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Looking Back on Five Years of Splatoon - NVC 510

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Brendan Graeber to talk about the fifth anniversary of the Splatoon franchise. The crew shares their favorite parts about Nintendo's ink-splattering franchise, and looks ahead to what the series could do next. Then, stick around for conversations about Minecraft Dungeons and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Plus, hear about all of the 2K games launching on Switch this week, and more. Finally, we'll wrap things up with another round of Question Block! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:15 Splatoon's 5th anniversary discussion 00:16:47 News: BlizzCon cancelled, Dead Cells update, and more 00:25:45 Games out this week 00:41:53 What we're playing 00:47:00 Question Block! Games out this week: Minecraft Dungeons - 5/26, $20 Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - 5/29, $60 XCOM 2 Collection - 5/29, $50 BioShock: The Collection - 5/29, $50 Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - 5/29, $30 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection - 5/29, $40 Borderlands Legendary Collection - 5/29. $50 Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling - 5/28, $25 Shantae and the Seven Sirens - 5/28, $30 Atomicrops - 5/28, $15 Turmoil - 5/28, $15 Games we're playing: Brian: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Seth: Minecraft Dungeons Brendan: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Maneater

53mins

28 May 2020

Rank #1

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The Best Switch Games You May Have Missed - NVC 486

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! It's December, and this year's release schedule is starting to calm down. So, the NVC crew is here to add even more games to your backlog with their discussion on the best hidden gems on Switch that you shouldn't miss. After that, the panel talks about Link joining Super Mario Maker 2 and the one year anniversary of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Finally, your listener questions are answered yet again on Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:40 The best Switch games you may have missed 00:32:50 News! Link is in Mario Maker 2! 00:44:00 Games out this week 00:56:00 What we've been playing 01:01:49 Question Block… and turnips? 01:13:50 Wrap it up!

1hr 14mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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The Indie World Presentation and Our Favorite Switch Sleeper Hits - NVC 522

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Janet Garcia to discuss the last week of Nintendo news. First, hear the panel's reaction to all the announcements made in the Indie World presentation this week. Then, the panel dives into a discussion about the best sleeper hits on the Nintendo Switch. Plus, hear about the Sports Story delay, more Metroid Prime 4 job openings, and more. Note: This week's episode is audio only, but we will be back to our normal video shows soon! Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:03:25 The Indie World Presentation 00:36:09 Our Switch Sleeper Hits 00:48:03 More news! 00:57:54 What we're playing 01:03:25 Question Block

1hr 7mins

20 Aug 2020

Rank #3

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Nintendo Voice Chat: Nintendo Switchcraft with John Davison

John Davison from Glixel, a new site focused on game culture from Rolling Stone, joins host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano to talk about the Nintendo Switch. Tune in, and listen as the crew shares their thoughts about the few things we've learned since Nintendo lifted the covers off its new gaming hardware.

1hr 30mins

28 Oct 2016

Rank #4

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Nintendo Voice Chat: How NX and Mobile Will Impact Nintendo's Future

IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider, as the regular crew shares their impressions of Yo-Kai Watch, Chibi Robo: Zip Lash!, and more. Then, after the break, the crew talks about Nintendo Account, My Nintendo, and Miiitomo, and how Nintendo needs to re-evaluate how the company facilitates communication. 

1hr 3mins

7 Nov 2015

Rank #5

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New Xenoblade Chronicles and Clubhouse Games Info - NVC 509

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew is here to discuss new information for two upcoming Switch games. Hear new details about Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and the panel's thoughts on the latest trailer for Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. Before all of that, hear a discussion about if limited time events in games are fun or stressful. Finally, hear another round of your listener questions on Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:00 Are limited time events in games fun or stressful? 00:16:00 More info on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 00:21:20 More news: Clubhouse Games, and more! 00:30:50 Games out this week 00:42:34 What we're playing 00:49:52 Question Block! Games out this week Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix - 5/15, $39 The Wonderful 101 Remastered - 5/19, $40 Golf With Your Friends - 5/19, $20 What the Golf? - 5/21, $20 realMyst: Masterpiece Edition - 5/21, $20 Monster Prom: XXL - 5/21, $16 What we're playing: Casey: DDR Peer: Travel Mosaics 3, Golf With Your Friends Zach: Indivisible Tom: Golf With Your Friends

58mins

21 May 2020

Rank #6

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The Nintendo Switch Is (Almost) Three Years Old - NVC 496

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks to talk about all things Nintendo. First up, the Nintendo Switch is almost three years old, and the panel reflects on the system's launch, some of Nintendo's wacky experiments on Switch, and their biggest surprises and disappointments so far. Then, in the news, hear about Platinum's recently announced project, a new Samurai Jack game headed to Switch, details from the Yacht Club Games livestream, and a whole lot more. Finally, hear another round of questions on this week's Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome!  00:02:16 Reflecting on the first three years of Nintendo Switch 00:24:00 News time! Yacht Club Games, Platinum, and more 00:31:20 Games out this week 00:42:10 What we're playing 00:51:24 Question Block! Games out this week: - Rune Factory 4 Special - 2/25, $40 - Samurai Shodown - 2/25, $50 - Two Point Hospital - 2/25, $40 - Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - 2/25, $30 - Metro 2033 Redux & Metro: Last Light Redux - 2/28, $25 each What we're playing: Casey: Rune Factory 4 Special Peer: Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC, Darksiders: Genesis, Broken Lines Brian: Voxelgram, Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Tom: Something he can't talk about… Finally, NVC shirts and sweatshirts are now available at the IGN Store! Use the code nvc10 to get 10% off your purchase of NVC clothes. Multiple colors and styles are available.

