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Title: Nintendo Switch
Post by: A.D.R.I.A.N on October 20, 2016, 02:01:33 pm
HEYA GUYS!!!
Sorry for the capped letters, but i'm excited when i heard about the Nintendo Switch!
It is the new name for the previously know NX.
So what you you think after the reveal? I got so excited.

Anyway, Here's the link to the news on Nintendo Life:
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/10/say_hello_to_the_nintendo_switch_a_new_concept_for_gaming (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/10/say_hello_to_the_nintendo_switch_a_new_concept_for_gaming)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dothacktranslate on October 20, 2016, 02:12:45 pm
I like the look of it. Seems like a nice upgrade from the Wii U.

Some people complained that the Zelda game looked like it had a choppy framerate. The framerate looked fine to me, but I don't know.

My only concern is that the game library might lack good titles and be slow to release.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 20, 2016, 03:58:16 pm
Anyway, Here's the link to the news on Nintendo Life:
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/10/say_hello_to_the_nintendo_switch_a_new_concept_for_gaming (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/10/say_hello_to_the_nintendo_switch_a_new_concept_for_gaming)

That is bad Freakin-A! Nintendo proving once again that they are the masters of innovation!

Found this; http://www.nintendo.com/switch

October 20, 2016, 04:15:03 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
I like the look of it. Seems like a nice upgrade from the Wii U.

And with the Nvidia Tegra X1 it going to have excellent specs.

Some people complained that the Zelda game looked like it had a choppy framerate. The framerate looked fine to me, but I don't know.

I didn't see a problem either. Even if it did, the system is still in prototype stage and the game is at best in beta stage.

My only concern is that the game library might lack good titles and be slow to release.

Now this is only rumor, but it seems that Nintendo is going to make most[possibly all] of the eShop library available for play on the system at launch. And that would be easy to do considering that the 3DS and Switch both run on the ARM architectural runtimes. Making WiiU digital game run might be more of a challenge, but they have been planning this for a while, so who knows. It would be very cool!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bahamut ZERO on October 20, 2016, 04:24:33 pm
There's already another Nintendo console in the works???

I thought the WiiU's only been around for 3-4 years. Are they already moving on? If so, glad I didn't get one like I intended to a few years back.

Not gonna lie - the possibility of playing Skyrim on the go sounds pretty badass.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 20, 2016, 05:27:01 pm
There's already another Nintendo console in the works???

Oh ya, they've talking about it for two years.

I thought the WiiU's only been around for 3-4 years. Are they already moving on? If so, glad I didn't get one like I intended to a few years back.

You have been missing out. The WiiU, while not the most popular, has been an excellent system. In my home, it gets more play time than the 360, PS3 and PS4 combined.

Not gonna lie - the possibility of playing Skyrim on the go sounds pretty badass.

Right?! Not to mention all the other A-list titles in the eShop. Finally, Nintendo is going to deliver a top-shelf spec portable. Don't get me wrong, the Gameboy had some good games, yet I was never able to embrace the green & gray back-light-less gameplay. The GBA was better once a back-light was built in and had some more great games. Then the DS came in and did great, yet with still low resolution screens. 3DS/New3DS improved on this, but only just. Still an excellent platform. Now? We'll see. But with Nvidia hardware and software expertise coupled with Nintendo's long standing tradition of excellence, this look like it could be an amazing system! I'm genuinely excited!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 20, 2016, 05:46:17 pm
Is it just me, or is the frequency that they are putting these things out starting to resemble Sega just before they seemed to lose their place in the market? Like how they were constantly adding on to the Genesis and then before those things even had much of a chance to catch on they were announcing the Saturn.

It looks like a cool device, but it kinda makes me wonder why they even bothered putting out the Wii U. And where does this leave the NX?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 20, 2016, 06:06:20 pm
Is it just me, or is the frequency that they are putting these things out starting to resemble Sega just before they seemed to lose their place in the market? Like how they were constantly adding on to the Genesis and then before those things even had much of a chance to catch on they were announcing the Saturn.

This is different. Sega was stringing along a system that was way out of date. The Saturn was technically superior to PSX but was difficult/complex to program for. Dreamcast was a last-ditch effort to edge back into market. Nintendo has had failures like everyone else, but learns better, historically. Nintendo is not as big as they once were, but they are anything but out. The WiiU's lesser[but still solid] popularity was because some devs and players scoffed at the final specs. And now just a few short years later players are beginning to realize that specs are not the end-all-be-all of a system. We are learning that much can be done with lower specs. Just look at the great things being done on mobile platforms. Nintendo is taking that ideal in stride and running with it. The new system seems like it has a lot of great potential. I'm sold already.

It looks like a cool device, but it kinda makes me wonder why they even bothered putting out the Wii U. And where does this leave the NX?
Agreed. Nintendo was expecting more from WiiU. And if you think about it, NX is really just a logical evolution of what WiiU is. Love the fact I can sit on the couch playing a game while everyone else is watching TV or a movie.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 20, 2016, 06:22:00 pm
This is different. Sega was stringing along a system that was way out of date.

K, so that makes them more like Atari than Sega. :P
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 20, 2016, 06:37:53 pm
K, so that makes them more like Atari than Sega. :P

Ok now you've lost me... LOL!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 20, 2016, 06:41:53 pm
Ok now you've lost me... LOL!

Maybe I'm "mis-remembering" but it seemed like Atari put out a bunch of consoles one right after the other back in the day with only slight improvements.

Anyway, I don't mean to be down on Nintendo because this device does sound very cool, continuing to merge the home console and the portable.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 20, 2016, 07:03:59 pm
Maybe I'm "mis-remembering" but it seemed like Atari put out a bunch of consoles one right after the other back in the day with only slight improvements.

Are you talking about the early 80's? If so, then ya the 5200 and then 7800 were very minor upgrades from the 2600 and were no competition for Nintendo and Sega.

Anyway, I don't mean to be down on Nintendo because this device does sound very cool, continuing to merge the home console and the portable.

Na, you didn't come off that way. But check this out; https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/20/nintendo-switch-first-thoughts/

Feeling a lot of optimism from the Engadget team. This seems to be the general feeling all over the net.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SleepyFist on October 20, 2016, 07:12:08 pm
Just got home, know nothing but the name, first impression: could have come up with a better name.
If they pad out their library with good titles before release I might look into getting one of these instead of a Vita or the cthonically acronymed NN3DSXL
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Jorpho on October 20, 2016, 10:25:37 pm
Just got home, know nothing but the name, first impression: could have come up with a better name.
Brace yourself; "THE SWITCH IS A TURN-OFF" headlines are coming.

