: NVC_528.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Just hours after last week's episode was recorded, Nintendo dropped a ton of news in the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. Hear Casey's reactions to Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2, plus discussion on all the other big announcements from the Direct, including why we're loving Hades on Switch. Then, Nintendo ended production on the 3DS, so to honor the end of Nintendo's beloved handheld, the panel picks their top three 3DS games.

This episode was recorded before Nintendo dropped Kirby Fighters 2 on the Switch eShop.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:20 Monster Hunter and the Nintendo Direct Mini
  • 00:24:30 Remembering the 3DS
  • 00:38:30 More news!
  • 00:53:47 Games out this week
  • 00:57:05 What we're playing
  • 01:05:10 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Unrailed! - 9/23, $20
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition - 9/24, $30
  • Rivals of Aether - 9/24, $30
  • Going Under - 9/24, $20
  • Lost Ember - 9/24, $30

What we're playing:

  • Casey: Nexomon: Extinction
  • Brian: Super Mario 64, Hades
  • Zach: Super Mario Sunshine, Hades
  • Tom: Hades, Inertial Drift
Direct download: NVC_527.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to a Mario-filled episode of Nintendo Voice Chat! Super Mario 3D All-Stars releases this week, and Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Ryan McCaffrey to discuss the new collection on Switch. Plus, Super Mario's official 35th anniversary happened over the weekend, and to celebrate, the panel shares their picks for the best Super Mario game of all time. Plus, hear about the new Nintendo Switch Online games, and more.

Note: This episode was recorded before the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase that aired Thursday morning. Rest assured -- Casey is very excited about Monster Hunter!

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:17 Super Mario 3D All-Stars discussion
  • 00:22:34 Super Mario's 35th Anniversary
  • 00:29:05 What is the best Mario game?
  • 00:41:33 More news!
  • 00:50:43 What we're playing
  • 00:54:10 Question Block
Direct download: NVC_526.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Nintendo did it again, dropping another huge surprise announcement on us this week! Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a new Warriors game that takes place 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild, and the NVC crew is here to share their reactions to this reveal. Plus, hear what Eiji Aonuma had to say about Breath of the Wild 2's development. Then, the panel discusses the limited availability of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a Nintendo patent that hints at a new Joy-Con, and much more.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:00:53 Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity discussion
  • 00:21:30 The limited release for Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  • 00:36:29 More news!
  • 00:43:08 (Brief) Games out this week
  • 00:43:57 What we're playing
  • 00:53:47 Question Block!
Direct download: NVC_525.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This episode was recorded before the huge Mario news dropped -- for more on Nintendo's 35th anniversary plans for Super Mario, check out episode 524.5 of Nintendo Voice Chat! 

On this episode of NVC, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider and Zach Ryan to talk about all of the Switch announcements from Gamescom 2020. Plus, the panel each picks something they want to change about the Switch, and they take a listen to your submissions about what you want to see Nintendo change.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Gamescom news
  • 00:14:00 What we would change about the Switch
  • 00:28:30 Nintendo Direct drought…
  • 00:38:37 Games out this week
  • 00:43:18 What we're playing
  • 00:51:38 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons - 9/1, $40
  • Good Pizza, Great Pizza - 9/3, $8
  • Spinch - 9/3, $15
  • Paradise Killer - 9/4, $20
  • NBA 2K21 - 9/4, $60
  • Lair of the Clockwork God - 9/4, $20
  • Here be Dragons - 9/3 - $17.99
Direct download: NVC_524.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

It has finally happened! Nintendo revealed the long-rumored Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection for Nintendo Switch. Join Zach Ryan, Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for some in-depth reactions to the surprise Mario Nintendo Direct. Hear about Super Mario 3D World coming to Switch, the new AR Mario Kart game, the Super Mario Bros. Battle Royale, and much more!

For even more Nintendo Voice Chat, check out this week's episode we recorded before the huge Mario news, NVC 524. That episode drops on 9/3 at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Get the thing!

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:02:20 The Mario Game & Watch
  • 00:07:50 Super Mario 3D World is back!
  • 00:14:20 Super Mario 35 is a battle royale
  • 00:18:43 Mario Kart Live Home Circuit
  • 00:25:15 Super Mario 3D All-Stars is real!
Direct download: Get_the_Thing.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! In this week's audio-only episode, Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, and Seth Macy dive into Nintendo's Mini Direct from this week. Then, the panel discusses yet another new Switch rumor that recently surfaced. Plus, hear about why Seth was disappointed with Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered.

We're audio-only due to Gamescom, but we'll be back to video soon!

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase discussion
  • 00:09:40 A New Switch rumor!
  • 00:21:45 Games out this week, Crystal Chronicles discussion
  • 00:33:45 What we're playing
  • 00:37:45 Question Block!
Direct download: NVC_523.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Janet Garcia to discuss the last week of Nintendo news. First, hear the panel's reaction to all the announcements made in the Indie World presentation this week. Then, the panel dives into a discussion about the best sleeper hits on the Nintendo Switch. Plus, hear about the Sports Story delay, more Metroid Prime 4 job openings, and more.

Note: This week's episode is audio only, but we will be back to our normal video shows soon!

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:03:25 The Indie World Presentation
  • 00:36:09 Our Switch Sleeper Hits
  • 00:48:03 More news!
  • 00:57:54 What we're playing
  • 01:03:25 Question Block
Direct download: NVC_522.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brendan Graeber, and Terri Schwartz to discuss the last week of Nintendo news. First, the panel discusses the insane Animal Crossing sales numbers, as well as the overall profits for Nintendo so far in 2020. Then, as the Paper Mario series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the crew shares their picks for the best Paper Mario game, and listens to some of your picks for the best game in the franchise. Plus, hear about Crash 4 potentially coming to Switch, some possible amiibo reprints, and Question Block!

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:02:41 Animal Crossing's crazy sales numbers
  • 00:13:10 Picking the best Paper Mario game
  • 00:34:28 More news!
  • 00:40:27 Games out this week
  • 00:44:00 What we're playing
  • 00:56:22 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Volta-X - 8/12, $20
  • Faeria - 8/13, $20
  • Boomerang Fu - 8/13, $15
  • Double Kick Heroes - 8/13, $22

What we're playing:

  • Peer: Paper Mario: The Origami King, Picross S4
  • Terri: Final Fantasy IX, Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • Brendan: Banjo Kazooie and the Jiggies of Time, Fall Guys
Direct download: NVC_521.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Logan Plant to talk about Nintendo's announcement of Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Switch. The panel discusses the port's features, how the original Pikmin 3 was pulled from the Wii U eShop, and more. Then, the crew shares their Nintendo backlogs they want to get through over the next few months, and listens to some Yap responses about your own Nintendo backlogs. Plus, hear about Brian's experience building the Lego NES, the surprise Super Smash Bros. update, and more.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:23 Pikmin 3 Deluxe is coming to Switch
  • 00:17:14 Our Nintendo backlogs
  • 00:34:30 Cool Nintendo stuff!
  • 00:48:03 News time!
  • 00:57:45 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Skully - 8/4, $30
  • Swimsanity! - 8/6, $25
  • Aery - Broken Memories - 8/6, $15
Direct download: NVC_520.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brain Altano, and Zach Ryan to talk about the last week of Nintendo. First up, the crew talks about Nintendo franchises we haven't seen in a while. Did you know it's been 16 years since the last F-Zero game? Then, the panel discusses the huge Nintendo Gigaleak that has revealed a ton of new information about old Nintendo games. Plus, hear about Persona 5 Scramble finally getting confirmed for the west and Animal Crossing's save backup services. Finally, we wrap up with one of your listener questions on Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:19 Nintendo franchise release gaps
  • 00:19:28 The Nintendo Gigaleak
  • 00:35:50 Audience Yaps
  • 00:44:22 More news!
  • 00:48:30 What we're playing
  • 01:00:00 Question Block

