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posted on 10-20-2016 at 04:46 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Nintendo Switch



"Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles."





What the Wii U should have been?

Anybody else cringe at using the side controllers by themselves for two player games?

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posted on 10-21-2016 at 02:20 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Tiny controllers aside (which for a guy with meat hooks like mine looks worrisome), the system looks very cool.

I think the problem with Nintendo now though is content... you don't necessarily have to have the library that an X-box or PS have, but the lack of third party's developing for the Wii-U, and Nintendo focusing on other things (like the Switch, and cell phone/tablet games) hurt the brand (mind you all that Pokémon Go cash probably helps).

Nintendo might show a bit more in house love for the Switch... Zelda: Breath of Life is clearly getting the dual system treatment, and a Mario game has been announced, but I haven't heard anything about other developers working on games for them that may not be so easily changed over to other platforms.

The system also looks like it could be a big of a betrayal to the DS; I mean they just launched the XL last year which would suggest a big push might be coming, or at least some continued support... but why would they continue with that when their new system is just as portable?

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posted on 10-21-2016 at 06:29 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Some facts:

-3 hour battery life at max settings outside the dock, so don't expect this to replace your 3DS (I noticed someone said this may be Nintendo betraying the New 3DS, so don't worry)

-Nintendo Switch is powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor. The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.

Basically, it's an NVIDIA Shield, but more modern and Nintendo.

-It's gonna rock

APPARENT SPECS LEAKED (take with a grain of salt)

Four ARM Cortex-A57 cores, max 2GHz
NVidia second-generation Maxwell architecture
256 CUDA cores, max 1 GHz, 1024 FLOPS/cycle
4GB RAM (25.6 GB/s, VRAM shared)
32 GB storage (Max transfer 400 MB/s)
USB 2.0 & 3.0
1280 x 720 6.2" IPS LCD
1080p at 60 fps or 4k at 30 fps max video output
Capcitance method, 10-point multi-touch

If that 32 GB storage is true....Well....Just gonna have to add 50 bucks to the price tag considering I will have to buy a fucking 1 TB external.

Lot's of good and bad with this reveal, though.



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posted on 10-22-2016 at 08:40 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
As OO's premiere Nintendo fanboy, I have to put in my two cents. And my two cents is...I dunno. Everything shown looks cool, but I also feel like the preview video doesn't really go in-depth enough for me to form a full opinion (and apparently Nintendo isn't going to reveal anymore details about the Switch until next year). I do think Nintendo is kind of overestimating the on-the-go feature though, at least with adults. 95% of my gaming takes place at home, so the portability factor, while nice, really isn't a selling point for me. I guess I was just hoping for something more besides "you can play it on the go with friends!" because that's not something I'm going to be doing with it.

Seeing Skyrim on a Nintendo system was pretty sweet though.

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posted on 1-13-2017 at 07:44 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Anyone watch that presentation last night?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgj55bTwB3w

Or if you don't feel like sitting through 2 hours, here a readup on the console:
http://kotaku.com/everything-we-know-about-nintendo-switch-updating-1791137531

And trailers of 11 games that will be on the Switch, including Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild which looks OMG fucking awesome.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/13/14261318/nintendo-switch-game-trailers-mario-legend-of-zelda


Zelda and Mario have me excited and I really like the potential of the Joy-Con controllers.

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posted on 1-13-2017 at 08:34 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Super Bomberman R!!!!



This feels like a showcase for taking the system someplace and playing 2+ using the joycons.

Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart, and a new Splatoon are likely enough to sell the system for most people...but Bomberman and the hope of NBA JAM have me excited.

