Nintendo Voice Chat

Welcooome to a special Thanksgiving edition of NVC! This week, join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, and Kat Bailey, as they grade Nintendo's holiday lineup, from Metroid Dread to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Then, it's a Mega Question Block, as the NVC crew answers a cornucopia of your questions.

  • 00:00:00 - Rating the Switch’s Holiday Season
  • 00:26:07 - Top Nintendo Games: Mario 3 & Super Mario World
  • 00:37:36 - Mega Thanksgiving Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Another new Smash Bros.-like is joining the fray, but it's not coming to Switch! Hear the panel discuss WB's MultiVersus and why it's not coming to Nintendo's platform. Plus, it's been an up and down week for remakes and remasters, and the NVC crew talks about the merits and faults of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, as well as the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy remasters. Stick around for your questions answered on another round of Question Block!

  • 00:00:00 - Why Isn't MultiVersus On Switch?
  • 00:08:11 - Legend of Zelda Game & Watch Review
  • 00:15:38 - Thoughts on Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl 
  • 00:27:00 - Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Remaster Discussion
  • 00:35:50 - Seth Takes: Transferring Saves on the Switch
  • 00:43:41 - Top Nintendo Games: Earthbound & Pokemon Yellow
  • 00:53:03 - News Blast: Nintendo Wii U Anniversary Chat
  • 01:01:09 - Question Block!
Direct download: NVC_587.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

Grand Theft Auto games are finally on Switch, but the result is less than grand. This week on NVC, join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Reb Valentine as they break down the ports of the classic PS2 GTA trilogy. On a more positive note, Animal Crossing's DLC is great, and the panel shares their impressions. Plus, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have leaked, we may see a new direction for 3D Mario, and a whole lot more.

  • 00:00:00 - GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition Chat
  • 00:16:56 - Discussing Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl Leaks
  • 00:27:29 - Thoughts on ACNH: Happy Home Paradise 
  • 00:42:20 - Kat Takes
  • 00:53:52 - Top 100 Games: Final Fantasy VI
  • 01:01:45 - News Blast
  • 01:05:55 - What We’ve Been Playing
  • 01:12:24 - Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Nintendo dropped the new Animal Crossing update early, and we have impressions of the new features in New Horizons. And, with the rumor that Seth Rogen will star in a solo Donkey Kong animated film, we match other Nintendo characters with the Hollywood stars that should play them. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Michael Swaim this week on Nintendo Voice Chat. 

  • 00:00:00 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons v2.0 Chat
  • 00:12:29 - Donkey Kong Movie & Fan Casting Nintendo Characters
  • 00:29:25 - Shin Megami Tensei V Thoughts 
  • 00:34:39 - Top Nintendo Games: A Link to the Past 
  • 00:41:25 - Kat Takes
  • 00:45:41 - News Blast
  • 00:50:34 - What We’re Playing
  • 00:57:34 - Question Block
Direct download: NVC_585.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 7:01pm EST

It's a packed episode this week on Nintendo Voice Chat! First up, the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is out, and there's some frustration over how the N64 games run on Switch. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and our old Ninfriendo Zach Ryan as they hash it all out. Plus, hear about IGN's Mario Party Superstars review, the new Pikmin AR game, and more. Stick around to hear some spoilery thoughts on Metroid Dread.

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  • 00:00:00 - N64 Expansion Pack chat
  • 00:29:25 - Is Mario Party Superstars the best Mario Party?
  • 00:33:32 - The new Pikmin AR game
  • 00:37:51 - Top Nintendo Games #43: Metroid Prime 
  • 00:48:25 - Why Nintendo's history deserves better
  • 00:55:10 - Metroid Dread SPOILERCAST
Direct download: NVC_584.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! After the recent news that next month's Animal Crossing update will be the final major content drop for the game, we're wondering if Nintendo stops supporting their games too soon. Join Seth Macy, Kat Bailey, Reb Valentine, and special guest Eric Van Allen as they discuss Nintendo's DLC philosophy. Plus, it's been five years since the Switch's reveal trailer, and the panel reflects on the big unveiling. 

