The PowerSwitch – How to Improve the Nintendo World Championships – Episode 39

THIS WEEK on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Five ways to improve the Nintendo World Championships, AAA console games start to show the worst of lootboxes and microtransactions, PlayStation VR gets a model update, Andrew House steps down as head of SIE, Nintendo Creators Program blocks YouTube livestreaming, Red Dead Redemption II introduces its protagonist, the Wii Shop channel will close in 2019, camping out for an SNES Classic, playing Metroid: Samus Returns, and the month in game releases for October 2017

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  • (1:59) – Now Playing
    • Metroid: Samus Returns
    • Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 2
    • Cuphead
    • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
    • Pokémon Gold
  • (8:30) – Headline Roundup
  • (18:27) – Main Topic: How to Improve the Nintendo World Championships
    • Event recap
    • Variety of games played
    • Five ways to improve
    • Where is Smash Bros. for Switch?
    • Should the event be hosted every year?
  • (32:43) – Caller: Videogameguru64 (Illinois)
  • (43:13) – Caller: Jesse (Texas)
    • NWC captures the end of “The Wizard”
    • Hopes of seeing Mario Maker and Smash Bros. on Switch
    • Camping out for an SNES Classic
    • Ramping up Switch holiday production
    • How to improve the Nintendo World Championships
    • Plug: Jeremy Parish and Gaming Historian
  • (57:44) – This Month in Games: October 2017
    • October 3
      • Forza Motorsport 7 (XBO, PC)
    • October 5
      • A Hat in Time (PS4, XBO, PC)
    • October 6
      • Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy (3DS)
      • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga & Bowser’s Minions (3DS)
    • October 10
      • Middle-earth: Shadow of War (PS4, XBO, PC)
    • October 13
      • The Evil Within 2 (PS4, XBO, PC)
    • October 17
      • Gran Turismo Sport (PS4)
      • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4, XBO, PC)
      • WWE 2K18 (PS4, XBO, PC – NSW in fall)
    • October 20
      • Fire Emblem Warriors (NSW, 3DS)
    • October 24
      • Just Dance 2018 (PS4, PS3, XBO, 360, NSW, WII U, WII, PC)
    • October 27
      • Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4, XBO, PC)
      • Super Mario Odyssey (NSW)
      • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4, XBO, PC)
    • October 31
      • Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back (PS4, PC)
  • (1:08:50) – 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.