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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 (two years ago) Permalink

Remind me what this thing is again?

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

Nobody knows yet.

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

Gettin' ready for thread title change!

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:24 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:37 (two years ago) Permalink

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

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:10 (two years ago) Permalink

lol Nintendo Switch is a terrible name
Looks kinda dope tho

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

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

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:12 (two years ago) Permalink

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

CraigG, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:13 (two years ago) Permalink

trailer is v weird, thing itself looks p cool

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:17 (two years ago) Permalink

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

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Terrible trailer o_O

Like the thing tho.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:23 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

haha

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:26 (two years ago) Permalink

i am into this!

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

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

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:32 (two years ago) Permalink

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

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:33 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:38 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

Vanagon cameo

calstars, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

is this likely to be region locked?

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

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

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:02 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

holding out for the big mario party announcement

nxd, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:09 (two years ago) Permalink

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

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:31 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

(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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:06 (two years ago) Permalink

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

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (two years ago) Permalink

goin' for chill hipster demo?

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (two years ago) Permalink

going for that disposable income demo for sure

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

it will be a nice holdover until breath of majora’s mask drops

||||||||, Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:23 (five days ago) Permalink

also it’s generally regarded to be one of the better 2D zelda games I think

give us minish cap and four swords next. hell I’d take updates to the DS zeldas too pls

||||||||, Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:24 (five days ago) Permalink

Link's Awakening is way better than any other handheld Zeldas. It basically shifted the direction for the entire series with its story, unique oddball characters and tropes. It's a truly beautiful game with a perfectly executed melancholy tone.

Looking forward to playing through it again.

abcfsk, Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:49 (five days ago) Permalink

Link's Awakening is the only zelda I've ever enjoyed enough that I finished it, if that's indicative of anything (I don't like zeldas much) (I haven't tried BOTW yet) (I mean I've had BOTW waiting for over a year and haven't bothered to start it up so...)

JimD, Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:52 (five days ago) Permalink

agree that LA is best Zelda handheld game. apparently they were heavily influenced by Twin Peaks while making it, which explains a lot of the oddness.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:54 (five days ago) Permalink

The only Zelda handheld I've played is Spirit Tracks...I think they could pass over that one in their remasters.

L'assie (Euler), Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:00 (five days ago) Permalink

a perfectly executed melancholy tone.

Yeah. I'm wondering whether the diorama-like art style from the trailer is really the right thing to recapture that. Feel like Link's Awakening should be more hazy and ethereal.

jmm, Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:01 (five days ago) Permalink

dammit Jim, get on that shit!

Nhex, Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:40 (five days ago) Permalink

i didn't even like hollow knight and that trailer looks good

ciderpress, Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:41 (five days ago) Permalink

Was going to say, be careful admitting you haven't played Breath of the Wild.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:47 (five days ago) Permalink

BAN JimD

Karl Malone, Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:57 (five days ago) Permalink

seconded

||||||||, Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:58 (five days ago) Permalink

i haven't finished breath of the wild

ciderpress, Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:58 (five days ago) Permalink

We don’t ask for much around here. But we do ask that you complete a 100+ hour game and regularly report out your progress AND that you love everything about the game

Karl Malone, Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:58 (five days ago) Permalink

Jim, can you please gauge your level of confidence in this chart: http://www.fromkarenskitchen.com/tips/produce_weight_yield_chart.php

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:59 (five days ago) Permalink

yes KM otm. ban ciderpress

||||||||, Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:03 (five days ago) Permalink

<whispers> but but I've got a 2 year old so I only play games about an hour a week these days and I've promised myself I'll finish Witcher 3 before I start anything new so that'll take me another 2 years at least but yeah i know, i know

JimD, Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:12 (five days ago) Permalink

i didn't finish witcher 3 either

ciderpress, Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:14 (five days ago) Permalink

2-year-olds nap for 2 to 3 hours each day. that leaves you 30 minutes of main quest progress after you've settled on the day's horse mane style

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:21 (five days ago) Permalink

I’m sorry but what is more important levelling up your two year old or saving hyrule from ganondork. some people

||||||||, Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:33 (five days ago) Permalink

You need to kill time until your 2yo is at least 11 and has their shit together, play zelda

Norm’s Superego (silby), Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:34 (five days ago) Permalink

Easier to level up children than Link, imo.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:39 (five days ago) Permalink

he said, while shaking a can of deer antler spray

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:42 (five days ago) Permalink

JimD, just wait until they get older and *compete* with you for game time.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:50 (five days ago) Permalink

Oh well yeah we've got a 13 year old too so that's the other issue (I mean the switch belongs to him not me tbf)

JimD, Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:04 (five days ago) Permalink

has he played Zelda?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:08 (five days ago) Permalink

100% and he says it's his favourite game of all time.

