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Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo dropped a Mini Direct this week, and Tom Marks, Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Seth Macy are here to talk about all of the announcements. Hear about the latest Smash Bros. DLC tease, new footage of Bravely Default II, and much more. Then, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen to talk about their early experiences with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. All this, and more, on the latest episode of NVC. Timecodes: 00:00:00 A quick update from Tom! 00:01:17 Welcome! Breaking down the Nintendo Direct Mini 00:35:04 Talking Animal Crossing with Nintendo's Bill Trinen

Casey, Zach, Brian, Peer and Tom are here to answer YOUR questions in this special edition of NVC! Tune in to see Nintendo’s Bill Trinen answer audience submitted questions, hear who won two copies of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and have a fun afternoon chatting about Nintendo with us.

This week, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and Peer Schneider to share some important updates and discuss their favorite indie games shown during Nintendo's Indie World Showcase (a pseudo-Nintendo Direct!) - including Baldo, The Last Campfire, Moving Out, and more. Then, they move on to discuss some changes in GameStop, Pokemon Go, and physical game orders due to recent events, a big Square Enix sale, a wholesome Animal Crossing: New Horizons story. Finally, they chat about games out this week and what they've been playing and watching being stuck at home. Time Codes: 00:00:00 Why we’re all at home recording this ~  00:04:35 Our favorites from the Indie World Showcase 00:17:30 Square Enix eShop Sale & Trials of Mana Demo 00:22:00 How COVID-19 is Affecting GameStop, other stores, game sales 00:27:30 Pokemon Go’s recent changes to make playing easier 00:31:55 Wholesome Animal Crossing News 00:33:00 Games Out This week: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Exit the Gungeon, Doom 64, Travel Mosaics 2: Roman Holiday 00:42:00 We’re playing (and watching): Ring Fit Adventure, Last of Us, SMITE, something secret, and more.  00:54:00 Question Block! 

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano and Zach Ryan to discuss what E3's cancellation means for Nintendo's 2020 plans. Then, the crew celebrates MAR10 day by discussing the new Mario Levi collection and the Lego Super Mario collaboration. Plus, hear about Reggie joining GameStop's board of directors, and more. Finally, it's your listener questions answered on another edition of Question Block.   Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:06:26 What does E3's cancellation mean for Nintendo? 00:16:26 Happy Belated MAR10 Day! 00:28:45 Reggie teams up with GameStop 00:36:52 Games out this week 00:41:20 What we're playing 00:46:27 Question Block!   Games out this week: Trancelation - 3/13 for $6.99 Buy it and get four games for free: Freecell Solitaire DX Pizza Bar Tycoon 2038 Battles Flowlines VS My Hero One's Justice 2 - 3/13 for $59.99 Yoga Master - 3/13 for $24.99 (Launch sale at $19.99) Half Past Fate - 3/12 for $19.99 (Launch sale at $15.99)   What we're playing: Casey: Murder by Numbers Zach: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Brian: Kunai

Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Episode 500 is nearly upon us, so it's time to put in some prep work! To get ready for the big show, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan to pick the top five Nintendo systems of all time. Then, stick around for a conversation about IGN's update to the Top 25 Nintendo Switch Games list.  In the news, hear about multiplayer finally coming to Mario Kart Tour, an update on Bloodstained's promised roguelike mode, and more. Finally, it's time for your questions on yet another installment of Question Block. Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:02:41 Let's rank the Nintendo consoles! 00:20:45 Updating the best Switch games list 00:29:15 News time! 00:45:35 Games out this week 00:50:57 What we're playing 00:53:35 Question Block   Games out this week: Murder by Numbers - 3/5, $15 Ibb & Obb - 3/5, $15 Afterparty - 3/6, $20 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - 3/6, $60  What we're playing: Casey: Rune Factory 4 Special, Smite, Murder by Numbers Peer: Ibb & Obb Zach: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Brian: Hollow Knight

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.

Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo finally delivered a ton of Animal Crossing details with this week's New Horizons Direct, and the NVC crew is here to talk about everything we learned during the presentation. Plus, hear about Untitled Goose Game's recent honors at the D.I.C.E. Awards, why fans shouldn't give up hope on Persona 5 coming to Switch, and much more. Then, the panel tackles another round of questions on Question Block. We're celebrating NVC's 500th episode with a live show in San Francisco on March 20! Tickets are limited so grab them here while you can. Also, NVC shirts and sweatshirts are now available at the IGN Store! Use the code nvc10 to get 10% off your purchase of NVC clothes. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! A couple quick announcements! 00:05:12 Animal Crossing Direct discussion 00:22:12 Goose Game wins big, and more from the D.I.C.E Awards 00:28:50 News time! 00:46:40 Games out this week 00:49:08 What we're playing 01:02:39 Question Block! 01:12:44 Wrap up!

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First up this week, the Nintendo UK eShop had an update on the save transfer situation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and the NVC crew is here to give their thoughts on the matter. Then, after Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said next-gen won't have a significant impact on Nintendo's business, the panel discusses how Nintendo will fit in as new consoles come out later this year. Plus, hear about the Nintendo Direct drought, rumors about Nintendo's presence at E3, the best games to play with your partner, and another edition of everyone's favorite game, Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:05 Welcome! 00:00:53 Animal Crossing save data update 00:08:17 How will Nintendo fit in with next-gen consoles? 00:21:28 Nintendo Direct and E3 rumors 00:29:03 The best Valentine's Day games 00:36:02 Games out this week 00:41:55 What we're playing 00:49:50 Question Block!

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan to talk about the Nintendo Switch's new sales milestone. Then, the NVC crew discusses Shigeru Miyamoto's hopes for more Nintendo movies and Platinum's Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101 remaster. Plus, hear reactions to the new Animal Crossing Switch, and more! Finally, it's time for your listener queries on Question Block.  Timecodes! 00:00:05 Welcome! 00:13:27 Miyamoto wants more Nintendo movies 00:24:40 The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter campaign! 00:36:11 Quick news! Saints Row, Animal Crossing Switch, and more 00:44:11 Games out this week 00:50:28 What we're playing 00:52:53 Question Block time!

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Pricing details for Pokemon Home have finally been revealed, and the NVC crew is here to discuss if the service is worth the cost. Plus, hear about Byleth officially joining the fray in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest on Nintendo's mobile revenue, and more. Lastly, it's time to tackle your questions on another installment of Question Block. Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:00:39 Quick news time! 00:10:27 Is Pokemon Home worth it? 00:22:55 Byleth joins Smash! 00:31:30 Games out this week 00:45:34 What we're playing 00:54:25 Question Block 01:05:09 Wrap up!

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First up, learn about Nintendo's new patent for a Joy-Con stylus attachment for Nintendo Switch. Then, the NVC crew is playing lots of Tokyo Mirage Sessions on Switch, and some of the panel has fallen back in love with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Finally, the panel tackles your listener questions on a supersized edition of Question Block.    Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Quick news time 00:09:55 Games out this week 00:20:51 We're playing Tokyo Mirage Sessions and Smash! 00:41:45 Mega Question Block! 01:12:50 Wrap up

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! New DLC for a handful of first-party Switch titles is on the way, and the NVC crew is here to break it all down. First, in the news, the fourth wave of Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC is coming next month, and it adds a secret fourth house into the mix. Then, the panel discusses Byleth joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well as the announcement of Fighters Pass Volume 2.  Then, instead of a new retail version, Pokemon Sword and Shield is receiving DLC, as two major content updates are set to release this year. Find out what the panel thinks of Pokemon's new strategy. Finally, hear your listener questions tackled on Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:05 Welcome! 00:00:35 News time! 00:08:55 Smash Ultimate DLC discussion 00:23:51 Pokemon's new content strategy 00:41:39 Games out this week 00:54:11 What we're playing 01:02:17 Question Block 01:07:45 Wrap up!

Welcome to a new year of Nintendo Voice Chat! To kick the year off right, the NVC crew is here to preview what Nintendo games we can expect to come out in 2020, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the updated version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and more. Plus, there's another Switch Pro rumor floating around… is this the year Nintendo releases a significant Switch upgrade? Finally, the crew discusses Starlink's insane holiday sale price on Question Block. Timecodes! 00:00:05 Welcome to 2020! 00:01:09 Quick news! Is a Switch Pro on the horizon? 00:13:55 Looking at Nintendo's 2020 schedule 01:02:40 Games out this week 01:03:45 Question Block! 01:06:20 Wrap it up!

