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Nintendo Switch
« on: October 20, 2016, 03:23 PM »
First Look at Nintendo Switch

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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.

The successor for both the Wii U and the 3DS is finally revealed, and it... looks interesting. Those parts are going to be hell to keep up with.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2016, 06:13 PM »
I'm in. Unabashed Nintendo fanboy here.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2016, 07:31 PM »
Hmmm. Interesting concept. Cartridge based. I like.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2016, 11:38 AM »
I guess I'm becoming an old fart, but I don't have any interest in portable gaming... I want powerful, stationary, living-room based systems with solid graphics.  The WiiU was the first console from the big 3 that I've skipped in years, and at a glance this does nothing for me.

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2016, 11:46 AM »
In portable mode, it looks like the size of an Atari Lynx. Why couldn't they just make a docking station for the 3DS?
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2016, 12:00 PM »
In portable mode, it looks like the size of an Atari Lynx. Why couldn't they just make a docking station for the 3DS?

Exactly... if it plays the exact same when you have it portable vs. when you have it at your TV, isn't the whole thing a glorified portable device with a docking station?

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2016, 08:14 PM »
You say that like it's a negative. You don't have to ever detach from the TV.

The real upside to this is that the split development of Console and Handheld will be over. All the best people will be on the same team working on, say, a new Mario.

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2016, 12:55 PM »
I guess this means the end of the 3DS. No backwards compatibility with the 3DS or WiiU.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2016, 09:36 AM »
I'd say that The only backward compatibility will be through Virtual Console.

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2016, 12:18 PM »
You say that like it's a negative. You don't have to ever detach from the TV.

The real upside to this is that the split development of Console and Handheld will be over. All the best people will be on the same team working on, say, a new Mario.

I suppose that's a fair point, but they can only cram so much power and hardware into a device that's designed to be that small.  I'm skeptical.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2016, 01:43 PM »
The iPhone 7 Plus can pump out 1080p and record that at 60fps, and it's way smaller than this Switch thing.  By transferring all the TV interfaces to the docking station, I think the size is reasonable to expect excellent performance in this size of a device.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2018, 10:13 PM »
I picked up a Switch with Mario Odyssey over the weekend and am loving it so far. Crazy that a system that powerful is contained in what is essentially one of those chain restaurant table tablets, and the games are all on Micro SD cards. Looking forward to picking up more games over the next few months.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2018, 10:13 AM »
We've always been more of a Nintendo house, and got a Switch opening day last year. I'm definitely not a "gamer" per se, but I have to say we love our Switch. I know it is an obvious one, but I highly recommend picking up Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I don't think I've ever loved (or played) a game so much.