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Minecraft Steve Breaks Into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - NVC 528
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo made a huge splash this week, announcing Steve from Minecraft as the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Join Casey DeFreitas, Brendan Graeber, Janet Garcia, and Colin Stevens as they react to the news. Plus, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Monster Hunter Rise each got hefty gameplay showcases at TGS last weekend, and the panel breaks down all the new details. Stick around for more news on the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, first impressions of Ma...

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Monster Hunter Rise, the Nintendo Direct Mini, and Remembering the 3DS - NVC 527
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Just hours after last week's episode was recorded, Nintendo dropped a ton of news in the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. Hear Casey's reactions to Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2, plus discussion on all the other big announcements from the Direct, including why we're loving Hades on Switch. Then, Nintendo ended production on the 3DS, so to honor the end of Nintendo's beloved handheld, the panel picks their top three 3DS games. This episode was ...

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars Discussion and Our Favorite Mario Games - NVC 526
Welcome to a Mario-filled episode of Nintendo Voice Chat! Super Mario 3D All-Stars releases this week, and Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Ryan McCaffrey to discuss the new collection on Switch. Plus, Super Mario's official 35th anniversary happened over the weekend, and to celebrate, the panel shares their picks for the best Super Mario game of all time. Plus, hear about the new Nintendo Switch Online games, and more. Note: This episode was recorded before the Nintendo Direct Mi...

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Age of Calamity Is a Hyrule Warriors Sequel and a Breath of the Wild Prequel - NVC 525
Nintendo did it again, dropping another huge surprise announcement on us this week! Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a new Warriors game that takes place 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild, and the NVC crew is here to share their reactions to this reveal. Plus, hear what Eiji Aonuma had to say about Breath of the Wild 2's development. Then, the panel discusses the limited availability of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a Nintendo patent that hints at a new Joy-Con, and much more. Timecodes: 00:...

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How the Rumored New Nintendo Switch Should Be Different - NVC 524
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This episode was recorded before the huge Mario news dropped -- for more on Nintendo's 35th anniversary plans for Super Mario, check out episode 524.5 of Nintendo Voice Chat!  On this episode of NVC, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider and Zach Ryan to talk about all of the Switch announcements from Gamescom 2020. Plus, the panel each picks something they want to change about the Switch, and they take a listen to your submissions about what you want to see Nintendo ch...

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Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct Reactions - NVC 524.5
It has finally happened! Nintendo revealed the long-rumored Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection for Nintendo Switch. Join Zach Ryan, Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for some in-depth reactions to the surprise Mario Nintendo Direct. Hear about Super Mario 3D World coming to Switch, the new AR Mario Kart game, the Super Mario Bros. Battle Royale, and much more! For even more Nintendo Voice Chat, check out this week's episode we recorded before the huge Mario news, NVC 524. That episode drops...

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Nintendo's Second Partner Showcase and Crystal Chronicles Disappointments - NVC 523
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! In this week's audio-only episode, Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, and Seth Macy dive into Nintendo's Mini Direct from this week. Then, the panel discusses yet another new Switch rumor that recently surfaced. Plus, hear about why Seth was disappointed with Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered. We're audio-only due to Gamescom, but we'll be back to video soon! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase discussion 00:09:40 A New Switch rumor! 00:21:45 Games ...

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The Indie World Presentation and Our Favorite Switch Sleeper Hits - NVC 522
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Janet Garcia to discuss the last week of Nintendo news. First, hear the panel's reaction to all the announcements made in the Indie World presentation this week. Then, the panel dives into a discussion about the best sleeper hits on the Nintendo Switch. Plus, hear about the Sports Story delay, more Metroid Prime 4 job openings, and more. Note: This week's episode is audio only, but we will be back to our n...

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Animal Crossing Sales and the Best Paper Mario Game - NVC 521
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brendan Graeber, and Terri Schwartz to discuss the last week of Nintendo news. First, the panel discusses the insane Animal Crossing sales numbers, as well as the overall profits for Nintendo so far in 2020. Then, as the Paper Mario series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the crew shares their picks for the best Paper Mario game, and listens to some of your picks for the best game in the franchise. Plus, hear about Crash...

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Our Nintendo Backlogs - NVC 520
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Logan Plant to talk about Nintendo's announcement of Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Switch. The panel discusses the port's features, how the original Pikmin 3 was pulled from the Wii U eShop, and more. Then, the crew shares their Nintendo backlogs they want to get through over the next few months, and listens to some Yap responses about your own Nintendo backlogs. Plus, hear about Brian's experience building the Lego N...

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Nintendo Release Gaps and the Nintendo Gigaleak - NVC 519
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brain Altano, and Zach Ryan to talk about the last week of Nintendo. First up, the crew talks about Nintendo franchises we haven't seen in a while. Did you know it's been 16 years since the last F-Zero game? Then, the panel discusses the huge Nintendo Gigaleak that has revealed a ton of new information about old Nintendo games. Plus, hear about Persona 5 Scramble finally getting confirmed for the west and Animal Crossing...

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Nintendo Release Gaps and the Nintendo Gigaleak - NVC 519
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brain Altano, and Zach Ryan to talk about the last week of Nintendo. First up, the crew talks about Nintendo franchises we haven't seen in a while. Did you know it's been 16 years since the last F-Zero game? Then, the panel discusses the huge Nintendo Gigaleak that has revealed a ton of new information about old Nintendo games. Plus, hear about Persona 5 Scramble finally getting confirmed for the west and Animal Crossing...

