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.
168: Steam Deck, Pokemon Unite, Joy-Con Drift, Switch OLED Pre-orders, Reggie Writing a Book, and Amiibo Delays
Episode | July 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
112 operator, amiibo, last stop, loftwing, oled, pokemon unite, reggie fils-aime, steam deck, switch, valve, zelda
This week we discuss the Steam Deck and compare it to the Switch OLED. We also talk about Pokemon Unite, fixing drift in your Joy-Cons once and for all, pre-ordering the OLED, Reggie sharing leadership lessons and inspiring stories in his new book, and the delayed Zelda Amiibo.
Episode | July 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
amiibo, edible, labyrinth city, lambs of the road, legend of zelda, mario golf, monster hunter, monster hunter stories, nintendo, oled, peacock, skyward sword, super mario movie, switch
We're Back and this week we finally got the news we've all been waiting for! Or did we? Either way, we discuss the new Nintendo Switch OLED! We also talk about the new Super Mario Movie, Monster Hunter Stories 2 post-launch roadmap, winning 15 Monster Hunter Amiibo, buy edibles from Nintendo, and Zelda selling for WAY too much money at auction!
Episode | June 30th, 2021 | 52 mins 22 secs
discolored, disgaea 6, doki doki literature club, epistory, hades, hot wheels, mario golf super rush, mario kart, monster hunter stories, n64, nintendo, oxenfree, sky: children of the light, splatoon 2, subnautica below zero, super destronaut, sword and shield
The N64 turned 25 and we remember the system by talking about some of our favorite games. We also discuss the Sword and Shield lawsuit that has been going on since 2019, the Hot Wheels and Mario Kart Raceway set, Switch getting a train controller, and the fact that the Splatoon 2 Online Lounge is shutting down!
165: Nintendo's E3 Direct Peak Viewers, New Switch Release, Bayonetta 3 Still "Alive and Well", Pokemon Unite
Episode | June 23rd, 2021 | 45 mins 54 secs
bayonetta 3, doug bowser, e3, hades, journey to the savage planet, lego, mario golf: super rush, mars horizon, monster hunter stories, nintendo, oxenfree, pokemon unite, skyrim, subnautica: below zero, switch pro
This week we discuss Nintendo's E3 peak viewer numbers, why we didn't get a Switch Pro announcement, news that Bayonetta 3 is STILL "alive and well", and details about Pokemon Unite.
Episode | June 16th, 2021 | 55 mins 11 secs
advance wars, botw2, e3, guardians of the galaxy, mario + rabbids, mario golf, metroid dread, monster hunter stories, skyward sword, smash brothers, super monkey ball, tony hawk pro skater, two point campus, warioware
This week we breakdown everything we saw during E3!
Episode | June 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
alba, e3, hades, museum, ninja gaiden, nintendo, nintendo switch, pokemon, romuniverse, subnautica, super mario bros. movie, tiny lands, wingspan
This week we discuss the Pokemon Company hitting record-breaking profits, the new Nintendo museum, Nintendo winning a lawsuit against RomUniverse, and we give our E3 Predictions!!
162: New Switch Announcement Before E3, Rating System for eShop, Pokemon Release Dates, Pokemon GO Fest, and Anniversaries Galore!
Episode | June 2nd, 2021 | 58 mins 9 secs
bioshock 2, dragon quest, e3, eshop, hades, miitopia, pokemon brilliant diamond, pokemon go fest, pokemon legends arceus, pokemon shining pearl, sonic central, spy alarm, subnatica
Will we be getting a new Switch Pro announcement before E3?! We discuss that as well as a potential game rating system coming to the eShop, release dates for Pokemon Legends Arceus and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, a Spy Alarm "game" for the Switch, Pokemon GO Fest 2021 details, and big anniversary announcements for both Sonic and Dragon Quest!
161: New Zelda Amiibo, More Xbox Game Pass Rumors, Netflix Making Games, More Steamworld games, and Mario Golf details!
Episode | May 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 17 mins
amiibo, apple, crying suns, epic, game pass, king of seas, maneater, mario golf, mutazione, netflix, pathway, pecaminosa, pokemon snap, skyward sword, steamworld, subnautica, super rush, tony hawk, zelda
In this week's episode, we discuss Nintendos decision to lock off a quality of life feature for Skyward Sword behind an Amiibo! We also discuss the new 'Xbox Game Pass on Switch' rumors, Netflix wants to make games, new SteamWorld Games in the works, the new Mario Golf: Super Rush details, a new Tony Hawk game, AND a Pokemon Snap review!
160: Nintendo Confirms More Games, Switch Calculator, New 2D Metroid Game, and Switch Pro OLED Display Confirmed?
