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English, Video Games, 1 season, 664 episodes, 2 days, 2 hours, 46 minutes
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IGN editors discuss all things Nintendo. Now you're playing with power!
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The NVC Question Block Special

In today’s episode, we’re doing something extra special. We’re breaking away from our usual format to revisit some of the highlights from the Question Block and Miiverse! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 15 seconds
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Animal Well Is One of the Best Games of 2024 So Far - NVC 711

Dive into the mysterious depths of Animal Well in our latest discussion, where Reb's glowing review scores it a 9! This game is a treasure trove of secrets, so we recommend going in blind to fully enjoy the unraveling mysteries. Is Animal Well one of the best 2D platformers the Nintendo Switch has to offer? We've praised many in past episodes, such as Celeste, Hollow Knight, and Cuphead. Now, we're adding a few more must-plays to the list. Whether you're a seasoned platformer enthusiast or just looking for your next challenge, these picks are sure to add some bounce to your step. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/nintendovc Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202454 minutes, 30 seconds
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We Are All Nintendo World Champions Now - NVC 710

Hey, Super Ninfriendos! Get ready to rewind time with the newly announced Nintendo World Championship for the Nintendo Switch, hitting shelves on July 18th! This edition is not just any release; it features both digital and physical versions, with the Japanese physical edition being touted as significantly better. Plus, the "NES Edition" subtitle has us buzzing—could this mean more console-themed editions are on the horizon? Meanwhile, Nintendo's latest investor meeting spilled some intriguing beans: Switch sales aren't slowing down as much as feared. Also, it's the first anniversary of Tears of the Kingdom—time flies, right? Join Seth Macy, Brian Altano, Logan Plant, and Peer Schneider in yet another awesome episode of the only awesome Nintendo podcast across the entirety of the internet that's all Nintendo, all the time... Nintendo Voice Chat! EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/nintendovc Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/nintendovc Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Someone Got to Feel a Switch 2! - NVC 709

Dive into the latest buzz in the gaming world on today’s episode as we unpack everything from the mysterious new features of the upcoming Nintendo Switch 2 to Universal Studios' new Donkey Kong Country themed park. We're peeling back the layers on the rumors surrounding the Switch 2—could magnetic Joy-Cons be a game changer, or is it just another piece of wild speculation? As we ponder over what Nintendo might be keeping under wraps, brace yourself for a flood of inevitable fake leaks that might stir the pot even more. We've got a review discussion for the new Endless Ocean: Luminous game, which unfortunately didn't manage to impress, scoring a lowly 4 out of 10 in our review. What went wrong, and what could this mean for future titles? We also touch on some lighter notes with our Miiverse updates—Reb is on a secret gaming adventure and a scavenger hunt, while Logan and Seth dive into their latest gaming exploits, ranging from Knuckles to Manor Lords.  EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/nintendovc Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Nintendo Game Boy Was Nintendo's Most Important Console - NVC 708

The Nintendo Game Boy turned 35 years old on April 21, first releasing way back in 1989, the same year as Tim Burton's Batman, Back to the Future II and of course, Super Mario Bros. 3 (in Japan). And in a lot of ways, that underpowered, 1-bit handheld defined what Nintendo was for the next 35 years. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/nintendovc Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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What Nintendo Franchise Should Get Its Own Fallout-Like Show? - NVC 707

Fallout is a great show, it's hard to deny. In fact, it's so good it got us thinking about which Nintendo franchises could carry an episodic series with the same faithfulness as the Fallout series does. We also talk about the Silksong that wasn't in the Indie World showcase as well as take your Nintendo questions. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/nintendovc Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Is Game Preservation In Danger? - NVC 706

The 3DS and Wii U servers are done, and it prompted us to ask if the preservation of video games as a medium is in danger as we move toward an all-digital future. Plus we give our picks for the Top 3 Must-Play Nintendo Switch Indie games, talk about review scores, and there's even a little discussion about the Sun and Moon, but the real ones and not the Pokemon ones. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/nintendovc Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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The End of the Wii U and 3DS Era Is Official - NVC 705

The 3DS and Wii U online servers shut down next week, which marks the official end of Nintendo’s last generation of hardware. Join Logan Plant, Jada Griffin, and Kat Bailey as they highlight some of the best games from the 3DS and Wii U, and talk about charming features we miss like StreetPass, Miiverse, and themes. Then, we shout out some of the best third-party games on Nintendo Switch, and answer your questions in Question Block.   EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/nintendovc Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Three Absolute Must-Play Nintendo Switch Games - NVC 704

The crew has assembled, mostly, and returned from PAX and GDC to talk about the three all-time must-play games on the Nintendo Switch. It's going to be a recurring segment, and you'll be able to help determine the definitive list in the future! We also talk about how rad PAX and GDC were, which Nintendo character should get their own "year of," and take your questions. Join Brian Altano, Reb Valentine, Jada Griffin and Seth Macy for another exciting episode of your favorite Nintendo podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Princess Peach: Showtime Review Discussion & Mario Maker's Hardest Level - NVC 703

It’s Showtime! Princess Peach’s first solo outing in nearly two decades is upon us, but is it any good? Join Logan Plant and Peer Schneider as Logan breaks down his review of Nintendo’s newest Switch game. Then, Super Mario Maker player Thabeast721 joins the show to talk all about Team 0%’s mission to beat every single level in the Wii U game, and the one pesky level no one in the world has managed to clear. All this and more on this week’s episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. Follow our guest and Team 0%’s mission to clear Super Mario Maker! Thabeast on Twitter: @thabeast721 Team 0% on Twitter: @Team0Percent Thabeast721 on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thabeast721 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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A Very Mario Episode of NVC - NVC 702

Hey again Super Ninfriendos, welcome to a Mario-packed episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. Mario Day is behind us but the future looks bright for everyone's favorite fictional Italian plumber-man, with new LEGO sets, release date announcements and the sequel to the original Super Mario Movie announced for 2026. Well, we have lots of nice Mario things to say, so please join us for another exciting and action-packed episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Nintendo Lawyers Kill a Popular Switch Emulator - NVC 701

This week, we're breaking down a major lawsuit that's been the talk of the gaming community. Nintendo has settled a lawsuit for $2.4 million against Tropic Haze over the Yuzu Emulator, which used third-party tools to crack Switch encryption, a clear violation of the DMCA. Get all the details on this landmark case here: https://www.ign.com/articles/yuzu-emulator-lawsuit-settled-for-24-million-between-nintendo-and-tropic-haze. But it's not all courtroom drama; we're also diving into the world of Unicorn Overlord! Kat and Jada share their experiences with the game and discuss why it earned a glowing 9 in our review. Plus, Logan and Jada give us the scoop on the Princess Peach Demo. Is it as fun as it sounds, or do performance issues hold it back? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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NVC 700: Pokemon Presents NVC Special Episode

The Pokemon Company has an "exciting" announcement to share for Pokemom Day 2024. In a short teaser on their Twitter page, the Pokemon Company gave us a quick look at the date and time alongside some very familiar music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202454 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Latest Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase Reveals - NVC 699

Join the NVC crew as we talk about some of the best (and just okay) game reveals at Nintendo's February 2024 Partner Showcase. With everything from awesome Xbox Studios games like Pentiment making its way to Switch along with Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance and 3DS classics like Monster Hunter Stories getting ported over, there's tons here to talk about! Which are you looking forward to the most? Make sure to tune into IGN’s Fan Fest beginning February 19th for exclusive interviews, trailers, gameplay and more from the biggest names in games and entertainment. Including Dune Part 2 and Netflix’s Avatar The Last Airbender, to Anime such as Oshi no Ko and Solo Leveling, to game exclusives from WWE 2K24 and Street Fighter 6, along with reveals from Marvel Comics, Spawn Rat City, and more! We’ll also be streaming live on all of IGN’s platforms for the main event on February 23rd and 24th, with even more reveals and surprises from fan-favorite shows, movies, comics, and games.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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NVC 698: The Smash Amiibo Line Is Now Complete. What Now?

Hello Ninfriendos, and welcome to the very best Nintendo podcast of them all, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week it's another triple threat, with Logan Plant, Peer Schneider and Seth Macy discussing the completion of the Nintendo Smash Bros. amiibo line, finally, after all these years. We also learned of some new transformations for Princess Peach in the upcoming Princess Peach: Showtime, in which Princess Peach is the titular character. Plus our Mario vs. Donkey Kong review is up, and it's good! All that plus your questions this week on Nintendo podcast with the best audience of them all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Microsoft Games We Want to Play on Switch - NVC 697

Is there a future where we're playing our favorite Xbox franchises on Nintendo Switch? Well, sure, if you subscribe to the idea of multiverses, but if that's the case then anything is possible. This week we talk about Xbox franchises we'd love to play on our Nintendo Switch, Logan talks about fun financial facts, and we admit to which games we think we could have turned pro playing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Wii and DS Games We Want to See Remade for Switch - NVC 696

Wow, what an exciting and truly incredible Nintendo podcast we have for you this week. Are you, like us, wishing you could relive your youth without the need of a time-machine or sorcery? Well, if that's so, you're going to love our discussion of the Nintendo DS and Wii games we want to see ported to Nintendo Switch. On top of that, Logan Plant builds a compelling case for a Nintendo February Direct down to a speculated time and date. And we also answer your questions, which is a nice touch. Join Reb Valentine, Jada Griffin, Logan Plant and Seth Macy for another exciting episode of the best Nintendo podcast of them all, Nintendo Voice Chat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Is Palworld Doing 3D Pokemon Better Than 3D Pokemon? - NVC 695

Join us in episode 695 of NVC as we delve into the hot debate sparked by Palworld – a game that's turning heads and raising questions about the future of 3D Pokémon games. In this exciting episode, Peer and Logan dive deep into the controversy. We discuss the Pokémon Company's recent statement on Palworld (read more here: https://www.ign.com/articles/the-pokemon-company-makes-an-official-statement-on-palworld) and debate whether the technical issues in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are affecting their overall reception. Is Palworld a wake-up call for Pokémon developers, or are there other factors at play? Plus, we're not just stuck on Pokémon; we've got the latest on the new Princess Peach Trailer and other thrilling updates, including Splatoon 3 DLC news and much more! But that's not all - our hosts also share their current gaming experiences, with Peer getting into 'Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown' and Seth revisiting 'Golden Sun'.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Most Exciting Switch 3rd Party Games of 2024 - NVC 694

Well hello there, and welcome to another fantastic episode of the best Nintendo podcast on the planet, Nintendo Voice Chat. We're looking forward this week with a blast from the past: former NVC regular and legend Zach Ryan joins us to talk about Prince of Persia and the third-party games coming to Switch we know about. There are some good ones and some games we're not completely sure about. So join Logan Plant, Reb Valentine, special guest Zach Ryan and Seth Macy for this excellent podcast experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Beware of Fake Switch 2 Leaks: Four Nintendo Rumors that Never Came True - NVC 693

As we wait for Nintendo to say anything about its next generation hardware plans, it’s important to not believe everything you see on the internet. This week, join Logan Plant, Rebekah Valentine, Brian Altano, and Kat Bailey as they reflect on the madness of the 2016 NX hype cycle, as well as other notable Nintendo rumors that never actually happened. Plus, the panel pitches their dream Nintendo third-party collaborations, and talks about what’s up with Hi-Fi Rush on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Is 2024 the Year of the Nintendo Switch Successor? - NVC 692

It's a new year, and that means a whole lot for Nintendo. Well, at least potentially. Analysts are predicting we're going to get the Nintendo Switch follow-up this year, which, yeah everyone thinks that. But what will it mean? What do we know about Nintendo's 2024 other than "precious little?" Gear up for an in-depth exploration of Nintendo's 2024 lineup with Seth, Kat, Logan, and Jada on the latest episode of our podcast. As the gaming world buzzes with anticipation, we dissect the rumors and predictions surrounding the next iteration of the Nintendo Switch. Will this year finally bring the long-awaited successor to the beloved console? We dive into the potential impacts and what it means for gamers worldwide. In addition to console chatter, we're also shining a spotlight on some of the most anticipated game releases. Get the scoop on 'Another Code Recollection', 'Mario VS Donkey Kong', 'Princess Peach Showtime', and the HD remake of 'Luigi’s Mansion 2'. Not to mention, we discuss what's in store for 'Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door' and the upcoming 'Splatoon 3 Side Order DLC'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Nintendo Voice Chat Holiday Special - NVC 691

Tis the season for the Nintendo Voice Chat Crew to gift us all with yet another NVC Holiday Special! This week we talk about the coziest games of 2023. What are the best Nintendo games to play during the holidays? Something something cactus smooching? Better believe Jada is running through all the Final Fantasy games over the holiday break! What were/are your personal favs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202347 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Best Nintendo Game of 2023 Goes To... - NVC 690

Join the NVC crew as we unveil our much-awaited Nintendo Game of the Year for 2023! Dive into a celebration of Nintendo's finest with our latest video, where each member of the team shares their personal favorites. We cover a spectrum of unforgettable Nintendo experiences. Don't miss our special shoutouts to hidden gems and, of course, we can't forget the crown jewel of the year, Everybody 1-2 Switch – NVC's unanimous Game of the Year? That can't be right.... Anyway, hear Jada's unique take on it and get an exclusive scoop as Kat Bailey shares insights from her interview with the legendary Eiji Aonuma. This video is a must-watch for every Nintendo fan, offering a comprehensive look at the best Nintendo had to offer in 2023! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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What Will Nintendo's 2024 Look Like After The Game Awards? - NVC 689

What's happening, Ninfriendos? What a busy week in the world of video games: GTA6 trailer dropped and the Game Awards are a thing that also happened. But GTA6 sure isn't coming to Nintendo Switch, which is fine because we have GTA6 at home! We offer suggestions for alternatives to GTA on the Nintendo Switch, as well as talk about our 2024 Nintendo predictions, what announcements we're excited about from the Game Awards, and read your predictions and questions. Join Reb Valentine, Logan Plant and Seth Macy on USS Friendship for another exciting episode of NVC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Nintendo's Biggest 2023 Disappointments and Surprises - NVC 688

Hey, Super Ninfriendos! In this week's episode, Seth & the NVC crew unpack all the year's biggest surprises and disappointments coming from Nintendo. With everything from Super Mario Bros. Wonder, to even more Tears of the Kingdom talk, and even putting you onto to some hidden gems like In Stars and Time, we're on our way to wrapping up our 2023 in a big way. We also get into our favorite things from Super Mario RPG! What an episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 24 seconds
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Does Super Mario RPG Hold Up 27 Years Later? - NVC 688

Before the NVC crew gets full of turkey and pumpkin pie for the holidays, we wanted to give thanks to Super Mario RPG being everything we hoped it would be. We also take a look back at Nintendo's 2023 and discuss the great games that have released so far. This is a FULLY stuffed NVC Pre-Thanksgiving special with more guests than you can shake a turkey leg at! As a bonus, we travel back nearly 15 years and unpack IGN's very own live-action Legend of Zelda April Fool's trailer. This is an episode you shouldn't miss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Live-Action Zelda Movie Predictions [and Concerns] - NVC 686

Nintendo announced its going to make a live-action The Legend of Zelda movie and we're all… well, it's hard to know how to feel. Sure, the Super Mario Bros. movie was a huge success, but can Nintendo replicate it when the stakes are arguably higher? Regardless, Nintendo is a money-making machine and we also discuss its financial report, which was extremely rosy, and take your questions.
11/9/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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1000% More Donkey Kong Than Any Other Show - NVC 685

What an incredible show we have for you this week. All of IGN and all of Kinda Funny are teaming up for a big charity stream, and to get the competitive spirits flowing, we've invited the most excellent Tim Gettys of Kinda Funny onto NVC. We talk about Mario Wonder, Tim airs his grievances about our Tier lists, and there is more Donkey Kong in this episode than in any other podcast you will listen to this week probably. So join Kat Bailey, Reb Valentine, Seth Macy and special guest Tim Gettys for another episode of the best Nintendo podcast there is, NVC. Join us, and don't forget to go to humblebundle.com and pick up the IGN Editor's Choice Bundle, the proceeds of which benefit the Extra Life children's charity!
11/2/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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The Only 3D Mario Game Tier-List Episode You'll Ever Need - NVC 684

00:03:18 Previously on NVC...00:04:12 Super Mario 6400:09:03 Super Mario Sunshine00:15:07 Super Mario 64 DS00:17:59 Super Mario Galaxy/Galaxy 200:26:41 Super Mario 3D Land00:32:14 Super Mario 3D World/Bowser's Fury00:36:26 Super Mario Odyssey00:43:34 Let's talk Super Mario Bros. Wonder00:58:55 What's Going On Between Nintendo and the Smash Bros. Community?01:05:28 Miiverse
10/27/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 17 seconds
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Did Super Mario Bros. Wonder Live Up to Our Expectations? [It's Real Good!] - NVC 683

We are joined by Ryan McCaffrey to talk about Super Mario Bros. Wonder, a game he not only reviewed, but enjoyed immensely. We also argue about which is the superior Mario format: 2D or 3D. Which one comes out on top? You'll have to listen to the episode. On top of that, we read some of YOUR favorite Mario games, and dive deep into reviews during Question Block. Join Kat Bailey, Jada Griffin, Seth Macy and special guest Ryan McCaffrey for the best Nintendo podcast of all time, Nintendo Voice Chat.
10/19/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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We Definitively Rank Every Mainline 2D Mario Game - NVC 682

With the release of Super Mario Wonder fast approaching, we sat down to decide, once and for all, the tiered rankings of every mainline 2D Mario game. Join The People's Champion Reb Valentine, Industry Legend Kat Bailey, Podcast Mainstay Jada Griffin and Seth Macy for another episode of the world's number-1 best of all-time Nintendo podcast. 
10/12/202352 minutes
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The Definitive 'Don't Miss' Nintendo Switch Games - NVC 681

What are the games on Switch you absolutely need to play? Beyond the obvious ones, I mean. Well, we've assembled a crack team of Switch game recommenders to tell you about some of the best Switch games you may have missed, and why you should definitely go and check them out sooner rather than later. Join Reb Valentine, Jada Griffin, the return of Tom Marks, and Seth Macy for an episode of pure Nintendo Switch game recommendations. Got any of your own? Hit the comments and let us know.
10/5/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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Let's Remember the Nintendo 64 - NVC 680

This week we take a trip down memory lane to talk about everyone's favorite 64-bit Nintendo console, the Nintendo 64. Originally launched September 26, 1996, we reminisce about our own experiences and hear from listeners. On top of that, "The Peoples' Champion" Reb Valentine brought snacks! Join Seth Macy, Reb Valentine, Brian Altano and Jada Griffin for a nostalgia-soaked episode of Nintendo Voice Chat.
9/28/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mortal Kombat on Switch Is... Exactly What You'd Expect - NVC 679

With bad graphics, weird glitches, and a $70 price tag, the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1 has the internet abuzz right now with memes and a sense of bafflement. But there's more this week than just the disappointment of a current-gen fighter running on the Switch, including the equally disappointing Pokemon DLC, but also how Microsoft really wants to buy Nintendo. And with the release of F-Zero 99, we take a moment to pitch our OWN 99-style games for Nintendo Switch Online.
9/25/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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The September Nintendo Direct's Biggest Reveals - NVC 678

The Nintendo Direct had TONS of great new reveals to get excited about, and Brian Altano, Seth Macy, Reb Valentine, and Peer Schneider are here to talk about them all! With everything from F-Zero 99, to Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, and the reveal of Princess Peach: Showtime gameplay, we're breaking it all down. There were even some great 3rd party reveals, including Unicorn Overlord from Vanillaware, a Trombone Champ port FINALLY coming to Switch, and more on Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story. There's a lot to talk about, so let's jump in!  
9/14/202353 minutes, 45 seconds
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No DLC for Tears of the Kingdom? Afraid So - NVC 677

