The PowerSwitch – The Role of Game Journalism – Episode 3

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: 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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  • (1:24) – Main Topic: The Role of Game Journalism
    • What is journalism?
    • What should game journalism be?
    • Scalebound canceled by Microsoft
    • Nintendo Switch leaks and journalism’s role
  • (12:49) – Caller: Ivan (Illinois)
    • Can video and the written word coexist in the future of game journalism?
  • (24:29) – Caller: Logan (Indiana)
    • Video game “insiders” and how these leaks are damaging real gaming journalism
  • (41:37) – Caller: Max (Florida)
    • Are there any surprises left before the Nintendo Switch’s reveal event?
  • (49:42) – Caller: Videogameguru64 (Illinois)
    • Nvidia Shield 2 and its similarities to Nintendo Switch
  • (53:36) – Headline Roundup
    • Nintendo social media post about Splatoon on Switch
    • German Gamestop Switch inventory rumor
    • Best Buy Switch price markdown rumor
    • Gamestop’s Switch website mentions Pokémon
    • HORI accessories for Nintendo Switch
    • Release Dates – Mass Effect: Andromeda and Injustice 2
    • “Clueless Gamer” may get its own TV show
  • (57:47) – 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.