Nintendo Voice Chat (general)

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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The season finale of Nintendo Voice Chat is here! Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for part one of our special 2014 year in review. This week, we start the show with more painful tales from our quest to hunt down amiibo at US retailers. Then, after the break, the crew discusses a lot of the big games that came out in 2014. Thank you for supporting the podcast! We'll kick off 2015 with the second part of our year in review special.

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This week, the crew of Nintendo Voice Chat spends nearly 30-minutes discussing Zelda Wii U. Join host Jose OteroPeer Schneider, and Brian Altano, for a deep conversation on the merits and mistakes of Nintendo's latest Zelda footage. Then, after the break, the crew talks about Nintendo's recent holiday sales numbers, the uncertain fate of 3DS, and their personal struggles with amiibo-fever.

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IGN's Nintendo podcast brings you a special episode focused on two big games. Up first, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Marty Sliva, and special guest Kallie Plagge have a deep discussion about Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, our review, and some feedback on where we'd like the series to go. Then, after the break, Marty kicks off a discussion about Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and his review.

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The regular team of host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider are reunited once again this week on Nintendo Voice Chat. The crew deeps dives into Sakurai's recent comments about Ridley in Smash Bros, and Nintendo's quick moves to bring amiibo -- its new toy's-to-life product -- to market. All that plus the Question Block. Check it out!

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The core NVC team is reunited this week! Host Jose Otero is joined by Brian Altano and Peer Schneider to talk about Xenoblade Chronicles X's massive world, Splatoon single-player mode, Mario Kart 8's November DLC, and preview impressions of Smash Wii U and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. After the break, Jose and Brian dive into reader queries in the Question Block.

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Wired GameLife editor Chris Kohler joins the cast of Ninendo Voice Chat! Listen in as Kohler, host Jose Otero, and Peer Schneider discuss Majora's Mask, Code Name S.T.E.A.M., Nintendo's amiibo figure plan, and more.

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Chief Creative Office of Quantum Entanglement Entertainment Denis Dyack joins the cast of NVC this week to talk about some of his work as a GameCube developer. Also in this episode, host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider discuss Nintendo's second quarter financial results.

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This week, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Marty Sliva, and special guest Daisy, weigh in on Nintendo's 50+ modes and features for Smash Wii U. Then, after the break, the crew discusses the wild, violent world of Bayonetta 2.

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Mitch Dyer joins host Jose Otero and Brian Altano for the first half of this special epsiode of Nintendo Voice Chat to discuss some recent news including the Smash specific GameCube Controller Adaper, Mario Kart 8's upcoming November DLC, Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, and Jose's New Nintendo 3DS impressions after a week with an imported system. Then, in the second half, Peer Schneider and special guest Perrin Kaplan jump in to discuss her memories and reflections as former VP of corporate communications for Nintendo.

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This week, former Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht joins host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider on Nintendo Voice Chat. Tune in for a first-hand account focused on the early days of the studio and hear stories about their journey to make Star Wars games for LucasArts. Eggebrecht also shares stories of Factor 5 work with Nintendo on GameCube including some unreleased Star Wars games that they had to walk away from.

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Nintendo Voice Chat: The Metroid Episode

It's been 4 years, 1 month, 2 days since Metroid: Other M's release in North America, and while the galaxy may be at peace, the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast isn't done hoping for a new entry in the series. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for a special epsiode where we deep dive into the Metroid games.

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Brian Altano re-joins the cast of NVC this week to talk about his adventures in Japan. But that's not all, listen in as he tells host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider all about his hands-on time with New Nintendo 3DS at Tokyo Game Show. There might be a story about an earthqauke too! Then, after the break, listen to some discussion of IGN's verdict on the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

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Host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider and Marty Sliva this week! The crew drops some impressions on Hyrule Warriors and Smash 3DS before they share some theories for the upcoming Wii U version. Later in the show, they tackle the news and some great listener queries on The Question Block.

