Welcooooooome back to Nintendo Voice Chat! It’s the calm before the storm: we’re just a week away from Super Mario Odyssey, can you believe it?
In Episode 378, a wild Andrew Goldfarb appears to chat about his adventure trying to capture an elusive Pokemon in Texas, Nintendo’s hardware sales in September 2017, and of course update 4.0.0. Andrew joins Zach “Mr. Moiré” Ryan, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider to break down many of the new games hitting Switch and 3DS this week and Sony’s interesting new foray into indie games publishing, which includes bringing Tiny Metal to Nintendo Switch.
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Discussion topics and times:
00:00 Weeeeeelcome! With Treasured Guest Andrew Goldfarb
01:14 Switch sells 2 million units in the US. Mario + Rabbids debuts in the top 10, and more Nintendo stats fun
07:05 The world’s most sincere apology for someone banging into the microphone.
08:30 Sony is publishing a Switch game. Is this the apocalypse? A brief history of MS/Sony games on Nintendo platforms
18:06 Red Box rents Nintendo Switch cartridges. Please, please don’t lick them.
21:08 This week’s Switch and 3DS game releases. Brian. Can’t. Talk. About all of them.
23:40 Fire Emblem Warriors: our old impressions (we didn’t have a copy in time for recording this episode. By CHROM!)
26:55 Syberia and Wulverblade and Just Dance
32:40 Don’t Knock Twice: should you or shouldn’t you?
37:40 Mario + Rabbids DLC, and other news
41:27 Doom‘s got a date! (Congrats, Doom!)
45:58 Are amiibo just physical loot boxes?
47:31 Very important news: Detective Pikachu movie check-in
49:00 System Update 4.0.0 brings video sharing, system transfers, USB headphone support. We talk about all the new features
01:08:10 Question Block: if you had to choose — like, really — between the Mario franchise and the Zelda franchise, which ones would you keep?
Bonus VLOG: Alex Solomita on how we live stream videos.
If there could only be one series, Mario or the Zelda, which one would you keep?
One of the meanest Question Block emails ever asks us to choose between our two favorites, Mario and Zelda. Which one would you pick? If you couldn’t ever play an installment in one of these series again, would you keep Zelda or Mario?
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