Games out this week:

  • Sagrada, $14.99, Out now
  • They Breathe, $3.99, Out now
  • Heroes of Hammerwatch: Ultimate Edition, $19.99, Out now
  • Kingdom Rush, $9.99, Out now
  • Nowhere Prophet, $24.99, Out now

What we're playing:

  • Peer: Paper Mario, Carrion, Crysis
  • Brian: Carrion, Panzer Paladin
  • Zach: Paper Mario, Carrion, EarthBound
Direct download: NVC_519.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to a surprise episode of Nintendo Voice Chat! We thought we were taking this week off-- but apparently Nintendo had other plans. Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and Janet Garcia to react to the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase from earlier this week. Plus, hear about the best-selling games of the year so far, another Splatfest announcement, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on the Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:03:30 Mini Nintendo Direct impressions
  • 00:16:56 The top-downloaded games in Japan
  • 00:24:35 News time!
  • 00:40:30 Games out this week
  • 00:46:10 What we're playing
  • 01:03:05 Question Block!
Direct download: NVC_518.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Sam Claiborn, and Seth Macy to discuss their picks for the most disappointing Nintendo announcement. Then, the crew listens and reacts to some of your most disappointing moments that you submitted to the show! Plus, hear discussions on WayForward’s Switch announcement, the Lego NES set, and more. Finally, it’s your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block. 

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:00:40 WayForward’s new Switch game, and our biggest Nintendo disappointments
  • 00:18:30 Your biggest Nintendo disappointments!
  • 00:29:29 News!
  • 00:44:20 Games out this week
  • 00:47:50 What we’re playing
  • 00:58:04 Question Block!

What we’re playing:

  • Casey: Clubhouse Games
  • Peer: CrossCode
  • Sam: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Seth: Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario World
Direct download: NVC_071520_audio.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! On this episode, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Zach Ryan, Tom Marks, and Seth Macy to talk about the last week of Nintendo. First up, the panel discusses their favorite Nintendo games that remind them of summer. Then, it's a deep-dive into Zach's impressions of Paper Mario: The Origami King. Stick around to hear about The World Ends with You anime, Breath of the Wild 2, and the new Switch Online games for July. Finally, the panel tackles your listener questions on Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:19 The Best Summer Games on Switch
  • 00:13:20 Paper Mario: The Origami King discussion
  • 00:23:51 News time!
  • 00:34:37 Games out this week
  • 00:46:00 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Superliminal - 7/7, $20
  • Catherine: Full Body - 7/7, $50
  • CrossCode - 7/9, $20
  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 - 7/10, $15
  • Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise - 7/10, $50
Direct download: NVC_070820_audio.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and special guest PlayerEssence to talk about a ton of Smash! The crew kicks off with their impressions of Min Min, the latest character to join the fight, and then the panel ranks all of the DLC characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Then, stick around to hear discussions on Nintendo's formal apology regarding Joy-Con drift, the delayed opening of Super Nintendo World in Japan, and more. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block. 

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:02:02 Min Min impressions and ranking the Smash DLC
  • 00:26:56 Nintendo apologizes for Joy-Con drift
  • 00:34:01 More news!
  • 00:44:26 Games out this week
  • 00:49:08 What we're playing
  • 01:01:32 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Yes, Your Grace - 6/26 $20
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III - 6/30, $60
  • Biped - 7/2, $15

What we're playing:

  • OJ: Smash, Xenoblade
  • Brian: Clubhouse Games
  • Zach:  Mr. Driller Drill Land!
Direct download: NVC_515.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brain Altano, and Tom Marks to talk about all of the Nintendo news from the last week. First, the crew shares their thoughts on Min Min from Arms joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Then, hear discussions about Nintendo stepping away from mobile games, the surprising announcement of Pokemon Unite, Apex Legends coming to Switch, and more. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:00:26 A message from Peer
  • 00:03:30 Min Min joins Smash!
  • 00:15:20 Nintendo is reportedly stepping away from mobile games
  • 00:29:30 Pokemon Unite's surprising reveal
  • 00:35:38 More news!
  • 00:38:30 Games out this week
  • 00:48:15 What we're playing
  • 00:59:05 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated
  • Ninjala
  • Blair Witch
  • Star Wars Episode I: Racer
  • Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia
  • Ruiner

What we're playing:

  • Casey: Pokemon Cafe Mix
  • Peer: Summer in Mara, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
  • Brian: Jump Rope Challenge, Goblin Sword
  • Tom: Pokemon Cafe Mix
Direct download: NVC_514.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey and the rest of the panel have a ton of Pokemon news to break down, including the reveal of New Pokemon Snap, a new mobile game about brushing your teeth, and more. Plus, Nintendo dropped an info-packed trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King, and the NVC crew has some thoughts about all of the new details. Then, stick around to hear about Nintendo's new jump rope game, the Kingdom Hearts rhythm game, and more. Finally, hear your questions answered on another round of Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:26 Everything from the Pokemon presentation
  • 00:25:08 New details on Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • 00:31:10 More news!
  • 00:39:24 Games out this week
  • 00:42:28 What we're playing
  • 00:48:30 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Invisible Inc. - 6/15, $20
  • Ruiner - 6/18, $20
  • Namco Museum Archives Vol 1 & 2 - 6/18, $20 each
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered - 6/19, $50
  • Railway Empire - 6/19, $40
  • Jump Rope Challenge - 6/15, Free
  • Summer in Mara - 6/16, $25
  • Colt Canyon - 6/16, $15
  • Best Friend Forever - 6/18

What we're playing:

  • Casey - Pokemon DLC
  • Tom: Persona 5 Royal
  • Joshua - Pokemon DLC
  • Logan - Clubhouse Games, Mario Kart 8

Summer of Gaming Switch Games!

 

  • And lots more!!!

 

 

Direct download: NVC_513.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Since there's no E3 happening this year, the NVC crew is here to take a trip down memory lane to discuss Nintendo's E3 booths from the last decade. Then, hear the best picks from the huge Switch eShop sale that's happening now. Plus, stick around to hear about more Nintendo accounts getting hacked, Zach's updated thoughts on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and more. Finally, it's your questions answered on another round of Question Block.

Timecodes!

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:42 Nintendo's best E3 booth from the last decade
  • 00:15:00 The summer eShop sale!
  • 00:24:44 More news
  • 00:30:35 Games out this week
  • 00:34:10 What we're playing
  • 00:48:35 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Knight Squad, out now, $14.99
  • Ancestors Legacy, 6/11, $39.99
  • Project Warlock, 6/11, $14.99
  • House Flipper, 6/12, $24.99

What we're playing:

  • Casey: DDR
  • Peer: Xenoblade Chronicles, Clubhouse Games, Bioshock
  • Zach: Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Tom: Persona 5 Royal

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew is joined by O'Dell Harmon Jr. to discuss the last week of Nintendo news. First, the panel reads Nintendo's response to recent events in the United States, and shares a few words of their own. 

