The PowerSwitch – Grading the Nintendo Direct for Fall 2017

Switch and 3DS games for Fall 2017 are highlighted in a new Nintendo Direct, Bethesda shows a strong commitment to Nintendo, Super Mario Odyssey has another strong showing, Project Octopath Traveler returns from the reveal event, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 may have been shown too much, and Super Smash Bros. is surprisingly absent – TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show!

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  • (1:16) – Main Topic: Game Skill VS Game Critique
    • 3DS
      • Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
      • Mario Party: The Top 100
    • Switch
      • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
      • DOOM & Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
      • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
      • Project Octopath Traveler
      • Super Mario Odyssey
  • (18:23) – Caller: Scott (Michigan)
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 needed its own Nintendo Direct
    • Surprised by DOOM and Wolfenstein II
    • Project Octopath Traveler was the personal highlight
    • Why was Super Smash Bros. absent?
    • Plug: SolidSnake120 on Twitch
  • (32:24) – Caller: Matt Zawodniak (New Jersey)
  • (38:50) – Caller: Demetrius (North Carolina)
    • The Switch support from Bethesda is stunning
    • Super Mario Odyssey is so good that it’s almost boring
    • “Two iconic shooters”
    • What took so long for customizable ARMS controls?
    • Plug: Destiny: A Broken Game with Broken Promises
  • (48:56) – 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.