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Our Reactions to the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase - NVC 518
Welcome to a surprise episode of Nintendo Voice Chat! We thought we were taking this week off-- but apparently Nintendo had other plans. Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and Janet Garcia to react to the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase from earlier this week. Plus, hear about the best-selling games of the year so far, another Splatfest announcement, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on the Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:03:30 Mini Nintend...

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The Most Disappointing Nintendo Announcements - NVC 517
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Sam Claiborn, and Seth Macy to discuss their picks for the most disappointing Nintendo announcement. Then, the crew listens and reacts to some of your most disappointing moments that you submitted to the show! Plus, hear discussions on WayForward’s Switch announcement, the Lego NES set, and more. Finally, it’s your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block.  Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:00:40 Way...

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The Best Summer Nintendo Games and Paper Mario Impressions - NVC 516
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! On this episode, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Zach Ryan, Tom Marks, and Seth Macy to talk about the last week of Nintendo. First up, the panel discusses their favorite Nintendo games that remind them of summer. Then, it's a deep-dive into Zach's impressions of Paper Mario: The Origami King. Stick around to hear about The World Ends with You anime, Breath of the Wild 2, and the new Switch Online games for July. Finally, the panel tackles your listener questions on Question Blo...

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Min Min Impressions and Ranking the Smash DLC Characters - NVC 515
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and special guest PlayerEssence to talk about a ton of Smash! The crew kicks off with their impressions of Min Min, the latest character to join the fight, and then the panel ranks all of the DLC characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Then, stick around to hear discussions on Nintendo's formal apology regarding Joy-Con drift, the delayed opening of Super Nintendo World in Japan, and more. Finally, hear your l...

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Min Min Joins Smash, and Nintendo Reportedly Steps Away From Mobile - NVC 514
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brain Altano, and Tom Marks to talk about all of the Nintendo news from the last week. First, the crew shares their thoughts on Min Min from Arms joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Then, hear discussions about Nintendo stepping away from mobile games, the surprising announcement of Pokemon Unite, Apex Legends coming to Switch, and more. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block. T...

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New Pokemon Snap Reactions and More Paper Mario Details - NVC 513
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey and the rest of the panel have a ton of Pokemon news to break down, including the reveal of New Pokemon Snap, a new mobile game about brushing your teeth, and more. Plus, Nintendo dropped an info-packed trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King, and the NVC crew has some thoughts about all of the new details. Then, stick around to hear about Nintendo's new jump rope game, the Kingdom Hearts rhythm game, and more. Finally, hear your questions answered on anoth...

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Our Favorite Nintendo E3 Booths, and the Best Deals on the eShop - NVC 512
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Since there's no E3 happening this year, the NVC crew is here to take a trip down memory lane to discuss Nintendo's E3 booths from the last decade. Then, hear the best picks from the huge Switch eShop sale that's happening now. Plus, stick around to hear about more Nintendo accounts getting hacked, Zach's updated thoughts on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and more. Finally, it's your questions answered on another round of Question Block. Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcom...

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Pokemon DLC News and Xenoblade Chronicles Impressions - NVC 511
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew is joined by O'Dell Harmon Jr. to discuss the last week of Nintendo news. First, the panel reads Nintendo's response to recent events in the United States, and shares a few words of their own.  Then, the panel dives into everything shown in the recent Pokemon expansion pass trailer, including the newly-revealed Galarian Slowbro. Plus, hear about the new release date for the Crystal Chronicles remake, Animal Crossing's wedding season, what the panel thi...

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Looking Back on Five Years of Splatoon - NVC 510
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Brendan Graeber to talk about the fifth anniversary of the Splatoon franchise. The crew shares their favorite parts about Nintendo's ink-splattering franchise, and looks ahead to what the series could do next. Then, stick around for conversations about Minecraft Dungeons and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Plus, hear about all of the 2K games launching on Switch this week, and more. Finally, we'll ...

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New Xenoblade Chronicles and Clubhouse Games Info - NVC 509
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew is here to discuss new information for two upcoming Switch games. Hear new details about Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and the panel's thoughts on the latest trailer for Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. Before all of that, hear a discussion about if limited time events in games are fun or stressful. Finally, hear another round of your listener questions on Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:00 Are limited time events...

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Joy-Con Drift Is Still a Huge Issue - NVC 508
Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Tom Marks, Seth Macy, and Janet Garcia to discuss the last week of Nintendo news. First, the crew discusses Joy-Con drift, and why it's still a huge problem three years after the Switch's launch. Then, hear the panel's thoughts on Retro's cancelled Mario and Zelda spinoffs, the new Harvest Moon game recently announced for Switch, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on another installment of Question Block. Timecod...

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EA Plans to Bring More Games to Switch - NVC 507
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew discusses EA's plan to release more games on the Nintendo Switch. Plus, hear about a recent fan-made Animal Crossing Direct, Nintendo reportedly postponing its June Direct, EVO's cancellation, and more. Then, after hearing what the panel has been playing this week, stick around to hear your questions answered on another installment of Question Block. Timecodes:  00:00:00 Welcome! 00:00:40 More EA games coming to Switch 00:14:04 The fan-made Animal Cro...

