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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Game News Stories: Week of February 15, 2016

During Episode 1 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   New Pokémon Magearna Revealed Now that The Pokémon Company has officially confirmed the new Pokémon Magearna in the West, let’s look at what this means for the franchise’s future! Does this mean we are on the precipice of Generation VII? Does the secrecy of the future game mean that a Nintendo NX main-series installment is on the horizon?

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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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