Wow, Nintendo had a week, huh? We learned the Tears of the Kingdom crew won't be putting out DLC, but are instead moving on to a whole new game. That kind of rules but also sucks. And it wouldn't be a full episode of the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast without a good discussion about Switch 2 rumors, a rumored Nintendo Direct, and then some actual Nintendo facts via Logan Plant's interview with Doug Bowser. Plus, your questions answered on another episode of the best Nintendo podcast in the universe. 00:00:00 - Intro & Nintendo Switch 2 Rumors00:17:26 - Are We Getting ANOTHER Nintendo Direct?00:35:12 - No Tears of the Kingdom DLC?!00:56:00 - NVC Shoutouts01:01:15 - Question Block & Outro 
9/7/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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A Super Mario Bros. Wonder & Sea of Stars Double Feature! - NVC 676

In this very special episode of NVC, not only are we having a Q&A with Ryan McCaffrey about the Super Mario Bros. Wonder Preview he had a chance to attend, but we also hang out with Sabotage Studio founder Thierry Boulanger to talk about Sea of Stars! We have a huge stack of questions that need answers, and we're also digging into the grab bag of community questions. There is a ton of information to unpack today, so whether you're anticipating spending all your time in Sea of Stars, or playing with all the new powerups in Mario Bros. Wonder (or both!), we've got a jam packed episode full of new reveals on IGN's Nintendo Voice Chat podcast!
8/31/202352 minutes, 33 seconds
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Charles Martinet Hangs Up the Red Hat - NVC 675

Everyone's at Gamescom except us and, apparently, Nintendo, so Rebekah, Kat, Brendan, and Travis are holding down the fort talking about Charles Martinet's retirement as the voice of Mario and how Mario Wonder will handle the change, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3's low Switch framerate, and Travis' time with Palia. 00:00:00 - Intro & Charles Martinet Says Goodbye to Mario00:15:18 - Pringles Icons00:23:01 - Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 Switch Performance Isn't Great00:34:33 - What Has Nintendo Shown at gamescom So Far?00:50:08 - NVC MiiVerse01:10:46 - Question Block & Outro 
8/24/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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What Can We Expect from Nintendo at gamescom & Nintendo Live? - NVC 674

A large portion of IGN is en route to Germany this week for gamescom, but a very small portion of IGN is here to record this week's NVC where we look forward to two major events for Nintendo: gamescom, starting next week, and Nintendo Live, at the start of next month. What surprises does the Big N have in store for us in Germany and Seattle? Will we get to go hands on with Super Mario Bros. Wonder (probably not)? We also take YOUR questions for an extended Super Question Block segment. Join Jada Griffin, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey and Seth Macy for this week's Nintendo Voice Chat.00:00:00 - Intro & Nintendo at gamescom and Nintendo Live?00:26:45 - Shout-out of the Week00:40:02 - SUPER Question Block & Outro
8/17/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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Red Dead Redemption Comes to Switch… and Pokemon News - NVC 673

Welcome to the rootinest, tootinest podcast in the West, Nintendo Voice Chat! This week we talk about Red Ded Redemption coming to Switch. Is $50 too much to ask for a game that originally came out in 2010? Plus there was a whole bunch of Pokemon news that generally left people feeling uninspired, but at least we had our Poke-lives brightened up by an NSFW Pokemon plush. Kat gives her recommendations on the best CRPGs you can play on Switch while everyone else is playing Baldur's Gate 3, and we take your questions in Question Block.Also don't forget to check out the IGN Store for some awesome Nintendo merch, from apparel to collectibles: https://store.ign.com/collections/video-games?gf_90335=fandom+%3A+Nintendo00:00:00 - Intro & Red Dead Redemption Comes to Switch00:14:39 - Pokemon Presents News!  00:35:08 - The Best RPGs to Play for Baldur's Gate 3 FOMO00:44:34 - Question Block & Outro
8/10/202352 minutes
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Let's Talk About Nintendo Switch 2 (Again) - NVC 672

00:00:46 New next-gen Switch rumors are heating up00:16:24 More features we want to see on the next Switch00:36:10 You can choose the next IGN Icon00:38:26 Let's talk numbers00:49:13 What's next for Super Smash Bros.?00:57:04 Bet you can't guess what the highest user-rated Nintendo game is on Metacritic01:05:03 Shout Out of the Week01:06:25 Question Block01:16:32 Outro
8/3/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 53 seconds
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We Probably Won't See a Pikmin 5 - NVC 671

00:00:08 Intro00:01:12 Let's talk Pikmin 400:25:27 Travis tricks his friends into playing Everybody 1-2 Switch00:40:11 Rebekah gets the Mother (Earthbound) hype01:06:44 Question Block01:17:22 Outro
7/27/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 4 seconds
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NVC's Official Unofficial Nintendo Franchise Tier List - NVC Bonus

We're busy for SDCC this week but we put together the full Nintendo Franchise Tier list for you to enjoy! We officially unofficially ranked every major, and even minor, Nintendo franchise into one neat and tidy tier list that is legally binding. Seth and Kat are joined by Imran Khan, Reb Valentine, Alex Stedman,  as well as Jon Cartright, to get down to business. Enjoy and we'll be back next week with a new episode! 
7/20/202349 minutes, 23 seconds
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Looking Back, and Forward, on Nintendo's 2023 - NVC 670

From the highly anticipated Mario Movie to the thrilling Mario Theme Park, Nintendo has been making waves. We'll explore the best games released this year, including Metroid Prime Remastered, Fire Emblem Engage, Advance Wars, and Theatrythm. Join us as we dive into the highlights of 2023 so far, from major announcements to fantastic game releases and updates. There's so much to discuss and so much to look forward to, so join Seth Macy, Kat Bailey, and Peer Schneider in our look back & forward on Nintendo's 2023!
7/16/20231 hour, 19 minutes
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The Tears of the Kingdom Spoilercast Finale - NVC 669

Get ready for an epic finale! It's time for the last episode of Talk of the Kingdom, a special Nintendo Voice Chat miniseries dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Join host Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, and Rebekah Valentine as they (sky)dive one last time into the world of Tears of the Kingdom. In this spoiler-filled episode, we'll discuss the game's gripping last hour and share our experiences completing Tears of the Kingdom. From the iconic Master Sword to the surprising addition of Link's trusty [REDACTED] companion, we'll explore the standout moments that made this game unforgettable. Plus, we can't wait to talk about Zelda's mysterious vanishing act during the [REDACTED] - it's seriously cool! But it's not all rainbows and Koroks. We'll also address some nitpicks and grievances about Tears of the Kingdom as a whole. We're keeping it real, folks!00:00:00 - Intro & the Epic Final Hours  00:24:31 - Finding the Master Sword00:29:57 - A Sage Surprise00:43:36 - Thoughts on TotK's Story01:12:26 - NVC Question Block & Outro 
7/6/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 1 second
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Walking Through Pikmin Memory Lane - NVC 668

Get ready, Nintendo fans, because we're about to dive deep into the world of Pikmin! Pikmin 4 is dropping on July 21st and there's a brand new demo out now. You can power through it in a couple of hours and the best part? All your progress carries over. We're pretty stoked about Pikmin 4 and we bet you are too. But let's not forget our roots. We're taking a trip down memory lane, back to the original Pikmin that hit the GameCube in 2001. We'll revisit the additions of Pikmin 2, like purple Pikmin, underground areas, and multiple playable characters. And we certainly can't ignore the new features of Pikmin 3 and the sidescrolling adventure, Hey Pikmin. Fast forward to today and we're on the brink of Pikmin 4 – how exciting is that? Switching gears, we're diving into Super Mario Wonder. With the New Super Mario series officially wrapped up, we're taking a look back at its epic run. So stick around, it's going to be a fun ride!
6/30/20231 hour, 8 seconds
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Nintendo Direct Summer 2023: Our Favorite Reveals - NVC 667

Nintendo's June 2023 Direct was a wild ride! In this episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, Brian Altano, Miranda Sanchez, Peer Schneider and Jada Griffin break down all of the biggest new reveals, updates, and trailers of some of our favorite games shown. With everything from Super Mario Bros. Wonder, to Detective Pikachu Returns, and Super Mario RPG Remake, there's a ton of stuff to cover and you're not gonna wanna miss out. We're on the tail end of IGN's Summer of Gaming and Nintendo didn't pull any punches. 
6/21/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds
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Tears of the Kingdom: Horses, Treasure Hunters, and the Road to DLC - NVC 666

Ever wondered about Ganon's mysterious horse or how to upgrade your trusty steed? Curious about creatures that are 'horses in disguise' like bears and moose? We've got the lowdown! Join us for a fun chat about our recent adventures and some surprising discoveries. We'll also have a good laugh about those quirky Treasure Hunters and their sniffing dog buddy. Plus, we'll speculate on what comes next. Get ready to venture into 'The Depths', a world within our game filled with strange foes and intriguing finds. Grab a snack, sit back, and let's explore together!
6/15/202352 minutes
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Tears of the Kingdom: Link's Home, Secrets of The Depths & What's Next - NVC 665

Hello, and welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat Presents: Talk of the Kingdom! For the next 6 weeks, IGN's flagship Nintendo show, NVC, is getting a FULL Zelda takeover with our very special NVC: Talk of the Kingdom 6 episode mini-series! This week, host Brian Altano and the crew, Rebekah Valentine, Tom Marks, and Jada Griffin delve deeper into Hyrule. We're checking out Link's crib - how's yours looking, and what's the community up to? We'll also journey into The Depths, discussing the good, bad, and downright ugly. A spoiler warning is in order - the Yiga clan is making waves, and we can't ignore it. Plus, we talk about the intriguing journalism side quest and share our expectations for the road ahead, including potential DLC and quality of life updates. Whether you're already obsessed with the game or just beginning your adventure, join us for fun chats and handy tips each week.
6/8/202352 minutes
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Hyrule's Hidden Layers: Laughs, Challenges, and Style in Tears of the Kingdom - NVC 664

Hello, and welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat Presents: Talk of the Kingdom! For the next 6 weeks, IGN's flagship Nintendo show, NVC, is getting a FULL Zelda takeover with our very special NVC: Talk of the Kingdom 6 episode mini-series! Host Brian Altano, and co-hosts Rebekah Valentine, Tom Marks, and Jada Griffin share tales of humor, struggles, and epic battles. Tune in as we chat about our favorite moments, toughest fights, and even share a tip about dressing up for the Master Sword! Don't get caught doing what Brian did. You're gonna wanna listen to Jada's struggles if you don't wanna ramp up the game's difficulty too soon!
6/1/202352 minutes
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Are You Cheating in Tears of the Kingdom? - NVC 663

The NVC crew is back with another deep dive into the stunning and vast world of Hyrule with Talk of the Kingdom, our Zelda-focused miniseries where we talk, well, nothing but Tears of the Kingdom. This week we want to know: are you a cheater? What constitutes a "cheat" and what's a "cheese?" We also talk about weapon fusions, our favorite shrines, dungeon impressions and make the case for Tears of the Kingdom being one of the most gorgeous games... ever. Join hosts Brian Altano, Kat Bailey, Reb Valentine, Casey Defrietas, and Seth Macy for another adventure-filled Talk of the Kingdom.
5/25/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tears of the Kingdom: The Sidequests You Cannot Miss - NVC 662

Hello, and welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat Presents: Talk of the Kingdom! For the next 6 weeks, IGN's flagship Nintendo show, NVC, is getting a FULL Zelda takeover with our very special NVC: Talk of the Kingdom 6 episode mini-series! This week the Talk of the Kingdom crew goes into some of the best and most insane community creations from across the web! Whether it's a huge bigwheel to traverse Hyrule, or a giant mech capable of destroying anything its path, you'll see them here! Plus, Brendan Graeber joins us to fill us in on some of the most useful sidequests you shouldn't miss! He also goes on about his exploits in Korok kidnappings. This is yet another Nintendo Voice Chat episode you can't miss! 
5/18/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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Tears of the Kingdom Review Discussion (Spoiler Free!) - NVC 661

Hello, and welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat Presents: Talk of the Kingdom! For the next 6 weeks, IGN's flagship Nintendo show, NVC, is getting a FULL Zelda takeover with our very special NVC: Talk of the Kingdom 6 episode mini-series! The day has finally come, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is in our hands! In this episode, the steemed Casey DeFreitas makes her return as she and Tom Marks give us a deep dive on their experiences with Tears of the Kingdom. Tom breaks down his review and expands on his favorite things about the game, and Casey tells you about 10 things to do as soon as you jump back into Link's adventure in Hyrule! There is SO MUCH to talk about and we can't possibly cram them all into one episode, so be sure to join us again next week for even more Talk of the Kingdom. 
5/12/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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Tears of the Kingdom: Breaking Down the Craziest Fan Theories - NVC 660

Hello, and welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat Presents: Talk of the Kingdom! For the next 6 weeks, IGN's flagship Nintendo show, NVC, is getting a FULL Zelda takeover with our very special NVC: Talk of the Kingdom 6 episode mini-series! Today, Brian Altano and crew discuss some of the craziest fan theories about Tears of the Kingdom! Is Ganondorf actually on our side? What about Zelda? Is she a playable character this time around? There's so much to discuss and speculate, you won't wanna miss this episode! 
5/4/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds
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We Played Tears of the Kingdom and Oh My God - NVC 659

Hello, and welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat Presents: Talk of the Kingdom! For the next 6 weeks, IGN's flagship Nintendo show, NVC, is getting a FULL Zelda takeover with our very special NVC: Talk of the Kingdom 6 episode mini-series! We'll be talking all things The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom with hands-on coverage and special insight from our guides team and Zelda experts from all across IGN.
4/27/202355 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Best Games to Play Before Tears of the Kingdom - NVC 658

With the impending release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on the horizon, Sam Claiborn, Jada Griffin, and Nick Limon join Seth in a discussion about the best games they're playing before Tears of the Kingdom takes over all our lives. From indie to AAA, there's something out there for almost everyone. Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp, anyone? Jada talks about her review of a long time NVC favorite classic's remake! 
4/20/202352 minutes
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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Trailer Reactions - NVC 657

The Nintendo Voice Chat crew laid their eyes on the latest Tears of the Kingdom trailer and we take a deep dive into our favorite parts of it! What does Tears of the Kingdom's trailer tell us about what the story will be about? What new gameplay features does the trailer reveal? There were tons of stuff that got us excited for the next entry in the Legend of Zelda series, so you'll wanna tune into this one. Plus, we've been playing Breath of the Wild to revisit all the magic and discuss whether or not it still holds up today.
4/14/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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Let's Talk (Spoiler-Free!) About the Mario Movie - NVC 656

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is out now, and we've all seen it, and we have opinions! But don't worry, we don't spoil it, unless you consider acknowledging its existence a spoiler. In that case, slow down friendo! It doesn't have to be this way. Seth Macy is joined by Reb Valentine, Jeffrey Vega and Beyond's Jada Griffin to talk about Mario Movie, we pitch our own Nintendo movies, and then things kind of fall apart for a while. It's just a weird time, honestly.
4/6/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tears of the Kingdom Gameplay Wants Us to Break It - NVC 655

This week we finally got to see tons of gameplay of Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom thanks to today's Nintendo Direct! We talk about everything from TotK's Fuse system blowing us away, Kirby being a round boy, and dive into even more Question Block questions from our audience. While Seth's away, the fantastic Rebekah Valentine takes over as host and welcomes Tom Marks, Kat Bailey, and Brian Altano to the panel. It's an episode packed with tons of Zelda talk and you won't want to miss our Zelda Direct reactions!00:00:10 - Intro 00:01:41 - New Tears of the Kingdom Gameplay! 00:27:02 - Kat Takes: Weapon Durability 00:51:25 - The Tears of the Kingdom OLED Switch Looks Great 00:57:37 - Insights from GDC: Developing Kirby and the Forgotten Land 01:09:15 - Question Block & Outro 
3/28/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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Which Metroid Is the Best Metroid? - NVC 654

This week we're joined by Thunderful Games co-founder Brjann Siguergeirsson to talk about Metroid, Steam World, and more. Brjann gives us a look into just what, exactly, GDC can mean for a game developer, and Seth and Peer agree on two things, a new record! Tom Marks joins the cast this week to be his usual, delightful self. All in all, 10/10 episode. (Like every episode, Seth... -Red)00:00:10 - Intro 00:03:58 - Which Metroid is the Best Metroid? 00:30:37 - GDC is Happening! Meet Brjann! 00:56:08 - MiiVerse: What We've Been Playing 01:12:41 - Question Block & Outro
3/23/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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Why We Already Miss the 3DS and Wii U eShops - NVC 653

The Nintendo Wii U and 3DS eShop is closing! Years of wonderful digital games will soon forever be lost in the ether, so the NVC crew got together to talk about some of their picks for must-buy games in the Wii U and 3DS eShop! Also, was the Wii U underrated? Seth's got some words to say. While we're at it, we're (or just Seth, rather) ranking Nintendo's handhelds! It's a packed episode down nostalgia road! Presented by Have a Nice Death00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:42 - The Wii U and 3DS e-Shops Are Closing!00:02:53 - Our Must-Buy Picks on the e-Shop00:25:24 - The Wii U Was Underrated 00:43:00 - Seth Ranks Nintendo’s Handhelds00:54:45 - MiiVerse - What We’re Playing01:06:28 - Question Block & Outro
3/17/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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2023 Is the Low-Key Year of Mario - NVC 652

We got our final look at the Super Mario Bros. Movie before its April 5 release by way of an easter-egg filled trailer. But while excitement was high and the movie looks completely gorgeous, it was otherwise pretty uneventful until Mr. Miyamoto revealed the BOOTS. But with Super Nintendo World now open and the Super Mario movie poised to make gobs of money, could this be secretly be the Year of Mario. Also, don't miss our BONUS NVC Expansion Pack episode this week as Rebekah Valentine sits down with AEW stars Nyla Rose, Athena, and Evil Uno to talk about all things Nintendo along with their favorite games! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypYhG_n-wE0  
3/10/202326 minutes
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AEW Wrestlers Rank Their 10 Best Nintendo Games! - NVC Expansion Pack

In a very special episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, Rebekah Valentine and Mitchell Saltzman sit down with AEW Superstars Nyla Rose, Athena, and Evil Uno to talk about their favorite Nintendo games of all time! We also test their knowledge of WWF: No Mercy to see which of them can figure out which wrestling moves are real or fake. Also, remember in Final Fantasy VI when Sabin suplexes a train? We talk about that, too! It’s an incredibly fun episode and you don’t wanna miss out on this. 
3/10/202352 minutes
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The Pokemon Direct Was Missing One Big Thing - NVC 651

There was a lot announced during the Pokemon Day celebration, including new trading card sets, DLC for Scarlet/Violet, Pokemon Unite news and more. But there was something missing… something completely obvious and simple. Kat and Reb argue about Pokemon and it's AWESOME, and we rank the top 5 all-time Nintendo controllers… of all TIME. Join Jeffrey Vega, Kat Bailey, Reb Valentine and Seth Macy for an action-packed episode of Nintendo Voice Chat.
3/2/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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Talking With Star Fox Programmer Giles Goddard - NVC 650

This week we're taking your questions for an extended Question Block segment, as well as talking to Giles Goddard of Chuhai Labs, who you might know better as one of the original developers of Star Fox for the Super Nintendo. Which Star Fox character is based on Shigeru Miyamoto? You'll just have to watch the episode to find out. Join hosts Reb Valentine, Jeffrey Vega, Tom Marks and Seth Macy for a nice time with friends.
2/24/202352 minutes
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Metroid Prime Remains a Gaming Masterpiece - NVC 649

The past week has been REALLY good for game reviews. In this episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, we have back to back talk about our latest reviews for Octopath Traveler 2 and Metroid Prime: Remastered! It's a good time to be a Switch owner! Sam Claiborn and longtime NVC fav Tom Marks make a return to the show and share with you what they've been up to with their game time. Seth also shares his thoughts on what he thinks Nintendo's plans are with Metroid Prime 4 as well as Jeffrey giving us the low-down on the Super Nintendo World red carpet event at Universal Studios Hollywood! It's a jam packed episode on THE Nintendo podcast to listen to, so you're not gonna want to miss this.00:00:00 - Intro & Metroid Prime Remastered Review Talk!00:09:12 - Octopath Traveler 2 Review00:30:50 - Jeffrey Went to the Super Nintendo World Red Carpet Event!00:43:05 - Seth & Metroid Prime 400:53:59 - MiiVerse & Outro
2/17/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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OMFG YES We Finally Saw More Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - NVC 648

