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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 (four years ago) link

Remind me what this thing is again?

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

Nobody knows yet.

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

Gettin' ready for thread title change!

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

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

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

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

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

lol Nintendo Switch is a terrible name
Looks kinda dope tho

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

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

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

trailer is v weird, thing itself looks p cool

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

Terrible trailer o_O

Like the thing tho.

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

haha

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

i am into this!

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

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

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

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

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

Vanagon cameo

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

is this likely to be region locked?

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

holding out for the big mario party announcement

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

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

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

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

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

goin' for chill hipster demo?

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

going for that disposable income demo for sure

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

his last name is mario

Evan, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 14:16 (one month ago) link

mr mario nintendo

lag∞n, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 14:16 (one month ago) link

they're gonna give zelda her smash moveset

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 14:17 (one month ago) link

ultra niche mode activated: 00s Cave bullet hell shooters ported to Switch
Mushihimesama out now, ESPGaluda II and Dodonpachi later this year
TATE mode included! where did I put my flipgrip

holy shit!!! just picked up mushihimesama, love that game!

this is particularly encouraging after the recent release of dodonpachi daioujou. except it was the java port for japanese flip phones. um.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/05/caves_dodonpachi_is_coming_to_switch_but_its_not_the_one_you_want

I also can't remember where I put my flipgrip...

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Friday, 18 June 2021 18:25 (one month ago) link

dodonpachi daioujou black label had some incredible music. not as good as darius gaiden tho

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 18 June 2021 18:52 (one month ago) link

i used to play dodonpachi on MAME a lot, don't remember why i gravitated to that specific one but it was good


Ha, this was totally me in college. There was some shmup dedicated website that basically ranked the best of the genre and I played through most of them on MAME. Dodonpachi was the one I kept going back to as well. Something particularly satisfying about that one I guess, idk.

circa1916, Saturday, 19 June 2021 17:16 (one month ago) link

is Pikmin 3 deluxe worth $30?

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 02:51 (one month ago) link

Sure why not

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 03:15 (one month ago) link

I’ve never played a pikmin but I plan on picking it up at some point

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 03:22 (one month ago) link

was wondering the same... missed out on the Paper Mario Origami King deal

Nhex, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 03:30 (one month ago) link

Bresth of the Wild 2: Caves and Cliffs Clouds

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 03:42 (one month ago) link

I watched the first 19 minutes of Pikmin 3 gameplay, and I have determined they are cute lil guys.

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 04:02 (one month ago) link

On the rare occasion when my kids want to play me in Smash Bros., they typically assign me the Pikmin guy as a handicap, which it is, because I still don't quite understand its mechanics, other than generating/throwing cute lil guys.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 12:57 (one month ago) link

I would never not play as Bayonetta. Sorry kids.

Jeff, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 13:02 (one month ago) link

get gud scrubs. and listen to your mother

Nhex, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 14:16 (one month ago) link

oh man i opened the worm can that is smash bros for my kid and i kind of regret it because talk of it - including topics like which other characters should be included, how awesome today's favorite character's smash move is, how even awesomer it is that wario farts and chews on you, how terrible olimar is, and spin off games based on it - permeates basically everything now

joygoat, Thursday, 24 June 2021 19:40 (one month ago) link

also a whole lot of wii fit trainer jokes

joygoat, Thursday, 24 June 2021 19:41 (one month ago) link

Smash his also taken over my nephew’s life. He was only 9

Karl Malone, Thursday, 24 June 2021 19:41 (one month ago) link

He especially likes to make me download $5.99 smash DLC so he can play me as some new character, before promptly never playing as that character ever again. Smash + premium DLC is diabolical on Nintendo’s part

Karl Malone, Thursday, 24 June 2021 19:42 (one month ago) link

tragic when smash afflicts one so young

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 June 2021 19:46 (one month ago) link

The first class action settlement that offers Nintendo nation the free smash DLC + complementary replacement joycons we deserve??

Karl Malone, Thursday, 24 June 2021 19:49 (one month ago) link

fighting games making more characters as paid dlc post-release is pretty standard. but unlike every other game, smash has blasted past the point of "okay i don't really need the 26th character when i already have 25" and into "there's such a hilariously large number of characters that it would be a shame if i didn't have them all"

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 June 2021 19:59 (one month ago) link

We had about 6 months spent on which of the latest DLC characters were "OP." And what had been "Nerfed." Yes, I'm old.

DJI, Thursday, 24 June 2021 21:42 (one month ago) link

I eventually learned that toon Link is best for me. neutral special has full board range. Good down special w/ timed bombs. The up special is very easy to use for attacking above and for recovery. the moveset is also natural for the character with no strange reloading dynamic (olimar, splatoon, etc).

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 24 June 2021 21:52 (one month ago) link

however, I think the various children and nephews of the board would feel Toon Link has "a low ceiling". I've watched pros play in tournaments on youtube, and I can't even really wrap my head around the way they play. Duck Hunt is an especially baffling juggling of TNT barrels and projected cowboys.