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  • 00:00:00 - Animal Crossing and Nintendo's DLC strategy
  • 00:18:25 - Nintendo Switch Reveal 5th Anniversary
  • 00:36:57 - Shin Megami Tensei V discussion
  • 00:50:10 - What we’re playing
  • 01:13:20 - Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

A ton of new content is on the way to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including a huge DLC expansion. While the NVC crew is excited about the updates, they're less excited about the pricing news for Nintendo Switch Online that came bundled in with the announcement. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Taylor Lyles as they react to all of today's big announcements. Plus, impressions of the Pokemon Gen 4 remakes, a new segment, and more!

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  • 00:00:00 - Welcome!
  • 00:02:11 - Nintendo Switch Online's wild new pricing
  • 00:16:18 - Animal Crossing Direct!
  • 00:27:24 - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Preview
  • 00:36:47 - Kat's Take
  • 00:50:05 - Question Block & Outro

New this week!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Your new host Seth Macy is joined by Sam Claiborn, Kat Bailey, and Kate MacPherson to talk about a huge week for Nintendo! First up, the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character is Sora from Kingdom Hearts, and the panel reacts to the final trailer, and Ultimate as a whole. Then, Metroid Dread is out this week, and it's amazing! Hear all about IGN's Metroid Dread review, and how happy we are to have a new 2D Metroid after all these years. Plus, hear about the Switch OLED, which launches alongside Metroid Dread this week.

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  • 00:00:02 - Intro 
  • 00:01:42 - Sora Comes to Smash
  • 00:16:02 - Metroid Dread Review
  • 00:29:39 - Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct 
  • 00:36:50 - What We’ve Been Playing
  • 00:46:34 - Question Block
  • 00:52:10 - Outro
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! The Nintendo 64 (and IGN!) turned 25 years old this week, so we've assembled a panel of N64 superfans to talk about Nintendo's wacky 64-bit machine. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Seth Macy, and special guest Jared Petty to hear about everything from the unforgettable controller, to the best games on the system. Plus, Hear brief updates on Monster Hunter Rise, what we're playing, and an important announcement!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

Welcoooome to a special episode of NVC! Kat Bailey got to go hands-on with the Nintendo Switch OLED model, and she joins Casey DeFreitas and Seth Macy to share impressions of the newest entry into the Switch family. Plus, Kat played the first 90 minutes of Metroid Dread, which launches alongside the Switch OLED on October 8th.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! On this live Nintendo Direct post show, the NVC crew breaks down the craziest reveals from this week's Nintendo Direct, including the wild Mario movie cast. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Seth Macy as they discuss Bayonetta 3's long-awaited reveal, the new 3D Kirby game, Chris Pratt, and a whole lot more.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Super Ninfriendo Seth Macy takes a spin in the hosting chair, and he's joined by Brian Altano, Rebekah Valentine, and Kat Bailey to chat all things Nintendo. After four and a half long years, Bluetooth support is finally on Switch. But is it any good? Plus, the GameCube just turned 20 years old, and the panel discusses their favorite memories with Nintendo's little purple box.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! A brand new WarioWare hits store shelves this week, and Casey DeFreitas is joined by Tom Marks, Taylor Lyles, and Rebekah Valentine to talk all about Wario's latest wacky game. Plus, hear about IGN's reviews for Life Is Strange: True Colors and Baldo: The Guardian Owls. And, a new interview is shedding light on Nintendo's involvement with Retro Studios during the development of Metroid Prime. All that and more, this week on NVC!