In our Nintendo Voice Chat post-show for the huge February 2023 Nintendo Direct, the NVC cast goes bonkers over all the new reveals! With everything from Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom getting a new trailer, to a totally unexpected shadow drop of Metroid Prime: Remastered, there was something for everyone in this week's Direct. What were our favorite reveals of the show? How close was Rebekah to predicting some of what would drop? Join Seth Macy, Rebekah Valentine, Jeffrey Vega, and Brian Altano in this jam packed episode!
2/10/202342 minutes, 56 seconds
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Is E3 Dead (Again)? - NVC 647

Well, Nintendo won't be on the E3 showfloor this year. And neither will Xbox. Or Sony. That kind of blows! We talk about Industry Legend Kat Bailey's excellent scoop on E3 2023, share our thoughts on the future of E3 and E3's past, and since it's February, we talk about the credibility of Nintendo Direct rumors. Are they rumors, or are they real? Well, we won't know until it's confirmed, I guess. Join Kat Bailey, Reb Valentine, Peer Schneider and Seth Macy for another reference-filled episode of Nintendo Voice Chat.
2/3/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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We Went to Super Nintendo World - NVC 646

In this episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, the NVC crew got together to talk about release of GoldenEye 007 finally coming to Switch Online! But more importantly, Jeffrey Vega had a chance to visit Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood and filled us in on all the cool sights and sounds he experienced there along with ranking some of his favorite food there! We can't wait to send the rest of the NVC crew there. *sigh* Also, Reb's been playing a great new indie game that got her to ugly cry while playing through it. Which could it be? Tune in to today's episode of Nintendo Voice Chat and find out! 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:42 - Jeffrey Went to Super Nintendo World!00:25:44 - Kat Take: Super Nintendo World / The Last of Us are the new blue ocean00:37:49 - GoldenEye 007 Finally Comes to the Switch00:53:36 - MiiVerse - What We’re Playing01:10:19 - Question Block & Outro
1/26/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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Fire Emblem Engage Review Discussion - NVC 645

Fire Emblem Engage reviews are out and they are positive… but some are more positive than others. Why is that? Well it's because different people have different tastes, obviously, but do those tastes jibe with our panel of Nintendo enthusiasts? Join Kat Bailey, Reb Valentine, Peer Schneider and Seth Macy.
1/19/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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What We Want to See In Nintendo's Next Console - NVC 644

We talk enough about the possibility of the existence of Nintendo's Switch successor, but we never talk about what we want to realistically see in the follow-up to the most successful Nintendo home console of all time. Join Peer Schneider, Reb Valentine, Brian Altano and Seth Macy as they talk Nintendo's next console and hear your thoughts. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:40 - What Do We Wanna See in Nintendo’s Next Console?00:45:23 - Reb’s Adventures in The Legend’s Cookbook00:55:00 - NVC MiiVerse: What’ve We Been Playing ?01:16:48 - Outro
1/13/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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NVC 643: Nintendo 2023 Preview– Mario Movie, Legend of Zelda, and More

Timecodes00:00:00 Intro00:02:07 NVC Mouse Update00:04:17 Fire Emblem Engage Discussion00:18:07 Super Nintendo World Opens in Los Angeles00:22:03 Kirby's Return to Dreamland Deluxe Arrives on Switch00:26:51 The Super Mario Bros. Movie Will Beat The Lion King00:34:18 The Pitfalls of Reviewing Video Games *****00:51:29 Will Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Be the Biggest Game of 2023?01:06:46 Reb Recommends Awesome Games Done Quick01:12:34 Question Block and Outro
1/6/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Nintendo Voice Chat Holiday Special 2022 - NVC 642

Twas the week before Christmas, and we pre-recorded a very special holiday episode to run ahead of time since everyone is taking time off to enjoy the final weeks of 2022. Join Seth Macy, Reb Valentine and special guest, Tik Tok star Jeffrey Vega as we reminisce about Nintendo Christmas past. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:05:50 - The Ghost of Nintendo Christmas Past00:36:58 - Our Nintendo Game of the Year & Outro
12/21/202254 minutes, 42 seconds
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Will 2023 Be Nintendo's Best Year Ever? - NVC 641

It's the end of the year (almost), which means we can forget all about 2022 and point our gaze at what the future holds. With Tears of the Kingdom, the return of E3, and no sign of Metroid Prime 4 so far, could 2023 be the best the Nintendo Switch has ever had? We take your Nintendo predictions 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:06 - Our 2023 Nintendo Predictions00:29:56 - Tears of the Kingdom Is 2023's Game of the Year00:34:43 - NVC MiiVerse: Holiday Gaming Plans?00:47:50 - Question Block & Outro
12/15/202253 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Game Awards: What Did They Mean for Nintendo in 2023 - NVC 640

The Game Awards have come and gone, and Nintendo had a decent enough showing, right? Sure, we didn't see all our Nintendo dreams come true, but what did you expect? It's the Game Awards, not a Nintendo Direct. We did get to see a new Bayonetta game, Fire Emblem DLC and a wonderful new clip from the Super Mario movie, which was nice.00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:58 - The Game Awards Reactions00:49:18 - Reb’s Cooking Corner00:54:14 - NVC MiiVerse: Splatoon 3 Memes?01:01:00 - Bring Bionic Commando: ReArmed to the Switch!01:07:10 - Question Block & Outro
12/10/20221 hour, 18 minutes
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Super Mario Movie Direct: It Looks Great! - NVC 639

Nintendo surprised us with a new look at the Super Mario Movie this week, and it actually got us all more excited than the previous reveal. That's just good marketing, friends. We also talk about the glaring performance problems with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and how some of our favorite games haven't always had the best, or even good, performance. On top of that Seth makes a compelling case for Sonic Frontiers as Game of the Year. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:30 - Super Mario Movie Direct Trailer Reactions00:17:49 - Reb Was Right: Pokemon Has Major Perfomance Issues00:38:08 - "You'll Love it, Very Fun, Runs Like Ass"00:48:45 - NVC MiiVerse: What Are We Playing?01:00:11 - Seth’s GOTY 01:06:35 - Question Block & Outro
12/1/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Review Roundtable: How Does It Compare to Pokemon Legends Arceus? - NVC 638

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet reviews are here, and we’re joined by Polygon’s Nicole Carpenter and returning trainers Reb Valentine and Casey Defreitas to dive into all of the details about the latest generation! Here’s what we think of its tech issues, its latest gimmicks, and whether it stands out from other generations. Plus, Harvestella, the new Fire Emblem Engage trailer, Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s Game of the Year chances, and more! 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:24 - Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Review Roundtable!00:37:34 - Wiibate: Do you name your Pokemon?00:43:00 - What Else Has Our Attention? Xenoblade Chronicles 3 GOTY nomination, Harvestella, and more01:08:06 - Question Block & Outro
11/18/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sonic Frontiers Review Discussion - NVC 637

Sonic Frontiers is a good 3D sonic game, and we have the review and the reviewer to prove it. We're also going to dive into everyone's favorite subject: Nintendo financial numbers! Specifically, how many Nintendo Switch consoles have been sold? It's a lot. We also take your questions and just have a nice time, but first… gonna check in with the panel and see what's new.00:00:00 - Intro & Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase 00:09:15 - Marvel Snap Rules!00:13:32 - Sega Genesis Mini 2 Impressions00:20:12 - Sonic Frontiers Review Deep Dive00:33:11 - Nintendo’s Sold How Many Switches??00:51:19 - Question Block01:17:13 - Outro
11/10/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 54 seconds
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Does Nintendo Need Achievements? - NVC 636

This week we're wondering about a few things. Like, does Nintendo need an achievement system? How about Nintendo VR? We also premiere a new segment called RAPID RANK, answer your questions in Question Block, but most of all, have fun.00:00:00 - Intro & What We’ve Been Playing00:31:06 - Nintendo VR When?00:48:28 - Wiibate: Does Nintendo Need Achievements?01:04:38 - Rapid Rank: Top 5 Sonic Friends Who Are Not Tails or Knuckles01:14:18 - Question Block & Outro
11/3/20221 hour, 18 minutes
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Bayonetta 3 Reviews Are Great - NVC 635

This week, Kat and Seth are joined by Mitchell Saltzman and Logan Plant to talk about Bayonetta 3 and Mitchell's shining review, where it shines and were it comes off a little dull. We also play everyone's favorite NVC game, "Wii Game or Something I Just Made Up?" plus we talk Sonic Frontiers and take your questions in Question Block. It's a real good time, is what I'm saying. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:07:54 - Persona 5 Royal is here!00:20:00 - Bayonetta 3 Review Deep Dive00:38:27 - Sonic Frontiers Preview Chat00:48:49 - Wii Game or Something I Made Up?01:03:12 - Question Block & Outro
10/27/20221 hour, 18 minutes
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We Played Pokemon Scarlet and Here Are Our Thoughts - NVC 634

Hey Super Ninfriendos! This week on Nintendo Voice Chat, Casey DeFreitas shares her hands-on impressions of Pokemon Scarlet! Dan Stapleton also joins the crew to talk about his review of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. We’re getting tons of new ports including Nier: Automata, No Man’s Sky, and Persona 5 Royal finally coming to the Nintendo Switch and we’re excited for them all! Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about Bayonetta 3. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:06 - Bayonetta Voice Actress Wants to Boycott Bayonetta 300:13:25 - Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Review Talk!00:31:13 - Casey’s Pokemon Scarlet Impressions00:56:07 - Nintendo Switch’s Impossible Ports!01:08:00 - Question Block & Outro 
10/21/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Super Mario Movie Trailer: One Week Later - NVC 633

It's been a week since the Mario Movie trailer was released, and we finally have answers to the question "What if Mario from the hit video games sounded like Chris Pratt from the hit dinosaur movies?" We reflect on this watershed moment in voice casting, as well as discuss what games caught our attention this week and answer your question block questions. 00:00:00 - Intro & What We’re Playing00:24:56 - Super Mario Movie Trailer Impressions00:47:50 - Bayonetta 3 is Almost Here!00:56:50 - Question Block & Outro
10/13/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 37 seconds
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NVC Special: Our Live Reactions to the Mario Movie Trailer! - NVC 632

Join IGN live as Nintendo reveals the first trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Movie,  starring Chris Pratt and Anya Taylor-Joy. Ahead of the reveal, we’ll be discussing our hopes and dreams from the movie as well as breaking down the previously announced cast. Stick around after the trailer reveal for live reactions from us and you, the viewer. 
10/6/202258 minutes, 44 seconds
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October 2022 Is An Exciting Month for Switch Owners - NVC 631

October is more than just the spookiest month: it's chock-full of games for Nintendo Switch owners, too. Reb Valentine, Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider and Seth Macy talk upcoming games, Kat's trip to Japan, a giant TV that appeared in Seth's basement, and an exciting new announcement from Reb about LIFE?!? Great show this week, you're going to like it. 00:00:00 - Intro & Kat’s TGS Impressions00:10:10 - Reb’s Life Updates & What We’re Playing00:31:59 - Mario & Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Preview Impressions00:42:48 - Upcoming Games for October01:07:17 - Question Block & Outro
9/29/20221 hour, 18 minutes
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The Wii Is Retro Now - NVC 630

Is the Wii a vintage console? As much as the olds don't want to admit it, it certainly seems that way. We take a trip down memor-Wii lane to talk about Nintendo's interesting experiment that took the video game world by storm and went so far as to push Microsoft and Sony to come up with their own, much worse, motion-control systems.  00:00:00 - Intro & What We’re Playing00:21:21 - Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope 00:25:37 - The Wii is Now a Retro Console00:40:07 - The Nintendo Wii Quiz!00:55:37 - Question Block & Outro
9/23/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
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We React to the Nintendo Direct Our Bodies Have Been Craving - NVC 629

We got the thing, the "thing" in this case being a fall Nintendo Direct, and what a roughly 40 minutes that was, am I right? The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a real game YOU can play this May. Join Brian Altano, Brendan Graeber, Rebekah Valentine and Seth Macy as we talk Nintendo Direct, Splatoon 3, and just a whole lot of Nintendo chatter for you to enjoy. 00:00:00 - Outtakes, Intro & News!00:02:30 - New Everything from the Nintendo Direct!00:20:59 - Pikmin 4 is Finally Here00:30:51 - “LoZ: Tears of the Kingdom” & Seth’s Theory00:41:58 - Splatoon 3 Review & Outro
9/13/202252 minutes
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The Biggest Nintendo Switch Games Holiday 2022: Pokemon, Mario + Rabbids, Splatoon 3 and More - NVC 628

It's almost The Holiday Season, whether you want to admit it or not. Can you smell that? In the air? It's pumpkin spice mixed with Nintendo Switch's holiday line-up, which we discuss. Join Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider, Seth Macy and guest Tom Marks as we talk Pokemon, Splatoon 3, Bayonetta 3, and more, as well as answer YOUR questions in an extended Question Block. 00:00:00 - Intro & News00:12:12 - Nintendo Switch Fall and Winter 2022 Games00:52:22 - Question Block!01:14:00 - Play Tinykin! & Outro
9/8/20221 hour, 18 minutes
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Ranking the Most Important Nintendo Franchises in 2022: The Conclusion - NVC 627

We did it! We officially unofficially ranked every major, and even minor, Nintendo franchise into one neat and tidy tier list that is legally binding. Imran Khan joins us again, as well as Jon Cartright, to get down to business. And we also talk about TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection, answer your questions on question block, and have an all-around nice time. 00:00:00 - Intro & News00:06:14 - TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is here!00:30:22 - Question Block!00:51:06 - NVC Tiermaker for Nintendo Franchises: Part 201:15:28 - Outro
9/1/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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NVC 626 - Ranking the Most Important Nintendo Franchises in 2022

With Splatoon 3 almost here, it’s time to take stock of the biggest Nintendo franchises. We use Tiermaker to build a ranking of Zelda, Mario, Fire Emblem, and more. Where do they stand? Find out! Plus, Gamescom headlines, Question Block, and more. 00:00:00 - Intro & News00:01:10 - Here are the Nintendo Headlines00:09:30 - Gamescom Announcements00:21:17 - Splatoon 3 and Harvestella footage00:42:32- NVC Tiermaker for Nintendo Franchises01:05:49 - Outro
8/26/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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NVC 625 - Should Nintendo Hold Its Biggest Games for the Switch's Successor?

00:00:00 - Intro & News00:01:48 - More Serious Kotaku Report About Sexual Harrassment00:12:07 - Wave Race 6400:20:14 - Should Nintendo _____?00:46:40 - The Time Zach Heard About the Time Miyamoto Met Kayne00:55:44 - What We’re Playing & Outro
8/19/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 7 seconds
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Splatoon 3 Adds 33.3% More Splatfest - NVC 624

00:00:00 - Intro & News00:08:10 - Splatoon 3 Direct Reactions!00:23:21 - Super Punch Out Has a Secret 2P Mode???00:34:03 - Question Block00:59:34 - What We’re Playing & Outro
8/11/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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Can Pokemon Find Its Breath of the Wild Moment? - NVC 623

On this week's NVC we're diving into the latest Pokemon Presents reveals and asking, "When Will Pokemon Get its Breath of the Wild Moment?" Also, how cute is Fidough? Should Lechonk worry? And what would happen if the Nintendo Switch didn't change for another two years? Find out in our latest Kat Take! Of course, we can't forget squeezing in even more Xenoblade Chronicles 3 chat in our latest Question Block. Have at it, Super Ninfriendos! 00:00:00 - Intro & News00:03:23 - Are Amiibo Still Cool?00:13:16 - New Pokemon Scarlet/Violet Reveals!00:42:12 - Nintendo Sales Report News00:50:14 - Kat Takes00:56:38 - Question Block  01:07:40 - What We’re Playing & Outro 
8/4/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 30 seconds
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review Roundtable: A True Top-Tier Nintendo Franchise? - NVC 622

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is here at last and we’re joined by Digital Foundry producer John Linneman, IGN contributor Travis Northup, and Axe of the Blood God co-host Nadia Oxford to break down the Nintendo Switch’s massive new RPG! Plus, we discuss Nintendo Switch’s tech in Year 5, ponder what happened to Digimon Survive, and discuss the release of Wave 2 of Mario Kart’s Booster Courses! 00:00:00 - Intro  00:02:57 - Mario Kart 8 Booster Pass Wave 2 is Here!00:08:02 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review Roundtable00:37:19 - Nintendo Switch’s Tech After 5 Years00:56:25 - Question Block!01:06:32 - What We’ve Been Playing & Outro
7/28/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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Live A Live Was Worth the Wait + NSO’s Retro Gems - NVC 621

Live A Live makes its way to us for the first time in glorious HD2D this week and Nintendo is at San Diego Comic Con (sort of). Plus, Super Mario Strikers gets a content update, but will it be enough to pull fans back to the stadium? Finally, a ton of retro game praise and discussion. Join Rebekah Valentine, Peer Schneider, Samuel Claiborn, and Casey DeFreitas this week on Nintendo Voice Chat for hands-on impressions of Live-a-Live and a deep-dive into the now especially robust Nintendo Switch Online library.  00:00:00 - Intro00:01:33 - Nintendo at SDCC00:07:33 - Live A Live Review Discussion00:33:32 - Games We Want in HD-2D Style00:40:16 - Super Mario Strikers Update00:42:48 - Nintendo Switch Online’s Growing Retro Library00:56:50 - Endling and Other Games We’re Playing01:08:50 - Question Block
7/21/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Real Nintendo Direct Was the Friends We Made Along the Way - NVC 620

Kirby's Dream Buffet and Bayonetta 3's release date announcement makes it seem like maybe we won't be getting a Nintendo Direct after all, and that's fine! We're all so tired. Join Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks and Seth Macy this week on Nintendo Voice Chat to discuss Bayonetta, Kirby, and some of that Monster Hunter Goodness. Oh, and an extended Question Block segment, where we answer YOUR questions. 00:00:00 - Intro & Bayonetta 3 Gets a Release Date!00:15:50 - Kirby’s Dream Buffet is NOT Kirby Fall Guys00:24:20 - Question Block? THIS Early in the Podcast?01:05:58 - What We’ve Been Playing & Outro
7/14/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 24 seconds
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E3 Is Coming Back! - NVC 619

It's official: E3 2023 is a thing, a thing which is going to happen in the second week of June next year. This is tremendously exciting news, but it's so far away, so we also talk about more recent news. For example, Live A Live preview embargoes have lifted, there's rumors of a new Nintendo Direct (evergreen statement), and we talk about why the GameCube's colorful shell makes it worthy of our love. 00:00:00 - Intro00:00:50 - E3 is Back!00:21:22 - Nintendo Direct Watch 20XX00:31:31 - Live A Live rules!!00:43:55 - Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak also rules!00:52:59 - Will Crisis Core rule?00:58:33 - You know what else ruled? The Spice Orange Gamecube01:06:46 - Games We’ve Been Playing that Rule & Outro
7/7/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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Nintendo Mini-Direct: What We Liked and What Was Missing - NVC 618

Nintendo and its partners brought us some pretty generous news considering this was a "Mini-Direct." We talk about the surprises like Persona finally coming to Switch later this year, Portal and Portal 2 coming to Switch today, and we also talk about the surprising games we weren't shown during Nintendo's 25 minute June presentation. Presented by the U.S. ArmyPresented by The Terminal ListPresented by the Callisto ProtocolSponsored by Metro by T-Mobile 
6/28/202253 minutes, 39 seconds
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NVC 617 - Chronicling the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct

This week, Good Vibes Gaming's Derrick Bitner joins the show to talk all things Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Plus, hear the verdict on Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes, and why we absolutely need to see a Mario Warriors game on Switch. Plus, discussions on Sonic Origins, and if we're going to get a Nintendo Direct anytime soon. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:00 - Xenoblade 3 00:24:38 - Nintendo Direct Watch: Are we going to get one for Christ?? 00:33:42 - Fire Emblem: Three Hopes Does KOEI Tecmo deserve more respect? 00:40:38 - Sonic Origins Reviews 00:47:09 - Kat Take: Turn Based Combat ISN'T DEAD 00:56:20 - Reason for Loving The GameCube 00:59:19 - What We've Been Playing and Outro
6/24/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 43 seconds
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NVC 616 - TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Is an Absolute Delight

Join Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, Brian Altano, and Seth Macy, four radical post-teens, for this week's Nintendo Voice Chat as we talk Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, which is just the best possible game going right now. We also discuss the Fire Emblem leak, Persona coming to Switch (actually, not coming to Switch) and we learn about a game called Monkey Donkey, which is a rip-off of a Nintendo property from back in the days before Nintendo was able to stop such blatant copying. Seriously, it's the same game, but with gross colors.
6/16/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 33 seconds
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NVC 615 - Where the Bleep Is the Nintendo Direct?