Then, the panel dives into everything shown in the recent Pokemon expansion pass trailer, including the newly-revealed Galarian Slowbro. Plus, hear about the new release date for the Crystal Chronicles remake, Animal Crossing's wedding season, what the panel thinks about Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block.

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https://www.naacp.org/

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Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:34 Nintendo and IGN's comments on recent events
  • 00:07:12 Pokemon expansion news
  • 00:24:45 More news! 
  • 00:30:20 Games out this week
  • 00:38:10 Games we're playing, including Xenoblade!
  • 00:49:49 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 6/5, $40
  • The Outer Worlds - 6/5, $60

What we're playing:

  • Casey: DDR
  • Peer: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, The Outer Worlds
  • Zach: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
  • O'Dell: Pokemon, Final Fantasy VII Remake
Direct download: NVC_511.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Brendan Graeber to talk about the fifth anniversary of the Splatoon franchise. The crew shares their favorite parts about Nintendo's ink-splattering franchise, and looks ahead to what the series could do next. Then, stick around for conversations about Minecraft Dungeons and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Plus, hear about all of the 2K games launching on Switch this week, and more. Finally, we'll wrap things up with another round of Question Block!

 

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:15 Splatoon's 5th anniversary discussion
  • 00:16:47 News: BlizzCon cancelled, Dead Cells update, and more
  • 00:25:45 Games out this week
  • 00:41:53 What we're playing
  • 00:47:00 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Minecraft Dungeons - 5/26, $20
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - 5/29, $60
  • XCOM 2 Collection - 5/29, $50
  • BioShock: The Collection - 5/29, $50
  • Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - 5/29, $30
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection - 5/29, $40
  • Borderlands Legendary Collection - 5/29. $50
  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling - 5/28, $25
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens - 5/28, $30
  • Atomicrops - 5/28, $15
  • Turmoil - 5/28, $15

Games we're playing:

  • Brian: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Seth: Minecraft Dungeons
  • Brendan: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Maneater
Direct download: NVC_510.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew is here to discuss new information for two upcoming Switch games. Hear new details about Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and the panel's thoughts on the latest trailer for Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. Before all of that, hear a discussion about if limited time events in games are fun or stressful. Finally, hear another round of your listener questions on Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:00 Are limited time events in games fun or stressful?
  • 00:16:00 More info on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
  • 00:21:20 More news: Clubhouse Games, and more!
  • 00:30:50 Games out this week
  • 00:42:34 What we're playing
  • 00:49:52 Question Block!

Games out this week

  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix - 5/15, $39
  • The Wonderful 101 Remastered - 5/19, $40
  • Golf With Your Friends - 5/19, $20
  • What the Golf? - 5/21, $20
  • realMyst: Masterpiece Edition - 5/21, $20
  • Monster Prom: XXL - 5/21, $16

What we're playing:

  • Casey: DDR
  • Peer: Travel Mosaics 3, Golf With Your Friends
  • Zach: Indivisible
  • Tom: Golf With Your Friends
Direct download: NVC_509.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

The NVC crew assembles for a short, standalone episode to discuss the surprise announcement of Paper Mario: The Origami King.

Direct download: NVC_051520_AudioVersion_PaperMario_v2.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Tom Marks, Seth Macy, and Janet Garcia to discuss the last week of Nintendo news. First, the crew discusses Joy-Con drift, and why it's still a huge problem three years after the Switch's launch. Then, hear the panel's thoughts on Retro's cancelled Mario and Zelda spinoffs, the new Harvest Moon game recently announced for Switch, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on another installment of Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:24 Joy-Con drift is still a huge problem
  • 00:23:07 Retro's cancelled Nintendo spinoffs
  • 00:28:06 More news!
  • 00:33:14 Games out this week
  • 00:38:06 What we're playing
  • 00:48:57 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Jet Lancer - 5/12, $15
  • Huntdown - 5/12, $20
  • Super Mega Baseball 3 - 5/13, $45
  • Ion Fury - 5/14, $25
  • Dungeon of the Endless - 5/15, $16

What we're playing:

  • Tom: Jet Lancer, The Wonderful 101
  • Seth: Picross S4
  • Janet: Animal Crossing, Ring Fit Adventure, Picross S3, Bioshock
Direct download: NVC_508.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew discusses EA's plan to release more games on the Nintendo Switch. Plus, hear about a recent fan-made Animal Crossing Direct, Nintendo reportedly postponing its June Direct, EVO's cancellation, and more. Then, after hearing what the panel has been playing this week, stick around to hear your questions answered on another installment of Question Block.

Timecodes: 

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:00:40 More EA games coming to Switch
  • 00:14:04 The fan-made Animal Crossing Direct
  • 00:19:40 Nintendo is reportedly delaying its June Direct
  • 00:30:30 Games out this week
  • 00:33:50 What we're playing
  • 00:46:40 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill - 5/7, $20
  • Void Bastards - 5/7, $30
  • SuperMash - 5/8, $20

What we're playing:

  • Peer: Picross S4, Cooking Mama: Cookstar, Good Job
  • Brian: Moving Out, Streets of Rage 4
  • Tom: Animal Crossing
Direct download: NVC_507.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First up this week, around 160,000 Nintendo Network IDs have been hacked, and Nintendo is asking users to update their passwords and enable two-step authentication on their accounts. Hear this week's panel react to that, as well as the possibility of a dual screen Nintendo Switch. Plus, Nintendo has slashed the Animal Crossing bank's interest rate, and the NVC panel is here to discuss how Nintendo is dealing with potential New Horizons exploits. Finally, we'll wrap up with another round of Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:00:55 160,000 Nintendo Network IDs have been hacked
  • 00:06:08 A rumor about a new Switch model… with two screens?
  • 00:12:42 Nintendo is adjusting the Animal Crossing economy
  • 00:18:54 Our rapid-fire Majora's Mask memories
  • 00:24:39 Games out this week
  • 00:37:07 What we're playing
  • 00:42:00 Question Block

Games out this week:

  • Moving Out - 4/28, $25
  • Indivisible - 4/28, $30
  • Telling Lies - 4/28, $20
  • Streets of Rage 4 - 4/30, $25
  • Book of Demons - 4/30, $25
  • Levelhead - 4/30, $20
  • Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia Demo - 4/30

What we're playing:

  • Casey: Good Job
  • Seth: Picross S4, Tales of Vesperia, Trials of Mana
  • Zach: Indivisible, Streets of Rage 4, Animal Crossing
  • Logan: Super Mario Maker 2, Animal Crossing
Direct download: NVC_506.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, our friend Stealth (@Stealth40k on Twitter) joins the NVC crew to discuss the best JRPGs on the Nintendo Switch. Before that discussion, hear about new updates for two of Nintendo's biggest Switch titles. Super Mario Maker 2 just got its final major content update, which includes a World Map mode, new items, enemies, and more. Plus, hear about the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons update, which adds Nature Day, new merchants, and a new wing in the museum. Finally, we'll wrap up with another round of Question Block!

