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Nintendo Switch

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by vbetts, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Stormyandcold

    Stormyandcold Ancient Guru

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    Probably not you? :nerd:

    From the video I list 10 uses shown and comment likely chances of players doing those things;

    1. Sitting on a sofa playing on big TV - check.
    2. Taking it off dock and playing it as a hand-held outside - check.
    3. Playing at airport - check.
    4. Playing on a plane with headphones and controller in each hand - check.
    5. Playing in a car - check.
    6. Playing at home with "proper" controller - check.
    7. Playing with mates after game of basketball - maybe, probably not.
    8. Taking it off dock and playing with friends outside - check.
    9. Multi-player with 2 systems - check.
    10. Using it for esports practise before tournament - not for most of us.

    I think only 1 of those uses (10) won't be for the vast majority.

    Everything else, yeah, highly possible.
     
  2. SerotoNiN

    SerotoNiN Ancient Guru

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    For the developers AT Nintendo, sure.

    I'm talking about all the obscure and awesome games Nintendo Handhelds get that just wouldn't succeed on a console nowadays.

    Will 3rd parties make handheld-style exclusives? Bravely Default, for example, seems like a game that would never be brought to a console, but was allowed to flourish and be successful on a handheld ecosystem. Nintendo just killed that ecosystem.

    Nintendo's internal teams can focus on one game for one system. But that's kind of my worry. Will 3rd parties do the same? Because then, we are just basically getting a mobile console. Kiss goodbye, every handheld style awesome game that existed because of the handheld ecosystem and market. Golden Sun, Bravely Default, as discussed all Nintendo games, etc.
     
  3. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Here's a list of confirmed partners for Nintendo.
    • 505 Games
    • Activision
    • Arc System Works
    • Atlus
    • Audiokinetic
    • Autodesk
    • Bandai Namco
    • Bethesda
    • Capcom
    • Codemasters
    • CRI Middleware
    • DeNA
    • Electronic Arts
    • Epic Games
    • Firelight Technologies
    • FromSoftware
    • Frozenbyte
    • GameTrust
    • Grasshopper Manufacturer
    • Gungho Online Entertainment.
    • Hamster Corporation
    • Havok
    • Inti Creates
    • Koei Tecmo Games
    • Konami Digital Entertainment
    • Level-5
    • Marvelous
    • Maximum Games
    • Nippon Ichi Software
    • Parity Bit
    • PlatinumGames
    • RAD Game Tools
    • RecoChoku
    • SEGA Games
    • Silicon Studio Corporation
    • Spike Chunsoft Co
    • Square Enix
    • Starbreeze Studios
    • Take-Two Interactive Software
    • Telltale Games
    • THQ Nordic
    • Tokyo RPG Factory
    • TT Games
    • UBbisoft
    • Ubitus
    • Unity Technologies
    • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    • Web Technology Corp
    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/new-prod...ase-date-price-specs-preview-trailer-3608381/
     
  4. vazup

    vazup Master Guru

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    Are you serious? I would love to be able to hook my 3DS to a bigger screen when Im at home!
     

  5. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    The 3DS is a handheld. The "NX" (before we knew what it was) was expected to be a new "proper" console. The successor to the Wii U. Something that goes against the PS4 Pro and XBox Scorpio.

    Now it turns out it's an android tablet with controls attached to it and HDMI output...

    Like, what the heck, man? People are gonna carry two portables around with them? (Smartphone/tablet and the Nintendo?) No one's gonna freaking do that.

    I'm afraid Nintendo will have a hard time convincing people to buy this thing.
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    hopefully the 3d mario is a launch title and wont be one for xmas next year.
     
  7. Han2K

    Han2K Master Guru

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    That means that Switch will be joining the multi-system club.
     
  8. Yogi

    Yogi Master Guru

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    So they're finally going to make a 3D Pokémon game!

    Sold!
     
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    Hughesy Master Guru

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    OK so you speak for the whole world do you? OK...
     
  10. vazup

    vazup Master Guru

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    There was already info for months that its going to be a hybrid between portable and a home console.
    "Like, what the heck, man? People are gonna carry two portables around with them? (Smartphone/tablet and the Nintendo?) No one's gonna freaking do that." Im already carrying a 3DS XL so this is not that much of a difference for me.
     

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    I was just hoping for a Shield 2 with a Tegra X2 considering even with having both PS4/X1 and a PC good enough for 1080p I still find myself picking up my Shield or plugging it into my TV when wanting to play a game. Depending on price I may have to consider this instead of upgrading from a Shield K1.
     
  12. Stormyandcold

    Stormyandcold Ancient Guru

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    He must live in a cave lol.
     
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    H83 Ancient Guru

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    I like Nintendo but i just don´w know what to think about this... On one side the concept is cool because of the hybrid part but on the other side the same hybrid part compromises the rest of the console making it a little weak ( all the games look like they were from the Wii U) and stupid ( the side controllers that we can detach seem really stupid...).
    Personally i would have prefered a modern SNES, a cheap and simple console just made for gaming.


    Quite frankly, i think this is going to bomb hard, unless the console and games are cheap, and this is going to be Nintendo´s last console.
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    TyrantofJustice Ancient Guru

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    with all the developers they look to be in a good position like back in the
    snes days
     

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    RavenMaster Maha Guru

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    I'm just glad they didn't make the console's name urine-based again
     
  17. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    I am really thinking it might have pascal gpu instead of maxwell. If those leaked speaks are real and it will be Tegra X1 it would mean SHIELD Android TV but in Nintendos way. (I think it will be custom chip not like Tegra X1 or X2)

    Else tho really fun and interesting will buy none the less.
     
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  19. Stormyandcold

    Stormyandcold Ancient Guru

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    Most people who've been following the NX would've seen that tbh.

    Nothing wrong with having some Wii U games on Switch either as it's portable.
     
  20. tensai28

    tensai28 Maha Guru

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    Still using psvita for on the go. Wish Sony would release a PSVITA successor.
     

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