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Nintendo surprised us with a new look at the Super Mario Movie this week, and it actually got us all more excited than the previous reveal. That's just good marketing, friends. We also talk about the glaring performance problems with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and how some of our favorite games haven't always had the best, or even good, performance. On top of that Seth makes a compelling case for Sonic Frontiers as Game of the Year. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:30 - Super Mario Movie Direct Trailer Reactions00:17:49 - Reb Was Right: Pokemon Has Major Perfomance Issues00:38:08 - "You'll Love it, Very Fun, Runs Like Ass"00:48:45 - NVC MiiVerse: What Are We Playing?01:00:11 - Seth's GOTY 01:06:35 - Question Block & Outro
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet reviews are here, and we're joined by Polygon's Nicole Carpenter and returning trainers Reb Valentine and Casey Defreitas to dive into all of the details about the latest generation! Here's what we think of its tech issues, its latest gimmicks, and whether it stands out from other generations. Plus, Harvestella, the new Fire Emblem Engage trailer, Xenoblade Chronicles 3's Game of the Year chances, and more! 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:24 - Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Review Roundtable!00:37:34 - Wiibate: Do you name your Pokemon?00:43:00 - What Else Has Our Attention? Xenoblade Chronicles 3 GOTY nomination, Harvestella, and more01:08:06 - Question Block & Outro
Sonic Frontiers is a good 3D sonic game, and we have the review and the reviewer to prove it. We're also going to dive into everyone's favorite subject: Nintendo financial numbers! Specifically, how many Nintendo Switch consoles have been sold? It's a lot. We also take your questions and just have a nice time, but first… gonna check in with the panel and see what's new.00:00:00 - Intro & Nintendo's Indie World Showcase 00:09:15 - Marvel Snap Rules!00:13:32 - Sega Genesis Mini 2 Impressions00:20:12 - Sonic Frontiers Review Deep Dive00:33:11 - Nintendo's Sold How Many Switches??00:51:19 - Question Block01:17:13 - Outro
This week we're wondering about a few things. Like, does Nintendo need an achievement system? How about Nintendo VR? We also premiere a new segment called RAPID RANK, answer your questions in Question Block, but most of all, have fun.00:00:00 - Intro & What We've Been Playing00:31:06 - Nintendo VR When?00:48:28 - Wiibate: Does Nintendo Need Achievements?01:04:38 - Rapid Rank: Top 5 Sonic Friends Who Are Not Tails or Knuckles01:14:18 - Question Block & Outro
This week, Kat and Seth are joined by Mitchell Saltzman and Logan Plant to talk about Bayonetta 3 and Mitchell's shining review, where it shines and were it comes off a little dull. We also play everyone's favorite NVC game, "Wii Game or Something I Just Made Up?" plus we talk Sonic Frontiers and take your questions in Question Block. It's a real good time, is what I'm saying. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:07:54 - Persona 5 Royal is here!00:20:00 - Bayonetta 3 Review Deep Dive00:38:27 - Sonic Frontiers Preview Chat00:48:49 - Wii Game or Something I Made Up?01:03:12 - Question Block & Outro
Hey Super Ninfriendos! This week on Nintendo Voice Chat, Casey DeFreitas shares her hands-on impressions of Pokemon Scarlet! Dan Stapleton also joins the crew to talk about his review of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. We're getting tons of new ports including Nier: Automata, No Man's Sky, and Persona 5 Royal finally coming to the Nintendo Switch and we're excited for them all! Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about Bayonetta 3. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:06 - Bayonetta Voice Actress Wants to Boycott Bayonetta 300:13:25 - Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Review Talk!00:31:13 - Casey's Pokemon Scarlet Impressions00:56:07 - Nintendo Switch's Impossible Ports!01:08:00 - Question Block & Outro
It's been a week since the Mario Movie trailer was released, and we finally have answers to the question "What if Mario from the hit video games sounded like Chris Pratt from the hit dinosaur movies?" We reflect on this watershed moment in voice casting, as well as discuss what games caught our attention this week and answer your question block questions. 00:00:00 - Intro & What We're Playing00:24:56 - Super Mario Movie Trailer Impressions00:47:50 - Bayonetta 3 is Almost Here!00:56:50 - Question Block & Outro
Join IGN live as Nintendo reveals the first trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Movie, starring Chris Pratt and Anya Taylor-Joy. Ahead of the reveal, we'll be discussing our hopes and dreams from the movie as well as breaking down the previously announced cast. Stick around after the trailer reveal for live reactions from us and you, the viewer.
