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 – The RPG Franchises That Shape Us – Episode 23

The RPG franchises that positively influence our interest in games, emotionally connecting with Night in the Woods, what we want to see in the next Metroid game, playing through the Metroid series in canon chronological order, development reports for the SNES Classic Edition, Activision confirms Call of Duty: WWII, and Atlus registers new Persona domain names

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The PowerSwitch – April Fool’s Day in Gaming – Episode 19

The decline of April Fool’s Day in 2017, the top five best jokes in the gaming world to come from April Fool’s Day, catching up with the latest indie games on Nintendo Switch, LEGO City Undercover, Attack on Titan video games, and Peter’s top five favorite games of all time

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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 – 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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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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Why Pokémon Starters Will Never Change

It has been two weeks since the three starters for Pokémon Sun & Moon were officially revealed. While one of these beginner creatures is usually received less enthusiastically by the general gaming public, particularly when compared to the other two, it’s hard to remember the last time that this fondness gap between Pokémon starters was so large. While I happen to favor the Grass type Rowlet, and others prefer the Fire type Litten, the Water type Popplio has a vastly smaller, yet just as ardent following. In all of the excitement for Generation VII of the main series Pokémon games,

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Tempo Control: Episode 7 – Mass Effect

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Mass Effect soundtrack, PlayStation 4K rumors intensify, Final Fantasy XV uncovered, Nintendo fires a target of online harassment, and gaming’s best April Fool’s Day moments! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:29 – #10 Song 4:35 – PlayStation 4K Rumors 10:27 – #9 Song 11:58 – Mako Drive (Mashup) 12:39 – #8 Song 16:40 – Final Fantasy XV Uncovered 19:46 – #7 Song 22:00 – Now Playing 23:20 – Composer Spotlight 24:48 – #6 Song 26:35 – Nintendo Fires Alison Rapp 30:11 – #5 Song 32:06 – Out This Week 33:12

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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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Game News Stories: Week of February 22, 2016

During Episode 2 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   Pokémon Sun and Moon Revealed Generation VII of Pokémon is upon us! Between leaked marketing documents and logos, Pokémon Sun and Moon were afterthoughts after the big Pokémon Direct was concluded. Did we learn anything else besides the names? What else could still be on that document?

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