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Nintendo Switch
« 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
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #2 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

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

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

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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!
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #4 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!

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #5 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?
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #8 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!

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #12 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.
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« Reply #13 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.

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« Reply #14 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.
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« Reply #15 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.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 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.

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"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. 

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« Reply #18 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".

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« Reply #19 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.
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