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Nintendo Voice Chat
76 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
NVC 624 - Splatoon 3 Adds 33.3% More Splatfest
It's another episode of the greatest Nintendo podcast ever, Nintendo Voice Chat! This week Kat and Seth are joined once again by Reb Valentine as well as Steve Bowling making his NVC debut. We had thirty minutes of Splatoon 3 goodness to go over, but that's not all that happened this week in the wonderful world of Nintendo. So ink up, friends, and get ready to splatter.
76 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Can Pokemon Find Its Breath of the Wild Moment? - NVC 623
On this week's NVC we're diving into the latest Pokemon Presents reveals and asking, "When Will Pokemon Get its Breath of the Wild Moment?" Also, how cute is Fidough? Should Lechonk worry? And what would happen if the Nintendo Switch didn't change for another two years? Find out in our latest Kat Take! Of course, we can't forget squeezing in even more Xenoblade Chronicles 3 chat in our latest Question Block. Have at it, Super Ninfriendos!
74 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review Roundtable: A True Top-Tier Nintendo Franchise? - NVC 622
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is here at last and we’re joined by Digital Foundry producer John Linneman, IGN contributor Travis Northup, and Axe of the Blood God co-host Nadia Oxford to break down the Nintendo Switch’s massive new RPG! Plus, we discuss Nintendo Switch’s tech in Year 5, ponder what happened to Digimon Survive, and discuss the release of Wave 2 of Mario Kart’s Booster Courses! 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:57 - Mario Kart 8 Booster Pass Wave 2 is Here! 00:08:02 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review Roundtable 00:37:19 - Nintendo Switch’s Tech After 5 Years 00:56:25 - Question Block! 01:06:32 - What We’ve Been Playing & Outro
76 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
NVC 621 - Live A Live Was Worth the Wait + NSO’s Impressive Retro Library
Live A Live makes its way to us for the first time in glorious HD2D this week and Nintendo is at San Diego Comic Con (sort of). Plus, Super Mario Strikers gets a content update, but will it be enough to pull fans back to the stadium? Finally, a ton of retro game praise and discussion. Join Rebekah Valentine, Peer Schneider, Samuel Claiborn, and Casey DeFreitas this week on Nintendo Voice Chat for hands-on impressions of Live-a-Live and a deep-dive into the now especially robust Nintendo Switch Online library.
74 minutes | Jul 14, 2022
The Real Nintendo Direct Was the Friends We Made Along the Way - NVC 620
Kirby's Dream Buffet and Bayonetta 3's release date announcement makes it seem like maybe we won't be getting a Nintendo Direct after all, and that's fine! We're all so tired. Join Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider, Tom Marks and Seth Macy this week on Nintendo Voice Chat to discuss Bayonetta, Kirby, and some of that Monster Hunter Goodness. Oh, and an extended Question Block segment, where we answer YOUR questions. 00:00:00 - Intro & Bayonetta 3 Gets a Release Date! 00:15:50 - Kirby’s Dream Buffet is NOT Kirby Fall Guys 00:24:20 - Question Block? THIS Early in the Podcast? 01:05:58 - What We’ve Been Playing & Outro
74 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
NVC 619 - E3 Is Coming Back!
It's official: E3 2023 is a thing, a thing which is going to happen in the second week of June next year. This is tremendously exciting news, but it's so far away, so we also talk about more recent news. For example, Live A Live preview embargoes have lifted, there's rumors of a new Nintendo Direct (evergreen statement), and we talk about why the GameCube's colorful shell makes it worthy of our love.
52 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
NVC 618 - Mini-Direct: Persona 5 Is Coming to Nintendo Switch
Nintendo and its partners brought us some pretty generous news considering this was a "Mini-Direct." We talk about the surprises like Persona finally coming to Switch later this year, Portal and Portal 2 coming to Switch today, and we also talk about the surprising games we weren't shown during Nintendo's 25 minute June presentation.
