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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

Just a reminder, Cuphead is now out on the Switch!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:46 (three days ago) Permalink

Cuphead looks *so* gorgeous, but I've read a lot about how difficult it is, and after my experience with Hollow Knight (loved it but too difficult) and Dark Souls (too difficult, lost interest) I think I'll skip this time.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 20 April 2019 14:41 (yesterday) Permalink

its prob harder than those games

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 14:46 (yesterday) Permalink

definitely a game thats more fun to watch than to play for me

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 14:46 (yesterday) Permalink

Difficulty depends on the player’s genre preferences, I think. I only played a couple hours of cuphead, but I found it easier than dark souls. I am really bad at 3D action games, but I feel at home in 2D

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:01 (yesterday) Permalink

Buuut I don’t think I’ll buy it for switch (I played on a friend’s PC) because the d-pad hurts my fingers. Maybe I need to upgrade to the pro pad

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:04 (yesterday) Permalink

pro d-pad has issues with ghost inputs on the diagonals, its not perfect either

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:09 (yesterday) Permalink

maybe they've fixed it in more recent ones idk

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:09 (yesterday) Permalink

Damn, I’m glad you mentioned that! I’ve beeen considering going pro but if I’m going to pay that much for an extra pad, I want it to be perfect

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:20 (yesterday) Permalink

its the best controller for everything except for games that require d-pad precision

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:24 (yesterday) Permalink

I use an 8bitdo pad with the switch on the rare occasion I have it hooked up to the TV, works great

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:25 (yesterday) Permalink

yeah i'd look into 8bitdo stuff for a bluetooth pad with a good dpad. i personally love the dpad on the pokken controller, but that's wired and doesn't have sticks so its not an all purpose solution

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:28 (yesterday) Permalink

oh, nice! i hadn't considered that. i might pick up one of their playstation pad imitations (SN30 Pro+)

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:30 (yesterday) Permalink

i think you can also get an adapter to use a dualshock4 on switch but i havent looked into that

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:33 (yesterday) Permalink

How have Nintendo managed to screw up a d-pad?? They invented the d-pad and I mean I’m not an expert or anything, but superficially at least, it looks like they’ve barely changed it at all since the nes.

JimD, Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:36 (yesterday) Permalink

Some mess about the configuration of the contacts. If you push eg in an upward direction on the left arm you can get an up input. It’s to be regretted.

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:41 (yesterday) Permalink

basically if you take your pro controller and hold down just the right arm of the d-pad and shift the weight of your finger up and down you can get diagonal inputs because its too sensitive, even though you're not touching the up or down arms. same with any direction on it. theoretically this can happen a little bit with any d-pad thats not individual buttons if you're applying enough force, but the pro controller one is way more sensitive to it than e.g. the ds4.

apparently you can fix it with some surgery by using insulating tape to cover the inner half of the contact pads underneath but i haven't bothered to try since it's not too bad on the xenoblade model that i have.

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:44 (yesterday) Permalink

Wow. I mean that can only boil down to “wasn’t broke, tried to fix it anyway” right?

But yeah thanks for the reminder here, I was all set to grab Cuphead but hadn’t stopped to think about the lack of anything appropriate to play it with.

JimD, Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:56 (yesterday) Permalink

i like the joycon disconnected d-pad! its only bad for fighting games where you have to do motions and such

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 17:00 (yesterday) Permalink

stick would also be fine for cuphead

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 17:00 (yesterday) Permalink

Sad lol that we’re now referring to four buttons as a “disconnected d-pad”!

Maybe stick would work but I know that pretty much every ps twitch shooter I’ve played over the last few years has given me the choice and I’ve ended up favouring the d-pad.

JimD, Saturday, 20 April 2019 17:06 (yesterday) Permalink

yeah, for intense dexterity games i have to use the d-pad. analog is out of the question.

pretty much any d-pad hurts my tender thumbs after hours of use (i had to quit celeste on ps4 two different times because of minor thumb injuries!), but the joycon version ends up hurting much more quickly. :(

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Saturday, 20 April 2019 17:19 (yesterday) Permalink

Played Celeste entirely with the stick tbh

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Saturday, 20 April 2019 17:27 (yesterday) Permalink

O_O

i'm jealous, i wish i could!

