Episodes
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Seth Macy and Rebekah Valentine to discuss NEO: The World Ends With You, the long-awaited sequel that's out now on Nintendo Switch. Plus, hear about new updates for New Pokemon Snap and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo shutting down Dr. Mario World, and a whole lot more.
Published 07/29/21
YouTuber OJ - Player Essence joins our weekly Nintendo podcast, NVC, for a discussion of how our experiences playing Skyward Sword on Switch now differ from how we experienced it on Wii in 2011. What's changed? What hasn't? Plus, did Skyward Sword have a lasting impact on the Zelda series? How's Switch selling? What was up with Nintendo's recent rumor debunking comment? Plus, impressions of Cotton Reboot, Pokemon Unite, Boomerang X, and more.
Published 07/22/21
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Mitchell Saltzman to talk about Valve's new handheld gaming system, the Steam Deck, and how it compares to the Nintendo Switch. And, Tom got to go hands-on with the new Nintendo Switch OLED model, and he shares his thoughts on the new and improved screen. Plus, Skyward Sword HD launches this week, and the panel talks about impressions of Nintendo's latest HD remaster.
Published 07/15/21
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat: OLED Edition! Nintendo has finally unveiled the next member of the Nintendo Switch Family, featuring a larger, OLED screen and a redesigned dock. But, it's missing the highly-rumored 4K support that some fans were hoping for. So, what do we think? This week on NVC, join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Seth Macy, and special guest Jools Watsham as they break down their thoughts on Nintendo's newest console. Plus, hear about our Monster Hunter Stories 2...
Published 07/08/21
Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Seth Macy, and Tom Marks to look back on the best Switch releases throughout the first half of 2021. They also look ahead to the most highly anticipated games still to come this year! Plus, hear discussions about Star Fox 64's anniversary, Kazuya in Smash, and a whole lot more.
Published 07/01/21
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Zach Ryan takes a final spin in the hosting chair. He's joined by Miranda Sanchez and Simon Cardy to talk about IGN's review of Mario Golf Super Rush. Plus, this week, the NVC panel is joined by Dan Salvato, creator of Doki Doki Literature Club, to talk about the visual novel's release on Nintendo Switch. And, final thoughts on the E3 Nintendo Direct, a quick celebration of the N64's 25th anniversary, and a whole lot more. We love you, Zach!...
Published 06/24/21
Welcoooome to a special E3 edition of Nintendo Voice Chat! First, it's our live post-show reactions to the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, including the new Breath of the Wild 2 trailer, Metroid Dread, and more! Then, stick around for our interview with Nintendo's Bill Trinen & Nate Bihldorff about time travel in Zelda and where Samus goes from here.
Published 06/17/21
It's the final show before E3! This week on NVC, guest host Kat Bailey and the rest of the NVC panel discuss the highly-rumored Switch Pro announcement that has not yet come to fruition. Plus, hear about Nintendo's recent firmware update that was abruptly pulled down, our thoughts on Game Builder Garage, and a whole lot more.
Published 06/11/21
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo hasn't pulled the curtain back on the highly-rumored Switch Pro, but the company did finally reveal its plans for E3 2021! Join Casey DeFreitas, Seth Macy, Logan Plant, and NVC newcomer Jada Griffin as they lay out expectations and hopes for the 40-minute Nintendo Direct that's less than two weeks away. Plus, after a recent lawsuit, the panel discusses the place ROMs hold in video games. Stick around for WarioWare, Knockout City, and Question Block!
Published 06/04/21
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! First, a quick discussion on some fresh Switch Pro rumors that suggest an announcement is coming very soon. Then, the NVC panel turns their attention to a few pre-E3 presentations, including news about Dragon Quest and Sonic the Hedgehog. Stick around to hear about the new Switch Online games, Monster Hunter Rise's latest update, and more!
Published 05/28/21
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Just when you thought amiibo were on their way out the door, Nintendo came back and announced a new figurine to launch alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. But… there's a catch. This week, join Casey DeFreitas, Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Kat Bailey as they dive into the controversy. Plus, hear about the new Mario Golf trailer, Hollow Knight: Silksong's absence at E3, and more. Audio timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Mario Golf discussion 00:13:21...
Published 05/20/21
Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo's beloved purple box was revealed at E3 two decades ago, and the NVC crew is here this week to reflect on the reveal, as well as how E3 has changed over the last 20 years. Join host Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and IGN cofounder and NVC alum Matt Casamassina for that discussion, as well as conversations about Nintendo failing to keep up with Switch demand, Capcom breaking sales records, and a whole lot more. Timecodes: 00:00:00...
Published 05/13/21
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo just had its most profitable year ever, which has the NVC crew wondering if the Switch could become the best-selling console of all time. Join guest host Seth Macy and his panel of Ninfriendos for a discussion about the Big N's record-breaking year. Plus, Nintendo just announced a new game, Game Builder Garage, which looks like Super Mario Maker meets Dreams. And, stick around to hear some tidbits of Nintendo news that's coming out of the trial...
