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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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
- 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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
00:02:35 Pokemon Sword and Shield discussion
00:36:00 Pokemon Question Block
00:56:18 What we've been playing
01:03:00 Wrap it up!
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.
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!
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.
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.
00:00:04 Welcome! Casey is back from Nintendo Live!
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!
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.
- 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!
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.
- 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!
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.
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
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.
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
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!
- 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
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!
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.
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
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.
- 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
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!
- 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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NVC talks Mario Maker 2, Saints Row the 3rd, E3, Detective Pikcahu, and that lovable horseback riding elven boy named Zelda!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We talk Pokémon day, Reggie, Resident Evil on Switch and much, much more!
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!
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!
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!)
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.
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.
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".
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Craig Harris returns to talk Starlink and the best GBA Games of all time, plus Zarvot and Save Me Mr. Tako!
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!
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!
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!
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.
The NVC crew breaks down all the news, announcements and info from Nintendo's September 2018 Direct!
Here's what we believe -- and hope -- Nintendo will show in their forthcoming September Direct.
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.
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!
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!
Zach, Brian, Casey, Brendan and Brandin talk Smash Brothers, Dead Cells, the return of the Question block and much more!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Nintendo Switch Online and what it could mean for the future of Virtual Console!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
IGN's weekly Nintendo show discusses the latest Switch releases and shares their thoughts on Nintendo's latest announcement.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NVC team shares impressions of Sonic Mania for Switch, debates flight vs. invisibility, and suggests five improvements to make Splatoon 2 even better.
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.
The IGN NVC crew shares their latest impressions of Metroid, Mario + Rabbids, Slime-San, Retro City Rampage, and much more in our weekly podcast.
IGN's Nintendo-heads played more Metroid and Mario, tested Switch online chat, and wonder who should make Metroid Prime 4.
Nintendo's weekly show delves deep into Nintendo's past in arcades: From Wild Gunman to Killer Instinct.
IGN's Nintendo crew talks about WWE's return, the New 2DS XL, Mario Kart VR, and the fun we had playing Splatoon 2.
The IGN NVC Nintendo crew talks about all the big news from the Splatoon 2 Direct, the latest game releases, and Zelda: Master Trials.
We get excited about the games included with the SNES Classic and give our impressions of the latest games out now for Nintendo Switch.
Metroid, Super Mario Odyssey, and Oterrible news.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week on NVC, we get into a slightly heated debate over Zelda: Breath of the Wild's expansion pass and the future of Nintendo DLC. Then, Bill Trinen, from Nintendo Treehouse, joins us to discuss 1-2-Switch and Breath of the Wild.
It's an IGN UK podcast invasion! This week, host Jose Otero is joined by Alanah Pearce and special guest Daniel Krupa and Gav Murphy. The crew discusses some Switch games they've played at hands-on events, some new info from a series of Time interviews, and they answer viewer questions on the Question Block.
This week, NVC has more positive hands on impressions of the Switch before we dive into our questions and concerns about Nintendo paid online service. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Miranda Sanchez, and James Duggan for another great episode.
Nintendo gave the first public demo of the Switch on The Tonight Show!?! This week the crew of NVC have a lot to talk about. Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Jonathon Dornbush gather to share their thoughts on the device. We also talk about Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the Game Awards, Pokemon Go's update, and more.
IGN's Nintendo show leads off with a pair of reviews for Pokemon Sun/Moon and Super Mario Maker 3DS. After the break, we dive into a mega-sized Question Block with queries from our community.
Wired's Chris Kohler joins host Jose Otero and Jared Petty this week. Kohler's book Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life is back in print! We spend some time discussing the book and Chris's new chapter.
We also discuss:
- Super Mario Run's release date and price
- Scrap Zelda Room Escape
- NES Classic Edition scarcity at retail
- Chris's contribution to the IGN's SNES Classic listing
- What does the NES Classic Edition mean for Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch and the future?
John Davison from Glixel, a new site focused on game culture from Rolling Stone, joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano to talk about the Nintendo Switch. Tune in, and listen as the crew shares their thoughts about the few things we've learned since Nintendo lifted the covers off its new gaming hardware.
The Nintendo Switch has been announced. Here's our reactions -- and predictions.
IGN's Nintendo Show is late this week, but it's still full of great conversations. Join us this week as we look back at Nintendo's actions in the Wii U era and we resurrect the SNES Classic list and give it an update. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for another fun-filled episode.
IGN's Nintendo Show is back! Host Jose Otero returns from vacation, and he's joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Jared Petty to talk about Dragon Quest VII (finally!) River City Tokyo Rumble, Pokemon GO Plus, Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, and hands on with the adorable NES Classic Edition.
After the break, Jose, Brian, and Peer talk speculate on when and how Nintendo will reveal NX. It's the end of September, and Nintendo still hasn't shown it brand new hardware concept to the world. Join us as the core NVC crew makes its best guess on the pending announcement, assuming the release month of March 2017 does not slip.
The Nintendo NX is a codename, so what will be its final name? We share our best guesses! Also: When other companies try to do Metroid, Mario, and Zelda, it can be pretty cool. Or a total mess! We discuss.
This week Sam and Peer are joined by Jared Petty and Daemon Hatfield for a discussion of future hardware, past games, and a round of the very awesome 20 Questions game, hosted by Daemon. Play along!
IGN's weekly Nintendo discussion show tackles the surprise news of the week: Super Mario Run is coming to iOS this Holiday. And we played it. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as they share their reactions to Nintendo & Apple's big announcement, the revised Nintendo mobile plan, and more.