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome, Stealth!
  • 00:00:34 Mario Maker 2's big, new update
  • 00:06:43 The Animal Crossing Spring update
  • 00:18:27 The best JRPGs on Nintendo Switch
  • 00:31:25 Games out this week
  • 00:38:32 What we're playing
  • 00:39:56 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Trials of Mana - 4/24, $50
  • ITTA - 4/22, $15
  • Picross S4 - 4/23, $10
  • Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition - 4/23, $20
  • Broken Lines - 4/23, $25

What we're playing:

  • Casey: Nontendo!
  • Zach: Animal Crossing
  • Tom: Animal Crossing
  • Stealth: Animal Crossing
Direct download: NVC_505.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Casey DeFreitas is back, and she's joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Seth Macy to talk about how the latest Nintendo Switch update adds some great accessibility features. Then, in the news, hear about IGN's review of Cooking Mama: Cookstar, which Nintendo character won IGN's face-off to determine the best video game character of all time, and more. Plus, another round of show and tell, what we've been playing, and another round of Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:01:00 Nintendo Switch's new update
  • 00:08:54 News time!
  • 00:27:47 Show and tell
  • 00:36:22 Games out this week
  • 00:36:58 What we're playing
  • 00:46:44 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Double Dragon Ⅱ: The Revenge, 4/16, $4.99
  • Theme Park Simulator, 4/17, $14.99

What we're playing:

  • Casey: Slay the Spire
  • Peer: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Brian: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Seth: Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
Direct download: NVC_504.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This time, Tom Marks is joined by Zach Ryan, Brian Altano, and Seth Macy to talk about the Nintendo news of the week. First up, the panel discusses the crazy news cycle surrounding Cooking Mama: Cookstar, including its appearance and disappearance from the Nintendo Switch eShop, early reports of bitcoin mining within the game, and a whole lot more.

Then, they move on to talk about Nintendo reducing the number of eggs you'll find in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and news about LEGO Mario's release date and pricing. After hearing about the panel's recommendations from the eShop Spring Sale, stick around to hear your questions answered on another round of Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome to the great Cooking Mama conspiracy!
  • 00:13:35 More news! Bunny Day and Lego Super Mario
  • 00:32:12 Our favorite eShop deals
  • 00:36:15 Show and Tell!
  • 00:42:14 Games out this week
  • 00:45:44 What we're playing
  • 00:57:24 Question Block!

Games out this week:

  • Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - 4/7, $60
  • Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition - 4/8, $12.49
  • Tharsis - 4/11, $12

What we're playing:

  • Tom: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Brian: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Zach: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Seth: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Final Fantasy IX
Direct download: NVC_503.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Some huge Mario rumors came out this week, with multiple reports that Nintendo is planning to release most of Mario's 3D catalog, as well as a new Paper Mario game. Tune in to hear the NVC crew's thoughts on Nintendo's potential 2020 news. Then, The Outer Worlds and Minecraft Dungeons both got release dates on Switch, and the panel has some thoughts on what might happen with upcoming game releases during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

After a round of at-home show-and-tell, the panel talks about their continuing experiences with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including their first impressions of Bunny Day. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on Question Block. Plus, dogs!

Timecodes!

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:00:53 Let's talk about those crazy Mario rumors
  • 00:15:53 A couple of new release dates!
  • 00:25:46 Show and tell!
  • 00:33:52 How is your Animal Crossing island?
  • 00:47:30 What we've been playing
  • 00:54:38 Question Block!
  • 01:05:23 Wrap up!

What we're playing:

  • Zach: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Brian: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Seth: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bravely Default II Demo
  • Peer: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Good Job, In Other Waters
Direct download: NVC_502.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo dropped a Mini Direct this week, and Tom Marks, Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Seth Macy are here to talk about all of the announcements. Hear about the latest Smash Bros. DLC tease, new footage of Bravely Default II, and much more.

Then, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen to talk about their early experiences with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. All this, and more, on the latest episode of NVC.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 A quick update from Tom!
  • 00:01:17 Welcome! Breaking down the Nintendo Direct Mini
  • 00:35:04 Talking Animal Crossing with Nintendo's Bill Trinen
Direct download: NVC_501.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

Casey, Zach, Brian, Peer and Tom are here to answer YOUR questions in this special edition of NVC! Tune in to see Nintendo’s Bill Trinen answer audience submitted questions, hear who won two copies of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and have a fun afternoon chatting about Nintendo with us.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

This week, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Peer Schneider to share some important updates and discuss their favorite indie games shown during Nintendo's Indie World Showcase (a pseudo-Nintendo Direct!) - including Baldo, The Last Campfire, Moving Out, and more.

Then, they move on to discuss some changes in GameStop, Pokemon Go, and physical game orders due to recent events, a big Square Enix sale, a wholesome Animal Crossing: New Horizons story. Finally, they chat about games out this week and what they've been playing and watching being stuck at home.

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:00 Why we’re all at home recording this ~ 
  • 00:04:35 Our favorites from the Indie World Showcase
  • 00:17:30 Square Enix eShop Sale & Trials of Mana Demo
  • 00:22:00 How COVID-19 is Affecting GameStop, other stores, game sales
  • 00:27:30 Pokemon Go’s recent changes to make playing easier
  • 00:31:55 Wholesome Animal Crossing News
  • 00:33:00 Games Out This week: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Exit the Gungeon, Doom 64, Travel Mosaics 2: Roman Holiday
  • 00:42:00 We’re playing (and watching): Ring Fit Adventure, Last of Us, SMITE, something secret, and more. 
  • 00:54:00 Question Block! 
Direct download: NVC_Podcast_031820.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano and Zach Ryan to discuss what E3's cancellation means for Nintendo's 2020 plans. Then, the crew celebrates MAR10 day by discussing the new Mario Levi collection and the Lego Super Mario collaboration. Plus, hear about Reggie joining GameStop's board of directors, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on another edition of Question Block.

 

Timecodes!

  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:06:26 What does E3's cancellation mean for Nintendo?
  • 00:16:26 Happy Belated MAR10 Day!
  • 00:28:45 Reggie teams up with GameStop
  • 00:36:52 Games out this week
  • 00:41:20 What we're playing
  • 00:46:27 Question Block!

 

Games out this week:

Trancelation - 3/13 for $6.99

Buy it and get four games for free:

  • Freecell Solitaire DX
  • Pizza Bar Tycoon
  • 2038 Battles
  • Flowlines VS

My Hero One's Justice 2 - 3/13 for $59.99

Yoga Master - 3/13 for $24.99 (Launch sale at $19.99)

Half Past Fate - 3/12 for $19.99 (Launch sale at $15.99)

 

What we're playing:

  • Casey: Murder by Numbers
  • Zach: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
  • Brian: Kunai
Direct download: NVC_498.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Episode 500 is nearly upon us, so it's time to put in some prep work! To get ready for the big show, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan to pick the top five Nintendo systems of all time. Then, stick around for a conversation about IGN's update to the Top 25 Nintendo Switch Games list. 

In the news, hear about multiplayer finally coming to Mario Kart Tour, an update on Bloodstained's promised roguelike mode, and more. Finally, it's time for your questions on yet another installment of Question Block.

Timecodes!

00:00:00 Welcome!

00:02:41 Let's rank the Nintendo consoles!

00:20:45 Updating the best Switch games list

00:29:15 News time!

00:45:35 Games out this week

00:50:57 What we're playing

00:53:35 Question Block

 

Games out this week:

Murder by Numbers - 3/5, $15

Ibb & Obb - 3/5, $15

Afterparty - 3/6, $20

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - 3/6, $60 

What we're playing:

Casey: Rune Factory 4 Special, Smite, Murder by Numbers

Peer: Ibb & Obb

Zach: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection

Brian: Hollow Knight

Direct download: NVC_497.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks to talk about all things Nintendo. First up, the Nintendo Switch is almost three years old, and the panel reflects on the system's launch, some of Nintendo's wacky experiments on Switch, and their biggest surprises and disappointments so far.

