The PowerSwitch – One Month Until E3 2017 – Episode 25

The podcast’s E3 2017 Yes/No contest kicks off as we are one month away from gaming’s big show, memories of past E3s, making the most of watching E3 from home, Nintendo’s upcoming Spotlight strategy, how The Pokémon Company handles where to publish the series’ next installment, and more!

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The PowerSwitch – So Long, NES Classic – Episode 22

Nintendo Switch sales are off to a record start, production ceases on the NES Classic Edition, a new Nintendo Direct highlights ARMS and Splatoon 2, the ongoing adjustments to how Nintendo presents its information, how to fix the lopsided polls in Fire Emblem Heroes, Microsoft trying digital refunds on Xbox One, Star Wars Battlefront II shows its first trailer, Dragon Quest XI confirms an extra-special release edition for Japan, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy gets a release date, and Bayonetta finally arrives on PC

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The PowerSwitch – E3 2017 Goes Public – Episode 10

E3 2017 will be open to the public for the first time in the history of the expo, advice for first-time attendees that will be buying tickets, what E3 can do to make the press conferences more special, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 wins the Evo 2017 fan voting contest, and Peter’s tweets from when he attended E3 2010 – on location on Peter’s birthday from Chicago, Illinois

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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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11 E3 2016 Predictions for Nintendo and Third-Party

For the last several years, when June rolls around and the Electronic Entertainment Expo hype begins, I have created lists of fifty questions that set up the scope of what game enthusiasts are anticipating. These questions are framed in the sense that they can be definitively answered “YES” or “NO” by the time E3 concludes. This year will be a bit different. Because of the shifting landscape of the press conferences this year, three posts will pose these kinds of questions. In each, I will directly give you my E3 2016 predictions. We conclude with… NINTENDO AND THIRD-PARTIES EA Conference:

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11 Video Game Predictions for 2016

You love games. I love games. With a new year upon us, that can only mean one thing! Let’s gaze into that digital crystal ball together, ponder the state of the game industry, and make some prognostications! In order from what I consider most likely, to least likely, here are 11 video game predictions for 2016 that we can all look back on together when this year comes to a close! As a fun aside, I would have put something about Mother 3 finally coming to the United States this year, but those rumors are now getting more and more

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