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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

Dunkey is Josh confirmed.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 19 February 2021 11:27 (two months ago) link

I don't think he's that angry for real. Fwiw, I think his previous two videos were nothing but effusive praise for Super Mario 3D World and Bowser's Fury, the latter of which he called his presumptive game of the year, which might have actually been serious.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 February 2021 13:54 (two months ago) link

you seem to know an awful lot about his video history, almost as if ... Andrew is on to something lol

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 19 February 2021 14:03 (two months ago) link

Almost as if I saw the latest one yesterday and thought, oh shit, I missed his last two, which were right next to it and which I watched right after, lol.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 February 2021 14:16 (two months ago) link

But yes, I'm also Dunkey.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 February 2021 14:25 (two months ago) link

japanese people must really love those japanese rpgs

lag∞n, Friday, 19 February 2021 14:48 (two months ago) link

They just call them "rpgs."

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 February 2021 14:51 (two months ago) link

i think japanese people all like american games now and vice versa

ciderpress, Friday, 19 February 2021 14:52 (two months ago) link

that was supposed to be some sort of comedy joke but it came out just sounding defensive

ciderpress, Friday, 19 February 2021 14:59 (two months ago) link

i will probably play the square triangle octagon project tbrr

eisimpleir (crüt), Friday, 19 February 2021 15:00 (two months ago) link

surely this time they will change the name...?

ciderpress, Friday, 19 February 2021 15:09 (two months ago) link

Seems unlikely

Canon in Deez (silby), Friday, 19 February 2021 15:24 (two months ago) link

Triangapath Traveler

Evan, Friday, 19 February 2021 15:25 (two months ago) link

Looks enough like final fantasy tactics, possibly my fave game of all time, that I will likely buy it and perhaps not play it.

Mario 3D world has been enjoyable but not immersive fro me. I may be broken.

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 19 February 2021 16:35 (two months ago) link

its not really supposed to be immersive like odyssey, its diorama style (except mauybe the new bowsers fury thing)

ciderpress, Friday, 19 February 2021 16:42 (two months ago) link

recommend going straight into bowsers fiery maw it rules

adam, Friday, 19 February 2021 16:55 (two months ago) link

may do that

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 19 February 2021 16:57 (two months ago) link

my favorite thing in 3D World has been to play as cat suit Peach in 1-1, run to the top of the ramp near the beginning, run and jump off of it, float and then cat-dive directly into the clear pipe, then run back and do it again. kind of an immersive experience in the sense that it makes me feel like a kid at a playground

eisimpleir (crüt), Friday, 19 February 2021 17:10 (two months ago) link

bowsers fury is pretty cool kind of a mix between 3d world and odyssey, unusual thing to make, its a small mario game that has all the qualities of a big mario game, riding the dino is super sweet

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 February 2021 00:43 (one month ago) link

JiC, Borderlands trilogy is half off once again

sell her Dior (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 21 February 2021 16:59 (one month ago) link

yah! the second two are $13 on PS4 right now, but I might as well get all three for $25.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 21 February 2021 17:34 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

i bought a much needed pro controller and i am living

eisimpleir (crüt), Monday, 15 March 2021 22:56 (one month ago) link

my hands are filled with joy from being able to d-pad again

eisimpleir (crüt), Monday, 15 March 2021 22:58 (one month ago) link

dammit, i need to buy a much needed pro controller too. shit's expensive though

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 15 March 2021 23:25 (one month ago) link

Best battery life ever.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 00:11 (one month ago) link

KM I urge you to consider the 8bitdo Sn30 Pro+ Controller it is incredible and maybe better than the Nintendo pro controller which I also have and love. And it is cheaper. Battery life has been great.

