The PowerSwitch – Video Game Predictions for 2017 – Episode 1

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: 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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  • (1:47) – Main Topic: Video Game Predictions for 2017
    • Nintendo Switch launches at $249 on March 17th, with Super Mario Switch as its best-selling, non-bundled launch title
    • Xbox’s Scorpio model has a price point of $499 at its fall 2017 launch
    • Red Dead Redemption 2 gets delayed to 2018
    • Ubisoft is bought out by Vivendi
    • Sucker Punch reveals a new IP at E3, along with Bluepoint remastering an Infamous collection
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has the highest Metacritic score at the end of 2017
    • Halo 6 is announced at E3 2017, for a 2018 launch
    • An Overwatch port for Nintendo Switch is announced
    • A Star Wars world is confirmed for Kingdom Hearts III, which still does not launch in 2017
    • Koei Tecmo announces Fire Emblem Warriors for Nintendo Switch
    • A new Sony handheld device is announced as a successor to PlayStation Vita
  • (13:40) – Caller: DQP (Alaska)
    • Sonic Mania’s potential impact of fan influence in game development
  • (25:53) – Caller: ZeroRanma (Colorado)
    • Could Persona 5 ship early?
  • (31:17) – Caller: Samson (Indiana)
    • Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite’s changes and impacts on casual and competititve players
  • (44:59) – Caller: Sam (Indiana)
    • Divisiveness in the fighting game community
  • (1:01:20) – What Have We Learned?
    • Summary of points presented
  • (1:05:10) – Outro


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Peter Spezia

Editor-in-Chief at Rhymes With Asia
Speaking into a microphone about nerd culture is a passion project for Peter Spezia, formerly known as SMYNYouko. Peter has been an Internet broadcaster since 2007, with past shows including Show Me Your News and WTF, Pokémon. His latest ventures include hosting The PowerSwitch - gaming's call-in talk radio show - and writing for A University of Michigan alum, Peter lives in the Great Lakes State with his wife Rachel as he works in video production for FCA US LLC. When he isn't keeping track of the latest video game industry news, Peter is either playing the guitar or staying fit.