Nintendo Voice Chat (video games)

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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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 EDT

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 EDT

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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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 EDT

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 EDT

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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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

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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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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

WWWEEEEEELLLLLCOME! We're back at it again. On this week's episode, Zach RyanPeer SchneiderTom Marks, and Casey DeFreitas are talking about some truly insane Nintendo Switch sales figures. Also, we're highlighting some of the awesome games we've been playing this week. Also, also we're gonna jump in and take a look at all of the games announced, released, or talked about in what we're lovingly calling the "Nintendo In-Direct".

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

Weeeeeelcooooome to Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 440!

On this week's show, Brian AltanoPeer SchneiderZachary Ryan, and Max Scoville talk about the potential of Super Nintendo games being added to Nintendo's NES Online app as well as their overall online service charge. Long story short, an alleged data mine on Switch points to the possibilities of SNES games coming to Nintendo's wildly successful console/handheld hybrid.

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

Today on our show: Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something a little scary -- like the president of Nintendo saying Nintendo may not be a console-driven biz in the future. Also, Dragon’s Dogma is coming to Switch and Mario U is back!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

WWWWEEEEEEELLLLLLCOME! It's 2019, folks. That means a whole new year of brand new games for Nintendo Switch. We're getting back into the swing of things by running down the biggest (and hopefully best) 2019 Switch games and giving them a rating based on our excitement level. What a fun game! This week's cast: Zachary RyanPeer Schneider, and Casey DeFreitas.

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

2017 was definitely the year of the Switch, but does 2018 even hold a candle? We recap the biggest and best games and news from 2018 and grade the Switch's second year. Today's panel: Zachary Ryan, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and newcomer Alex Osborn!

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

WWWWWWWWEEEEEELLLLLLLLLCOME! We're taking a look back at The Game Awards and all the major announcements that came out of it. But let's be honest, we're mostly talking about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Now we've all gotten quite a bit of hands on time with the monster of a game, and we are LOVING it! We talk about the good, the bad (what little there is of it), and of course all those freakin' characters! This week's cast: Zachary RyanPeer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Casey DeFreitas

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

WEEEEEEELLLLLLLLCOOOOOMME! Great news everyone, IT'S TIME FOR SMASH. That's right, all of your favorites in one game, just pummeling each other. We're dedicating the back half of the show to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but up front, we'll tell you about GRIS, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom and a few others. This week's cast: Zachary RyanPeer SchneiderTom Marks, and Brian Altano.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

WWWWEEEEELLLLLCOME! This week, it's back to our regularly scheduled programming with all the Nintendo news you wanna put in your ear holes and eyes knobs. Yes, we're talking about Nintendo's big time Thanksgiving sales numbers (spoilers: they made A LOT of money). We're also debunking all those Skyward Sword rumors and rebuttals, and of course... IT'S TIME FOR POKÉMON! This week's cast: Zachary RyanPeer SchneiderMiranda Sanchez, and Casey DeFreitas.

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

Ocarina of Time turns 20 this month and remains one of the most important games ever made and in this episode of NVC, we take a look back at what and who made the game so special.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

WEEEEEELLLLCOME! What a silly episode we have for you this week as we discuss all that Yoshi's Crafted World footage from last week's direct, plus we finally get some updates about that Mario movie. But, most importantly: what's up with these Zelda rumors? We break down what the rumors might mean, and kick around some ideas for a Breath of the Wild follow up. This week's cast: Zachary RyanPeer SchneiderBrian Altano, and Tina Amini.

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

WEEEEELLLLLLLCOME! Apologies for the tardiness here gang, but whew, that one heck of a Nintendo Direct, huh? We saw a few new characters, an entirely new system with Spirits, and got a metric ton of updates for what is sure to be Nintendo's biggest game this holiday season. We're devoting a solid portion of the show to breaking down news from the Direct, but we're also talking  a bit about Diablo III, Pokemon Let's Go, and a couple of older games that are getting some Switch love this week. This week's cast: Zachary Ryan, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and the triumphant return of Casey DeFreitas!

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

Daemon Hatfield and Andrew Goldfarb joins us for your favorite pocket monster segment, Nintendo Labo in the classroom, and we get salty about our Top 25 Switch Games list. Plus, we pick apart all the Smash Bros. rumors.

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

Daemon Hatfield and Andrew Goldfarb joins us for your favorite pocket monster segment, Nintendo Labo in the classroom, and we get salty about our Top 25 Switch Games list. Plus, we pick apart all the Smash Bros. rumors.

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

Craig Harris returns to talk Starlink and the best GBA Games of all time, plus Zarvot and Save Me Mr. Tako!