October is more than just the spookiest month: it's chock-full of games for Nintendo Switch owners, too. Reb Valentine, Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider and Seth Macy talk upcoming games, Kat's trip to Japan, a giant TV that appeared in Seth's basement, and an exciting new announcement from Reb about LIFE?!? Great show this week, you're going to like it. 00:00:00 - Intro & Kat's TGS Impressions00:10:10 - Reb's Life Updates & What We're Playing00:31:59 - Mario & Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Preview Impressions00:42:48 - Upcoming Games for October01:07:17 - Question Block & Outro
00:00:00 - Outtakes, Intro & News!00:02:30 - New Everything from the Nintendo Direct!00:20:59 - Pikmin 4 is Finally Here00:30:51 - “LoZ: Tears of the Kingdom” & Seth's Theory00:41:58 - Splatoon 3 Review & Outro
We did it! We officially unofficially ranked every major, and even minor, Nintendo franchise into one neat and tidy tier list that is legally binding. Imran Khan joins us again, as well as Jon Cartright, to get down to business. And we also talk about TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection, answer your questions on question block, and have an all-around nice time.
With Splatoon 3 almost here, it's time to take stock of the biggest Nintendo franchises. We use Tiermaker to build a ranking of Zelda, Mario, Fire Emblem, and more. Where do they stand? Find out! Plus, Gamescom headlines, Question Block, and more. 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:01:10 - Here are the Nintendo Headlines 00:09:30 - Gamescom Announcements 00:21:17 - Splatoon 3 and Harvestella footage 00:42:32- NVC Tiermaker for Nintendo Franchises 01:05:49 - Outro
00:00:00 - Intro & News00:01:48 - More Serious Kotaku Report About Sexual Harrassment00:12:07 - Wave Race 6400:20:14 - Should Nintendo _____?00:46:40 - The Time Zach Heard About the Time Miyamoto Met Kayne00:55:44 - What We're Playing & Outro
We posed the question to our community: Nintendo should… what? And after a difficult narrowing down process, we picked some of the best and people have ideas. This week Kat, Seth and Peer are joined by fan-favorite Zach Ryan, so you're not actually listening to an old episode by accident. Completely intentional guest appearance. 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:01:48 - Serious Kotaku Report About Sexual Harassment 00:12:07 - Wave Race 64 00:20:14 - Should Nintendo _____? 00:46:40 - The Time Zach Heard About the Time Miyamoto Met Kayne 00:55:44 - What We're Playing & Outro
It's another episode of the greatest Nintendo podcast ever, Nintendo Voice Chat! This week Kat and Seth are joined once again by Reb Valentine as well as Steve Bowling making his NVC debut. We had thirty minutes of Splatoon 3 goodness to go over, but that's not all that happened this week in the wonderful world of Nintendo. So ink up, friends, and get ready to splatter.
00:00:00 - Intro & News00:03:23 - Are Amiibo Still Cool?00:13:16 - New Pokemon Scarlet/Violet Reveals!00:42:12 - Nintendo Sales Report News00:50:14 - Kat Takes00:56:38 - Question Block 01:07:40 - What We're Playing & Outro
On this week's NVC we're diving into the latest Pokemon Presents reveals and asking, "When Will Pokemon Get its Breath of the Wild Moment?" Also, how cute is Fidough? Should Lechonk worry? And what would happen if the Nintendo Switch didn't change for another two years? Find out in our latest Kat Take! Of course, we can't forget squeezing in even more Xenoblade Chronicles 3 chat in our latest Question Block. Have at it, Super Ninfriendos!
00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:57 - Mario Kart 8 Booster Pass Wave 2 is Here!00:08:02 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review Roundtable00:37:19 - Nintendo Switch's Tech After 5 Years00:56:25 - Question Block!01:06:32 - What We've Been Playing & Outro
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is here at last and we're joined by Digital Foundry producer John Linneman, IGN contributor Travis Northup, and Axe of the Blood God co-host Nadia Oxford to break down the Nintendo Switch's massive new RPG! Plus, we discuss Nintendo Switch's tech in Year 5, ponder what happened to Digimon Survive, and discuss the release of Wave 2 of Mario Kart's Booster Courses! 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:57 - Mario Kart 8 Booster Pass Wave 2 is Here! 00:08:02 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review Roundtable 00:37:19 - Nintendo Switch's Tech After 5 Years 00:56:25 - Question Block! 01:06:32 - What We've Been Playing & Outro
Live A Live makes its way to us for the first time in glorious HD2D this week and Nintendo is at San Diego Comic Con (sort of). Plus, Super Mario Strikers gets a content update, but will it be enough to pull fans back to the stadium? Finally, a ton of retro game praise and discussion. Join Rebekah Valentine, Peer Schneider, Samuel Claiborn, and Casey DeFreitas this week on Nintendo Voice Chat for hands-on impressions of Live-a-Live and a deep-dive into the now especially robust Nintendo Switch Online library.