After a brief hiatus IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Jonathon Dornbush, as they catch up on two weeks of Nintendo news before jumping head first into everything that happened in this month's Nintendo Direct. Read IGN's wrap up of the festivities if you missed the video presentation.
GameXplain's Andre Segers joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano to talk about our favorite Metroid memories, as the crew humbly celebrates the series' 30th anniversary. Then, the crew discusses the Metroid 2 fan remake that Nintendo shut down, and ANOTHER NX rumor involving a new patent. Finally, Andre submits his five game choices for a SNES Classic Edition.
IGN's Nintendo show is back with a new episode! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Jared Petty, as the crew discusses MCV's NX rumor. Then, the show switches over to the crew of IGN's Pokemon Secret Base, as Kallie Plagge, Miranda Sanchez, and Andrew Goldfarb discuss some big changes coming to the next generation of Pokemon. Finally, Jose, Peer, and Jared close out the show with the first in a series of discussions about the lineup of games for a potential SNES Classic Edition.
The world turned upside down this week on Nintendo Voice Chat. Host Jose Otero is joined by Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and (subbing in for Peer Schneider) special guest Jeff Gerstmann to talk about Nintendo's rough Q1 loss, the delay of the Pokemon GO Plus, and some fresh NX DAS HYPE courtesy of Eurogamer's NX rumor story.
Join IGN's Nintendo show for another fun-filled episode. This week, host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider and Brendan Graeber to talk about Nintendo's recent stock price spike, Animal Crossing New Leaf's surprise amiibo update, the final Splatoon Splatfest, 5 Pokemon GO tips, Metroid Prime Federation Force's 3DS eShop demo, and The Question Block.
IGN's Nintendo show has quite a lineup for you today! Video game collector and historian Steven Lin joins the cast of NVC this week to talk about the unprecedented success of Pokemon GO. Later, Armando Torres and Mike Mamon (from IGN Syndication's Voltron) join the show to talk about Monster Hunter Generations. Finally, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano close out the show discussing the NES Classic.
IGN's Nintendo show returns and host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider just can't stop thinking about Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But we have a much better show in mind for you. First, the crew discusses some recent releases (Rhythm Heaven Megamix, Mighty No. 9, LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens) before they dive back into more Zelda talk. After the break, Andrew Goldfarb, Kallie Plagge, and Miranda Sanchez join the show to share their experiences from the Pokemon Go Field Test that ended this week.
In this special episode of Hyrule Times Vol. 2 from E3 2016, Nintendo's Bill Trinen joins host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider to talk about their adventures in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Trinen also shares his fond memories for Zelda: Majora's Mask, Link's Awakening, and more.
This week's Nintendo Voice Chat is jam packed with a great lineup of contributors. Tune into the first half of our show, where host Jose Otero is joined by an elite Pokemon panel of Miranda Sanchez, Armando Torres, and Kallie Plagge, as the crew reacts to the latest Pokemon info. Then, after the break, Otero is joined by Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, and special guest David "GrandPOOBear" Hunt to talk about speedrunning, the eternal struggle between Nintendo and the Super Mario Maker community, and the rest of Nintendo's E3 2016 schedule.
Nintendo CEO and President Tatsumi Kimishima spoke about the company's interest in making feature films using its beloved characters. But Kimishimmy-y'all-shimmy-ye-shimmy-yeh didn't stop there: He also briefly talked about how NX will focus on a new way to play. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as the trio tries to make sense of these recent statements.
Samuel is joined by Kallie, Alanah, and Peer to discuss the huge Sun and Moon reveals this week, Mario in Minecraft, and Nintendo's new slogan (and why it might contain hints about the NX). Conspiracy!
IGN Persona super fan Andrew Goldfarb joins the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat this week to talk about Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and why it might be the perfect game to keep you busy until Persona 5 comes out on PS4 later this year. Mr. Goldfarb also weighs in with host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider on the recent news that Nintendo will kick off E3 2016 with a Treehouse Live stream of the next Legend of Zelda. After the break, Jose and Peer go gaga for Pocket card Jokey and answer your questions on the Question Block.
IGN's Nintendo show has a slightly sour episode for you today all about Nintendo's E3 plans (so far). First, NX is coming in March 2017 but it won't be at the show. The next Legend of Zelda is delayed until 2017 as well, but its also coming to NX. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano for a real rollercoaster of an episode.
IGN's Nintendo show kicks things off with a discussion about the worldwide launch of Miitomo, Nintendo's first app for smartphones. Join Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as the crew discusses the positives and negatives of the app, the controversy that led to the firing of a Nintendo employee, and, after the break, Renegade Kidd co-founder Jools Watsham joins the program to talk about Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and the history of his studio.
IGN's Nintendo show has a special episode for you! Special guests Reid Young and John Kay of Fangamer and Starment.net join host Jose Otero and Andrew Goldfarb to talk about Earthbound. Learn everything you wanted to know about this special Super Nintendo release, the passionate community it spawned, and how fans are trying to keep the series alive.
IGN's Nintendo show returns with a pair of special guests. Host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider are joined by John Ricciardi and Mark MacDonald -- Both are former members of the press who work at a video game localization company in Japan called 8-4 LTD. The crew kicks off the show with a discussion about Nintendo's hip social app, called Miitomo, and Pokemon's recent sales milestone.
