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Will be revealed at 7am PT/10am ET through Nintendo's official channels.

It's only a preview trailer. Substanstive reveal expected next week.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 04:38 (three years ago) link

Remind me what this thing is again?

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 20 October 2016 05:54 (three years ago) link

Nobody knows yet.

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 20 October 2016 05:55 (three years ago) link

Hybdrid console/handheld. Good news is you don't have to choose between what Ninty platform you get, all games come to one place.

Bad news.. well, maybe it looks like a a Frankenstein monster. Expect to see the concept today and software lineup next week.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 06:14 (three years ago) link

Gettin' ready for thread title change!

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:24 (three years ago) link

Seriously though the one positive thing (maybe) coming out from this is that it seems like it's been known about, in development for long enough where we might actually get to see something substantial in terms of info and real games tomorrow. The rumors have been for a March 2017 release date for ages.

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:26 (three years ago) link

The March 2017 date is official, from Nintendo.

I don't think we'll see much of games tomorrow since this is labelled as a 3 minute preview. The solid word on the street is a bigger thing next week.

But yeah, the March date was, in the words of Nintendo execs, partially to ensure a strong (1st party) lineup for the first year of this thing. Unlike the Wii U which relied on 3rd party ports.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:01 (three years ago) link

Yeah that's a good thing unless it means "we're not expecting any 3rd party support at all this time around", which is probably does.

JimD, Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:55 (three years ago) link

feel like at this point if you're still a Nintendo fan you just accept it :(
that said I skipped both Wiis so I might jump back in with this system

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:01 (three years ago) link

I don't really care about western 3rd party support on a nintendo console. And I don't think Nintendo's got much riding on it either. It's irrelevant. The DS and 3DS thrived without it. Nintendo needs to offer an alternative.

My PC already makes whatever MS / Sony console I reluctantly end up buying redundant in terms of your Call of Dutys and sports games.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:36 (three years ago) link

Well actually sports games is the one genre still better on PSXbox than PC.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:37 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:10 (three years ago) link

lol Nintendo Switch is a terrible name
Looks kinda dope tho

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:11 (three years ago) link

Name isn't so bad. Does look cool. But maybe that's just Zelda.

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:12 (three years ago) link

I'm totally on board, despite the pretty terrible name

CraigG, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:13 (three years ago) link

trailer is v weird, thing itself looks p cool

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:17 (three years ago) link

Switch is a little dumb but leagues better than Wii or WiiU or GameCube

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:21 (three years ago) link

Terrible trailer o_O

Like the thing tho.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:23 (three years ago) link

the first time the dude walked over and put the little controllers on and picked it up I whispered "what is this devilry?!?"

mh ๐Ÿ˜, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:24 (three years ago) link

haha

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:26 (three years ago) link

i am into this!

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:31 (three years ago) link

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/10/20/nintendo-switch/

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:32 (three years ago) link

so, hardware-wise it's a really neat nvidia shield?

mh ๐Ÿ˜, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:33 (three years ago) link

what does the core system come with tho? How much extra shit are they requiring me to buy?

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:33 (three years ago) link

agreed on dumb name, cool looking device. not sure about the detachable controller nubs but i like the rest

also why make a trailer where people are doing more fun things they would probably rather be doing than playing video games

also the DS had awesome 3rd party support, what you smoking. Even the 3DS's third-party support is way better than their consoles

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:34 (three years ago) link

I would guess it comes with the display/dock/controller wings and the standalone controller is extra?

mh ๐Ÿ˜, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:38 (three years ago) link

DS and 3DS have great Japanese 3rd party support yes, not western. Because this is also a portable I believe they'll be able to retain Japanese 3rd party support, further differentiating their lineup from the competition.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:40 (three years ago) link

Vanagon cameo

calstars, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (three years ago) link

xp yeah I think the standalone controller is basically the Pro controller like on the Wii/U

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (three years ago) link

Just consolidating 1st party output to one device is pretty huge, hopefully this means more variety as they don't need to work on 2 Mario Kart games at once for example

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:49 (three years ago) link

pending further information, i am into this. third party support is good from an adoption/longevity pov, Nintendo standards on a powerful handheld is cool (especially if it's more comfortably designed than the wii u tablet)

Cautious optimism

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:54 (three years ago) link

Has it been confirmed that there's no touch? People are surprised there's no use of that in the trailer...

