The PowerSwitch – Localization Is Not Censorship – Episode 24

Localization changes lead some to believe that some games are being censored, Persona 5 faces several critiques about its Western localization, Nintendo Switch and its abundance of ports, the early struggles of Switch’s eShop, 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 – Best Game Soundtracks Since 2013 – Episode 21

Scott White from DashingNerds.com joins the show to talk about where he thinks the game industry is heading, the best game soundtracks of this generation so far, Xbox Scorpio’s specs from the perspective of an Xbox newbie, playing Nintendo Switch while being a father, gushing about Persona 5 after 40+ hours, spoiler-free thoughts on P5’s difficulty modes and the story so far, and Scott’s top 5 favorite games of all time

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The PowerSwitch – Dissecting the Xbox Scorpio Specs – Episode 20

Microsoft partners with Eurogamer and Digital Foundry for an unprecedented reveal of the Xbox Scorpio specs, early thoughts on Persona 5, Atlus’ limitations on streaming games because of spoilers, comparing Xbox and PlayStations upcoming exclusive games, the changing dynamics of the mid-cycle console upgrade trend, the games that are needed to sustain Nintendo Switch’s momentum, and Peter’s personal history with the Persona franchise

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The PowerSwitch – Xbox and the Netflix for Games – Episode 14

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service shows a new commitment to a game distribution model with potentially huge industry ramifications, over sixty indie games announced during the Nintendo Switch Indie Showcase, new virtual reality pricing models show further competitiveness between HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and Nintendo Switch is taking up the mantle of the PlayStation Vita

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The PowerSwitch – Countdown to Switch with Alex O’Neill – Episode 13

Alex O’Neill from Irrational Passions joins the show as its inaugural guest co-host to discuss the adventures of podcasting about games, the hype that is building with less than a week until the Nintendo Switch launch, the next move that the Xbox brand must make, what makes the ‘Tales of’ series so good, and the games he has been playing recently

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The PowerSwitch – The Battle of Horizon vs. Zelda – Episode 12

Horizon Zero Dawn vs. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in a battle for the attention of players who wish to avoid genre burnout, Sony’s exclusive advantage at the start of a historic 2017, a Switch-like patent appears from Sony, the Nintendo Switch user interface leaks from a stolen system, managing digital game file sizes, playing games in the same franchise vs. in the same genre, Johto adventures with Pokémon GO, and Peter has been playing Gears of War 4 – on location from San Antonio, Texas

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The PowerSwitch – The Hysteria of a Zelda Season Pass – Episode 11

A season pass has been announced for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before its release, the outrage over Nintendo’s future DLC plans, Super Smash Bros. competitive drama over the Smash Summit invitational tournament, Steam Greenlight will be phased out in the spring, PS4 Pro will enhance game performance with Boost Mode, Microsoft’s E3 conference will be on a Sunday this year, Pokémon GO shifts to Johto, the “famous” animated gaming TV show will be based on Castlevania, Maker Studios parts ways with Pewdiepie, and Konami reports surprising profits

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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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