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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 😏, 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 😏, 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 😏, 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 😏, 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

i'm still waiting on pyre

ciderpress, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:25 (one week ago) link

are any of their games on the switch? they all seem like perfect games for it. bastion and transistor too

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:27 (one week ago) link

it's such an amazing device for indie games i hope it becomes fashionable for most of them to come out on it i'd pretty much rather play any indie game on switch than pc or ps4.

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:28 (one week ago) link

it's such an amazing device for indie games i hope it becomes fashionable for most of them to come out on it i'd pretty much rather play any indie game on switch than pc or ps4.

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:28 (one week ago) link

yikes sorry 4 doublepost

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:28 (one week ago) link

they put bastion and transistor on already a while ago which is why ive been holding out on playing pyre elsewhere but theres no sign of it

ciderpress, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:34 (one week ago) link

i think the majority of indie games are made with switch in mind now anyway, the stuff you posted about are just very PC-ey genres that need a second UI/controls pass to work on consoles which indie studios can't always afford to do until they have some revenue from the pc version

ciderpress, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:36 (one week ago) link

frostpunk did get a ps4 release and i think disco elysium is slated for the same. i wonder how much work it is to port them to switch after ps4 assuming the UI/controls stuff is probably mostly worked out. graphics stuff i'd guess?

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:43 (one week ago) link

porting to a lower spec platform involves a lot of QA work i'd think

ciderpress, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:45 (one week ago) link

For Switch you'd have to be concerned about performance on portable vs. docked as well, text sizes.

Nhex, Monday, 30 March 2020 20:23 (one week ago) link

i wish to play the marios

lag∞n, Monday, 30 March 2020 21:20 (one week ago) link

otm

rusted (crüt), Monday, 30 March 2020 21:21 (one week ago) link

Hoping these are, as one source I've read suggested, a collection rather than separate releases.

I'd happily pay £50 or whatever for a cartridge that had Mario 64, Galaxy & Sunshine on but would balk at having to pay that for each individual one

groovypanda, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:22 (one week ago) link

feel like Nintendo hasn't been that generous since the GameCube days (I treasure my Legend of Zelda collection disc like Gollum)

Nhex, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:33 (one week ago) link

Pinning my hopes on this:

For the remasters, our source is telling us that Nintendo is pursuing something like a Super Mario All-Stars 2 for the 3D Mario games. This would include Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and then Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. It’s likely that 3D World may get its own, separate Deluxe-style release. While it’s possible the older 3D Mario games could come in a single compilation, it’s also likely that Nintendo will release them individually as it did with its Zelda remasters.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:41 (one week ago) link

I skipped the Wii/U gens entirely so I definitely want those Galaxy remasters. Also re-port Twilight Princess plz

Nhex, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:06 (one week ago) link

fwiw that eurogamer reporter has reported on switch stuff that never emerged a few times before

ciderpress, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:37 (one week ago) link

fwiw Nintendo has reported on switch stuff that never emerged a few times before ;)

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 15:03 (one week ago) link

unironically psyched to pay all over again for games i already own, that's the nintendo magic right there

a struggle to make meat-snacking fit (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 15:04 (one week ago) link

this is what my regular game search looked like for a week before we got a stay at home order

https://i.ibb.co/ngqbHpL/gouge.png

so sick of looking at that box

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Thursday, 2 April 2020 00:42 (five days ago) link

this was posted today and deleted:

Nintendo Switch (DC)

I recently bought a Nintendo Switch. I just want to get rid of it because I’m spending too much time on it and not enough time focused on my girlfriend.

Please text me only and we can figure out a way for you to pick it up while still social distancing.

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Thursday, 2 April 2020 00:43 (five days ago) link

Any smash players try the ethernet adapter? WiFi lag is pretty rough, but it might be the rest of the network.

DJI, Thursday, 2 April 2020 01:11 (five days ago) link

i have one and it makes a pretty big difference, the switch's wifi chip is ass

ciderpress, Thursday, 2 April 2020 01:24 (five days ago) link

you can use pretty much any usb to ethernet adapter on the market, you dont need an official one

ciderpress, Thursday, 2 April 2020 01:25 (five days ago) link

Thx! I’ll try one. They are like $10.

DJI, Thursday, 2 April 2020 01:35 (five days ago) link

My 3 year old Switch has decided to start throwing an error code at me and forcing a restart on a fairly regular basis. I've looked into it and I might have to send it for repairs...which isn't possible right now. This is extremely upsetting.

may the force leave us alone (zchyrs), Friday, 3 April 2020 11:24 (four days ago) link

Oh that suuuuuuuucks

El Tomboto, Friday, 3 April 2020 15:57 (four days ago) link

now is not the time

lag∞n, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:16 (four days ago) link

I didn't read the word "Switch" in that post and thought it was pretty funny

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 3 April 2020 17:07 (four days ago) link

i had brutal drift that was making mine almost unplayable... ordered some electronic contact cleaner and after like 60 seconds of testing it seems good? can't wait to try it for more than a minute and see if it's actually good now

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Friday, 3 April 2020 18:52 (four days ago) link

drift is killing me when trying to place items in AC

||||||||, Friday, 3 April 2020 20:34 (four days ago) link

if nothing else, just doing the thing where you lift up the rubber pad on the analog stick (with tweezers or whatever) and putting some isopropyl alcohol on there will help immensely

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 20:41 (four days ago) link

update: drift is still there after a 2nd rd of contact cleaner, which i think is supposed to be like isopropyl on steroids, so fuck :(

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Friday, 3 April 2020 21:27 (four days ago) link

i’ve only just realised i stopped playing luigi 3 solely because i bought the physical version and can never be bothered getting up to put in the game card, and over time it’s fallen off my home screen and i forgot i even had it

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 4 April 2020 21:13 (three days ago) link

I need to get a memory card for mine, I've had to delete a couple of things so that I could install Animal Crossing. I know next to nothing about memory card specs etc so if anyone's got any suggestions or guidance I'd be eternally grateful

nate woolls, Sunday, 5 April 2020 01:50 (two days ago) link

it's microSD, same as what most smartphones etc use for memory expansion. theres lots of counterfeit/dud microSD cards out there so only buy from a major brand/retailer like samsung or sandisk, don't try to save a few bucks with a weird one

ciderpress, Sunday, 5 April 2020 02:10 (two days ago) link

i have a 128gb which is more than enough space to hold a bunch of indie & nintendo games, they're probably like 25 bucks these days

ciderpress, Sunday, 5 April 2020 02:11 (two days ago) link

i picked up a 400 gb card on a recent sale, thank god

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 5 April 2020 02:24 (two days ago) link

They are also speed rated so spend a couple more bucks to get a fast one.

koogs, Sunday, 5 April 2020 03:27 (two days ago) link

Yeah that's what I read, to look for a high transfer rate to improve performance

nate woolls, Sunday, 5 April 2020 03:54 (two days ago) link

mine’s 100mb/s and seems like enough

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 5 April 2020 03:59 (two days ago) link

speed will mostly just translate to slightly faster loading times

ciderpress, Sunday, 5 April 2020 04:09 (two days ago) link

what an odd story that is

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 00:44 (sixteen hours ago) link

Disco Elysium port in the works woohoo
https://www.gamesradar.com/disco-elysium-switch-port/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 09:24 (eight hours ago) link

yesssssssssssss

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 09:41 (seven hours ago) link

Is that news, or only that it is coming to Switch? They had at least said it would hit other consoles in 2020, right?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 16:14 (one hour ago) link

switch version is new news

ciderpress, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 16:16 (one hour ago) link

great news - my preferred console for indie games

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 16:25 (one hour ago) link


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