Nintendo is the Squidward glaring down on Sony and Xbox’s Patrick and Spongebob right now, but Kat, Reb, Alex, and Peer still have a few announcements to break down from Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest. Meanwhile, Nintendo Direct rumors continue to swirl, Mario Strikers Battle League reviews are out, we’ve been playing the new Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes demo, and we take your Question Blocks in the latest Nintendo Voice Chat!  00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:41 - Summer Games Fest Reactions! 00:21:40 - Is a Nintendo Direct Coming Soon? 00:44:18 - Kat Takes! 00:51:06 - Mario Strikers Review 00:58:58 - Why We Love the Nintendo Gamecube 01:03:30 - Question Block and Outro
6/11/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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NVC 614 - Everyone Is Thirsty for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Professors

If you want to be the very best, like no one ever was, then this episode is for you. Casey DeFreitas and Tom Marks return to lend us their vast Poke-knowledge as we talk about Lechonk, those new professors, the Scarlet and Violet legendaries, and the multi-player stuff they kind of glossed over in the trailer. Kat has returned from her adventures to fill us with KNOWLEDGE. There's other Nintendo stuff, too, but you mostly want to hear about Pokemon, don't you? 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:20 - Sonic Frontiers 00:11:22 - New Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Trailer! 00:35:03 - Some Monster Hunter News! 00:52:00 - Reasons We Love The Nintendo GameCube 00:56:00 - What We’re Playing 01:08:04 - Question Block & Outro
6/2/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 38 seconds
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NVC 613 – When Is a Game an Homage and When Is It a Clone?

Welcome to another exciting episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, the only Nintendo podcast on Earth that we're aware of at this moment. This week Seth Macy and Peer Schneider are joined by the amazing Casey DeFreitas and Samuel Claiborn to talk about Rogue Jam's audience choice award winner, Mysplaced, and how it plays to its inspirations maybe a little too much. Is that bad thing? What games have perfected the homage and are there any notable games that have taken it too far? 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:15 - No Man’s Sky Coming Soon! 00:14:05 - E3 Returns 2023 00:31:25 - When Does a Game Stop Being an Homage? 00:49:05 - Reasons We Love The Nintendo GameCube 00:55:24 - What We’re Playing 01:07:10 - Question Block & Outro
5/26/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 5 seconds
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NVC 612 – Top Nintendo Rumors Heading Into Event Season

We're about to hit Event Season, which used to mean E3, but we all know how that's going this year (spoiler: it isn't). What it does mean is plenty of exciting rumors and speculation about what Nintendo has up its sleeve for June and beyond. When will we get that next Nintendo Direct? Is there really a new Fire Emblem? It's all the schoolyard Nintendo gossip of your youth, but with 4 adults sitting in their houses across the country from one another. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:58 - Our Wii U and 3DS eShop Recommendations! 00:16:41 - Let's Talk About Nintendo Rumors 00:41:55 - Seth’s Soapbox 00:47:44 - Reasons We Love The Nintendo GameCube 00:55:42 - What We’re Playing 01:10:50 - Question Block & Outro
5/19/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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NVC 611 – Was Metroid Dread a Flop?

This week we go over Nintendo's recently reported sales numbers and ask what everyone wants to know: Is Metroid Dread a big ol' flop? Well… 2.9 million copies sure seems like a success, but in the pantheon of Nintendo Switch tentpole releases, kind of a bummer. Join Kat Bailey, Jada Griffin, Seth Macy and special guest Imran Khan as we talk about all the Nintendos.
5/12/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 41 seconds
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NVC 610 – 5 Things We Learned From Reggie's Book

Reggie Fils-Aime's book Disrupting the Game is available everywhere and we learned some pretty cool stuff from it. On the flip side, Kat put together a report about what it's like to be a contractor working for Nintendo, and it isn't quite the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory we might have imagined. Join hosts Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider and Seth Macy for another exciting episode of NVC.
5/5/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 10 seconds
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Our Bodies Are Ready: The NVC Interview With Reggie Fils-Aimé

In this very special episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, Seth Macy, Kat Bailey, and Peer Schneider sit down with Reggie Fils-Aimé, former President of Nintendo of America. We talk about his new book “Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo”, Reggie’s fondest memories at Nintendo, thoughts about the latest workplace news at Nintendo, and MUCH more!
5/4/202248 minutes, 1 second
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NVC 609 – Is Square Enix "No Good?"

Balan Wonderworld was a famously bad game, but did you ever … wonder… why? Well, former director Yuji Naka took to Twitter to tell us his side of the story. We also talk about Nintendo Switch Sports and how it might get your mom and dad to play video games again. Join hosts Seth Macy, Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider and special guest Mitchell Saltzman for another Nintacular episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. 00:00:00 - Intro & Housekeeping 00:01:08 - Balan Wonderworld Lawsuit 00:12:25 - Nintendo Switch Sports Review! 00:27:28 - NSO Gets 3 New (Great) Genesis Games 00:33:21 - Kirby Turns 30! 00:41:26 - Seth’s Soapbox 00:48:18 - What We’re Playing 01:03:06 - Question Block & Outro
4/28/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 5 seconds
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NVC 608 – Just Give Us Game Boy Advance Games on Switch, Please

It's a pre-PAX East episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, just in time to completely gloss over the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date announcement. Just kidding! We're talking about it, as well as deliciously tantalizing new rumors about Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service. Are the dataminers to be believed? Only time will tell. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Intro & Housekeeping 00:01:20 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is Coming Sooner! 00:16:35 - Rumors & GBA on the Switch 00:31:30 - GBA Games We Want on the Switch 00:40:43 - Kat Takes! 00:44:46- New Game Announcements 00:56:08 - What We’re Playing 00:57:29 - What We've Been Playing & Outro
4/21/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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NVC 607 – Which is Better: Link to the Past vs. Breath of the Wild?

This week we talk about the best Zelda game of all time: A Link to the Past… or is it Breath of the Wild? That's kind of what we're getting at here, pitting the two against each other in a winner-take-all bloodbath. We also talk about Switch Sports and how Kat almost destroyed a TV with a powerful kick. Join Kat Bailey, Jada Griffin and Sam Claiborn for another awesome NVC. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:56 - Rogue Jam! 00:01:50 - Switch Sports 00:17:09 - Link to the Past vs. Breath of the Wild 00:46:57 - Nintendo Switch Quarterly Review 00:52:00- Bandai Namco Working on a 3D Remaster for Nintendo 00:55:42 - Preview NVC at PAX East Wii U 00:57:29 - What We've Been Playing 01:05:07 - Question Block! 01:11:38 - Outro
4/14/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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NVC 606 – A Mario on the Streets, Sonic in the Sheets

Come on, step it up with another blazing fast episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opens in theaters and we take a look back at a time when video game movies were bad and Sonic and Mario were bitter enemies. Who could forget the console wars of the 1990s, other than those of us for whom the memories of that war are too horrible to revisit (which are memories of most of the Sonic games post-Genesis). 00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:37 - Sonic Talk! 00:31:45 - Nintendo Japan Quietly Added New Splatoon 3 Screenshots 00:40:12 - Out this Week 00:49:20: - Mario Golf Hitting N64 Expansion Next Week 00:51:38 - Kat Take 00:57:36 - What We've Been Playing 01:04:58 - Question Block! 01:10:51 - Outro
4/7/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 30 seconds
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Nintendo Holding Its Breath… of the Wild Sequel - NVC 605

Tom Petty once sang "The waiting is the hardest part," and little did he know at the time he was singing about the still-unnamed Breath of the Wild sequel, officially delayed to Spring 2023. No one is even mad, Nintendo. Take your time! Join Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano and Seth Macy as we talk about what this delay could mean for the future of the franchise and the future of the Nintendo Switch.
3/31/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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Kirby Swallowed My Soul - NVC 604

Kirby and the Forgotten Land comes to Nintendo Switch tomorrow and Tom Marks is here to talk about it, his review, and why it's so damn charming. We also talk about the Ocarina of Time PC port, the arrival of folders on Nintendo Switch, and we learn all about European salted licorice. It's Nintendo Voice Chat!
3/24/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mario Kart's DLC Drop and We Want to Know: Is Link Irish? - NVC 603

Casey DeFreitas and Jada Griffin join Kat Bailey and Seth Macy to talk about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's first batch of DLC tracks, as well as an extended talk about Monster Hunter's June expansion, Sunbreak, some new additions to Pokemon BDSP and we actually answer more than one question block question this week. 00:00:00 - Intro & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC chat 00:10:07 - New Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak reveals! 00:30:35 - What is Pokemon's Global Wonder Station? 00:38:27 - What We've Been Playing 00:46:05 - Question Block 00:49:13 - How to Break Into Games Journalism 01:07:45 - More Question Block & Outro
3/17/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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Triangle Strategy, F-Zero, Ninja Turtles -- It's a Nintendo Nostalgia Overload - NVC 602

What's old is new again, and this week is jam-packed with Nintendo oldies but goodies. OK, technically Triangle Strategy is a new game, but it's got a slick retro aesthetic and who doesn't like that? There's also F-Zero news for the first time in years, as well as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles announcement by way of the Cowabunga Collection. 00:00:00 - Intro & F-Zero Chat! 00:17:50 - Triangle Strategy Impressions 00:32:28 - TMNT Cowabunga Collection is Coming 00:51:32 - Nintendo Pants Chat 00:57:23 - What We’ve Been Playing 01:10:13 - Question Block & Outro
3/15/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 9 seconds
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Pokemon Gen 9 Is Exactly What No One Expected - NVC 601

Serebii.net's own Joe Merrick joins Casey, Kat and Seth on this Pokemon-packed panel to discuss the 9th generation reveal of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, as well as talk about Arceus one month later, can the Steam Deck unseat the Switch (nope) and more Nintendo goodness. 00:00:00 - Intro & Pokemon Gen 9 is Here! 00:12:08 - Pokemon Legends Arceus Chat 00:29:20 - Is the Steam Deck the Nintendo Switch Killer? 00:38:58 - Triangle Strategy is Getting Great Reviews 00:44:28 - Kirby and the Forgotten Land Demo is Here! 00:48:16 - Kat Takes 00:56:54 - NVC’s Best Console Ever! 01:02:25 - What We’ve Been Playing 01:06:07 - Question Block & Outro
3/3/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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Did Breath of the Wild's GOAT Status Just Get Unseated by Elden Ring? - NVC 600

There's a new open-world fantasy game that has everyone buzzing but it's not a Zelda game. At all. Is Nintendo's masterpiece at risk of losing the title of "best open world game, ever" to Elden Ring? Seth is joined by Casey DeFreitas, Brian Altano and Sam Claiborn to talk about all things Nintendo on this, episode 600 of the best Nintendo podcast on Earth made by humans. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:57 - 24 Hours Remain 00:18:29 - Show and Tell 00:31:00 - Elden Ring is the Soulsborne Breath of the Wild 00:48:45 - Seth's Soapbox 00:50:19 - NVC Best Ever Console Remaining Four 00:56:30 - What We've Been Playing 01:05:49 Question Block
2/25/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to Make a Successful Nintendo Rumor Account Without Knowing Any Actual Nintendo Rumors - NVC 599

This week Kat and Seth are joined once again by Jon Cartwright and Jared Petty. Jon will walk us through his 'WaddleDeeKnows' rumor account experiment, while both Jon and Jared will join us to talk about the 3DS and WiiU eShop closures and what that means for game preservation (it's not good). 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:22 - Say Goodbye to the Wii U and 3DS eShops 00:22:24 - WaddleDeeKnows: The Inside Insider Scoop! 00:37:50 - Kat Take! 00:45:29 - NVC Best Ever Console Tournament Update 00:53:52 - News Updates 00:55:12 - What We've Been Playing 01:09:15 Question Block 01:12:07 Outro
2/17/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 50 seconds
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You Want Mario Kart 9? We Have Mario Kart at Home - NVC 598

This week Kat, Peer and Seth are joined by Brian Altano to talk about Nintendo Direct, Mario Kart's 48 new DLC tracks, Xenoblade 3 and what we got and what we didn't get from the February 9 Nintendo Direct. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:30 - Mario Kart Nein 00:13:00 - New Games Announced! 00:52:38 - Kat Take! 00:55:53 - NVC Best Ever Console Tournament Update 01:09:58 - Question Block 01:18:00 - Outro
2/10/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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When Are We Getting Another Nintendo Direct? - NVC 597

This week Kat, Peer and Seth are joined by Jon Cartright to talk about Nintendo's earnings report, Pokemon Arceus and when we think we'll be getting another Direct. We also have an interview with Krysta Yang and Kit Ellis, formerly of The Nintendo Minute, on what it was like working for Nintendo and what they have in store for the future. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:05 - So Where Exactly Is The Nintendo Direct? 00:09:19 - Nintendo Earnings! 00:24:04 - Krysta and Kit Interview 00:44:42 - Let's Talk Pokemon Legends Arceus 00:55:20 - Kat Take! 01:01:55 -What We've Been Playin 01:10:44 - Question Block 01:14:16 - Outro
2/3/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Is Revolutionary, but it Deserved Better - NVC 596

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Pokemon fans! This week, join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Rebekah Valentine as they discuss IGN's thoughts on Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Hear everything you need to know about the next evolution for the Pokemon series, including why we're torn on the game. Plus, an update to IGN's top 25 Switch games, why Shigeru Miyamoto hates Ocarina of Time's Navi, and more. 00:00:00 - Welcome! 00:00:50 - Pokemon Legends Arceus 00:26:06 - Top 25 Nintendo Switch Game List Update 00:35:50 - Shigeru Miyamoto Hated Navi 00:41:55 - Kat Take 00:47:58 - News Rundown 00:54:15 -What We've Been Playing 01:01:30 - Question Block!
1/28/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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What Does Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal Mean For Nintendo? - NVC 595

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Kat Bailey is joined by Peer Schneider, Rebekah Valentine, and special guest Imran Khan to talk about how Xbox's huge Activision acquisition impacts Nintendo moving forward. Hear the panel discuss the potential fate of franchises like Overwatch and Crash Bandicoot on Switch, and the crazy scenario where Microsoft tried to go after Nintendo 20 years ago. Plus, some quick Nintendo sales news, Banjo-Kazooie coming to Nintendo Switch online, and a whole lot more. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:09 - Activision Blizzard impact on Nintendo 00:24:29 - Nintendo sales numbers 00:39:52 - Banjo-Kazooie on Switch 00:51:00 - News undown 00:56:04 - Kat Take 01:06:15 - What we’ve been playing 01:14:15 - Question Block 01:19:23 - Outro
1/20/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Secret-Best Games Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022 - NVC 594

What are the most under-the-radar games coming to Switch in 2022? Find out on this week's NVC, where Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and special guest Dan Ryckert talk TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, Metal Slug Tactics, Triangle Strategy, and other upcoming titles they're looking forward to. Plus, the crew dives into the latest Mario Kart rumors, the new Kirby and the Forbidden Land release date news, and more. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Welcoooome! 00:00:41 - Mario Kart rumors 00:08:29 - The secret best Switch games of 2022 00:36:37- Kirby release date news 00:44:48 - News rundown 00:49:07 - Kat Take 00:57:27 - Best wrestling games 01:03:54 - What we’re playing
1/13/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 30 seconds
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The 5 Most Exciting Nintendo Switch Games of 2022 - NVC 593

Welcoooome to 2022! This year could be a big one for Nintendo, and the NVC crew is back to preview the exciting months ahead. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Casey DeFreitas as they break down the most exciting games scheduled for Switch this year. From Pokemon Legends: Arceus, to the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, tune in to hear the panel's thoughts on 2022's lineup. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Welcome! 00:02:10 - Pokemon Legends Arceus 00:15:21 - Splatoon 3 00:22:12 - Bayonetta 3 00:25:21 - Bayonetta’s Makeup… Evolution…? 00:30:23 - Kirby and the Forgotten Land 00:35:10 - Thoughts on Breath of the Wild 2 00:44:19 - Predictions for Nintendo in 2022 01:00:20 - What We’re Playing & Outro
1/6/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Best Games of 2021 Special Holiday Episode - NVC 592

Happy Holidays! This week’s episode, everyone’s here! In what can only be considered the most ambitious crossover event in podcast history (maybe?), all of your favorite IGN podcast hosts have come together for a very special end of year episode talking some of the best moments of the 2021 across the Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo gaming universes. Join Daemon Hatfield – host of IGN’s Game Scoop! podcast, Ryan McCaffrey – host of Podcast Unlocked, Jonathan Dornbush – host of Podcast Beyond, and Seth Macy – host of Nintendo Voice Chat, as we look back at the best games of 2021 as well as looking forward to 2022.  From Halo: Infinite, to Returnal, to Metroid Dread and beyond, you’ll find it here. Let’s ring in 2022 the only way we know how: talking about the best video games of the year!
12/21/202157 minutes, 17 seconds
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Our Most-Played Switch Games of 2021 - NVC 591

Welcome to the final Nintendo Voice Chat for 2021! Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Brian Altano as they look at their most-played Switch games of 2021. Plus, a recap of the Indie World presentation, the new Analogue Pocket handheld, Breath of the Wild 2 gameplay hints, and more. We'll see you back here in 2022! Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Welcome! 00:00:55 - Tribute to NES Designer Masayuki Uemura 00:08:22 - Nintendo Indie World Recap 00:15:49 - Analogue Pocket Talk! 00:28:15 - Nintendo Switch Year In Review: Our Stats! 00:40:15 - Nintendo News Rundown 00:56:40 - Kat Take 01:05:00 - What We’ve Been Playing 01:15:10 - Question Block
12/16/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Nontendo Game Awards - NVC 590

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Seth Macy is joined by Rebekah Valentine and Tom Marks to discuss the lack of Nintendo news at The Game Awards. It's not all doom and gloom, though, because some Switch games did show up at the big show, including Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, Sonic Frontiers, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, and more.
12/11/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 45 seconds
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Breath of the Wild Trailer? NVC Game Award Predictions - NVC 589

We're just a week away from The Game Awards, and some Super Ninfriendos are hopeful we might get a glimpse of Breath of the Wild 2 at the big show. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, and Kat Bailey this week on NVC, as the panel shares what they want to see from Nintendo at The Game Awards. Plus, discussions on the most underrated Switch games of 2021, which dormant Nintendo series should be revived next in the wake of Metroid Dread, and a whole lot more. Timecodes: 00:00:05 - The Game Awards Wish List 00:16:14 - Most Underrated Games of 2021 00:29:04 - Kat Takes 00:38:28 - Top 100 Games: Super Metroid 00:48:29 - What Nintendo Series Should Get its “Dread” 01:01:29 - December Games 01:02:40 - What We’ve Been Playing 01:16:45 - Question Block & Outro
12/2/20211 hour, 20 minutes
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Grading Nintendo's Holiday Lineup - NVC 588

Welcooome to a special Thanksgiving edition of NVC! This week, join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, and Kat Bailey, as they grade Nintendo's holiday lineup, from Metroid Dread to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Then, it's a Mega Question Block, as the NVC crew answers a cornucopia of your questions. 00:00:00 - Rating the Switch’s Holiday Season 00:26:07 - Top Nintendo Games: Mario 3 & Super Mario World 00:37:36 - Mega Thanksgiving Question Block!
11/25/202153 minutes, 34 seconds
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Pokémon and GTA, Which Remakes Should You Skip Entirely? (Hint: It's Not Pokemon) - NVC 587