JimD, Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:31 (five days ago) Permalink

at least there’s one good D

||||||||, Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:27 (five days ago) Permalink

more than can be said for the press family

||||||||, Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:28 (five days ago) Permalink

don’t even speak to me about the in chicagos

||||||||, Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:32 (five days ago) Permalink

you have achieved the goal of every parent - your child has exceeded you. go to the grave peacefully

Nhex, Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:39 (five days ago) Permalink

i mowed the lawn for my father. my sons will harvest lynel hooves for theirs.

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:49 (five days ago) Permalink

this yoshi demo is impressive. won't be a difficult game, but very pretty and fun.

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:53 (five days ago) Permalink

the new fire emblem game doesn't look very fire emblemy

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:18 (five days ago) Permalink

still hype about astral chain i think thats surpassed fire emblem as my most anticipated switch game

ciderpress, Thursday, 14 February 2019 21:05 (five days ago) Permalink

... according to Nier Automata director Yoko Taro, Astral Chain director Takahisa Taura’s nickname is “USB” or “Ultimate Sex Beast.”

||||||||, Thursday, 14 February 2019 21:07 (five days ago) Permalink

hmmmmmmm.

Nhex, Thursday, 14 February 2019 21:09 (five days ago) Permalink

hmmm what's this Tetris 99 thing *two hours later* shit where did the time go? best Battle Royale game (highest I got was 4th)

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 14 February 2019 22:12 (five days ago) Permalink

nintendo's antisocial approach to online multiplayer is the best

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 14 February 2019 22:28 (five days ago) Permalink

i like how in mario kart or tetris99 there's almost always a user named "dad" that i'm competing against

Karl Malone, Thursday, 14 February 2019 22:30 (five days ago) Permalink

This looks like the most horrifically addictive form of Tetris.

jmm, Thursday, 14 February 2019 22:32 (five days ago) Permalink

Sufjan otm, ppl bitch about voice chat or whatever but like I don't want to talk to randos online I just wanna verse them

Norm’s Superego (silby), Thursday, 14 February 2019 22:45 (five days ago) Permalink

useful tips for tetris99 players:

When your garbage blocks are the ones that push another player over the edge and into the game over screen, you’ll get credit for the kill with a “KO.” This is where Tetris 99 gets really interesting. Every KO counts as one “bit” of a badge. The first two bits gives you one full badge. After that, the number keeps going up: four bits for the second badge, eight bits for the third badge, and 16 bits for the fourth badge, which is the maximum number of badges that you can have.

These badges are crucial because each one increases how much garbage you can send to opponents: 25% more for the first badge, 50% more for the second, 75% more for the third, and 100% more for the fourth. You can get pretty far without them, but at some point when there are only a few players left, you’re going to be fighting an uphill battle if your opponents are dumping twice as much garbage on you as they’re getting in return.

While you earn a badge bit for each KO, you also get all the badges of the player you just defeated. As a result, you’ll want to target players who are either near death, or who have a lot of badges, or ideally both. Just like in a traditional battle royale like Fortnite or PUBG, you can pull off come-from-behind victories by taking out the right person at the right time and stealing all their power ups.

Finally, the garbage you send to other players and that they send to you doesn’t go into effect immediately. Instead, it’s on a timer and will show up on the left side of the screen, giving you a rough idea of how much is about to hit you. During these periods, any garbage you generate will just go toward canceling the incoming attacks. While it can be fun to try to play offensively, there’s also value in keeping your pieces stacked well enough that you can always pull out a tetris to defend if need be.

Karl Malone, Friday, 15 February 2019 06:13 (four days ago) Permalink

do i have to play Tetris 1 through 98 to understand the story?

ciderpress, Friday, 15 February 2019 06:14 (four days ago) Permalink

you just have to perform a t-spin 99 times in one session, then the secret is revealed

(the secret is to believe in yourself!!)

Karl Malone, Friday, 15 February 2019 06:15 (four days ago) Permalink

very weird how i'm much worse at tetris after drinking!!!!!!!!!!

Karl Malone, Friday, 15 February 2019 07:03 (four days ago) Permalink

yesterday evening was regularly getting in top 10 of T99, this morning barely scraping into the top 30. why did everyone suddenly git gud? then I looked at the names of those placing above me - ah, japan is awake now >.<

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 15 February 2019 10:48 (four days ago) Permalink

Wumbotize's T99 streams are just nuts.

jmm, Monday, 18 February 2019 22:58 (yesterday) Permalink

lol i was taking clips of triple t-spins from his + hard drop's streams to try to wrap my mind around wtf is going on there spatially and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

i got 12 wins in 200(!) games

(ADVANCE) (320k vbr) (--V2) (aps) (diVX) (2CD) OST - SB (2019) (esby), Monday, 18 February 2019 23:58 (yesterday) Permalink


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