77 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
NVC 617 - Chronicling the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct
This week, Good Vibes Gaming's Derrick Bitner joins the show to talk all things Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Plus, hear the verdict on Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes, and why we absolutely need to see a Mario Warriors game on Switch. Plus, discussions on Sonic Origins, and if we're going to get a Nintendo Direct anytime soon. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:00 - Xenoblade 3 00:24:38 - Nintendo Direct Watch: Are we going to get one for Christ?? 00:33:42 - Fire Emblem: Three Hopes Does KOEI Tecmo deserve more respect? 00:40:38 - Sonic Origins Reviews 00:47:09 - Kat Take: Turn Based Combat ISN'T DEAD 00:56:20 - Reason for Loving The GameCube 00:59:19 - What We've Been Playing and Outro
110 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
NVC 616 - TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Is an Absolute Delight
Join Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, Brian Altano, and Seth Macy, four radical post-teens, for this week's Nintendo Voice Chat as we talk Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, which is just the best possible game going right now. We also discuss the Fire Emblem leak, Persona coming to Switch (actually, not coming to Switch) and we learn about a game called Monkey Donkey, which is a rip-off of a Nintendo property from back in the days before Nintendo was able to stop such blatant copying. Seriously, it's the same game, but with gross colors.
67 minutes | Jun 11, 2022
NVC 615 - Where the Bleep Is the Nintendo Direct?
Nintendo is the Squidward glaring down on Sony and Xbox’s Patrick and Spongebob right now, but Kat, Reb, Alex, and Peer still have a few announcements to break down from Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest. Meanwhile, Nintendo Direct rumors continue to swirl, Mario Strikers Battle League reviews are out, we’ve been playing the new Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes demo, and we take your Question Blocks in the latest Nintendo Voice Chat! 00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:41 - Summer Games Fest Reactions! 00:21:40 - Is a Nintendo Direct Coming Soon? 00:44:18 - Kat Takes! 00:51:06 - Mario Strikers Review 00:58:58 - Why We Love the Nintendo Gamecube 01:03:30 - Question Block and Outro
75 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
NVC 614 - Everyone Is Thirsty for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Professors
If you want to be the very best, like no one ever was, then this episode is for you. Casey DeFreitas and Tom Marks return to lend us their vast Poke-knowledge as we talk about Lechonk, those new professors, the Scarlet and Violet legendaries, and the multi-player stuff they kind of glossed over in the trailer. Kat has returned from her adventures to fill us with KNOWLEDGE. There's other Nintendo stuff, too, but you mostly want to hear about Pokemon, don't you? 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:20 - Sonic Frontiers 00:11:22 - New Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Trailer! 00:35:03 - Some Monster Hunter News! 00:52:00 - Reasons We Love The Nintendo GameCube 00:56:00 - What We’re Playing 01:08:04 - Question Block & Outro
75 minutes | May 26, 2022
NVC 613 – When Is a Game an Homage and When Is It a Clone?
Welcome to another exciting episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, the only Nintendo podcast on Earth that we're aware of at this moment. This week Seth Macy and Peer Schneider are joined by the amazing Casey DeFreitas and Samuel Claiborn to talk about Rogue Jam's audience choice award winner, Mysplaced, and how it plays to its inspirations maybe a little too much. Is that bad thing? What games have perfected the homage and are there any notable games that have taken it too far? 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:15 - No Man’s Sky Coming Soon! 00:14:05 - E3 Returns 2023 00:31:25 - When Does a Game Stop Being an Homage? 00:49:05 - Reasons We Love The Nintendo GameCube 00:55:24 - What We’re Playing 01:07:10 - Question Block & Outro
76 minutes | May 19, 2022
NVC 612 – Top Nintendo Rumors Heading Into Event Season
We're about to hit Event Season, which used to mean E3, but we all know how that's going this year (spoiler: it isn't). What it does mean is plenty of exciting rumors and speculation about what Nintendo has up its sleeve for June and beyond. When will we get that next Nintendo Direct? Is there really a new Fire Emblem? It's all the schoolyard Nintendo gossip of your youth, but with 4 adults sitting in their houses across the country from one another. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:58 - Our Wii U and 3DS eShop Recommendations! 00:16:41 - Let's Talk About Nintendo Rumors 00:41:55 - Seth’s Soapbox 00:47:44 - Reasons We Love The Nintendo GameCube 00:55:42 - What We’re Playing 01:10:50 - Question Block & Outro
73 minutes | May 12, 2022
NVC 611 – Was Metroid Dread a Flop?