Another new Smash Bros.-like is joining the fray, but it's not coming to Switch! Hear the panel discuss WB's MultiVersus and why it's not coming to Nintendo's platform. Plus, it's been an up and down week for remakes and remasters, and the NVC crew talks about the merits and faults of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, as well as the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy remasters. Stick around for your questions answered on another round of Question Block! 00:00:00 - Why Isn't MultiVersus On Switch? 00:08:11 - Legend of Zelda Game & Watch Review 00:15:38 - Thoughts on Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl  00:27:00 - Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Remaster Discussion 00:35:50 - Seth Takes: Transferring Saves on the Switch 00:43:41 - Top Nintendo Games: Earthbound & Pokemon Yellow 00:53:03 - News Blast: Nintendo Wii U Anniversary Chat 01:01:09 - Question Block!
11/18/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 22 seconds
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Animal Crossing's DLC Is Great, But GTA on Switch... Not So Great - NVC 586

Grand Theft Auto games are finally on Switch, but the result is less than grand. This week on NVC, join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Reb Valentine as they break down the ports of the classic PS2 GTA trilogy. On a more positive note, Animal Crossing's DLC is great, and the panel shares their impressions. Plus, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have leaked, we may see a new direction for 3D Mario, and a whole lot more. 00:00:00 - GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition Chat 00:16:56 - Discussing Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl Leaks 00:27:29 - Thoughts on ACNH: Happy Home Paradise  00:42:20 - Kat Takes 00:53:52 - Top 100 Games: Final Fantasy VI 01:01:45 - News Blast 01:05:55 - What We’ve Been Playing 01:12:24 - Question Block!
11/11/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 13 seconds
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We've Played the Big Animal Crossing Update - NVC 585

Nintendo dropped the new Animal Crossing update early, and we have impressions of the new features in New Horizons. And, with the rumor that Seth Rogen will star in a solo Donkey Kong animated film, we match other Nintendo characters with the Hollywood stars that should play them. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Michael Swaim this week on Nintendo Voice Chat.  00:00:00 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons v2.0 Chat 00:12:29 - Donkey Kong Movie & Fan Casting Nintendo Characters 00:29:25 - Shin Megami Tensei V Thoughts  00:34:39 - Top Nintendo Games: A Link to the Past  00:41:25 - Kat Takes 00:45:41 - News Blast 00:50:34 - What We’re Playing 00:57:34 - Question Block
11/4/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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Nintendo Online's N64 Emulation Leaves a Lot to Be Desired - NVC 584

It's a packed episode this week on Nintendo Voice Chat! First up, the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is out, and there's some frustration over how the N64 games run on Switch. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and our old Ninfriendo Zach Ryan as they hash it all out. Plus, hear about IGN's Mario Party Superstars review, the new Pikmin AR game, and more. Stick around to hear some spoilery thoughts on Metroid Dread. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - N64 Expansion Pack chat 00:29:25 - Is Mario Party Superstars the best Mario Party? 00:33:32 - The new Pikmin AR game 00:37:51 - Top Nintendo Games #43: Metroid Prime  00:48:25 - Why Nintendo's history deserves better 00:55:10 - Metroid Dread SPOILERCAST
10/28/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 54 seconds
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Is Nintendo Cutting Updates for Its Biggest Games Too Short? - NVC 583

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! After the recent news that next month's Animal Crossing update will be the final major content drop for the game, we're wondering if Nintendo stops supporting their games too soon. Join Seth Macy, Kat Bailey, Reb Valentine, and special guest Eric Van Allen as they discuss Nintendo's DLC philosophy. Plus, it's been five years since the Switch's reveal trailer, and the panel reflects on the big unveiling.  Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Animal Crossing and Nintendo's DLC strategy 00:18:25 - Nintendo Switch Reveal 5th Anniversary 00:36:57 - Shin Megami Tensei V discussion 00:50:10 - What we’re playing 01:13:20 - Question Block!
10/21/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 17 seconds
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Nintendo's New Online Tier Pricing Overshadows Animal Crossing's Updates - NVC 582

A ton of new content is on the way to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including a huge DLC expansion. While the NVC crew is excited about the updates, they're less excited about the pricing news for Nintendo Switch Online that came bundled in with the announcement. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Taylor Lyles as they react to all of today's big announcements. Plus, impressions of the Pokemon Gen 4 remakes, a new segment, and more! Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Welcome! 00:02:11 - Nintendo Switch Online's wild new pricing 00:16:18 - Animal Crossing Direct! 00:27:24 - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Preview 00:36:47 - Kat's Take 00:50:05 - Question Block & Outro New this week! For an easy way to find NVC on your favorite platform, check out our new NVC Linktree!
10/15/202152 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sora's In Smash and Metroid Dread Is Amazing - NVC 581

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Your new host Seth Macy is joined by Sam Claiborn, Kat Bailey, and Kate MacPherson to talk about a huge week for Nintendo! First up, the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character is Sora from Kingdom Hearts, and the panel reacts to the final trailer, and Ultimate as a whole. Then, Metroid Dread is out this week, and it's amazing! Hear all about IGN's Metroid Dread review, and how happy we are to have a new 2D Metroid after all these years. Plus, hear about the Switch OLED, which launches alongside Metroid Dread this week. Timecodes! 00:00:02 - Intro  00:01:42 - Sora Comes to Smash 00:16:02 - Metroid Dread Review 00:29:39 - Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct  00:36:50 - What We’ve Been Playing 00:46:34 - Question Block 00:52:10 - Outro
10/7/202152 minutes, 50 seconds
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Exploring 25 Years of Nintendo 64 History - NVC 580

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! The Nintendo 64 (and IGN!) turned 25 years old this week, so we've assembled a panel of N64 superfans to talk about Nintendo's wacky 64-bit machine. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Seth Macy, and special guest Jared Petty to hear about everything from the unforgettable controller, to the best games on the system. Plus, Hear brief updates on Monster Hunter Rise, what we're playing, and an important announcement!
9/30/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hands-On with Switch OLED and Metroid Dread - NVC Special Episode

Welcoooome to a special episode of NVC! Kat Bailey got to go hands-on with the Nintendo Switch OLED model, and she joins Casey DeFreitas and Seth Macy to share impressions of the newest entry into the Switch family. Plus, Kat played the first 90 minutes of Metroid Dread, which launches alongside the Switch OLED on October 8th. NVC usually goes live at 3 p.m. Pacific Time on IGN.com, YouTube, and your favorite podcast service. Get the thing!
9/27/202117 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Mario Movie's Cast Is Bonkers and More Nintendo Direct Reactions - NVC 579

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! On this live Nintendo Direct post show, the NVC crew breaks down the craziest reveals from this week's Nintendo Direct, including the wild Mario movie cast. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Seth Macy as they discuss Bayonetta 3's long-awaited reveal, the new 3D Kirby game, Chris Pratt, and a whole lot more.
9/24/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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GameCube Turns 20 and Bluetooth Comes to Switch - NVC 578

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Super Ninfriendo Seth Macy takes a spin in the hosting chair, and he's joined by Brian Altano, Rebekah Valentine, and Kat Bailey to chat all things Nintendo. After four and a half long years, Bluetooth support is finally on Switch. But is it any good? Plus, the GameCube just turned 20 years old, and the panel discusses their favorite memories with Nintendo's little purple box.
9/16/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 5 seconds
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WarioWare Gets It (Kind of) Plus Nintendo's Involvement in Retro and Metroid Prime - NVC 577

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! A brand new WarioWare hits store shelves this week, and Casey DeFreitas is joined by Tom Marks, Taylor Lyles, and Rebekah Valentine to talk all about Wario's latest wacky game. Plus, hear about IGN's reviews for Life Is Strange: True Colors and Baldo: The Guardian Owls. And, a new interview is shedding light on Nintendo's involvement with Retro Studios during the development of Metroid Prime. All that and more, this week on NVC! Check out the interview from Kiwi Talkz for even more tidbits about Metroid Prime and Retro Studios.
9/9/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 3 seconds
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What's the Best 3D Sonic Game? - NVC 576

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Sonic takes center stage this week, as the panel discusses IGN's Sonic Colors Ultimate review, as well as the best 3D Sonic games in the series. Join host Casey DeFreitas, reviewer Mitchell Saltzman, Sonic superfan Logan Plant, and the wonderful Brian Altano, as they take a look at some of the Blue Blur's most divisive outings. Plus, it's the start of a new recurring segment on NVC! The Nintendo 64 turns 25 this month, so we're putting together a lineup of the games we'd want to see on a theoretical N64 Classic Edition. Plus, stick around to hear about the first new GBA game in 13 years, more impressions of No More Heroes 3, and more. Timecodes 00:00:00 Sonic Colors Ultimate discussion 00:22:22 Big Brain Academy is back 00:29:35 Picking the N64 Classic lineup  00:41:15 More news 00:59:17 What we're playing
9/2/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 9 seconds
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The SNES Turns 30! - NVC 575

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week marked the 30th anniversary of the Super Nintendo's launch, and we've got a special episode of NVC to celebrate the occasion. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Sam Claiborn, and Kat Bailey as they discuss their best memories with Nintendo's 16-bit powerhouse. Plus, hear the verdict on No More Heroes 3, impressions of the WarioWare demo on Switch, and more.
8/27/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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Will Legends: Arceus Pave the Way for Future Pokemon Games? - NVC 574

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! The Pokemon Company has pulled back the curtain on Pokemon Legends: Arceus, as well as the Diamond and Pearl remakes, and the NVC crew is here to talk about all of the newly-revealed gameplay and features. Join Pokefans Casey DeFreitas, Joshua Yehl, Reb Valentine, and David Walker as they react to the next evolution for the series. Plus, Nintendo Switch games just keep selling, to the point where the Big N has set a record in Japan. All that, and more, on this week's episode of NVC! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Pokemon Legends Discussion 00:36:17 Diamond and Pearl Remakes 00:51:45 More news 01:05:12 What we've been playing
8/19/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 19 seconds
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Nintendo Just Announced a Bunch of Great Looking Games - NVC 573

From the surprise release of Axiom Verge 2, to the announcement Loop Hero is coming to Switch later this year, the list of great-looking games coming to Switch is longer than ever. Join Seth Macy, Reb Valentine, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for this week's episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. 
8/12/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 24 seconds
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Celebrating Metroid's 35th Anniversary + Nintendo's Earnings Explained - NVC 572

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Metroid turns 35 years old in Japan, and Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Logan Plant are here to discuss their favorite games in the franchise. Plus, The Nintendo Switch just keeps on selling, and the crew breaks down the latest financial numbers. Stick around to hear Peer and Logan's thoughts on The Great Ace Attorney, and much more.
8/5/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 40 seconds
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The World Ends With You and Surprise Game Updates - NVC 571

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Seth Macy and Rebekah Valentine to discuss NEO: The World Ends With You, the long-awaited sequel that's out now on Nintendo Switch. Plus, hear about new updates for New Pokemon Snap and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo shutting down Dr. Mario World, and a whole lot more.
7/29/202153 minutes, 17 seconds
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Skyward Sword: Dead End or a Stepping Stone? - NVC 570

YouTuber OJ - Player Essence joins our weekly Nintendo podcast, NVC, for a discussion of how our experiences playing Skyward Sword on Switch now differ from how we experienced it on Wii in 2011. What's changed? What hasn't? Plus, did Skyward Sword have a lasting impact on the Zelda series? How's Switch selling? What was up with Nintendo's recent rumor debunking comment? Plus, impressions of Cotton Reboot, Pokemon Unite, Boomerang X, and more.
7/22/202156 minutes, 53 seconds
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What Does the Steam Deck Mean for Nintendo? - NVC 569

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Mitchell Saltzman to talk about Valve's new handheld gaming system, the Steam Deck, and how it compares to the Nintendo Switch. And, Tom got to go hands-on with the new Nintendo Switch OLED model, and he shares his thoughts on the new and improved screen. Plus, Skyward Sword HD launches this week, and the panel talks about impressions of Nintendo's latest HD remaster.
7/15/202150 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Curious Case of the Switch OLED - NVC 568

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat: OLED Edition! Nintendo has finally unveiled the next member of the Nintendo Switch Family, featuring a larger, OLED screen and a redesigned dock. But, it's missing the highly-rumored 4K support that some fans were hoping for. So, what do we think? This week on NVC, join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Seth Macy, and special guest Jools Watsham as they break down their thoughts on Nintendo's newest console. Plus, hear about our Monster Hunter Stories 2 review, some special amiibo news, and Pictooi, Jools' new game! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Let's talk Switch OLED 00:37:35 Monster Hunter Stories 2 discussion 00:53:07 Monster Hunter amiibo Sweepstakes 00:55:47 Talking Pictooi with Jools!
7/8/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 53 seconds
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Do Any Switch Games Have a Chance at GOTY This Year? - NVC 567

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Seth Macy, and Tom Marks to look back on the best Switch releases throughout the first half of 2021. They also look ahead to the most highly anticipated games still to come this year! Plus, hear discussions about Star Fox 64's anniversary, Kazuya in Smash, and a whole lot more.
7/1/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mario Golf Super Rush and Doki Doki Literature Club Come to Switch - NVC 566

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Zach Ryan takes a final spin in the hosting chair. He's joined by Miranda Sanchez and Simon Cardy to talk about IGN's review of Mario Golf Super Rush. Plus, this week, the NVC panel is joined by Dan Salvato, creator of Doki Doki Literature Club, to talk about the visual novel's release on Nintendo Switch. And, final thoughts on the E3 Nintendo Direct, a quick celebration of the N64's 25th anniversary, and a whole lot more. We love you, Zach! You'll be missed!
6/24/20211 hour, 26 seconds
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Our Nintendo E3 Post Show and Talking Zelda with Nintendo Treehouse

Welcoooome to a special E3 edition of Nintendo Voice Chat! First, it's our live post-show reactions to the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, including the new Breath of the Wild 2 trailer, Metroid Dread, and more! Then, stick around for our interview with Nintendo's Bill Trinen & Nate Bihldorff about time travel in Zelda and where Samus goes from here.
6/17/202142 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Case of the Vanishing Switch Pro - NVC 564

It's the final show before E3! This week on NVC, guest host Kat Bailey and the rest of the NVC panel discuss the highly-rumored Switch Pro announcement that has not yet come to fruition. Plus, hear about Nintendo's recent firmware update that was abruptly pulled down, our thoughts on Game Builder Garage, and a whole lot more.
6/11/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Are ROMs Ever Okay? Plus Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct! - NVC 563:

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo hasn't pulled the curtain back on the highly-rumored Switch Pro, but the company did finally reveal its plans for E3 2021! Join Casey DeFreitas, Seth Macy, Logan Plant, and NVC newcomer Jada Griffin as they lay out expectations and hopes for the 40-minute Nintendo Direct that's less than two weeks away. Plus, after a recent lawsuit, the panel discusses the place ROMs hold in video games. Stick around for WarioWare, Knockout City, and Question Block!
6/4/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sonic and Dragon Quest Coming to the Switch Pro? - NVC 562

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First, a quick discussion on some fresh Switch Pro rumors that suggest an announcement is coming very soon. Then, the NVC panel turns their attention to a few pre-E3 presentations, including news about Dragon Quest and Sonic the Hedgehog. Stick around to hear about the new Switch Online games, Monster Hunter Rise's latest update, and more!
5/28/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Problem With Zelda: Skyward Sword's New Amiibo - NVC 561

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Just when you thought amiibo were on their way out the door, Nintendo came back and announced a new figurine to launch alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. But… there's a catch. This week, join Casey DeFreitas, Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Kat Bailey as they dive into the controversy. Plus, hear about the new Mario Golf trailer, Hollow Knight: Silksong's absence at E3, and more. Audio timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Mario Golf discussion 00:13:21 The Skyward Sword amiibo controversy 00:29:56 More news! 00:48:01 Games out this week 00:56:21 What we're playing 01:07:51 Question Block!
5/20/20211 hour, 12 minutes
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Nintendo Revealed the GameCube at E3 20 Years Ago - NVC 560

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo's beloved purple box was revealed at E3 two decades ago, and the NVC crew is here this week to reflect on the reveal, as well as how E3 has changed over the last 20 years. Join host Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and IGN cofounder and NVC alum Matt Casamassina for that discussion, as well as conversations about Nintendo failing to keep up with Switch demand, Capcom breaking sales records, and a whole lot more. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 20 years since GameCube's introduction 00:41:27 News! 00:52:00 Games out this week 00:54:58 What we're playing 01:06:30 Question Block!
5/13/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 41 seconds
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Nintendo's Record Breaking Year: Could Switch Become the Best Selling Console, Ever? - NVC 559

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo just had its most profitable year ever, which has the NVC crew wondering if the Switch could become the best-selling console of all time. Join guest host Seth Macy and his panel of Ninfriendos for a discussion about the Big N's record-breaking year. Plus, Nintendo just announced a new game, Game Builder Garage, which looks like Super Mario Maker meets Dreams. And, stick around to hear some tidbits of Nintendo news that's coming out of the trial between Epic and Apple. It's a packed week here on NVC!
5/6/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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New Pokemon Snap Review Discussion - NVC 558

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! After two decades, Pokemon Snap is finally getting a sequel with New Pokemon Snap on Nintendo Switch. Join host Casey DeFreitas, reviewer Rebekah Valentine, Pokemaniac Miranda Sanchez, and bow tie-wearing Tom Marks as they discuss the surprise sequel. Plus, hear about Super Mario Party's online multiplayer update, new content in Monster Hunter Rise, and a lot more. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! New Pokemon Snap! 00:26:18 Super Mario Party's surprise update 00:39:45 More news! 00:59:45 What we're playing 01:02:58 Question Block
4/29/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why F-Zero Should Make a Return on Nintendo Switch - NVC 557

Welcome to NVC! After Takaya Imamura's recent comments on the state of the F-Zero franchise, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Logan Plant to discuss what a potential F-Zero revival could look like. Plus, hear about the recent Great Ace Attorney announcement, some new-fangled technology that lets you print your Nintendo Switch screenshots, and the panel's thoughts on the recently-released Ask Iwata book. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! F-Zero discussion 00:32:25 The Great Ace Attorney heads west 00:39:45 More news! 01:00:00 What we're... reading!
4/22/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 15 seconds
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Nintendo Indie World: Our Picks From the Showcase - NVC 556

Welcooooome to NVC! This week, fill-in host Zach Ryan is joined by Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and Rebekah Valentine to talk about all things Nintendo. First up, Nintendo announced a new Switch Lite color this week, and the internet can't decide if it's blue or purple. Then, hear about the panel's favorite games from the recent Indie World showcase, including Oxenfree 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, and more. Stick around to hear about the Ask Iwata book, more New Pokemon Snap details, and another round of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Is the new Switch blue or purple? 00:09:30 Indie World discussion 00:32:50 Ask Iwata book 00:37:45 New New Pokemon Snap details 00:46:00 What we're playing 00:55:35 Question Block!
4/15/202159 minutes, 30 seconds
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What to Expect From Nintendo’s E3 2021 - NVC 555

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo is back on the books for E3 2021, and Casey DeFreitas, Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Rebekah Valentine are here to discuss what they think the Big N will have at the show. Plus, hear about Pac-Man 99, the best Nintendo controllers of all time, and more.  Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Nintendo goofs from last week 00:12:40 Nintendo at E3 2021 00:37:50 Pac-Man 99 00:46:00 Animal Crossing Build-a-Bears 00:52:07 Favorite Nintendo controllers 00:56:00 What we're playing 01:06:35 Question Block!
4/8/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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10 Disappointing Nintendo Games (And 10 That We Love) - NVC 554

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Off the heels of some underwhelming Nintendo Switch releases, Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Rebekah Valentine share some disappointing Nintendo games throughout the years. And, to add some positivity into the mix, the panel also discusses some games that they love! Next, hear about Monster Hunter Rise's monstrous launch, why analysts think digital games will soon dominate over physical releases, and more.  Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Disappointing games, and games we love 00:35:30 Monster Hunter Rise had a huge launch 00:38:55 Digital and physical games discussion 00:49:35 Games out this week 00:51:51 What we're playing
4/1/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 17 seconds
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Nintendo Is Going to Murder Mario, Plus We Talk A Whole Bunch of Monster Hunter Rise - NVC 553