Also look forward to more posts along the lines of "nintendo should release their whole library on android for free they would make 2k monies".  Because there's certainly no reason to stop with those yet.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Disch on October 20, 2016, 10:29:49 pm
Just got home, know nothing but the name, first impression: could have come up with a better name.

Nintendo has yet to give any system they ever produced a name that was better than "ok".

Except for maybe "Gameboy" which was probably the only clever one.  But pretty much every other name is completely stupid.  "Wii" was like a new low... and then they double-downed on it with "Wii-U" for some reason.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 20, 2016, 10:42:05 pm
Nintendo has yet to give any system they ever produced a name that was better than "ok".

Except for maybe "Gameboy" was probably the only clever one.  But pretty much every other name is completely stupid.  "Wii" was like a new low... and then they double-downed on it with "Wii-U" for some reason.

What are you talking about? The Gamecube was aptly named as was the N64, DS and 3DS. N.E.S. was excellent as was Gameboy Advance. SNES wasn't greatly original, but then neither is Sony's Playstation 2 or 3 or 4. And Microsoft? Forget it. The first Xbox was the Xbox. Ok cool. But they followed up with their second system named Xbox 360? Why? It didn't really describe anything about the system itself. And then their third system they named Xbox One[???] proving, without a doubt, that Microsoft either can't add and/or can't count and/or has their collective heads lodged firmly up their back-sides[Windows 8/8.1/10 anyone?]. And lets not forget Atari with 2600, 5200, 7800, Lynx and the worst, Jaguar. And last Sega. Megadrive? Really? What the heck did the game system have to do with driving? And why was it "Mega"? Genesis was good and even though it was a failure, the 32X was aptly named, being a 32bit eXtension to the Genesis/MD. Saturn was out there[pun intended]. Dreamcast however was a very cool name.

Nintendo's system names may not win any awards for originality, but at least they put in some effort.  And really, Nintendo and Sega are the only mainstream game system builders who have come up with good names IMHO.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SleepyFist on October 20, 2016, 11:27:42 pm
What are you talking about? The Gamecube was aptly named as was the N64, DS and 3DS. N.E.S. was excellent as was Gameboy Advance. SNES wasn't greatly original, but then neither is Sony's Playstation 2 or 3 or 4. And Microsoft? Forget it. The first Xbox was the Xbox. Ok cool. But they followed up with their second system named Xbox 360? Why? It didn't really describe anything about the system itself. And then their third system they named Xbox One[???] proving, without a doubt, that Microsoft either can't add and/or can't count and/or has their collective heads lodged firmly up their back-sides[Windows 8/8.1/10 anyone?]. And lets not forget Atari with 2600, 5200, 7800, Lynx and the worst, Jaguar. And last Sega. Megadrive? Really? What the heck did the game system have to do with driving? And why was it "Mega"? Genesis was good and even though it was a failure, the 32X was aptly named, being a 32bit eXtension to the Genesis/MD. Saturn was out there[pun intended]. Dreamcast however was a very cool name.

Nintendo's system names may not win any awards for originality, but at least they put in some effort.  And really, Nintendo and Sega are the only mainstream game system builders who have come up with good names IMHO.
You have a point, and I'd also just like to throw out that I would buy a WiiNES no questions asked. :P
Also yeah Dreamcast, Katana, Dolphin, and Gamecube were all pretty cool names, I also like that they Nintendo named their arcade board The Triforce, also if Sega had kept up their planet theme naming I wouldn't have minded a Sega SOL console or the like.

Off the topic of names, I wonder if Switch will get Skyrim mods.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Chronosplit on October 20, 2016, 11:29:41 pm
I'm actually impressed.  Sounds like a really neat idea.  I kinda even wish this made it to the NES Mini thing somehow; NES+Gameboy, why not?

Brace yourself; "THE SWITCH IS A TURN-OFF" headlines are coming.
Better than the WiiWii jokes I used to hear.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Disch on October 20, 2016, 11:37:36 pm
Gamecube is ok.  It would have been better if it was a first gen 3D system, rather than a 2nd gen.  That would have combined the idea of a polygon-cube with the shape of the system.  But by the time it's 2nd gen, you lose that novelty.  It'd be like calling the SNES the "PixelBox".

N64 is a fucking stupid name.  It was part of a dumb trend to put the bitwidth in the title (TG-16, 32X), only it came out years after everyone stopped caring about that shit.  Seriously, it isn't any different from the 32X -- it's pretty much the same fucking name.  It's like if Sony makes the "Playstation" and then 2 years later Nintendo comes out with the "Playcenter".  Dumb dumb dumb.

"Gameboy Advance" isn't any more creative than "Playstation 2".  They might as well have called it "Gameboy Next" or "Gameboy Deluxe"
DS is ok but uncreative.
3DS is a little clever.
2DS makes it sound like it's just a shitty 3DS.  Which I guess... that's what it is, so I guess that's good?  Except for the whole "making it sound shitty" part.

"Nintendo Entertainment System" is fucking dorky and retarded.  It's so fucking dorky that nobody ever actually called it that because you'd get a wedgie if you did.  Growing up, everyone just called it "Nintendo".

"Super Nintendo Entertainment System" is even dorkier.

===========================

"Playstation" is a great name.  Though adding numbers to the end of it is pretty lame.

"XBox" is fucking dumb.  And adding random numbers in no pattern is even dumber.


Sega was pretty hit and miss with their names.  Megadrive is pretty dorky (I can't tell if you're being serious with your "driving" comment... I'm going to assume that's a joke), but it's not any dorkier than SNES.  Saturn was meh.  But "Genesis" and "Dreamcast" are both fantastic names.

I think Jaguar is a better and more clever name than you give it credit for. 
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 21, 2016, 12:08:16 am
You have a point, and I'd also just like to throw out that I would buy a WiiNES no questions asked. :P

LOL@WiiNES Very clever. Juvenile, but clever.

Off the topic of names, I wonder if Switch will get Skyrim mods.

Wouldn't that be cool? It's Nintendo though, so it's anyone's guess.

Gamecube is ok.  It would have been better if it was a first gen 3D system, rather than a 2nd gen.  That would have combined the idea of a polygon-cube with the shape of the system.  But by the time it's 2nd gen, you lose that novelty.  It'd be like calling the SNES the "PixelBox".