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Saturday, 20 April 2019 17:28 (yesterday) Permalink

yeah other than fighting games i prefer using the analog stick for anything with more than 4-way movement, even compared to a good dpad

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 17:34 (yesterday) Permalink

You’ll be telling us you play Tetris with a stick next (my son does this and it makes me feel like I’ve failed as a parent (as does the fact he keeps his y-axis uninverted in FPS games)).

JimD, Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:10 (yesterday) Permalink

he keeps his y-axis uninverted in FPS games



calling cps

gbx, Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:12 (yesterday) Permalink

Inverted y axis hasnt been a thing in forever.

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:17 (yesterday) Permalink

I'm 34 and barely remember it being default

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:17 (yesterday) Permalink

an fps avatar is not a plane.

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:24 (yesterday) Permalink

how do you move a telescope god I am seething

gbx, Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:29 (yesterday) Permalink

like a telescope. not like an fps avatar

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:30 (yesterday) Permalink

this feels like a generational difference

gbx, Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:36 (yesterday) Permalink

actually upon suddenly noticing what thread i'm in i wonder if it's a mouse/thumbstick difference

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:38 (yesterday) Permalink

(tho there are def inverted-Y mouse players)

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:39 (yesterday) Permalink

_ he keeps his y-axis uninverted in FPS games_

calling cps


otm

Shocked at the noobs here

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:53 (yesterday) Permalink

I have to play Tetris 99 with the Joy-Cons bc dpad is mandatory and I accidentally hard drop with the pro controller’s dpad which is unacceptable. But doing diagonal inputs on a dpad is the pits as far as I’m concerned.

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:55 (yesterday) Permalink

xp you're posting in the switch thread where the correct way to do it is gyro instead of stick for Y-axis

ciderpress, Saturday, 20 April 2019 19:56 (yesterday) Permalink

xp you're posting in the switch thread where the correct way to do it is gyro instead of stick for Y-axis


Dang that’s true

I’m happy with my pro controller
But one of my joypad sticks seems messed up already, it gets stuck a lot when pushing right and doesn’t register right movement until you get it unstuck. Not sure if Nintendo will service it, have had it more than a year

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:00 (yesterday) Permalink

if you don’t invert Y-axis you’re a tory sorry

... and the crowd said DESELECT THEM (||||||||), Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:30 (yesterday) Permalink

def weird things with left switch sticks.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:38 (yesterday) Permalink

I've gotten weirdly so good at Tetris 99

I said "fuck it" and stopped trying to learn T-spins and just started playing with good garbage technique and I've come in 1st four times this past week.

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:09 (yesterday) Permalink

Should I get Cuphead for the Switch? Y/n

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:37 (yesterday) Permalink

I was happy to see that they changed the scoring for the 2nd Tetris 99 tournament; unfortunately I didn't realize it was even happening until the end of the 2nd day. :(

Also, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight finally went on sale, so I picked it up last night. Enjoying it very much so far.

cwkiii, Saturday, 20 April 2019 22:43 (yesterday) Permalink

i now have more hours on tetris than i do on botw + mario combined O_o

found this simple t-spin triple setup that helped me finally wrap my mind around them after a long time of mostly non-understanding (keep an eye on the pieces on the left, everything else is just filling in the gaps)

#Tetris99 #Tetris #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/avVAY2l8Q0

— kjsdfhglasbfjd (@kjsdfhglasbfjd1) April 20, 2019

lumen (esby), Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:14 (yesterday) Permalink

your twitter handle...

Nhex, Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:29 (yesterday) Permalink

figured it out heh?

lumen (esby), Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:32 (yesterday) Permalink

well dang it now i wanna figure it out. playing that guides axiom game has broken me and now i am running it thru caesar ciphers and keyboard shifters and stuff

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Sunday, 21 April 2019 00:09 (eleven hours ago) Permalink

i didn't figure out anything. i just hate it

Nhex, Sunday, 21 April 2019 05:09 (six hours ago) Permalink

OK I have started opening my Tetris games with a T-triple set-up and you know what? sure. It's fine. Thank you.

What is annoying is end-game... there is no reallll logic to what pieces will flip across the landscape to their intended location, and 90% of my late-game deaths are the result of me trying to flip and important piece westward and having it run aground

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 21 April 2019 06:03 (five hours ago) Permalink


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