The PowerSwitch – Grading the Nintendo E3 2017 Spotlight

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Scott White from Dashing Nerds joins the podcast as Nintendo takes the stage at E3 2017, our immediate post-show grades, excitement for Metroid Prime 4, a live reaction to Metroid: Samus Returns, improvement of Switch’s holiday 2017 positioning, anxiousness for a follow-up Direct, and Nintendo embracing third-party cross-platform play

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  • (1:05) – Main Topic: Grading the Nintendo E3 2017 Spotlight
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Kirby (2018)
    • Pokémon core RPG on Switch
    • Metroid Prime 4
    • Yoshi (2018)
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC
    • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
    • Rocket League
    • Super Mario Odyssey
  • (22:39) – Caller: Jesse (Texas)
    • Metroid Prime 4 stole the show
    • Surprised to see Kirby so early in Switch’s library
    • Live reaction to Metroid: Samus Returns
  • (30:16) – Caller: Matthias (Georgia)
    • Getting a Switch in July
    • Must-own Switch titles
    • What to play as a first Metroid
  • (37:50) – Caller: Videogameguru (Illinois)
    • Need for a follow-up Direct this fall
    • Excitement level for Breath of the Wild DLC
  • (43:35) – Caller: Damon (North Carolina)
    • Warped expectations with Spotlight’s duration
    • Nailing the Big Boss Prediction
    • Embracing the dream of cross-platform play
  • (1:04:08) – Outro


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Peter Spezia

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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.