N64 is a fucking stupid name.  It was part of a dumb trend to put the bitwidth in the title (TG-16, 32X), only it came out years after everyone stopped caring about that shit.  Seriously, it isn't any different from the 32X -- it's pretty much the same fucking name.  It's like if Sony makes the "Playstation" and then 2 years later Nintendo comes out with the "Playcenter".  Dumb dumb dumb.

"Gameboy Advance" isn't any more creative than "Playstation 2".  They might as well have called it "Gameboy Next" or "Gameboy Deluxe"

We're just going to have agree to disagree.

DS is ok but uncreative.

But it is descriptive.

"Nintendo Entertainment System" is fucking dorky and retarded. 

Says the guy who is, and I'm quoting your profile here; an "NES Junkie"

It's so fucking dorky that nobody ever actually called it that because you'd get a wedgie if you did.  Growing up, everyone just called it "Nintendo".

Maybe in your neck of the woods. Where I grew up it was NES.

Megadrive is pretty dorky (I can't tell if you're being serious with your "driving" comment... I'm going to assume that's a joke)

A little of both. There is no logic to the name.

I think Jaguar is a better and more clever name than you give it credit for. 

How so? A Jaguar is an animal, and a fierce one at that. School mascot? Makes sense. Car company name, makes less sense, but Ok. But the name of a game system? How was that system fierce or powerful in any manner? It certainly didn't strike fear into it's "prey".
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 21, 2016, 12:52:36 am
How so? A Jaguar is an animal, and a fierce one at that. School mascot? Makes sense. Car company name, makes less sense, but Ok. But the name of a game system? How was that system fierce or powerful in any manner?

It's controller was fiercely terrible and it's library powerfully bad. After buying one you would feel as though you had been mauled by a jaguar.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Disch on October 21, 2016, 01:04:18 am
@lexluthermiester

Derailing thread.  Moving here:

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,22908.0.html
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 21, 2016, 01:30:02 am
It's controller was fiercely terrible and it's library powerfully bad. After buying one you would feel as though you had been mauled by a jaguar.

LMAO!  :thumbsup:

@lexluthermiester

Derailing thread.  Moving here:

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,22908.0.html

On that note, It seems the idea that a good portion of the eShop titles are very likely to be available on launch for NSX is not unfounded one. Players will seemingly have access to most of their already purchased titles from their account. It's only speculation but seems reasonable. Even if only DSi and 3DS/2DS stuff that's still a ton of good titles.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: KaioShin on October 21, 2016, 03:23:58 am
The name seems like the best one they came up with in a long time. At least it's not possible to associate it with peeing or with a children's toy (aka Nintendo is for kids stuff) or just a random technical number.

I'm very sceptical of the concept, hybrid designs always have many compromises and the weaknesses from all the integrated parts. Just look at Win8 and 10. The fully "assembled" controller for stationary use looks as unweildly as a DC controller and that's not a good thing. I haven't read anything about the hardware yet so I can't comment much about that aspect but it'll either have terrible battery life or bad stationary graphics, one of the two has to be true unless the docking station basically houses a second console that'll activate or support the handheld part.If it's extra hardware it'll be a mess for developers to support it again and I thought we had moved on from terrible custom hardware designs like the Saturn or the PS2.

Though speaking of developer support, it seems like nvidia is responsible for the software dev stack this time. Which must be a huge improvement over the horror stories you read about Nintendo's horrible SDKs and the way they support for 3rd party devs (aka barely at all).

Game wise they showed off Mario and a port of a 5 year old popular game. Wow I'm so unexcited. Someone needs to shoot Mario so Nintendo finally has to stop using him as a crutch.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: BlackDog61 on October 21, 2016, 09:43:15 am
I have to say - I'mstill looking at this thing called the Switch without a good grip on how I'm supposed to be excited about it.
OK, I can plug it into my TV at home, and take it with me on the go. Hmm. So if it's on the go, it's the biggest PSP I've ever had - that part is "fine but not overly exciting". (I mean - they've already been increasing size over and over and over. Itdoesn't fit into my pocket already, right?)
If it's hooked to myTV, it's just like another console before. Except they've at last chosen to have a normal controller, which I both like and am unexcited about - it's just the same as ever, right?
What's the point of putting a screen down in the street (and getting it stolen by a passerby) to play with friends, instead of using that flat TV I got home?
Where's the innovation that Nintendo shelved (or tried to) regularly? With many VR experiences coming to us, is Nintendo just going to watch that train pass and stay sitting on the bench?

If you want excitement, seriously, get to try an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. they don't have the AAA line up yet either, but the experience is new. (And yes, they lack a way to walk for real over longer distances than a couple of steps. Still. Wow there. No wow here.)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Gemini on October 21, 2016, 11:37:16 am
So far the only convincing thing was the actual controller (nice design, looks like it's got a good grip). The rest of it looks quite bland and nothing really to write home about. Now what they need is a huge library of games, which the WiiU could barely afford with first and second parties.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: flame on October 21, 2016, 11:58:15 am
Is it just me, or is the frequency that they are putting these things out starting to resemble Sega just before they seemed to lose their place in the market? Like how they were constantly adding on to the Genesis and then before those things even had much of a chance to catch on they were announcing the Saturn.
Eh, not really. The lord giveth and the lord taketh away.
SNES had a GB adapter, Gamecube had a GBA adapter, Wii had a GC inside of it (???) but you couldn't use those adapters anymore, and you could use controllers of the previous console for the first time, Wii U dropped support for Gamecube controllers.

For switch we need more info. Nintendo has nothing to announce regarding the touch function at this time. That could give us a clue as to backwards compatibility if they came out one way or the other on this.

A chance for actually good tablet games. Current tablets are powerful, but control is limited. Your app won't sell if it requires a controller as most people don't have them.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 21, 2016, 01:05:38 pm
I have to say - I'mstill looking at this thing called the Switch without a good grip on how I'm supposed to be excited about it.
OK, I can plug it into my TV at home, and take it with me on the go. Hmm. So if it's on the go, it's the biggest PSP I've ever had - that part is "fine but not overly exciting". (I mean - they've already been increasing size over and over and over. Itdoesn't fit into my pocket already, right?)
If it's hooked to myTV, it's just like another console before. Except they've at last chosen to have a normal controller, which I both like and am unexcited about - it's just the same as ever, right?
What's the point of putting a screen down in the street (and getting it stolen by a passerby) to play with friends, instead of using that flat TV I got home?
Where's the innovation that Nintendo shelved (or tried to) regularly? With many VR experiences coming to us, is Nintendo just going to watch that train pass and stay sitting on the bench?