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Respected commentator and Meleeitonme.com contributor Kris "Toph" Aldenderfer joins the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat this week! He joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as they trade impressions and opinions of the new Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The crew takes a deep dive into the roster, some modes, the competitive scene, and a lot more. 

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Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Marty Sliva are reunited in the podcast studio this week. While Brian Altano is away, the crew gathers to discuss Mighty No. 9, PAX Prime 2014, Bayonetta 2, and community queries on The Question Block.

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PAX is happening this weekend and we have an EXTRA SPECIAL Nintendo Voice Chat just for you! Samuel Claiborn, Peer Schneider, Brendan Graeber, Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and special guest Mark MacDonald. Tune in for impressions of Mario Kart 8 recent update, Layton Vs. Wright, figuring out Nintendo's New 3DS, and more. 

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Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and guest Marty Sliva for another fun epsiode of Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the crew discusses Azure Striker: Gunvolt, it's 8-bit cousin Mighty Gunvolt, Marty's recent Splatoon editorial, and more.

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IGN editor Mitch Dyer makes his Nintendo Voice Chat debut this week. He joins host Jose Otero and Brian Altano to particpate in the longest Question Block segment we've ever done. But that's not all you get this week! Tune in for impressions of SteamWorld Dig for Wii U, a spoiler free chat about Hyrule Warriors, and the news of the week.

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Nintendo Voice Chat: Digging Through Nintendo's Rarest Artifacts

Respected video game collector Steven Lin joins host Jose Otero and Brian Altano to talk about the departure of Nintendo's Indie boss, Mario Kart 8 Update + DLC, and Bayonetta 2. After the break, the crew dives into some of the rarest Nintendo games ever made.

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Brian Altano returns to Nintendo Voice Chat with some impressions of games he played at San Diego Comic-Con. Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian also discuss Nintendo's recent financial numbers, the overload of information about Hyrule Warriors, NES Remix 1+2's retail package, and the 25th anniversary of the Game Boy in the US.


This week on NVC, host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider talk about our most prized Nintendo-related items with developer Mike Mika.

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This week NVC starts off with a second round of post E3 impressions for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and Smash Bros. 3DS. Afterwards, the crew switches gears to discuss some recent Nintendo news. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Marty Sliva for another fun episode of IGN's Nintendo podcast.

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Nintendo Voice Chat: Zelda's Next Big Step

The cast of Nintendo Voice Chat is back for a regularly scheduled format this week! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano as they share brief final thoughts on Star Fox, The Legend of Zelda's next big step as a vast open world, and another installment of The Question Block.

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Nintendo Voice Chat: The Star Fox Episode

The cast of Nintendo Voice Chat shoots for the stars this week! Listen to host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano discuss the Star Fox series. We begin with what made the original Super Nintendo game such a special piece of Nintendo history. But the journey doesn't end there. We also discuss why Star Fox 64 was the pinnacle of the series, the disappointment of Star Fox Adventures, and more. So strap in, do a barrel roll, and get ready for a very special episode.

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Colin Moriarty joins the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat this week to talk about why Shovel Knight is his favorite game of 2014 (so far). Kick back and Colin, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as they trade impressions about the latest games and news from Nintendo.

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Part two of Nintendo Voice Chat's E3 2014 extravaganza continues with the return of an extra special guest: IGN's Fran Mirabella makes a return appearance on NVC to talk about his participation in a special Smash Bros. competition during E3. He joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Tim Gettys to roundup IGN's E3 2014 coverage. We discuss the E3 lineup, the third-party problem, and what Nintendo didn't show at E3 this year.

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The Nintendo Voice Chat is coming to you live from E3 2014! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Sam Claiborn for a one-hour discussion about Nintendo's E3 offerings. We'll follow up with anotehr round next week and cover anything we missed then.

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Mario Kart 8 has a solid sales start, but that's not the only discussion happening on Nintendo Voice Chat this week. E3 is here. And we have major expectations for Nintendo this year. Host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider and Brian Altano, as the trio discuss the things they want to see from Nintendo at E3 (and maybe even some things they don't want to see).