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

We're (finally) talking Switch 2.0, Tricky Towers, Guacamelee, Assassin's Creed and so much more. Plus, a very important update at Peer's behest!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

Sam is back! And he's bringing us too scoops (!!) of review goodness. We'll talk about Mega Man 11, Super Mario Party and celebrate an important Pokemon milestone!

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

Can you believe it? Another episode of NVC! We've got Tom Marks giving us the low down on his switch re-review, Casey has some hot scoops, and Brian and Zach are... also in the episode! For real though, this episode is PACKED. A lot of news, some that is super important, and some that is just plain dumb. Also, Casey expounds on her love of dragons. This is our last live episode for a while, next week we'll be returning to a VOD format, thanks for hanging with us the last few months as we tested out this new format. Enjoy this week's episode!

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

Nintendo Switch Online is finally real and out there in the world, so we're giving you our first impressions. Does a small library of NES Games justify your hard earned cash? Probably not, but there's a bunch of other features that might! Plus, we'll tell all about Valkyria Chronicles 4, The Gardens Between, Surgeon Simulator, Capcom Beat Em Up, and Reigns.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

The NVC crew breaks down all the news, announcements and info from Nintendo's September 2018 Direct!

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Here's what we believe -- and hope -- Nintendo will show in their forthcoming September Direct.

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Casey, Miranda, Peer, and Brian discuss Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, the Pokemon World Championships, the latest news (including Nintendo's new mobile game, Dragalia Lost), and new games like The Messenger, Little Dragon's Cafe, and Into The Breach.

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We’re LIVE from Gamescom 2018, and we’ve played a bunch of new games on Switch. In this “very special” episode, we’ll tell you about all of em!

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This week, it's all things fire and brimstone with news about Diablo III, Doom Eternal, and Dark Souls Remastered on the Switch! Plus, we'll talk about Nintendo's amazing sales numbers and answer your questions. Jump on in! It's time for Nintendo Voice Chat!

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Zach, Brian, Casey, Brendan and Brandin talk Smash Brothers, Dead Cells, the return of the Question block and much more!

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This week, the NVC tackles the latest Switch releases, Nintendo's big NPD numbers, NES becomes the best selling console in June, a special interview the developers of Sleep Tight, and much more! 

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This week, the NVC crew discusses Nintendo's initiative to take down emulator websites, Pokemon director Junichi Masuda's controversial quote on catching Pokemon, and much more!

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This week, the NVC crew discusses Octopath Traveler's booming sales numbers, Sakurai’s Famitsu column, Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts take on a Metroid movie, Bomb Chicken, Pool Panic, and much more!

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This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Nintendo's initiative on cross-play, Warframe for Switch, a possible launch lineup for Nintendo Switch Online, Fortnite Season 5 update, Octopath Traveler, Captain Toad, and much more!

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This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Nintendo’s latest comments regarding how users will be able to access legacy content on Switch, a possible successor to the Nintendo 3DS, Gearbox Software’s new Switch game, Nintendo Labo laser tag, and much more!

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This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Sakurai's new Famitsu interview where he discusses new details about Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Capcom on bringing more cloud-based games to Switch, the Mario + Rabbids DLC, Fortnite on Switch, and more!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

This week, the NVC crew reviews Nintendo's E3 2018 Direct, talks Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Tennis Aces, Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion, and much more!

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This week, the NVC crew discusses all the big E3 leaks ahead of the big show, the recent Paladins announcement for Switch, a new game from the Director of Mother 3, the possibility of Gamecube controllers making a comeback, Mario Tennis Aces Tournament demo impressions, and much more!

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This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on the newly announced Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokemon Let's Go, Eevee!, as well as the surprise release of Pokemon Quest. Also, Nicalis CEO Tyrone Rodriguez joins the panel to show off some brand new games and bring some insight as to what the company has been working on for Switch!

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This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version for Switch, the rumored N64 Classic, Nintendo's dockless Switch bundle for Japan, Mario + Rabbids DLC, and much more!

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This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on the recent Pokémon Switch Leaks, the heavily rumored Star Fox spin-off supposedly coming from Retro Studios, Nintendo's E3 2018 presence, and much more!

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This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Nintendo Switch Online and what it could mean for the future of Virtual Console!

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Weeelcooome to episode 406 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew welcomes IGN's newest Host/Producer, Sydnee Goodman! Later, the gang shares their picks for the game they want to see announced for Switch at E3 2018, and much more!

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Weeelcooome to episode 405 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew shares their big E3 2018 predictions!

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Weeelcooome to episode 404 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew finally gets their hands on Nintendo Labo!

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This week Marty Sliva and Alanah Pearce join the panel to share his hands-on impressions with Dark Souls Remastered and Wolfenstein II, Filip lays down the latest on Bethesda’s Plans For Future Support On The Switch, Lily shares a special message for her final episode, and much more!