If you want excitement, seriously, get to try an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. they don't have the AAA line up yet either, but the experience is new. (And yes, they lack a way to walk for real over longer distances than a couple of steps. Still. Wow there. No wow here.)

So far the only convincing thing was the actual controller (nice design, looks like it's got a good grip). The rest of it looks quite bland and nothing really to write home about. Now what they need is a huge library of games, which the WiiU could barely afford with first and second parties.

The two of you are in the extreme minority. Everywhere I've been reading anything about the NSX has been overwhelmingly positive. Even sites that have traditionally been huge skeptics are expressing how positively impressed they are.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Gemini on October 21, 2016, 01:15:16 pm
^ Hype train I guess. I don't usually care that much about Nintendo products, they are mostly stuff with a weak gimmick we've seen somewhere else already. The Switch is basically a tablet that can hook to a tv and with a weird docking controller. Why should I feel overwhelmed when I barely care about gimmicks and check game libraries instead?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: flame on October 21, 2016, 03:46:17 pm
Strawman has a point.
It's basically a more expensive Nvidia Shield that can hook up to a TV.
The Nvidia Shield comes in two hardware versions: One that is a tablet with an Xbox-style controller and the second uses a TV for its display...it also includes the Xbox-style controller.
...Whoops, I guess the Shield is not available anymore.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 21, 2016, 05:09:34 pm
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SNES had a GB adapter, Gamecube had a GBA adapter, Wii had a GC inside of it (???)

Those were actually good ideas that were good for fans. As soon as those devices came out they already had a huge library available whereas the trash Sega put out was unnecessary and for games that would only work with those devices and none of them were really on the market that long from what I remember (which meant that they never had a substantial library).

Anyway, my real point here is that like Sega and Atari, Nintendo is putting out too many things in a short span of time (that are unnecessary) which is really only going to give each of them less time to grow a market or library. Nobody wants to buy a game system that developers will abandon in a year or two when the next thing comes out. If this thing is compatible with a bunch of games that are already out there then it isn't so bad. Otherwise, this device is a mistake.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: A.D.R.I.A.N on October 21, 2016, 10:12:11 pm
Bad news guys  :'(, Nintendo just said that the Nintendo Switch is not compatible with both 3DS and Wii U titles.
And i wanted to buy SSB4 for play on the new system........

If you don't believe me, here's the link to the article:
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/10/nintendo_confirms_switch_isnt_physically_backwards_compatible_with_3ds_and_wii_u_software (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/10/nintendo_confirms_switch_isnt_physically_backwards_compatible_with_3ds_and_wii_u_software)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Zynk on October 21, 2016, 10:20:42 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/5CFOMEr.gif)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 21, 2016, 10:55:27 pm
So what games are compatible with the Nintendo Switch again?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 21, 2016, 11:25:10 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/5CFOMEr.gif)

LOL! Nice!

So what games are compatible with the Nintendo Switch again?

Give it time. Nintendo will release that info.

Bad news guys  :'(, Nintendo just said that the Nintendo Switch is not compatible with both 3DS and Wii U titles.
And i wanted to buy SSB4 for play on the new system........

If you don't believe me, here's the link to the article:
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/10/nintendo_confirms_switch_isnt_physically_backwards_compatible_with_3ds_and_wii_u_software (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/10/nintendo_confirms_switch_isnt_physically_backwards_compatible_with_3ds_and_wii_u_software)

You will note the headline says "Isn't Physically Backwards Compatible With 3DS And Wii U Software". This is not surprising. The NSX doesn't have an optical drive so the WiiU disc's will of course not be compatible. As for the 3DS, it seems clear that the slots will not be compatible either. However the compatibility I referred to earlier was the eShop, not the physical titles.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 21, 2016, 11:58:00 pm
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Give it time. Nintendo will release that info.

Considering how important that bit of info is, you would think that would be one of the first things mentioned. Now I'm starting to think that the gameplay footage is fake and that this thing really isn't as far along as they'd like us to believe. Maybe I'm just being cynical.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 22, 2016, 12:12:19 am
Considering how important that bit of info is, you would think that would be one of the first things mentioned. Now I'm starting to think that the gameplay footage is fake and that this thing really isn't as far along as they'd like us to believe. Maybe I'm just being cynical.

Maybe. Remember, Nintendo has a habit of releasing info in stages. Let's all be patient. Assuming the worst and nothing will be compatible, the thing is still going to be bad ass.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 22, 2016, 12:47:56 am
Maybe. Remember, Nintendo has a habit of releasing info in stages. Let's all be patient. Assuming the worst and nothing will be compatible, the thing is still going to be bad ass.

I hate to keep pushing this, but if it does have a serious lack of compatibility then it does fall into the category I mentioned earlier with the 32x and whatnot because it then becomes pro business/profit and anti-consumer in a way. By contrast, those other devices mentioned like the Super Gameboy were almost like a reward for investing in Nintendo that gave the player more options for their existing library (Nintendo's library new and old and the collection that each gamer was in possession of, either way). Without compatibility, it's just another gimmick that is being sold with little regard for their fan base/supporters.

EDIT: I'm assuming the Switch isn't just an add-on but I think the comparison still holds up. Something like the 32x (or a new console that comes along in a relatively short period of time after another console but lacking compatibility) is just something else to buy. Something like the Super Gameboy is something to buy that helps solve a problem the consumer has (not owning a Gameboy or not caring about portable gaming). The 32x was all about Sega while the SGB was about Nintendo and it's existing fan base.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: KaioShin on October 22, 2016, 03:45:08 am
What were you guys expecting, backwards compatiblity is a major cost factor and with the 3DS and Wii U it wouldn't even physically work. The Switch has one big widescreen where the 3DS had two screens arranged vertically. Plus, obviously no 3D. Even if they made it run the experience playing it on the Switch would be pretty garbage. We don't even know if it'll have a touch screen or if it's just a plain screen (I actually hope so because the touch screen did absolutely nothing for actual games, I can live without retarded speed rubbing minigames ala The World Ends With You or the faux boob rubbing BS in most Vita RPGs, thanks).

