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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 (five years ago) link

Remind me what this thing is again?

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

Nobody knows yet.

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

Gettin' ready for thread title change!

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

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

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

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

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

lol Nintendo Switch is a terrible name
Looks kinda dope tho

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

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

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

trailer is v weird, thing itself looks p cool

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

Terrible trailer o_O

Like the thing tho.

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

haha

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

i am into this!

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

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

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

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

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:33 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Vanagon cameo

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

is this likely to be region locked?

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

holding out for the big mario party announcement

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

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

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

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

mh 😏, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (five years ago) link

goin' for chill hipster demo?

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

going for that disposable income demo for sure

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

my terrible secret is that i always used the left third and left the middle one untouched. i don't even know how i played goldeneye.

the world's undisputed #1 fan of 'Spud Infinity' (Karl Malone), Thursday, 3 March 2022 16:45 (two months ago) link

I am guessing Nintendo thought having the thumb point directly towards the screen was important. It wasn't.

adam t. (abanana), Thursday, 3 March 2022 16:53 (two months ago) link

iirc they designed it to be used with multiple layouts/grips, youre not supposed to use it all at once its basically two controllers in one, tho actual use didnt really pan out that way, but you gotta give them a break triggers analog sticks all that stuff was new no one knew what a controller for 3d games was supposed to be like, it was innovation baby, then other systems refined it

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 March 2022 17:51 (two months ago) link

did the NES dogbone come out before the SNES asymmetric dogbone?

Bixby in a Samsung I know it's Siri-esque (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 3 March 2022 18:27 (two months ago) link

I believe not, the NES dogbone came with the redesigned NES toploader which came out after the SNES launched
I always forget that the PS1 originally came without analog sticks on the controller

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 3 March 2022 18:44 (two months ago) link

xp i mean, fair enough, they were trying something new, but the original Dualshock came out the next year...

Nhex, Thursday, 3 March 2022 19:23 (two months ago) link

yeah they took the good stuff threw out the bad stuff and added some more good stuff and video game controllers basically reached their final form

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 March 2022 19:43 (two months ago) link

i dunno, I feel like Nintendo always comes up with crazy new controller concepts, that's their thing! Gamecube was wacky, Wii was crazy, etc.

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 3 March 2022 19:56 (two months ago) link

yeah nintendo continued to do wacky stuff but ps/xbox/etc has remained pretty much the same, i guess the addition of motion controls via the wii was the last big addition, and now the switch is basically a standard controller w a screen in the middle

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:35 (two months ago) link

so far triangle strategy feels like 5% gameplay, 95% unnecessary exposition

aegis philbin (crüt), Saturday, 5 March 2022 15:13 (two months ago) link

I was hoping for ff tactics2. Not so much?

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 5 March 2022 15:27 (two months ago) link

triangle strategy

ciderpress, Saturday, 5 March 2022 15:52 (two months ago) link

strategy = talking to villagers
tactics = casting spells

lag∞n, Saturday, 5 March 2022 15:54 (two months ago) link

this! it would be called triangle tactics if it was a fft-like

ciderpress, Saturday, 5 March 2022 15:57 (two months ago) link

most of the reviews say its a good storygame but only an okay tactics game, which would make it more of a fire emblem-like

ciderpress, Saturday, 5 March 2022 16:04 (two months ago) link

oh god I finally got around to trying Slay The Spire and I can't stop playing plz 2 pry this thing from my hands

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 9 March 2022 00:41 (two months ago) link

it is impossible sorry

if you think that's rough wait til you upgrade to monster train

salsa shark, Wednesday, 9 March 2022 08:50 (two months ago) link

I've sunk something like 450hrs into Slay the Spire

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Wednesday, 9 March 2022 10:22 (two months ago) link

You’re trapped now. rip zappi

the world's undisputed #1 fan of 'Spud Infinity' (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 9 March 2022 15:17 (two months ago) link

wooo finished the daily quest and made onto the leaderboard and unlocked some sweet cards and I'm not obsessed ok

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 10 March 2022 18:02 (two months ago) link

please, just tie a piece of string around your feet so you can find your way back to the world after...after you're done...after it's done with you

the world's undisputed #1 fan of 'Spud Infinity' (Karl Malone), Thursday, 10 March 2022 18:04 (two months ago) link

the nintendo switch, when playing mobile, looks like a pair of wrist shackles. combined with a Skip-It, you are fun's prisoner.

pickle loaf (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 10 March 2022 18:22 (two months ago) link

if you think that's rough wait til you upgrade to monster train

^^^THIS. Slay the Spire rules but feels like a gateway drug in retrospect.

cwkiii, Saturday, 12 March 2022 15:34 (two months ago) link

Just discovered Super Mario 3D World again. It's been on my Switch since the day it came out, only played once. It's fucken good!

