Michael has been a "gamer" ever since he broke blocks and shot ducks on the NES! That love has continued for all these years and he's always excited to watch, read, play, or discuss the topic with others.
When Michael isn't playing video games he's busy running Cinder Design Co. with his partner or enjoying the great outdoors.
190: Fake Nintendo Websites, Nintendo Cracks Down on BOTW Mod Vids, Assassins Creed Collection on Switch
Episode | January 19th, 2022 | 36 mins
assassins creed, botw, captain toad, ezio, fire emblem, journey to the savage planet, metroid dread, nintendo, scrapnaut, second wind, switch, ubisoft, windjammers
On this week's episode, Nintendo warns us to watch out for fake Nintendo websites! Nintendo is also cracking down on YouTube videos focused on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'Second Wind' expansion mod, and we're getting more Assassins Creed on the Switch!
Episode | January 12th, 2022 | 1 hr 1 min
Happy New Year! We're back from the holiday break and discuss all of our predictions and hopes for the new year! In addition to that, we discuss the Nintendo game confirmed for 2022, the lack of GoldenEye on Switch, and Mario Kart 9 in development?!
188: Indie World Showcase Recap, New Genesis Games for NSO, New Zelda: BOTW 2 Patents, and Our Nintendo Year in Review
Episode | December 22nd, 2021 | 44 mins 42 secs
aliisha, breath of the wild, ending, figment 2, fire emblem, indie world, lets play, loco motive, parkasaurus, potion party, road 96, sea of stars, sega, timelie, zelda
This week we discuss the games that stood out to us during the Indie World Showcase! We also chat about our Nintendo Year in Review stats!
Episode | December 15th, 2021 | 42 mins 24 secs
aspire: ina's tale, bioshock 4, fire emblem, halo, happy game, masayuki uemura, metroid dread, omno, potion party, the game awards
This week we discuss Nintendo missing from the Game Awards. We also mourn the passing of the NES and SNES creator Masayuki Uemura. Plus, the Switch's record-breaking sales, sales continue to break records, Nintendo is expanding office space for more game development, and there are rumors of BioShock 4 coming out next year!
186: Fire Breaks Out at Super Nintendo World, Pokemon Unite Wins Google Play's Best Game Award, Mario Golf Update is Live, and a "Live-Action Mega Man Movie is Coming!
Episode | December 8th, 2021 | 42 mins 53 secs
activision, beyond a steel sky, blizzard, fire emblem, halo, loop hero, mario golf, mega man, metroid dread, pokemon unite, super nintendo world, wytchwood
We're back from the holiday break! This week we chat about a fire at Super Nintendo World, Nintendo's internal response to the Activision/Blizzard harassment reports, POkemon Unite winning Google Plays Best Game of 2021 award, a Mario Golf 4.0 update, and a live-action Mega Man movie!
Episode | November 24th, 2021 | 28 mins 8 secs
death's door, eshop, fire emblem, gta trilogy, happy game, metroid dread, night lights, nintendo, rockstar, smash brother, super smash brothers ultimate, switch
Hey gang! Just a quick episode so you can get back to enjoying family time while eating all that turkey (if you celebrate Thanksgiving)! This week we discuss some sweet sweet Smash Bros. tournament action, a big cyber Switch eShop sale, and Rockstar saying they're sorry for GTA Trilogy!
184: Nintendo Switch Production Issues, Switch Midway Through Life Cycle, Metroid Prime 1 Remake, Twitch on Switch, and more!
Episode | November 17th, 2021 | 39 mins 57 secs
animal crossing, fire emblem, gta, metroid prime, nintendo, pokemon, switch, the wild at heart, twitch
This week we chat about Nintendo's investments into game development and online, as well as the production shortages their experiencing. We also cover the CRAZY Switch sales numbers to date, where Switch is in its life-cycle, the possibility of a Metroid Prime 1 remake coming out, and much more!
183: Switch Has a LOT of Games, Skyward Sword Selling Well, Pikmin Bloom, and Animal Crossing Update
Episode | November 10th, 2021 | 54 mins 56 secs
animal crossing, lego, metroid dread, nintendo, pikmin bloom, skyward sword, switch
This week we discuss ALL the third-party games. There are just so many! We also talk about how well Skyward Sword is selling on the Switch, Pikmin Bloom, the Animal Crossing 2.0 Update, a Metroid movie, more Nintendo LEGO goodness, and another Nintendo store location.