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Time Crimes: Nintendo Is Cracking Down on Animal Crossing Exploits - NVC 506
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First up this week, around 160,000 Nintendo Network IDs have been hacked, and Nintendo is asking users to update their passwords and enable two-step authentication on their accounts. Hear this week's panel react to that, as well as the possibility of a dual screen Nintendo Switch. Plus, Nintendo has slashed the Animal Crossing bank's interest rate, and the NVC panel is here to discuss how Nintendo is dealing with potential New Horizons exploits. Finally, we'll wrap up with...

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The Best JRPGs on Nintendo Switch - NVC 505
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, our friend Stealth (@Stealth40k on Twitter) joins the NVC crew to discuss the best JRPGs on the Nintendo Switch. Before that discussion, hear about new updates for two of Nintendo's biggest Switch titles. Super Mario Maker 2 just got its final major content update, which includes a World Map mode, new items, enemies, and more. Plus, hear about the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons update, which adds Nature Day, new merchants, and a new wing in the museum. Finall...

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The New Nintendo Switch Update Is Great for Accessibility - NVC 504
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Casey DeFreitas is back, and she's joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Seth Macy to talk about how the latest Nintendo Switch update adds some great accessibility features. Then, in the news, hear about IGN's review of Cooking Mama: Cookstar, which Nintendo character won IGN's face-off to determine the best video game character of all time, and more. Plus, another round of show and tell, what we've been playing, and another round of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:0...

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What the Heck Is Going on With Cooking Mama? - NVC 503
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This time, Tom Marks is joined by Zach Ryan, Brian Altano, and Seth Macy to talk about the Nintendo news of the week. First up, the panel discusses the crazy news cycle surrounding Cooking Mama: Cookstar, including its appearance and disappearance from the Nintendo Switch eShop, early reports of bitcoin mining within the game, and a whole lot more. Then, they move on to talk about Nintendo reducing the number of eggs you'll find in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and news about...

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Mega Mario News, Even More Animal Crossing, and Dogs! - NVC 502
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Some huge Mario rumors came out this week, with multiple reports that Nintendo is planning to release most of Mario's 3D catalog, as well as a new Paper Mario game. Tune in to hear the NVC crew's thoughts on Nintendo's potential 2020 news. Then, The Outer Worlds and Minecraft Dungeons both got release dates on Switch, and the panel has some thoughts on what might happen with upcoming game releases during the COVID-19 outbreak.  After a round of at-home show-and-tell, the pane...

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Reacting to the Nintendo Direct Mini, and Talking Animal Crossing With Bill Trinen - NVC 501
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo dropped a Mini Direct this week, and Tom Marks, Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Seth Macy are here to talk about all of the announcements. Hear about the latest Smash Bros. DLC tease, new footage of Bravely Default II, and much more. Then, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen to talk about their early experiences with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. All this, and more, on the latest episode of NVC. Timecodes: 00:00:...

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Reacting to the Nintendo Direct Mini, and Talking Animal Crossing With Bill Trinen - NVC 501
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo dropped a Mini Direct this week, and Tom Marks, Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Seth Macy are here to talk about all of the announcements. Hear about the latest Smash Bros. DLC tease, new footage of Bravely Default II, and much more. Then, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen to talk about their early experiences with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. All this, and more, on the latest episode of NVC. Timecodes: 00:00:...

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Nintendo Voice Chat Special Episode - Mega Question Block! Feat. Bill Trinen
Casey, Zach, Brian, Peer and Tom are here to answer YOUR questions in this special edition of NVC! Tune in to see Nintendo’s Bill Trinen answer audience submitted questions, hear who won two copies of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and have a fun afternoon chatting about Nintendo with us....

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Baldo Looks Like Zelda Meets Ghibli, and We're Here For It - NVC 499
This week, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Peer Schneider to share some important updates and discuss their favorite indie games shown during Nintendo's Indie World Showcase (a pseudo-Nintendo Direct!) - including Baldo, The Last Campfire, Moving Out, and more. Then, they move on to discuss some changes in GameStop, Pokemon Go, and physical game orders due to recent events, a big Square Enix sale, a wholesome Animal Crossing: New Horizons story. Finally, they chat about games ...

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What E3's Cancellation Means for Nintendo - NVC 498
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano and Zach Ryan to discuss what E3's cancellation means for Nintendo's 2020 plans. Then, the crew celebrates MAR10 day by discussing the new Mario Levi collection and the Lego Super Mario collaboration. Plus, hear about Reggie joining GameStop's board of directors, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on another edition of Question Block.   Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:06:26 What does E3's canc...

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What E3's Cancellation Means for Nintendo - NVC 498
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano and Zach Ryan to discuss what E3's cancellation means for Nintendo's 2020 plans. Then, the crew celebrates MAR10 day by discussing the new Mario Levi collection and the Lego Super Mario collaboration. Plus, hear about Reggie joining GameStop's board of directors, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on another edition of Question Block.   Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:06:26 What does E3's canc...

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Trying to Rank Every Nintendo Console and... Failing? - NVC 497
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Episode 500 is nearly upon us, so it's time to put in some prep work! To get ready for the big show, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan to pick the top five Nintendo systems of all time. Then, stick around for a conversation about IGN's update to the Top 25 Nintendo Switch Games list.  In the news, hear about multiplayer finally coming to Mario Kart Tour, an update on Bloodstained's promised roguelike mode, and more. Finally, it's time...