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:56 (three years ago) link

is this likely to be region locked?

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:59 (three years ago) link

i skipped both wiis but i think it may be time to get back into this crap

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:02 (three years ago) link

xp

@ArcadeGirl64 53s53 seconds ago
As I previously reported in my September 2nd post, Nintendo Switch is 100% region free.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:07 (three years ago) link

The people whose leaks have been most accurate e.g. Emily Rogers have been saying that it will be region free, and Iwata said on a few occasions that they were thinking about it. This console has got to have some big dumb thing wrong with it tho so it could be that :/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:08 (three years ago) link

holding out for the big mario party announcement

nxd, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:09 (three years ago) link

I'm going to end up having to buy two of these.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:31 (three years ago) link

i was also surprised that apparently there's no touch-capability.

i haven't had a nintendo console since the wii (which i attempted to mod and ended up bricking within 2 years), but i'm not sure this is going to be the one.

the whole gimmick where you can transform it into a handheld and go off to the williamsburg party and play videogames on the rooftop at the bbq - that's kinda cool in theory but i know i would never do something like that. when i walk my dog in the early morning, i like to just sit on the bench and pay attention to her, i don't want to resume my dragon quest at that moment. and after getting beaten down IRL 2v2 basketball underneath a bustling highway, i know my bros aren't going to want to play nba 2k18 with me. they'll probably be mad at me for being bad at basketball irl, 15 minutes earlier. i don't play games on public transport either. i'm just not a handheld person, so i feel like the main purpose of the system design isn't aimed toward me.

kind of raisin' an eyebrow at the cartridge thing, although maybe these days cartridges can handle resource-intensive games? either way, i guess it has to be a cartridge so that you can Switch(tm) your game into mobile mode so you can level up while you're eating brunch and windsurfing in the afternoon.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:47 (three years ago) link

whoooa, that came out way more negative than i meant it to be, sorry. i'm sure this will be a cool system and i will be jealous of all people getting to play the nintendo 1st party franchise sequels, for real.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:50 (three years ago) link

solid state storage is fast in a way optical media will never be, and I get the impression that the Japanese market wouldn't be about a download-only platform. Also yeah carrying around an optical drive would work about as well as a discman.

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:52 (three years ago) link

(a discman that needed to stream textures to the GPU without skipping.)

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:52 (three years ago) link

idk i think the portability is actually pretty interesting/compelling. the best thing about the Xbox one right now is how it integrates into the windows 10 ecosystem. i can play it on my pc in my office, on my laptop in bed, or on the TV directly from the Xbox in the usual way. this limited portability is pretty awesome, and extending the possibility to take the game with you anywhere is a logical extension and seems pretty cool. Xps

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:54 (three years ago) link

yeh I play handhelds mostly at home, in bed etc. playing an Atlus game while cycling is on TV is my jam!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:00 (three years ago) link

Kind of funny that there were no kids in that video, unless I missed something.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:06 (three years ago) link

I think the average age of someone playing video games is now around 30

mh ๐Ÿ˜, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (three years ago) link

goin' for chill hipster demo?

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (three years ago) link

going for that disposable income demo for sure

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:11 (three years ago) link

I would like to see all the cables involved for connectivity ie power/recharging etc

The WiiU is a monster for too many cables, I don't want to go through that again.

"Stop researching my life" (Ste), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:14 (three years ago) link

i can play it on my pc in my office,

oh is that a thing? like, via remote desktop or something? this makes me pretty glad i don't have an xbox.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:14 (three years ago) link

you are thinking of Kenny Baker

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Friday, 22 November 2019 21:06 (two weeks ago) link

thanks to spyro reignited i am recalling how joyful and engrossing spyro 1 is and how utterly shit 2 and 3 are

times ็‰›่‚‰้บต (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 22 November 2019 21:21 (two weeks ago) link

I was making a dumb joke, but honestly the first thing that popped into my head was a conflation of Verne Troyer and Kenny Baker.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 22 November 2019 21:33 (two weeks ago) link

