The PowerSwitch – After the Nintendo Switch Event – Episode 4

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Five takeaways from the Nintendo Switch event in Tokyo, the quality of Wii U game upgrades with Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Fire Emblem Warriors and character representation, if the Nintendo Switch should have been delayed, “Nintendo Syndrome” and the games still to come, the value and cost of Nintendo Switch’s online service, and Peter is playing Watch Dogs 2

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  • (1:30) – Main Topic: After the Nintendo Switch Event
    • Recap of the event
    • Five takeaways
      • Great date, dicey price
      • Why was this not a Nintendo Direct?
      • Where are the first-party games?
      • This felt like the Wii U strategy and that’s not OK
      • Do not give in to hate
    • The hands-on aftermath
  • (19:44) – Caller: Matt (New Jersey)
    • Splatoon 2 vs Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the quality of Wii U game upgrades
  • (24:51) – Caller: ZeroRanma (Colorado)
    • Fire Emblem Warriors and character representation
  • (30:07) – Caller: Ivan (Illinois)
    • Should the Nintendo Switch have been delayed?
  • (41:18) – Caller: Samson (Indiana)
    • “Nintendo Syndrome” and what is still to come
  • (45:59) – Caller: Videogameguru64 (Illinois)
    • The value and cost of Nintendo Switch’s online service
  • (49:25) – What Am I Playing?
    • Watch Dogs 2
  • (53:21) – 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.