Nintendo Switch Event – Chicago February, 2017


UPDATE: Now with video!

Nintendo’s Switch and Play hands on tour continues making its way through the country as we approach the system’s launch on March 3rd and I was lucky enough (thanks to some help from Jeremy of Qoopa Klub) to attend the Chicago stop on February 18th. Ryan and I recorded an episode all about it (listen here), so check that out for hardware and game impressions. Check out the photos below (click on one to scroll through them one at a time). I’ll probably update this post soon with a little video too. The event was super fun and everything ran really smoothly, so props and thanks to Nintendo for a great time and for the Switch-branded pretzels, goldfish, and cookies!  If you live in San Francisco, LA, or can make it to PAX East or SXSW, definitely try to make it out to play some Switch. Either way, it’s not long now until we all have the chance milk virtual cows and play Breath of the Wild in every conceivable venue or location. Can’t wait!

Episode 128 – Nintendo Switch Hands-on Impressions

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This episode is all about John’s impressions of the Nintendo Switch from the preview event in Chicago!

Games: 1 – 2 Switch, Arms, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Fast RMX, Breath of the Wild, Sonic Mania, Splatoon 2

Music:

No Use for a Name – Hybrid Moments (Misfits cover) (*NEW* Unofficial Nintendo Fun Club Theme Song (through the Switch launch))

Pegboy – Strong Reaction

Episode 127 – Welcome to Janesville

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News:

The Dying Man Who Found Hope in ‘Breath of the Wild’

Game Informer Breath of the Wild Hub

David Wise composing Snake Pass

Netflix is making a Castlevania series written by Warren Ellis

The First Time Warren Ellis Wrote A Castlevania Animation, Ten Years Ago

Games:

Fire Emblem Heroes, Dragon Quest VIII 3DS, A Link Between Worlds

Music:

No Use for a Name – Hybrid Moments (Misfits cover) (*NEW* Unofficial Nintendo Fun Club Theme Song (through the Switch launch))

Alkaline Trio – Your Neck

Episode 126 – Imagine Dragon Quest

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News:

Pokken Tournament players raise $15k for the Make-a-Wish foundation

Nintendo’s First-Ever Super Bowl Ad Features Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda, and Imagine Dragons, unforch

Splatoon 2 voice chat features future clarified – set play appointments, private battle voice options

Switch online service to cost roughly the equivalent of $17-26 per year

Games:

Fire Emblem Heroes, Dragon Quest VIII 3DS, Donkey Kong ’94, Pokemon Duel

Music:

No Use for a Name – Hybrid Moments (Misfits cover) (*NEW* Unofficial Nintendo Fun Club Theme Song (through the Switch launch))

Screeching Weasel – Pauline

Episode 125 – A Church in the Middle of Nowhere

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News:

Tomorrow Corporation Bringing Three Titles To Switch On Launch Day

Mario Sports Superstars And Tank Troopers Receive North American Release Dates

(Switch ports)

Dragon Quest Heroes I & II Is More Than Just A Port, Square Enix Says

NIS on porting from PS4 to Switch, why Disgaea 5 was chosen as first game for the system

I Am Setsuna Switch-specific PvP mode detailed

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

Games:

Pokemon Moon, Dragon Quest VIII 3DS, Panzer Dragoon II Zwei

Music:

No Use for a Name – Hybrid Moments (Misfits cover) (*NEW* Unofficial Nintendo Fun Club Theme Song (through the Switch launch))

Propagandhi – Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes

Episode 124 – All the Right Moves

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Good Switch Takes: Nintendo Voice Chat, Nintendo Lovefest, 8-4 Play, Gamebuoy

Chris Scullion’s hands-on Switch impressions

Opinion: Switch Isn’t for Everyone, But It’s Definitely For Me (Jeremy Parish)

News:

Fire Emblem Direct

Games:

Mother 3, Style Savvy Fashion Forward, Trauma Center Second Opinion, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Bomberman 64, Pokemon Moon, Xenoblade Chronicles, Dragon Quest VIII 3DS

Music:

No Use for a Name – Hybrid Moments (Misfits cover) (*NEW* Unofficial Nintendo Fun Club Theme Song (through the Switch launch))

My Chemical Romance – It’s Not a Fashion Statement, it’s a Deathwish