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 – 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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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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11 E3 2016 Predictions for Microsoft

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 begin with… MICROSOFT Conference: Monday, June 13

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Tempo Control: Episode 5 – Undertale

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Undertale soundtrack, PlayStation VR pricing and other GDC news, Xbox One and PS4 cross-network coming to Rocket League, Digital Homicide sues Jim Sterling, and five way too early E3 2016 predictions! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:20 – #10 Song 4:10 – PlayStation VR Pricing and GDC Headlines 9:19 – #9 Song 15:55 – Snowdin Star (Mashup) 17:12 – #8 Song 19:10 – Rocket League to Feature Cross-Network Play 21:12 – #7 Song 23:54 – Now Playing 25:18 – Composer Spotlight 26:13 – #6 Song 28:24 – Digital Homicide Sues

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Tempo Control: Episode 4 – Pokémon Black & White

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Pokémon Black & White soundtrack, our final predictions for the PlayStation VR release date and price, Microsoft closes Lionhead Studios, Ubisoft has a long way to go with The Division, and we rank the Pokémon generations from worst to first! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:19 – #10 Song 4:24 – Final Predictions for PlayStation VR 7:25 – #9 Song 9:21 – A Pokémon Battle With No Regrets (Skit) 15:16 – #8 Song 18:54 – Microsoft Closes Lionhead Studios 21:25 – #7 Song 24:01 – Now Playing 25:31 – Composer

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Tempo Control: Episode 3 – Persona 3

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 soundtrack, Nintendo shows off summer games in their March 2016 Direct, a new NX rumor changes perspective, Microsoft ponders making hardware upgrades to Xbox One, and No Man’s Sky finally has a release date! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:34 – #10 Song 5:21 – Nintendo Direct for March 2016 12:55 – #9 Song 15:48 – Seth Learns About Social Links (Skit) 21:23 – #8 Song 24:26 – NX Rumor Changes Perspective 27:23 – #7 Song 29:55 – Now Playing 31:17 – Composer Spotlight 32:32

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Tempo Control: Episode 1 – Chrono Trigger

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Chrono Trigger soundtrack, Hideo Kojima starts meeting with his Silent Hills team again, Xbox One exclusives may be going away, Bethesda lays out Fallout 4’s DLC plans, and a new Pokémon is revealed! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:28 – #10 Song 6:18 – Skit (Pt. 1) 8:05 – Kojima visits Silent Hills team 11:27 – #9 Song 14:53 – Experience with Chrono Trigger 20:48 – #8 Song 23:56 – Xbox One losing exclusives 27:47 – #7 Song 31:18 – Composer Spotlight 33:55 – #6 Song 35:31 – Fallout 4

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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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