Check out the interview from Kiwi Talkz for even more tidbits about Metroid Prime and Retro Studios.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Sonic takes center stage this week, as the panel discusses IGN's Sonic Colors Ultimate review, as well as the best 3D Sonic games in the series. Join host Casey DeFreitas, reviewer Mitchell Saltzman, Sonic superfan Logan Plant, and the wonderful Brian Altano, as they take a look at some of the Blue Blur's most divisive outings. Plus, it's the start of a new recurring segment on NVC! The Nintendo 64 turns 25 this month, so we're putting together a lineup of the games we'd want to see on a theoretical N64 Classic Edition. Plus, stick around to hear about the first new GBA game in 13 years, more impressions of No More Heroes 3, and more.

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  • 00:00:00 Sonic Colors Ultimate discussion
  • 00:22:22 Big Brain Academy is back
  • 00:29:35 Picking the N64 Classic lineup 
  • 00:41:15 More news
  • 00:59:17 What we're playing
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week marked the 30th anniversary of the Super Nintendo's launch, and we've got a special episode of NVC to celebrate the occasion. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Sam Claiborn, and Kat Bailey as they discuss their best memories with Nintendo's 16-bit powerhouse. Plus, hear the verdict on No More Heroes 3, impressions of the WarioWare demo on Switch, and more.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! The Pokemon Company has pulled back the curtain on Pokemon Legends: Arceus, as well as the Diamond and Pearl remakes, and the NVC crew is here to talk about all of the newly-revealed gameplay and features. Join Pokefans Casey DeFreitas, Joshua Yehl, Reb Valentine, and David Walker as they react to the next evolution for the series. Plus, Nintendo Switch games just keep selling, to the point where the Big N has set a record in Japan. All that, and more, on this week's episode of NVC!

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Pokemon Legends Discussion
  • 00:36:17 Diamond and Pearl Remakes
  • 00:51:45 More news
  • 01:05:12 What we've been playing
Direct download: NVC_574.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

From the surprise release of Axiom Verge 2, to the announcement Loop Hero is coming to Switch later this year, the list of great-looking games coming to Switch is longer than ever. Join Seth Macy, Reb Valentine, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for this week's episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. 

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Category:video games -- posted at: 7:01pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Metroid turns 35 years old in Japan, and Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Logan Plant are here to discuss their favorite games in the franchise. Plus, The Nintendo Switch just keeps on selling, and the crew breaks down the latest financial numbers. Stick around to hear Peer and Logan's thoughts on The Great Ace Attorney, and much more.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Seth Macy and Rebekah Valentine to discuss NEO: The World Ends With You, the long-awaited sequel that's out now on Nintendo Switch. Plus, hear about new updates for New Pokemon Snap and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo shutting down Dr. Mario World, and a whole lot more.

Direct download: NVC_571.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat: OLED Edition! Nintendo has finally unveiled the next member of the Nintendo Switch Family, featuring a larger, OLED screen and a redesigned dock. But, it's missing the highly-rumored 4K support that some fans were hoping for. So, what do we think? This week on NVC, join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Seth Macy, and special guest Jools Watsham as they break down their thoughts on Nintendo's newest console. Plus, hear about our Monster Hunter Stories 2 review, some special amiibo news, and Pictooi, Jools' new game!

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Let's talk Switch OLED
  • 00:37:35 Monster Hunter Stories 2 discussion
  • 00:53:07 Monster Hunter amiibo Sweepstakes
  • 00:55:47 Talking Pictooi with Jools!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Seth Macy, and Tom Marks to look back on the best Switch releases throughout the first half of 2021. They also look ahead to the most highly anticipated games still to come this year! Plus, hear discussions about Star Fox 64's anniversary, Kazuya in Smash, and a whole lot more.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Zach Ryan takes a final spin in the hosting chair. He's joined by Miranda Sanchez and Simon Cardy to talk about IGN's review of Mario Golf Super Rush. Plus, this week, the NVC panel is joined by Dan Salvato, creator of Doki Doki Literature Club, to talk about the visual novel's release on Nintendo Switch. And, final thoughts on the E3 Nintendo Direct, a quick celebration of the N64's 25th anniversary, and a whole lot more.