Then, in the news, hear about Platinum's recently announced project, a new Samurai Jack game headed to Switch, details from the Yacht Club Games livestream, and a whole lot more. Finally, hear another round of questions on this week's Question Block.

 

Timecodes:

00:00:00 Welcome! 

00:02:16 Reflecting on the first three years of Nintendo Switch

00:24:00 News time! Yacht Club Games, Platinum, and more

00:31:20 Games out this week

00:42:10 What we're playing

00:51:24 Question Block!

 

Games out this week:

- Rune Factory 4 Special - 2/25, $40

- Samurai Shodown - 2/25, $50

- Two Point Hospital - 2/25, $40

- Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - 2/25, $30

- Metro 2033 Redux & Metro: Last Light Redux - 2/28, $25 each

 

What we're playing:

Casey: Rune Factory 4 Special

Peer: Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC, Darksiders: Genesis, Broken Lines

Brian: Voxelgram, Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl

Tom: Something he can't talk about…

Finally, NVC shirts and sweatshirts are now available at the IGN Store! Use the code nvc10 to get 10% off your purchase of NVC clothes. Multiple colors and styles are available.

Direct download: NVC_496.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo finally delivered a ton of Animal Crossing details with this week's New Horizons Direct, and the NVC crew is here to talk about everything we learned during the presentation. Plus, hear about Untitled Goose Game's recent honors at the D.I.C.E. Awards, why fans shouldn't give up hope on Persona 5 coming to Switch, and much more. Then, the panel tackles another round of questions on Question Block.

We're celebrating NVC's 500th episode with a live show in San Francisco on March 20! Tickets are limited so grab them here while you can.

Also, NVC shirts and sweatshirts are now available at the IGN Store! Use the code nvc10 to get 10% off your purchase of NVC clothes.

Timecodes:

00:00:00 Welcome! A couple quick announcements!

00:05:12 Animal Crossing Direct discussion

00:22:12 Goose Game wins big, and more from the D.I.C.E Awards

00:28:50 News time!

00:46:40 Games out this week

00:49:08 What we're playing

01:02:39 Question Block!

01:12:44 Wrap up!

Direct download: NVC_495.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 7:07pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First up this week, the Nintendo UK eShop had an update on the save transfer situation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and the NVC crew is here to give their thoughts on the matter.

Then, after Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said next-gen won't have a significant impact on Nintendo's business, the panel discusses how Nintendo will fit in as new consoles come out later this year. Plus, hear about the Nintendo Direct drought, rumors about Nintendo's presence at E3, the best games to play with your partner, and another edition of everyone's favorite game, Question Block.

Timecodes:

00:00:05 Welcome!

00:00:53 Animal Crossing save data update

00:08:17 How will Nintendo fit in with next-gen consoles?

00:21:28 Nintendo Direct and E3 rumors

00:29:03 The best Valentine's Day games

00:36:02 Games out this week

00:41:55 What we're playing

00:49:50 Question Block!

Direct download: NVC_494.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan to talk about the Nintendo Switch's new sales milestone. Then, the NVC crew discusses Shigeru Miyamoto's hopes for more Nintendo movies and Platinum's Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101 remaster. Plus, hear reactions to the new Animal Crossing Switch, and more! Finally, it's time for your listener queries on Question Block. 

Timecodes!

00:00:05 Welcome!

00:13:27 Miyamoto wants more Nintendo movies

00:24:40 The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter campaign!

00:36:11 Quick news! Saints Row, Animal Crossing Switch, and more

00:44:11 Games out this week

00:50:28 What we're playing

00:52:53 Question Block time!

Direct download: NVC_493_Edit.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Pricing details for Pokemon Home have finally been revealed, and the NVC crew is here to discuss if the service is worth the cost. Plus, hear about Byleth officially joining the fray in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest on Nintendo's mobile revenue, and more. Lastly, it's time to tackle your questions on another installment of Question Block.

Timecodes!

00:00:00 Welcome!

00:00:39 Quick news time!

00:10:27 Is Pokemon Home worth it?

00:22:55 Byleth joins Smash!

00:31:30 Games out this week

00:45:34 What we're playing

00:54:25 Question Block

01:05:09 Wrap up!

Direct download: NVC_492_Edit.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First up, learn about Nintendo's new patent for a Joy-Con stylus attachment for Nintendo Switch. Then, the NVC crew is playing lots of Tokyo Mirage Sessions on Switch, and some of the panel has fallen back in love with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Finally, the panel tackles your listener questions on a supersized edition of Question Block. 

 

Timecodes:

00:00:00 Welcome! Quick news time

00:09:55 Games out this week

00:20:51 We're playing Tokyo Mirage Sessions and Smash!

00:41:45 Mega Question Block!

01:12:50 Wrap up

Direct download: NVC_491_Edit.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! New DLC for a handful of first-party Switch titles is on the way, and the NVC crew is here to break it all down. First, in the news, the fourth wave of Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC is coming next month, and it adds a secret fourth house into the mix. Then, the panel discusses Byleth joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well as the announcement of Fighters Pass Volume 2. 

Then, instead of a new retail version, Pokemon Sword and Shield is receiving DLC, as two major content updates are set to release this year. Find out what the panel thinks of Pokemon's new strategy. Finally, hear your listener questions tackled on Question Block.

Timecodes:

00:00:05 Welcome!

00:00:35 News time!

00:08:55 Smash Ultimate DLC discussion

00:23:51 Pokemon's new content strategy

00:41:39 Games out this week

00:54:11 What we're playing

01:02:17 Question Block

01:07:45 Wrap up!

Direct download: NVC_490_Edit.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to a new year of Nintendo Voice Chat! To kick the year off right, the NVC crew is here to preview what Nintendo games we can expect to come out in 2020, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the updated version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and more. Plus, there's another Switch Pro rumor floating around… is this the year Nintendo releases a significant Switch upgrade? Finally, the crew discusses Starlink's insane holiday sale price on Question Block.

Timecodes!

00:00:05 Welcome to 2020!

00:01:09 Quick news! Is a Switch Pro on the horizon?

00:13:55 Looking at Nintendo's 2020 schedule

01:02:40 Games out this week

01:03:45 Question Block!

01:06:20 Wrap it up!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First, in the news, the panel talks about Nintendo's announcements at The Game Awards, including Bravely Default 2, more Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC details, and a new trailer for No More Heroes 3. Then, as 2019 comes to a close, the NVC crew is here to recap the year. Join them as they discuss the biggest releases, announcements, delays, and surprises from Nintendo's last twelve months. Finally, they answer your 2019-related listener questions on Question Block.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 - Welcome!
  • 00:01:09 - A quick news breakdown from The Game Awards and more.
  • 00:08:34 - Discussing the biggest news and releases for the Switch (and 3DS) in 2019.
  • 00:44:20 - Our picks for the highlights and disappointments of Nintendo's 2019, and our overall scores for the year.
  • 00:58:22 - An end of 2019 Question Block!
  • 01:04:48 - That’s all for 2019, folks!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! The show kicks off this week with a discussion about IGN's Game of the Year awards, including the winner for best Switch game. Then, hear the crew's thoughts on the latest Indie World showcase from Nintendo, which gave us a look at a bunch of upcoming Switch games, including Sports Story, Axiom Verge 2, Streets of Rage 4, and much more. In the news, the panel discusses Shovel Knight's final expansion, the recent talk about MLB The Show, and more. Then, on Question Block, the panel decides if Nintendo should give Kid Icarus another shot. 

