Christina's first experience with video games was not being allowed to play her brother's Nintendo 64, instantly making her to want to play even more. Spoiler alert, she eventually was allowed to play, drifted her way through Mario Kart and eventually found her love of simulation and puzzle games through The Sims and Sim City. She isn't very loyal to a specific console but has loved playing games on The Switch, learning about and discussing everything Nintendo related, and sharing her thoughts on new games.
When Christina isn't playing video games she's running Cinder Design Co. with her partner, teaching, cooking, or outside enjoying the fresh air.
78: Switch Sales Stats, Sitting on the Switch, Mario Kart Tour Update, More Pokemon News, and This Weeks New Games
Episode | October 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 57 secs
Every week we have so much to discuss! This week we have news on how the Switch is selling, we got a Mario Kart Tour update, MORE Pokemon Sword and Shield news, as well as a few new releases that we're excited about!
Episode | October 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 28 mins
fortnite, goose game, hyperform, mario kart, niffelheim, nintendo, overwatch, puzzle book, ring fit adventure, shipped, switch, witcher
It is an EPIC week here at the Dispatch. Not only did we get Fortnite Chapter 2, but we also got tons of new Pokémon news and accessories, Super Mario World is real, a new Switch Pro controller, and plenty of Overwatch PR blunders. We have all the games including reviews of Puzzle Book, Shipped, Niffelheim, and lots of play time on My Time on Portia, Hyperforma, and Untitled Goose Game.
Episode | October 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins
doom, forager, gems of war, mario kart, nintendo, pokemon, portia, puzzle quest, switch, zelda
Everyone is back for an epic special long edition of the dispatch. We have a lot to discuss with Mario Kart Tour, but first plenty of Pokemon news including mobile, accessories, and Sword/Shield.
75: Nintendo Campus Tour, A New Brain Age, Pokemon Go Hoodies, Mario Kart Tour, & Bloodstained Update!
Episode | October 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
bloodstained, brain age, dragalia lost, mario kart, mario kart tour, nintendo, pokemon go, switch
We have a jam-packed episode this week!
We discuss the new Nintendo campus tour coming to a college near you, a new Brain Age game, PokemonGo Hoodies, a Dragalia Lost first Anniversary, news on the Bloodstained update, and all the Mario Kart Tour news you can handle!
Episode | September 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 16 mins
fortnite, hyperforma, kirby, link's awakening, luigi's mansion, niffelheim, switch, switch lite, untitled goose game
We have a Nintendo Switch Lite in our hands and we are ready for a full review! We discuss all the good, bad, and ugly that the Switch Lite brings to the table. We have some new news on Luigi's Mansion 3, Pokemon Go, Ori & the Blind Forest, and Bloodstained. All of this with our full reviews of Niffelheim and Untitled Goose Game! Tune into this action packed Nintendo Dispatch.
Episode | September 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 44 secs
animal crossing, decay of logos, hyperforma, joy-con, luigi's mansion, nintendo, nintendo direct, overwatch, pokemon, snes, switch
It is another action packed week as Nintendo has surprised us with another Nintendo Direct! This time unleashing details on tons of new Switch games including Luigi's Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, Zelda, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Overwatch, and a new SNES Online Service! We also have updates on Pokemon Masters, a mystery new accessory for the Switch, and a patent on adjustable hinge joy-cons. On top of that all the new games for the week and hands-on with Hyperforma and Decay of Logos.
Episode | September 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
automachef, bloodstained, forager, nintendo, pokemon masters, reggie, subdivision, superbeat, switch, untitled goose game
The gang is finally back together and there is tons of awesome Nintendo news to cover! Pokemon Masters starts off with a bang and massive downloads, Reggie goes back to school, Untitled Goose Game gets a release date, Bulletstorm launches out of no where, and Doom is getting an update. We also have the newest releases this week and have some hand's on of Superbeat: Xonic, Subdivision Infinity DX, Forager, Bloodstained, and Automachef.
Episode | August 21st, 2019 | 33 mins 18 secs
3ds, game boy color, indie, indie world, loot crate, mario, nintendo, switch, upgrades
Nintendo hit us with an awesome Indie World Showcase this week packed full of Indie goodness. In addition we get some unofficial reports of free upgrades for Nintendo Switch, Tetris 99 Grad Prix Event with Fire Emblem, Mario & Sonic 2D Mode, Neon Green Joy-cons, and so much more.
Episode | August 14th, 2019 | 45 mins 4 secs
beholder 2, exception, far: lone sails, genki, joy-con, kickstarter, mario, nintendo, sugarfina, switch
It is a slow news week, but action packed full of some awesome kickstarter projects and one of a kinda Zelda merch that you can pick up. We also get wind of how to spot the updated Switch model with a new fancy screen and perhaps Joy-con updates!
Episode | August 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
fortnite, lite, mario kart, nintendo, nintendo world, online, orlando, pokemon, sales, switch
Epic kicks off Fortnite Season X and Michael has a full field report. Christina gets her hands on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a new wired controller for some awesome online play. Nintendo's financial reports have dropped and things are looking up for the Nintendo Switch. If you are a Nintendo Online Subscriber lots of awesome goodies are coming for Smash Bros. and also limited edition trials!
Episode | July 31st, 2019 | 1 hr 8 mins
chroma squad, disney, doom, forager, joy-cons, kill la kill, mario kart, nintendo, oninaki, pokemon, switch, tiny metal rumble, trine, tsum-tsum, youngblood
Michael is still away, but that doesn't mean that we can't have some fun! Christina and James go hands-on with the "buddy mode" in Wolfeinstein: Younblood, play way too much Mario Kart, give updates on My Time in Portia, and try out the Nintendo Switch voice chat app! There is also huge new with Nintendo offering up joy-con repairs for free, Doom hits the Switch with DRM, and we are reminded who really makes Pokemon.
Episode | July 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
battery life, dr. mario, drift, fire emblem, giveaway, joy-con, luigi's mansion, nintendo, switch
Nintendo is doubling the Switch battery life this August, launching new joy-cons (maybe fixing drift issues), gives away Switches & Mario Maker on a Southwest flight, and picks a date for Luigi's Mansion 3! On top of that Fornite is absolutely crazy with epic battles! All that and the launch of Fire Emblem for Switch!
Episode | July 17th, 2019 | 57 mins 44 secs
3ds, android, dr. mario, ios, nes, nintendo, npd, switch, switch lite
It has officially happened... the Nintendo Switch Lite has been announced and coming this fall to stores near you! Additionally, Nintendo updates some components in the original Switch, moves production to Vietnam, and adds new Games to the NES Online service!
Episode | July 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 25 mins
fotnite, nintendo, pokemon, share holder, stranger things, switch, updates
This week brought the share holder meeting for Nintendo which came along with tons of news about upcoming games, online services, and tons of little goodies. Fortnite is all over the place with the best season ever with the introduction of Stranger Things cross-over, and there is SO MUCH Pokemon!
Episode | July 3rd, 2019 | 45 mins 29 secs
This week Christina and Michael discuss the possibility that SNES games will come to Switch Online, tariffs and what it can mean for gamers, Pokemon Masters, the National Pokedex, Bloodstained issues, and all the new releases for the week!
Episode | June 26th, 2019 | 53 mins 14 secs
awards, bloodstained, nintendo, pedro, rocket league, stores, switch
A slow week in news, but filled with tons of amazing new games for Nintendo Switch.