The PowerSwitch – Animation and Atrocity in Andromeda – Episode 17

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Early impressions of Mass Effect: Andromeda, the facial animation glitches that have dominated the game’s conversation online, falsely attacking a former EA employee based on fake information, more fallout from last week’s communication drama, a loss of love for Nintendo, possible future iterations of Switch’s Joy-Con controllers, the challenge of emulating games with control gimmicks, and Peter’s wife Rachel joins the show in the podcast’s shift to Twitch broadcasting in full video



  • (2:32) – Animation and Atrocity in Andromeda
    • Early impressions of Mass Effect: Andromeda
    • Animation glitches appear online and dominate the conversation
    • Former EA employee attacked over the animation issues
  • (21:11) – Caller: Tony (Kentucky)
    • Fallout from last week’s communication drama
    • A loss of love for Nintendo
  • (43:39) – Caller: Exelev (Texas)
    • Potential Joy-Con designs in the future
    • Emulating and preserving games with unique controls
  • (54:13) – What It Means to Me: Mass Effect
    • Mass Effect
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Mass Effect 3
  • (1:02:23) – 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.