 

Timecodes!

00:00:00 Welcome! Our Game of the Year discussion

00:11:26 Nintendo's Indie World showcase

00:25:00 News! Switch Grips, Shovel Knight, and more

00:36:28 Games out this week

00:37:45 What we've been playing

00:43:57 Question Block!

00:49:00 Wrap it up!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! It's December, and this year's release schedule is starting to calm down. So, the NVC crew is here to add even more games to your backlog with their discussion on the best hidden gems on Switch that you shouldn't miss. After that, the panel talks about Link joining Super Mario Maker 2 and the one year anniversary of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Finally, your listener questions are answered yet again on Question Block.

 

Timecodes:

00:00:00 Welcome!

00:01:40 The best Switch games you may have missed

00:32:50 News! Link is in Mario Maker 2!

00:44:00 Games out this week

00:56:00 What we've been playing

01:01:49 Question Block… and turnips?

01:13:50 Wrap it up!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Nintendo Voice Chat comes to you a day early this week, as the NVC crew is preparing for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Speaking of Black Friday, the panel is here to give you a rundown of the best Nintendo console, controller, and game deals of the holiday season. Then, stick around for a discussion of the best Nintendo games of 2019. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block.

Timecodes:

00:00:00 Welcome!

00:03:47 Nintendo Black Friday deals

00:17:45 Our favorite 2019 games (so far)

00:39:00 Games out this week

00:42:57 What we're playing 

00:53:38 Question Block!

01:04:35 That's all, folks!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew looks back on five years of amiibo, from the days when they were nearly impossible to find, all the way up to now. Watch as Brian relives some of the moments from old episodes of Nintendo Voice Chat when amiibo frenzy was at its peak. Then in the news, learn about early Pokemon sales data, Pocket Camp's new subscription service, and more. Finally, the panel takes your listener queries on Question Block.

 

Timecodes:

00:00:00 Welcome! Looking back on five years of amiibo

00:25:50 News time!

00:50:53 Games out this week

00:53:40 What we've been playing

01:01:48 Question Block!

01:05:50 That's all, folks!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Pokemon Sword and Shield launch this week, and the NVC crew is here to discuss the good and bad of the next generation of Pokemon. The panel talks about the Wild Area, new Pokemon, Max Raid Battles, some of the controversy surrounding the titles, and more. Then, they tackle your burning questions about Sword and Shield. In the news, learn about the Nintendo Switch not getting a price cut anytime soon, petting the dog in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Shovel Knight's final content update.

 

Timecodes:

00:00:00 Welcome!

00:02:35 Pokemon Sword and Shield discussion

00:36:00 Pokemon Question Block

00:47:00 News!

00:56:18 What we've been playing

01:03:00 Wrap it up!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC panel is answering all of your burning Nintendo questions. Join Zach Ryan, Brian Altano, Sam Claiborn, and Jonathon Dornbush for a super-sized edition of Question Block! Before that, the crew dives into the news of the week, including Terry Bogard’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appearance, the huge Pokemon Sword and Shield leak, Bloodstain’s update on Switch, and more. 

 

Timecodes!

00:00:00 Welcome!

00:01:18 Some apologies...

00:04:25 News! Terry in Smash, and more

00:22:04 What we’ve been playing

00:35:48 Super Question Block!

01:00:10 That’s all, folks!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to a spooky edition of NVC, IGN’s weekly Nintendo show! This time, join the crew for an in-depth discussion of Luigi’s Mansion 3, including all of the Gooigi goodness you could ever ask for. Then in the news, hear about the PlayStation 4 passing the Wii’s lifetime sales, a Halo artist joining the Metroid Prime 4 team, how Pokemon Sword and Shield won’t support cloud saves, and more. Finally, the panel tackles your questions on a Halloween-themed entry of Question Block.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Casey is back from Nintendo Live in Japan to talk about K.K. Slider’s appearance at the Splatoon concert, her Animal Crossing experience, and more. Then, the panel discusses this week’s news, like Suda and Swery’s strange new collaboration and Diablo 4’s potential leak. Stick around to hear stories from some NVC fans who went to Reggie Fils-Aime’s lecture at Cornell University earlier this week. Finally, the show wraps up with more of your burning questions answered on Question Block.

Timecodes:

00:00:04 Welcome! Casey is back from Nintendo Live!

00:17:07 News!

00:30:27 Games out this week

00:39:07 What we’ve been playing

00:58:20 Reggie’s lecture at Cornell

01:02:20 Question Block!

01:15:07 That’s all, folks!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Tons of games came out this week, and the NVC crew is here to break down IGN's reviews of Ring Fit Adventure, Little Town Hero, and The Witcher 3 on Switch. Plus, hear about recently revealed Pokemon Gigantamax forms in Sword and Shield, a new device that can play any Game Boy game, and more. Finally, what Nintendo character would you choose to investigate a crime? Find out on another edition of Question Block.

 

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:03 - Welcome!
  • 00:01:37 - News: Fat Pikachu, the Analogue Pocket, and Sonic in a ball.
  • 00:13:33 - We breakdown the big Switch reviews this week: Ring Fit Adventure, The Witcher 3, and Little Town Hero.
  • 00:37:39 - So many other new games this week!
  • 00:49:58 - What we've been playing!
  • 00:54:13 - Question Block time! Who would be your Nintendo detective?
  • 01:04:45 - That’s all, folks!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

With new consoles on the horizon from Sony and Microsoft, what should Nintendo’s plan be heading into 2020 and beyond? And, is next year the right time for Nintendo to release a Switch Pro? The NVC crew tackles these questions and more on this week’s episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. Plus, hear about the recent 24-hour Pokémon Sword and Shield livestream and Doom Eternal’s delay. Finally, the panel has to choose between a futuristic Zelda or a medieval Metroid on Question Block.

 

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 - Welcome!
  • 00:01:17 - A quick correction to Sword and Shield's gym count.
  • 00:02:30 - News: Galarian Ponyta, Doom Eternal delayed, and more!
  • 00:15:20 - What Does “Next-Gen” Mean for Nintendo?
  • 00:38:35 - New games out this week!
  • 00:51:44 - What we've been playing!
  • 01:02:30 - Question Block time! Futuristic Zelda or medieval Metroid?
  • 01:05:41 - That’s all, folks!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! After mixed reception for Mario Kart Tour, the NVC crew sits down to discuss if Nintendo’s mobile plan needs to change. Then, stick around to hear about fresh Pokemon Sword and Shield details. Nintendo also announced a new Brain Age game alongside an official Nintendo Switch stylus! Plus, the panel discusses AlphaDream filing for bankruptcy, the Overwatch director’s recent comments about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and more. Finally, hear your listener queries answered on Zach’s favorite “game,” Question Block.


Timecodes!

 

00:00:01 Welcome!

00:00:57 Peer is back from Japan!

00:03:45 Nintendo’s mobile strategy

00:19:40 New Brain Age announced

00:22:18 Pokemon Sword and Shield 

00:31:16 More news!

