GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 584 records LIVE at 3:15 PM ET

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GoNintendo Video - The internet's reaction to the Nintendo Switch

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My Parents React - Nintendo Switch reveal trailer

My parents had no idea that Nintendo revealed the Switch today. They thought they were coming over to play a game for the usual Parents Play feature. I plopped them down on the couch and hit them with the trailer. Check out what they have to say during the trailer, as well as the discussion that follows after. I hope you enjoy!

GoNintendo Video - My Parents React: Nintendo Switch reveal trailer

My parents had no idea that Nintendo revealed the Switch today. They thought they were coming over to play a game for the usual Parents Play feature. I plopped them down on the couch and hit them with the trailer. Check out what they have to say during the trailer, as well as the discussion that follows after. I hope you enjoy!

GoNintendo Video - No one will get this

I said on Twitter that I after watching the Switch reveal, a really stupid, very niche reference that popped into my head. I was thinking about making a video, but wasn't sure since probably no one would understand it. People on Twitter said make it anyway, so I did. I leave you with no explanation. Enjoy!

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GoNintendo Thought - The NX reveal: The most important 3 minutes in Nintendo's history?

Can't believe that we're finally going to see NX. I knew the moment would come, but it seems so surreal that it's here now. In just a few hours the curtain will be lifted. I cannot wait to see what is shown, and I hope you feel the same way. See you in a few, short hours.

Months and months of speculation. Hundreds of rumors floating around. Endless amounts messageboard discussions. The build up for the first official reveal of the NX has been unlike any other Nintendo platform in history. Some say the silence from Nintendo has hurt them, others say it's only helped raise the hype. Those discussions simply don't matter anymore. We're going from being completely in the dark to being somewhat filled in tomorrow morning.

Nintendo rode a ridiculously high wave during the Wii and DS era. Those two platforms hit at the perfect time and made for an insane groundswell of support. Two bonafide hits for Nintendo, which was much needed after following up the rather modest reception of the GameCube. Thankfully the Game Boy Advance picked up that slack and helped keep Nintendo steady into their next generation.

Then we made it into the 3DS and Wii U generation. The 3DS faltered right out of the gate, but a number of corrections made by Nintendo made it a successful platform. Certainly not as successful as the DS or GBA, but no slouch either. Sadly, the Wii U didn't really do much of anything for Nintendo. It was met with all sorts of struggles right off the bat and it never, ever found its stride. It ended up being the worst-selling Nintendo console in the company's history.

Some people see the Wii and DS as flukes. An anomaly in Nintendo's history. Nintendo hardware had been trending downward for a few years, and while the Wii and DS bucked that trend, some believe the Wii U and 3DS picked up where the GameCube and GBA left off. A large number of gamers felt that Nintendo just didn't offer them what they wanted on either platform, which is why they went to the competition.

Now here we are at the NX. Nintendo is finally going to show us what the NX has to offer. We're getting a 3 minute reveal trailer and that's it. Just 3 minutes to show Nintendo fans what they've been waiting for. This is indeed one of the biggest moments in Nintendo's history. Hardware reveals are always major events, but this one seems to be carrying a bigger weight behind it than any other. This is an absolutely crucial moment in time for Nintendo.

Whether we like it or not, there will be millions that see the NX reveal and make up their mind then and there on a potential purchase. That's just how some people operate. I know most of you reading this aren't like that, but millions others are. Nintendo absolutely, positively has to start off on the right foot with the NX reveal. As a Nintendo fan, I want nothing more than to see that happen. That said, I do recognize that this moment in time could be the singular event that really defines where Nintendo goes in the future.

I'm not saying Nintendo will go away if the NX fails. I don't think Nintendo will ever go away. I think they'll be around and active in some way for the rest of my lifetime. That said, I believe the NX reveal to be the first step in that path ahead for Nintendo. This platform's success is key. There are certainly many paths ahead for the Big N, but which one they have to take is definitely tied to this moment.

I'm so excited for the NX reveal. I'm also equally nervous. As a Nintendo fan, I really want to see the masses dig what Nintendo does. I want the company to be successful. I wish them all the luck in their NX reveal. There's no doubt many hills to climb and challenges to tackle, but if any gaming company can do it, it's Nintendo.

GoNintendo Thought - Why did the Wii U fail to capture a widespread audience?

Fun day with a good friend. It was some work related stuff, but nothing that you guys don't already know about. No secrets here. Just time with games hitting 3DS before the year closes out. I'll share those impressions with you all soon. For now, I'd love to have you answer this question! See you in a few, short hours.

I spent much of the day with a good friend. We attended an event together that involved a lot of Wii U/3DS playing. This friend is definitely well aware of the Wii U and 3DS, but he doesn't have much time at all to play games. That has a lot to do with him having a 3 year old son, as well as a daughter on the way. In his own words, the early years of a child's life is when you sacrifice a lot of who you are and what you want for the betterment of your child. A selfless and wonderful act to be sure. It also leaves him precious little time to do anything related to his hobbies, including gaming. He's looking into how to change that in recent months.

As I said, today was a change for him. He had a few hours to just sit and play games. He played some titles that are already available and a few others on the way (all games you already know of). While I was playing these games alongside him, I could honestly see just how much fun he was having. He actually came away from this event with the plan to pick up a 3DS and play it when he does get some time to himself.

Why didn't he want to buy a Wii U? Well, he knows that Nintendo has a new system coming out. He also finds it a lot easier to take a portable around with him to get some gaming in. There's not a lot of time to sit down and play a game infront of the TV. All those reasons make a lot of sense to me. With all that said, he really does like the Wii U and has been quite impressed with the games he's played.

This lead him to ask me a simple question. He wanted to know why the Wii U hasn't had the success of the Wii, or at least roughly equal success to the PS4/Xbox One. As he was talking to me, you could just see that he couldn't figure the answer out. He played lots of games he liked and he enjoyed the aspects of the system he used. Being a Wii U fan, it was a heartbreaking reminder to see that the system never really hit a stride and failed to capture a big audience.

I'm still thinking about his question right now. Is there a single reason why the Wii U didn't find a bigger following? Was it a number of factors for the system? Was it just poor timing? Did the verbiage before/at launch just leave too many confused out of the gate? Was the lack of third party software just too much for gamers to deal with this time around? There are so many questions that can be asked and we'll never have an actual answer to them.

I figured I would turn to you guys and ask you the same question my friend asked. Why didn't the Wii U catch on? In your opinion, what held the Wii U back? Leave a comment and let us know.

GoNintendo thought - Last week's video content from GoNintendo

Looks like Pokemon madness is taking over the internet with this new demo coming out. Some are playing now, some are counting down the minutes until launch. Either way, I hope you guys enjoy what you get to play!

It's that time again, boys and girls. Time to take a look at the video content that we churned out last week. Let's have a look, shall we?

First up, we have the newest episode of Parents Play. I took my parents to the town of Santa Destroy to visit Travis Touchdown, and neither of them knew what the hell was going on. That always makes for the best videos!

I also have the 583rd episode of the GoNintendo Podcast. We talk a lot about Nintendo, my time with PSVR, we have an excellent music discussion and trivia section and we also talk about Pizza Hut! What more could you want?

Michael Pachter apologizes for his rude comment on Satoru Iwata

I appreciate that Michael Pachter has apologized. I also wanted to make sure you saw his apology as well. With that said, I am keeping with my decision to not share Pachter's analysis/work for the time being.

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 583

It may have not been a week jam-packed with big news, but we sure had a super-sized show! We talked all about the world of Nintendo and all the news that hit, but we also have random discussions about Pizza Hut and PSVR! What more could you want from a podcast?

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