00:00:00 - Intro00:01:33 - Nintendo at SDCC00:07:33 - Live A Live Review Discussion00:33:32 - Games We Want in HD-2D Style00:40:16 - Super Mario Strikers Update00:42:48 - Nintendo Switch Online's Growing Retro Library00:56:50 - Endling and Other Games We're Playing01:08:50 - Question Block
Kirby's Dream Buffet and Bayonetta 3's release date announcement makes it seem like maybe we won't be getting a Nintendo Direct after all, and that's fine! We're all so tired. Join Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks and Seth Macy this week on Nintendo Voice Chat to discuss Bayonetta, Kirby, and some of that Monster Hunter Goodness. Oh, and an extended Question Block segment, where we answer YOUR questions. 00:00:00 - Intro & Bayonetta 3 Gets a Release Date! 00:15:50 - Kirby's Dream Buffet is NOT Kirby Fall Guys 00:24:20 - Question Block? THIS Early in the Podcast? 01:05:58 - What We've Been Playing & Outro
It's official: E3 2023 is a thing, a thing which is going to happen in the second week of June next year. This is tremendously exciting news, but it's so far away, so we also talk about more recent news. For example, Live A Live preview embargoes have lifted, there's rumors of a new Nintendo Direct (evergreen statement), and we talk about why the GameCube's colorful shell makes it worthy of our love.
00:00:00 - Intro00:00:50 - E3 is Back!00:21:22 - Nintendo Direct Watch 20XX00:31:31 - Live A Live rules!!00:43:55 - Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak also rules!00:52:59 - Will Crisis Core rule?00:58:33 - You know what else ruled? The Spice Orange Gamecube01:06:46 - Games We've Been Playing that Rule & Outro
Nintendo and its partners brought us some pretty generous news considering this was a "Mini-Direct." We talk about the surprises like Persona finally coming to Switch later this year, Portal and Portal 2 coming to Switch today, and we also talk about the surprising games we weren't shown during Nintendo's 25 minute June presentation.
Nintendo and its partners brought us some pretty generous news considering this was a "Mini-Direct." We talk about the surprises like Persona finally coming to Switch later this year, Portal and Portal 2 coming to Switch today, and we also talk about the surprising games we weren't shown during Nintendo's 25 minute June presentation. Presented by the U.S. Army Presented by The Terminal List Presented by the Callisto Protocol Sponsored by Metro by T-Mobile
This week, Good Vibes Gaming's Derrick Bitner joins the show to talk all things Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Plus, hear the verdict on Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes, and why we absolutely need to see a Mario Warriors game on Switch. Plus, discussions on Sonic Origins, and if we're going to get a Nintendo Direct anytime soon. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:00 - Xenoblade 3 00:24:38 - Nintendo Direct Watch: Are we going to get one for Christ?? 00:33:42 - Fire Emblem: Three Hopes Does KOEI Tecmo deserve more respect? 00:40:38 - Sonic Origins Reviews 00:47:09 - Kat Take: Turn Based Combat ISN'T DEAD 00:56:20 - Reason for Loving The GameCube 00:59:19 - What We've Been Playing and Outro
Join Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, Brian Altano, and Seth Macy, four radical post-teens, for this week's Nintendo Voice Chat as we talk Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, which is just the best possible game going right now. We also discuss the Fire Emblem leak, Persona coming to Switch (actually, not coming to Switch) and we learn about a game called Monkey Donkey, which is a rip-off of a Nintendo property from back in the days before Nintendo was able to stop such blatant copying. Seriously, it's the same game, but with gross colors.