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 12 March 2022 19:13 (two months ago) link

i just did a replay of it tho i never totally finished it i guess i didnt realize there was the crown world, anyway i am on the very last level champions road, very excellent game imho

lag∞n, Saturday, 12 March 2022 19:47 (two months ago) link

have 100%d bowers fury twice, great game

adam, Sunday, 13 March 2022 00:00 (two months ago) link

My brother just handed this to me pic.twitter.com/v7IahAzCh0

— is Wind Waker on Switch yet? (@WindWakerSwitch) March 18, 2022

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 19 March 2022 19:30 (two months ago) link

I played it a ton with my son on the Wii U - is there a reason to get Bowser's Fury? I'm not really clear on if it's the same game or not.

And yes, I agree it's excellent - maybe the best sidescrolling (sort of) Mario there is?

frogbs, Saturday, 19 March 2022 20:02 (two months ago) link

Ninja Hideaway mario kart is nuts

Michael Flatley's (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 19 March 2022 20:07 (two months ago) link

Bowser's Fury is like a 3D World DLC, it's very good. Apparently it takes about 4 hours to finish if you're a games journalist, so I'm guessing a couple weeks for a normal person.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 19 March 2022 20:33 (two months ago) link

yeah its good but not full length, prob only worth buying if you want to play 3d world more

lag∞n, Saturday, 19 March 2022 20:37 (two months ago) link

Playing the Witcher 3 on Lite. Like having a steak dinner through a straw.

brisk money (lukas), Saturday, 19 March 2022 20:51 (two months ago) link

Ninja Hideaway is really the star of the first Mario Kart dlc batch. Having a bunch based on cities is a fun concept too though.

I forgot how punishing 150cc is in this game (for me anyway). I never did manage to find an ideal character/cart combo for that mode.

salsa shark, Sunday, 20 March 2022 18:46 (two months ago) link

ninja highway is fantastic

nxd, Sunday, 20 March 2022 20:33 (two months ago) link

I’ve been sucked into playing MarioKart Tour for the last couple years. It’s cool to see some of the tracks from there getting the full Switch treatment.

DJI, Monday, 21 March 2022 00:54 (two months ago) link

Was gonna say wasn't that track on the mobile version? That's cool

Nhex, Monday, 21 March 2022 13:01 (two months ago) link

I’m so used to 2 laps per race now I keep forgetting to keep racing for the third lap 😜

DJI, Monday, 21 March 2022 15:05 (two months ago) link

Anyone played pikmin 3 deluxe? Currently considering whether it is worth $30AUD.

hrep (H.P), Tuesday, 22 March 2022 00:39 (two months ago) link

The demo was fun. It's barely different from Pikmin 1, just better graphics. If you want Pikmin, it's exactly what you want, but no surprises.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 23 March 2022 10:35 (one month ago) link

Zelda delayed into 2023

looking forward to kirby once i finish my already in progress games

ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 14:39 (one month ago) link

why can they just make dis zelda game

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 14:44 (one month ago) link

i personally would just make the game

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 14:48 (one month ago) link

the developers are trying to find elden ring

we are all trying to find it

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 14:52 (one month ago) link

nintendo: the release date of zelda has been pushed back while we work diligently to make link more depressed

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 14:54 (one month ago) link

elden ring is the sourpuss larry bird to zelda's affable magic johnson in this duel. they should lean into it.

Michael Flatley's (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 29 March 2022 15:33 (one month ago) link

lag∞n is kurt rambis w/ the specs right there in the dn

Michael Flatley's (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 29 March 2022 15:35 (one month ago) link

im sorry you cant put me on the lakers this is unacceptable

lag∞n, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 15:39 (one month ago) link

that attitude is very Kareem

Michael Flatley's (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 30 March 2022 03:43 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

https://i.imgur.com/3VhE70q.png

ciderpress, Sunday, 15 May 2022 01:26 (one week ago) link

we knew Giant Land had opened a pandora's box.

Michael Flatley's (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 15 May 2022 06:07 (one week ago) link


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