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The Game Awards is only a few weeks away, and Nintendo has several games nominated for awards – including some surprises! In this week’s episode, join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Luiz as they break down all of Nintendo’s nominees and the likelihood of them bringing home some recognition amidst some steep competition. They’ll also discuss the troublesome launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, a new archive of every Nintendo Power magazine issue ever printed, and more!

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A surprise Indie World Showcase last week revealed a ton of creative, smaller-scale games coming to Switch over the next few months, making our wishlists even bigger! Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Luiz as they rank their favorite games from the showcase, including both exciting new titles (Pepper Grinder!) and some updates on some long-awaited releases (Sports Story!). They’ll also discuss a mysterious new partnership between Nintendo and mobile game developer DeNA, our hands-on impressions of Sonic Frontiers, and so much more!

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While Call of Duty has had a long history of appearing on Nintendo consoles (and even handhelds!), the Switch has yet to receive an entry in the world’s biggest franchise of first-person shooters. But could that change? Xbox’s Phil Spencer – aspiring future owner of Activision Blizzard – seems to think so! Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Luiz as they ask the question – will Switch ever get a Call of Duty game, and what could it look like? They’ll also discuss some exciting new indies coming to Switch in the next month (including a former Stadia exclusive), how it feels to FINALLY be playing Bayonetta 3 after so much time, and much more!

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Did you know that Super Smash Bros. almost didn’t get made? Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Dennis as they talk about a recent behind-the-scenes look at the development of the original Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 64 and the OTHER game that almost got made instead. They’ll also discuss the many cloud-streaming games coming to Switch over the next few months, the latest updates on the Bayonetta 3 voice-acting drama, some classic Mario Party games hitting Switch Online, and MUCH more!

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Bayonetta 3 will be hacking and slashing its way onto the Switch in a matter of days, and fans were treated to very long, very bonkers trailer last week showing off a ton of the game. Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Luiz as they discuss how the game is shaping up and some of the cooler details revealed last week. They’ll also discuss Bravely Default and teases of a remaster by the original game’s producer, a unique Cuphead Collector’s Edition coming soon, and more!

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Mario’s next flagship release is just a few weeks away, and we were lucky to have an opportunity to go hands-on with Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope at a recent preview event! Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Dennis as they dive deep into what to look forward to in this upcoming intergalactic adventure. Then stay tuned for chitchat about the long-awaited Detective Pikachu sequel, Logitech’s new cloud-streaming handheld, and more!

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Nothing notable at all happened in the gaming industry last week. Nope, absolutely nothing to – wait, hang on, apparently I’m getting word that actually last week was quite possibly one of the biggest weeks for gaming news that we’ve seen all year? And that apparently there was a Nintendo Direct that announced some massive new games, including Pikmin 4 and a brand new Fire Emblem game? And that apparently on top of that some weird niche event called Tokyo Game Show had even more upcoming Switch games to reveal and show off?! Huh – well, I guess it’s time for a new episode of Nintendo Everything Refresh, then! In this jumbo-sized episode, join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Dennis as they unpack all the news big and small from last week’s whirlwind of game reveals and announcements!

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A Nintendo Direct is upon us, and Nintendo’s promising over 40 minutes of reveals and announcements – so as is tradition, we’re making the wait go faster by offering up our last-minute predictions and dreams of what we’d all love to see. Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Luiz as they talk not only about Nintendo’s imminent showcase, but also unpack all the noteworthy announcements from Disney’s first-ever gaming showcase event. They’ll also discuss the latest look at Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s three (?) story campaigns, their impressions on the latest gameplay deep-dive for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and more!

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The world’s largest game of Rock, Paper, Scissors took place last weekend during Splatoon 3’s Splatfest World Premiere, which gave us a chance to finally get hands-on with the upcoming threequel! Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas, Luiz and Dennis as they talk about their experiences playing the demo, as well as their thoughts on the recent Splatoon 3 showcase during a Nintendo Treehouse Live presentation. They’ll also unpack all the noteworthy Switch game announcements from Gamescom, chat about Sakurai’s incredibly cool new YouTube channel, and much more!

Our show is available on most major streaming platforms, including SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAmazon Music and Audible, and direct downloads are also now available for free through our friends at ListenNotes! You can also check out the video version on Youtube below.

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Everyone seems to be talking about the metaverse these days (for better or for worse), which is funny because there’s no unanimous consensus as to what it even is! Is it the future of gaming, the future of work, the future of buzzwords… or maybe, just maybe, the future of Mario? What could Nintendo’s presence in the metaverse look like – or should they even bother? Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Luiz as they (attempt to) answer these non-fungible questions. They’ll also discuss the legacy of Wave Race 64 (which was just added to Switch Online’s Expansion Pack), a mysterious Nintendo adaptive controller, new claims of workplace misconduct at Nintendo of America, and more.

Our show is available on most major streaming platforms, including SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAmazon Music and Audible, or you can check out the video version on Youtube below. Direct downloads are also now available for free through our friends at ListenNotes.

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