We love you, Zach! You'll be missed!

Direct download: NVC_565.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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

Direct download: NVC_E3_2021_Audio.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

It's the final show before E3! This week on NVC, guest host Kat Bailey and the rest of the NVC panel discuss the highly-rumored Switch Pro announcement that has not yet come to fruition. Plus, hear about Nintendo's recent firmware update that was abruptly pulled down, our thoughts on Game Builder Garage, and a whole lot more.

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Category:video games -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

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

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Category:video games -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First, a quick discussion on some fresh Switch Pro rumors that suggest an announcement is coming very soon. Then, the NVC panel turns their attention to a few pre-E3 presentations, including news about Dragon Quest and Sonic the Hedgehog. Stick around to hear about the new Switch Online games, Monster Hunter Rise's latest update, and more!

Direct download: NVC_562.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 9:42pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Just when you thought amiibo were on their way out the door, Nintendo came back and announced a new figurine to launch alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. But… there's a catch. This week, join Casey DeFreitas, Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Kat Bailey as they dive into the controversy. Plus, hear about the new Mario Golf trailer, Hollow Knight: Silksong's absence at E3, and more.

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Mario Golf discussion
  • 00:13:21 The Skyward Sword amiibo controversy
  • 00:29:56 More news!
  • 00:48:01 Games out this week
  • 00:56:21 What we're playing
  • 01:07:51 Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo's beloved purple box was revealed at E3 two decades ago, and the NVC crew is here this week to reflect on the reveal, as well as how E3 has changed over the last 20 years. Join host Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and IGN cofounder and NVC alum Matt Casamassina for that discussion, as well as conversations about Nintendo failing to keep up with Switch demand, Capcom breaking sales records, and a whole lot more.

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! 20 years since GameCube's introduction
  • 00:41:27 News!
  • 00:52:00 Games out this week
  • 00:54:58 What we're playing
  • 01:06:30 Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! After two decades, Pokemon Snap is finally getting a sequel with New Pokemon Snap on Nintendo Switch. Join host Casey DeFreitas, reviewer Rebekah Valentine, Pokemaniac Miranda Sanchez, and bow tie-wearing Tom Marks as they discuss the surprise sequel. Plus, hear about Super Mario Party's online multiplayer update, new content in Monster Hunter Rise, and a lot more.

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! New Pokemon Snap!
  • 00:26:18 Super Mario Party's surprise update
  • 00:39:45 More news!
  • 00:59:45 What we're playing
  • 01:02:58 Question Block
Direct download: NVC_558.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Welcome to NVC! After Takaya Imamura's recent comments on the state of the F-Zero franchise, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Logan Plant to discuss what a potential F-Zero revival could look like. Plus, hear about the recent Great Ace Attorney announcement, some new-fangled technology that lets you print your Nintendo Switch screenshots, and the panel's thoughts on the recently-released Ask Iwata book.

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! F-Zero discussion
  • 00:32:25 The Great Ace Attorney heads west
  • 00:39:45 More news!
  • 01:00:00 What we're... reading!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 7:12pm EST

Welcooooome to NVC! This week, fill-in host Zach Ryan is joined by Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and Rebekah Valentine to talk about all things Nintendo. First up, Nintendo announced a new Switch Lite color this week, and the internet can't decide if it's blue or purple. Then, hear about the panel's favorite games from the recent Indie World showcase, including Oxenfree 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, and more. Stick around to hear about the Ask Iwata book, more New Pokemon Snap details, and another round of Question Block.

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Is the new Switch blue or purple?
  • 00:09:30 Indie World discussion
  • 00:32:50 Ask Iwata book
  • 00:37:45 New New Pokemon Snap details
  • 00:46:00 What we're playing
  • 00:55:35 Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo is back on the books for E3 2021, and Casey DeFreitas, Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Rebekah Valentine are here to discuss what they think the Big N will have at the show. Plus, hear about Pac-Man 99, the best Nintendo controllers of all time, and more. 

