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IGN editors discuss all things Nintendo. Now you're playing with power!

IGN editors discuss all things Nintendo. Now you're playing with power!


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IGN editors discuss all things Nintendo. Now you're playing with power!




What Does Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal Mean For Nintendo? - NVC 595

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Kat Bailey is joined by Peer Schneider, Rebekah Valentine, and special guest Imran Khan to talk about how Xbox's huge Activision acquisition impacts Nintendo moving forward. Hear the panel discuss the potential fate of franchises like Overwatch and Crash Bandicoot on Switch, and the crazy scenario where Microsoft tried to go after Nintendo 20 years ago. Plus, some quick Nintendo sales news, Banjo-Kazooie coming to Nintendo Switch online, and a whole...


The Secret-Best Games Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022 - NVC 594

What are the most under-the-radar games coming to Switch in 2022? Find out on this week's NVC, where Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and special guest Dan Ryckert talk TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, Metal Slug Tactics, Triangle Strategy, and other upcoming titles they're looking forward to. Plus, the crew dives into the latest Mario Kart rumors, the new Kirby and the Forbidden Land release date news, and more. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Welcoooome!00:00:41 - Mario Kart rumors00:08:29 - The...


The 5 Most Exciting Nintendo Switch Games of 2022 - NVC 593

Welcoooome to 2022! This year could be a big one for Nintendo, and the NVC crew is back to preview the exciting months ahead. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Casey DeFreitas as they break down the most exciting games scheduled for Switch this year. From Pokemon Legends: Arceus, to the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, tune in to hear the panel's thoughts on 2022's lineup. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Welcome!00:02:10 - Pokemon Legends Arceus00:15:21 - Splatoon...


The Best Games of 2021 Special Holiday Episode - NVC 592

Happy Holidays! This week’s episode, everyone’s here! In what can only be considered the most ambitious crossover event in podcast history (maybe?), all of your favorite IGN podcast hosts have come together for a very special end of year episode talking some of the best moments of the 2021 across the Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo gaming universes. Join Daemon Hatfield – host of IGN’s Game Scoop! podcast, Ryan McCaffrey – host of Podcast Unlocked, Jonathan Dornbush – host of Podcast Beyond,...


Our Most-Played Switch Games of 2021 - NVC 591

Welcome to the final Nintendo Voice Chat for 2021! Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Brian Altano as they look at their most-played Switch games of 2021. Plus, a recap of the Indie World presentation, the new Analogue Pocket handheld, Breath of the Wild 2 gameplay hints, and more. We'll see you back here in 2022! Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Welcome!00:00:55 - Tribute to NES Designer Masayuki Uemura00:08:22 - Nintendo Indie World Recap00:15:49 - Analogue Pocket Talk!00:28:15 -...


The Nontendo Game Awards - NVC 590

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Seth Macy is joined by Rebekah Valentine and Tom Marks to discuss the lack of Nintendo news at The Game Awards. It's not all doom and gloom, though, because some Switch games did show up at the big show, including Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, Sonic Frontiers, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, and more.


Breath of the Wild Trailer? NVC Game Award Predictions - NVC 589

We're just a week away from The Game Awards, and some Super Ninfriendos are hopeful we might get a glimpse of Breath of the Wild 2 at the big show. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, and Kat Bailey this week on NVC, as the panel shares what they want to see from Nintendo at The Game Awards. Plus, discussions on the most underrated Switch games of 2021, which dormant Nintendo series should be revived next in the wake of Metroid Dread, and a whole lot more. Timecodes: 00:00:05 - The Game Awards...


Grading Nintendo's Holiday Lineup - NVC 588

Welcooome to a special Thanksgiving edition of NVC! This week, join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, and Kat Bailey, as they grade Nintendo's holiday lineup, from Metroid Dread to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Then, it's a Mega Question Block, as the NVC crew answers a cornucopia of your questions. 00:00:00 - Rating the Switch’s Holiday Season00:26:07 - Top Nintendo Games: Mario 3 & Super Mario World00:37:36 - Mega Thanksgiving Question Block!