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The Nintendo Switch Is (Almost) Three Years Old - NVC 496
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks to talk about all things Nintendo. First up, the Nintendo Switch is almost three years old, and the panel reflects on the system's launch, some of Nintendo's wacky experiments on Switch, and their biggest surprises and disappointments so far. Then, in the news, hear about Platinum's recently announced project, a new Samurai Jack game headed to Switch, details from the Yacht Club Games lives...

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Our Hype and Fears for Animal Crossing: New Horizons - NVC 495
Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo finally delivered a ton of Animal Crossing details with this week's New Horizons Direct, and the NVC crew is here to talk about everything we learned during the presentation. Plus, hear about Untitled Goose Game's recent honors at the D.I.C.E. Awards, why fans shouldn't give up hope on Persona 5 coming to Switch, and much more. Then, the panel tackles another round of questions on Question Block. We're celebrating NVC's 500th episode with a live show in San Francis...

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Debunking Nintendo Direct and E3 Rumors - NVC 494
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First up this week, the Nintendo UK eShop had an update on the save transfer situation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and the NVC crew is here to give their thoughts on the matter. Then, after Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said next-gen won't have a significant impact on Nintendo's business, the panel discusses how Nintendo will fit in as new consoles come out later this year. Plus, hear about the Nintendo Direct drought, rumors about Nintendo's presence at E3, the ...

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The Nintendo Switch has Outsold the Xbox One and More ‘Wonderful’ News - NVC 493
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan to talk about the Nintendo Switch's new sales milestone. Then, the NVC crew discusses Shigeru Miyamoto's hopes for more Nintendo movies and Platinum's Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101 remaster. Plus, hear reactions to the new Animal Crossing Switch, and more! Finally, it's time for your listener queries on Question Block.  Timecodes! 00:00:05 Welcome! 00:13:27 Miyamoto wants more Nintendo ...

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Is Pokemon Home Premium Worth it? - NVC 492
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Pricing details for Pokemon Home have finally been revealed, and the NVC crew is here to discuss if the service is worth the cost. Plus, hear about Byleth officially joining the fray in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest on Nintendo's mobile revenue, and more. Lastly, it's time to tackle your questions on another installment of Question Block. Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:00:39 Quick news time! 00:10:27 Is Pokemon Home worth it? 00:22:55 Byleth joins Smash! 00:31:30 Ga...

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Revisiting Smash Bros. and Tokyo Mirage Sessions - NVC 491
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First up, learn about Nintendo's new patent for a Joy-Con stylus attachment for Nintendo Switch. Then, the NVC crew is playing lots of Tokyo Mirage Sessions on Switch, and some of the panel has fallen back in love with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Finally, the panel tackles your listener questions on a supersized edition of Question Block.    Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Quick news time 00:09:55 Games out this week 00:20:51 We're playing Tokyo Mirage Sessions and Smash! 00:41:...

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Even MORE Fire Emblem in Smash? - NVC 490
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! New DLC for a handful of first-party Switch titles is on the way, and the NVC crew is here to break it all down. First, in the news, the fourth wave of Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC is coming next month, and it adds a secret fourth house into the mix. Then, the panel discusses Byleth joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well as the announcement of Fighters Pass Volume 2.  Then, instead of a new retail version, Pokemon Sword and Shield is receiving DLC, as two major content ...

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The Big Nintendo 2020 Preview - NVC 489
Welcome to a new year of Nintendo Voice Chat! To kick the year off right, the NVC crew is here to preview what Nintendo games we can expect to come out in 2020, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the updated version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and more. Plus, there's another Switch Pro rumor floating around… is this the year Nintendo releases a significant Switch upgrade? Finally, the crew discusses Starlink's insane holiday sale price on Question Block. Timecodes! 00:00:05 Welcome to 2020! 00:01:09 Qui...

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Nintendo 2019 Year in Review - NVC 488
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First, in the news, the panel talks about Nintendo's announcements at The Game Awards, including Bravely Default 2, more Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC details, and a new trailer for No More Heroes 3. Then, as 2019 comes to a close, the NVC crew is here to recap the year. Join them as they discuss the biggest releases, announcements, delays, and surprises from Nintendo's last twelve months. Finally, they answer your 2019-related listener questions on Question Block. Timestamp...

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The Highlights from Nintendo's Latest Indie Presentation - NVC 487
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! The show kicks off this week with a discussion about IGN's Game of the Year awards, including the winner for best Switch game. Then, hear the crew's thoughts on the latest Indie World showcase from Nintendo, which gave us a look at a bunch of upcoming Switch games, including Sports Story, Axiom Verge 2, Streets of Rage 4, and much more. In the news, the panel discusses Shovel Knight's final expansion, the recent talk about MLB The Show, and more. Then, on Question Block, the ...

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The Best Switch Games You May Have Missed - NVC 486
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! It's December, and this year's release schedule is starting to calm down. So, the NVC crew is here to add even more games to your backlog with their discussion on the best hidden gems on Switch that you shouldn't miss. After that, the panel talks about Link joining Super Mario Maker 2 and the one year anniversary of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Finally, your listener questions are answered yet again on Question Block.   Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:40 The best Switch gam...


