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 | 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.
Episode | June 6th, 2018 | 44 mins 4 secs
banner saga 2, battle chasers, bloodstained, gridd, happy birthdays, ikaruga, mario tennis aces, pokemon quest, shape of the world, sushi striker
This week we recap ALL that crazy Pokémon news, as well as Niantic paying out $1,575,000 because the first PokémonGo fest was such a failure. We also talk E3 leaks and rumors, Fortnite on the Switch, the new Astro gaming headset, as well as this week's game releases!
Episode | June 2nd, 2018 | 56 mins 30 secs
animal cross, e3, fire emblem, metroid, pokémon, pokémon 2019, pokémon let's go, pokémon quest, predictions, smash bros., splatoon
It is finally time for our Nintendo E3 Predictions! We break down each and every crazy thing that Nintendo could do in a few weeks during their Direct, but of course they had to go and spoil it by announcing two new Pokémon games right after we recorded, so we put in a little bonus for you!
Episode | May 30th, 2018 | 39 mins 7 secs
battle crashers, defoliation, die for valhalla, fallen legion, just shapes & beats, little nightmares, milanoir, resident evil, west of loathing, yokus island express
This week we discuss the recent release of Resident Evil 7 cloud version in Japan as well as the "Second Unit" dockless Nintendo Switch. We also discuss new game news including Overwatch on Switch, Killer 7, Mario Tennis Aces Online, and the new Mii Online Editor.
Episode | May 26th, 2018 | 24 mins 54 secs
digital downloads, eshop, predictions, reviews
This week we discuss what we like and dislike about the Nintendo eShop. We also give Nintendo our suggestion on features that NEED to be added.
Episode | May 23rd, 2018 | 31 mins 47 secs
atomine, disco dodgeball, little nightmares, mega man, n++, pokemon, punch club, runner 3, splatfest, splatoon, star fox, teenage mutant ninja turtles
We discuss the recent Splatoon 2 Splatfest results, DIY JoyCon Repairs, chat about Pokémon and Star Fox rumors, and give initial feelings on Little Nightmares.
Episode | May 19th, 2018 | 25 mins 44 secs
3ds, nintendo, nintendo switch, switch
We discuss the Nintendo 3DS now that we all live in a Nintendo Switch world.
Episode | May 16th, 2018 | 31 mins 48 secs
banner saga, bloodstained, contest, hyrule warriors, little nightmares, minecraft, monster hunter, splatfest, splatoon, switch online
We have a Nintendo Dispatch Contest! Nintendo released details on Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo Switch is getting Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate as well as Minecraft Bedrock Edition. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon launches soon and Michael and James discuss all the new games dropping this week!
Episode | May 9th, 2018 | 41 mins 17 secs
12 orbits, animal crossing, death road to canada, fire emblem heroes, gamevice, ikaruga, immortal redneck, labo, light fall, mario kart, mii, miitomo, raging justice, shantae, super chariot, super mario run, the fall, zen pinball
Nintendo has decided to shut down the Miitomo, Nintendo's first app. Nintendo is getting sued by Gamevice on the claim that the Switch design infringes on their patents. With the death of Miitomo and Nintendo creating a new IP for mobile, James and Michael discuss the future of mobile gaming for Nintendo.