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Mario is driving a Mercedes-Benz! The 16-players participating in the Smash Bros. Invitational at E3 have been revealed! But wait, there's more. Nintendo lifted the veil on some other suprises this week. So join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider as they break down some of the bigger news stories of the week. After that, stick around for this week's Question of the Week.

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IGN's Nintendo podcast brings you a very special episode this week. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano as they remember the recently disabled Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection with Todd Northcutt, former General Manager for GameSpy Technology -- the company that built Nintendo's DS and Wii online infrastructure. After that, stick around for the news and a few reader queries in our Question Block segment.

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IGN's Nintendo vets Samuel Claiborn, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider and Marty Sliva discuss the recently announced Skylanders-like NFC figurines and then take a trip to past Nintendo E3 announcements, five years at a time: 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994.

 

 

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IGN's Nintendo crew assembles! Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, and special guest Greg Miller, as they tour through all the latest Wii U woes, the recent Pokemon remake news, and more Mario Kart 8 impressions.

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WELCOOOME to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider focus on all the recent, exciting news: Mario Kart 8's bundle and why its online modes are relevant, plus more GBA games are coming to Wii U's Virtual Console. We also spend a lot of time talking about Nintendo's three-pronged strategy for E3 2014. But that's not all! Will Nintendo unveil some type of new hardware at E3? Tune in and listen to what we've been hearing on the matter.

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Nintendo Voice Chat Returns with a special 90-minute episode! Special Guests Sam Claiborn and Colin Moriarty join host Jose Otero and Brian Altano to talk about some of the most under appreciated Nintendo Entertainment System games of all time. Also this week, the crew discusses some under appreciated NES games, the Game Boy's 25th Anniversary, and another trip through listener queries in The Question Block.

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Nintendo Voice Chat's regular cast of contributors are reunited, and we have a lot to talk about! This week, Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider recap some the recent news for Super Smash Bros and Tomodachi Life, and then we talk about why WarioWare Inc. is one of the greatest games of all-time. In the final segment, our panel answers some of your queries in another installment of The Question Block.

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This week, the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast jumps into the fast lane with a bunch of preview info for Mario Kart 8. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Marty Sliva, and special guest Greg Miller, as we share our impressions and check out IGN's comprehensive coverage right here.

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Thanks to the effort of our awesome listeners, the new segment on Nintendo Voice Chat has a name! But there's more news to talk about than just that. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Marty Sliva, and Tim Gettys, as we discuss Nintendo (and Sony) at PAX East, the grim future of the Yoshi's Island series, and more.

Special thanks to podcast listener beyondthestars_scr and everyone else that sent in questions and name suggestions for this podcast segment.

 

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The annual Game Developers Conference comes to San Francisco! Host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider and Sam Claiborn to talk about Nintendo's recent indie offerings.

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Nintendo Voice Chat Live: Our NVStreetPass Event

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, IGN hosted a StreetPass event and recorded a live Nintendo Voice Chat. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Sam Claiborn, Brian Altano, and Marty Sliva for an hour of conversation and hysterics. The big topic for this podcast? 2D vs. 3D: Our Favorite Nintendo Franchises Face-Off.

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IGN Nintendo assembles and makes some changes to your favorite podcast. This week we debut a revamped episode structure, so tune in join Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, and Marty Sliva for impressions of DK Tropical Freeze and Yoshi's New Island, the latest news, and a returning segment idea from one of the best video game podcasts ever made.

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This week, NVC #LetTimHost. Join Tim Gettys, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, and Greg Miller as they talk about the challenging platforming of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, the weird world of Twitch Plays Pokemon, and the Shutdown of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.