1hr 2mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Nintendo Voice Chat: Nintendo in the Wii U Era and the SNES Classic Recap

IGN's Nintendo Show is late this week, but it's still full of great conversations. Join us this week as we look back at Nintendo's actions in the Wii U era and we resurrect the SNES Classic list and give it an update. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for another fun-filled episode.

1hr 16mins

17 Oct 2016

Rank #8

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Pokemon Reviews and the Mega-Sized Community Question Block

IGN's Nintendo show leads off with a pair of reviews for Pokemon Sun/Moon and Super Mario Maker 3DS. After the break, we dive into a mega-sized Question Block with queries from our community.

1hr 25mins

3 Dec 2016

Rank #9

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Nintendo Voice Chat: Switch Predictions, Nintendo 2016 Review

IGN's Nintendo show has a brand new set in 2017! Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Brian Altano for a review discussion of Nintendo in 2016. Then, stick around for our final Switch predictions game!

1hr 4mins

6 Jan 2017

Rank #10

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Nintendo Voice Chat: E3 2017 Predictions

On this very special episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN's Nintendo-focused talk show and podcast, Peer, Brian, Miranda, and Sam (filling in for Jose) discuss what we expect to see from Nintendo at E3 2017. We've devised a game -- a game you can play along with! Go here for more details.

1hr

8 Jun 2017

Rank #11

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Nintendo Switch Online, Future of Virtual Console, Alleged E3 Leaks, and more! - NVC Ep. 407

This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Nintendo Switch Online and what it could mean for the future of Virtual Console!

1hr 2mins

11 May 2018

Rank #12

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Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 363: Splatoon 2 and Zelda: Master Trials

The IGN NVC Nintendo crew talks about all the big news from the Splatoon 2 Direct, the latest game releases, and Zelda: Master Trials.

1hr 5mins

7 Jul 2017

Rank #13

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It's Been a Super Busy Week for the Switch - NVC 479

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Tons of games came out this week, and the NVC crew is here to break down IGN's reviews of Ring Fit Adventure, Little Town Hero, and The Witcher 3 on Switch. Plus, hear about recently revealed Pokemon Gigantamax forms in Sword and Shield, a new device that can play any Game Boy game, and more. Finally, what Nintendo character would you choose to investigate a crime? Find out on another edition of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:03 - Welcome! 00:01:37 - News: Fat Pikachu, the Analogue Pocket, and Sonic in a ball. 00:13:33 - We breakdown the big Switch reviews this week: Ring Fit Adventure, The Witcher 3, and Little Town Hero. 00:37:39 - So many other new games this week! 00:49:58 - What we've been playing! 00:54:13 - Question Block time! Who would be your Nintendo detective? 01:04:45 - That’s all, folks!

1hr 6mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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Nintendo Switch Sells Big, Salt & Sanctuary, Sleep Tight Dev Interview, & Much More! - NVC Ep 418

This week, the NVC tackles the latest Switch releases, Nintendo's big NPD numbers, NES becomes the best selling console in June, a special interview the developers of Sleep Tight, and much more! 

58mins

3 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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Nintendo Switch Announcement Reactions: What Squid We Think?

43mins

17 Jan 2017

Rank #16

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Nintendo Labo Impressions, Pokemon, New Hardware Rumors, Sega AGES on Switch, and more! - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep 404

Weeelcooome to episode 404 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew finally gets their hands on Nintendo Labo!

1hr 1min

20 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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Big E3 Leaks Ahead of Nintendo Direct, Fortnite for Switch, Paladins Announced, & more! - NVC Ep. 411

This week, the NVC crew discusses all the big E3 leaks ahead of the big show, the recent Paladins announcement for Switch, a new game from the Director of Mother 3, the possibility of Gamecube controllers making a comeback, Mario Tennis Aces Tournament demo impressions, and much more!

1hr

8 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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We Spent a Few Days with Switch and Zelda

This week on Nintendo Voice Chat, the crew shares their thoughts on Virtual Console games missing the Switch launch. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, AAlanah Pearce, and Brendan Graeber as talk about the Switch hardware in great detail before they spend 10 minutes in a spoiler-free discussion about Zelda, along with another segment of the Question Block. 

1hr 7mins

25 Feb 2017

Rank #19

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Nintendo Voice Chat: Hands-On with Nintendo Switch

IGN's Nintendo show returns! Join host Jose Otero, Alanah Pearce, Zach Ryan, and CJ Gibson, as the crew talks about their hands-on experience with the Nintendo Switch, what Nintendo did got right and wrong, and the expensive ecosystem surrounding Nintendo's new platform.

55mins

21 Jan 2017

Rank #20