Haha I just finished Spyro I as part of Spyro Reignited and was looking forward to the others (also, never playing Tree Tops again) :/

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 22 November 2019 21:41 (two weeks ago) link

tree tops isโ€ฆ an experience

(sorry to tread on existing conversation btw)

times ็‰›่‚‰้บต (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 22 November 2019 21:46 (two weeks ago) link

tree tops hate is a more important topic than me rambling about JRPGs tbh

ciderpress, Friday, 22 November 2019 21:48 (two weeks ago) link

ciderpress my body craves your JRPGs of the decade retrospective

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Friday, 22 November 2019 21:49 (two weeks ago) link

might pick up super mega baseball II

||||||||, Friday, 22 November 2019 21:50 (two weeks ago) link

xp i have like 8 games left on my to-play list before i issue any such thing, including a few that are getting switch rereleases next year

ciderpress, Friday, 22 November 2019 21:56 (two weeks ago) link

oh i forgot that super mega baseball was coming to switch, that's a must

ciderpress, Friday, 22 November 2019 21:58 (two weeks ago) link

my dear friend is drawing a sick as hell comic as she plays Fire Emblem btw (spoilers)

http://spooky.camp/~arielle/threehouses/cover.html

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Friday, 22 November 2019 22:28 (two weeks ago) link

josh, Sekiro will be $25 at Target on BF

Nhex, Saturday, 23 November 2019 03:04 (one week ago) link

Ah! That's a pretty good price! Thanks!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 23 November 2019 03:15 (one week ago) link

Just looked, might be that cheap at Best Buy, too!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 23 November 2019 03:18 (one week ago) link

That's a lovely comic your friend's writing, silby!

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 23 November 2019 10:03 (one week ago) link

creating, sorry.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 23 November 2019 10:03 (one week ago) link

any other hidden gem picks from the sale ?

||||||||, Saturday, 23 November 2019 10:10 (one week ago) link

lots of stuff on sale right now. i got captain toad treasure tracker for my younger kid (not downloading it until xmas) and i'm thinking about super mega baseball 2 for me. what are you getting on sale?

na (NA), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:40 (one week ago) link

nabbed SMB2 - it's aces

tony blair electric chair (||||||||), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:42 (one week ago) link

$15 for cuphead might do it for me.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:43 (one week ago) link

man i love the cuphead aesthetic but i have no patience/time for "hard" games at all. same reason i'll probably never get around to hollow knight.

na (NA), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:45 (one week ago) link

i was thinking about overland too but reading more about it made it sound not so fun

na (NA), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:45 (one week ago) link

man i love the cuphead aesthetic but i have no patience/time for "hard" games at all. same reason i'll probably never get around to hollow knight.

โ€• na (NA), Wednesday, November 27, 2019 12:45 PM (seventeen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

ditto -- i think gave up on hollow knight after like 30min

gbx, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 20:03 (one week ago) link

nothing crazy but happy to pick up Bomberman for 10 bux and rocket league for 10 bux

lumen (esby), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:46 (one week ago) link

Getting new soup bros amd probably skyrim finally

$1,000,000 or 1 bag of honeycrisp apples (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 28 November 2019 01:53 (one week ago) link

man, cuphead is fun!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 November 2019 04:27 (one week ago) link

Love Cuphead, the design makes the defeat go down easy.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 28 November 2019 04:47 (one week ago) link

Hollow Knight isn't that hard - admittedly I got stuck on the 2nd boss for six months. But for the price, there's tons to play before it gets prohibitively difficult (I never finish games anyway)

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 29 November 2019 12:17 (one week ago) link

I did give up on Dead Souls though

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 29 November 2019 12:19 (one week ago) link

The Gogol book, and also the game Dark Souls

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 29 November 2019 12:19 (one week ago) link

yeah, me too

$1,000,000 or 1 bag of honeycrisp apples (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 29 November 2019 15:11 (one week ago) link

u should go back to the gogol tho it's great

Mordy, Friday, 29 November 2019 15:28 (one week ago) link

You should go back to Dark Souls *and* Hollow Knight, which are both difficult in much the same way, but which both become really, really satisfying the better you get at them. At least until "Hollow Knight" goes all platform hell on you (which comes after you finish the main part of the game).