The Year of Luigi is coming to an end soon, so this week NVC looks back on Nintendo's first yearlong character theme. Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tim Gettys also briefly look back on Luigi's memories. But bigger questions loom in 2014: Will Nintendo approach E3 with a media briefing or bet it all on another Nintendo Direct presentation? We also read community feedback for what you want to see from the next Metroid game.

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The illustrious Fran Mirabella joins the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat to talk about Nintendo Direct, The Future of Metroid Prime, and a special segment where we ask him some tough questions. Join Peer Schneider and Jose Otero, as they journey into the future of Nintendo's cult favorite franchise.  


Nintendo Voice Chat: Let's Talk About the Future of Nintendo

IGN gathers to talk about the future of Nintendo. Join Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Marty Sliva, and Peer Schneider as they trade opinions and theories about Nintendo's recent investor meeting.

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IGN Nintendo is making big predictions for 2014. Join Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Marty Sliva, and the NVC debut of video producer Tim Gettys, as they stare into the future and deliver 20 predictions they expect from Nintendo this year.

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Welcome to our first official show of 2014! Join Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as they discuss the biggest surprises and disappointments from Nintendo in 2013. 

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NVC: Season's Greetings

So you thought NVC was done with 2013, well it turns out Nintendo wasn’t done with us. Host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Marty Sliva for a spirited discussion focused on the Nintendo Direct that happened on 12/18. We hit a new record of three f-bombs in this episode, so please put the kids to bed before listening. Check out what we think about Hyrule Warriors, Kirby Triple Delux, Chibi Robo, NES Remix, Rosalina in Smash Bros, and more. Happy holidays and see you next year!

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Season’s greetings NVC listeners! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for our final episode of 2013. This week, we discuss which item should be dropped from future Zeldas, Nintendo’s low Wii U sales, the brilliance of Sega’s 3D Classics, and Miiverse on 3DS. Also, you should be warned that there’s a pretty big Zelda: A Link Between Worlds spoiler tucked away at the end of the show. 

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NVC's Zelda: A Link Between Worlds spoilercast is here! Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and special guest Greg Miller get together to talk about Link's adventure through Hyrule, Lorule, and everything in between.

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Marty Sliva joins host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider to answer your listener emails. Happy holidays!

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Nintendo Voice Chat: A Podcast Between Worlds

Hey! Listen! Keza MacDonald joins the cast of NVC this week (Jose, Brian, and Peer) to participate in a spoiler-free discussion of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and we trade some more stories of multiplayer mayhem in Super Mario 3D World.

Learn more about the 4th Annual Nintendo World Report Child's Play Telethon here.

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IGN news editor Andrew Goldfarb joins the regular cats of NVC (Jose, Peer, and Brian) to talk about art in The Legend of Zelda and his recent Pokemon Y adventures. The crew also chats about your Question of the Week responses and the recent Nintendo Direct from Novemeber 13th.

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Nintendo Voice Chat: Workout Plan

Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano are joined by IGN's newly crowned King of Fitness, Brian Albert, to talk about Wii Fit U, Wii Sports Club, Super Mario 3D World, and more. 

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Rise Koopalings and join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Sam Claiborn, and Colin Moriarty, as they talk about one of the great franchises of the 8-bit era: Konami's Castlevania.

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Nintendo Voice Chat: The Great Sonic Debate

Sonic takes center stage this week on NVC. Host Jose Otero is joined by Peer SchneiderBrian Altano, and Vince Ingenito to talk about the divisive Sonic Lost World, Brian's Pokemon Adventures, and your responses to our previous question of the week.

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NVC is back! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Meghan Sullivan, and special guest Francesco Dagostino, as they trade impressions on Nintendo 2DS, Pokemon, Rune Factory 4, and talk about the latest Zelda news from NY Comic-Com.

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Speedrunner extraordinaire Cosmo Wright joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for a special episode dedicated to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD.

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This week on NVC, host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider are joined by a pair of special guests: IGN Video editor extraordinaire Brendan Graeber and Managing Editor Chuck "Built Like a Machamp" Osborn. The foursome gather together to discuss Phoenix Wright 5, Scribblenauts Unmasked, Japanese Candy, and this week's news.

