Nintendo Voice Chat

Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for our final episode of 2015. We'll be back in January with a long look at Nintendo's year, but tune in and listen to our impressions of Super Mario Maker's next update, and our thoughts on the last DLC update coming to Super Smash Bros.

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IGN's Nintendo show returns, and this week we want to talk about why the crew thinks Mother 4 (aka the next Earthbound game) should be possible. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schnieder, and Marty Sliva as they discuss Pokemon Picross, backwards compatibility on NX, the potential for a Zelda mobile game and more. 

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Mother_4_Minecraft_Wii_U_and_More.mp3
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IGN's Nintendo show kicks off with some impressions of Nintendo Badge Arcade, Typoman, our late Xenoblade Chronicles X review, and speeding to the finish line in Fast Racing Neo. After the break, the crew discusses recent statements Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima made to Time magazine about NX, amiibo, and the future.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Reactions_to_Kimishimas_Time_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am EST

IGN's Nintendo show returns with a new episode! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Kallie Plagge, as the crew shares their opinions of Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival, and their early impressions of Xenoblade Chronicles X. But there's more: What does Nintendo have in store for Metroid's 30th anniversary in 2016? Tune in to see what we think.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Holiday_Blues.mp3
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IGN's Nintendo show has a LOT to talk about this week. Join us for a detailed discussion of Nintendo's holiday lineup for 2015 and beyond. 

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Cloud_in_Smash_and_Nintendo_Direct_11_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as the regular crew shares their impressions of Yo-Kai Watch, Chibi Robo: Zip Lash!, and more. Then, after the break, the crew talks about Nintendo Account, My Nintendo, and Miiitomo, and how Nintendo needs to re-evaluate how the company facilitates communication. 

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__How_NX_and_Mobile_Will_Impact_Nintendo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm EST

WELCOME to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Nintendo shed some light on the future  before delaying its first smartphone app until March 2016. Join host Sam Claiborn, Peer Schneider, and Kallie Plaggie, as the crew takes a long look at Miitomo, Nintendo’s quirky communication app, and discusses why it’s a good fit for the Japanese game maker. On this episode, the crew also discusses Nintendo's new account system, checkpoints coming to Super Mario Maker, and the Nintendo games that made the cut in IGN's Top 100 feature.

Direct download: NVC10302015.mp3
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Sources told the Wall Street Journal that NX devkits have gone out developers, so IGN's Nintendo crew is here to analyze what it means for the future. NX in 2016? Maybe. Two devices that work together, but sold separately? Looks that way. But what else? Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider as they analyze the news. Then, after the break,Super Soul Bros' Robbie Benson, Brian Shue, and Alex Popoff join the cast of NVC to tell the story behind their jazz-meets-funk band and share their favorite video game soundtracks.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__What_Does_the_NX_News_Mean_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

This week, IGN's Nintendo show has a very special episode focused on Zelda! First, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider share their gameplay impressions of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (so far). Then, the crew tackles the big question: Do we want an HD remake/port of Twilight Princess right now? Finally, we end the show with another segment of The Question Block.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Do_We_Really_Want_Twilight_Princess_HD_.mp3
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Nintendo Voice Chat returns! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brendan Graeber have a LOT of games to talk about this week: Lego Dimensions, Yoshi's Woolly World, Shovel Knight Plague of Shadows, Disney Infinity 3.0, and more!

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Big_Fall_2015_Games.mp3
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Nintendo Voice Chat returns with an injured host! Join Jose Otero and Peer Schneider as they recap Jose's brief career in the Ice Capades, Super Mario Maker's sales numbers, Smash Wii U's new content, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash's release date, and more.


This week we have a special treat for you! Special guests Bill Trinen and Ann Lin from Nintendo Treehouse join the show to discuss their experiences with the Animal Crossing series. Join host Jose Otero and Brian Altano for another fun episode!

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__The_Charming_World_of_Animal_Crossing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

IGN's Nintendo show has a LOT to talk about this week! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Kallie Plagge, as the crew discusses Nintendo's new president, the internal changes happening within the company, Miyamoto's decision to delay Star Fox Zero, and more. 

