Nintendo Voice Chat

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.

Direct download: Mega_Question_Block_Feat._Bill_Trinen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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!

Direct download: NVC_489_Audio_Edit.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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