Simulating a Wii U would only work when using it at home because on the go you only have one screen and the Switch is obviously a handheld while home use is just a TV out option. (They confirmed by now that the docking station contains no further hardware, it is just a TV bridge and battery loading station) so this would go against the system's goals and design if you could play Wii U games but only at home.

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: BlackDog61 on October 22, 2016, 03:56:37 am
I agree with KaioShin and SunGodPortal. Backward compatibility is a very tough thing to implement. Rembmer how the first PS3's had to have PS1 hardware inside to be compatible with those titles.
eShop is the way to go to get your previous library. As the industry has proven, it won't come for free, so keep your good ol' consoles fit and away from dust!

As for the hype, again, show me something new. It's OK to be excited by the hardware - hardware always looks different, and I like the new toys too, don't get me wrong. It's just a fact there's nothing innovative that's been shown so far, and I'm all about innovations coming to me. The only new thing is that the controller splits into 2 for local multiplayer - a concept I quite like, mind you. It's just not as awesome-great-mind-blowing-wowy as you guys write about. You'll still get to play the same old games on new hardware. I don't care if I'm a minority. I've probably seen more console generations than you - it makes sense I'd be less wowed by the fluff and flash.
Of course websites are going to write as much as they can on this. There's not a lot happening in the gaming industry nowadays, and this is supposed to be a big event. No matter the actual added value, they're going to wow about it.
Let's wait for official reviews.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 22, 2016, 04:05:36 am
Actually, what I was getting at was that if there is no backwards compatibility and this is just an entirely new system then this is a system that should not be, as there is no need for it whatsoever. The Wii U is not very old. If they release a new system that is not compatible with some of their existing games (this early) then it is a huge disservice to the fans for the sake of trying to sell their latest gimmick.

Maybe I just have a complete misunderstanding of what this device actually is. :huh:
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: KaioShin on October 22, 2016, 04:35:51 am
Maybe I just have a complete misunderstanding of what this device actually is. :huh:

It's not the next Wii U, it's the next 3DS. The docking station is just to get the display sent to the TV, but all the magic happens inside the handheld device. Thus what you play on the go is what you'd get at home.

And on that front a new device was needed since the 3DS is getting pretty long in the tooth, especially graphically compared to Smartphone games. Heck, compared to Vita games. I'm actually pretty happy that they are making a handheld again that isn't overloaded with shitty gimmicks like two screens, stylus controls or useless 3D. This seems to be made for one thing and one thing only: play games in good quality. With proper controller controls and not touch BS. And that the thing can also be used at home will hopefully lead to more games for it being designed as "full fledged" games instead of as obvious handheld games. The Vita was much better in that regard than the 3DS. There is nothing even remotely comparable to FFX Remaster or Persona 4 which I could play on the Vita on the 3DS. With this I'm hopeful that that might change.

After a few days to think and getting at least some question marks cleared up I'm actually onboard with this device. Especially since I'm playing a ton of handheld games anyway since I'm staying 3 nights every week in hotels so it's the only sane way to get my gaming fix outside the weekends (heavy $2000 gaming laptops excluded, but I don't want to go that route yet).
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 22, 2016, 04:51:42 am
Okay. I see now. It's their new portable entry that happens to function as a home console. I was thinking it was the other way around. I guess that makes sense since the 3DS is about 5 years old now. That's a fairly typical lifespan for something of this nature. I no longer have any complaints then.
 :)

Quote
(heavy $2000 gaming laptops excluded, but I don't want to go that route yet)

Wow. I guess everything is stupidly expensive these days.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: KaioShin on October 22, 2016, 04:59:44 am
You are not the only one who is confused about this and I also needed a while to get it (and the confirmation from Nintendo that the docking station is just that and not the main part).

And this might be a problem for them. I don't know why Nintendo marketing has to be so terrible. When announcing a major product like this there should be no confusion, everyone should know what it's about and what it's for. They already said they won't give out any more information (about hardware OR games) until next year. That is INSANE. People obviously have tons of questions and instead of clearing them up and making people excited for it they'll close the doors and want to be forgotten until next year again? Sometimes it's impossible to believe Nintendo has been around in the gaming industry this long considering how they act and fail to understand basic market rules. You want people pre-ordering like crazy not scratching their heads.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 22, 2016, 02:44:40 pm
What's confusing? It's a combo home & portable game system which has the raw specs to play games in very good quality on par or a little better than 360 or PS3. Even if there is no backward compatibility it still going to be a cool system that has flexibility.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dACE on October 22, 2016, 03:20:11 pm
http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/20/13347910/nintendo-switch-home-gaming-system
It's not the next Wii U, it's the next 3DS. The docking station is just to get the display sent to the TV, but all the magic happens inside the handheld device. Thus what you play on the go is what you'd get at home...

That's not what Nintendo claims: http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/20/13347910/nintendo-switch-home-gaming-system (http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/20/13347910/nintendo-switch-home-gaming-system)

/dACE
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: KaioShin on October 22, 2016, 05:24:33 pm
That's utterly retarded, they just don't want people to not buy 3DSs this Christmas for Pokemon.

It plays 5 year old PS3 games when used as a home console. That is a joke not a Wii U successor. As a mobile device is the only place it has a reason to exist.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bahamut ZERO on October 22, 2016, 05:53:19 pm
So apparently people don't have very high hopes that it'll have remotely comparative specs to the PS4/XB1.  :huh:

Meaning... they could be potentially fucking themselves out of a chunk of 3rd party support. Again.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 22, 2016, 11:01:41 pm
http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/20/13347910/nintendo-switch-home-gaming-system
That's not what Nintendo claims: http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/20/13347910/nintendo-switch-home-gaming-system (http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/20/13347910/nintendo-switch-home-gaming-system)

/dACE

Exactly.

That's utterly retarded, they just don't want people to not buy 3DSs this Christmas for Pokemon.

It plays 5 year old PS3 games when used as a home console. That is a joke not a Wii U successor. As a mobile device is the only place it has a reason to exist.

Then don't buy one. But your opinion of it being a joke is pure personal perspective.

So apparently people don't have very high hopes that it'll have remotely comparative specs to the PS4/XB1.  :huh:

It's not meant to be comparable to the Xbone/PS4. And really, who cares? If games are great, fun and look good why does it matter. It's meant to be the next step in the evolution of Nintendo's gaming offerings. I have a PS3, PS4, 360, Wii, WiiU, PC, NES, SNES, TurboDuo and MadCatz MOJO. That's the short list. Here's the thing, in my home the PS4 is more or less relegated to playing Bluray movies and DVDs. The WiiU gets the lions share of game play time. It has a great library of games that no other system can touch. That's not to say the other systems don't have great titles, because we all know they do.