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__A_New_Era.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

IGN's Nintendo show has a lot to talk about this week. First, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Kallie Plagge, and Francisco Velazquez put out the call for Super Mario Maker levels. Then the crew shares their thoughts on Pokemon Go!, the Xenobalde Chronicles X bundle, and the recent NPD data. Finally, we tackle the subject of Zelda Maker as a followup to Super Mario Maker. 

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Pokemon_Go_NPD_and_Our_Dreams_for_Zelda_Maker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

IGN's Nintendo show returns! This week, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano dissect the 5 minutes of new footage for Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and the stage Nintendo showed off at PAX. But that's not all! Stay tuned for Runbow impressions, our thoughts on the pair of New Nintendo 3DS bundles announced for North America, and another exciting installment of The Question Block.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Zelda__Tri_Force_Heroes_Hype.mp3
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IGN's Nintendo show returns with a special guest! USGamer's Jeremy Parish joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Kallie Plagge to discuss making stages in Super Mario Maker and the 30 year history behind Nintendo's biggest mascot. The crew also discusses the big news from PAX, including the announcement of a Shovel Knight amiibo and what that could mean for the future.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Shovel_Knight_Amiibo_and_30_Years_of_Super_Mario.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am EST

IGN's Nintendo show finally takes a deep dive into Splatoon's August update, Rainmaker, and what we think of Nintendo's newest franchise. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for another fun filled show. Note: This was recorded BEFORE the unveling for Pokken Tournament for Wii U at the Pokemon Championships.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Making_it_Rain_in_Splatoon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

This week, IGN's Nintendo podcast talks a whole bunch about making Mario. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for a deep discussion about Nintendo's crazy course builder. Jose and Brian also share their experiences and breakthroughs as would-be game designers in the Super Mario Maker IGN Challenge. After the break, we run thorugh a pair of queries in the Question Block.


IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join host Jose OteroPeer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as they discuss Peer's Fire Emblem If experience, Brian's Super Mario Maker madness, and the five video games they feel can be played forever. After that, they close out the show with news.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__5_Video_Games_We_Can_Play_Forever.mp3
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IGN's Nintendo show returns after a week in Japan. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as the crew discusses two anticipated games in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Super Mario Maker. Then, after the break, the crew discusses the big August update for Splatoon, the Japanes rollout of Smash Bros next DLC pack, Dragon Quest XI's announcement, and more.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Happy_Home_Mario_Maker.mp3
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IGN's Nintendo podcast has a special episode coming to you from Japan, and its featuring an all-star lineup. Host Jose Otero is joined by the cast of 8-4 Play (Mark MacDonald, John Riccardi, and JJ Epperson) to talk about Fire Emblem Fates, Yoshi's Woolly World, and some of the history behind their localization company. Then, after the break, we are joined by special guest Kikai, the #1 collector of Super Mario merchandise on the planet according to the Guiness book of World Records. With a little translation help from our good friend Kyle Mclain, we talk to Kikai about his hobby and hear some stories behind his favorite items.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Big_in_Japan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46am EST

This week, the crew dedciates the first half of this epsiode to Satoru Iwata, the late CEO of Nintendo who passed away this weekend. Join Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano as they share their favorites stories about Iwata. After the break, Brian shares some stories from San Diego Comic-Con.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Remembering_Satoru_Iwata.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

This week, IGN's Jose Otero and Peer Schneider kick off the show with impressions of Splatoon's recent Splatfest and Peer's recent import New 3DS. Then, after the break, special guest Bill Trinen, from Nintendo of America, joins the show to talk about the company's presence at Comic-Con and EVO 2015, the recent Nintendo World Championships, and more.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Splatfest_Comic-Con_and_EVO_2015.mp3
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This week, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider kick off the show with Fire Emblem If impressions, one of the games from Nintendo Game Seminar 2014. Then, the crew discussed Nintendo's criticsm of Metroid Federation Force's negative reception, our interview with Zelda: Tri Force Heroes director Hiromasa Shikata, the great Miiverse redesign, and the problem with amiibo retail exclusives.