After the break, the crew takes a deep dive into history and resurrects an old IGN column called Hyrule Times as a special segment for NVC. Join Jose, Peer, Mark and John as they recall video games in the late '90s and the road to Nintendo's epic N64 masterpiece, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
This week comedian and writer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Mike Drucker, joins the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat! Drucker used to work for Nintendo Treehouse as a localization writer (and he joined IGN afterward as a writer on Up at Noon).
Listen in, as Drucker tells host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano stories about his work on Super Mario All-Stars, Kid Icarus Uprising, Mario Party 9, and his surprise contribution to the Legend of Zelda series. After the break, the crew talks about negative feedback surrounding Paper Mario Color Splash, as the crew looks back on the success and failures of the series.
- Our overall thoughts
- Star Fox Zero
- SNES on New Nintendo 3DS
- Splatoon and Super Mario Maker updates
- 7 Wii U, 3DS Games Lighting Round
- Kirby & Paper Mario Wii U
- Metroid Prime Federation Force
- Star Fox Guard & Grippy's epic name
This week, IGN's Nintendo show has a special double feature for you! First, host Jose Otero. Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan go in depth on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and the upcoming IGN review. Then, after the break Jose is joined by a panel of Pokemon experts: Armando Torres, Miranda Sanchez, and Kallie Plagge join the show to talk about why the series has endured 20 years and the announcement of Pokemon Sun and Moon.
Fire Emblem spent more than a decade as a Japan-only series. The first game never came to the US, at all.
IGN's Nintendo show has a special episode for you! First we discuss your feedback to last week's question regarding Nintendo, NX, and E3 2016. Then, we bring you a spoiler-free segment all about Fire Emblem Fates Birthright & Conquest. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brendan Graeber for another fun filled show.
IGN's Nintendo show returns with host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider. This week the regular crew talks about the final DLC drop for Smash Wii U/3DS. Peer tells us how nice it is to have Pikachu by your side in Detective Pikachu. Jose shares his hands-on impressions of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Then, after the break, teh crew tackles a big topic: EA has announced it's moving its press conference out of E3 2016 regular rotation. Will Nintendo step up and unveil NX on stage at E3? We take a hard look at last year's digital event and come up with our best guesses. Finally, the crew tackles a discussion about Nintendo's next smartphone game after Miitomo.
IGN's Nintendo show is back with another episode! This week, Meghan Sullivan joins host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider to talk about Final Fantasy Explorers and Linkle in Hyrule Warriors. Then, after the break, the core trio tackles the rumor of a Smash NX launch title (made by Namco) and the news that some changes will be coming to Fire Emblem Fates in the West.
IGN's Nintendo Show returns with a two-hour special episode. In the first half, host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider and Jared Petty to talk about Minecraft Stories, Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam, Hyrule Warriors Legends, and a bunch of NX rumors. Then, after the break, special guest Sean Velasco joins Jose and Brian Altano to talk about Shovel Knight's amiibo and more.
- Zelda (30th Anniversary)
- Nintendo has three Zelda-related projects on the books. Hyrule Warriors Legends, Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Zelda Wii U
- First two new details dropped yesterday (max rupees count is higher and less tears to collect) based on Famitsu’s four pages of coverage.
- Amazon France claims Zelda; Twilight Princess HD will have the following features:
- Hero Mode (duh)
- Wii U GamePad will be used to manage the player’s inventory in real-time
- Link, Toon Link, Zelda, and Sheik amiibo, when activated, replenish hearts or arrows
- Wolf Link amiibo is set to unlock a new dungeon, which loosely translates as “The Cave of Twilight.” **This could be big** Reminder: This amiibo is tied to new Zelda.
- Metroid (30th Anniversary)
- This week, Metroid Zero Mission is finally released on VC.
- Question from Erik Osborne: "Even though I’ve been a big Nintendo fan for a long time, I've oddly never played a Metroid game outside of a few minutes here and there. I've been thinking of playing through the series due to there not being a lot of games. Would you recommend playing it in order of release, or chronological order story-wise? Thanks, love the podcast."
- Will Metroid Prime: Federation Force return?
- Will Samus return in 2016?
- Pokemon (20th Anniversary)
- Japan is getting Four Poke-themed 2DS bundles
- US and EUR are getting special New 3DS and 2DS bundles respectively
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IGN's Nintendo show returns, and this week we want to talk about why the crew thinks Mother 4 (aka the next Earthbound game) should be possible. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schnieder, and Marty Sliva as they discuss Pokemon Picross, backwards compatibility on NX, the potential for a Zelda mobile game and more.
IGN's Nintendo show kicks off with some impressions of Nintendo Badge Arcade, Typoman, our late Xenoblade Chronicles X review, and speeding to the finish line in Fast Racing Neo. After the break, the crew discusses recent statements Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima made to Time magazine about NX, amiibo, and the future.
IGN's Nintendo show returns with a new episode! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Kallie Plagge, as the crew shares their opinions of Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival, and their early impressions of Xenoblade Chronicles X. But there's more: What does Nintendo have in store for Metroid's 30th anniversary in 2016? Tune in to see what we think.
IGN's Nintendo show has a LOT to talk about this week. Join us for a detailed discussion of Nintendo's holiday lineup for 2015 and beyond.
IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as the regular crew shares their impressions of Yo-Kai Watch, Chibi Robo: Zip Lash!, and more. Then, after the break, the crew talks about Nintendo Account, My Nintendo, and Miiitomo, and how Nintendo needs to re-evaluate how the company facilitates communication.