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First, in the news, the panel talks about Nintendo's announcements at The Game Awards, including Bravely Default 2, more Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC details, and a new trailer for No More Heroes 3. Then, as 2019 comes to a close, the NVC crew is here to recap the year. Join them as they discuss the biggest releases, announcements, delays, and surprises from Nintendo's last twelve months. Finally, they answer your 2019-related listener questions on Question Block. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Welcome! 00:01:09 - A quick news breakdown from The Game Awards and more. 00:08:34 - Discussing the biggest news and releases for the Switch (and 3DS) in 2019. 00:44:20 - Our picks for the highlights and disappointments of Nintendo's 2019, and our overall scores for the year. 00:58:22 - An end of 2019 Question Block! 01:04:48 - That’s all for 2019, folks!

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! The show kicks off this week with a discussion about IGN's Game of the Year awards, including the winner for best Switch game. Then, hear the crew's thoughts on the latest Indie World showcase from Nintendo, which gave us a look at a bunch of upcoming Switch games, including Sports Story, Axiom Verge 2, Streets of Rage 4, and much more. In the news, the panel discusses Shovel Knight's final expansion, the recent talk about MLB The Show, and more. Then, on Question Block, the panel decides if Nintendo should give Kid Icarus another shot.    Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! Our Game of the Year discussion 00:11:26 Nintendo's Indie World showcase 00:25:00 News! Switch Grips, Shovel Knight, and more 00:36:28 Games out this week 00:37:45 What we've been playing 00:43:57 Question Block! 00:49:00 Wrap it up!

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!

Nintendo Voice Chat comes to you a day early this week, as the NVC crew is preparing for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Speaking of Black Friday, the panel is here to give you a rundown of the best Nintendo console, controller, and game deals of the holiday season. Then, stick around for a discussion of the best Nintendo games of 2019. Finally, hear your listener questions answered on another round of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:03:47 Nintendo Black Friday deals 00:17:45 Our favorite 2019 games (so far) 00:39:00 Games out this week 00:42:57 What we're playing  00:53:38 Question Block! 01:04:35 That's all, folks!

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew looks back on five years of amiibo, from the days when they were nearly impossible to find, all the way up to now. Watch as Brian relives some of the moments from old episodes of Nintendo Voice Chat when amiibo frenzy was at its peak. Then in the news, learn about early Pokemon sales data, Pocket Camp's new subscription service, and more. Finally, the panel takes your listener queries on Question Block.   Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Looking back on five years of amiibo 00:25:50 News time! 00:50:53 Games out this week 00:53:40 What we've been playing 01:01:48 Question Block! 01:05:50 That's all, folks!

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Pokemon Sword and Shield launch this week, and the NVC crew is here to discuss the good and bad of the next generation of Pokemon. The panel talks about the Wild Area, new Pokemon, Max Raid Battles, some of the controversy surrounding the titles, and more. Then, they tackle your burning questions about Sword and Shield. In the news, learn about the Nintendo Switch not getting a price cut anytime soon, petting the dog in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Shovel Knight's final content update.   Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:02:35 Pokemon Sword and Shield discussion 00:36:00 Pokemon Question Block 00:47:00 News! 00:56:18 What we've been playing 01:03:00 Wrap it up!

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC panel is answering all of your burning Nintendo questions. Join Zach Ryan, Brian Altano, Sam Claiborn, and Jonathon Dornbush for a super-sized edition of Question Block! Before that, the crew dives into the news of the week, including Terry Bogard’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appearance, the huge Pokemon Sword and Shield leak, Bloodstain’s update on Switch, and more.    Timecodes! 00:00:00 Welcome! 00:01:18 Some apologies... 00:04:25 News! Terry in Smash, and more 00:22:04 What we’ve been playing 00:35:48 Super Question Block! 01:00:10 That’s all, folks!