Rank #1: Nintendo Voice Chat: Do We Really Want Twilight Princess HD?
This week, IGN's Nintendo show has a very special episode focused on Zelda! First, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider share their gameplay impressions of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (so far). Then, the crew tackles the big question: Do we want an HD remake/port of Twilight Princess right now? Finally, we end the show with another segment of The Question Block.
Oct 16 2015
Rank #2: Bayonetta 2 and Fe Review Discussion, Switch Cloud Saves, and the Super NT - Nintendo Voice Chat Ep. 395
This week, Lily Zaldivar joins the panel to discuss the new Splatoon 2 amiibo and Starter Pack, as well as Miyamoto's recent comments on the upcoming Illumination Entertainment Mario movie. For the second half, Tom Marks and Sam Claiborn join the panel as the gang discusses Bayonetta 2, Fe, and the Analogue Super NT.
Feb 16 2018
Rank #3: Nintendo Voice Chat: What Does the recent NX News Mean?
Sources told the Wall Street Journal that NX devkits have gone out developers, so IGN's Nintendo crew is here to analyze what it means for the future. NX in 2016? Maybe. Two devices that work together, but sold separately? Looks that way. But what else? Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider as they analyze the news. Then, after the break,Super Soul Bros' Robbie Benson, Brian Shue, and Alex Popoff join the cast of NVC to tell the story behind their jazz-meets-funk band and share their favorite video game soundtracks.
Oct 24 2015
Rank #5: Nintendo Voice Chat: Our Thoughts on Nintendo Direct 11/12
IGN's Nintendo show has a LOT to talk about this week. Join us for a detailed discussion of Nintendo's holiday lineup for 2015 and beyond.
Nov 14 2015
Rank #6: Nintendo Voice Chat: Some Concerns About Zelda Wii U's Open World
This week, the crew of Nintendo Voice Chat spends nearly 30-minutes discussing Zelda Wii U. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano, for a deep conversation on the merits and mistakes of Nintendo's latest Zelda footage. Then, after the break, the crew talks about Nintendo's recent holiday sales numbers, the uncertain fate of 3DS, and their personal struggles with amiibo-fever.
Dec 12 2014
Rank #7: Nintendo Voice Chat: Fire Emblem, Zelda, and the Problem with amiibo Exclusives
This week, host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider kick off the show with Fire Emblem If impressions, one of the games from Nintendo Game Seminar 2014. Then, the crew discussed Nintendo's criticsm of Metroid Federation Force's negative reception, our interview with Zelda: Tri Force Heroes director Hiromasa Shikata, the great Miiverse redesign, and the problem with amiibo retail exclusives.
Jul 02 2015
Rank #8: Nintendo Voice Chat: The Metroid Episode
It's been 4 years, 1 month, 2 days since Metroid: Other M's release in North America, and while the galaxy may be at peace, the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast isn't done hoping for a new entry in the series. Join host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider for a special epsiode where we deep dive into the Metroid games.
Oct 03 2014
Rank #9: New Nintendo Switch Impressions - Nintendo Voice Chat
Nintendo gave the first public demo of the Switch on The Tonight Show!?! This week the crew of NVC have a lot to talk about. Host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Jonathon Dornbush gather to share their thoughts on the device. We also talk about Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the Game Awards, Pokemon Go's update, and more.
Dec 09 2016
Rank #10: Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 379: Why Mario is a 10
This week, we share our impressions of Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch and fill you in on the newly revealed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for mobile, Poi, and an indie that many might overlook simply based on its license.
Oct 26 2017
Rank #11: Nintendo Voice Chat: Why Didn't Nintendo Talk About Switch's Rumored Touchscreen?
Nov 12 2016
Rank #12: Nintendo Voice Chat: Our Reactions to Nintendo Direct 3/3
- Our overall thoughts
- Star Fox Zero
- SNES on New Nintendo 3DS
- Splatoon and Super Mario Maker updates
- 7 Wii U, 3DS Games Lighting Round
- Kirby & Paper Mario Wii U
- Metroid Prime Federation Force
- Star Fox Guard & Grippy's epic name
Mar 05 2016
Rank #13: Nintendo Voice Chat: What Does NES Classic Mean for Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch?
Wired's Chris Kohler joins host Jose Otero and Jared Petty this week. Kohler's book Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life is back in print! We spend some time discussing the book and Chris's new chapter.
We also discuss:
- Super Mario Run's release date and price
- Scrap Zelda Room Escape
- NES Classic Edition scarcity at retail
- Chris's contribution to the IGN's SNES Classic listing
- What does the NES Classic Edition mean for Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch and the future?
Nov 18 2016
Rank #14: 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.
Feb 25 2017
Rank #15: Nintendo Voice Chat: Miitomo and Nintendo's Mobile Future
WELCOME to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Nintendo shed some light on the future before delaying its first smartphone app until March 2016. Join host Sam Claiborn, Peer Schneider, and Kallie Plaggie, as the crew takes a long look at Miitomo, Nintendo’s quirky communication app, and discusses why it’s a good fit for the Japanese game maker. On this episode, the crew also discusses Nintendo's new account system, checkpoints coming to Super Mario Maker, and the Nintendo games that made the cut in IGN's Top 100 feature.
Oct 30 2015
Rank #16: Nintendo Voice Chat: Hands on w/ NES Classic and NX's Weird Hype Cycle
IGN's Nintendo Show is back! Host Jose Otero returns from vacation, and he's joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Jared Petty to talk about Dragon Quest VII (finally!) River City Tokyo Rumble, Pokemon GO Plus, Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, and hands on with the adorable NES Classic Edition.
After the break, Jose, Brian, and Peer talk speculate on when and how Nintendo will reveal NX. It's the end of September, and Nintendo still hasn't shown it brand new hardware concept to the world. Join us as the core NVC crew makes its best guess on the pending announcement, assuming the release month of March 2017 does not slip.
Sep 30 2016
Rank #17: Nintendo Voice Chat: Could Smash Be Coming to NX at Launch?
IGN's Nintendo show is back with another episode! This week, Meghan Sullivan joins host Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider to talk about Final Fantasy Explorers and Linkle in Hyrule Warriors. Then, after the break, the core trio tackles the rumor of a Smash NX launch title (made by Namco) and the news that some changes will be coming to Fire Emblem Fates in the West.
Jan 29 2016