Published 05/06/21
Welcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! After two decades, Pokemon Snap is finally getting a sequel with New Pokemon Snap on Nintendo Switch. Join host Casey DeFreitas, reviewer Rebekah Valentine, Pokemaniac Miranda Sanchez, and bow tie-wearing Tom Marks as they discuss the surprise sequel. Plus, hear about Super Mario Party's online multiplayer update, new content in Monster Hunter Rise, and a lot more. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! New Pokemon Snap! 00:26:18 Super Mario Party's surprise update...
Published 04/29/21
Welcome to NVC! After Takaya Imamura's recent comments on the state of the F-Zero franchise, host Casey DeFreitas is joined by Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Logan Plant to discuss what a potential F-Zero revival could look like. Plus, hear about the recent Great Ace Attorney announcement, some new-fangled technology that lets you print your Nintendo Switch screenshots, and the panel's thoughts on the recently-released Ask Iwata book. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! F-Zero discussion...
Published 04/22/21
Welcooooome to NVC! This week, fill-in host Zach Ryan is joined by Peer Schneider, Tom Marks, and Rebekah Valentine to talk about all things Nintendo. First up, Nintendo announced a new Switch Lite color this week, and the internet can't decide if it's blue or purple. Then, hear about the panel's favorite games from the recent Indie World showcase, including Oxenfree 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, and more. Stick around to hear about the Ask Iwata book, more New Pokemon...
Published 04/15/21
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Nintendo is back on the books for E3 2021, and Casey DeFreitas, Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Rebekah Valentine are here to discuss what they think the Big N will have at the show. Plus, hear about Pac-Man 99, the best Nintendo controllers of all time, and more.  Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Nintendo goofs from last week 00:12:40 Nintendo at E3 2021 00:37:50 Pac-Man 99 00:46:00 Animal Crossing Build-a-Bears 00:52:07 Favorite Nintendo controllers 00:56:00 What...
Published 04/08/21
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Off the heels of some underwhelming Nintendo Switch releases, Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Zach Ryan, and Rebekah Valentine share some disappointing Nintendo games throughout the years. And, to add some positivity into the mix, the panel also discusses some games that they love! Next, hear about Monster Hunter Rise's monstrous launch, why analysts think digital games will soon dominate over physical releases, and more.  Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome!...
Published 04/01/21
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! It's Monster Hunter Rise launch week, and Seth Macy is joined by Casey DeFreitas, Tom Marks, and Logan Plant to discuss the new entry in Capcom's long-running franchise. Plus, hear about even more Super Nintendo Switch rumors, Mario's impending doom, IGN's Super Nintendo World review, and a whole lot more. Finally, the panel wraps up with another edition of Question Block. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Welcome! Monster Hunter Rise discussion 00:32:00 Mario's March 31...
Published 03/25/21
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Super Ninfriendo Seth Macy takes a spin in the host chair this week, alongside Zach Ryan, Rebekah Valentine, and Stella Chung. This week, the panel discusses how Nintendo is expecting a record year ahead in 2021. Plus, how Skyward Sword's motion controls are supposedly better on Switch, important March releases throughout Nintendo's history besides Breath of the Wild, and a whole lot more.
Published 03/18/21
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Seth Macy, Tom Marks, and Stella Chung to talk about Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch. Hear about how the game runs on Nintendo's hybrid console, a bonus for Apex players who try the game on Switch, and more. Plus, Mario Day was this week, so the panel breaks down all the deals and everything leaving Switch on March 31. Stick around for news on Monster Hunter Stories 2, a new Ninja Turtles game, and more! Timecodes: ...
Published 03/11/21
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Brian Altano, Seth Macy, and Tom Marks to celebrate four years of everyone's favorite console-handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. The panel discusses why Breath of the Wild is still the top Switch game four years later, and the outlook for the rest of the system's lifespan. Plus, yet another Switch Pro rumor is swirling around the internet. Stick around to hear about Pyra and Mythra's presentation, Mario items in Animal...
Published 03/04/21
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! Just a week after the Nintendo Direct, The Pokemon Company announced Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Diamond and Pearl remakes in a presentation of their own. Join Casey DeFreitas, Rebekah Valentine, Miranda Sanchez, Seth Macy, and Mitchell Saltzman as they react to these and the other games shown off in Friday's presentation. Plus, the panel discusses Bravely Default II and Curse of the Dead Gods, which are now available on Nintendo Switch. Finally, hear your...
Published 02/26/21
A wild Nintendo Direct appeared! For the first time in over a year, Nintendo dropped a full-length Nintendo Direct presentation. Join Casey DeFreitas, Peer Schneider, Brian Altano, and Zach Ryan as they react to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 characters joining Smash, the surprise Splatoon 3 announcement, Mario Golf on Switch and more. Plus, after Skyward Sword HD's announcement and no new information on Breath of the Wild's sequel, the panel discusses why Nintendo needs more Zelda in its 2021 master...
Published 02/18/21
Welcoooome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Tom Marks, Brendan Graeber, and IGN newcomer Rebekah Valentine to talk about all things Nintendo. This week, hear about IGN's reviews for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and Persona 5 Strikers. Then, the panel discusses how difficult it is to get your hands on the latest set of Super Mario 35th Anniversary pins. Plus, McDonald's and Burger King are introducing Nintendo-related toys, Nintendo Switch Online got a...
Published 02/11/21