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IGN editors discuss all things Nintendo. Now you're playing with power!

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NVC 618 - Mini-Direct: Persona 5 Is Coming to Nintendo Switch
51:45

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.

Jun 29, 2022
NVC 617 - Chronicling the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct
01:16:44

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

Jun 24, 2022
NVC 616 - TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Is an Absolute Delight
01:50:24

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.

Jun 16, 2022
NVC 615 - Where the Bleep Is the Nintendo Direct?
01:06:37

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
Jun 11, 2022
NVC 614 - Everyone Is Thirsty for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Professors
01:14:32

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
Jun 02, 2022
NVC 613 – When Is a Game an Homage and When Is It a Clone?
01:14:59

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
May 26, 2022
NVC 612 – Top Nintendo Rumors Heading Into Event Season
01:15:49

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
May 19, 2022
NVC 611 – Was Metroid Dread a Flop?
01:12:36

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.

May 12, 2022
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.

May 12, 2022
NVC 610 – 5 Things We Learned From Reggie's Book
01:14:04

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.

May 05, 2022
Our Bodies Are Ready: The NVC Interview With Reggie Fils-Aimé
47:58

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!

May 04, 2022
NVC 609 – Is Square Enix "No Good?"
01:11:00

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

Apr 28, 2022
NVC 608 – Just Give Us Game Boy Advance Games on Switch, Please
01:11:10

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
Apr 21, 2022
NVC 607 – Which is Better: Link to the Past vs. Breath of the Wild?
01:12:06

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
Apr 14, 2022
NVC 606 – A Mario on the Streets, Sonic in the Sheets
01:11:31

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
Apr 07, 2022
Nintendo Holding Its Breath… of the Wild Sequel - NVC 605
01:14:42

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.

Mar 31, 2022
Kirby Swallowed My Soul - NVC 604
01:11:01
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!
Mar 24, 2022
Mario Kart's DLC Drop and We Want to Know: Is Link Irish? - NVC 603
01:13:38

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

Mar 17, 2022
Triangle Strategy, F-Zero, Ninja Turtles -- It's a Nintendo Nostalgia Overload - NVC 602
01:12:04

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
Mar 15, 2022
Pokemon Gen 9 Is Exactly What No One Expected - NVC 601
01:11:42

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
Mar 03, 2022
Did Breath of the Wild's GOAT Status Just Get Unseated by Elden Ring? - NVC 600
01:12:35

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
Feb 25, 2022
How to Make a Successful Nintendo Rumor Account Without Knowing Any Actual Nintendo Rumors - NVC 599
01:13:51

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
Feb 17, 2022
You Want Mario Kart 9? We Have Mario Kart at Home - NVC 598
01:19:12

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
Feb 10, 2022
When Are We Getting Another Nintendo Direct? - NVC 597
01:15:00

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
Feb 03, 2022
Pokemon Legends: Arceus Is Revolutionary, but it Deserved Better - NVC 596
01:14:22

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!
Jan 28, 2022
What Does Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal Mean For Nintendo? - NVC 595
01:20:08

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
Jan 20, 2022
The Secret-Best Games Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022 - NVC 594
01:15:31

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
Jan 13, 2022
The 5 Most Exciting Nintendo Switch Games of 2022 - NVC 593
01:13:17

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
Jan 06, 2022
The Best Games of 2021 Special Holiday Episode - NVC 592
57:11

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!

Dec 21, 2021
Our Most-Played Switch Games of 2021 - NVC 591
01:17:48

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
Dec 16, 2021
The Nontendo Game Awards - NVC 590
01:18:46

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.

