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.
Episode | September 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
3ds, bastion, dust: an elysian tail, fortnite, nba 2k19, nintendo, nintendo direct, spectrum retreat, stay, surgeon simulator cpr, switch
This week we discuss what we think WOULD have been shown during the Nintendo Direct, the confusing cloud storage issues, the cute Pokemon Lets Go Special Edition Switch, and Fortnite toys!!
19: Nindies Round 2, Live from PAX, Zelda Glitch, Zen Pinball, Smash Bros. Events, and System Updates
Episode | September 5th, 2018 | 39 mins 39 secs
god wars, into the breach, lifeless planet, nindies direct, pax, smash bros, snk, transistor, zelda
It is non-stop Nindies as Nintendo unleashed another Nindies Direct. We take a quick look at the latest games as Motz goes hands-on at PAX West. We also have the latest news including new Smash Bros. Bundles and Play Events, Zelda Glitches, new system Updates, Fortnite performance enhancements, and of course the latest game releases for the week.
Episode | August 29th, 2018 | 39 mins 48 secs
3ds, blizzard, diablo, hollow knight, mario, monster hunter, nintendo, sales, switch, videokid
This week developers, producers, and consumers are praising the Switch and Nintendo. Nintendo has completely taken over the sales charts in both Japan and the US. Blizzard, and Bethesda love the Switch, more Nindies are on the way, and of course the latest releases.
Episode | August 22nd, 2018 | 47 mins 15 secs
3ds, badnorth, dark souls, diablo, fruit racing, luigi, mario bros, nindies, nintendo, switch
What a week! Nintendo UK completely surprised us with an awesome Nintendo Direct: Nindies Edition and we break down all the games! On top of all the new game releases we have some news including Diablo III that is finally official, Netflix is working again on the Wii, and release dates for Dark Souls and Luigi's Mansion.
Episode | August 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
diablo, direct, dragon ball figherz, hollow knight, nintendo, overcook, pokemon, rage 2, semblance, smash bros., switch
It is Smash Bros. week on the dispatch! We tackle all of the highs and lows from the Nintendo Direct covering Smash Bros. Ultimate. We also break down the latest news including potential Diablo & Rage 2 ports, Doom Eternal, speculation on why Luigi was sacrificed on the stream, and all of the latest games.
15: 20 Million Switches, 1 Million Octopath, Fake Pro Controllers, and Dead Cells & Overcooked 2 Release
Episode | August 8th, 2018 | 41 mins 59 secs
dead cells, fake, mario tennis, nintendo, octopath traveler, overcooked, pro controller, rogue trooper, sales, switch
This week is all about sales sales sales! Not only do we have sales numbers for the Nintendo Switch, Octopath Traveler, and the NES Classic, but tons of games are on sale! We also break down the latest releases including Dead Cells, Overcooked 2, and Okami HD.
Episode | August 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
3ds, battle chasers, element, gamecube, nintendo, paladins, rogue trooper, smash bros., super destronaut, switch, warioware
This week is packed full of game and accessory announcements with a plethora of new Gamecube controllers for Smash Bros. Ultimate and new Handheld Mode enabled Joy-Cons. We also have an update on Octopath Traveler availability, Online subscription pre-orders, and Reggie's Lip-Sync battle appearance.
Episode | July 25th, 2018 | 52 mins 31 secs
element, fortnite, galak-z, go vacation, labo, mario kart, monster hunter, semblance, splatfest, super destronaut dx, zelda
The Nintendo Switch is completely crushing it in Japan as Octopath Traveler has taken the world by storm! Nintendo also announced some amazing new Zelda crossovers with both Mario Kart 8 and the new Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. All of this while we break down the new releases and chat about our new favorite game Super Destronaut DX!
Episode | July 21st, 2018 | 24 mins 29 secs
download, eshop, eu law, launch events, nintendo, pre-order, switch
Do we still need video game pre-order programs? We discuss Nintendo's current lawsuit going on in the EU over their current system that doesn't allow consumers to cancel a game pre-order. We also discuss what we like, dislike, and look back on memories from our pre-order past.
Episode | July 18th, 2018 | 55 mins 30 secs
fortnite, galak-z, hackers, lumines, mario tennis, panic button, pokemon, splatoon, super detronaut dx, warframe
Splatoon 2 players are getting upset about rampant cheating happening in online battles and calling for anti-cheat measures to be put in place. Nintendo is actively fighting it by banning consoles and rolling out hardware updates to patch exploits. Nintendo unleashed a new Pokemon Let's Go trailer with tons of goodies, Panic Button has "tons" in store for the Switch, Cross-play comes to Rocket League, and we have the latest releases!
Episode | July 11th, 2018 | 39 mins 4 secs
2ds, labo, mario tennis, pokemon, semblance, splatoon, warframe, wolfenstein, zelda
This week is filled with all things Pokémon as Go celebrates two full years out on the app store and Quest is crushing it in the first week. Reggie also sits down to discuss his favorite Zelda game and so do we! As always we have the latest and greatest releases for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.
Episode | July 7th, 2018 | 27 mins 37 secs
docked, nintendo switch, travel, undocked
It is time for the epic battle of Docked vs Undocked!!! The Nintendo Switch is a unique system that allows you to take it anywhere with you. On this week's Bonus Round we discuss how we play our Nintendo Switch and why we prefer docked or undocked portable mode.
Episode | July 4th, 2018 | 59 mins 35 secs
arena of valor, hack, hollow knight, interview, labo, pokemon, reggie, splatoon
Nintendo Labo is back and is everywhere as Mario Kart 8 gains official Labo support and Motz goes hands-on with the new "experience". Nintendo is also kicking off an awesome Labo Creators Contest with one of the coolest prizes that we have ever seen. Motz and Michael dive into the Arena of Valor private beta and give their full thoughts after several hours of playing. To wrap it up we have all of the latest game news and releases for the week.
Episode | June 27th, 2018 | 37 mins 25 secs
3ds, arcade archives, e3, fortnite, inside, limbo, lumines remastered, mario tennis, nintendo, octo expansion, octopath, pokemon go, splatoon 2, switch, wolfeinstein
Nintendo and Microsoft put out an ad promoting cross-play for Minecraft, we cover the May NPDs, future plans for Wolfenstein on Switch, recent Splatfest results, the new Flip Grip by Fangamer, and so many games!
Episode | June 20th, 2018 | 45 mins 41 secs
3ds, arcade archives, e3, fortnite, mario tennis, octo expansion, octopath, pokemon go, splatoon 2
Yes, Sony hates gamers and continues to block Fortnite cross-play and Nintendo has an official statement. Pokémon Go gets a huge update and Nintendo sneaks out some great new games including Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2 and Donkey Kong on Switch! We discuss this and so much more.
Episode | June 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
anker, doom, e3, fallout, fire emblem, lego, mario + rabbids, mario party, minecraft, pokemon, smash bros.
In this legendary Nintendo Dispatch we break down all of the news and game releases for the week of June 10th 2018 as expected, but cap it off with our full breakdown of everything that Nintendo announced and released at E3 2018.