The PowerSwitch – Spoilers in Video Games – Episode 6

Spoilers in video games and how soon is too soon, avoiding spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, purposefully spoiling certain elements of games before release, whether or not Pokémon Sun/Moon showed too much in its marketing, and good tutorials versus bad tutorials – on location from Portland, Maine

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The PowerSwitch – Gaming Resolutions for 2017 – Episode 5

Gaming resolutions for 2017, Fire Emblem Direct introduces the series’ mobile game, going through a large backlog of games, balancing open world map size with content density, and the success of Peter’s gaming resolutions from 2016

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The PowerSwitch – After the Nintendo Switch Event – Episode 4

Five takeaways from the Nintendo Switch event in Tokyo, the quality of Wii U game upgrades with Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Fire Emblem Warriors and character representation, if the Nintendo Switch should have been delayed, “Nintendo Syndrome” and the games still to come, the value and cost of Nintendo Switch’s online service, and Peter is playing Watch Dogs 2

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The PowerSwitch – The Role of Game Journalism – Episode 3

The role that game journalism plays in the aftermath of Scalebound’s cancellation, if video and written word can coexist in game journalism going forward, worrying about the next generation of game leakers, if there are any Nintendo Switch surprises left, if Nvidia Shield 2 has a chance to sell well, and a headline roundup of the final pre-event Switch rumors and leaks

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The PowerSwitch – Before the Nintendo Switch Event – Episode 2

Where gaming enthusiasts stand before the upcoming Nintendo Switch event, potential changes in primarily handheld or console-based Nintendo franchises, why Switch being underpowered does not matter, a Virtual Console renaissance and using past save files, the Switch’s launch and first-year game lineup, and Peter’s top five games of 2016

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The PowerSwitch – Video Game Predictions for 2017 – Episode 1

11 video game predictions for 2017, Sonic Mania’s potential impact of fan influence in games, whether or not Persona 5 could ship early, changes to Marvel vs Capcom Infinite’s gameplay systems, and the divisiveness of the fighting game community in 2017

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What to Expect from The Game Awards 2016

Slowly but surely, Geoff Keighley’s honorable attempt to make a respectable, Oscars-like, North American mainstream video game award show has built to its most valiant attempt yet. Between The Game Awards 2016 and PlayStation Experience 2016, we are about to embark on a weekend of annual gaming news that is only surpassed by E3, which we are six months removed from. That said, before The Game Awards 2016 begins tonight at 9 PM ET, here is what we can already expect to happen, based on game news reporting around the internet.

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15 Features Needed in the Nintendo NX Reveal

Nintendo NX. Consider for a moment – like Dolphin, Revolution, and Project Café – this is a code name that will soon be just a footnote in Nintendo history. For months, many have speculated that the Nintendo NX reveal would take place in September – six months ahead of the announced March 2017 release window. And yet, it is now October. Whenever the reveal event occurs, NX will have the quickest turnaround time from announcement to product launch in video game console history. As we approach the reveal of Nintendo’s next game platform, the video game news cycle makes it

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The E3 2016 Week Before News Roundup

E3 2016 is upon us. Many games exist in today’s industry, but some of these titles can’t take the chance of getting buried by the upcoming onslaught of announcements. Thus, these publishers choose the week before E3 to direct the spotlight to their products. Every year, fans worry if these leaks or planned announcements threaten the big surprises that the conferences have in store. This happens every year, and when you still get a conference like Sony at E3 2015, the “spoiled” argument goes a bit out the window. Yet, for those that missed this week’s wild action, here’s a

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