Nintendo Voice Chat

IGN's Nintendo show has a brand new set in 2017! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Brian Altano for a review discussion of Nintendo in 2016. Then, stick around for our final Switch predictions game!


Welcome to the last Nintendo Voice Chat episode of 2016! Join host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider as they discuss IGN's Super Mario Run review, the announcement of Super Nintendo World, and how the Nintendo's Switch patents shed a little more light on the device.

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Nintendo gave the first public demo of the Switch on The Tonight Show!?! This week the crew of NVC have a lot to talk about. Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Jonathon Dornbush gather to share their thoughts on the device. We also talk about Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the Game Awards, Pokemon Go's update, and more.

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IGN's Nintendo show leads off with a pair of reviews for Pokemon Sun/Moon and Super Mario Maker 3DS. After the break, we dive into a mega-sized Question Block with queries from our community.


Wired's Chris Kohler joins host Jose Otero and Jared Petty this week. Kohler's book Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life is back in print! We spend some time discussing the book and Chris's new chapter.

We also discuss:

  • Super Mario Run's release date and price
  • Scrap Zelda Room Escape
  • NES Classic Edition scarcity at retail
  • Chris's contribution to the IGN's SNES Classic listing
  • What does the NES Classic Edition mean for Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch and the future?

IGN's Nintendo show is here. Join host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider, as they share their take on why Nintendo didn't talk about the rumored Switch touchscreen, and their top five favorite games on Nintendo handhelds.


IGN's Nintendo show returns with a slightly unorganized episode this week. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Kallie Plagge, and Brian Altano for a discussion about Animal Crossing's Welcome amiibo update. Also, stick around for review impressions of the NES Classic Edition.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm EST

John Davison from Glixel, a new site focused on game culture from Rolling Stone, joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano to talk about the Nintendo Switch. Tune in, and listen as the crew shares their thoughts about the few things we've learned since Nintendo lifted the covers off its new gaming hardware.

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The Nintendo Switch has been announced. Here's our reactions -- and predictions.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

IGN's Nintendo Show is late this week, but it's still full of great conversations. Join us this week as we look back at Nintendo's actions in the Wii U era and we resurrect the SNES Classic list and give it an update. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for another fun-filled episode.


IGN's Nintendo show is back! This week host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider talk about the news before sharing their thoughts on Paper Mario Color Splash.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

IGN's Nintendo Show is back! Host Jose Otero returns from vacation, and he's joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Jared Petty to talk about Dragon Quest VII (finally!) River City Tokyo Rumble, Pokemon GO Plus, Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, and hands on with the adorable NES Classic Edition. 

After the break, Jose, Brian, and Peer talk speculate on when and how Nintendo will reveal NX. It's the end of September, and Nintendo still hasn't shown it brand new hardware concept to the world. Join us as the core NVC crew makes its best guess on the pending announcement, assuming the release month of March 2017 does not slip.

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The Nintendo NX is a codename, so what will be its final name? We share our best guesses! Also: When other companies try to do Metroid, Mario, and Zelda, it can be pretty cool. Or a total mess! We discuss.

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This week Sam and Peer are joined by Jared Petty and Daemon Hatfield for a discussion of future hardware, past games, and a round of the very awesome 20 Questions game, hosted by Daemon. Play along!

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IGN's weekly Nintendo discussion show tackles the surprise news of the week: Super Mario Run is coming to iOS this Holiday. And we played it. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as they share their reactions to Nintendo & Apple's big announcement, the revised Nintendo mobile plan, and more.

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After a brief hiatus IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Jonathon Dornbush, as they catch up on two weeks of Nintendo news before jumping head first into everything that happened in this month's Nintendo Direct. Read IGN's wrap up of the festivities if you missed the video presentation.

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GameXplain's Andre Segers joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano to talk about our favorite Metroid memories, as the crew humbly celebrates the series' 30th anniversary. Then, the crew discusses the Metroid 2 fan remake that Nintendo shut down, and ANOTHER NX rumor involving a new patent. Finally, Andre submits his five game choices for a SNES Classic Edition.


IGN's Nintendo show is back with a new episode! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Jared Petty, as the crew discusses MCV's NX rumor. Then, the show switches over to the crew of IGN's Pokemon Secret Base, as Kallie Plagge, Miranda Sanchez, and Andrew Goldfarb discuss some big changes coming to the next generation of Pokemon. Finally, Jose, Peer, and Jared close out the show with the first in a series of discussions about the lineup of games for a potential SNES Classic Edition.


The world turned upside down this week on Nintendo Voice Chat. Host Jose Otero is joined by Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and (subbing in for Peer Schneider) special guest Jeff Gerstmann to talk about Nintendo's rough Q1 loss, the delay of the Pokemon GO Plus, and some fresh NX DAS HYPE courtesy of Eurogamer's NX rumor story.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm EST

Join IGN's Nintendo show for another fun-filled episode. This week, host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider and Brendan Graeber to talk about Nintendo's recent stock price spike, Animal Crossing New Leaf's surprise amiibo update, the final Splatoon Splatfest, 5 Pokemon GO tips, Metroid Prime Federation Force's 3DS eShop demo, and The Question Block.