WELCOME to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Nintendo shed some light on the future before delaying its first smartphone app until March 2016. Join host Sam Claiborn, Peer Schneider, and Kallie Plaggie, as the crew takes a long look at Miitomo, Nintendo’s quirky communication app, and discusses why it’s a good fit for the Japanese game maker. On this episode, the crew also discusses Nintendo's new account system, checkpoints coming to Super Mario Maker, and the Nintendo games that made the cut in IGN's Top 100 feature.
Sources told the Wall Street Journal that NX devkits have gone out developers, so IGN's Nintendo crew is here to analyze what it means for the future. NX in 2016? Maybe. Two devices that work together, but sold separately? Looks that way. But what else? Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider as they analyze the news. Then, after the break,Super Soul Bros' Robbie Benson, Brian Shue, and Alex Popoff join the cast of NVC to tell the story behind their jazz-meets-funk band and share their favorite video game soundtracks.
This week, IGN's Nintendo show has a very special episode focused on Zelda! First, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider share their gameplay impressions of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (so far). Then, the crew tackles the big question: Do we want an HD remake/port of Twilight Princess right now? Finally, we end the show with another segment of The Question Block.
IGN's Nintendo show has a lot to talk about this week. First, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Kallie Plagge, and Francisco Velazquez put out the call for Super Mario Maker levels. Then the crew shares their thoughts on Pokemon Go!, the Xenobalde Chronicles X bundle, and the recent NPD data. Finally, we tackle the subject of Zelda Maker as a followup to Super Mario Maker.
IGN's Nintendo show returns! This week, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano dissect the 5 minutes of new footage for Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and the stage Nintendo showed off at PAX. But that's not all! Stay tuned for Runbow impressions, our thoughts on the pair of New Nintendo 3DS bundles announced for North America, and another exciting installment of The Question Block.
IGN's Nintendo show returns with a special guest! USGamer's Jeremy Parish joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Kallie Plagge to discuss making stages in Super Mario Maker and the 30 year history behind Nintendo's biggest mascot. The crew also discusses the big news from PAX, including the announcement of a Shovel Knight amiibo and what that could mean for the future.
IGN's Nintendo show finally takes a deep dive into Splatoon's August update, Rainmaker, and what we think of Nintendo's newest franchise. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for another fun filled show. Note: This was recorded BEFORE the unveling for Pokken Tournament for Wii U at the Pokemon Championships.
This week, IGN's Nintendo podcast talks a whole bunch about making Mario. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for a deep discussion about Nintendo's crazy course builder. Jose and Brian also share their experiences and breakthroughs as would-be game designers in the Super Mario Maker IGN Challenge. After the break, we run thorugh a pair of queries in the Question Block.
IGN's Nintendo show returns after a week in Japan. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as the crew discusses two anticipated games in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Super Mario Maker. Then, after the break, the crew discusses the big August update for Splatoon, the Japanes rollout of Smash Bros next DLC pack, Dragon Quest XI's announcement, and more.
IGN's Nintendo podcast has a special episode coming to you from Japan, and its featuring an all-star lineup. Host Jose Otero is joined by the cast of 8-4 Play (Mark MacDonald, John Riccardi, and JJ Epperson) to talk about Fire Emblem Fates, Yoshi's Woolly World, and some of the history behind their localization company. Then, after the break, we are joined by special guest Kikai, the #1 collector of Super Mario merchandise on the planet according to the Guiness book of World Records. With a little translation help from our good friend Kyle Mclain, we talk to Kikai about his hobby and hear some stories behind his favorite items.
This week, the crew dedciates the first half of this epsiode to Satoru Iwata, the late CEO of Nintendo who passed away this weekend. Join Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano as they share their favorites stories about Iwata. After the break, Brian shares some stories from San Diego Comic-Con.
This week, IGN's Jose Otero and Peer Schneider kick off the show with impressions of Splatoon's recent Splatfest and Peer's recent import New 3DS. Then, after the break, special guest Bill Trinen, from Nintendo of America, joins the show to talk about the company's presence at Comic-Con and EVO 2015, the recent Nintendo World Championships, and more.
This week, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider kick off the show with Fire Emblem If impressions, one of the games from Nintendo Game Seminar 2014. Then, the crew discussed Nintendo's criticsm of Metroid Federation Force's negative reception, our interview with Zelda: Tri Force Heroes director Hiromasa Shikata, the great Miiverse redesign, and the problem with amiibo retail exclusives.
Nintendo Voice Chat returns! This week, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Kallie Plaggie round up their final thoughts on E3 before switching gears to discuss Rhythm Tengoku The Best Plus (aka the new Rhythm Heaven game on 3DS in Japan). Afterwards, we finsih off the podcast with a brief news segment. We also answer one burning question about Smash Bros. DLC pricing on The Question Block.
A few months ago, the crew of Nintendo Voice Chat dropped some E3 2015 predictions. But host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano are NOT done. Now it’s time to take a look at what Nintendo has on the horizon. We look back at last year's Digital Event and analyze what we think they’ll show during the presentation on Tuesday, June 16 at 9:00 AM PT. Make sure you keep up with all of our coverage on IGN's E3 2015 hub page.
This week, IGN's Nintendo Voice Chat gets a little more intimate. Host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider read your Codename NX predictions and discuss amiibo, Splatoon, and E3.
This week, host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brendan Graeber kick off this epsiode with impressions of Splatoon. Then, after the break artist David Hellman and writer Tevis Thompson join us to talk about Second Quest, a graphic novel that draws interesting inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Find out more about Second Quest at http://www.secondquestcomic.com/
Special guest Ryan Payton, a designer at developer Camouflaj, joins host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider to talk about Xenoblade X, Splatoon’s post-launch plans, and a bunch of news that broke at the Nintendo Investor’s Meeting.
