The PowerSwitch – Spoilers in Video Games – Episode 6

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Spoilers in video games and how soon is too soon, avoiding spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, purposefully spoiling certain elements of games before release, whether or not Pokémon Sun/Moon showed too much in its marketing, and good tutorials versus bad tutorials – on location from Portland, Maine



  • (1:19) – Main Topic: Spoilers in Video Games
    • What is considered a spoiler?
    • Why do we try to preserve them?
    • Is it better to be spoiled?
    • Comparing game spoilers to movies
    • How soon is too soon?
    • Presenting an interesting case for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    • Using spoilercasts as a means of catharsis
  • (11:22) – Caller: VideoGameGuru64 (Illinois)
    • Games to tackle on the backlog
    • Avoiding spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • (18:52) – Caller: Ivan (Illinois)
    • Purposefully spoiling certain elements of games before release
    • Most anticipated games of the year
  • (33:59) – Caller: Rita (California)
    • Pokémon Sun/Moon and showing too much through marketing
  • (43:49) – Good Tutorial vs. Bad Tutorial
    • GOOD: Watch Dogs 2
    • BAD: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
  • (50:55) – 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.