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Nintendo goofs from last week
  • 00:12:40 Nintendo at E3 2021
  • 00:37:50 Pac-Man 99
  • 00:46:00 Animal Crossing Build-a-Bears
  • 00:52:07 Favorite Nintendo controllers
  • 00:56:00 What we're playing
  • 01:06:35 Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Off the heels of some underwhelming Nintendo Switch releases, Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Rebekah Valentine share some disappointing Nintendo games throughout the years. And, to add some positivity into the mix, the panel also discusses some games that they love! Next, hear about Monster Hunter Rise's monstrous launch, why analysts think digital games will soon dominate over physical releases, and more. 

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Disappointing games, and games we love
  • 00:35:30 Monster Hunter Rise had a huge launch
  • 00:38:55 Digital and physical games discussion
  • 00:49:35 Games out this week
  • 00:51:51 What we're playing
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! It's Monster Hunter Rise launch week, and Seth Macy is joined by Casey DeFreitas, Tom Marks, and Logan Plant to discuss the new entry in Capcom's long-running franchise. Plus, hear about even more Super Nintendo Switch rumors, Mario's impending doom, IGN's Super Nintendo World review, and a whole lot more. Finally, the panel wraps up with another edition of Question Block.

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Monster Hunter Rise discussion
  • 00:32:00 Mario's March 31 deadline
  • 00:42:00 More Super Nintendo Switch talk
  • 00:51:30 Super Nintendo World!
  • 00:53:35 Out this week
  • 00:57:00 Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Super Ninfriendo Seth Macy takes a spin in the host chair this week, alongside Zach Ryan, Rebekah Valentine, and Stella Chung. This week, the panel discusses how Nintendo is expecting a record year ahead in 2021. Plus, how Skyward Sword's motion controls are supposedly better on Switch, important March releases throughout Nintendo's history besides Breath of the Wild, and a whole lot more.

Direct download: NVC_552.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Seth Macy, Tom Marks, and Stella Chung to talk about Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch. Hear about how the game runs on Nintendo's hybrid console, a bonus for Apex players who try the game on Switch, and more. Plus, Mario Day was this week, so the panel breaks down all the deals and everything leaving Switch on March 31. Stick around for news on Monster Hunter Stories 2, a new Ninja Turtles game, and more!

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Apex Legends discussion
  • 00:09:46 Mario Day!
  • 00:22:05 More news
  • 00:43:10 Games out this week
  • 00:49:18 What we're playing
  • 01:01:13 Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Tom Marks to celebrate four years of everyone's favorite console-handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. The panel discusses why Breath of the Wild is still the top Switch game four years later, and the outlook for the rest of the system's lifespan. Plus, yet another Switch Pro rumor is swirling around the internet. Stick around to hear about Pyra and Mythra's presentation, Mario items in Animal Crossing, and a whole lot more.

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  • 00:00:00 Happy Birthday, Switch!
  • 00:23:30 The new Switch rumors
  • 00:45:30 More news
  • 00:51:04 Games out this week
  • 00:57:52 What we're playing
  • 01:06:06 Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Just a week after the Nintendo Direct, The Pokemon Company announced Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Diamond and Pearl remakes in a presentation of their own. Join Casey DeFreitas, Rebekah Valentine, Miranda Sanchez, Seth Macy, and Mitchell Saltzman as they react to these and the other games shown off in Friday's presentation. Plus, the panel discusses Bravely Default II and Curse of the Dead Gods, which are now available on Nintendo Switch. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block.

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00:00:00 An Announcement! 

00:00:30 Pokemon with Miranda Sanchez

00:25:10 Bravely Default 2 Review Discussion

00:41:00 More News! Monster Hunter Rise, Pyra/Mythra presentation

00:47:00 What we’re playing: Curse of the Dead Gods

00:53:00 What we’re playing: Ghosts ‘n Goblins: Resurrection + more

01:01:00 Question Block!