Nintendo Voice Chat returns! This week, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Kallie Plaggie round up their final thoughts on E3 before switching gears to discuss Rhythm Tengoku The Best Plus (aka the new Rhythm Heaven game on 3DS in Japan). Afterwards, we finsih off the podcast with a brief news segment. We also answer one burning question about Smash Bros. DLC pricing on The Question Block.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Rhythm_Fever.mp3
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IGN's Nintendo show is coming to you live from E3 2015 in Los Angeles. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for thier opinions of what Nintendo showed at E3 this year.

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A few months ago, the crew of Nintendo Voice Chat dropped some E3 2015 predictions. But host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano are NOT done. Now it’s time to take a look at what Nintendo has on the horizon. We look back at last year's Digital Event and analyze what we think they’ll show during the presentation on Tuesday, June 16 at 9:00 AM PT. Make sure you keep up with all of our coverage on IGN's E3 2015 hub page.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__The_Big_Nintendo_E3_2015_Rundown.mp3
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Brian Altano rejoins host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider this week to talk about his adventures in Europe, Splatoon, and the Android NX rumor that could change everything.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__About_that_Android_NX_Rumor.mp3
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This week, IGN's Nintendo Voice Chat gets a little more intimate. Host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider read your Codename NX predictions and discuss amiibo, Splatoon, and E3.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__YOUR_Codename_NX_Preditions.mp3
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Wired.com's Chris Kohler joins the cast of NVC to talk about his first book, titled "Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World An Extra Life." He joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Sam Claiborn for a fun episode where the crew discusses Splatoon and Nintendo's E3 plans.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Powering_Up_for_Splatoon_and_E3.mp3
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This week, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brendan Graeber kick off this epsiode with impressions of Splatoon. Then, after the break artist David Hellman and writer Tevis Thompson join us to talk about Second Quest, a graphic novel that draws interesting inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Find out more about Second Quest at http://www.secondquestcomic.com/

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Special guest Ryan Payton, a designer at developer Camouflaj, joins host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider to talk about Xenoblade X, Splatoon’s post-launch plans, and a bunch of news that broke at the Nintendo Investor’s Meeting.

 

After the break, we play a special guessing game regarding Nintendo’s next console. Want to play along? Email us at nvc@ign.com and fill out the following categories (along with a brief description for each category).

 

  • Hardware Spec: _________________________

  • Controller: _________________________

  • Unique Feature #1: _________________________

  • Unique Feature #2:_________________________

  • Unique Feature #3:_________________________

 

Using the Wii U as an example:

 

 

  • Hardware Spec: Around 360/PS3 level of power

  • Controller: The console is the controller, bruh! Touch screen, too.

  • Unique Feature #1: Dual screen experiences

  • Unique Feature #2: Miiverse

  • Unique Feature #3: Plays catalog Wii stuff
Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Gazing_into_the_Future.mp3
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IGN's Nintendo show is back, and we've got a slightly off the rails episode this week. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for discussions about: 

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Mario_Maker_Hype.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

This week, Nintendo Voice Chat is running... a little late, but that doesn't mean you're getting an inferior show. Join host Jose OteroPeer Schneider, and Brian Altano for another fun filled epsiode. Peer gives his impressions of the StreetPass games (Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z), and Brian unveils his 5 Nintendo E3 2015 predictions. The crew also jumps into another exciting edition of The Question Block. 

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__The_Late_Episode.mp3
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Host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider and Marty Sliva for a special E3 2015 predictions show you don't want to miss. What is Nintendo cooking up for E3? Who knows. But this three-person cast brings their best guesses to the table. Then, after the break, the crew dives into YOUR questions onThe Question Block.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__E3_2015_Predictions_Spectacular.mp3
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IGN's Nintendo Show makes up for last week's shorter episode this week! And there's plenty left to talk about from April's Nintendo Direct. Join host Jose OteroPeer SchneiderBrian Altano, and guest Kallie Plagge as they discuss:

  • Why Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer looks cool
  • Our impressions of amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits
  • Shin Megami Tensai X Fire Emblem and Fatal Frame Wii U's reveal
  • Level 5's Yo-Kai Watch is coming to the West
  • Why BoxBoy! is a must play Nintendo 3DS game
  • Pokemon's Free-to-Play experiments
  • Affordable Space Adventures and Nintendo's Indie lineup
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Nintendo Voice Chat starts off with a huge bummer. Last week, Nintendo delayed The Legend of Zelda Wii U, and the Japanese game maker made the decision to not show the game at E3 2015. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as they commiserate over the news. Then, the crew switches gears to talk about April's Nintendo Direct. But you're only getting half the story this week. Tune in next week for part two of our Nintendo Direct recap.

