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.
47: Long Lost NES Game, Xbox Live on Switch Update, Switch Bundles, RICO Review, and Borderland Rumors
Episode | March 20th, 2019 | 52 mins
3ds, cross-play, fortnite, nes, nintendo, rico, switch, xbox
It is another action packed week with some mysteries such as why Nintendo is scheduling maintenance for three days, a lost NES game for over 30 years, mystery Pokemon tweet deletions, and Xbox Live maybe coming to Switch? All this and our full RICO review!
Episode | March 13th, 2019 | 46 mins 36 secs
3ds, baba is you, contest, labo, nintendo, rico, switch, tetris 99, vr
Nintendo pulls a fast one on us with their new VR experience with Labo! We celebrate Mar10 day with tons of deals that are hard to get, Nintendo cools down on micro-transactions on mobile games, and Nintendo hosts their first Tetris 99 competition! All this and the new releases such as Rico, Baba Is You, and more.
Episode | March 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
ape out, asmr, birthday, d-pad, direct, fortnite, hiring, jobs, nintendo direct, pokemon, pro controller, switch
What an action packed week! We have your full wrap up of the Pokémon direct featuring Sword and Shield, updates on Fortnite Season 8, Nintendo goes full ASMR, and some crazy d-pad issues. We also summarize our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch on it's 2nd birthday along with the best sellers, new releases and full hand's on of Ape Out!
44: Reggie Retires, Fortnite Season 8 Teasers, Pokémon Direct, Resident Evil 4 on Switch, Tons of Games!
Episode | February 27th, 2019 | 29 mins 24 secs
3ds, bowser, deltarune, fortnite, nintendo, pokemon, reggie, solo, switch, tetris 99, toejam and earl
It is a crazy week with 30+ games being released for the Nintendo Switch like Trials Rising, Rad Rodgers, Ape Out, and Deltarune. The biggest news is that Reggie is retiring and Bowser is taking over as Nintendo of America president. All of this while a Pokémon Direct is on the way and Fortnite Season 8 is being teased every day.
43: Nintendo Direct Updates, Pokemon Day, Super Mario Bros. is Worth THOUSANDS, and New Modes for Tetris 99
Episode | February 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
aragami, astral chain, daemon x machina, fortnite, nintendo, nintendo direct, olliolli, switch, tetris 99, trine 2, yoshi
It has been a week since the latest Nintendo Direct and we have tons of juicy updates on Rune Factory 5, Tetris 99, and Astral Chain. We ponder the rumors of a new Zelda BoTW and if Spyro Reignited Trilogy will ever come to the Switch. We break down the latest releases including Aragami, Trine 2, Q.U.B.E. 2, and so much more. We end with a full hands-on impression of Daemon X Machina and OlliOlli.
Episode | February 16th, 2019 | 31 mins 9 secs
astral chain, bonus round, direct, final fantasy, fire emblem, mario maker, marvel, nintendo, nintendo direct, starlink, switch, tetris 99, zelda
Nintendo dropped some huge bomb shells and the latest direct and we have full breakdown of all games including Super Mario Maker 2, Box Boy + Box Girl, Smash. Bros. Ultimate 3.0, Bloodstaind, Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Astral Chain, and more! We also go hands on with Yoshi's Crafted World and Tetris 99.
Episode | February 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 9 mins
fable, nintendo, online, sales, switch, wargroove, xbox live
Is it almost time for another Nintendo Direct? Rumors have been spiraling around the internet, but we have real news with a voice chat SDK coming to Switch, Xbox Live for Switch, Nintendo Online getting a "boost", and WarGroove has been dominating the charts. All this and more including the latest releases and listener feedback.
41: Q3 Financial Briefing, WarGroove Hands-on, Marshmello Dance Party, & Wii Shop Channel Shuts Down
Episode | February 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
fortnite, marshmello, nintendo, sales numbers, smash bros, switch, twitch, wargroove
It is another crazy week in the world of Nintendo with huge announcements during their Q3 briefing including this years release time frames, sales numbers for games/consoles, and some upcoming surprise game announcements. We also have a stellar debut by WarGroove at the top spot, some crazy Fortnite/Marshmello collaborations, Smash Bros. 2.0, and so much more!