After the break, we play a special guessing game regarding Nintendo’s next console. Want to play along? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the following categories (along with a brief description for each category).
Hardware Spec: _________________________
Unique Feature #1: _________________________
Unique Feature #2:_________________________
Unique Feature #3:_________________________
Using the Wii U as an example:
Hardware Spec: Around 360/PS3 level of power
Controller: The console is the controller, bruh! Touch screen, too.
Unique Feature #1: Dual screen experiences
Unique Feature #2: Miiverse
- Unique Feature #3: Plays catalog Wii stuff
This week, Nintendo Voice Chat is running... a little late, but that doesn't mean you're getting an inferior show. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for another fun filled epsiode. Peer gives his impressions of the StreetPass games (Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z), and Brian unveils his 5 Nintendo E3 2015 predictions. The crew also jumps into another exciting edition of The Question Block.
Host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider and Marty Sliva for a special E3 2015 predictions show you don't want to miss. What is Nintendo cooking up for E3? Who knows. But this three-person cast brings their best guesses to the table. Then, after the break, the crew dives into YOUR questions onThe Question Block.
IGN's Nintendo Show makes up for last week's shorter episode this week! And there's plenty left to talk about from April's Nintendo Direct. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and guest Kallie Plagge as they discuss:
- Why Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer looks cool
- Our impressions of amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits
- Shin Megami Tensai X Fire Emblem and Fatal Frame Wii U's reveal
- Level 5's Yo-Kai Watch is coming to the West
- Why BoxBoy! is a must play Nintendo 3DS game
- Pokemon's Free-to-Play experiments
- Affordable Space Adventures and Nintendo's Indie lineup
Nintendo Voice Chat starts off with a huge bummer. Last week, Nintendo delayed The Legend of Zelda Wii U, and the Japanese game maker made the decision to not show the game at E3 2015. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as they commiserate over the news. Then, the crew switches gears to talk about April's Nintendo Direct. But you're only getting half the story this week. Tune in next week for part two of our Nintendo Direct recap.
Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and special guest Andrew Goldfarb join host Jose Otero for another exciting edition of Nintendo Voice Chat. The crew dives a little deeper into last week's discussion about the deal between DeNA and Nintendo. Also on this epsiode: Brian tells the story of his recent visit to NoA HQ, Jose talks about Splatoon, and more.
Host Jose Otero is joined this week by IGN editor Mitch Dyer and mobile app developer Francisco Velazquez for a deep dive into the recent partnership between Nintendo and DeNA, the games they'd like to see adapted for smart devices, and speculation about NX, the new dedicated gaming system based on a brand new concept, and if we'll really hear more about it in 2016. All that, and a special question of the week in this episode of Nintendo Voice Chat.
IGN's Nintendo show kicks off this week with a discussion about the 20th anniversary of Chrono Trigger, one of the greatest JRPGs in history. Then, the crew of host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Marty Sliva talk about IGN's Code Name STEAM review and some Mario Party 10 impressions. And, finally, we tackle a few news stories at the end of the show.
Special guest Mark MacDonald rejoins the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat to talk about the challenging process of translating Japanese games for the West. Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Mark trade impressions of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Then, after the break, the crew tackles some of your queries once again on the Question Block.
IGN opened it's door to the community on February 26, 2015 and hosted a live show for your favorite Nintendo podcast. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Sam Claiborn get together for a special epsiode. This week, the crew builds a list of the Top 10 3DS games with the help of the audience. But wait there's more! You can win a New Nintendo 3DS of a Monster Hunter statue by listening to this epsiode. Tune in for details.
This week, the Question Block segment returns to your favorite Nintendo podcast! But this episode isn't just about Q&A. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as they share hands-on impressions of New Nintendo 3DS XL, what they think of Code Name S.T.E.A.M.'s new demo, and the analysis of the recent numbers from Nintendo released to its investors.
This week on Nintendo Voice Chat, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider bid farewell to Club Nintendo, as the customer loyalty program rides off into the sunset in 2015. But that's not all! We also wrap up last week's Nintendo Direct news with discussions about Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Project Treasure, and hands-on impressions of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D.
This week on Nintendo Vocie Chat, the regular crew of Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano tackle the tough questions about New Nintendo 3DS and this week's Nintendo Direct. Why no AC Adapter? Is the smaller model coming to the US? Should you buy a system on day one? What's going on with crossbuy in 2015? Near the end of the show, we talk about the announcement of a new Fire Emblem for 3DS. Stay tuned next week for everything else we missed!
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The season finale of Nintendo Voice Chat is here! Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for part one of our special 2014 year in review. This week, we start the show with more painful tales from our quest to hunt down amiibo at US retailers. Then, after the break, the crew discusses a lot of the big games that came out in 2014. Thank you for supporting the podcast! We'll kick off 2015 with the second part of our year in review special.
This week, the crew of Nintendo Voice Chat spends nearly 30-minutes discussing Zelda Wii U. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, for a deep conversation on the merits and mistakes of Nintendo's latest Zelda footage. Then, after the break, the crew talks about Nintendo's recent holiday sales numbers, the uncertain fate of 3DS, and their personal struggles with amiibo-fever.
IGN's Nintendo podcast brings you a special episode focused on two big games. Up first, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Marty Sliva, and special guest Kallie Plagge have a deep discussion about Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, our review, and some feedback on where we'd like the series to go. Then, after the break, Marty kicks off a discussion about Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and his review.