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! It's Monster Hunter Rise launch week, and Seth Macy is joined by Casey DeFreitas, Tom Marks, and Logan Plant to discuss the new entry in Capcom's long-running franchise. Plus, hear about even more Super Nintendo Switch rumors, Mario's impending doom, IGN's Super Nintendo World review, and a whole lot more. Finally, the panel wraps up with another edition of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Monster Hunter Rise discussion 00:32:00 Mario's March 31 deadline 00:42:00 More Super Nintendo Switch talk 00:51:30 Super Nintendo World! 00:53:35 Out this week 00:57:00 Question Block!
3/25/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nintendo Predicts Its Best Year Ever, Skyward Sword's Motion Controls Smoothed Over - NVC 552

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Super Ninfriendo Seth Macy takes a spin in the host chair this week, alongside Zach Ryan, Rebekah Valentine, and Stella Chung. This week, the panel discusses how Nintendo is expecting a record year ahead in 2021. Plus, how Skyward Sword's motion controls are supposedly better on Switch, important March releases throughout Nintendo's history besides Breath of the Wild, and a whole lot more.
3/18/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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Is Apex Legends Good on Switch? - NVC 551

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Seth Macy, Tom Marks, and Stella Chung to talk about Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch. Hear about how the game runs on Nintendo's hybrid console, a bonus for Apex players who try the game on Switch, and more. Plus, Mario Day was this week, so the panel breaks down all the deals and everything leaving Switch on March 31. Stick around for news on Monster Hunter Stories 2, a new Ninja Turtles game, and more! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Apex Legends discussion 00:09:46 Mario Day! 00:22:05 More news 00:43:10 Games out this week 00:49:18 What we're playing 01:01:13 Question Block!
3/11/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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We Could Be Closer to Nintendo's Next Console Than you Think - NVC 550

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Tom Marks to celebrate four years of everyone's favorite console-handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. The panel discusses why Breath of the Wild is still the top Switch game four years later, and the outlook for the rest of the system's lifespan. Plus, yet another Switch Pro rumor is swirling around the internet. Stick around to hear about Pyra and Mythra's presentation, Mario items in Animal Crossing, and a whole lot more. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Happy Birthday, Switch! 00:23:30 The new Switch rumors 00:45:30 More news 00:51:04 Games out this week 00:57:52 What we're playing 01:06:06 Question Block!
3/4/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds
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Legendary Pokemon News and Bravely Default 2 - NVC 549

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Just a week after the Nintendo Direct, The Pokemon Company announced Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Diamond and Pearl remakes in a presentation of their own. Join Casey DeFreitas, Rebekah Valentine, Miranda Sanchez, Seth Macy, and Mitchell Saltzman as they react to these and the other games shown off in Friday's presentation. Plus, the panel discusses Bravely Default II and Curse of the Dead Gods, which are now available on Nintendo Switch. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block. Time Codes:  00:00:00 An Announcement!  00:00:30 Pokemon with Miranda Sanchez!  00:25:10 Bravely Default 2 Review Discussion 00:41:00 More News! Monster Hunter Rise, Pyra/Mythra presentation 00:47:00 What we’re playing: Curse of the Dead Gods 00:53:00 What we’re playing: Ghosts ‘n Goblins: Resurrection + more 01:01:00 Question Block!
2/26/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nintendo’s February Direct: Will there Be More Zelda News in 2021? - NVC 548

A wild Nintendo Direct appeared! For the first time in over a year, Nintendo dropped a full-length Nintendo Direct presentation. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan as they react to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 characters joining Smash, the surprise Splatoon 3 announcement, Mario Golf on Switch and more. Plus, after Skyward Sword HD's announcement and no new information on Breath of the Wild's sequel, the panel discusses why Nintendo needs more Zelda in its 2021 master plan. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Nintendo Direct reactions 00:24:34 Zelda discussion 00:45:15 More news 00:48:00 What we're playing 01:04:44 Question Block!
2/18/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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The New Mario Anniversary Pins Make Us Bowser's Fury(ous) - NVC 547

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Tom Marks, Brendan Graeber, and IGN newcomer Rebekah Valentine to talk about all things Nintendo. This week, hear about IGN's reviews for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and Persona 5 Strikers. Then, the panel discusses how difficult it is to get your hands on the latest set of Super Mario 35th Anniversary pins. Plus, McDonald's and Burger King are introducing Nintendo-related toys, Nintendo Switch Online got a curious selection of new games, and there's a new Nintendo concierge service! Hear about all this and more, this week on NVC. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Lots of games! 00:21:00 News 00:47:27 Games out this week 00:51:40 What we're playing 01:04:21 Question Block!
2/11/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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Nintendo Switch Outsells the 3DS - NVC 546

The Nintendo Switch continues to sell like the greatest thing since sliced bread, passing the beloved Nintendo 3DS. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and Seth Macy as they recap Nintendo's crazy sales numbers from the last quarter. Plus, the panel discusses Nintendo reportedly canceling a Netflix Zelda project, new Monster Hunter Rise details, and what Hideki Kamiya is saying about Bayonetta 3. All that, and more, this week on Nintendo Voice Chat!  Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Crazy Nintendo Switch numbers 00:11:55 Nintendo's rumored Netflix projects 00:23:00 More news! 00:40:45 Games out this week 00:44:40 What we're playing 00:58:44 Question Block!
2/4/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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Bowser's Fury Preview and Mario Rabbids Rumors - NVC 545

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Casey DeFreitas returns to the host seat this week, and she's joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks to talk about Bowser's Fury, the new Monster Hunter Rise Switch, and more. Plus, stick around for discussion on the Nintendo 64's long-lost feature, and games the panel is playing this week. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Bowser's Fury preview 00:08:50 Mario Rabbids rumors 00:12:17 More news, including the Monster Hunter Switch! 00:35:10 The N64's long-lost feature 00:43:35 What we're playing
1/28/202150 minutes, 35 seconds
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Is a Switch Pro Coming in 2021? - NVC 544

Welcome to NVC, Super Ninfriendos! This week, Seth Macy is joined by Brian Altano, special guest Lily Zaldivar, and… wait for it… Casey DeFreitas! Join the panel as they react to what industry analysts are saying about the likelihood of a new Switch model in 2021. Plus, hear about the extremely limited gold Monster Hunter Rise amiibo, a big name retiring from Nintendo, and a whole lot more.  This episode marks the peaceful transfer of power from permanent temporary host Seth Macy, back to NVC host Casey DeFreitas, who we're thrilled to have back. Please, go congratulate @sethmacy on Twitter on his great run! 
1/21/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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New Pokemon Snap Release Date and the Big Bowser's Fury Reveal - NVC 543

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo finally pulled back the curtain on Bowser's Fury, and the NVC panel is here to react to the Koopa King's sweet new look. Plus, New Pokemon Snap's release date was revealed this week, along with a brand new trailer! Join your permanent temporary host Seth Macy, along with Brian Altano and Tom Marks for another fun episode of NVC.
1/14/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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Our 2021 Nintendo Prediction Spectacular! - NVC 542

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, your permanent temporary host Seth Macy is joined by Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Logan Plant to share their best predictions for what Nintendo will do this year. Hear predictions involving Breath of the Wild 2, the Virtual Boy, and… a potential heist at Super Nintendo World? Plus, hear all about today's Monster Hunter Rise presentation, as well as early impressions of the new demo. Finally, we wrap up with another round of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Nintendo buys Next Level Games 00:05:00 Monster Hunter Rise & other news 00:27:30 2021 Nintendo Predictions! 00:48:10 Question Block!
1/7/20211 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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The Big Nintendo 2021 Preview - NVC 541

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! For the final episode of 2020, join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks as they look ahead to what's in store for Nintendo's 2021. Thank you for supporting NVC in 2020! We'll see you next year! And as always, get the thing!
12/31/202056 minutes, 58 seconds
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Looking Back On Nintendo's 2020 - NVC 540

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! For this Holiday Break edition of NVC, join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Tom Marks as they reflect on Nintendo in the year of 2020, and discuss the best game of the year. From Animal Crossing to Hades, this is where you'll hear about the top games that came out on Switch over the last 12 months.
12/24/202047 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Biggest Nintendo Surprises and Disappointments of 2020 - NVC 539

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Seth Macy is joined by Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Tom Marks to discuss the biggest surprises and disappointments from Nintendo in 2020. Join in as the NVC crew recaps some of the major Nintendo happenings this year, including the Nintendo Switch shortage and Super Mario's 35th anniversary. Plus, hear reactions to this week's Indie World presentation, the new NES and SNES Switch Online games, and much more. Finally, we wrap up with another round of Question Block.
12/17/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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Sephiroth Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - NVC 538

Welcome to NVC! This week, your new fill-in host Seth Macy is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks to discuss Nintendo's presence at The Game Awards. Hear about the one-winged angel, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, coming to Super Smash Bros., our thoughts on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, recent Switch sales numbers, and more.
12/11/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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What Will Nintendo Announce at The Game Awards? - NVC 537

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! The Game Awards are next week, and Daemon Hatfield, Zach Ryan, Janet Garcia, and Seth Macy are here to predict what Nintendo will reveal at the big show. Plus, hear about the new Switch update, Super Nintendo World's opening date in Japan, Doom Eternal's Switch release date, and a whole lot more. Audio Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:00:51 Nintendo's Game Awards reveal 00:18:49 The new Switch update 00:25:34 More news 00:37:36 Games out this week 00:41:50 What we're playing 00:51:51 Question Block! Games out this week: Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack, $49.99 Immortals Fenyx Rising, $59.99 Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, 12/04, $5.99 Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise, 12/04, $49.99
12/3/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 38 seconds
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We Answer Your Nintendo Questions! - NVC 536

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, join Janet Garcia, Brian Altano, Tom R. Marks, and Brendan Graeber for a super-sized edition of Question Block. We answer tons of your Nintendo questions, and some non-Nintendo questions! Will the "R." in Tom R. Marks finally be revealed? You can only find out right here on NVC.  Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:57 Super quick news 00:03:03 Mega Question Block! 00:48:50 Out this week 00:53:03 What we're playing 00:59:06 What we're thankful for
11/26/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Judging Nintendo's Game Awards Nominees - NVC 535

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, join Janet Garcia, Peer Schneider, Brendan Graeber, and Seth Macy as they evaluate the main Nintendo Switch nominees for the 2020 Game Awards. Plus, impressions on the recently released Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch, as well as our predictions for what wacky Nintendo product we could see next. Stick around to hear about the seasonal Animal Crossing update, Picross S5, and more. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Quick Age of Calamity discussion 00:05:00 Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch Discussion 00:26:25 Nintendo at the Game Awards 00:42:50 More news 00:50:33 What we're playing 00:57:42 Question Block!
11/19/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 55 seconds
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How Will Nintendo Switch Hold Up Against PS5 and Xbox Series X? - NVC 534

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launched this week, and the NVC panel is here to discuss the battle ahead in the ninth console generation. Join Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, Seth Macy, and special guest Alanah Pearce, as they discuss Nintendo's strategy for hardware, third-party support, and more. Plus, the crew goes over some of the best Switch Black Friday deals, and answers your listener queries on the Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:45 Nintendo Switch VS Next-Gen 00:37:07 The best Switch Black Friday deals 00:45:02 More news 00:48:52 What we're playing 00:51:00 Games out this week 00:57:25 Question Block! Games out this week Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin - $39.99 Fuser - $59.99 Just Dance 2021 - $49.99 Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory - $59.99 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered - $39.99
11/12/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 48 seconds
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When Is Metroid Prime 4 Coming Out? - NVC 533

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Metroid Prime 4 was announced almost three and a half years ago, and there's still no launch window in sight for the long-awaited sequel. This week, join Zach Ryan, Tom Marks, Janet Garcia, and Seth Macy as they recount Metroid Prime 4's history to this point, and give their best guesses for when the game will actually release. Plus, reactions to Nintendo's latest sales numbers, an update to IGN's Top 25 Switch Games list, and more! Casey DeFreitas is on temporary leave from IGN, recovering from an injury she's been dealing with this year. We wish her the very best in her recovery, and look forward to her return! You can read her full statement on Twitter. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:35 An update from Casey 00:03:30 Metroid Prime 4 discussion 00:30:27 Nintendo's latest sales numbers 00:33:15 More news 00:49:35 What we're playing 00:57:19 Question Block!
11/5/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review Discussion and Majora's Mask's Anniversary - NVC 532

Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the final Partner Showcase Direct, and Majora's Mask are the highlights of this week's Nintendo Voice Chat. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and special guest O'Dell Harmon Jr. for this week's ride through the world of Nintendo. First, it's Majora's Mask's 20th anniversary, and the panel shares their favorite moments from this spooky Zelda adventure. Speaking of spooky, we discuss the first time a video game ever truly scared us. Plus, a discussion of IGN's Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review, and a look at No More Heroes, Age of Calamity, and more from the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia Giveaway: One winner will receive a Nintendo Switch System, a Bakugan Switch skin, and a digital code for Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. 10 other winners will receive Bakugan skins. This is only open to United States residents, sorry!  Subscribe to Nintendo Voice Chat on YouTube and then email us at [email protected] with the subject line Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia Nintendo Switch Sweepstakes to enter. You have until Nov 4 at 12am PT to send us that email! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:02:17 Majora's Mask retrospective 00:11:48 The first video game that scared us 00:29:48 Pikmin 3 Deluxe review discussion 00:39:36 Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase 01:00:53 Games out this week 01:03:05 What we're playing Games out this week: Carto - 10/27, $20 Dungreed - 10/27, $15 Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty - 10/27, $30 Pikmin 3 Deluxe - 10/30, $60 Pixel Puzzle Makeout League - 10/30, $15
10/29/20201 hour, 12 minutes
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Nintendo Switch's Sales Record and Fire Emblem's Surprise Localization - NVC 531

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light -- the original Fire Emblem -- is getting a surprise translated release on Nintendo Switch this December. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks as they react to the announcement. Plus, the Nintendo Switch hits a new milestone, as the best-selling console in the U.S. for 22 months in a row. Stick around for discussions on Nintendo's AR experiments, Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, Stardew Valley's split-screen multiplayer mode, and more. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:45 A new, old Fire Emblem on Switch 00:10:45 Nintendo Switch sales record 00:19:02 What's next for Nintendo AR games? 00:37:47 More news! 00:53:14 Games out this week 00:58:50 What we're playing 01:04:03 Question Block! Games out this week: ScourgeBringer, $16.99 Torchlight 3, $39.99 GONNER 2, $12.99 Disc Room, $15 The Red Lantern, $25
10/22/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dissecting Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Steve in Smash, and More! - NVC 530

This week on Nintendo Voice Chat, we're talking all things Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit! Casey DeFreitas is out this week, but we still have a great episode for you to enjoy. Join Janet Garcia, Tom Marks, Brendan Graeber, and Mitchell Saltzman as they discuss the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit review, Nintendo's decision to reduce the price of a single Joy-Con controller, and first impressions of Minecraft Steve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Plus, we answer your questions on another round of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:50 Single Joy-Con price drop in Japan 00:09:50 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit discussion 00:32:31 Impressions of Minecraft Steve in Smash  00:47:14 Games out this week 00:47:57 What we're playing 00:53:20 Question Block! Games out this week: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - 10/16, $99.99 Overwatch Game Trial - 10/13-10/20, Free for NSO members Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! - 10/14, $19.99 Shantae: Risk’s Revenge Director’s Cut - 10/15, $9.99 Roki - 10/15, $19.99 Alpaca Ball: Allstars - 10/15, $19.99  The Jackbox Party Pack 7 - 10/15, $29.99
10/15/202057 minutes, 34 seconds
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Does Nintendo Switch Need Better Voice Chat? - NVC 529

