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We Answer Your Nintendo Questions! - NVC 536
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, join Janet Garcia, Brian Altano, Tom R. Marks, and Brendan Graeber for a super-sized edition of Question Block. We answer tons of your Nintendo questions, and some non-Nintendo questions! Will the "R." in Tom R. Marks finally be revealed? You can only find out right here on NVC.
00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:57 Super quick news 00:03:03 Mega Question Block! 00:48:50 Out this week 00:53:03 What we're playing 00:59:06 What we're thankful for
Judging Nintendo's Game Awards Nominees
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, join Janet Garcia, Peer Schneider, Brendan Graeber, and Seth Macy as they evaluate the main Nintendo Switch nominees for the 2020 Game Awards. Plus, impressions on the recently released Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch, as well as our predictions for what wacky Nintendo product we could see next. Stick around to hear about the seasonal Animal Crossing update, Picross S5, and more.
How Will Nintendo Switch Hold Up Against PS5 and Xbox Series X? - NVC 534
Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launched this week, and the NVC panel is here to discuss the battle ahead in the ninth console generation. Join Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, Seth Macy, and special guest Alanah Pearce, as they discuss Nintendo's strategy for hardware, third-party support, and more. Plus, the crew goes over some of the best Switch Black Friday deals, and answers your listener queries on the Question Block.
00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:45 Nintendo Switch VS Next-Gen 00:37:07 The best Switch Black Friday deals 00:45:02 More news 00:48:52 What we're playing 00:51:00 Games out this week 00:57:25 Question Block! Games out this week
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin - $39.99 Fuser - $59.99 Just Dance 2021 - $49.99 Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory - $59.99 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered - $39.99
When Is Metroid Prime 4 Coming Out? - NVC 533
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Metroid Prime 4 was announced almost three and a half years ago, and there's still no launch window in sight for the long-awaited sequel. This week, join Zach Ryan, Tom Marks, Janet Garcia, and Seth Macy as they recount Metroid Prime 4's history to this point, and give their best guesses for when the game will actually release. Plus, reactions to Nintendo's latest sales numbers, an update to IGN's Top 25 Switch Games list, and more!
Casey DeFreitas is on temporary leave from IGN, recovering from an injury she's been dealing with this year. We wish her the very best in her recovery, and look forward to her return! You can read her full statement on Twitter.
00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:35 An update from Casey 00:03:30 Metroid Prime 4 discussion 00:30:27 Nintendo's latest sales numbers 00:33:15 More news 00:49:35 What we're playing 00:57:19 Question Block!
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review Discussion and Majora's Mask's Anniversary - NVC 532
Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the final Partner Showcase Direct, and Majora's Mask are the highlights of this week's Nintendo Voice Chat. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and special guest O'Dell Harmon Jr. for this week's ride through the world of Nintendo. First, it's Majora's Mask's 20th anniversary, and the panel shares their favorite moments from this spooky Zelda adventure. Speaking of spooky, we discuss the first time a video game ever truly scared us. Plus, a discussion of IGN's Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review, and a look at No More Heroes, Age of Calamity, and more from the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase.
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia Giveaway: One winner will receive a Nintendo Switch System, a Bakugan Switch skin, and a digital code for Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. 10 other winners will receive Bakugan skins. This is only open to United States residents, sorry! Subscribe to Nintendo Voice Chat on YouTube and then email us at email@example.com with the subject line Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia Nintendo Switch Sweepstakes to enter. You have until Nov 4 at 12am PT to send us that email!
00:00:00 Welcome! 00:02:17 Majora's Mask retrospective 00:11:48 The first video game that scared us 00:29:48 Pikmin 3 Deluxe review discussion 00:39:36 Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase 01:00:53 Games out this week 01:03:05 What we're playing Games out this week:
Carto - 10/27, $20 Dungreed - 10/27, $15 Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty - 10/27, $30 Pikmin 3 Deluxe - 10/30, $60 Pixel Puzzle Makeout League - 10/30, $15
Nintendo Switch's Sales Record and Fire Emblem's Surprise Localization - NVC 531
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light -- the original Fire Emblem -- is getting a surprise translated release on Nintendo Switch this December. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks as they react to the announcement. Plus, the Nintendo Switch hits a new milestone, as the best-selling console in the U.S. for 22 months in a row. Stick around for discussions on Nintendo's AR experiments, Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, Stardew Valley's split-screen multiplayer mode, and more.
00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:45 A new, old Fire Emblem on Switch 00:10:45 Nintendo Switch sales record 00:19:02 What's next for Nintendo AR games? 00:37:47 More news! 00:53:14 Games out this week 00:58:50 What we're playing 01:04:03 Question Block! Games out this week:
ScourgeBringer, $16.99 Torchlight 3, $39.99 GONNER 2, $12.99 Disc Room, $15 The Red Lantern, $25
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My favourite Nintendo show
Appreciate critical thinking.
Great show and team
Been a listener since the early days with Matt. The podcast has grown and evolved. Became a real fan in the Jose years and now love Casey hosting with her rotating cast. I feel the crew always covers a variety of game types, Casey for pokemon (or any monster collecting game), Brian for Zelda (specifically lately) , Tom for indie darlings I’d miss completely and so on, sorry for not mentioning everyone and pretty sure no-one will read this far in my review but hope the cast do. Keep up the great work and look forward to you guys entertaining me and my daughter for an hour a week. Other that the occasional slip up a clean podcast and hearing women in games like Casey, Miranda, Janet, really inspires my daughter who is only 6 so thank you all for that. Hope you get this and sorry to Zach, Peer and the other cohosts for not mentioning them all
Losing Appeal Every Episode
NVC used to be my “go to” podcast for Nintendo news... in the last year though the show has become a self indulgent mess of egos. The host seems to spend most of her time laughing at her own jokes. Something has gone very wrong with their audio levels to the point I need to turn the volume almost to max to be able to hear some of the presenters. I’ve got to the point where I still download and listen, but tend to skip through episodes... unless there are improvements I’m likely to stop listening all together.