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

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: 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



  • (2:07) – Main Topic: The Battle of Horizon vs. Zelda
    • Horizon Zero Dawn reviews out today
    • 2017 off to a historic start
    • Onslaught of games in March and April
    • The clash for the third-person open world crown
    • How to avoid genre burnout
  • (11:42) – Caller: Scott (Michigan)
    • Sony has the early exclusive advantage in 2017
    • Can Breath of the Wild match Horizon’s high review scores?
  • (19:51) – Caller: Videogameguru64 (Illinois)
    • Sony’s 2015 patent for a Switch-like handheld device
    • Nintendo Switch user interface leaks in video from stolen system
    • Managing the file size space of digital games
  • (28:52) – Caller: DQP (Alaska)
    • Playing Kingdom Hearts for the first time
    • Differences between playing games in the same franchise vs. in the same genre
    • Comparing 2017 to past years with Game of the Year list quality
  • (39:32) – Caller: Ken (New York)
    • File sizes for launch window Switch games released
    • Adventures in Johto with Pokémon GO
  • (50:33) – What Am I Playing
    • Gears of War 4
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    • Pokémon GO
  • (39:38) – 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.