When my wife and I both watched that first video two days ago, it was the first time since we got married that we BOTH have been genuinely excited about a game system. PS4 was good. XB1 doesn't have anything to offer over it. WiiU over shadows them both and it is the "weaker" spec'd system. Specs don't make a system.

That having been said, Nvidia's K1 is a damn good performer and the custom version of the X1 is even more excellent. Nintendo and Nvidia know what their doing. The NSX is going to be awesome.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: BlackDog61 on October 23, 2016, 01:49:19 am
And on that front a new device was needed since the 3DS is getting pretty long in the tooth, especially graphically compared to Smartphone games. Heck, compared to Vita games. I'm actually pretty happy that they are making a handheld again that isn't overloaded with shitty gimmicks like two screens, stylus controls or useless 3D.
I'm actually pretty happy with the 3DS. It's different, like you write ;D but I like it nonetheless. Good games are available - maybe not a dozen, but still, I'm usually picky enough that I don't find too many I want to play per system.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bonesy on October 23, 2016, 02:53:41 am
I like my 2ds a lot, shame I finally have to replace the stupid control stick.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 23, 2016, 03:20:23 am
I like my 2ds a lot, shame I finally have to replace the stupid control stick.

The 2DS is good for those who get eye strain from the 3DS screen. And you might be able to find replacement parts on Amazon/Ebay. Fixing them is easy.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bonesy on October 23, 2016, 03:23:40 am
yeah i ordered a full-plastic replacement but it's coming from Hong Kong so who knows when it gets here
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dACE on October 23, 2016, 09:32:12 am
That's utterly retarded, they just don't want people to not buy 3DSs this Christmas for Pokemon.

Perhaps - but that info is supposedly from somebody close to Nintendo.

Anyway - Since I am going to play the new Zelda and was not retarded enough to buy a WiiU, I'll enjoy my Switch at home in front of my big-ass TV.

/dACE
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Synnae on October 23, 2016, 04:15:11 pm
Late to the party, but this looks pretty awesome. I skipped the Wii U myself, but might get the Switch if it doesn't end up too expensive in my country. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bahamut ZERO on October 23, 2016, 05:04:26 pm
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Since I am going to play the new Zelda and was not retarded enough to buy a WiiU

Wait, so that Zelda game that looks like OoT with the Elder-Scrolls-sized-looking-world is a Switchblade game and not a WiiU game?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 23, 2016, 06:27:36 pm
Wait, so that Zelda game that looks like OoT with the Elder-Scrolls-sized-looking-world is a Switchblade game and not a WiiU game?

Seems like it's going to be on both, according to some sources.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: KaioShin on October 24, 2016, 01:30:37 am
But your opinion of it being a joke is pure personal

Wow, I'm so glad you are pointing that out! For a Moment there I thought I was writing a news article or a paper and not a post on a gaming forum!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: MisterJones on October 24, 2016, 02:17:12 am
im glad people can afford all the consoles they can. i cant and have to make a decision. i cant afford any atm, but if i had to pick between what i know of the switch so far, i will simply buy a ps4 instead.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 24, 2016, 02:41:22 am
im glad people can afford all the consoles they can. i cant and have to make a decision. i cant afford any atm, but if i had to pick between what i know of the switch so far, i will simply buy a ps4 instead.

PS4 is good. But I have one and it barely gets used. Get an NSX. Or both. ;)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tom on October 24, 2016, 03:35:57 am
PS4 is good. But I have one and it barely gets used. Get an NSX. Or both. ;)

You've used the NSX more than your PS4!? Lucky you!

Were you one of the people in the promo!?  ;)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Gamerhenky on October 24, 2016, 04:08:48 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvQ6tY-UsAEZd7y.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: BlackDog61 on October 24, 2016, 10:16:09 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvQ6tY-UsAEZd7y.jpg)
Nice one! I can't wait for the next version describing the "Switch addition", where the guy takes his controller and hooks it up to his glass of beer, or tears his passport into 2, switch-way. ;D The ad stops when the guy tries to slide it on the sides of his girlfriend's T-shirt, zoom on her shocked face, cut.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 24, 2016, 12:03:38 pm
You've used the NSX more than your PS4!? Lucky you!

Were you one of the people in the promo!?  ;)

Well no, of course not. I wish! LOL! But when Nintendo does promos like this, they deliver.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: magictrufflez on October 24, 2016, 12:06:28 pm
I actually like what I see of it, although the games it runs will be the biggest deal breaker with me.  I couldn't care less if it ran the ridiculous graphics of the newer XBOX/PS consoles, but if it has good new games (not just ports of good games I already own), then I'm totally down.

I loved being able to multitask with the Wii U controller (especially when doing long grinding sessions in RPGs), so this whole setup would be lovely, especially if I can decide when/if I want to play any games (not just the downloadable ones) on my TV
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Chronosplit on October 24, 2016, 11:16:30 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvQ6tY-UsAEZd7y.jpg)
I've been holding this in, but now I gotta say it.

Nintendo Astroswitch. (http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Astroswitches)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 24, 2016, 11:52:18 pm
What's with the empty quote from Gamerhenky?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Gamerhenky on October 24, 2016, 11:55:59 pm
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Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SunGodPortal on October 24, 2016, 11:58:26 pm
What's with the empty quote from Gamerhenky?

There's an image in there. I guess it didn't want to load for you.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 25, 2016, 03:53:31 pm
There's an image in there. I guess it didn't want to load for you.

Interesting. Must be my script blocker. YAY for being secure!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: snarfblam on October 25, 2016, 05:16:44 pm
In these moments of doubt and confusion, you can always click the "quote" button and all will be revealed: the original BBCode of a post.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on October 25, 2016, 06:06:44 pm
In these moments of doubt and confusion, you can always click the "quote" button and all will be revealed: the original BBCode of a post.

<---- suddenly feels really dumb. . . Should have thought of that.

Here's an interesting read; http://venturebeat.com/2016/10/23/nintendo-switch-uses-cartridges-but-this-isnt-like-the-n64/
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: kikujade on October 25, 2016, 06:32:34 pm
Hi,

Sorry to butt in.

It seems Nintendo, is still insisting on doing their own thing, as opposed to what Microsoft and Sony are doing.