The Best Black Friday Deals and Our Favorite 2019 Games - NVC 485
Nintendo Voice Chat comes to you a day early this week, as the NVC crew is preparing for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Speaking of Black Friday, the panel is here to give you a rundown of the best Nintendo console, controller, and game deals of the holiday season. Then, stick around for a discussion of the best Nintendo games of 2019. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:03:47 Nintendo Black Friday deals 00:17:45 Our favorite 201...

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Looking Back on the amiibo Craze - NVC 484
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew looks back on five years of amiibo, from the days when they were nearly impossible to find, all the way up to now. Watch as Brian relives some of the moments from old episodes of Nintendo Voice Chat when amiibo frenzy was at its peak. Then in the news, learn about early Pokemon sales data, Pocket Camp's new subscription service, and more. Finally, the panel takes your listener queries on Question Block.   Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Looking back on fi...

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Review Discussion - NVC 483
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Pokemon Sword and Shield launch this week, and the NVC crew is here to discuss the good and bad of the next generation of Pokemon. The panel talks about the Wild Area, new Pokemon, Max Raid Battles, some of the controversy surrounding the titles, and more. Then, they tackle your burning questions about Sword and Shield. In the news, learn about the Nintendo Switch not getting a price cut anytime soon, petting the dog in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Shovel Knight's final con...

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It’s Time for a Super Mega Question Block - NVC 482
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC panel is answering all of your burning Nintendo questions. Join Zach Ryan, Brian Altano, Sam Claiborn, and Jonathon Dornbush for a super-sized edition of Question Block! Before that, the crew dives into the news of the week, including Terry Bogard’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appearance, the huge Pokemon Sword and Shield leak, Bloodstain’s update on Switch, and more.    Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:18 Some apologies... 00:04:25 News! Terry in Smash, a...

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 Spooktacular - NVC 481
Welcome to a spooky edition of NVC, IGN’s weekly Nintendo show! This time, join the crew for an in-depth discussion of Luigi’s Mansion 3, including all of the Gooigi goodness you could ever ask for. Then in the news, hear about the PlayStation 4 passing the Wii’s lifetime sales, a Halo artist joining the Metroid Prime 4 team, how Pokemon Sword and Shield won’t support cloud saves, and more. Finally, the panel tackles your questions on a Halloween-themed entry of Question Block....

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 Spooktacular - NVC 481
Welcome to a spooky edition of NVC, IGN’s weekly Nintendo show! This time, join the crew for an in-depth discussion of Luigi’s Mansion 3, including all of the Gooigi goodness you could ever ask for. Then in the news, hear about the PlayStation 4 passing the Wii’s lifetime sales, a Halo artist joining the Metroid Prime 4 team, how Pokemon Sword and Shield won’t support cloud saves, and more. Finally, the panel tackles your questions on a Halloween-themed entry of Question Block....

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Both Nintendo Live and Reggie's Cornell Lecture Were Rad - NVC 480
Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Casey is back from Nintendo Live in Japan to talk about K.K. Slider’s appearance at the Splatoon concert, her Animal Crossing experience, and more. Then, the panel discusses this week’s news, like Suda and Swery’s strange new collaboration and Diablo 4’s potential leak. Stick around to hear stories from some NVC fans who went to Reggie Fils-Aime’s lecture at Cornell University earlier this week. Finally, the show wraps up with more of your burning questions answered on Ques...

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Both Nintendo Live and Reggie's Cornell Lecture Were Rad - NVC 480
Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Casey is back from Nintendo Live in Japan to talk about K.K. Slider’s appearance at the Splatoon concert, her Animal Crossing experience, and more. Then, the panel discusses this week’s news, like Suda and Swery’s strange new collaboration and Diablo 4’s potential leak. Stick around to hear stories from some NVC fans who went to Reggie Fils-Aime’s lecture at Cornell University earlier this week. Finally, the show wraps up with more of your burning questions answered on Ques...

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It's Been a Super Busy Week for the Switch - NVC 479
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, t...

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It's Been a Super Busy Week for the Switch - NVC 479
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, t...

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What Does “Next-Gen” Mean for Nintendo? - NVC 478
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 - Welc...

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Is Nintendo’s Mobile Strategy Working? - NVC 477
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 Zac...

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Goose Game Delights Us - Mario Kart Tour, Not so Much - NVC 476
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:...

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Goose Game Delights Us - Mario Kart Tour, Not so Much - NVC 476
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:...

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Our Link’s Awakening AND Sayonara Wild Hearts Review Discussions and More! - NVC 475
Whoo! This week’s episode is ACTION-PACKED.  We’ve got review discussions for Link’s Awakening, Nintendo Switch Lite, Sayonara Wild Hearts, an interview with the founder of Larian games, the folks behind Divinity Original Sin 2, and of course, your questions answered!   Timecodes! 00:00:01 Welcome! 00:01:20 News time! 00:12:27 What we’ve been playing 00:19:20 Link’s Awakening review discussion 00:32:10 Switch Lite hands-on impressions 00:43:05 Quick Sayonara Wild Hearts talk 00:46:00 Interview about Div...

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What the Heck is Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure?
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:...

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What the Heck is Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure?
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:...

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SNES Games, Smash, and More From the Nintendo Direct - NVC 473
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...

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The Switch Lite Is Literally Pocket-Sized Without Feeling Too Small - NVC 472
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 iss...

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The Switch Lite Is Literally Pocket-Sized Without Feeling Too Small - NVC 472
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 iss...

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The Witcher 3, Astral Chain, and More Impressions from Gamescom - NVC 471
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 o...