Nintendo is the Squidward glaring down on Sony and Xbox's Patrick and Spongebob right now, but Kat, Reb, Alex, and Peer still have a few announcements to break down from Geoff Keighley's Summer Games Fest. Meanwhile, Nintendo Direct rumors continue to swirl, Mario Strikers Battle League reviews are out, we've been playing the new Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes demo, and we take your Question Blocks in the latest Nintendo Voice Chat! 00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:41 - Summer Games Fest Reactions! 00:21:40 - Is a Nintendo Direct Coming Soon? 00:44:18 - Kat Takes! 00:51:06 - Mario Strikers Review 00:58:58 - Why We Love the Nintendo Gamecube 01:03:30 - Question Block and Outro
If you want to be the very best, like no one ever was, then this episode is for you. Casey DeFreitas and Tom Marks return to lend us their vast Poke-knowledge as we talk about Lechonk, those new professors, the Scarlet and Violet legendaries, and the multi-player stuff they kind of glossed over in the trailer. Kat has returned from her adventures to fill us with KNOWLEDGE. There's other Nintendo stuff, too, but you mostly want to hear about Pokemon, don't you? 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:20 - Sonic Frontiers 00:11:22 - New Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Trailer! 00:35:03 - Some Monster Hunter News! 00:52:00 - Reasons We Love The Nintendo GameCube 00:56:00 - What We're Playing 01:08:04 - Question Block & Outro
Welcome to another exciting episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, the only Nintendo podcast on Earth that we're aware of at this moment. This week Seth Macy and Peer Schneider are joined by the amazing Casey DeFreitas and Samuel Claiborn to talk about Rogue Jam's audience choice award winner, Mysplaced, and how it plays to its inspirations maybe a little too much. Is that bad thing? What games have perfected the homage and are there any notable games that have taken it too far? 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:15 - No Man's Sky Coming Soon! 00:14:05 - E3 Returns 2023 00:31:25 - When Does a Game Stop Being an Homage? 00:49:05 - Reasons We Love The Nintendo GameCube 00:55:24 - What We're Playing 01:07:10 - Question Block & Outro
We're about to hit Event Season, which used to mean E3, but we all know how that's going this year (spoiler: it isn't). What it does mean is plenty of exciting rumors and speculation about what Nintendo has up its sleeve for June and beyond. When will we get that next Nintendo Direct? Is there really a new Fire Emblem? It's all the schoolyard Nintendo gossip of your youth, but with 4 adults sitting in their houses across the country from one another. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:58 - Our Wii U and 3DS eShop Recommendations! 00:16:41 - Let's Talk About Nintendo Rumors 00:41:55 - Seth's Soapbox 00:47:44 - Reasons We Love The Nintendo GameCube 00:55:42 - What We're Playing 01:10:50 - Question Block & Outro
This week we go over Nintendo's recently reported sales numbers and ask what everyone wants to know: Is Metroid Dread a big ol' flop? Well… 2.9 million copies sure seems like a success, but in the pantheon of Nintendo Switch tentpole releases, kind of a bummer. Join Kat Bailey, Jada Griffin, Seth Macy and special guest Imran Khan as we talk about all the Nintendos.
Reggie Fils-Aime's book Disrupting the Game is available everywhere and we learned some pretty cool stuff from it. On the flip side, Kat put together a report about what it's like to be a contractor working for Nintendo, and it isn't quite the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory we might have imagined. Join hosts Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider and Seth Macy for another exciting episode of NVC.
In this very special episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, Seth Macy, Kat Bailey, and Peer Schneider sit down with Reggie Fils-Aimé, former President of Nintendo of America. We talk about his new book “Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo”, Reggie's fondest memories at Nintendo, thoughts about the latest workplace news at Nintendo, and MUCH more!
Balan Wonderworld was a famously bad game, but did you ever … wonder… why? Well, former director Yuji Naka took to Twitter to tell us his side of the story. We also talk about Nintendo Switch Sports and how it might get your mom and dad to play video games again. Join hosts Seth Macy, Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider and special guest Mitchell Saltzman for another Nintacular episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. 00:00:00 - Intro & Housekeeping 00:01:08 - Balan Wonderworld Lawsuit 00:12:25 - Nintendo Switch Sports Review! 00:27:28 - NSO Gets 3 New (Great) Genesis Games 00:33:21 - Kirby Turns 30! 00:41:26 - Seth's Soapbox 00:48:18 - What We're Playing 01:03:06 - Question Block & Outro
