The PowerSwitch – The RPG Franchises That Shape Us – Episode 23

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: 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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  • (2:15) – Main Topic: The RPG Franchises That Shape Us
    • Persona
    • Pokémon
    • Mass Effect
    • Kingdom Hearts
    • Chrono Trigger
  • (11:24) – Caller: Anneke (Alberta, Canada)
    • Night in the Woods
    • Deep emotional connections to games
  • (23:05) – Caller: Jesse (Texas)
    • A look at the Metroid franchise
    • What we want for the next Metroid game
    • Playing the Metroid franchise in canon chronological order
  • (40:07) – Headline Roundup
    • SNES Classic Edition reportedly in development for this holiday
    • Activision confirms Call of Duty: WWII
    • Atlus registers new Persona domain names
  • (48:27) – 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.