IGN's Nintendo show has quite a lineup for you today! Video game collector and historian Steven Lin joins the cast of NVC this week to talk about the unprecedented success of Pokemon GO. Later, Armando Torres and Mike Mamon (from IGN Syndication's Voltron) join the show to talk about Monster Hunter Generations. Finally, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano close out the show discussing the NES Classic. 

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IGN's Nintendo crew hosted a special live recording of NVC on July 7, 2016. Listen in as  host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, Sam Claiborn and guests talk about hype and the reality surrounding Nintendo's third home console.

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IGN's Nintendo show returns and host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider just can't stop thinking about Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But we have a much better show in mind for you. First, the crew discusses some recent releases (Rhythm Heaven Megamix, Mighty No. 9, LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens) before they dive back into more Zelda talk. After the break, Andrew Goldfarb, Kallie Plagge, and Miranda Sanchez join the show to share their experiences from the Pokemon Go Field Test that ended this week.


In this special episode of Hyrule Times Vol. 2 from E3 2016, Nintendo's Bill Trinen joins host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider to talk about their adventures in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Trinen also shares his fond memories for Zelda: Majora's Mask, Link's Awakening, and more.


IGN's Nintendo show has a surprise episode for you! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for a fun-filled episode of E3 predictions.

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This week's Nintendo Voice Chat is jam packed with a great lineup of contributors. Tune into the first half of our show, where host Jose Otero is joined by an elite Pokemon panel of Miranda Sanchez, Armando Torres, and Kallie Plagge, as the crew reacts to the latest Pokemon info. Then, after the break, Otero is joined by Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, and special guest David "GrandPOOBear" Hunt to talk about speedrunning, the eternal struggle between Nintendo and the Super Mario Maker community, and the rest of Nintendo's E3 2016 schedule.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

IGN's Nintendo show returns. This week host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and Alanah Pearce discuss the manic fun of Kirby Planet Robobot, Morgan Stanley's mysterious NH (and how it's just speculation), Minecraft's new battle mode, Monster Hunter Story's amiibo in Japan and more. 


Nintendo CEO and President Tatsumi Kimishima spoke about the company's interest in making feature films using its beloved characters. But Kimishimmy-y'all-shimmy-ye-shimmy-yeh didn't stop there: He also briefly talked about how NX will focus on a new way to play. Join host Jose OteroBrian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as the trio tries to make sense of these recent statements.

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Samuel is joined by Kallie, Alanah, and Peer to discuss the huge Sun and Moon reveals this week, Mario in Minecraft, and Nintendo's new slogan (and why it might contain hints about the NX). Conspiracy!

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IGN Persona super fan Andrew Goldfarb joins the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat this week to talk about Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and why it might be the perfect game to keep you busy until Persona 5 comes out on PS4 later this year. Mr. Goldfarb also weighs in with host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider on the recent news that Nintendo will kick off E3 2016 with a Treehouse Live stream of the next Legend of Zelda. After the break, Jose and Peer go gaga for Pocket card Jokey and answer your questions on the Question Block.

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IGN's Nintendo show has a slightly sour episode for you today all about Nintendo's E3 plans (so far). First, NX is coming in March 2017 but it won't be at the show. The next Legend of Zelda is delayed until 2017 as well, but its also coming to NX. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano for a real rollercoaster of an episode.

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IGN's Nintendo show takes a deep barrel roll into Star Fox Zero (and IGN's review) before circling back to discuss YOUR Questions on the Question Block. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for another fun-filled episode.

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IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as the crew celebrates Animal Crossing's 15 year anniversary, the trials and tribulations of guard duty in Star Fox Guard, and some awesome community questions in another exciting edition of The Question Block.


IGN's Nintendo show returns, but we have a short episode for your this week. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as the crew talks about their week with Star Fox Zero for Wii U.

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IGN's Nintendo show kicks things off with a discussion about the worldwide launch of Miitomo, Nintendo's first app for smartphones. Join Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as the crew discusses the positives and negatives of the app, the controversy that led to the firing of a Nintendo employee, and, after the break, Renegade Kidd co-founder Jools Watsham joins the program to talk about Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and the history of his studio.

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IGN's Nintendo show has a special episode for you! Special guests Reid Young and John Kay of Fangamer and Starment.net join host Jose Otero and Andrew Goldfarb to talk about Earthbound. Learn everything you wanted to know about this special Super Nintendo release, the passionate community it spawned, and how fans are trying to keep the series alive.

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IGN's Nintendo show returns with a pair of special guests. Host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider are joined by John Ricciardi and Mark MacDonald -- Both are former members of the press who work at a video game localization company in Japan called 8-4 LTD. The crew kicks off the show with a discussion about Nintendo's hip social app, called Miitomo, and Pokemon's recent sales milestone.