The regular team of host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider are reunited once again this week on Nintendo Voice Chat. The crew deeps dives into Sakurai's recent comments about Ridley in Smash Bros, and Nintendo's quick moves to bring amiibo -- its new toy's-to-life product -- to market. All that plus the Question Block. Check it out!
The core NVC team is reunited this week! Host Jose Otero is joined by Brian Altano and Peer Schneider to talk about Xenoblade Chronicles X's massive world, Splatoon single-player mode, Mario Kart 8's November DLC, and preview impressions of Smash Wii U and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. After the break, Jose and Brian dive into reader queries in the Question Block.
Mitch Dyer joins host Jose Otero and Brian Altano for the first half of this special epsiode of Nintendo Voice Chat to discuss some recent news including the Smash specific GameCube Controller Adaper, Mario Kart 8's upcoming November DLC, Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, and Jose's New Nintendo 3DS impressions after a week with an imported system. Then, in the second half, Peer Schneider and special guest Perrin Kaplan jump in to discuss her memories and reflections as former VP of corporate communications for Nintendo.
This week, former Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht joins host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider on Nintendo Voice Chat. Tune in for a first-hand account focused on the early days of the studio and hear stories about their journey to make Star Wars games for LucasArts. Eggebrecht also shares stories of Factor 5 work with Nintendo on GameCube including some unreleased Star Wars games that they had to walk away from.
It's been 4 years, 1 month, 2 days since Metroid: Other M's release in North America, and while the galaxy may be at peace, the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast isn't done hoping for a new entry in the series. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for a special epsiode where we deep dive into the Metroid games.
Brian Altano re-joins the cast of NVC this week to talk about his adventures in Japan. But that's not all, listen in as he tells host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider all about his hands-on time with New Nintendo 3DS at Tokyo Game Show. There might be a story about an earthqauke too! Then, after the break, listen to some discussion of IGN's verdict on the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Respected commentator and Meleeitonme.com contributor Kris "Toph" Aldenderfer joins the cast of Nintendo Voice Chat this week! He joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, as they trade impressions and opinions of the new Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The crew takes a deep dive into the roster, some modes, the competitive scene, and a lot more.
PAX is happening this weekend and we have an EXTRA SPECIAL Nintendo Voice Chat just for you! Samuel Claiborn, Peer Schneider, Brendan Graeber, Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and special guest Mark MacDonald. Tune in for impressions of Mario Kart 8 recent update, Layton Vs. Wright, figuring out Nintendo's New 3DS, and more.
IGN editor Mitch Dyer makes his Nintendo Voice Chat debut this week. He joins host Jose Otero and Brian Altano to particpate in the longest Question Block segment we've ever done. But that's not all you get this week! Tune in for impressions of SteamWorld Dig for Wii U, a spoiler free chat about Hyrule Warriors, and the news of the week.
Brian Altano returns to Nintendo Voice Chat with some impressions of games he played at San Diego Comic-Con. Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian also discuss Nintendo's recent financial numbers, the overload of information about Hyrule Warriors, NES Remix 1+2's retail package, and the 25th anniversary of the Game Boy in the US.
This week NVC starts off with a second round of post E3 impressions for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and Smash Bros. 3DS. Afterwards, the crew switches gears to discuss some recent Nintendo news. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Marty Sliva for another fun episode of IGN's Nintendo podcast.
The cast of Nintendo Voice Chat shoots for the stars this week! Listen to host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano discuss the Star Fox series. We begin with what made the original Super Nintendo game such a special piece of Nintendo history. But the journey doesn't end there. We also discuss why Star Fox 64 was the pinnacle of the series, the disappointment of Star Fox Adventures, and more. So strap in, do a barrel roll, and get ready for a very special episode.
Part two of Nintendo Voice Chat's E3 2014 extravaganza continues with the return of an extra special guest: IGN's Fran Mirabella makes a return appearance on NVC to talk about his participation in a special Smash Bros. competition during E3. He joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Tim Gettys to roundup IGN's E3 2014 coverage. We discuss the E3 lineup, the third-party problem, and what Nintendo didn't show at E3 this year.
Mario Kart 8 has a solid sales start, but that's not the only discussion happening on Nintendo Voice Chat this week. E3 is here. And we have major expectations for Nintendo this year. Host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider and Brian Altano, as the trio discuss the things they want to see from Nintendo at E3 (and maybe even some things they don't want to see).
Mario is driving a Mercedes-Benz! The 16-players participating in the Smash Bros. Invitational at E3 have been revealed! But wait, there's more. Nintendo lifted the veil on some other suprises this week. So join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider as they break down some of the bigger news stories of the week. After that, stick around for this week's Question of the Week.
IGN's Nintendo podcast brings you a very special episode this week. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano as they remember the recently disabled Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection with Todd Northcutt, former General Manager for GameSpy Technology -- the company that built Nintendo's DS and Wii online infrastructure. After that, stick around for the news and a few reader queries in our Question Block segment.
IGN's Nintendo vets Samuel Claiborn, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider and Marty Sliva discuss the recently announced Skylanders-like NFC figurines and then take a trip to past Nintendo E3 announcements, five years at a time: 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994.
WELCOOOME to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider focus on all the recent, exciting news: Mario Kart 8's bundle and why its online modes are relevant, plus more GBA games are coming to Wii U's Virtual Console. We also spend a lot of time talking about Nintendo's three-pronged strategy for E3 2014. But that's not all! Will Nintendo unveil some type of new hardware at E3? Tune in and listen to what we've been hearing on the matter.