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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

A wild Nintendo Direct appeared! For the first time in over a year, Nintendo dropped a full-length Nintendo Direct presentation. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan as they react to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 characters joining Smash, the surprise Splatoon 3 announcement, Mario Golf on Switch and more. Plus, after Skyward Sword HD's announcement and no new information on Breath of the Wild's sequel, the panel discusses why Nintendo needs more Zelda in its 2021 master plan.

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  • 00:00:00 Nintendo Direct reactions
  • 00:24:34 Zelda discussion
  • 00:45:15 More news
  • 00:48:00 What we're playing
  • 01:04:44 Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Tom Marks, Brendan Graeber, and IGN newcomer Rebekah Valentine to talk about all things Nintendo. This week, hear about IGN's reviews for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and Persona 5 Strikers. Then, the panel discusses how difficult it is to get your hands on the latest set of Super Mario 35th Anniversary pins. Plus, McDonald's and Burger King are introducing Nintendo-related toys, Nintendo Switch Online got a curious selection of new games, and there's a new Nintendo concierge service! Hear about all this and more, this week on NVC.

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Lots of games!
  • 00:21:00 News
  • 00:47:27 Games out this week
  • 00:51:40 What we're playing
  • 01:04:21 Question Block!
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Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

The Nintendo Switch continues to sell like the greatest thing since sliced bread, passing the beloved Nintendo 3DS. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and Seth Macy as they recap Nintendo's crazy sales numbers from the last quarter. Plus, the panel discusses Nintendo reportedly canceling a Netflix Zelda project, new Monster Hunter Rise details, and what Hideki Kamiya is saying about Bayonetta 3. All that, and more, this week on Nintendo Voice Chat! 

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  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Crazy Nintendo Switch numbers
  • 00:11:55 Nintendo's rumored Netflix projects
  • 00:23:00 More news!
  • 00:40:45 Games out this week
  • 00:44:40 What we're playing
  • 00:58:44 Question Block!
Direct download: NVC_546.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Casey DeFreitas returns to the host seat this week, and she's joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks to talk about Bowser's Fury, the new Monster Hunter Rise Switch, and more. Plus, stick around for discussion on the Nintendo 64's long-lost feature, and games the panel is playing this week.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Bowser's Fury preview
  • 00:08:50 Mario Rabbids rumors
  • 00:12:17 More news, including the Monster Hunter Switch!
  • 00:35:10 The N64's long-lost feature
  • 00:43:35 What we're playing
Direct download: NVC_545.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to NVC, Super Ninfriendos! This week, Seth Macy is joined by Brian Altano, special guest Lily Zaldivar, and… wait for it… Casey DeFreitas! Join the panel as they react to what industry analysts are saying about the likelihood of a new Switch model in 2021. Plus, hear about the extremely limited gold Monster Hunter Rise amiibo, a big name retiring from Nintendo, and a whole lot more. 

This episode marks the peaceful transfer of power from permanent temporary host Seth Macy, back to NVC host Casey DeFreitas, who we're thrilled to have back. Please, go congratulate @sethmacy on Twitter on his great run! 

Direct download: NVC_544.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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

Direct download: NVC_543.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, your permanent temporary host Seth Macy is joined by Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Logan Plant to share their best predictions for what Nintendo will do this year. Hear predictions involving Breath of the Wild 2, the Virtual Boy, and… a potential heist at Super Nintendo World? Plus, hear all about today's Monster Hunter Rise presentation, as well as early impressions of the new demo. Finally, we wrap up with another round of Question Block.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00:00 Welcome! Nintendo buys Next Level Games
  • 00:05:00 Monster Hunter Rise & other news
  • 00:27:30 2021 Nintendo Predictions!
  • 00:48:10 Question Block!
Direct download: NVC_542.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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