After the break, the crew takes a deep dive into history and resurrects an old IGN column called Hyrule Times as a special segment for NVC. Join Jose, Peer, Mark and John as they recall video games in the late '90s and the road to Nintendo's epic N64 masterpiece, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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Nintendo Voice Chat: Tales from the Nintendo Treehouse

This week comedian and writer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Mike Drucker, joins the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat! Drucker used to work for Nintendo Treehouse as a localization writer (and he joined IGN afterward as a writer on Up at Noon).

Listen in, as Drucker tells host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano stories about his work on Super Mario All-Stars, Kid Icarus Uprising, Mario Party 9, and his surprise contribution to the Legend of Zelda series. After the break, the crew talks about negative feedback surrounding Paper Mario Color Splash, as the crew looks back on the success and failures of the series.

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Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as the core NVC crew shares their reactions to the recent news and announcements delivered via this week's Nintendo Direct.

  • Our overall thoughts
  • Star Fox Zero
  • SNES on New Nintendo 3DS
  • Splatoon and Super Mario Maker updates
  • 7 Wii U, 3DS Games Lighting Round
  • Kirby & Paper Mario Wii U
  • Metroid Prime Federation Force
  • Star Fox Guard & Grippy's epic name
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This week, IGN's Nintendo show has a special double feature for you! First, host Jose Otero. Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan go in depth on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and the upcoming IGN review. Then, after the break Jose is joined by a panel of Pokemon experts: Armando Torres, Miranda Sanchez, and Kallie Plagge join the show to talk about why the series has endured 20 years and the announcement of Pokemon Sun and Moon.

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Fire Emblem spent more than a decade as a Japan-only series. The first game never came to the US, at all.

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IGN's Nintendo show has a special episode for you! First we discuss your feedback to last week's question regarding Nintendo, NX, and E3 2016. Then, we bring you a spoiler-free segment all about Fire Emblem Fates Birthright & Conquest. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brendan Graeber for another fun filled show.

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IGN's Nintendo show returns with host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider. This week the regular crew talks about the final DLC drop for Smash Wii U/3DS. Peer tells us how nice it is to have Pikachu by your side in Detective Pikachu. Jose shares his hands-on impressions of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Then, after the break, teh crew tackles a big topic: EA has announced it's moving its press conference out of E3 2016 regular rotation. Will Nintendo step up and unveil NX on stage at E3? We take a hard look at last year's digital event and come up with our best guesses. Finally, the crew tackles a discussion about Nintendo's next smartphone game after Miitomo.

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IGN's Nintendo show is back with another episode! This week, Meghan Sullivan joins host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider to talk about Final Fantasy Explorers and Linkle in Hyrule Warriors. Then, after the break, the core trio tackles the rumor of a Smash NX launch title (made by Namco) and the news that some changes will be coming to Fire Emblem Fates in the West.

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IGN's Nintendo Show returns with a two-hour special episode. In the first half, host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider and Jared Petty to talk about Minecraft Stories, Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam, Hyrule Warriors Legends, and a bunch of NX rumors. Then, after the break, special guest Sean Velasco joins Jose and Brian Altano to talk about Shovel Knight's amiibo and more. 

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IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schnieder, and Brian Altano for a fun episode, as the crew discusses:

IGN’s Best of 2015 Awards
Splatoon won best shooter and best competitive multiplayer
Super Mario Maker won Best Wii U game
Zelda: Tri Force Heroes won Best 3DS game
 
Why Splatoon Should’ve Been IGN’s Wii U Game of the Year
 
If NX is a 2016 Product, Nintendo Needs to Start Talking About It Now
 
2016 could be a big year for...
  • Zelda (30th Anniversary)
    • Nintendo has three Zelda-related projects on the books. Hyrule Warriors Legends, Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Zelda Wii U
    • First two new details dropped yesterday (max rupees count is higher and less tears to collect) based on Famitsu’s four pages of coverage. 
    • Amazon France claims Zelda; Twilight Princess HD will have the following features:
      • Hero Mode (duh)
      • Wii U GamePad will be used to manage the player’s inventory in real-time
      • Link, Toon Link, Zelda, and Sheik amiibo, when activated, replenish hearts or arrows
      • Wolf Link amiibo is set to unlock a new dungeon, which loosely translates as “The Cave of Twilight.” **This could be big** Reminder: This amiibo is tied to new Zelda. 
  • Metroid (30th Anniversary)
    • This week, Metroid Zero Mission is finally released on VC.
    • Question from Erik Osborne: "Even though I’ve been a big Nintendo fan for a long time, I've oddly never played a Metroid game outside of a few minutes here and there. I've been thinking of playing through the series due to there not being a lot of games. Would you recommend playing it in order of release, or chronological order story-wise? Thanks, love the podcast."
    • Will Metroid Prime: Federation Force return?
    • Will Samus return in 2016?
  • Pokemon (20th Anniversary)
    • Japan is getting Four Poke-themed 2DS bundles
    • US and EUR are getting special New 3DS and 2DS bundles respectively
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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:03pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm EST

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
Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Wrapping_Up_Nintendos_April_Direct.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm EST

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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.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Analyzing_Zelda_Wii_Us_TGA_Debut.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Simply_Smashing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EST