00:46:15 Games out this week

00:50:15 What we’re playing

00:57:20 Question Block

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

The Goose is finally loose! Join the NVC crew as they discuss their wild, evil adventures in Untitled Goose Game. Then, Mario Kart Tour’s payment plan is pretty suspect, and the panel has some thoughts on the subscription plan that actually costs more than Nintendo Switch Online. Plus, Pokémon master Joshua Yehl joins NVC this week for an extended chat about the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sirfetch’d, Sword and Shield, and more. Finally, hear your listener queries answered on Question Block.

 

Timecodes!

00:00:01 Welcome!

00:02:53 Switch Lite review discussion

00:10:55 Satisfye Switch Grip

00:16:45 The Goose is loose!

00:25:33 Mario Kart Tour discussion

00:38:00 Pokémon chat!

00:49:06 Question Block

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

Nintendo revealed its latest fitness game, Ring Fit Adventure, as well as a new peripheral… The Ring-Con! Join the NVC crew as they discuss Nintendo’s new fitness experiment. Then, stay for gameplay impressions of Link’s Awakening, which comes out next week! Plus, hear about Celeste’s farewell chapter, Pokémon Sword and Shield’s potential autosave feature, new amiibo releases, and more. Finally, the panel takes your questions on Question Block.

 

Timecodes!

00:00:01 Welcome!

00:05:00 Ring Fit Adventure!

00:14:07 Link’s Awakening impressions

00:27:25 New amiibo and Steel Series headset

00:32:35 News! SNES cheats, Celeste, and more

00:49:50 Out this week

00:54:25 What we’re playing

00:58:20 Question Block

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to NVC, IGN’s weekly Nintendo show! Nintendo dropped a ton of news in the Direct this week, and the NVC crew is here to discuss the updates and reveals. Hear a recap of all the big news, like SNES games coming to Switch Online, Overwatch’s confirmed Switch release, new updates on Smash Ultimate DLC, a surprise Xenoblade Chronicles remaster, and more. Plus, hear the panel’s thoughts on Nintendo’s release plan so far for 2020.

Timecodes!

  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Super Nintendo games are coming to Switch!
  • 00:11:05 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC updates
  • 00:17:00 New games available today!
  • 00:20:30 Games coming in 2019… Overwatch confirmed!
  • 00:27:00 Pokemon Sword and Shield news
  • 00:33:00 Luigi’s Mansion, Tetris 99, and more 2019 games
  • 00:38:45 Nintendo’s 2020 plans
  • 00:48:30 Some non-Direct news
  • 00:51:30 Out this week
  • 00:55:00 What we’ve been playing
  • 01:00:50 Question Block
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Seth Macy joins the NVC crew to discuss his hands-on time with the Switch Lite. Then, could an Amazon posting for an Overwatch-themed Switch case mean that Blizzard’s popular team shooter is heading to Switch? The panel also discusses Mario Kart Tour’s upcoming release, the classic Lion King and Aladdin remasters, new Shovel Knight details, and more! Finally, hear your burning Nintendo questions answered on Question Block.

Also, we're sorry for the connection issues with Seth!

Timecodes!

  • 00:00:00 - Welcome!
  • 00:01:40 - Zach and Peer’s Gamescom plane games!
  • 00:03:09 - Seth used a Switch Lite! How’d it feel?
  • 00:15:40 - News! Overwatch could be coming to Switch?
  • 00:37:07 - New games out this week!
  • 00:46:47 - What we've been playing!
  • 00:55:55 - Question Block time!
  • 01:02:34 - That’s all, folks!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

The NVC crew is at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany! We bring you the usual news this week and question block, but get right into our hands-on impressions of The Witcher 3, Astral Chain, Panzer Dragoon and a ton more. Plus, we discuss our favorite announcements from the Nintendo Indie World livestream earlier this week. 

 

Zach also talks about meat sticks a lot and Peer teaches us about German beer. 

 

P.S. this episode was recorded in segments to accommodate the live show at Gamescom, so if it sounds out of order, it’s because it is!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

Since Gamescom is this week, traditional NVC is postponed until Friday. But never fear! Here's an NVC Special to hold you over. Casey, Miranda, Brendan, and Just rank every Fire Emblem: Three Houses character (their adult versions) by datability while having a lovely tea party. You can't see the tea party in audio, but know that it is there. 

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Nintendo may be planning a wireless Super Nintendo controller for Switch… so are SNES games finally on the way to Nintendo Switch Online? The NVC crew discusses the possibility of an expanded retro library, and they share which classic Super Nintendo games they’d like to see on Switch. Then, stay to hear about Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony’s plan for loot boxes, the next Bubble Bobble, and new details on Cooking Mama: Cookstar. Plus, the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat gives a big WELCOME back to Zach Ryan!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Upcoming games Genshin Impact and Decay of Logos look very similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild... but are they blatant rip-offs, or loving tributes? Plus, IGN's Emeka Nwosu joins Nintendo Voice Chat this week to discuss Smash Ultimate's appearance at Evo, as well as his custom fight stick. The NVC crew also breaks down the "hangry" Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer, the free trial for Mario Tennis Aces, and the release of the updated Switch model with better battery life. Finally, they tackle your questions on Question Block.

Here are some topic timecodes for your convenience:

  • 00:00:01 - Welcome! Introducing Emeka Nwosu. 
  • 00:01:30 - Smash, EVO, and why fight sticks? 
  • 00:16:00 - Are Decay of Logos and Genshin Impact too similar to Breath of the Wild? Casey has played Decay of Logos, and the crew discusses homages vs rip-offs. 
  • 00:33:00 - Hangry Pokemon Sword and Shield News
  • 00:41:00 - Other News! New standard Switch available now, Darksiders II for Switch announced, potential new Cooking Mama, SteamWorld Quest 2.0 Update. 
  • 00:48:00 - Out This Week - Guacamelee! One-Two Punch Collection, DC Universe Online, Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, Pix the Cat, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
  • 00:51:00 - Whatcha’ Playin? Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Picross, Tiny Metal, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, 
  • 01:02:00 - Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Dragon Quest's The Hero joins the fight in Smash Bros. Ultimate! The NVC crew discusses the chaos this character brings to to the table and contemplates: Is he OP? We also cover the other Smash 4.0 update additions,Game Boy's 30th anniversary, the most popular Switch Lite pre-orders, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, EA's lack of Switch support, and more.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

Hey, LISTEN! ... to Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN's Nintendo podcast. This week host Casey is joined by Tom,  Brian, and Brendan to discuss the Fire Emblem review (Brendan played for 155 hours. Woof.), our first play session with the mobile Pokemon Masters, and Joy-Con drift issues (that's that annoying thing where your Joy-Con analog sticks move your character when you don't want them to).

Here are some topic timecodes for your convenience:

  • 00:00:01 - Welcome / Housekeeping
  • 00:02:00 - Fire Emblem Three Houses review discussion and Q&A
  • 00:21:00 - Nintendo Now Fixing Joy-Con With Drift Issues
  • 00:34:00 - Pokemon Masters Hands-On Impressions
  • 00:43:00 - Some News! Oninaki, Tencent/The Pokemon Company collaboration
  • 00:47:00 - Out This Week
  • 00:54:00 - Whatcha’ Playin?Dragon Quest Builders 2
  • 01:01:00 - Question Block
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Category:video games -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Sam and Brendan join the Nintendo Voice Chat crew to discuss the improved Nintendo Switch, Tom's review for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Splatoon 2's last splat-fest, Luigi Mansion 3's spooky release date, and much, much more. Expect many tangents about Sam's recent trip to the Kyoto, Japan Nintendo offices and more! 