182: Nintendo Closing Offices, NSO+ Issues, No More DLC for Animal Crossing, and Tomb Raider on Switch
Episode | November 3rd, 2021 | 52 mins 13 secs
007, animal crossing, apple, dlc, encodya, fire emblem, goldeneye, lone mclonegan, metroid dread, n64, new horizons, nintendo, nintendo switch online, nso+, observer, switch, the legend of tianding, the prince of landis, the suicide of rachel foster, tomb raider, unpacking, voice of cards, where cards fall
On this week's episode, we chat about Nintendo closing two of its offices. We also have news that N64 GoldenEye 007 is no longer banned in Germany. Could that be a sign of anything?! Also, NSO+ is out and it seems like there are issues, Apple considers Nintendo a competitor, Animal Crossing isn't getting any more PAID DLC either, Metroid Dread gets a demo, and Tomb Raider IP makes its way to Switch FINALLY!!
181: SUDA51 Talks Three New IP's, CD Project Group Acquires Dev Company, Metroid Dread Patch, and More!
Episode | October 27th, 2021 | 33 mins 58 secs
cd projekt group, fatal frame: maiden of black water, genshin impact, grand theft auto, happy game, haunted chocolatier, marvel’s guardians of the galaxy, metroid dread, nintendo, stardew valley, suda51, switch, voice of cards: the isle dragon roars
This week we discuss the future plans of SUDA51 and his team. We also wonder what CD Project Groups next game could be, got our Metroid Dread patch, decide what we need to delete in order to have GTA trilogy on our Switch, and get excited about the next game from Concerned Ape!
Episode | October 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
This week we break down all of the great new stuff coming to Animal Crossing! We also discuss the value of Nintendo Switch Online and Metroid Dread.
179: Improved Joy-Cons, Final Smash Fighter, Kingdom Hearts on Switch, GTA Trilogy on Switch, Arceus Wont Be Open-World
Episode | October 13th, 2021 | 44 mins 19 secs
animal crossing, arceus, drift, fire emblem, fitness boxing 2, gta trilogy, joy-cons, kingdom hearts, metroid dread, nintendo, observer, oled, open-world, papa's quiz, sora, super smash bros. ultimate, switch
This week we discuss the "invisible" improvements Nintendo is making on the Joy-Cons. We also FINALLY know the final Smash fighter, find out we're getting Kingdom Hearts AND GTA Trilogy on the Switch, and now know that Arceus won't be an open-world Pokemon game.
Episode | October 6th, 2021 | 33 mins 7 secs
metroid dread, nintendo, no longer home, observer, sakurai, skyrim, super monkey ball, super nintendo world, super smash bros., switch, voice of cards
How many hours have you played any one game on the Switch? Well, this week we discuss another owner hitting the max hour count for Animal Crossing!! In addition to that, we discuss Sakurai taking a break now that he's done with Smash Bros. We also chat about the recent Metroid Dread Report, and Super Nintendo World getting an expansion!
Episode | September 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 15 mins
bayonetta 3, direct, disco elysium, dying light, hyrule warriors, kirby and the forgotten land, kotor, mario golf, mario movie, mario party superstars, metroid dread, n64, nintendo, nintendo switch online, splatoon 3, super smash bros., switch, voice of cards
This week is all about the Nintendo Direct! So much to get excited about!
Episode | September 22nd, 2021 | 34 mins 40 secs
bluetooth, fire emblem, golf club wasteland, mario party superstars, nintendo, oled, pokemon unite, skyrim, spacebase startopia, switch, the plane effect
This week we discuss FINALLY getting Bluetooth audio support for the Switch! Nintendo said it couldn't be done but I guess that wasn't true! We also discuss Switch OLED making its first public appearance, the next and FINAL fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon Unite passing 9 MILLION downloads, and pre-orders for Mario Party Superstars will get some freebies but only in the UK.
175: Nintendo Not Attending Tokyo Game Show, Switch Price-Cut, Next Lego and Nintendo Collaberation, Most Elusive Pokemon
Episode | September 15th, 2021 | 35 mins 16 secs
between time, eastward, fire emblem, lego, nintendo, pokemon, project winter, skatebird, skyrim, switch, titan chaser, toem, tokyo game show
This week Nintendo confirmed that they will NOT be attending the Tokyo Game Show. We also have a Switch price-cut, new LEGO and Nintendo collaboration, and a VERY elusive Pokemon is finally caught.