Episode | May 19th, 2021 | 58 mins 3 secs
2d metroid, apple, bioshock, calculator, game builder garage, nintendo, oled, snl, subnautica, switch, the long dark, wario
This week we discuss "many" new games heading to the Switch. We also may have got confirmation that the Switch Pro is getting an OLED display, the EU getting a digital-only version of Game Builder Garage, Calculator on Switch, Apple making its own hybrid console, a NEW 2d Metroid, and Elon Musk playing as Wario on SNL.
159: Nintendo's Great Fiscal Year, Epic vs Apple Reveals Potential Nintendo Collab, Game Builder Garage Announced, and Bad News for a Metroid Prime Trilogy?
Episode | May 12th, 2021 | 47 mins 22 secs
apple, bioshock, epic, fiscal year, game builder garage, metroid prime trilogy, subnautica, subnautica: below zero, the long dark, wingspan
This week we discuss the great fiscal year that Nintendo had! We also chat about the interesting info coming out of the ongoing Epic vs Apple legal battle, an announcement for Game Builder Garage, and some potentially bad news regarding Metroid Prime Trilogy.
158: Super Mario Party Goes Online, Fall Guys Delayed, Hyrule Warriors a Success, and Metal Gear Solid on Switch?!
Episode | May 5th, 2021 | 55 mins 37 secs
animal crossing, botw, fall guys, hyrule warriors, king of seas, konami, mario golf, metal gear solid, minecraft dungeons, mojang, skate city, super mario party, the colonists
Super Mario Party now has online play! Also, This week we also discuss Hyrule Warriors success, BOTW co-developer continues to expand the team, a Metal Gear Solid remake coming to the Switch, Animal Crossing updates, Mario Gold pre-order bonuses, and more!
157: Mario Kart Tour Still Going Strong, Super Nintendo World Closing, LEGO Luigi, and the Perfect Printer for Pokemon Snap?!
Episode | April 28th, 2021 | 51 mins 13 secs
before i forget, bioshock, castaway paradise, fly together!, fujifilm, lego, luigi, mario kart tour, nintendo, pokemon snap, potion party, say no! more!, super nintendo world, switch, wingspan
This week we discuss the Switch-themed printer that Fujifilm is releasing just in time for Pokemon Snap. We also discuss Mario Kart Tour surpassing 200 million downloads, Super Nintendo World closing again due to Covid, LEGO Luigi announced, and a police department in Utah having a little fun with a found Switch!
Episode | April 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 11 mins
aground, art of rally, fez, getsufumaden, hindsight, indie, keywe, labo, labyrinth city, last stop, olli olli world, oxenfree, pokemon go, potion party, rain on your parade, road 96, switch lite, the longing, there is no game, tmnt, wingspan
This week we have SO much news! First, we break down the Indie World Showcase. It had a ton of great games! Then we discuss Labo coming to an end, a new Switch Lite color, a possible Switch shortage this year, Microsoft and Nintendo rumors, Pokemon GO banning iPhone users, and Hallmark making Nintendo ornaments.
155: Nintendo Is All About the New Ideas, Pac-Man 99, Super Nintendo World in Hollywood, and Switch Getting Bluetooth Audio Support?!
Episode | April 14th, 2021 | 43 mins 52 secs
animal planet, bluetooth, cyberpunk, dieland: pocket planet edition, fortnite, godstrike, heal, pacman99, rain on your parade, relicta, super nintendo world, the long dark, witcher 3
This week we discuss the possibility of getting Bluetooth audio support on the Switch, our thoughts on Pac-Man 99, Nintendo wanting to focus on new ideas for IP's in the future, and the progress of Super Nintendo World Hollywood!
154: Fortnite Performance Update, Mario Kart Ride Built on Game Engine, Indigenous Pokemon Artwork, and Tons More!
Episode | April 7th, 2021 | 55 mins 35 secs
balan wonderworld, breathedge, cozy grove, fortnite, knockout city, lost words, luckslinger, niantic, nintendo, pokemon, potion party, say no! more, shadowcast, star wars, super mario world
This week we discuss the new performance update that Fortnite had for the Switch! We also talk about the Mario Kart Ride basically being a video game, question what the opposite of "review bombing" is, share an indigenous Canadian artist's interpretation of Pokemon, video games and pokemon cards selling for CRAZY prices, talk about Niantics next projects, and play the beta for Knockout City!
153: Tencent's New Handheld Console, Upgraded Nvidia Chip, All Animal Crossing Does is Win, Breath of the Wild in VR, and More!
Episode | March 31st, 2021 | 56 mins 10 secs
This week we discuss the patent Tencent filed for a new handheld console that looks a LOT like the Nintendo Switch, the new Nvidia chip rumored to be in the next Switch console, Animal Crossing winning this year at the BAFTAs, a VR mod for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Niantics next AR Mobile game, and the next-gen Pinball FX game!