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NVC! Japan! A match made in heaven! Join host Jose Otero, Keza MacDonald, Kyle McClain, and Andrew Alfonso, as they talk about the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi and a deep dive into the Monster Hunter phenomenon.

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Nintendo Voice Chat: The Top 5 Nintendo 3DS Games

Nintendo Voice Chat returns! And this week, we talk about everyone's favorite thing: the dreaded top ten list! Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, and Sam Claiborne, as they discuss this week's controversial IGN feature about the top 25 Nintendo 3DS games. They also chat about Jose's upcoming trip to Japan, Monster Hunter 4, and this week's eShop releases.

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This week, host Jose OteroBrian AltanoPeer Schneider are joined by erstwhile IGN video dude extraordinaire Brian Malkiewicz, as they chat about The Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, eShop releases, Kickstarter projects and more. Shoutout to Peer for pulling this program together at the last minute. 

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During last week's podcast, we wondered what Nintendo would do as they entered the Fall season. Well, it looks like they responded. There's a new addition to the Nintendo 3DS family, a Wii U price cut, and a bunch of other announcements. 

Join host Jose OteroBrain AltanoSam Claiborne and the return of former IGN editor Craig Harris, as they dissect all Nintendo's latest moves for the crucial holiday season.

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USGamer's Jeremy Parish joins IGN's Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider to discuss a recent editorial he wrote regarding the current state of Nintendo. It's no secret that Wii U sales have stalled, but what's Nintendo's next move?

Afterwards, Jose and Jeremy trade impressions on The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD, which they both played earlier this week at Nintendo.

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This week Nintendo Voice Chat says goodbye to Richard George, as he heads off onto new challenges and endeavors. But where is Rich going, you ask? Listen in, and join Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider as they bid farewell to an IGN all-star.

Even though goodbyes are always hard, the show must go on. Marty Sliva joins us in the second segment to talk about The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, and the surpring eShop release SteamWorld Dig.

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IGN editors team up to dissect August 7th's Nintendo Direct. Host Jose Otero is joined by Brian Altano, Richard George, and Sam Claiborne, as the crew spends a long amount of talking about Zelda and other announcements. Also, get ready for NVC's first question of the week segement. Submit an email to ign_nvc@ign.com with your answer for Altano's question and we might read your response on the show. 

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Back by popular demand, the Nintendo Video Chat podcast returns this week! Join host Jose Otero with special guests Brian Altano, Brendan Graeber, and the retun of the mighty Richard George. We tackle your Pikmin 3 questions for this episode. Please leave us feedback on IGN or iTunes and let us know how we're doing.

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Everyone's favorite Nintendo podcast re-emerges this week, but with a few surprises. IGN's Jose Otero takes over hosting duties for a special NVC mini-episode with guests Brian AltanoAndrew Goldfarb, and Marty Sliva. The crew gathers to talk about last week's major Wii U Virtual Console release, Earthbound.

It took 19 years for Earthbound to slip out of the Nintendo vault. Thankfully, you won't have to wait as long for the next episode of this podcast. Leave us feedback and let us know what you think.

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Metroid Prime turned ten on November 18, 2012. IGN's original reviewer and old-school Nintendo crew celebrate Retro Studios' masterpiece with a trip back to Talon IV.

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With two weeks of Wii U and sooooo much Pilgrim food under our belts, the Nintendo Video Chat Team is back to discuss our favorite new Nintendo console, the Wii U. (Sorry, Wii Mini!).

This week IGN's Nintendo-leaning professionals, Samuel Claiborn, Richard George, Brian Altano and Audrey Drake discuss New Super Mario Bros. U. Spoilers: We love it! And also there are some actual spoilers in this episode. Mainly about what you unlock when you beat Bowser.

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IGN discusses the Wii U hardware and reviews for Ninja Gaiden, New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land.

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