Evan, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 11:14 (one month ago) link

might want to hold off on that as they just announced the 8BitDo Pro 2, adds two paddle buttons and 3 switchable profiles for the same price
https://www.engadget.com/8-bitdo-pro-2-controller-150048045.html?guccounter=1

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 11:50 (one month ago) link

does the 8bitdo have gyro aim? thats a major consideration if youre planning to play like splatoon or any other shooters. otherwise yeah i've heard good things

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 14:16 (one month ago) link

the pro+ does, afaik the only downsides next to the pro is no scanner and no turning the console on remotely. the upside is analogue sticks that won't fall apart as fast, or hopefully never

chihuahuau, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 18:08 (one month ago) link

are there tolerable third party joy-cons? mine drift and the thought of paying nintendo money to replace broken nintendo items is galling

(i know there's a replacement program i just haven't gotten my shit together to do it yet)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Thursday, 18 March 2021 21:01 (one month ago) link

i'd say there are, but after a month my third party joy-con started to drift, grrrrrrrrrrr

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 18 March 2021 21:47 (one month ago) link

seriously, between that and my ps4 being louder than a 747, i've been doing 99% of my recent gaming on my coputer. fuck that driftin noise

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 18 March 2021 21:48 (one month ago) link

and yes, it's called my coputer, we are reversing mitosis

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 18 March 2021 21:48 (one month ago) link

the replacement program is pretty easy and painless, I sent each of my joy-cons in (months apart) and each time got it back from Nintendo in like 2 weeks, no charge

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 18 March 2021 22:21 (one month ago) link

ugh i should just get it together and do it. our post office is a hell of a walk away so i've put it off for *checks watch* a year

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Friday, 19 March 2021 19:09 (one month ago) link

Townscaper coming this summer

lukas, Friday, 19 March 2021 19:13 (one month ago) link

people who like monster hunter really like monster hunter, i would not get too caught up by hyperbole like that url

ciderpress, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 01:16 (three weeks ago) link

ugh i should just get it together and do it. our post office is a hell of a walk away so i've put it off for *checks watch* a year

Just so you know it's not USPS, it's a pre-paid UPS label

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 04:01 (three weeks ago) link

Wondering if it's worth trying to get a Monster Hunter Rise Pro Controller, keep it sealed and see if it's worth anything in a year or two...

Nhex, Thursday, 25 March 2021 14:26 (three weeks ago) link

vs buying gamestonks

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 25 March 2021 17:28 (three weeks ago) link

You see me dawg

Nhex, Thursday, 25 March 2021 17:37 (three weeks ago) link

I skipped MH World due to being burned out after MH4 and Generations, so am excited to explore all the QoL improvements and stuff to do in Rise. not sure how I feel about numbers popping up when you attack tho.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 26 March 2021 10:15 (three weeks ago) link

also have always been a dual blades player so want to try another weapon this time, suggestions welcome.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 26 March 2021 10:17 (three weeks ago) link

decided to learn how to monhun

this game looks really nice for a switch game, best environment design i've seen on the platform since xenoblade 2 and it's probably a step up from that

i'm leaning toward dual blades but haven't tried everything yet

ciderpress, Sunday, 4 April 2021 13:45 (two weeks ago) link

Oooh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ2c-6CJ-tM

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 01:36 (one week ago) link

Love these classic game concepts

microsloth fig stimulator (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 01:48 (one week ago) link

anyone else playing monster hunter rise? it's my first one, and the grind is ON

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 02:27 (one week ago) link

i started it up the other day and did the tutorial stuff but haven't had a chance to jump back in yet

ciderpress, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 02:35 (one week ago) link

i've tried dual blade, lightbow, and the hammer so far. each a pretty expected tradeoff from the other. looking forward to dabbling in some of the more complicated weapons before honing in on a few for the rest of the game.

i say the knowing all too well that i'm in the 10-15 hour honeymoon phase where i think i will play this forever. but i have to say, i appreciate the focus to the game. there is no real "story", i'm just gradually killing stronger monsters. this is what i want.

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 02:47 (one week ago) link


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