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Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and special guest Andrew Goldfarb join host Jose Otero for another exciting edition of Nintendo Voice Chat. The crew dives a little deeper into last week's discussion about the deal between DeNA and Nintendo. Also on this epsiode: Brian tells the story of his recent visit to NoA HQ, Jose talks about Splatoon, and more. 

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Mobile_Matters_Part_2.mp3
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Host Jose Otero is joined this week by IGN editor Mitch Dyer and mobile app developer Francisco Velazquez for a deep dive into the recent partnership between Nintendo and DeNA, the games they'd like to see adapted for smart devices, and speculation about NX, the new dedicated gaming system based on a brand new concept, and if we'll really hear more about it in 2016. All that, and a special question of the week in this episode of Nintendo Voice Chat.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Mobile_Matters_and_NX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

IGN's Nintendo show kicks off this week with a discussion about the 20th anniversary of Chrono Trigger, one of the greatest JRPGs in history. Then, the crew of host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Marty Sliva talk about IGN's Code Name STEAM review and some Mario Party 10 impressions. And, finally, we tackle a few news stories at the end of the show.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Remembering_Chrono_Trigger.mp3
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Special guest Mark MacDonald rejoins the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat to talk about the challenging process of translating Japanese games for the West. Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Mark trade impressions of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Then, after the break, the crew tackles some of your queries once again on the Question Block.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__The_Fascinating_World_of_Game_Localization.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

IGN opened it's door to the community on February 26, 2015 and hosted a live show for your favorite Nintendo podcast. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Sam Claiborn get together for a special epsiode. This week, the crew builds a list of the Top 10 3DS games with the help of the audience. But wait there's more! You can win a New Nintendo 3DS of a Monster Hunter statue by listening to this epsiode. Tune in for details. 

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat_Live__Ranking_the_Top_10_3DS_Games.mp3
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IGN UK Editor Daniel Krupa joins the regular cast of Nintendo Voice Chat (Jose, Peer, and Brian) to discuss New 3DS transfer stories, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Nintendo's presence in Europe and the UK, and the live-action Netflix series the WSJ revealed last week.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__New_Nintendo_3DS_Launches.mp3
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Sam Claiborn picks up hosting duties on Nintendo Voice Chat this week. He is joined by Peer Schneider and Fran Mirabella to discuss amiibo, the lack of voice chat in Splatoon. Then the crew looks back on the original review of Majora's Mask for Nintendo 64.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Looking_Back_on_Majoras_Mask_64.mp3
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This week, the Question Block segment returns to your favorite Nintendo podcast! But this episode isn't just about Q&A. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as they share hands-on impressions of New Nintendo 3DS XL, what they think of Code Name S.T.E.A.M.'s new demo, and the analysis of the recent numbers from Nintendo released to its investors.

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This week on Nintendo Voice Chat, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider bid farewell to Club Nintendo, as the customer loyalty program rides off into the sunset in 2015. But that's not all! We also wrap up last week's Nintendo Direct news with discussions about Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Project Treasure, and hands-on impressions of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Our_Nintendo_Direct_Wrap-up.mp3
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This week on Nintendo Vocie Chat, the regular crew of Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano tackle the tough questions about New Nintendo 3DS and this week's Nintendo Direct. Why no AC Adapter? Is the smaller model coming to the US? Should you buy a system on day one? What's going on with crossbuy in 2015? Near the end of the show, we talk about the announcement of a new Fire Emblem for 3DS. Stay tuned next week for everything else we missed!

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Tackling_the_Tough_Questions_About_Nintendo.mp3
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Nintendo Voice Chat returns in 2015! Welcome back. This week, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider are back from holiday break. We close out our discussion of Nintendo in 2014 and list our most most anticipated game for the coming year.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Our_Most_Anticipated_Games_of_2015.mp3
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