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posted on 1-14-2017 at 04:14 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I watched the presentation live last night and was disappointed by a few things. One, there was no surprise "holy shit!" type of reveal. I was really hoping Nintendo was going to bust out something crazy and unexpected like, say, Metroid Prime 4 or a major third party exclusive. Two, going along with that, I wasn't exactly blown away by the new stuff they did reveal; 1, 2, Switch seems like another Wii Party-type of game and Arms just looks odd and kinda generic. Lastly, I was bummed they didn't reveal anything about the Switch's virtual console service. Gamecube games have been rumored for it, so I thought it would have been pretty awesome if Nintendo was like "Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, and Wave Race: Blue Storm will all be available for download on day one!"

Okay, with all that said, there was some very good stuff: that new Zelda trailer is fucking EPIC and the fact that the game is arriving on launch day with the system is huge. That's a system seller right there and is the type of high-profile launch game that the Wii U didn't have. I could not be more excited for Breath Of The Wild.

Super Mario Odyssey also looks amazing, if a little odd. The "real world" stuff with Mario running around what appears to be New York seems strange for a Mario game, but the rest of what was shown looks like pure Mario goodness. This will definitely be a day-one purchase for me and it looks kind of like a cross between Mario 64 and Mario Galaxy.

I also liked how they revealed that there is much more to the Joy-Con controller than just detaching into smaller controllers. Motion controls, a built-in camera, the whole HD rumble thing...very cool and it opens up lots of possibilities for gameplay.

All in all, I'd say the presentation really didn't do anything to make me any more or less excited for the Switch than I already was (okay, the new Zelda being a launch title does make me a bit more excited for it than I already was). I do think the Switch is already way ahead of where the Wii U was before it's launch, in terms of buzz and excitement, and that it will be a return to home console success for Nintendo.

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posted on 1-14-2017 at 08:33 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I'm down, I want one. My kid's birthday is early April, so that's what I'll tell people she wants for it. Perfect gift for a one-year-old, right?

Zelda (which is her middle name, perfect!) looks amazing obviously. And Super Mario looks really awesome as well. Like Goon said, this system seems to be bursting out of the gate with a lot of winners, which the Wii U didn't ever really have. In fact, it seems like the entire life of that system sorta flew under the radar in the video game world.





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posted on 1-15-2017 at 05:16 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Like Goon said, this system seems to be bursting out of the gate with a lot of winners, which the Wii U didn't ever really have. In fact, it seems like the entire life of that system sorta flew under the radar in the video game world.


Yeah, it's kind of mind-boggling that the Wii U was such a flop after the massive success of the Wii, but I think Nintendo made quite a few mistakes with that system. And it's a shame, because the tablet controller was actually pretty cool and there were many quality games for it, but the Wii U was probably Nintendo's biggest flop outside of the Virtual Boy.

But the Switch does have a lot of buzz and excitement around it that I didn't sense with the Wii U (and Breath Of The Wild is probably a big part of that), so it seems Nintendo is getting back on track with their home console business. And I think releasing the NES Classic four months before the Switch's release was a pretty smart and shrewd business move on their part to drum up some Nintendo hysteria leading up to March.

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posted on 1-17-2018 at 11:41 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Bumping because not everything needs it’s own thread...

https://youtu.be/P3Bd3HUMkyU

On my phone so sorry, no embed. But Nintendo Labo looks like something a kid came up with in the best way possible.

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posted on 1-18-2018 at 03:21 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I just saw this earlier. As a Nintendo fan, I'm really not interested in Labo, but dammit do I love them for always trying new things and taking a risk on something like this.

And I'm curious to see how this does. I could either see it being a big hit or sitting in bargain bins a year from now.

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posted on 2-11-2018 at 01:42 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Bought a 64GB memory card for it.

I thought it’d be a pain in the ass but it was the most simple process ever.

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posted on 7-16-2018 at 10:01 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Fuck...I just bought a Switch online. I don't really know why. Amazon Prime Day had a special that was actually not that great of a special, but it was three things for the price of a regular Switch, so I went for it. Then Prime Day "had issues" while I tried to buy it, and somehow even though "everyone" was having the same issue, it sold out (first on the Neon, and then on the Gray after I figured out that most people were too dumb to switch colors...Amazon caught on though, and kept telling me they were having issues until it, too, sold out).