On one hand, Microsoft and Sony are following the PC market/Steam business model, and so they're getting both their hardware, software and business model closer to the PC. Microsoft will make their games playable on windows 10, Sony has the PSnow thing to play Sony games on PC. Plus their digital sales, deals, indie publishing etc, and now their mid-cycle upgrades for the "power user".

Nintendo on the other hand is following the casual market wherever they go. Seeing how cellphone gaming dominates in japan in terms on sales and revenue, and how it grabbed the casual gaming market all over the world, they've decided to follow that path and combine the best of both worlds, curiously by partnering with none other than nvidia.

Its like the cold war all over again, who will win this arms race? or will they continue to segment the market? I am very curious to see if both business models can coexist, or if one of them will have to evolve to survive. Sony and Microsoft are already talking about the future in a rather "grim" way by saying this might be their last home console.

Does this mean Nintendo will meld with the mobile market given their ever dominance with their handhelds and the recent  rise of the mobile market? or does this mean Microsoft and Sony will meld with the PC market given how PC Desktop technology has evolved into the accessibility it has now for the non-technical hardcore gamer and general user? has Steam set the path for the hardcore market?

What a time to be alive. I would definitely bet on both to succeed.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: tvtoon on October 29, 2016, 08:43:45 pm
That is looking like a Switch OFF for Nintendo: the advertisement idea is not good (eSport focus would be good), there isn't a good plan about how well this "portable" will fare on the environment (smartphones can do it), less than six months and still lack proper rumors about specifications...

It is not bad that Nintendo does "its" thing, despite it being a washed Shield from the bottom, the bad thing is plugging a "real" WiiU and still lacking focus in stuff that matters, for nowadays gamers. ;)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: LivingfortheNight on November 08, 2016, 03:41:09 am
off topic: whenever i think of this modern age of gaming, all i can see is CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS ALIEN NEXUS SKELOSUITS 5.

like sci fi FPS with plasma jet packs/guns/grenades has taken over everything. Halo ruined everything.

EDIT: Not even 5 minutes after I posted this, a commercial for COD Infinite Warfare came on. WOOOSH GONNA SLAUGHTER NOOBS WITH MY PLASMA GRENADES
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: A.D.R.I.A.N on November 08, 2016, 05:34:41 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvQ6tY-UsAEZd7y.jpg)
Captain N Reboot confirmed!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Corsaire on November 10, 2016, 09:52:23 pm
A modern console that you can also play in bed and on the shitter?

I'm ok with this.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: BlackDog61 on November 11, 2016, 04:27:06 am
I've been holding this in, but now I gotta say it.

Nintendo Astroswitch. (http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Astroswitches)
I like that! So the unannounced feature is an embedded inflatable Kamen Rider costume?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: A.D.R.I.A.N on February 26, 2017, 11:25:49 am
These will be the release games so far for the Switch:
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/02/guide_nintendo_switch_launch_games_and_release_dates_2017 (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/02/guide_nintendo_switch_launch_games_and_release_dates_2017)
Only five days more, so excited!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SleepyFist on February 26, 2017, 11:37:19 am
These will be the release games so far for the Switch:
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/02/guide_nintendo_switch_launch_games_and_release_dates_2017 (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/02/guide_nintendo_switch_launch_games_and_release_dates_2017)
Only five days more, so excited!
Looks good, I'm disappointed that US isn't getting King of Fighters 98 though, just about my only gripe with the early lineup I guess.
Switches are having problems with controller sync though, might be a deal breaker for some if not fixed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLJZMzt4vBU
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bobolicious81 on February 26, 2017, 02:27:58 pm
Only five days more, so excited!

I'm hoping to find one by Christmas time, but considering Nintendo's long tradition of underproducing along with my unwillingness to pay scalpers 3 times what the thing is worth, I'm not sure if that'll happen.  :laugh:
I had a hell of a time finding a DS when I decided to get one 2 years after they launched.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on February 28, 2017, 01:20:16 am
I'm hoping to find one by Christmas time, but considering Nintendo's long tradition of underproducing along with my unwillingness to pay scalpers 3 times what the thing is worth, I'm not sure if that'll happen.  :laugh:
I had a hell of a time finding a DS when I decided to get one 2 years after they launched.

You should be able to. Nintendo is taking seriously the overwhelmingly positive public response to the NSX. They even stated that there will be enough units to fill the preorders and have enough to sell to the general public as well.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bobolicious81 on February 28, 2017, 10:59:23 am
That would be great. I was planning on waiting until after my vacation in June to even look for one, but I'm pretty sure that if I happen to see one in a store before then I'll pick it up...don't tell anyone, but I lack impulse control...
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: KaioShin on February 28, 2017, 12:20:00 pm
I had pre-ordered on Amazon a few days ago once they had re-opened pre-orders and they claimed they'd ship in 3 weeks. I asked today at my local game shop and they said they could still get one more for me this week with the official launch. So I cancelled Amazon now and I'm hoping for the best. Even if I went with Amazon, that's only 2 weeks after release for a second wave of shipments, that's not bad at all. I don't see a repeat of the NES Mini launch here.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bobolicious81 on March 02, 2017, 11:39:02 pm
Well what do you know, I didn't preorder a Switch but decided to show up at Best Buy and I got a golden ticket for one of these bad boys. So once the store opens, I'll have my first ever release day console.

March 03, 2017, 09:49:27 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
I heard on the radio there's apparently been a buzz around the internet about how awful Nintendo Switch game cartridges taste...
Nintendo acknowledged that it added a bitter chemical to discourage small children from trying to swallow them.
But the reporter added, "This still doesn't explain why adults are tasting their video games" 😂
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SCD on March 03, 2017, 10:42:46 am
I'm still not sure if I'm going to get the Switch or not, I wasn't a big fan of the Wii and Wii U consoles and I also think the GameCube was their last great console they ever made in my opinion.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bahamut ZERO on March 03, 2017, 02:35:31 pm
They went back to cartridges?

That's either gonna be awesome, or 3rd party developers are gonna start bitching about working with them like they did in the N64 days.

I'm gonna bank on the first, because I don't wanna see this new console scrapped as quickly as it felt that they did with the Wii U.


I'm still not sure if I'm going to get the Switch or not, I wasn't a big fan of the Wii and Wii U consoles and I also think the GameCube was their last great console they ever made in my opinion.

