Nintendo Dispatch

The latest news, game releases, and happenings in the Nintendo universe, released every Wednesday.

About the show

Join Christina, James, and Michael each week as they breakdown the latest news, game releases, and happenings in the Nintendo universe. No topic or game system is off limits as we discuss at the Nintendo Switch, 3DS, Nintendo's mobile games, theme parks, merchandise, and whatever else awesome Nintendo is doing. Join us each week for a new episode of awesome. Now you're playing with power!

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 91: Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC, Fire Emblem: FOUR Houses, Bioshock Trilogy, & Pokemon ASMR

    Episode  |  January 22nd, 2020  |  37 mins 42 secs

    While James is away Michael and Christina will play... Video games!

  • 90: Pokémon Direct, Pokémon GO Update, Huge eShop Sale & Animal Crossing Accessories

    Episode  |  January 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    animal crossing, cities skyline, direct, doom, fortnite, nintendo, pokemon, pokemon go, switch, sword and shield

    It is Pokémon, Pokémon, Pokémon this week as we wrap up the crazy awesome Pokémon direct from last week. We also dive into Pokémon GO's success from 2019 and latest update along with some great sales and new Animal Crossing news.

  • 89: Switch Home Screen Critique, Thoughts on Cloud Gaming, Switch Port Rumors

    Episode  |  January 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bridge constructor portal, cities skylines, fortnite, lapis x labyrinth, mars power industries, metro, nintendo, pokemon, shield, switch, ultimate racing 2d

    The new year is off to a slow start, but that doesn't mean we don't have much to debate when it comes to the Nintendo Switch. James also gives his thoughts on Lapis x Labyrinth, Mars Power Industries, and of course more Pokemon from everyone!

  • 88: Happy New Year!

    Episode  |  January 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    mario, new year, news, nintendo, pokemon, switch, top games, zelda

    In this episodes, we reminisce about 2019 and discuss our hopes for 2020!

  • 87: Happy Holidays Edition!

    Episode  |  December 25th, 2019  |  50 mins 59 secs
    2019 review, fortnite, holidays, mario kart tour, multiplayer, nintendo, switch, time, top picks, universal studio

    Happy Holidays from the Dispatch crew! This week the whole gang is back together with tons of Pokemon news, Time's top pick for gadgets and games of the decade, Mario Kart Tour multiplayer, and a 2019 in review!

  • Review: tomtoc's Perfect Nintendo Switch Lite Case

    Article  |  December 23rd, 2019
    By James Montemagno
    case, review, switch lite, tomtoc

    tomtoc delivers once again with the perfect cases for the Nintendo Switch Lite at a reasonable price.

  • 86: Switch Surpasses Xbox One, Indie Showcase, Video Game Awards, Star Wars Fortnite, and More Pokémon

    Episode  |  December 18th, 2019  |  56 mins 20 secs
    china, events, fornite, indie, nindies, numbers, pokemon, sales, star wars, switch

    It is a huge week for Nintendo as the Switch crushes the Xbox One's sales numbers world wide, Fornite hosts a Star Wars Event, Indie Showcase brings us tons of games, and more Pokémon!

  • 85: Amazon is Losing Peoples Switch, Switch Launching in China, Super Mario Maker 2 Update, More Pokemon News, & New Games this Week!

    Episode  |  December 11th, 2019  |  49 mins 19 secs
    amazon, china, mario maker, nes, nintendo, snes, switch lite, zelda

    As the holidays get closer things start to get a bit crazy, especially when you order a Switch and you get a laptop fan cooler... We have all the news including the launch of the Switch in China, Sword & Shield updates, and Zelda in Mario Maker 2.

  • 84: Most Wanted Games for the Holidays, Pokemon Company Lawsuit, Bowsers Favorite Game, Stardew Valley Update, and much more!

    Episode  |  December 4th, 2019  |  25 mins 24 secs

    This week a very sick Michael discusses the most wanted games this holiday season, the Pokemon Companys lawsuit against leakers, Bowsers favorite video game, a big update to Stardew Valley, Elder Scrolls: Blades Nintendo Switch port delay, Pokemon Sword and Shield raid exploit, Metroid rumors, this weeks best sellers and new games coming out!

  • 83: Nintendo Amazon Store, Pokemon Breaking Records, Mega Man on Dragalia Lost, & New Game Releases

    Episode  |  November 27th, 2019  |  56 mins 23 secs

    This week we have MORE Pokemon news for you including the record-breaking sales numbers. We also discuss what we would like to see in the NEXT Pokemon game. We discuss Mega Man coming to Dragalia Lost, Nintendo Merch on Amazon, Animal Crossing getting two subscription plans, a cute new Eevee Funko Pop announcement, and all the games coming out this week that we feel are worth playing!

  • 82: Pokémon, Pokémon, Pokémon, & Ring Fit Adventure

    Episode  |  November 20th, 2019  |  54 mins 32 secs
    bouncy bob, luigi's mansion, narcos, pokemon, sales, shield, stardew valley, switch, sword, touryst, zumba

    The Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console and Luigi's Mansion is smashing records, but Pokémon Sword & Shield are here so it is time for tons of Pokémon!

  • 81: Sword & Shield are Finally Here, Free Mario Kart 8, NES Wireless Mouse

    Episode  |  November 13th, 2019  |  34 mins 51 secs
    accessories, doom, nes, nintendo, pokemon, shield, smash bros., switch, sword, wild area, wireless mouse

    It is Pokemon week! Sword & Shield are finally here and ready for a weekend of Switch enjoyment. Before the official launch you can play in the Wild Area online, prep for Black Friday with Switch deals, update Smash Bros. and even pickup a new NES wireless mouse for your computer!

  • 80: Switch Sales Numbers, First Party Game Sales, Mario Kart Multiplayer, PokemonGo News, Overwatch 2 on Switch, and Bloodstained Update!

    Episode  |  November 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins

    So much to talk about this week! We discuss everything from the up to date sales numbers of the Nintendo Switch, great first-party Nintendo game sales currently at Amazon and Walmart to multiplayer coming to Mario Kart Tour! We discuss the fact that Pokemon Sword & Shield won't have cloud saves as well as PokemonGo news, Overwatch 2 coming to the Switch, the Bloodstained update, and ALL the game we're interested in coming out this week!

  • Review: The Eyes of Ara - Puzzles on Puzzles

    Article  |  November 4th, 2019
    By Christina Sharp
    review switch, the eyes of ara

    The Eyes of Ara is a Myst inspired puzzle adventure game with escape-room style puzzles, secret passages, and an interesting back-story.

  • 79: Zelda Updates, Pokémon Is Literally Everywhere, & TikTok Switch Case

    Episode  |  October 30th, 2019  |  45 mins 46 secs
    nintendo, outer world, pokemon, switch, zelda

    Another week closer to Sword and Shield, which means there is a plethora of Pokémon news! If you need a last minute Halloween costume then Luigi has you covered and we of course have all the new releases this week.

  • Review: Niffelheim - A Norse Survival Story

    Article  |  October 29th, 2019
    By Christina Sharp
    niffelheim, nintendo, review, switch

    Niffelheim is a 2D Survival RPG Sidescroller that is Norse-themed with an in-depth crafting system and a gritty hand-drawn art style.