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Ranking the Fire Emblem: Three Houses Characters by Datability - NVC Special!
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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12 SNES Dream Games We Want to See on Nintendo Switch - NVC 470
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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Are These Games Honoring or Ripping-Off Breath of the Wild? - NVC 469
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 ...

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Smash Ultimate 4.0 - Is The Hero OP? - NVC 468
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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NVC 467 - Your Fire Emblem Three Houses Questions, Answered!
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 ...

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Marvel at Our Nintendo-Related Tangents (And Ultimate Alliance Thoughts) - NVC 466
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!...


Our Delicious Nintendo Switch Lite and Cream Pokemon Thoughts - NVC 465
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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Our Favorite 2019 Nintendo Switch Games So Far - NVC 464
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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Bloodstained is Great, But You May Want to Wait - NVC 463
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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Fire Emblem and More E3 Games We Missed - NVC 462
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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E3 2019 Nintendo Hands-On Impressions - NVC 461
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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Edible Pokemon and More Fun Sword and Shield Direct Details - NVC 460
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....


Pokemon (Go) Home and Sleep: Best Conference Moments - NVC 459
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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What We Want (and Don’t Want) From Nintendo’s Biggest E3 Games - NVC 458
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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Our Super Mario Maker 2 Hopes and Fears - NVC 457
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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Our Nintendo E3 2019 Predictions - NVC Ep. 456
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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Zelda VR Almost Made Us Throw Up - NVC 455
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...

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Mortal Kombat 11 Switch Impressions and Crazy Smash Stages - NVC 454
Tom fills in (temporarily) as host this week as we talk about SteamWorld Quest, Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch, and some of the craziest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate custom stages we’ve seen so far! We’ll also be taking look at recent news – with a message from the FUTURE! – talking about some games we’ve been playing recently, and taking YOUR questions during Question Block!...


Smash Update 3.0 and Our Top Switch Games - NVC 453
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 n...

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Nintendo Labo VR First Impressions and VR Zelda Expectations - NVC 452
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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Let's Talk About That Persona 5 "Leak" - NVC Ep. 451
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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The Nintendo Switch Pro Needs Donkey Kong Bongo Joy-Con - NVC 450
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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SteamWorld Quest Scoops and Nindies Recap - NVC 449
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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Our Favorite Mario Memories - NVC 448
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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Is Zelda's Changing Art Style Good or Bad For The Series? - NVC 445
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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The Latest Nintendo Direct Made Me Cry
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!)...

What's 2019's Switch Mystery Game? - NVC 443
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....

Piranha Plant Arrives with Smash 2.0! Did it Break Your Game? - NVC 442
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....


We ALMOST Got A Nintendo Direct This Month - NVC Ep 441
WWWEEEEEELLLLLCOME! We're back at it again. On this week's episode, Zach Ryan, Peer Schneider, Tom 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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Would You Pay More For SNES On Switch? - NVC EP 440
Weeeeeelcooooome to Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 440! On this week's show, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, Zachary 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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Will Nintendo Stop Making Consoles? - NVC Ep 439
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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The Big Nintendo Switch 2019 Preview - NVC Ep 438
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 Ryan, Peer Schneider, and Casey DeFreitas....

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Nintendo's 2018 Year in Review - NVC Ep. 437
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!...

The Best and Worst of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - NVC Ep. 436
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 Ryan, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Casey DeFreitas...

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Why Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Amazing - NVC Ep 435
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 Ryan, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and Brian Altano....

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Pokémon Let's Go!, Detective Pikachu, and Zelda Rumors! - NVC Ep. 434
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 Ryan, Peer Schneider, Miranda Sanchez, and Casey DeFreitas....

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Our Predictions for the Next Legend of Zelda Game - NVC Ep 432
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 Ryan, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tina Amini....

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November Nintendo Direct: We Break Down All the Smash Brothers Ultimate News - NVC Ep 431
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...

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What’s Up With That Potential Smash Bros. Ultimate Leak?! - NVC Ep 430
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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Who’s Ready For Nintendo Switch 2.0? - NVC Ep 428
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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Our Nintendo Switch Re-Review, Bowsette, and Much More! - NVC Ep. 426
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...

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Nintendo Switch Online, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Dark Souls Stress Test - NVC Ep 425
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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Loads of New Switch Games, Nindies, and More! - NVC Ep 422
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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Blizzard's Clever Diablo III Trick, Nintendo's Crazy Sales Numbers & More - NVC Ep 420
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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New Smash Bros Ultimate Details, Capcom on Bringing More Cloud Games to Switch, Wolfenstein 2, and more! - NVC Ep. 413
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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Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!, Nicalis Talks Crystal Crisis, and more! - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 410
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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Dark Souls Remastered & Wolfenstein II Impressions, Unannounced Switch Games, and More! - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep 403
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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Nintendo Direct Impressions - NVC Ep. 398
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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The Nintendo Switch One Year Anniversary Special! - Nintendo Voice Chat
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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Bayonetta 2 and Fe Review Discussion, Switch Cloud Saves, and the Super NT - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 395
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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Is Bandai Namco Developing Metroid Prime 4 for Switch? - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 394
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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We React to all the new Switch Announcements - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 393
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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What is Nintendo Planning with Labo? - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 391
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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Nintendo's January Direct Mini - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 390
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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Nintendo's Rumored January Direct - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 389
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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Nintendo Year in Review 2017 - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 388
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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Did Zelda Deserve Game of the Year? Plus: Switch Game Impressions - NVC 387
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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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 385: NVC's Picks for Switch Game of the Year
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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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 383: Spoiler-Safe Super Mario Odyssey Spoilercast
Join Filip, Zach, Brendan, and Peer as they talk about the complete Super Mario Odyssey journey, from the very first steps in Cap Kingdom to the last, brutal challenges in [REDACTED]. Haven't finished Odyssey yet? No problem, just hit stop when we get close to your current kingdom location and come back later! Garuk....

