Nintendo Voice Chat

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo dropped a Mini Direct this week, and Tom Marks, Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Seth Macy are here to talk about all of the announcements. Hear about the latest Smash Bros. DLC tease, new footage of Bravely Default II, and much more.

Then, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen to talk about their early experiences with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. All this, and more, on the latest episode of NVC.


  • 00:00:00 A quick update from Tom!
  • 00:01:17 Welcome! Breaking down the Nintendo Direct Mini
  • 00:35:04 Talking Animal Crossing with Nintendo's Bill Trinen
Direct download: NVC_501.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

Casey, Zach, Brian, Peer and Tom are here to answer YOUR questions in this special edition of NVC! Tune in to see Nintendo’s Bill Trinen answer audience submitted questions, hear who won two copies of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and have a fun afternoon chatting about Nintendo with us.

Direct download: Mega_Question_Block_Feat._Bill_Trinen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

This week, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Peer Schneider to share some important updates and discuss their favorite indie games shown during Nintendo's Indie World Showcase (a pseudo-Nintendo Direct!) - including Baldo, The Last Campfire, Moving Out, and more.

Then, they move on to discuss some changes in GameStop, Pokemon Go, and physical game orders due to recent events, a big Square Enix sale, a wholesome Animal Crossing: New Horizons story. Finally, they chat about games out this week and what they've been playing and watching being stuck at home.

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:00 Why we’re all at home recording this ~ 
  • 00:04:35 Our favorites from the Indie World Showcase
  • 00:17:30 Square Enix eShop Sale & Trials of Mana Demo
  • 00:22:00 How COVID-19 is Affecting GameStop, other stores, game sales
  • 00:27:30 Pokemon Go’s recent changes to make playing easier
  • 00:31:55 Wholesome Animal Crossing News
  • 00:33:00 Games Out This week: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Exit the Gungeon, Doom 64, Travel Mosaics 2: Roman Holiday
  • 00:42:00 We’re playing (and watching): Ring Fit Adventure, Last of Us, SMITE, something secret, and more. 
  • 00:54:00 Question Block! 
Direct download: NVC_Podcast_031820.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano and Zach Ryan to discuss what E3's cancellation means for Nintendo's 2020 plans. Then, the crew celebrates MAR10 day by discussing the new Mario Levi collection and the Lego Super Mario collaboration. Plus, hear about Reggie joining GameStop's board of directors, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on another edition of Question Block.



  • 00:00:00 Welcome!
  • 00:06:26 What does E3's cancellation mean for Nintendo?
  • 00:16:26 Happy Belated MAR10 Day!
  • 00:28:45 Reggie teams up with GameStop
  • 00:36:52 Games out this week
  • 00:41:20 What we're playing
  • 00:46:27 Question Block!


Games out this week:

Trancelation - 3/13 for $6.99

Buy it and get four games for free:

  • Freecell Solitaire DX
  • Pizza Bar Tycoon
  • 2038 Battles
  • Flowlines VS

My Hero One's Justice 2 - 3/13 for $59.99

Yoga Master - 3/13 for $24.99 (Launch sale at $19.99)

Half Past Fate - 3/12 for $19.99 (Launch sale at $15.99)


What we're playing:

  • Casey: Murder by Numbers
  • Zach: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
  • Brian: Kunai
Direct download: NVC_498.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Episode 500 is nearly upon us, so it's time to put in some prep work! To get ready for the big show, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan to pick the top five Nintendo systems of all time. Then, stick around for a conversation about IGN's update to the Top 25 Nintendo Switch Games list. 

In the news, hear about multiplayer finally coming to Mario Kart Tour, an update on Bloodstained's promised roguelike mode, and more. Finally, it's time for your questions on yet another installment of Question Block.


00:00:00 Welcome!

00:02:41 Let's rank the Nintendo consoles!

00:20:45 Updating the best Switch games list

00:29:15 News time!

00:45:35 Games out this week

00:50:57 What we're playing

00:53:35 Question Block


Games out this week:

Murder by Numbers - 3/5, $15

Ibb & Obb - 3/5, $15

Afterparty - 3/6, $20

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - 3/6, $60 

What we're playing:

Casey: Rune Factory 4 Special, Smite, Murder by Numbers

Peer: Ibb & Obb

Zach: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection

Brian: Hollow Knight

Direct download: NVC_497.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:00pm EST