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This week, Filip, Peer, Brian, and Zach discuss the newly released info on Dark Souls Remastered, the alleged Pokemon for Switch Screenshot leak, the Nintendo Bezel engine, and much more!

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Hey! Listen! We’ll be live streaming NVC this Thursday exclusively on ! Join us this Thursday at 3:00 PM PT as we discuss the latest Nintendo releases & chat with the community LIVE! And don’t worry, you can still catch the full episode on Friday as usual.

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This week, Miranda Sanchez joins the panel to chat about her review for Detective Pikachu, the gang discusses the many growing concerns with using third-party Nintendo Switch docks, a possible return for Wario Land, and more!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

IGN's weekly Nintendo show tackles the latest releases, Nintendo's 2018 Spring Nindies Showcase, SteamWorld Dig 2's massive success on Switch, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker anniversary and more!

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This week, the panel gets together to discuss the latest Smash Bros rumors, Kirby Star Allies on Switch, six little things you may not know about Nintendo Labo, the possibility of Fortnite on Switch, and more!

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This week, Lily Zaldivar joins the panel to discuss Super Smash Bros. for Switch, Splatoon 2 DLC, Super Smash Bros, Dark Souls, Super Smash Bros, and all the big announcements from the latest Nintendo Direct. Oh, and Super Smash Bros!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

Weeelcooome to a very special episode of Nintendo Voice Chat! Today, we celebrate the one year anniversary of our favorite little hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch! Join Filip, Peer, Brian, and Zach as they take a look back at the very first year of Switch: The good, the bad, and everything in between! 

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This week, Jared Petty and Lily Zaldivar join the panel to discuss the new costumes discovered in Mario Odyssey's update files, Outlast's surprise releases on Switch, Mulaka, Bridge Constructor Portal, Nintendo games as a service, and more!

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This week, Lily Zaldivar and Miranda Sanches join the panel to discuss the new Super Mario Odyssey's Balloon World Update, Zelda sales in Japan, Payday 2 for Switch, and more!

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This week, Lily Zaldivar joins the panel to discuss the new Splatoon 2 amiibo and Starter Pack, as well as Miyamoto's recent comments on the upcoming Illumination Entertainment Mario movie. For the second half, Tom Marks and Sam Claiborn join the panel as the gang discusses Bayonetta 2, Fe, and the Analogue Super NT.

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This week, Filip returns from his adventures in New York City to share his hands-on impressions with Nintendo Labo! Also, Miranda Sanchez joins the panel to discuss what Nintendo and Activision need to do in order to make a good Call of Duty game for Switch. Finally, Jonathan Dornbbush joins the gang to discusses the latest Switch releases and NVC's pick of the week!

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Weeelcooome to episode 393 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. Filip's gone missing (something about playing with cardboard), but that doesn't stop Peer, Chloi, Brian, Zach, and Lily to talk about the biggest Nintendo news, including the new Mario movie and Mario Kart mobile announcements, and Nintendo's 2017 performance and sales records. In the second part of the show, Chloi joins to chat about new Switch releases, including why you shouldn't miss Night in the Woods.

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IGN's weekly Nintendo show discusses the latest Switch releases and shares their thoughts on Nintendo's latest announcement.

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This week, Filip, Peer, Brian, and Zach sit down to discuss Nintendo's latest announcement, Nintendo Labo. Also, Lily joins in for the second half of the show, as the panel shares their thoughts about Darkest Dungeon, InnerSpace, and more!

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This week Filip, Peer, Brian, and Zach sit down to discuss the Nintendo January Direct Mini. What they liked, didn't like, and what Nintendo still needs to talk about in 2018.

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This week, Max Scoville and Daemon Hatfield join the show, as the panel shares their thoughts on the heavily rumored January Nintendo Direct and what Nintendo might have up its sleeve for 2018. 

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Weeelcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Episode 388 -- our big NVC Year in Review for 2017! In this special year-end episode, we reflect back on Nintendo's year in 2017: the good, the bad, and everything in-between. Please keep in mind; this episode was recorded in advance. But don't worry, we'll be back next week with our regularly scheduled programming.

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Brian, Zach, Casey, and Peer sit down one last time this year to talk about the latest Nintendo Switch news, share impressions of newly released games like Gorogoa, Floor Kids, Enter the Gungeon, Blossom Tales, and Brawlout, and answer your most burning questions.

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Jools Watsham of Atooi joins NVC this week to discuss the release of Mutant Mudds Collection on Switch and the transition from developing on 3DS to Switch. Plus we share our impressions about Nintendo's Bayonetta Announcements, Zelda Champions DLC, and more!

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We recorded this before the Game Awards (Bayonetta 3!), but we think you'll still enjoy our discussion about the latest Switch news, including our picks (and bonus indie picks) for Nintendo Switch Game of the Year. 

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