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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 380: Does Mario Dream of EA?
Filip Miucin joins IGN's Nintendo Voice Chat crew as a permanent member. Find out who he is, what games he likes, and what he thinks of Super Mario Odyssey, Fire Emblem Warriors, and that EA hasn't decided whether to make more Switch games....

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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 379: Why Mario is a 10
This week, we share our impressions of Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch and fill you in on the newly revealed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for mobile, Poi, and an indie that many might overlook simply based on its license....

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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 378: Nintendo Switch Sales, System Update, the Pokemon Go Hunt
In Episode 378, a wild Andrew Goldfarb appears to chat about hist adventure trying to capture an elusive Pokemon in Texas, Nintendo's hardware sales in September 2017, and of course update 4.0.0. We break down many of the new games hitting Switch and 3DS this week and Sony's interesting new foray into indie games publishing, which includes bringing Tiny Metal to Nintendo Switch....

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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 373: Nintendo Announced What!?
So many announcements, so little time! We break down the biggest news for Nintendo Switch and 3DS from the recent Direct broadcast, plus Pokemon and Monster Hunter Stories impressions....

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NVC Episode 370: Live from Gamescom
The NVC team travelled to Cologne, Germany, to report back live from the annual mega-games convention, Gamescom. It's a shorter episode since it was recorded as part of our live show, but we still tried to pack it full with impressions and bad jokes. Get. The. Thing....

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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 368: Rocket League's Road to Nintendo Switch
We welcome a special guest: VP of Publishing at Psyonix, Jeremy Dunham. Jeremy made the jump from games media to game development almost eight years ago. Tune in to hear him talk about his personal journey, as well as the fascinating success story of the company's flagship title, Rocket League, and its journey to Nintendo Switch later this year....

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Nintendo Voice Chat: E3 2017 Predictions
On this very special episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN's Nintendo-focused talk show and podcast, Peer, Brian, Miranda, and Sam (filling in for Jose) discuss what we expect to see from Nintendo at E3 2017. We've devised a game -- a game you can play along with! Go here for more details....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Switch Chat Looks A Little Complicated
Hori's new chat headset was a painful reminder that chatting on Switch will be complicated. This week, join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Alanah Pearce, and Jonathon Dornbush as they discuss it. We also give our preview impressions of Arms + the Global Testpunch, The Secret of Mana Collection, and some news....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Arms Direct & Splatoon 2 Reactions
This week on NVC, we talk about Nintendo's Direct presentation for Arms. We also discuss Thumper, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, and Splatoon 2's fantastic single-player trailer. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for another fun episode....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Our Thoughts On Nintendo's E3 2017 Plans
This week on IGN's Nintendo show, join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano as they talk about Minecraft and NBA Playgrounds on Switch, the nostalgic feel of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and Nintendo's three-part E3 plan....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Off to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Races
IGN's Nintendo show assembles to talk about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Puyo Puyo Tetris, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, Kamiko, Bye-Bye, Boxboy!, and more. Then, we dive into the numbers from Nintendo's fiscal results for 2017 meeting (Note: This conversation was recorded hours before New Nintendo 2DS XL was announced)....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Reactions to Nintendo Direct April 12
We have a special show for you this week! In the first half, we focus on reactions to Nintendo Direct April 12. Join host Jose Otero is join by Brian Altano and Marty Sliva for analysis of everything that was shown (skip ahead to 36:49). After the break, Peer Schneider and Brendan Graeber joins the program to talk about the discontinuation of the NES Classic and their thoughts on Mr. Shifty....

NVC: Nintendo Switch: One Month Later
This week, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano share their thoughts after a month with Nintendo Switch. We also share our shopping tips for anyone who's looking to buy a system, and why Graceful Explosion Machine should be your next Switch game, if you're a shoot 'em up fan, and finally we answer a Zelda fan's query on The Question Block....

Nintendo Voice Chat: What We Want from Splatoon 2 on Switch
This week on IGN's Nintendo show, we kick it off with our thoughts on the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, Snake Pass on Switch, Zach's tales from the Wild, and why Rocket League would be great for Nintendo Switch. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan for another fun episode....


Can We Go Back to Old Zelda After Breath of the Wild?
This week on NVC, we had to tear our editors away from their Switch units (and Zelda) to talk about your Question of the Week responses. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Justin Davis for another fun-filled episode....

Our Nintendo Switch Launch Spectacular Pt. 2
IGN's Nintendo show returns with part two of our Nintendo Switch launch spectacular. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Jonathon Dornbush for a deep dive into the Switch user experience. What did Nintendo get right? And where does the Switch need improvement? Also, we also talk about The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+, World of Goo, Little Inferno, and Human Resource Machine, and an 18-minute spoiler free chat about Zelda: Breath of the Wild....