Somehow that pissed me off enough to go check and see if Amazon had a reason for this, stuff happened, I wound up on Walmart.com because they were going to "compete" with Prime Day, and now I have a Switch with Mario Odyssey from Walmart, Octopath Traveler and Zelda from Best Buy (because I've reached a point in shopping where I have Reward Zone certificates and nothing to use them on because I'm sad and own everything), and a 128 GB Memory Card from Amazon that, shockingly, did let me purchase it even though it, too, was out of stock, and was cheaper than the 32GB card they tried bundling in with the deal you can't get anymore.

So...
1) Fuck Amazon
2) I think I just made a room downstairs my Nintendo room because the Switch is going in there with the SNES Classic I couldn't flip/don't play.





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posted on 7-17-2018 at 04:28 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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and now I have a Switch with Mario Odyssey from Walmart, Octopath Traveler and Zelda from Best Buy


Those are three excellent choices right there, which one do you plan on playing first?





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posted on 7-17-2018 at 12:15 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
He’s got his bases covered. Let him find his way!
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posted on 7-18-2018 at 07:13 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
It's going to wind up being Mario for the sole reason that my niece will play it more than me. She was already using the SNES more than me, even if it was figuring out how that if you pressed an arrow, the guy moved the same direction it was pointing, and what button jumped, even though getting those two to work together wasn't going so well. And Mario is the starter game franchise.

But the first one to actually get serious playing time will be Zelda, only because it has the 10/10 player and critical review hype going for it...eventually. My gaming docket is already packed, and me beating the last new game to get added to it (Vampyr, which was actually not bad but not a $60 "Must Play" title) only allowed for me to get my Skyrim XBox One "Achievement Whore" run out of the way. I've still got (and am in the process of) the same for Fallout 4, and Dragon Quest XI is just kind of lingering out there in September before October hits and all the big titles (essentially just Assassin's Creed, Red Dead 2, and maybe WWE 2K19) start coming out and demanding time.

On the plus side, though, those are the only three Switch games I plan on getting for the foreseeable future (I'll get Smash Brothers later after its out). So between those three, plus the backlog on the other two current-gen systems, I'll get through this. Maybe.





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posted on 7-19-2018 at 02:37 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Yeah, Breath of the Wild is one of those games that you're gonna want to devote a few months to, so it's probably best to put it on the backburner until you get through your current catalog of games.

And Mario Odyssey is pretty amazing, if it hadn't come out in the same year as Breath of the Wild, it would have been my 2017 game of the year.

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posted on 7-19-2018 at 05:35 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I’m happy for you, n00b!! Getting a Switch did a lot for me. I game now more than I have in quite some time!!
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posted on 8-5-2018 at 09:28 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Turns out, Octopath Traveler is extremely good to the point where this is the game my focus is on. Not Fallout 4 and finally doing Far Harbor. Not playing Witcher 3 that I just bought during the Greatest Game Sale of All Time 2018 (or whatever Microsoft calls it). It's this seemingly regular JRPG that is, in a word, fantastic. It's like Square saw all the things that people want (and get now) in their games and, instead of packing it into one of their big titles, they dumped it into this very solid game. The only thing about this game that I noticed is that my World of Warcraft mindset kicks in when enemies have levels, so instead of grinding the small fry, I jumped right into the big fish and now I've got four guys that are level 26 before I've even seen the other four.

But this game seems to be ready for that. If Square were smart, they'd port this over to Sony and the XBox ASAP. No changes needed, just throw it out there and let mainstream gamers enjoy this masterpiece.





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posted on 8-5-2018 at 10:04 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I played the Octopath Traveler demo when it came out months back and enjoyed it immensely, but have been hesitant on buying the full game due to the $60 price tag on what essentially looks like a SNES game. I will definitely pick it up at some point though.

Apparently it's been selling like gangbusters on the Switch though, which is awesome.





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