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Weeelcooomme to NVC! On this episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, Brian eats a Pokemon, and we dish out every detail we know about the Nintendo Switch Lite, along with what we think about it. Stick around for a discussion on games out this week, including Dr. Mario World, Sol Seraph, Dead in Vinland, and much more. Skip to 13:45 to skip the Pokemon talk, but we promise you won't regret listening to the first few minutes. Or maybe you will, for entirely different reasons. 

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Half the year is gone, so the NVC cast chats about their favorite games so far, and what games yet to be released could possibly dethrone them. The Pokemon Company responded to the National Dex worries, but is it too little too late? We also go over Splatoon 2’s last Splatfest, how we appreciate Daemon X Machina’s transparent demo feedback trailer, and much more.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is now out on the Nintendo Switch, but how does it run? We discuss our experiences with it on both the Switch and other consoles, and if you should wait for it to get an upgrade. We also explain why Mario Maker 2 scored a 9.5 (Amazing!), where Brian has been (Florida), how Casey's near-death experience relates to Astral Chain and The Olive Garden, and more! Including: Graveyard Keeper, Dandy Dungeon, My Friend Pedro,  Muse Dash, and Slay the Spire. 

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Category:video games -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

The Nintendo Voice Chat cast discusses the E3 games they didn't get to mention last week, which includes a deep-dive into Fire Emblem: Three Houses! Some Pokemon fans are upset about both the tree textures and lack of a National Dex in Sword and Shield, but are we missing the forest for it?  Stick around to hear our thoughts on the Switch Mini rumor, the best Switch stand we’ve found, Cadence of Hyrule, and our newest obsession, Slay the Spire.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

The Nintendo Voice Chat crew recap Nintendo's biggest announcements and talk about their hands-on impressions of the games they played on the Nintendo Switch at E3 2019.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

Yes, it’s another big week for Pokemon Sword and Shield, so we share our thoughts on everything we learned, from the Legendary Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenta, to new Pokemon like the adorable Wooloo. We’re most excited, however, by the promise of a free-roaming camera! After the Pokemon talk, we move onto June’s Nintendo Switch Online lineup, Persona Q2 and the 3DS, and talk about quitting games right before the final boss.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

NVC talks about their favorite reveals and moments from the Pokemon press conference, including that surprise Godzilla movie plug, the Detective Pikachu sequel, Pokemon Home, Sleep, and more. Things get a little serious talking about how the World Health Organization has defined gaming disorder as a behavioral addiction, but lighten back up to discuss our most wanted game collections for the Nintendo Switch.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

NVC breaks down all the details from the Mario Kart Tour beta and discusses exactly what we want and DON’T want from Nintendo’s biggest E3 games, from Link’s Awakening to Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

NVC talks Mario Maker 2, Saints Row the 3rd, E3, Detective Pikcahu, and that lovable horseback riding elven boy named Zelda!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

It's nearly time! E3 2019 is right around the corner so we're laying down our biggest predictions. We're also playing TWO games this week, not just one. Wow. What a time to be alive, and a Nintendo fan! 

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Category:video games -- posted at: 5:35pm EST

Nintendo recently released a financial report, and we discuss how it's looking pretty peachy for our favorite gaming company. However, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in Labo VR is, well, not great. We compare our nauseating experience with the new way to play Zelda to Mario Odyssey's somewhat better VR modes. NVC is once again hit with our late news curse, as Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's release date trailer launched the day after we recorded! However, we spliced in a segment from the future(tm) to make good on our transgressions. Plus, with so many video games being turned into movies and TV shows, the crew discusses which movie or show they'd want to see as a video game for this week's Question Block question.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Tom fills in (temporarily) as host this week as we talk about SteamWorld Quest, Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch, and some of the craziest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate custom stages we’ve seen so far! We’ll also be taking look at recent news – with a message from the FUTURE! – talking about some games we’ve been playing recently, and taking YOUR questions during Question Block!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

This week we got two fairly substantial updates for both the Nintendo Switch system itself, and for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We're especially excited for the ability to sort our Switch games (!), and, of course, for the arrival of Persona 5's Joker to Smash! IGN's Top 25 Nintendo Switch Games was updated this week as well, and we discuss how we made our decisions, revealing the games we booted to make room for the games we added. Lastly, we answer a doozy of a Question Block question: If you could play no video games except five current Nintendo Switch games for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Find out on this week's episode of Nintendo Voice Chat!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

The NVC crew welcomes Janet Garcia on today's show, and we've all gotten a chance to play in the VR Plaza with the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit. After going hands-on, we discuss if we're excited to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey with the newest cardboard accessory. We also discuss our first impressions of SteamWorld Quest, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stage Builder  leak, and answer a bunch of questions for Question Block.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Well, looks like a few heavy hitters are listed at Best Buy as forthcoming Nintendo Switch Titles. This week Tom, Brian, and Zach breakdown some of the rumors here, talk about games we played at PAX East, and answer a BUNCH of your questions! 

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Category:video games -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Yes, there's another rumor about new Nintendo Switch models, and we get a little creative with our wish-lists. Expect at least three minutes of us repeating "Donkey Bongos." On this episode of NVC, we also discuss IGN's Yoshi's Crafted World review, the Labo VR trailer, if Final Fantasy VII is worth playing after all of these years, The World Next Door, Dragon Marked for Death, and more. 

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Category:video games -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

On this week's NVC, Brjann Sigurgeirsson of Image & Form, developer of the SteamWorld series, joins us to discuss the upcoming SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech for the Nintendo Switch. Of course, we also spend an ample amount of time weighing in on all the games announced during this week's Nintendo Direct Nindies Showcase, including Cadence of Hyrule and Cuphead, and even reveal our hands-on impressions of Katana ZERO, Creature in the Well, and much, much more. 

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Category:video games -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

Catch up on everything Nintendo! Peer Schneider and Brian Altano were out, so IGN's Casey DeFreitas, Zach Ryan, Tom Marks, and Samuel Claiborn reminisce for Mario Day, give early Yoshi's Crafted World impressions, and more. 

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

It's the Switch's 2nd birthday and SO much is on it, but does that signal the death of 3DS? Plus, Nintendo wants people to spend less on their mobile games.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

We talk Pokémon day, Reggie, Resident Evil on Switch and much, much more!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

This week on IGN's Nintendo Show, we discuss the many art styles of Zelda and what that can mean for the Link's Awakening remake, the possibility of Scalebound coming to Switch, and a very special game that Tom is EXCITED ABOUT!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

This week on IGN's Nintendo Show, we discuss the many art styles of Zelda and what that can mean for the Link's Awakening remake, the possibility of Scalebound coming to Switch, and a very special game that Tom is EXCITED ABOUT!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

On this week's episode, we break down every single detail revealed in the Direct, from the new first party games unveiled (Mario Maker 2! Link's Awakening remake!)

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Category:video games -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

This week on the show, we talk about Nintendo's mystery game, when Nintendo will finally count to 9, and the latest breaking news. Apology: for all the stories that broke while we're in here.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

We mourn about the death of the Wii Shop Channel, finally get to chat about the big Metroid Prime 4 news, discuss Wargroove with its reviewer, and of course, take a deep dive into the Smash 2.0 update now that Piranha Plant has joined the battle... and taken a bite out of players' save files.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 3:00pm EST