Nintendo Voice Chat

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. 

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Shoveling_Through_NX_Rumors.mp3
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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

  • Hardware Spec: _________________________

  • Controller: _________________________

  • Unique Feature #1: _________________________

  • Unique Feature #2:_________________________

  • Unique Feature #3:_________________________

 

Using the Wii U as an example:

 

 

  • Hardware Spec: Around 360/PS3 level of power

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

  • Unique Feature #1: Dual screen experiences

  • Unique Feature #2: Miiverse

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

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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. 

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

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

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

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

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:33am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:42am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:45am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:21am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

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.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__E3_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:54am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:48pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

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.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Wii_U_Woes_Pokemon_Remakes_and_Mario_Kart_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:55am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm EST

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.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat_Live__NVStreetPass.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

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.

Direct download: Nintendo_Voice_Chat__Our_2014_Predictions_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm EST