Nintendo Voice Chat

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!
Direct download: NVC_472_Audio.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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!

Direct download: NVC_Gamescom2019.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

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. 

Direct download: TeaParty_080919_MP3.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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!

Direct download: NVC_470_Audio.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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!
Direct download: 2019-08-07_15-23-40.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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.

Direct download: Segment_0001.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:05pm EST