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Hands-On with Switch OLED and Metroid Dread - NVC Special Episode
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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The Mario Movie's Cast Is Bonkers and More Nintendo Direct Reactions - NVC 579
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.
GameCube Turns 20 and Bluetooth Comes to Switch - NVC 578
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.
WarioWare Gets It (Kind of) Plus Nintendo's Involvement in Retro and Metroid Prime - NVC 577
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.
What's the Best 3D Sonic Game? - NVC 576
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.
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
The SNES Turns 30! - NVC 575
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.
Rebecca Valentine is Everything a Good Gaming Podcast Needs.
If you disagree, you're not a Real Gamer™️.
A hard listen these days
Unfortunately the hosting isn’t very good. After this much time, I’d expect more confidence and control in the hosting chair. Right now, we get nervous transitions, talking in circles, and jumping to new topics before everyone can discuss. Topics only engaging for the host and maybe one other podcast member can take up the entire episode. It’s really become unlistenable some weeks.
The show really shines when Seth takes over hosting duties. It feels fun, relaxed and focused on the panels discussion rather than dragging the show from topic to topic. Reminds me of the best days of NVC.
Love the show, Casey is a great host but idk why they brought on the Rebecca Valentine… she talks way too much and sounds congested 100% of the time. I’m sure she’s a great person but wow.. rambles way too much.