Nintendo Voice Chat Returns with a special 90-minute episode! Special Guests Sam Claiborn and Colin Moriarty join host Jose Otero and Brian Altano to talk about some of the most under appreciated Nintendo Entertainment System games of all time. Also this week, the crew discusses some under appreciated NES games, the Game Boy's 25th Anniversary, and another trip through listener queries in The Question Block.
Nintendo Voice Chat's regular cast of contributors are reunited, and we have a lot to talk about! This week, Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider recap some the recent news for Super Smash Bros and Tomodachi Life, and then we talk about why WarioWare Inc. is one of the greatest games of all-time. In the final segment, our panel answers some of your queries in another installment of The Question Block.
Thanks to the effort of our awesome listeners, the new segment on Nintendo Voice Chat has a name! But there's more news to talk about than just that. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Marty Sliva, and Tim Gettys, as we discuss Nintendo (and Sony) at PAX East, the grim future of the Yoshi's Island series, and more.
Special thanks to podcast listener beyondthestars_scr and everyone else that sent in questions and name suggestions for this podcast segment.
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, IGN hosted a StreetPass event and recorded a live Nintendo Voice Chat. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Sam Claiborn, Brian Altano, and Marty Sliva for an hour of conversation and hysterics. The big topic for this podcast? 2D vs. 3D: Our Favorite Nintendo Franchises Face-Off.
IGN Nintendo assembles and makes some changes to your favorite podcast. This week we debut a revamped episode structure, so tune in join Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, and Marty Sliva for impressions of DK Tropical Freeze and Yoshi's New Island, the latest news, and a returning segment idea from one of the best video game podcasts ever made.
The Year of Luigi is coming to an end soon, so this week NVC looks back on Nintendo's first yearlong character theme. Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tim Gettys also briefly look back on Luigi's memories. But bigger questions loom in 2014: Will Nintendo approach E3 with a media briefing or bet it all on another Nintendo Direct presentation? We also read community feedback for what you want to see from the next Metroid game.
So you thought NVC was done with 2013, well it turns out Nintendo wasn’t done with us. Host Jose Otero is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Marty Sliva for a spirited discussion focused on the Nintendo Direct that happened on 12/18. We hit a new record of three f-bombs in this episode, so please put the kids to bed before listening. Check out what we think about Hyrule Warriors, Kirby Triple Delux, Chibi Robo, NES Remix, Rosalina in Smash Bros, and more. Happy holidays and see you next year!
Season’s greetings NVC listeners! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for our final episode of 2013. This week, we discuss which item should be dropped from future Zeldas, Nintendo’s low Wii U sales, the brilliance of Sega’s 3D Classics, and Miiverse on 3DS. Also, you should be warned that there’s a pretty big Zelda: A Link Between Worlds spoiler tucked away at the end of the show.
Hey! Listen! Keza MacDonald joins the cast of NVC this week (Jose, Brian, and Peer) to participate in a spoiler-free discussion of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and we trade some more stories of multiplayer mayhem in Super Mario 3D World.
Learn more about the 4th Annual Nintendo World Report Child's Play Telethon here.
This week on NVC, host Jose Otero and Peer Schneider are joined by a pair of special guests: IGN Video editor extraordinaire Brendan Graeber and Managing Editor Chuck "Built Like a Machamp" Osborn. The foursome gather together to discuss Phoenix Wright 5, Scribblenauts Unmasked, Japanese Candy, and this week's news.
NVC! Japan! A match made in heaven! Join host Jose Otero, Keza MacDonald, Kyle McClain, and Andrew Alfonso, as they talk about the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi and a deep dive into the Monster Hunter phenomenon.
Nintendo Voice Chat returns! And this week, we talk about everyone's favorite thing: the dreaded top ten list! Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, and Sam Claiborne, as they discuss this week's controversial IGN feature about the top 25 Nintendo 3DS games. They also chat about Jose's upcoming trip to Japan, Monster Hunter 4, and this week's eShop releases.
This week, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider are joined by erstwhile IGN video dude extraordinaire Brian Malkiewicz, as they chat about The Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, eShop releases, Kickstarter projects and more. Shoutout to Peer for pulling this program together at the last minute.
During last week's podcast, we wondered what Nintendo would do as they entered the Fall season. Well, it looks like they responded. There's a new addition to the Nintendo 3DS family, a Wii U price cut, and a bunch of other announcements.
USGamer's Jeremy Parish joins IGN's Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider to discuss a recent editorial he wrote regarding the current state of Nintendo. It's no secret that Wii U sales have stalled, but what's Nintendo's next move?
Afterwards, Jose and Jeremy trade impressions on The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD, which they both played earlier this week at Nintendo.
This week Nintendo Voice Chat says goodbye to Richard George, as he heads off onto new challenges and endeavors. But where is Rich going, you ask? Listen in, and join Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider as they bid farewell to an IGN all-star.
Even though goodbyes are always hard, the show must go on. Marty Sliva joins us in the second segment to talk about The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, and the surpring eShop release SteamWorld Dig.
IGN editors team up to dissect August 7th's Nintendo Direct. Host Jose Otero is joined by Brian Altano, Richard George, and Sam Claiborne, as the crew spends a long amount of talking about Zelda and other announcements. Also, get ready for NVC's first question of the week segement. Submit an email to email@example.com with your answer for Altano's question and we might read your response on the show.