Our Nintendo Switch Launch Spectacular Pt. 1
This week, IGN's Nintendo talks about the Switch Launch. First, we dive into our hardware purchases and the rocky day of late shipments from Amazon, then we dive into the launch games (Snipperclips, Fast RMX, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, 1-2-Switch, and more). We also discuss some of the launch day issues (bent docks, scratched screens, and the weak wi-fi radio) before answering some of your questions on The Question Block. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Jonathon Dornbush, and Brendan Graeber for...


Let's Talk About Nintendo's Switch Indie Games
Team Tumbleseed, Team 17, Raw Fury, Vetrex Pop, and Nintendo's Damon Baker take a break from the Game Developers Conference to join the crew of NVC. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider (and an interview assist from Jonathon Dornbush) as we talk about future games coming to Switch....

We Spent a Few Days with Switch and Zelda
This week on Nintendo Voice Chat, the crew shares their thoughts on Virtual Console games missing the Switch launch. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, AAlanah Pearce, and Brendan Graeber as talk about the Switch hardware in great detail before they spend 10 minutes in a spoiler-free discussion about Zelda, along with another segment of the Question Block....


The Nintendo Switch's Magical Mystery Tour
It's an IGN UK podcast invasion! This week, host Jose Otero is joined by Alanah Pearce and special guest Daniel Krupa and Gav Murphy. The crew discusses some Switch games they've played at hands-on events, some new info from a series of Time interviews, and they answer viewer questions on the Question Block....

What We Want From Nintendo Switch's Online Service
This week, NVC has more positive hands on impressions of the Switch before we dive into our questions and concerns about Nintendo paid online service. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Miranda Sanchez, and James Duggan for another great episode....

Our Hopes and Fears for Nintendo Switch
Special guest and video game historian Steve Lin joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano this week. Join us as we talk about Fire Emblem Heroes, Our hope and fears for Nintendo Switch, and look at some rare artifacts from Steve's collection....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Hands-On with Nintendo Switch
IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join host Jose Otero, Alanah Pearce, Zach Ryan, and CJ Gibson, as the crew talks about their hands-on experience with the Nintendo Switch, what Nintendo did got right and wrong, and the expensive ecosystem surrounding Nintendo's new platform....


Nintendo Switch Patents Hint at Cool New Features
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....

New Nintendo Switch Impressions - Nintendo Voice Chat
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: What Does NES Classic Mean for Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch?
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?...


Nintendo Voice Chat: Nintendo Switchcraft with John Davison
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Nintendo in the Wii U Era and the SNES Classic Recap
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Hands on w/ NES Classic and NX's Weird Hype Cycle
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 cor...


Nintendo Voice Chat: Super Mario Run and Nintendo's Mobile Plan
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Reacting to September's Nintendo Direct
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Metroid Memories and Building a SNES Classic with Andre Segers
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 320: Generic NX Rumors and Big Changes in Pokemon Sun/Moon
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Talking About NX Rumors with Jeff Gerstmann
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Nintendo's Stock Jump, 5 Pokemon GO Tips, and The Question Block
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Going Cuckoo for Pokemon Go and NES Classic
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: We Can't Stop Thinking About Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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...


Nintendo Voice Chat: Legendary Pokemon Details and More E3 2016 Games
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...

Nintendo Voice Chat: Making Sense of NX's "New Way to Play"
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 Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as the trio tries to make sense of these recent statements....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Off to the Races!
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...

Nintendo Voice Chat: The E3 2016 Nightmare
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Our Star Fox Zero Preview
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Miitomo Launch and an Interview with Jools Watsham
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: You Are Now Earthbound!
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat Presents Hyrule Times Vol. 1
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 seg...


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 n...

Nintendo Voice Chat: Our Reactions to Nintendo Direct 3/3
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...

Nintendo Voice Chat: Celebrating 20 Years of Pokemon
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Your Feedback RE: Nintendo @ E3 & Fire Emblem Fates
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Will Nintendo Reveal NX on Stage at E3 2016?
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 ha...


Nintendo Voice Chat: Could Smash Be Coming to NX at Launch?
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Shoveling Through NX Rumors
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: 2016 Cometh
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-rela...


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Nintendo Voice Chat: Our Final Show for 2015
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Mother 4, Minecraft Wii U, and More
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Reactions to Kimishima's Time Interview
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: A Case of the Holiday Blues
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: How NX and Mobile Will Impact Nintendo's Future
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Miitomo and Nintendo's Mobile Future
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 1...

Nintendo Voice Chat: What Does the recent NX News Mean?
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 favori...


Nintendo Voice Chat: Do We Really Want Twilight Princess HD?
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Big Fall 2015 Games
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!...


Nintendo Voice Chat: The Charming People Behind Animal Crossing
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!...

Nintendo Voice Chat: A New Era
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Pokemon Go!, NPD, and Our Dreams for Zelda Maker
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Zelda Tri Force Heroes Hype
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Shovel Knight amiibo and Celebrating 30 Years of Super Mario
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Splatoon's Rainmaker, 2DS Price Cut, and the Future
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Making IGN's Super Mario Maker Challenge
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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: 5 Video Games We Can Play Forever
IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join host Jose Otero, Peer 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....

Nintendo Voice Chat: Happy Home Mario Maker
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....


Nintendo Voice Chat: Big in Japan
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 translati...