This week on Nintendo Voice Chat, we're talking about… Nintendo Voice Chat! That's right -- this week it was confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise does not include integrated voice chat, so the NVC panel is here to discuss if this is an issue Nintendo needs to improve upon moving forward for all Switch games. Plus, hear about recent news updates for Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and the Minecraft DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:00 Updates from the Nintendo Treehouse 00:14:43 Minecraft Smash DLC details 00:22:25 Nintendo Switch voice chat discussion 00:34:05 More news! 00:44:30 Games out this week 00:50:00 What we're playing 00:56:45 Question Block! Games out this week: Ikenfell - 10/8, $20 Falcon Age - 10/8, $20 Filament - 10/8, $17 Ghost of a Tale - 10/8, $25 I Am Dead - 10/8, $20 Aery - Sky Castle - 10/8, $10 FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition - 10/9, $50 The Survivalists - 10/9, $25 What we're playing: Peer: Pikmin 3, Fight Crab, Kirby Fighters 2 Zach: Hades Tom: Pikmin 3, Hades, Ikenfell, A Monster's Expedition
10/8/20201 hour
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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 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, and much more.  Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:04 Minecraft comes to Smash Bros. 00:10:51 TGS: Hyrule Warriors and Monster Hunter Rise 00:19:35 Pokemon DLC news 00:30:00 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit impressions 00:43:16 Your responses to Nintendo's hypothetical E3 00:53:00 Games out this week Games out this week: Joker and Hero amiibo come out Friday! Alwa’s Legacy - 9/29, $18 Rogue Company - 9/30, F2P Ys Origin - 10/1, $20 Super Mario Bros. 35 - 10/1, Free for Nintendo Switch Online members Warsaw - 10/1, $20
10/2/202059 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 recorded before Nintendo dropped Kirby Fighters 2 on the Switch eShop. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:20 Monster Hunter and the Nintendo Direct Mini 00:24:30 Remembering the 3DS 00:38:30 More news! 00:53:47 Games out this week 00:57:05 What we're playing 01:05:10 Question Block! Games out this week: Unrailed! - 9/23, $20 RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition - 9/24, $30 Rivals of Aether - 9/24, $30 Going Under - 9/24, $20 Lost Ember - 9/24, $30 What we're playing: Casey: Nexomon: Extinction Brian: Super Mario 64, Hades Zach: Super Mario Sunshine, Hades Tom: Hades, Inertial Drift
9/24/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 Mini: Partner Showcase that aired Thursday morning. Rest assured -- Casey is very excited about Monster Hunter! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:17 Super Mario 3D All-Stars discussion 00:22:34 Super Mario's 35th Anniversary 00:29:05 What is the best Mario game? 00:41:33 More news! 00:50:43 What we're playing 00:54:10 Question Block
9/17/20201 hour, 3 minutes
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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: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:00:53 Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity discussion 00:21:30 The limited release for Super Mario 3D All-Stars 00:36:29 More news! 00:43:08 (Brief) Games out this week 00:43:57 What we're playing 00:53:47 Question Block!
9/10/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 change. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Gamescom news 00:14:00 What we would change about the Switch 00:28:30 Nintendo Direct drought… 00:38:37 Games out this week 00:43:18 What we're playing 00:51:38 Question Block! Games out this week: Ary and the Secret of Seasons - 9/1, $40 Good Pizza, Great Pizza - 9/3, $8 Spinch - 9/3, $15 Paradise Killer - 9/4, $20 NBA 2K21 - 9/4, $60 Lair of the Clockwork God - 9/4, $20 Here be Dragons - 9/3 - $17.99
9/3/20201 hour, 40 seconds
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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 on 9/3 at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Get the thing! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:02:20 The Mario Game & Watch 00:07:50 Super Mario 3D World is back! 00:14:20 Super Mario 35 is a battle royale 00:18:43 Mario Kart Live Home Circuit 00:25:15 Super Mario 3D All-Stars is real!
9/3/202039 minutes, 34 seconds
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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 out this week, Crystal Chronicles discussion 00:33:45 What we're playing 00:37:45 Question Block!
8/27/202047 minutes, 1 second
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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 normal video shows soon! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:03:25 The Indie World Presentation 00:36:09 Our Switch Sleeper Hits 00:48:03 More news! 00:57:54 What we're playing 01:03:25 Question Block
8/20/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 23 seconds
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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 4 potentially coming to Switch, some possible amiibo reprints, and Question Block! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:02:41 Animal Crossing's crazy sales numbers 00:13:10 Picking the best Paper Mario game 00:34:28 More news! 00:40:27 Games out this week 00:44:00 What we're playing 00:56:22 Question Block! Games out this week: Volta-X - 8/12, $20 Faeria - 8/13, $20 Boomerang Fu - 8/13, $15 Double Kick Heroes - 8/13, $22 What we're playing: Peer: Paper Mario: The Origami King, Picross S4 Terri: Final Fantasy IX, Paper Mario: The Origami King Brendan: Banjo Kazooie and the Jiggies of Time, Fall Guys
8/13/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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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 NES, the surprise Super Smash Bros. update, and more. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:23 Pikmin 3 Deluxe is coming to Switch 00:17:14 Our Nintendo backlogs 00:34:30 Cool Nintendo stuff! 00:48:03 News time! 00:57:45 Question Block! Games out this week: Skully - 8/4, $30 Swimsanity! - 8/6, $25 Aery - Broken Memories - 8/6, $15
8/6/20201 hour, 41 seconds
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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's save backup services. Finally, we wrap up with one of your listener questions on Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:19 Nintendo franchise release gaps 00:19:28 The Nintendo Gigaleak 00:35:50 Audience Yaps 00:44:22 More news! 00:48:30 What we're playing 01:00:00 Question Block Games out this week: Sagrada, $14.99, Out now They Breathe, $3.99, Out now Heroes of Hammerwatch: Ultimate Edition, $19.99, Out now Kingdom Rush, $9.99, Out now Nowhere Prophet, $24.99, Out now What we're playing: Peer: Paper Mario, Carrion, Crysis Brian: Carrion, Panzer Paladin Zach: Paper Mario, Carrion, EarthBound
7/30/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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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 Nintendo Direct impressions 00:16:56 The top-downloaded games in Japan 00:24:35 News time! 00:40:30 Games out this week 00:46:10 What we're playing 01:03:05 Question Block!
7/23/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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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 WayForward’s new Switch game, and our biggest Nintendo disappointments 00:18:30 Your biggest Nintendo disappointments! 00:29:29 News! 00:44:20 Games out this week 00:47:50 What we’re playing 00:58:04 Question Block! What we’re playing: Casey: Clubhouse Games Peer: CrossCode Sam: Ghost of Tsushima Seth: Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario World
7/16/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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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 Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:19 The Best Summer Games on Switch 00:13:20 Paper Mario: The Origami King discussion 00:23:51 News time! 00:34:37 Games out this week 00:46:00 Question Block! Games out this week: Superliminal - 7/7, $20 Catherine: Full Body - 7/7, $50 CrossCode - 7/9, $20 Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 - 7/10, $15 Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise - 7/10, $50
7/9/20201 hour, 1 minute, 23 seconds
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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 listener questions answered on another round of Question Block.  Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:02:02 Min Min impressions and ranking the Smash DLC 00:26:56 Nintendo apologizes for Joy-Con drift 00:34:01 More news! 00:44:26 Games out this week 00:49:08 What we're playing 01:01:32 Question Block! Games out this week: Yes, Your Grace - 6/26 $20 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III - 6/30, $60 Biped - 7/2, $15 What we're playing: OJ: Smash, Xenoblade Brian: Clubhouse Games Zach:  Mr. Driller Drill Land!
7/2/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 18 seconds
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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. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:00:26 A message from Peer 00:03:30 Min Min joins Smash! 00:15:20 Nintendo is reportedly stepping away from mobile games 00:29:30 Pokemon Unite's surprising reveal 00:35:38 More news! 00:38:30 Games out this week 00:48:15 What we're playing 00:59:05 Question Block! Games out this week: Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated Ninjala Blair Witch Star Wars Episode I: Racer Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia Ruiner What we're playing: Casey: Pokemon Cafe Mix Peer: Summer in Mara, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Brian: Jump Rope Challenge, Goblin Sword Tom: Pokemon Cafe Mix
6/25/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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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 another round of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:26 Everything from the Pokemon presentation 00:25:08 New details on Paper Mario: The Origami King 00:31:10 More news! 00:39:24 Games out this week 00:42:28 What we're playing 00:48:30 Question Block! Games out this week: Invisible Inc. - 6/15, $20 Ruiner - 6/18, $20 Namco Museum Archives Vol 1 & 2 - 6/18, $20 each Burnout Paradise Remastered - 6/19, $50 Railway Empire - 6/19, $40 Jump Rope Challenge - 6/15, Free Summer in Mara - 6/16, $25 Colt Canyon - 6/16, $15 Best Friend Forever - 6/18 What we're playing: Casey - Pokemon DLC Tom: Persona 5 Royal Joshua - Pokemon DLC Logan - Clubhouse Games, Mario Kart 8 Summer of Gaming Switch Games! Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Demon Turf XIII Remake Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Star Renegades Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix Vigor Ninjala The Survivalists 30XX Blue Fire Knuckle Sandwich Animal Crossing Celebrity Island Tours   And lots more!!!    
6/18/20201 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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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 Welcome! 00:01:42 Nintendo's best E3 booth from the last decade 00:15:00 The summer eShop sale! 00:24:44 More news 00:30:35 Games out this week 00:34:10 What we're playing 00:48:35 Question Block! Games out this week: Knight Squad, out now, $14.99 Ancestors Legacy, 6/11, $39.99 Project Warlock, 6/11, $14.99 House Flipper, 6/12, $24.99 What we're playing: Casey: DDR Peer: Xenoblade Chronicles, Clubhouse Games, Bioshock Zach: Xenoblade Chronicles Tom: Persona 5 Royal IGN stands in solidarity with the Black community and condemns racism. If you want to help support the Black Lives Matter movement, we recommend donating directly to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
6/11/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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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 thinks about Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block. Link to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacp.org/ YouTube Video Donating Ad Revenue to Protestor Bail Funds & More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCgLa25fDHM YouTube Video Donating Ad Revenue to Campaign Zero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99IgHvBfsxI Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:34 Nintendo and IGN's comments on recent events 00:07:12 Pokemon expansion news 00:24:45 More news!  00:30:20 Games out this week 00:38:10 Games we're playing, including Xenoblade! 00:49:49 Question Block! Games out this week: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 6/5, $40 The Outer Worlds - 6/5, $60 What we're playing: Casey: DDR Peer: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, The Outer Worlds Zach: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition O'Dell: Pokemon, Final Fantasy VII Remake
6/4/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 wrap things up with another round of Question Block!   Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:15 Splatoon's 5th anniversary discussion 00:16:47 News: BlizzCon cancelled, Dead Cells update, and more 00:25:45 Games out this week 00:41:53 What we're playing 00:47:00 Question Block! Games out this week: Minecraft Dungeons - 5/26, $20 Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - 5/29, $60 XCOM 2 Collection - 5/29, $50 BioShock: The Collection - 5/29, $50 Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - 5/29, $30 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection - 5/29, $40 Borderlands Legendary Collection - 5/29. $50 Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling - 5/28, $25 Shantae and the Seven Sirens - 5/28, $30 Atomicrops - 5/28, $15 Turmoil - 5/28, $15 Games we're playing: Brian: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Seth: Minecraft Dungeons Brendan: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Maneater
5/28/202053 minutes, 50 seconds
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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 in games fun or stressful? 00:16:00 More info on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 00:21:20 More news: Clubhouse Games, and more! 00:30:50 Games out this week 00:42:34 What we're playing 00:49:52 Question Block! Games out this week Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix - 5/15, $39 The Wonderful 101 Remastered - 5/19, $40 Golf With Your Friends - 5/19, $20 What the Golf? - 5/21, $20 realMyst: Masterpiece Edition - 5/21, $20 Monster Prom: XXL - 5/21, $16 What we're playing: Casey: DDR Peer: Travel Mosaics 3, Golf With Your Friends Zach: Indivisible Tom: Golf With Your Friends
5/21/202058 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why a New Paper Mario is so (Cautiously) Exciting – NVC Special

The NVC crew assembles for a short, standalone episode to discuss the surprise announcement of Paper Mario: The Origami King.
5/15/202024 minutes, 53 seconds
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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. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:24 Joy-Con drift is still a huge problem 00:23:07 Retro's cancelled Nintendo spinoffs 00:28:06 More news! 00:33:14 Games out this week 00:38:06 What we're playing 00:48:57 Question Block! Games out this week: Jet Lancer - 5/12, $15 Huntdown - 5/12, $20 Super Mega Baseball 3 - 5/13, $45 Ion Fury - 5/14, $25 Dungeon of the Endless - 5/15, $16 What we're playing: Tom: Jet Lancer, The Wonderful 101 Seth: Picross S4 Janet: Animal Crossing, Ring Fit Adventure, Picross S3, Bioshock
5/14/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 56 seconds
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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 Crossing Direct 00:19:40 Nintendo is reportedly delaying its June Direct 00:30:30 Games out this week 00:33:50 What we're playing 00:46:40 Question Block! Games out this week: Lonely Mountains: Downhill - 5/7, $20 Void Bastards - 5/7, $30 SuperMash - 5/8, $20 What we're playing: Peer: Picross S4, Cooking Mama: Cookstar, Good Job Brian: Moving Out, Streets of Rage 4 Tom: Animal Crossing
5/7/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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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 another round of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:00:55 160,000 Nintendo Network IDs have been hacked 00:06:08 A rumor about a new Switch model… with two screens? 00:12:42 Nintendo is adjusting the Animal Crossing economy 00:18:54 Our rapid-fire Majora's Mask memories 00:24:39 Games out this week 00:37:07 What we're playing 00:42:00 Question Block Games out this week: Moving Out - 4/28, $25 Indivisible - 4/28, $30 Telling Lies - 4/28, $20 Streets of Rage 4 - 4/30, $25 Book of Demons - 4/30, $25 Levelhead - 4/30, $20 Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia Demo - 4/30 What we're playing: Casey: Good Job Seth: Picross S4, Tales of Vesperia, Trials of Mana Zach: Indivisible, Streets of Rage 4, Animal Crossing Logan: Super Mario Maker 2, Animal Crossing
4/30/202053 minutes, 54 seconds
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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. Finally, we'll wrap up with another round of Question Block! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome, Stealth! 00:00:34 Mario Maker 2's big, new update 00:06:43 The Animal Crossing Spring update 00:18:27 The best JRPGs on Nintendo Switch 00:31:25 Games out this week 00:38:32 What we're playing 00:39:56 Question Block! Games out this week: Trials of Mana - 4/24, $50 ITTA - 4/22, $15 Picross S4 - 4/23, $10 Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition - 4/23, $20 Broken Lines - 4/23, $25 What we're playing: Casey: Nontendo! Zach: Animal Crossing Tom: Animal Crossing Stealth: Animal Crossing
4/23/202048 minutes, 30 seconds
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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: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:00 Nintendo Switch's new update 00:08:54 News time! 00:27:47 Show and tell 00:36:22 Games out this week 00:36:58 What we're playing 00:46:44 Question Block! Games out this week: Double Dragon Ⅱ: The Revenge, 4/16, $4.99 Theme Park Simulator, 4/17, $14.99 What we're playing: Casey: Slay the Spire Peer: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Brian: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Seth: Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
4/16/202049 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 LEGO Mario's release date and pricing. After hearing about the panel's recommendations from the eShop Spring Sale, stick around to hear your questions answered on another round of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome to the great Cooking Mama conspiracy! 00:13:35 More news! Bunny Day and Lego Super Mario 00:32:12 Our favorite eShop deals 00:36:15 Show and Tell! 00:42:14 Games out this week 00:45:44 What we're playing 00:57:24 Question Block! Games out this week: Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - 4/7, $60 Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition - 4/8, $12.49 Tharsis - 4/11, $12 What we're playing: Tom: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Brian: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Zach: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Seth: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Final Fantasy IX
4/9/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 panel talks about their continuing experiences with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including their first impressions of Bunny Day. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on Question Block. Plus, dogs! Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:00:53 Let's talk about those crazy Mario rumors 00:15:53 A couple of new release dates! 00:25:46 Show and tell! 00:33:52 How is your Animal Crossing island? 00:47:30 What we've been playing 00:54:38 Question Block! 01:05:23 Wrap up! What we're playing: Zach: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Brian: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Seth: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bravely Default II Demo Peer: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Good Job, In Other Waters
4/2/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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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: 00:00:00 A quick update from Tom! 00:01:17 Welcome! Breaking down the Nintendo Direct Mini 00:35:04 Talking Animal Crossing with Nintendo's Bill Trinen
3/27/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 37 seconds
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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.
3/26/20201 hour, 30 seconds
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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 out this week and what they've been playing and watching being stuck at home. Time Codes: 00:00:00 Why we’re all at home recording this ~  00:04:35 Our favorites from the Indie World Showcase 00:17:30 Square Enix eShop Sale & Trials of Mana Demo 00:22:00 How COVID-19 is Affecting GameStop, other stores, game sales 00:27:30 Pokemon Go’s recent changes to make playing easier 00:31:55 Wholesome Animal Crossing News 00:33:00 Games Out This week: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Exit the Gungeon, Doom 64, Travel Mosaics 2: Roman Holiday 00:42:00 We’re playing (and watching): Ring Fit Adventure, Last of Us, SMITE, something secret, and more.  00:54:00 Question Block! 
3/19/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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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 cancellation mean for Nintendo? 00:16:26 Happy Belated MAR10 Day! 00:28:45 Reggie teams up with GameStop 00:36:52 Games out this week 00:41:20 What we're playing 00:46:27 Question Block!   Games out this week: Trancelation - 3/13 for $6.99 Buy it and get four games for free: Freecell Solitaire DX Pizza Bar Tycoon 2038 Battles Flowlines VS My Hero One's Justice 2 - 3/13 for $59.99 Yoga Master - 3/13 for $24.99 (Launch sale at $19.99) Half Past Fate - 3/12 for $19.99 (Launch sale at $15.99)   What we're playing: Casey: Murder by Numbers Zach: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Brian: Kunai
3/12/202057 minutes, 3 seconds
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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 for your questions on yet another installment of Question Block. Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:02:41 Let's rank the Nintendo consoles! 00:20:45 Updating the best Switch games list 00:29:15 News time! 00:45:35 Games out this week 00:50:57 What we're playing 00:53:35 Question Block   Games out this week: Murder by Numbers - 3/5, $15 Ibb & Obb - 3/5, $15 Afterparty - 3/6, $20 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - 3/6, $60  What we're playing: Casey: Rune Factory 4 Special, Smite, Murder by Numbers Peer: Ibb & Obb Zach: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Brian: Hollow Knight
3/5/202059 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 livestream, and a whole lot more. Finally, hear another round of questions on this week's Question Block.   Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome!  00:02:16 Reflecting on the first three years of Nintendo Switch 00:24:00 News time! Yacht Club Games, Platinum, and more 00:31:20 Games out this week 00:42:10 What we're playing 00:51:24 Question Block!   Games out this week: - Rune Factory 4 Special - 2/25, $40 - Samurai Shodown - 2/25, $50 - Two Point Hospital - 2/25, $40 - Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - 2/25, $30 - Metro 2033 Redux & Metro: Last Light Redux - 2/28, $25 each   What we're playing: Casey: Rune Factory 4 Special Peer: Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC, Darksiders: Genesis, Broken Lines Brian: Voxelgram, Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Tom: Something he can't talk about… Finally, NVC shirts and sweatshirts are now available at the IGN Store! Use the code nvc10 to get 10% off your purchase of NVC clothes. Multiple colors and styles are available.
2/27/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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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 Francisco on March 20! Tickets are limited so grab them here while you can. Also, NVC shirts and sweatshirts are now available at the IGN Store! Use the code nvc10 to get 10% off your purchase of NVC clothes. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! A couple quick announcements! 00:05:12 Animal Crossing Direct discussion 00:22:12 Goose Game wins big, and more from the D.I.C.E Awards 00:28:50 News time! 00:46:40 Games out this week 00:49:08 What we're playing 01:02:39 Question Block! 01:12:44 Wrap up!
2/21/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 14 seconds
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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 best games to play with your partner, and another edition of everyone's favorite game, Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:05 Welcome! 00:00:53 Animal Crossing save data update 00:08:17 How will Nintendo fit in with next-gen consoles? 00:21:28 Nintendo Direct and E3 rumors 00:29:03 The best Valentine's Day games 00:36:02 Games out this week 00:41:55 What we're playing 00:49:50 Question Block!
2/13/202056 minutes, 25 seconds
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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 movies 00:24:40 The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter campaign! 00:36:11 Quick news! Saints Row, Animal Crossing Switch, and more 00:44:11 Games out this week 00:50:28 What we're playing 00:52:53 Question Block time!
2/6/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 Games out this week 00:45:34 What we're playing 00:54:25 Question Block 01:05:09 Wrap up!
1/30/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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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! 00:41:45 Mega Question Block! 01:12:50 Wrap up
1/23/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 45 seconds
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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 updates are set to release this year. Find out what the panel thinks of Pokemon's new strategy. Finally, hear your listener questions tackled on Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:05 Welcome! 00:00:35 News time! 00:08:55 Smash Ultimate DLC discussion 00:23:51 Pokemon's new content strategy 00:41:39 Games out this week 00:54:11 What we're playing 01:02:17 Question Block 01:07:45 Wrap up!
1/16/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 57 seconds
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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 Quick news! Is a Switch Pro on the horizon? 00:13:55 Looking at Nintendo's 2020 schedule 01:02:40 Games out this week 01:03:45 Question Block! 01:06:20 Wrap it up!
1/9/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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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. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Welcome! 00:01:09 - A quick news breakdown from The Game Awards and more. 00:08:34 - Discussing the biggest news and releases for the Switch (and 3DS) in 2019. 00:44:20 - Our picks for the highlights and disappointments of Nintendo's 2019, and our overall scores for the year. 00:58:22 - An end of 2019 Question Block! 01:04:48 - That’s all for 2019, folks!
12/19/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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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 panel decides if Nintendo should give Kid Icarus another shot.    Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! Our Game of the Year discussion 00:11:26 Nintendo's Indie World showcase 00:25:00 News! Switch Grips, Shovel Knight, and more 00:36:28 Games out this week 00:37:45 What we've been playing 00:43:57 Question Block! 00:49:00 Wrap it up!
12/11/201951 minutes, 9 seconds
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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 games you may have missed 00:32:50 News! Link is in Mario Maker 2! 00:44:00 Games out this week 00:56:00 What we've been playing 01:01:49 Question Block… and turnips? 01:13:50 Wrap it up!
12/5/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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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 2019 games (so far) 00:39:00 Games out this week 00:42:57 What we're playing  00:53:38 Question Block! 01:04:35 That's all, folks!
11/27/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 five years of amiibo 00:25:50 News time! 00:50:53 Games out this week 00:53:40 What we've been playing 01:01:48 Question Block! 01:05:50 That's all, folks!
11/21/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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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 content update.   Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:02:35 Pokemon Sword and Shield discussion 00:36:00 Pokemon Question Block 00:47:00 News! 00:56:18 What we've been playing 01:03:00 Wrap it up!
11/14/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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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, and more 00:22:04 What we’ve been playing 00:35:48 Super Question Block! 01:00:10 That’s all, folks!
11/7/20191 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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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.
10/31/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 36 seconds
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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 Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:04 Welcome! Casey is back from Nintendo Live! 00:17:07 News! 00:30:27 Games out this week 00:39:07 What we’ve been playing 00:58:20 Reggie’s lecture at Cornell 01:02:20 Question Block! 01:15:07 That’s all, folks!
10/24/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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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, the Analogue Pocket, and Sonic in a ball. 00:13:33 - We breakdown the big Switch reviews this week: Ring Fit Adventure, The Witcher 3, and Little Town Hero. 00:37:39 - So many other new games this week! 00:49:58 - What we've been playing! 00:54:13 - Question Block time! Who would be your Nintendo detective? 01:04:45 - That’s all, folks!
10/17/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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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 - Welcome! 00:01:17 - A quick correction to Sword and Shield's gym count. 00:02:30 - News: Galarian Ponyta, Doom Eternal delayed, and more! 00:15:20 - What Does “Next-Gen” Mean for Nintendo? 00:38:35 - New games out this week! 00:51:44 - What we've been playing! 01:02:30 - Question Block time! Futuristic Zelda or medieval Metroid? 01:05:41 - That’s all, folks!
10/10/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 Zach’s favorite “game,” Question Block. Timecodes!   00:00:01 Welcome! 00:00:57 Peer is back from Japan! 00:03:45 Nintendo’s mobile strategy 00:19:40 New Brain Age announced 00:22:18 Pokemon Sword and Shield  00:31:16 More news! 00:46:15 Games out this week 00:50:15 What we’re playing 00:57:20 Question Block
10/3/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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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! 00:00:01 Welcome! 00:02:53 Switch Lite review discussion 00:10:55 Satisfye Switch Grip 00:16:45 The Goose is loose! 00:25:33 Mario Kart Tour discussion 00:38:00 Pokémon chat! 00:49:06 Question Block
9/26/201955 minutes, 30 seconds
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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 Divinity: Original Sin II 01:00:37 Question Block
9/19/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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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! 00:14:07 Link’s Awakening impressions 00:27:25 New amiibo and Steel Series headset 00:32:35 News! SNES cheats, Celeste, and more 00:49:50 Out this week 00:54:25 What we’re playing 00:58:20 Question Block
9/12/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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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! 00:11:05 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC updates 00:17:00 New games available today! 00:20:30 Games coming in 2019… Overwatch confirmed! 00:27:00 Pokemon Sword and Shield news 00:33:00 Luigi’s Mansion, Tetris 99, and more 2019 games 00:38:45 Nintendo’s 2020 plans 00:48:30 Some non-Direct news 00:51:30 Out this week 00:55:00 What we’ve been playing 01:00:50 Question Block
9/5/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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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 issues with Seth! Timecodes! 00:00:00 - Welcome! 00:01:40 - Zach and Peer’s Gamescom plane games! 00:03:09 - Seth used a Switch Lite! How’d it feel? 00:15:40 - News! Overwatch could be coming to Switch? 00:37:07 - New games out this week! 00:46:47 - What we've been playing! 00:55:55 - Question Block time! 01:02:34 - That’s all, folks!
8/29/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 order, it’s because it is!
8/24/201949 minutes, 54 seconds
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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. 
8/22/201940 minutes, 54 seconds
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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!
8/15/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 your questions on Question Block. Here are some topic timecodes for your convenience: 00:00:01 - Welcome! Introducing Emeka Nwosu.  00:01:30 - Smash, EVO, and why fight sticks?  00:16:00 - Are Decay of Logos and Genshin Impact too similar to Breath of the Wild? Casey has played Decay of Logos, and the crew discusses homages vs rip-offs.  00:33:00 - Hangry Pokemon Sword and Shield News 00:41:00 - Other News! New standard Switch available now, Darksiders II for Switch announced, potential new Cooking Mama, SteamWorld Quest 2.0 Update.  00:48:00 - Out This Week - Guacamelee! One-Two Punch Collection, DC Universe Online, Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, Pix the Cat, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil 00:51:00 - Whatcha’ Playin? Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Picross, Tiny Metal, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate,  01:02:00 - Question Block!
8/8/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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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.
8/1/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 57 seconds
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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 review discussion and Q&A 00:21:00 - Nintendo Now Fixing Joy-Con With Drift Issues 00:34:00 - Pokemon Masters Hands-On Impressions 00:43:00 - Some News! Oninaki, Tencent/The Pokemon Company collaboration 00:47:00 - Out This Week 00:54:00 - Whatcha’ Playin?Dragon Quest Builders 2 01:01:00 - Question Block
7/25/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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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! 
7/18/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 37 seconds
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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. 
7/11/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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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.
7/3/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 22 seconds
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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. 
6/27/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 15 seconds
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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.
6/20/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 14 seconds
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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.
6/14/201925 minutes, 53 seconds
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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.
6/6/201958 minutes, 32 seconds
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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.
5/30/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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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.
5/23/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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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!
5/16/20191 hour, 52 seconds
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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! 
5/9/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 24 seconds
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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(tm) to make good on our transgressions. Plus, with so many video games being turned into movies and TV shows, the crew discusses which movie or show they'd want to see as a video game for this week's Question Block question.
5/2/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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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!
4/25/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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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 no video games except five current Nintendo Switch games for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Find out on this week's episode of Nintendo Voice Chat!
4/18/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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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.
4/11/20191 hour, 33 seconds
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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! 
4/4/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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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. 
3/28/201959 minutes, 7 seconds
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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. 
3/21/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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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. 
3/14/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is Nintendo's 3DS Knocking on Death's Door