Back by popular demand, the Nintendo Video Chat podcast returns this week! Join host Jose Otero with special guests Brian Altano, Brendan Graeber, and the retun of the mighty Richard George. We tackle your Pikmin 3 questions for this episode. Please leave us feedback on IGN or iTunes and let us know how we're doing.
Everyone's favorite Nintendo podcast re-emerges this week, but with a few surprises. IGN's Jose Otero takes over hosting duties for a special NVC mini-episode with guests Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and Marty Sliva. The crew gathers to talk about last week's major Wii U Virtual Console release, Earthbound.
It took 19 years for Earthbound to slip out of the Nintendo vault. Thankfully, you won't have to wait as long for the next episode of this podcast. Leave us feedback and let us know what you think.
Metroid Prime turned ten on November 18, 2012. IGN's original reviewer and old-school Nintendo crew celebrate Retro Studios' masterpiece with a trip back to Talon IV.
With two weeks of Wii U and sooooo much Pilgrim food under our belts, the Nintendo Video Chat Team is back to discuss our favorite new Nintendo console, the Wii U. (Sorry, Wii Mini!).
This week IGN's Nintendo-leaning professionals, Samuel Claiborn, Richard George, Brian Altano and Audrey Drake discuss New Super Mario Bros. U. Spoilers: We love it! And also there are some actual spoilers in this episode. Mainly about what you unlock when you beat Bowser.
IGN discusses the Wii U hardware and reviews for Ninja Gaiden, New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land.
We play the Wii U launch game and discuss Zelda, Mario and Metroid minigames.
The NVC crew plays Super Mario Kart for its 20th anniversary.
The IGN staff discusses what we'll be playing on Wii U launch day.
This week the NVC crew remembers Nintendo Power and plays DuckTales.
This week on NVC we play New SMB2 and talk about a new Zelda... It's a book *GASP!*
The NVC crew gathers to replay Mario Sunshine, talk Nintendo news, and answer your burning questions.
We finally have our greedy hands on the 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2. Here's what we think of both...
Rich and Audrey discuss the importance (irrelevance?) of graphical power, Iwata's Wii U/3DS XL comments, Smash Bros. and more.
The NVC crew joins forces to answer all your burning questions.
The NVC crew joins forces to discuss Pokemon Black 2/White 2, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro, and more!
The NVC crew joins forces to discuss all the news from last night's Nintendo Direct broadcast.
The NVC crew joins to reflect on the wild, wild ride we call E3 2012.
Rich and Audrey share their thoughts on the Big N's big show.
The Nintendo Voice Chatters talk the GamePad, Pro Controller, Mii Universe, Monday's conferences and 3DS rumors.
The NVC crew grabbed all the IGN editors we could get a hold of for our biggest recording yet. Don't miss it!
The NVC crew joins forces once more to discuss Mario Tennis Open, E3, Pokemon Conquest and more!
The crew once again joins forces to talk Wii U, Smash Bros., digital downloads, PlayStation ripoffs and more!
IGN's Nintendo team discusses all the Nintendo Direct news and tackles reader questions. Listen now!
The NVC crew goes low tech to chat about all the latest Nintendo news for your listening pleasure.
The NVC discusses all the badass 3DS games headed our way in the coming months, Wii U rumors and more.
The Nintendo Voice Chat crew joins once again to finally open up on all things Icarus.
The Nintendo Voice Chat crew joins once more to discuss Pit's latest adventure, randomness in multiplayer games and more!
A Pokemon sequel? The Last Story coming to North America? What's going on?!
The NVC crew discusses the new PlayStation handheld.
The chatters break down all the news that's broken since they last gathered. Also... Audrey's hosting?!
The NVC crew gathers to discuss two of the hottest games coming to 3DS this year.
The crew discusses Nintendo's new console and answers your burning questions.
Celebrate the new year with a healthy dose of NVC podcasting goodness.
Join the NVC crew for the final podcast of 2011.
Join the Chatters for your weekly dose of NVC goodness.
Join the NVC crew for a special live, video edition in which we'll talk all things Skyward Sword.
We discuss Zelda, Zelda reviews and what it's like to play Zelda.
After the world's longest hiatus, the NVC crew is back, and chattier than ever!
We've played a lot of Zelda and now we're going to tell you about it.
A full cast discusses the state of the 3DS after Nintendo's wacky press conference.
We gather to discuss all the hot topics from this year's TGS.
We're doing it live to celebrate the SNES's anniversary.
We discuss the botched 3DS launch, Skyward Sword's release date and a new Wii.
We're kickin' ass and takin' calls for IGN's first live podcast.
Some big 3DS news arrived today, and we're here to chat about it.
We mourn the loss of the two big Mega Man games that will never be.
An old friend joins in on our celebration of this awesome Nintendo handheld.
We talk Kirby and dig out from beneath a pile of reader mail.
The IGN Nintendo crew discusses The Last Story, Pandora's Tower and Xenoblade. "Operation Rainfall" is here.
As many eyes turn toward Wii U, Rich and his team look back on Wii.
Recording on a Friday leads to madness. You have been warned.
Our full podcast will hit later in the week, but here's some Rich and Audrey chatter to hold you over.
Still hyped about Nintendo's announcements? So is the NVC crew.
It's the final NVC before E3. What do we think will happen?
More E3 discussion as the big show approaches.
This podcast is the dog's bollocks, apparently.
The launch of the GameCube. The debut of Zelda's new style. The arrival of the Nintendo DS. A lot has happened at E3 for Nintendo.
Nintendo reacts to poor Wii sales while the NVC crew loses their minds. Plus reader Q&A!