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.
102: E3 2021 Dates Announced, Pokemon Go Events and Revenue, Switch Delays, and So Much Animal Crossing!
Episode | April 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
animal crossing, e3 2021, jimmy kimmell, pokemon, pokemon go
This week we get new dates for E3 2021, discuss Pokemon Go events, Switch and Switch Lite shortages, and SO much Animal Crossing!
Episode | April 1st, 2020 | 56 mins 50 secs
animal crossing, covid-19, direct, metacritic, nintendo, nintendo direct, review-bombing, switch, warface
This week we discuss the surprise "Mini" Nintendo Direct! We also chat about players review-bombing Animal Crossing on Metacritic, Animal Crossings effect on Switch sales, the success of Warface on Switch, and Covid-19 news.
Episode | March 25th, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
animal crossing, boxlunch, indie world, joy con, mario odyssey, max raid battle event, pokemon, the last campfire, witcher 3
This is episode 100! This week we're all back together and have a great Indie Direct to discuss! We also talk about the new event in Pokemon Sword and Shield, an android app that will turn your phone into a Joy-Con, and ANIMAL CROSSING!! Enjoy!
99: E3 Cancelled, Pokemon Go Updates for Coronavirus, Tencent Switch Getting More Games, LEGO Super Mario, and Reggie to the Rescue?!
Episode | March 18th, 2020 | 46 mins 32 secs
coronavirus, e3, gamestop, gamevice, joy-con drift, lego, nintendo, nintendo directs, nintendo switch lite, pokemon go, reggie fils-aimé, tencent
This week we discuss E3 getting canceled, Pokemon Go making it easier (and safer) to play during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Tencent Nintendo Switch gets two more games, more Nintendo patent disputes, and Reggie Fils-Aimé joining the board at GameStop! We also talk about the LEGO Super Mario set and the possibility of TWO Nintendo directs this month!
98: 2020 BAFTA Game Nominations, Tencent Makes a Weird Offer, More Coronavirus Delays, Sakurai and His Health Issues, Mario Day, and More!
Episode | March 11th, 2020 | 49 mins 30 secs
bafta, coronavirus, luigi's mansion 3, mario day, mario kart tour, nintendo switch, tencent, two point hospital
This week we talk about the MCV/Develop Awards as well as the 2020 BAFTA Game Awards Nominations. Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer has FINALLY launched. We also cover the new update for the Nintendo Switch, Two Point Hospitals success on Switch, Tencent Offers a weird extended warranty, more Coronavirus delays and cancelations, Mario Day, and More!
97: Happy Birthday Switch, Pokemon Day 2020, New Mythical Pokemon, Tencent Nintendo Switch Complaints, and More!
Episode | March 4th, 2020 | 58 mins 22 secs
birthday, game boy, konami code, master ball, mythical pokemon, pokemon, pokemon day 2020, powera, tencent, zarude
This week we wish the Switch a Happy Birthday! We also talk about all the fun events for Pokemon Day 2020, the new Mythical Pokemon in Sword and Shield, the complaints coming from China about the Tencent Nintendo Switch. We remember the Konami Code, talk about the Game Boys' oldest fan, discuss a neat new charity event, and chat about all the games coming out this week!
96: Animal Crossing Direct, Super Smash Bros. Final DLC, Pokemon Home, Witcher 3 Update, Coral Switch Lite, and PlatinumGames Major Announcement Rumors
Episode | February 26th, 2020 | 36 mins 47 secs
animal crossing, nintendo, platinumgames, pokemon home, super smash bros. ultimate, switch, switch lite, witcher 3
This week we had a 25-minute long Animal Crossing direct to talk about! Plus the rumors that "Fighter Pass" Vol. 2 for Smash Bros Ultimate will be the last! There's also numbers for Pokemon Home, a Witcher 3 update, a new coral Switch Lite, and a "major" PlatinumGames announcement coming soon!
95: Nintendo Lounges in US Airports, Pokemon Home Now Available, and the New Mythical Pokemon Silhouette revealed
Episode | February 19th, 2020 | 30 mins 8 secs
e3, nintendo, pokemon, switch
This week we discuss Nintendo's plans to open several pop-up lounges in US airports, Nintendo at e3, more games coming to Switch Online library, the release of Pokemon Home, a new Mythical Pokemon, and the people who are trading hacked pokemon and crashing switches because of it!
94: Coronavirus Related Delays, Nintendo Hacker Caught, Switch Owners Getting Banned, Nintendo Direct Rumors, & More!
Episode | February 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
fire emblem, kingdom rush, nintendo, nintendo direct, nintendo switch, smash brothers, switch
The trio is back together this week! We discuss the Coronavirus and the delays its causing. We also chat about a Nintendo hacker that was just caught, getting banned for buying cheap Nintendo game codes online, there being too many Fire Emblem charactors in Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kingdom Rush, Daemon X Machin on Steam, and the upcoming Nintendo Direct!
93: Pokemon Home, Nintendo Theme Park, Saying Goodbye to Wii, Nintendo Mobile Sales Numbers, & Animal Crossing Themed Switch!
Episode | February 5th, 2020 | 57 mins 44 secs
This week we discuss Pokemon Home details, the OFFICIALLY official Nintendo theme park in Orlando, Nintendos crazy mobile games sales, and the great Animal Crossing themed Switch!
92: Xbox Adaptive Controller on Switch, Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer, ALL the Nintendo Legal News, Devs Are Interested in Switch
Episode | January 29th, 2020 | 50 mins 11 secs
We're all back together again and discussing Nintendo news!
Episode | January 22nd, 2020 | 37 mins 42 secs
While James is away Michael and Christina will play... Video games!
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.
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!
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!
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!