This week we go over Nintendo's recently reported sales numbers and ask what everyone wants to know: Is Metroid Dread a big ol' flop? Well… 2.9 million copies sure seems like a success, but in the pantheon of Nintendo Switch tentpole releases, kind of a bummer. Join Kat Bailey, Jada Griffin, Seth Macy and special guest Imran Khan as we talk about all the Nintendos.
74 minutes | May 5, 2022
NVC 610 – 5 Things We Learned From Reggie's Book
Reggie Fils-Aime's book Disrupting the Game is available everywhere and we learned some pretty cool stuff from it. On the flip side, Kat put together a report about what it's like to be a contractor working for Nintendo, and it isn't quite the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory we might have imagined. Join hosts Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider and Seth Macy for another exciting episode of NVC.
48 minutes | May 4, 2022
Our Bodies Are Ready: The NVC Interview With Reggie Fils-Aimé
In this very special episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, Seth Macy, Kat Bailey, and Peer Schneider sit down with Reggie Fils-Aimé, former President of Nintendo of America. We talk about his new book “Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo”, Reggie’s fondest memories at Nintendo, thoughts about the latest workplace news at Nintendo, and MUCH more!
71 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
NVC 609 – Is Square Enix "No Good?"
Balan Wonderworld was a famously bad game, but did you ever … wonder… why? Well, former director Yuji Naka took to Twitter to tell us his side of the story. We also talk about Nintendo Switch Sports and how it might get your mom and dad to play video games again. Join hosts Seth Macy, Kat Bailey, Peer Schneider and special guest Mitchell Saltzman for another Nintacular episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. 00:00:00 - Intro & Housekeeping 00:01:08 - Balan Wonderworld Lawsuit 00:12:25 - Nintendo Switch Sports Review! 00:27:28 - NSO Gets 3 New (Great) Genesis Games 00:33:21 - Kirby Turns 30! 00:41:26 - Seth’s Soapbox 00:48:18 - What We’re Playing 01:03:06 - Question Block & Outro
71 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
NVC 608 – Just Give Us Game Boy Advance Games on Switch, Please
It's a pre-PAX East episode of Nintendo Voice Chat, just in time to completely gloss over the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release date announcement. Just kidding! We're talking about it, as well as deliciously tantalizing new rumors about Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service. Are the dataminers to be believed? Only time will tell. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Intro & Housekeeping 00:01:20 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is Coming Sooner! 00:16:35 - Rumors & GBA on the Switch 00:31:30 - GBA Games We Want on the Switch 00:40:43 - Kat Takes! 00:44:46- New Game Announcements 00:56:08 - What We’re Playing 00:57:29 - What We've Been Playing & Outro
72 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
NVC 607 – Which is Better: Link to the Past vs. Breath of the Wild?
This week we talk about the best Zelda game of all time: A Link to the Past… or is it Breath of the Wild? That's kind of what we're getting at here, pitting the two against each other in a winner-take-all bloodbath. We also talk about Switch Sports and how Kat almost destroyed a TV with a powerful kick. Join Kat Bailey, Jada Griffin and Sam Claiborn for another awesome NVC. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:56 - Rogue Jam! 00:01:50 - Switch Sports 00:17:09 - Link to the Past vs. Breath of the Wild 00:46:57 - Nintendo Switch Quarterly Review 00:52:00- Bandai Namco Working on a 3D Remaster for Nintendo 00:55:42 - Preview NVC at PAX East Wii U 00:57:29 - What We've Been Playing 01:05:07 - Question Block! 01:11:38 - Outro
72 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
NVC 606 – A Mario on the Streets, Sonic in the Sheets
Come on, step it up with another blazing fast episode of Nintendo Voice Chat. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opens in theaters and we take a look back at a time when video game movies were bad and Sonic and Mario were bitter enemies. Who could forget the console wars of the 1990s, other than those of us for whom the memories of that war are too horrible to revisit (which are memories of most of the Sonic games post-Genesis). 00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:37 - Sonic Talk! 00:31:45 - Nintendo Japan Quietly Added New Splatoon 3 Screenshots 00:40:12 - Out this Week 00:49:20: - Mario Golf Hitting N64 Expansion Next Week 00:51:38 - Kat Take 00:57:36 - What We've Been Playing 01:04:58 - Question Block! 01:10:51 - Outro
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