Pokémon and GTA, Which Remakes Should You Skip Entirely? (Hint: It's Not Pokemon) - NVC 587

Another new Smash Bros.-like is joining the fray, but it's not coming to Switch! Hear the panel discuss WB's MultiVersus and why it's not coming to Nintendo's platform. Plus, it's been an up and down week for remakes and remasters, and the NVC crew talks about the merits and faults of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, as well as the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy remasters. Stick around for your questions answered on another round of Question Block! 00:00:00 - Why Isn't MultiVersus On...


Animal Crossing's DLC Is Great, But GTA on Switch... Not So Great - NVC 586

Grand Theft Auto games are finally on Switch, but the result is less than grand. This week on NVC, join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Reb Valentine as they break down the ports of the classic PS2 GTA trilogy. On a more positive note, Animal Crossing's DLC is great, and the panel shares their impressions. Plus, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have leaked, we may see a new direction for 3D Mario, and a whole lot more. 00:00:00 - GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition...


We've Played the Big Animal Crossing Update - NVC 585

Nintendo dropped the new Animal Crossing update early, and we have impressions of the new features in New Horizons. And, with the rumor that Seth Rogen will star in a solo Donkey Kong animated film, we match other Nintendo characters with the Hollywood stars that should play them. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Michael Swaim this week on Nintendo Voice Chat. 00:00:00 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons v2.0 Chat00:12:29 - Donkey Kong Movie & Fan Casting Nintendo...


Nintendo Online's N64 Emulation Leaves a Lot to Be Desired - NVC 584

It's a packed episode this week on Nintendo Voice Chat! First up, the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is out, and there's some frustration over how the N64 games run on Switch. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and our old Ninfriendo Zach Ryan as they hash it all out. Plus, hear about IGN's Mario Party Superstars review, the new Pikmin AR game, and more. Stick around to hear some spoilery thoughts on Metroid Dread. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - N64 Expansion Pack chat00:29:25 - Is...


Is Nintendo Cutting Updates for Its Biggest Games Too Short? - NVC 583

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! After the recent news that next month's Animal Crossing update will be the final major content drop for the game, we're wondering if Nintendo stops supporting their games too soon. Join Seth Macy, Kat Bailey, Reb Valentine, and special guest Eric Van Allen as they discuss Nintendo's DLC philosophy. Plus, it's been five years since the Switch's reveal trailer, and the panel reflects on the big unveiling. Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Animal Crossing and Nintendo's...


Nintendo's New Online Tier Pricing Overshadows Animal Crossing's Updates - NVC 582

A ton of new content is on the way to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including a huge DLC expansion. While the NVC crew is excited about the updates, they're less excited about the pricing news for Nintendo Switch Online that came bundled in with the announcement. Join Seth Macy, Peer Schneider, Kat Bailey, and Taylor Lyles as they react to all of today's big announcements. Plus, impressions of the Pokemon Gen 4 remakes, a new segment, and more! Timecodes: 00:00:00 - Welcome!00:02:11 -...


Sora's In Smash and Metroid Dread Is Amazing - NVC 581

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Your new host Seth Macy is joined by Sam Claiborn, Kat Bailey, and Kate MacPherson to talk about a huge week for Nintendo! First up, the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character is Sora from Kingdom Hearts, and the panel reacts to the final trailer, and Ultimate as a whole. Then, Metroid Dread is out this week, and it's amazing! Hear all about IGN's Metroid Dread review, and how happy we are to have a new 2D Metroid after all these years. Plus, hear about...


Exploring 25 Years of Nintendo 64 History - NVC 580

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! The Nintendo 64 (and IGN!) turned 25 years old this week, so we've assembled a panel of N64 superfans to talk about Nintendo's wacky 64-bit machine. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Seth Macy, and special guest Jared Petty to hear about everything from the unforgettable controller, to the best games on the system. Plus, Hear brief updates on Monster Hunter Rise, what we're playing, and an important announcement!


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. NVC usually goes live at 3 p.m. Pacific Time on, YouTube, and your favorite podcast service. Get the thing!


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...