Dec 11, 2021
Breath of the Wild Trailer? NVC Game Award Predictions - NVC 589
01:20:01

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
Dec 02, 2021
Grading Nintendo's Holiday Lineup - NVC 588
53:35

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!
Nov 25, 2021
Pokémon and GTA, Which Remakes Should You Skip Entirely? (Hint: It's Not Pokemon) - NVC 587
01:19:23

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!
Nov 18, 2021
Animal Crossing's DLC Is Great, But GTA on Switch... Not So Great - NVC 586
01:20:05

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!
Nov 11, 2021
We've Played the Big Animal Crossing Update - NVC 585
01:20:12

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
Nov 04, 2021
Nintendo Online's N64 Emulation Leaves a Lot to Be Desired - NVC 584
01:20:55

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
Oct 28, 2021
Is Nintendo Cutting Updates for Its Biggest Games Too Short? - NVC 583
01:19:18

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!
Oct 21, 2021
Nintendo's New Online Tier Pricing Overshadows Animal Crossing's Updates - NVC 582
52:24

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

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Oct 15, 2021
Sora's In Smash and Metroid Dread Is Amazing - NVC 581
52:51

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
Oct 07, 2021
Exploring 25 Years of Nintendo 64 History - NVC 580
01:14:32

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!

Sep 30, 2021
Hands-On with Switch OLED and Metroid Dread - NVC Special Episode
17:58

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.

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Sep 27, 2021
The Mario Movie's Cast Is Bonkers and More Nintendo Direct Reactions - NVC 579
01:13:33

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.

Sep 24, 2021
GameCube Turns 20 and Bluetooth Comes to Switch - NVC 578
01:09:06

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.

Sep 16, 2021
WarioWare Gets It (Kind of) Plus Nintendo's Involvement in Retro and Metroid Prime - NVC 577
01:15:04

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.

Sep 09, 2021
What's the Best 3D Sonic Game? - NVC 576
01:15:00

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
Sep 02, 2021
The SNES Turns 30! - NVC 575
01:14:33

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.

Aug 27, 2021
Will Legends: Arceus Pave the Way for Future Pokemon Games? - NVC 574
01:17:20

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
Aug 19, 2021
Nintendo Just Announced a Bunch of Great Looking Games - NVC 573
01:14:18

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. 

Aug 12, 2021
Celebrating Metroid's 35th Anniversary + Nintendo's Earnings Explained - NVC 572
01:17:41

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.

Aug 05, 2021
The World Ends With You and Surprise Game Updates - NVC 571
53:18

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.

Jul 29, 2021
Skyward Sword: Dead End or a Stepping Stone? - NVC 570
56:54

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.

Jul 22, 2021
What Does the Steam Deck Mean for Nintendo? - NVC 569
51:30

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.

Jul 15, 2021
The Curious Case of the Switch OLED - NVC 568
01:12:54

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!
Jul 08, 2021
Do Any Switch Games Have a Chance at GOTY This Year? - NVC 567
01:11:46

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.

Jul 01, 2021
Mario Golf Super Rush and Doki Doki Literature Club Come to Switch - NVC 566
01:00:27

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!

Jun 24, 2021
Our Nintendo E3 Post Show and Talking Zelda with Nintendo Treehouse
42:47

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.

Jun 17, 2021
The Case of the Vanishing Switch Pro - NVC 564
55:29

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.

Jun 11, 2021
Are ROMs Ever Okay? Plus Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct! - NVC 563:
01:12:21

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!

Jun 04, 2021
Sonic and Dragon Quest Coming to the Switch Pro? - NVC 562
01:12:11

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!

May 28, 2021
The Problem With Zelda: Skyward Sword's New Amiibo - NVC 561
01:13:21

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!
May 20, 2021
Nintendo Revealed the GameCube at E3 20 Years Ago - NVC 560
01:12:42

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!
May 13, 2021
Nintendo's Record Breaking Year: Could Switch Become the Best Selling Console, Ever? - NVC 559
01:11:17

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!

May 06, 2021
New Pokemon Snap Review Discussion - NVC 558
01:12:48

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
Apr 29, 2021
Why F-Zero Should Make a Return on Nintendo Switch - NVC 557
01:11:16

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!
Apr 22, 2021
Nintendo Indie World: Our Picks From the Showcase - NVC 556
59:31

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!
Apr 15, 2021
What to Expect From Nintendo’s E3 2021 - NVC 555
01:11:51

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!
Apr 08, 2021
10 Disappointing Nintendo Games (And 10 That We Love) - NVC 554
01:10:18

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
Apr 01, 2021
Nintendo Is Going to Murder Mario, Plus We Talk A Whole Bunch of Monster Hunter Rise - NVC 553
01:10:17

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!
Mar 25, 2021
Nintendo Predicts Its Best Year Ever, Skyward Sword's Motion Controls Smoothed Over - NVC 552
01:09:02

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.