It's a pre-PAX East episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, just in time to completely gloss over the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date announcement. Just kidding! We're talking about it, as well as deliciously tantalizing new rumors about Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service. Are the dataminers to be believed? Only time will tell. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Intro & Housekeeping 00:01:20 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is Coming Sooner! 00:16:35 - Rumors & GBA on the Switch 00:31:30 - GBA Games We Want on the Switch 00:40:43 - Kat Takes! 00:44:46- New Game Announcements 00:56:08 - What We're Playing 00:57:29 - What We've Been Playing & Outro
This week we talk about the best Zelda game of all time: A Link to the Past… or is it Breath of the Wild? That's kind of what we're getting at here, pitting the two against each other in a winner-take-all bloodbath. We also talk about Switch Sports and how Kat almost destroyed a TV with a powerful kick. Join Kat Bailey, Jada Griffin and Sam Claiborn for another awesome NVC. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:56 - Rogue Jam! 00:01:50 - Switch Sports 00:17:09 - Link to the Past vs. Breath of the Wild 00:46:57 - Nintendo Switch Quarterly Review 00:52:00- Bandai Namco Working on a 3D Remaster for Nintendo 00:55:42 - Preview NVC at PAX East Wii U 00:57:29 - What We've Been Playing 01:05:07 - Question Block! 01:11:38 - Outro
Come on, step it up with another blazing fast episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opens in theaters and we take a look back at a time when video game movies were bad and Sonic and Mario were bitter enemies. Who could forget the console wars of the 1990s, other than those of us for whom the memories of that war are too horrible to revisit (which are memories of most of the Sonic games post-Genesis). 00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:37 - Sonic Talk! 00:31:45 - Nintendo Japan Quietly Added New Splatoon 3 Screenshots 00:40:12 - Out this Week 00:49:20: - Mario Golf Hitting N64 Expansion Next Week 00:51:38 - Kat Take 00:57:36 - What We've Been Playing 01:04:58 - Question Block! 01:10:51 - Outro
Tom Petty once sang "The waiting is the hardest part," and little did he know at the time he was singing about the still-unnamed Breath of the Wild sequel, officially delayed to Spring 2023. No one is even mad, Nintendo. Take your time! Join Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano and Seth Macy as we talk about what this delay could mean for the future of the franchise and the future of the Nintendo Switch.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land comes to Nintendo Switch tomorrow and Tom Marks is here to talk about it, his review, and why it's so damn charming. We also talk about the Ocarina of Time PC port, the arrival of folders on Nintendo Switch, and we learn all about European salted licorice. It's Nintendo Voice Chat!
Casey DeFreitas and Jada Griffin join Kat Bailey and Seth Macy to talk about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's first batch of DLC tracks, as well as an extended talk about Monster Hunter's June expansion, Sunbreak, some new additions to Pokemon BDSP and we actually answer more than one question block question this week. 00:00:00 - Intro & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC chat 00:10:07 - New Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak reveals! 00:30:35 - What is Pokemon's Global Wonder Station? 00:38:27 - What We've Been Playing 00:46:05 - Question Block 00:49:13 - How to Break Into Games Journalism 01:07:45 - More Question Block & Outro
What's old is new again, and this week is jam-packed with Nintendo oldies but goodies. OK, technically Triangle Strategy is a new game, but it's got a slick retro aesthetic and who doesn't like that? There's also F-Zero news for the first time in years, as well as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles announcement by way of the Cowabunga Collection. 00:00:00 - Intro & F-Zero Chat! 00:17:50 - Triangle Strategy Impressions 00:32:28 - TMNT Cowabunga Collection is Coming 00:51:32 - Nintendo Pants Chat 00:57:23 - What We've Been Playing 01:10:13 - Question Block & Outro
Serebii.net's own Joe Merrick joins Casey, Kat and Seth on this Pokemon-packed panel to discuss the 9th generation reveal of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, as well as talk about Arceus one month later, can the Steam Deck unseat the Switch (nope) and more Nintendo goodness. 00:00:00 - Intro & Pokemon Gen 9 is Here! 00:12:08 - Pokemon Legends Arceus Chat 00:29:20 - Is the Steam Deck the Nintendo Switch Killer? 00:38:58 - Triangle Strategy is Getting Great Reviews 00:44:28 - Kirby and the Forgotten Land Demo is Here! 00:48:16 - Kat Takes 00:56:54 - NVC's Best Console Ever! 01:02:25 - What We've Been Playing 01:06:07 - Question Block & Outro
There's a new open-world fantasy game that has everyone buzzing but it's not a Zelda game. At all. Is Nintendo's masterpiece at risk of losing the title of "best open world game, ever" to Elden Ring? Seth is joined by Casey DeFreitas, Brian Altano and Sam Claiborn to talk about all things Nintendo on this, episode 600 of the best Nintendo podcast on Earth made by humans. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:57 - 24 Hours Remain 00:18:29 - Show and Tell 00:31:00 - Elden Ring is the Soulsborne Breath of the Wild 00:48:45 - Seth's Soapbox 00:50:19 - NVC Best Ever Console Remaining Four 00:56:30 - What We've Been Playing 01:05:49 Question Block