Wii's a GREAT console if you want a cheaply priced emulation powerhouse, have a classic controller, and a battery pack for the stupid remote. I mean, it can't play EVERYTHING, but you can easily cram a collection of 5000+ roms across the older consoles on it and it'll play damn near everything perfectly. For ACTUAL wii games... uh, I've come across 12 pretty badass games, mostly all made by Nintendo lol. Granted, I've never really shopped around for Wii games much so there's bound to be some gems out there for it.

As for Wii U.... idk, never had one. I wouldn't mind trying out the Mario games on it, and perhaps the HD Zelda remakes, but other than that I have no idea what's on that console or if they're even making games for it now that this Switch thing is out.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bobolicious81 on March 03, 2017, 02:50:41 pm
I guess I should have said game "card" rather than "cartridge," as the latter implies something bigger and bulkier. Oh well...six of one, baker's dozen of the other...

They're slightly smaller than the 3DS game cards. But considering you can get 128GB SD cards nowadays, I'm sure they'll have more than enough storage so I wouldn't expect an N64 situation here.

I loved my Wii. Super Mario Galaxy was badass, and Wario Ware was a blast. My kids still enjoy Mario Kart Wii, and I even got my wife to play Wii Sports with me. I skipped over the WiiU though, I just didn't get a good feeling about it. The Switch looks promising to me, but I'm waiting 2 weeks to open it because we're saving it for my daughter's birthday.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on March 05, 2017, 03:05:07 am
I'm still not sure if I'm going to get the Switch or not, I wasn't a big fan of the Wii and Wii U consoles and I also think the GameCube was their last great console they ever made in my opinion.

Get it! Zelda-BOTW is worth the price of admission alone! Agree with you about the GC being a great system, but the Wii was damn good too. Skipping the easy to name greats, one of my favs was the Goldeneye remake which a ton of fun! Despite the WiiU's lack of popularity, it has a ton of great games too!

They're slightly smaller than the 3DS game cards. But considering you can get 128GB SD cards nowadays, I'm sure they'll have more than enough storage so I wouldn't expect an N64 situation here.

...I skipped over the WiiU though, I just didn't get a good feeling about it...

Actually their a bit bigger, not by much though. And I've got a 256GB MicroSD for mine, plus there's a rumor that the NSX will have have the USB storage option in the near future. I really don't plan to play it as a portable much, I've got a N3DS and GPD Q9 for that. You've been missing out on the WiiU though. On top of all the really good titles it's already got, Zelda-BOTW has been released for it as well and it looks/plays within a stones throw of the NSX version.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Bobolicious81 on March 05, 2017, 07:52:17 pm
What does NSX stand for? Nintendo Switch Xtreme? Maybe not Xtreme...the 90's are over... For that matter, why do some people call the PlayStation PSX instead of PS or PS1...And what about GCN? Game Cube (from) Nintendo? Game Cube Nonpareil?

Nothing personal, I just need answers.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: FreightMan71 on March 05, 2017, 09:01:03 pm
What does NSX stand for? Nintendo Switch Xtreme? Maybe not Xtreme...the 90's are over... For that matter, why do some people call the PlayStation PSX instead of PS or PS1...And what about GCN? Game Cube (from) Nintendo? Game Cube Nonpareil?

Nothing personal, I just need answers.  :thumbsup:

I used to follow this sort of 'naming convention' when it came to systems, and I could be wrong because I haven't followed this sort of thing much in recent years, but here is my understanding of what you asked about:

1--PSX.  Put simply, I believe PSX was the code name used for the original playstation while it was still in development.
Obviously, it was just called "Playstation" upon release, but for the sake of abbreviations, most gaming magazines at the time, followed by gaming fans, simply left the 'PSX' name in place.
For some reason, and I think this all DID start with the popular gaming mags (EGM, GamePro, GameFan, etc), there seemed to be some unwritten rule that ALL game systems needed to be abbreviated using a three letter/number system.

PSX, N64, SAT (or sometimes SSA), XBX...you see where this is going... which leads to...

2--GCN. I think you answered your own question (again, I could be fuzzy on this nowadays), but GCN simply stood for Game Cube Nintendo. I have also seen the Gamecube abbreviated as NGC.

3--As for the Switch, I believe the development name, or codename for it (like the Playstation) was simply NX. Upon release, we now have the Nintendo Switch, and because, it seems we NEED to have a third letter/number, leave the X in there...thus NSX.  :D

I hope that satiates your need for answers.
And hey, even if I am not 100% right, I thought it was a rather damned good explanation, no?  ;D
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: lexluthermiester on March 05, 2017, 09:10:47 pm
I used to follow this sort of 'naming convention' when it came to systems, and I could be wrong because I haven't followed this sort of thing much in recent years, but here is my understanding of what you asked about:

1--PSX.  Put simply, I believe PSX was the code name used for the original playstation while it was still in development.
Obviously, it was just called "Playstation" upon release, but for the sake of abbreviations, most gaming magazines at the time, followed by gaming fans, simply left the 'PSX' name in place.
For some reason, and I think this all DID start with the popular gaming mags (EGM, GamePro, GameFan, etc), there seemed to be some unwritten rule that ALL game systems needed to be abbreviated using a three letter/number system.

PSX, N64, SAT (or sometimes SSA), XBX...you see where this is going... which leads to...

2--GCN. I think you answered your own question (again, I could be fuzzy on this nowadays), but GCN simply stood for Game Cube Nintendo. I have also seen the Gamecube abbreviated as NGC.

3--As for the Switch, I believe the development name, or codename for it (like the Playstation) was simply NX. Upon release, we now have the Nintendo Switch, and because, it seems we NEED to have a third letter/number, leave the X in there...thus NSX.  :D

I hope that satiates your need for answers.
And hey, even if I am not 100% right, I thought it was a rather damned good explanation, no?  ;D

The code name was NX and is seen on the chipset in a teardown. It was changed to Switch. And for a time it was known as Nintendo System Ten, thus NSX.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SleepyFist on May 31, 2017, 03:45:30 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_wI0WwgnRU
The Know - Nintendo fighting for Switch components with Apple and other companies.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: A.D.R.I.A.N on June 08, 2017, 10:05:01 pm
Heh, for those fans of Metroidvania (like myself), look at this:
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/06/axiom_verge_multiverse_edition_confirmed_for_physical_release_on_switch (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/06/axiom_verge_multiverse_edition_confirmed_for_physical_release_on_switch)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: SleepyFist on June 08, 2017, 11:03:51 pm
And Ps4/WiiU too, nice, if I can get a job I might go buy a copy.