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 29 November 2019 16:12 (one week ago) link

Only Switch game on sale I picked up was "Darkwood," which looked cool (despite mixed reviews?) and only set me back $10.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 November 2019 14:42 (six days ago) link

Civ 5 is cheap. Anyone tried it?

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 30 November 2019 18:06 (six days ago) link

not on the switch but ~61 hours on steam where i remember it being a good (but not groundbreaking) entry in the series

Mordy, Saturday, 30 November 2019 23:26 (six days ago) link

I kinda want to pick up Dragon's Dogma for $20, but I'm ambivalent. Everyone has good things to say about the gameplay, but the setting/art direction just looks so painfully boring. Anyone here can vouch for it?

icy bike chain rain (zchyrs), Monday, 2 December 2019 18:59 (four days ago) link

Well, instead I decided to grab Turok 2 for $7. Time to blast some dino-soids!

icy bike chain rain (zchyrs), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 13:57 (two days ago) link

pretty sure lots of things happening to me in new mario bros aren't fair. is there a hotline i can call?

$1,000,000 or 1 bag of honeycrisp apples (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 15:14 (two days ago) link

after hanging out with my younger relatives all last weekend, i can tell you that there is, and the number is 1-800-BUTTHEAD

*runs around the house in ecstasy*

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 15:32 (two days ago) link

thanks, i will make my feelings about the non-cheep-cheep auto-scroll levels and the spinning star platforms known

$1,000,000 or 1 bag of honeycrisp apples (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:34 (two days ago) link

Digital Foundry dude makes the case that "Alien: Isolation" sometimes looks and plays *better* on Switch than on other consoles, with exceptions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8kvSGUwAyc&feature=emb_logo

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:14 (two days ago) link

i recently fell in love with Wonder Boy VI: Monster World IV so i can't wait to play Wonder Boy VIII (?): Monster World V: Monster Boy I: Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom over the holidays

diamonddave85โ€‹โ€‹ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 20:33 (two days ago) link

new SNES & NES games being added next week, all good picks imo
SNES - Star Fox 2, Super Punch Out, Kirby Super Star, Breath of Fire II
NES โ€“ Journey To Silius, Crystalis

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 5 December 2019 01:05 (yesterday) link

oh and I finished FE3H, well one of the routes anyway (Black Eagles).
they added a lot of ancillary stuff to the game between battles which worked well for the most part, Persona type events to level up relationships between characters, learn abilities, fishing & gardening etc etc. I felt it ran out of steam in the last 10 hours or so though, became far too repetitive and I found myself skipping a lot of it to get to the next story-driven battle. also I played on Hard/Classic and found it far too easy, the limited rewind function is a good idea but I barely had to use it.
a good but flawed effort to update the FE formula then, hope the next iteration nails it.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 5 December 2019 01:23 (yesterday) link

salute on those retro picks!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 5 December 2019 03:47 (yesterday) link

Alien: Isolation seems kinda expensive for what it is and for how long itโ€™s been out. 35 bucks for Switch and 30 on PS4. Feel like Iโ€™ve been consistently thinking about buying it over the past five years and not doing it because it seems more expensive than it should be.

circa1916, Thursday, 5 December 2019 04:02 (yesterday) link

Also lol 10 dollars doesnโ€™t mean anything but itโ€™s weird how that will be a dealbreaker for buying a video game sometimes.

circa1916, Thursday, 5 December 2019 04:07 (yesterday) link

I got it on sale a few weeks back for PS4, and it was $11.99.

My cut-off for impulse purchase is about $20, anything at that price or below. Most games I've bought for Ps4 have probably been somewhere between $10 and $20. But keep an eye out, because certain titles go on sale almost cyclically, while other titles (like Resident Evil 2, or the From games) seem to go on sale much less often, or for much less off.

Price is def. the reason I have trouble pulling the trigger on a lot of Nintendo games.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 December 2019 04:11 (yesterday) link

Have the same 20 dollar max for impulse purchases I think. Also I get this โ€œwho the fuck do you think you are?โ€ attitude when I see newer, better games that are cheaper right next to it.

circa1916, Thursday, 5 December 2019 04:17 (yesterday) link


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