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 24 June 2021 21:55 (one month ago) link

i regret to inform you all that the dlc characters are all better and more fun than the regular characters.

except byleth. fuck byleth.

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Friday, 25 June 2021 00:33 (one month ago) link

I liked Toon Link as well. Never could find a decent main that felt right in Smash though

Love FE3H so maybe I'll get into Byleth... might finally pull the trigger on the character pass DLCs when it's all released

Nhex, Friday, 25 June 2021 01:06 (one month ago) link

first impression of mario golf is that the speed golf mode is actually less fun than regular golf in 1p (and most of the story mode uses it instead of regular golf). if you have any mario golf experience at all then time isn't a factor so it's functionally the same as regular golf except you have to spend time running to your ball which becomes a drag quickly. also you don't get to see your cool shots like if you get a hole in one it just kinda happens offscreen while you're running towards the green. same as real life i guess lol.

not a total dealbreaker but disappointing

ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:07 (one month ago) link

the speed golf is kinda silly but battle golf and XC golf make up for it imo, XC golf in particular. plotting out the most efficient hole-to-hole route just to have it immediately torpedoed by cloud dudes or whatever is pretty good.

adam, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 13:23 (one month ago) link

Did you play multiplayer speed golf? I kind of assumed that was the intended market (like smash) for that

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:29 (one month ago) link

no and i'd believe it works better there especially since i think there's a scoring method that actually rewards speed but in adventure mode it doesn't really have a purpose other than to make you run everywehre

ciderpress, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:58 (one month ago) link

Ah, ok, good to know! hmmmmmm

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:58 (one month ago) link

Picked it up on Saturday morning.

Local multiplayer with motion controls is where the game will pay for itself. It has all the classic ingredients. Competitive and silly, fun and easy enough to pick up and start swinging but with enough depth to allow for micro-adjustments and fine tuning your swing, plenty of potential for getting it calamitously wrong at the most dramatic moment.

Ideal for a lengthy weed smoking sesh with friends, as is so often the case with local multiplayer Nintendo. The battle golf is really good chaotic fun.

Do feel shortchanged on the number of courses though and haven’t got much faith they will remedy that with DLC. Same issue with the most recent mario party. I gather they are about to drop a new MP with some classic N64 party boards but it’s still just remastered old content for which they are charging full whack

Windsor Davies, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 22:19 (one month ago) link

It’s Nintendo, so.

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 23:19 (one month ago) link

new variant with oled screen, same internals though

Meet the newest entry to the #NintendoSwitch family! Nintendo Switch (OLED model) brings the versatility of the Nintendo Switch experience with a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, and more. Nintendo Switch (OLED model) releases on 10/8.https://t.co/zRpGxakJDn pic.twitter.com/Tsc55r35ay

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 6, 2021

ciderpress, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 13:48 (four weeks ago) link

Interesting. I never ever play undocked though, because joycons are terrible.

Jeff, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 14:06 (four weeks ago) link

is it pro tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 14:27 (four weeks ago) link

it's professionally made

ciderpress, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 14:33 (four weeks ago) link

nice

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 14:36 (four weeks ago) link

Hot tbh

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 14:41 (four weeks ago) link

the big rumor was it would have 4k in docked mode but it does not, and in fact there is no upgrade to the chips and so forth at all, therefor is teh fail

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 14:47 (four weeks ago) link

Switch Max not for me either.

chips are unavailable to even nintendo

ciderpress, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 15:13 (four weeks ago) link

xp no joycons for me, ever, from now on. unless they want to drop the price to $19

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 15:14 (four weeks ago) link

Fab capacity being meted out like senior and junior water rights

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 15:18 (four weeks ago) link

Tempted to bite just because the battery would be the upgraded one from 2019, over the launch version. And the OLED screen does sound nice.

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 04:48 (four weeks ago) link

Unless the nicer bigger screen means more power being drawn which means even with the 2019 battery you end up no better off than you were with the original model? I can't remember the specifics with OLED tech though, possible it's actually more efficient rather than less.

JimD, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 11:20 (four weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

Anyone tried skyward sword yet?

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 31 July 2021 14:30 (four days ago) link

Playing it now. It's fun! Even though the tutorial stuff is interminable - my son got frustrated with the sheer amount of reading and exposition - I've read this has been toned down from the original which is a bit o_O.

Overall so far it's very much a classic Zelda with added 3D and motion controls. You can absolutely see the seeds of BOTW in it (in sometimes frustrating ways, like it has a paraglider only you can't steer, just descend straight down, and the early shields are appalingly fragile) but it's not BOTW. The main thing is it only gestures at being open world – you definitely have to some locations and tasks in a particular order.

stet, Saturday, 31 July 2021 21:51 (four days ago) link

It’s famous for being the most linear of all the zeldas. So much so that I could see it being a major wake up call to reset and make true open world work in the spirit of the original, resulting in BOTW

Evan, Saturday, 31 July 2021 23:54 (four days ago) link


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