It's the Switch's 2nd birthday and SO much is on it, but does that signal the death of 3DS? Plus, Nintendo wants people to spend less on their mobile games.
3/9/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dissecting Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Reveal

We talk Pokémon day, Reggie, Resident Evil on Switch and much, much more!
3/1/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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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!
2/22/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 29 seconds
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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!)
2/15/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 15 seconds
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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.
2/8/201956 minutes, 37 seconds
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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.
2/1/20191 hour, 5 seconds
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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".
1/25/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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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.
1/18/20191 hour, 15 seconds
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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!
1/10/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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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.
1/4/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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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!
12/21/201859 minutes, 49 seconds
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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
12/14/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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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.
12/8/201858 minutes, 44 seconds
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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.
11/30/20181 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Why Ocarina of Time is Still a Masterpiece 20 Years Later - NVC Ep. 433

Ocarina of Time turns 20 this month and remains one of the most important games ever made and in this episode of NVC, we take a look back at what and who made the game so special.
11/16/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 28 seconds
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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.
11/9/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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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: Zachary Ryan, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and the triumphant return of Casey DeFreitas!
11/2/20181 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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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.
10/26/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is Starlink The Star Fox Game We've Wanted for Years? - NVC Ep 429

Craig Harris returns to talk Starlink and the best GBA Games of all time, plus Zarvot and Save Me Mr. Tako!
10/19/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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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!
10/13/20181 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Mega Man 11, Super Mario Party and a Trip Down Pokemon Lane - NVC Ep 427

Sam is back! And he's bringing us too scoops (!!) of review goodness. We'll talk about Mega Man 11, Super Mario Party and celebrate an important Pokemon milestone!
10/5/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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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 format. Enjoy this week's episode!
9/28/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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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.
9/21/201859 minutes
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All the News From the September Nintendo Direct - NVC Ep 424

The NVC crew breaks down all the news, announcements and info from Nintendo's September 2018 Direct!
9/14/20181 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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What Will Nintendo Reveal in the Upcoming 35-Minute Direct? - NVC 423

Here's what we believe -- and hope -- Nintendo will show in their forthcoming September Direct.
9/7/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 25 seconds
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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.
8/31/20181 hour, 58 seconds
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We Played Super Mario Party and More at Gamescom 2018! - NVC 421

We’re LIVE from Gamescom 2018, and we’ve played a bunch of new games on Switch. In this “very special” episode, we’ll tell you about all of em!
8/24/20181 hour, 3 seconds
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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!
8/17/20181 hour, 3 seconds
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Our Reaction to Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct - NVC Ep 419

Zach, Brian, Casey, Brendan and Brandin talk Smash Brothers, Dead Cells, the return of the Question block and much more!
8/10/20181 hour, 57 seconds
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Nintendo Switch Sells Big, Salt & Sanctuary, Sleep Tight Dev Interview, & Much More! - NVC Ep 418

This week, the NVC tackles the latest Switch releases, Nintendo's big NPD numbers, NES becomes the best selling console in June, a special interview the developers of Sleep Tight, and much more! 
8/3/201858 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nintendo Issuing Lawsuits, The Pokemon Controversy, Blade Strangers, GameCube Switch Controllers, and More! - NVC Ep 417

This week, the NVC crew discusses Nintendo's initiative to take down emulator websites, Pokemon director Junichi Masuda's controversial quote on catching Pokemon, and much more!
7/27/201854 minutes, 28 seconds
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Smash Bros Creator On Leaks & Hype, Octopath Traveler, Metroid Movie Concept, and more! - NVC Ep 416

This week, the NVC crew discusses Octopath Traveler's booming sales numbers, Sakurai’s Famitsu column, Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts take on a Metroid movie, Bomb Chicken, Pool Panic, and much more!
7/20/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Nintendo Switch Online, Fortnite Season 5, Firmware 6.0, Octopath Traveler, and More! - NVC Ep. 415

This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Nintendo's initiative on cross-play, Warframe for Switch, a possible launch lineup for Nintendo Switch Online, Fortnite Season 5 update, Octopath Traveler, Captain Toad, and much more!
7/13/201859 minutes, 18 seconds
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Nintendo Talks Legacy Content For Switch, New amiibo, Next 3DS, Labo Laser Tag, and More! - NVC Ep 414

This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Nintendo’s latest comments regarding how users will be able to access legacy content on Switch, a possible successor to the Nintendo 3DS, Gearbox Software’s new Switch game, Nintendo Labo laser tag, and much more!
7/6/201854 minutes
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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!
6/29/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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Nintendo Direct E3 2018 Review, Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Tennis Aces, Octo Expansion - NVC Ep. 412

This week, the NVC crew reviews Nintendo's E3 2018 Direct, talks Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Tennis Aces, Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion, and much more!
6/22/201856 minutes
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Big E3 Leaks Ahead of Nintendo Direct, Fortnite for Switch, Paladins Announced, & more! - NVC Ep. 411

This week, the NVC crew discusses all the big E3 leaks ahead of the big show, the recent Paladins announcement for Switch, a new game from the Director of Mother 3, the possibility of Gamecube controllers making a comeback, Mario Tennis Aces Tournament demo impressions, and much more!
6/8/20181 hour, 58 seconds
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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!
6/1/201849 minutes, 46 seconds
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N64 Classic Rumors, New Switch Bundle, Resident Evil 7, Mario + Rabbids DLC - Nintndo Voice Chat Ep. 409

This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version for Switch, the rumored N64 Classic, Nintendo's dockless Switch bundle for Japan, Mario + Rabbids DLC, and much more!
5/25/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pokemon Switch Leaks, Rumored Star Fox Spin-Off From Retro, Nintendo's E3 Presence, & More - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 408

This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on the recent Pokémon Switch Leaks, the heavily rumored Star Fox spin-off supposedly coming from Retro Studios, Nintendo's E3 2018 presence, and much more!
5/18/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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Nintendo Switch Online, Future of Virtual Console, Alleged E3 Leaks, and more! - NVC Ep. 407

This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Nintendo Switch Online and what it could mean for the future of Virtual Console!
5/11/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Top Switch Games We Want Nintendo to Announce at E3 2018, The Future of The 3DS & more! - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep 406

Weeelcooome to episode 406 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew welcomes IGN's newest Host/Producer, Sydnee Goodman! Later, the gang shares their picks for the game they want to see announced for Switch at E3 2018, and much more!
5/4/20181 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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Our E3 2018 Predictions, Nintendo Switch Hack, Labo Review Discussion, and more! - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 405

Weeelcooome to episode 405 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew shares their big E3 2018 predictions!
4/27/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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Nintendo Labo Impressions, Pokemon, New Hardware Rumors, Sega AGES on Switch, and more! - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep 404

Weeelcooome to episode 404 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew finally gets their hands on Nintendo Labo!
4/20/20181 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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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!
4/13/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pokemon Switch Leak, Dark Souls Remastered Details, Nintendo's Bezel Engine, and more - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 402

This week, Filip, Peer, Brian, and Zach discuss the newly released info on Dark Souls Remastered, the alleged Pokemon for Switch Screenshot leak, the Nintendo Bezel engine, and much more!
4/6/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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NVC Special Announcement - Nintendo Voice Chat LIVE Exclusively on IGN.com Thursday at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET!

Hey! Listen! We’ll be live streaming NVC this Thursday exclusively on ign.com! Join us this Thursday at 3:00 PM PT as we discuss the latest Nintendo releases & chat with the community LIVE! And don’t worry, you can still catch the full episode on Friday as usual.
4/4/201855 seconds
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Third-Party Nintendo Switch Docks Are Bricking Consoles - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 401

This week, Miranda Sanchez joins the panel to chat about her review for Detective Pikachu, the gang discusses the many growing concerns with using third-party Nintendo Switch docks, a possible return for Wario Land, and more!
3/30/201859 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Best Switch Game From Nintendo's 2018 Spring Nindies Showcase - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 400

IGN's weekly Nintendo show tackles the latest releases, Nintendo's 2018 Spring Nindies Showcase, SteamWorld Dig 2's massive success on Switch, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker anniversary and more!
3/23/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 13 seconds
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Super Smash Bros for Switch Could Be Much Bigger Than We Think - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 399

This week, the panel gets together to discuss the latest Smash Bros rumors, Kirby Star Allies on Switch, six little things you may not know about Nintendo Labo, the possibility of Fortnite on Switch, and more!
3/16/20181 hour, 36 seconds
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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!
3/9/20181 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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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! 
3/3/201840 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mario Odyssey's Hidden Costumes, Nintendo User Reviews, Games as a Service, and more! - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 397

This week, Jared Petty and Lily Zaldivar join the panel to discuss the new costumes discovered in Mario Odyssey's update files, Outlast's surprise releases on Switch, Mulaka, Bridge Constructor Portal, Nintendo games as a service, and more!
3/2/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mario Odyssey's Balloon World Update, Payday 2 for Switch, Zelda Sales, and New Sonic Movie Details - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 396

This week, Lily Zaldivar and Miranda Sanches join the panel to discuss the new Super Mario Odyssey's Balloon World Update, Zelda sales in Japan, Payday 2 for Switch, and more!
2/23/201852 minutes, 20 seconds
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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.
2/16/201859 minutes, 36 seconds
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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!
2/9/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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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.
2/2/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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Why We Gave Celeste a 10 - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 392

IGN's weekly Nintendo show discusses the latest Switch releases and shares their thoughts on Nintendo's latest announcement.
1/26/20181 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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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!
1/19/201845 minutes, 46 seconds
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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.
1/12/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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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. 
1/5/201851 minutes, 10 seconds
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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.
12/29/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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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.
12/22/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 25 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 386: Nintendo's Bayonetta Announcements and the Possibility of Future Zelda DLC

Jools Watsham of Atooi joins NVC this week to discuss the release of Mutant Mudds Collection on Switch and the transition from developing on 3DS to Switch. Plus we share our impressions about Nintendo's Bayonetta Announcements, Zelda Champions DLC, and more!
12/15/201758 minutes, 7 seconds
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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. 
12/8/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 384: The Last Big Game of the Year: Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Filip shares his experience with Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Plus, we dive into Splatoon 2's update, Yooka Laylee, Nine Parchments and Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron and more. 
12/1/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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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.
11/22/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 48 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 382: New Pokémon Release, A Mario Animated Movie, And So Many Switch Ports

This week Casey DeFreitas and Miranda Sanchez join NVC to give their impressions on the newly released Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. But first, we react to the recently announced Super Mario Bros. movie and discuss the biggest new releases of the week.
11/18/201752 minutes, 21 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 381: Rogue Leaders, Doom, and Xenoblade 2

Factor 5's president joins NVC to talk about the cancelled Rogue Leaders Star Wars game. Plus, we talk about our impressions of Doom for Nintendo Switch, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, LA Noire, and more.
11/10/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 55 seconds
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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.
11/3/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 18 seconds
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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.
10/26/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 6 seconds
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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.
10/20/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 377: Breaking Down the Star Fox 2 Review and the Latest Super Mario Odyssey Footage

IGN's weekly Nintendo show chats at length about the Nintendo World Championships, Sam's Star Fox 2 Review and the new Super Mario Odyssey footage!
10/13/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 8 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat 376: Of Completionists and Nintendo Switch Indie Royalty

That One Video Gamer, Jirard Khalil, joins our weekly Nintendo show this week to talk about the trials and tribulations (and rewards) of being a Nintendo YouTuber. Plus, new Switch impressions!
10/6/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 55 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 375: Nintendo Switch, Six Months Later

IGN's Nintendo show checks in with Switch, half a year after release to rate the game lineup and services. Plus, we talk about FIFA, SNES Classic, and Golf Story. 
9/29/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 374: Is SteamWorld Dig 2 Better Than Metroid?

IGN's weekly Nintendo talk show, NVC, talks about our favorite new indie game for Switch, Pokemon, NBA 2K18, Nintendo's touching Iwata tribute, the latest game releases, and much more!
9/22/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 49 seconds
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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.
9/15/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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NVC's Let's Rank Live at PAX: Top 10 Nintendo Games

We enlisted the help of our fans at PAX West to rank the best Nintendo developed or published games ever made. It did not end well.
9/12/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 372: Do we Love or Hate Metroid: Samus Returns?

IGN's weekly Nintendo show tackles new games for Nintendo Switch, Rockstar returning to Nintendo platforms, and Metroid's first true outing in seven years.
9/8/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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NVC Episode 371: Rabbids, SNES Classic, Nintendo Switch Nindies

The Nintendo Voice Chat crew is back from Germany and goes in-depth with Rabbids (spoiler: it's great!), breaks down all the new game announcements from the Nindies event, and laments SNES Classic and Miiverse struggles.
9/1/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 20 seconds
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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.
8/24/201731 minutes, 50 seconds
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NVC Episode 369: Sonic on Switch Is a Blast

The NVC team shares impressions of Sonic Mania for Switch, debates flight vs. invisibility, and suggests five improvements to make Splatoon 2 even better.
8/18/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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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. 
8/11/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 367: New Switch games announced! Plus, our impressions of Mario + Rabbids and Metroid: Samus Returns

The IGN NVC crew shares their latest impressions of Metroid, Mario + Rabbids, Slime-San, Retro City Rampage, and much more in our weekly podcast.
8/4/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 366: Switch is a hit! Plus, Nintendo Online and Metroid Prime 4 talk.

IGN's Nintendo-heads played more Metroid and Mario, tested Switch online chat, and wonder who should make Metroid Prime 4.
7/28/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 365: A History of Nintendo's Gorgeous, Wacky Arcade Cabinets

Nintendo's weekly show delves deep into Nintendo's past in arcades: From Wild Gunman to Killer Instinct.
7/21/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 364: Mario Kart VR, Splatoon 2 Single-Player

IGN's Nintendo crew talks about WWE's return, the New 2DS XL, Mario Kart VR, and the fun we had playing Splatoon 2.
7/15/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 39 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 363: Splatoon 2 and Zelda: Master Trials

The IGN NVC Nintendo crew talks about all the big news from the Splatoon 2 Direct, the latest game releases, and Zelda: Master Trials.
7/7/20171 hour, 5 minutes
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 362: SNES Classic, Pokemon Go, and new Switch games

We get excited about the games included with the SNES Classic and give our impressions of the latest games out now for Nintendo Switch.   
6/30/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 361: Metroid, Mario Odyssey, Oterrible News

Metroid, Super Mario Odyssey, and Oterrible news.
6/23/20171 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat: Nintendo's Bill Trinen Stops By to Talk About Super Mario Odyssey

A special segment of Nintendo Voice Chat was recorded at E3 2017! Nintendo's Bill Trinen joins the show to talk a little more about Super Mario Odyssey, and the plumbers return to a sandbox-style platforming game. 
6/19/201742 minutes, 3 seconds
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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.
6/8/201759 minutes, 59 seconds
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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.
6/3/201746 minutes, 53 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat: Pre-E3 Nintendo Rumors, Leaks, and Speculation

This week on NVC, we speculate on some rumors. Sources told the WSJ that Zelda might be one of Nintendo's mobile games. Afterwards, we discuss the art leak for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle before talking about some news.
5/27/201746 minutes, 19 seconds
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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.
5/20/20171 hour, 26 minutes, 13 seconds
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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.
5/13/20171 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat: New Nintendo 2DS XL, Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC, and FE Echoes Expensive DLC Season Pass

This week on NVC, we discuss the announcement of the New Nintendo 2DS XL (and what it means for the near future), Breath of the Wild's first DLC pack details, and why Nintendo might be getting a little carried away with Fire Emblem Echoes DLC plans.
5/6/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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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).
4/29/20171 hour, 22 minutes, 51 seconds
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Nintendo Voice Chat: Our Zelda: Breath of the Wild Spoilercast

We finally collected our thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for a full spoiler cast. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Brendan Graeber for a deep dive into this remarkable game.
4/22/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 43 seconds
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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. 
4/14/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 13 seconds
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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.
4/7/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 7 seconds
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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.
3/31/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 45 seconds
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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.
3/24/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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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.
3/17/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 the first in a two-part episode all about the Switch.
3/11/20171 hour, 37 minutes, 4 seconds
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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.
3/6/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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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. 
2/25/2017