Episode | January 30th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
3ds, fornite, goat story, ice storm, indie direct, indie highlights, nindies, nintendo, npd, sale numbers, smash bros., switch, wargroove
It is a week full of awesome new games from the recent Indie Highlights event and we have a full break down. With good news comes the bad with Metroid Prime 4 delays and word that there is no new switch successor or price drop on the way. It all isn't bad as there are some amazing new games releasing this week including WarGroove and Fortnite 7.3 is ready to land after the epic Ice Storm!
Episode | January 23rd, 2019 | 58 mins 13 secs
3ds, art, dlc, futuregrind, my memory of us, nso, piranha, rocket league, smash bros., smite, switch, switch online
We are about to be flooded with Nindies, Piranha Plant is ready to launch on Smash Bros. Ultimate, there are new Nintendo 3DS Selects, Rocket League Cross-Play, and a new job listing for a NSO Manager. We have all this and this weeks new releases and tons of Smash Bros. impressions.
Episode | January 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 49 secs
3ds, build a bridge, desktop soccer, firewatch, fornite, gunman clive, lightseekers, nintendo, octahedron, smash bros., steamworld, switch, travis strikes again, yiik
This week we see the smashing success of Smash Bros. Ultimate...the best selling Smash game of all time in Japan and at the same time runaway success for Monster Boy from FDG Entertainment. We also examine the new laws in Japan making it illegal to mod consoles, release dates for Yoshi, Kirby, and Dragon's Dogma. We discuss the good side of NES classic games on the Switch Online and at the same time address the anger from gamers. Finally, we take a look at this week's releases including Travis Strikes Again, Onimusha, Forever Forest, Gunman Clive HD, YIIK, and more.
Episode | January 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
3ds, bestsellers, fortnite, mario, pro controller, switch, switch lite, switch pro
It's a week of crazy Switch rumors with a potential Pro or Lite version coming down the road. We give our thoughts on this and the world of Fortnite. We take a look at the latest released including some true gems.
36: Happy 2019! Persona 5 Rumors, Celeste CE, Wireless Charging, Fitness, and Monthly Fortnite Update
Episode | January 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins
fitness boxing, fornite, joycon, persona, smash bros, switch, wireless
It's a new year and we are off to a great start with tons of great news including Epics awesome success, a Celeste collectors edition, and some new Persona 5 rumors. We also have the latest released including a full hands on of Fitness Boxing.
35: Nintendo Goes To Court, No More Minecraft, Damon Departs, Genki Bluetooth, & Our Top Picks for 2018
Episode | December 26th, 2018 | 59 mins 49 secs
bluetooth, celeste, doom, fitness boxing, fortnite, genki, hollow knight, minecraft, moonlighter, niantic, nintendo, pinball fx, pokemon, sky force, steamworld, super meat boy, switch, travis strikes again
It is the last podcast of the year and we have a banger! Niantic is crushing it with Pokemon Go, Nintendo is dominating the holiday NPD charts, and Celeste sells more than 500,000 copies this year. Nintendo heads to court in Europe over pre-purchases, Damon Baker departs Nintendo, and Minecraft for Wii U gets one last update. We finish it all of with the new releases and a special segment where we cover our top game and accessory picks of 2018.
34: Classic Consoles, Smash Bros. Ultimate Online is Broken, New Pokémon GO PvP and Event, and Stardew Valley Multiplayer
Episode | December 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
3ds, classic consoles, doom, firewatch, katamari, pokemon go, reggie, smash bros, stardew valley, switch
Reggie is back in the spotlight and sheds some light on the future of the NES & SNES Classic Consoles and if there will be a N64 Classic. We take a look at the latest updates for Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon GO, and Stardew Valley and at the same time break down all the releases before the big holiday break.
Episode | December 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
flip grip, game awards, marvel, mortal kombat, nintendo, switch
Nintendo titles swept The Game Awards, and even more great games are headed our way including Mortal Kombat and a new Marvel Exclusive. We have all the great Nintendo news, released, and a full breakdown of the new Flip Grip accessory for your Switch.