Mar 18, 2021
Is Apex Legends Good on Switch? - NVC 551
01:07:38

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!
Mar 11, 2021
We Could Be Closer to Nintendo's Next Console Than you Think - NVC 550
01:07:45

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!
Mar 04, 2021
Legendary Pokemon News and Bravely Default 2 - NVC 549
01:09:39

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!

Feb 26, 2021
Nintendo’s February Direct: Will there Be More Zelda News in 2021? - NVC 548
01:11:19

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!
Feb 18, 2021
The New Mario Anniversary Pins Make Us Bowser's Fury(ous) - NVC 547
01:11:22

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!
Feb 11, 2021
Nintendo Switch Outsells the 3DS - NVC 546
01:11:02

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!
Feb 04, 2021
Bowser's Fury Preview and Mario Rabbids Rumors - NVC 545
50:36

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
Jan 28, 2021
Is a Switch Pro Coming in 2021? - NVC 544
01:10:43

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! 

Jan 21, 2021
New Pokemon Snap Release Date and the Big Bowser's Fury Reveal - NVC 543
01:09:00

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.

Jan 14, 2021
Our 2021 Nintendo Prediction Spectacular! - NVC 542
01:01:32

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!
Jan 07, 2021
The Big Nintendo 2021 Preview - NVC 541
56:59

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!

Dec 31, 2020
Looking Back On Nintendo's 2020 - NVC 540
47:03

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.

Dec 24, 2020
The Biggest Nintendo Surprises and Disappointments of 2020 - NVC 539
01:03:02

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.

Dec 17, 2020
Sephiroth Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - NVC 538
01:07:47

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.

Dec 11, 2020
What Will Nintendo Announce at The Game Awards? - NVC 537
01:17:00

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
Dec 03, 2020
We Answer Your Nintendo Questions! - NVC 536
01:03:54

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
Nov 26, 2020
Judging Nintendo's Game Awards Nominees - NVC 535
01:06:56

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!
Nov 19, 2020
How Will Nintendo Switch Hold Up Against PS5 and Xbox Series X? - NVC 534
01:05:49

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
Nov 12, 2020
When Is Metroid Prime 4 Coming Out? - NVC 533
01:05:08

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!
Nov 05, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review Discussion and Majora's Mask's Anniversary - NVC 532
01:12:01

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 nvc@ign.com 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
Oct 29, 2020
Nintendo Switch's Sales Record and Fire Emblem's Surprise Localization - NVC 531
01:07:06

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
Oct 22, 2020
Dissecting Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Steve in Smash, and More! - NVC 530
57:35

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
Oct 15, 2020
Does Nintendo Switch Need Better Voice Chat? - NVC 529
01:00:01

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
Oct 08, 2020
Minecraft Steve Breaks Into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - NVC 528
59:50

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
Oct 02, 2020
Monster Hunter Rise, the Nintendo Direct Mini, and Remembering the 3DS - NVC 527
01:09:47

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
Sep 24, 2020
Super Mario 3D All-Stars Discussion and Our Favorite Mario Games - NVC 526
01:03:01

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
Sep 17, 2020
Age of Calamity Is a Hyrule Warriors Sequel and a Breath of the Wild Prequel - NVC 525
01:03:25

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!
Sep 10, 2020
How the Rumored New Nintendo Switch Should Be Different - NVC 524
01:00:41

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
Sep 03, 2020
Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct Reactions - NVC 524.5
39:35

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!
Sep 03, 2020
Nintendo's Second Partner Showcase and Crystal Chronicles Disappointments - NVC 523
47:02

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!
Aug 27, 2020
The Indie World Presentation and Our Favorite Switch Sleeper Hits - NVC 522
01:07:24

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
Aug 20, 2020