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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2016, 10:39:03 AM »
Wheres' the goddamn d-pad?

On the 'pro controller' shown in the video.

If the rumors are true, the controller pieces that come off will be interchangeable and you'll have ones with d-pads on them available too.
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« Reply #61 on: October 20, 2016, 10:39:49 AM »
Looks pretty cool.  Way slicker than the Wii U.

Slicker than the Wii U? Look at this fucking thing



System and dock looks fine.

The controller bits are gray and makes the whole thing look terrible.

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« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2016, 10:40:07 AM »
I look at this less like a successor to the Wii U and more like a successor to the 3DS. This thing would still be so even if there was no dock. Nintendo isn't competing with the PS4 or XO, and that was always pretty clear.

They're stretching their legs in a market they've soundly beaten all their historical competitors: handheld gaming. The new form factor is acutely designed to lure people (children) from iPads.
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« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2016, 10:40:09 AM »
This is kind of a smart move and is kind of what the Wii U should have been. This kind of fulfills the tablet aspect. It actually seems like a portable tablet. People are claiming it's too big, can't fit into a pocket. Not really a problem in today society. Kids can't put their ipas in their pocket's either.

The problem here is now the Switch is fighting a two front war. It has to compete with the ipad market, because now this does seem like an actual portable tablet and while it will play games it probably won't have the sheer utility of an ipod which is also why parents buy them.

It has to compete is a home console which has been a weakness for Nintendo for awhile.

I think it looks like a cool console and I'm no Nintendo fan honestly. I hope it has more Bayonetta and Xenoblade.

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« Reply #64 on: October 20, 2016, 10:44:34 AM »
Looks pretty good, looking forward to telling my step son to switch so I can play Xbox
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« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2016, 10:44:46 AM »
Playing Dragon Quest XI at home and then taking it to work to play on my lunch break will be fucking awesome.
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« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2016, 10:50:29 AM »
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« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2016, 10:50:54 AM »
So wait, was that actually Skyrim? Cause it looked like a bootleg version Amazon would give away to get people to download Amazon Underground onto their phones.


Wheres' the goddamn d-pad?

...really?  It's fucking skyrim dude

It looked like fucking garbage, but I guess skyrim has just aged that poorly. Just like the NBA game.

Figured it was some knock off.
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« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2016, 10:56:00 AM »
Looks really cool.
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« Reply #69 on: October 20, 2016, 10:57:11 AM »
Wait this thing doesn't have a D-pad???

Fuck this piece of shit.
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« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2016, 10:59:03 AM »
Well, since we cant play our WiiU games on it, I might as well put the thing in the closet. I've already played the 15 games worth trying on it. ROFL
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« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2016, 11:00:19 AM »
That pro controller getting rid of the dumb stick placement on the wii u pro controller :aah
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« Reply #72 on: October 20, 2016, 11:01:13 AM »
So, I guess the touch-screen is out?
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« Reply #73 on: October 20, 2016, 11:04:19 AM »
Wait this thing doesn't have a D-pad???

Fuck this piece of shit.

only on the Pro controller

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so if you're on the move, you're screwed

wait, it's possible you can connect the Pro controller without the dock

but then you'd have to carry the Pro controller with you at all times tho, so :yeshrug

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« Reply #74 on: October 20, 2016, 11:08:38 AM »
No touch screen for something basically a tablet seems dumb
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« Reply #75 on: October 20, 2016, 11:09:19 AM »
Not gonna lie, I thought it looked pretty cool.

Looks like what the Wii U should have been, and i like that it has it's own controller outside of the tablet switches.

That's where I am. I think it's gonna flop and suck hard. But at least it's something that looks like what the Wii U should've been years ago. If they put a "handheld"/main-line Pokemon on it and it looks good on a TV, oh baby it'll print money from that fanbase.

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« Reply #76 on: October 20, 2016, 11:10:02 AM »
I'm happy with the concept (one less system to buy) but I was expecting the portable handheld successor to the 3DS to be more...portable?  Gonna need to know more about the dimensions on that thing.  It sure looks like a smaller Wii U tablet and Wii U tablet is huge and not something you can just stick in your pocket and take on planes/trains.

No d-pad isn't a huge dealbreaker imo since the pro controller has a d-pad, even if it's not ideal.  Actually thinking about this a little more, since 90% of what I play on Japanese systems are menu-based rpgs using the d-pad and I do want to play them in bed at night, no d-pad kinda sucks.

No touch screen for something basically a tablet seems dumb

Well, how are you going to replicate that for TV mode? 
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« Reply #77 on: October 20, 2016, 11:14:20 AM »
I think the most innovative part of the whole thing is the concept of a portable system with 2 detachable controllers for portable 2 player gaming with a friend whether you go.  Even if it means you're stuck with tiny little 4 button controllers that look sorta uncomfortable, it's still an original and cool concept.  Can be on a train and share a 2 player game with an SO, or go to a friends house and play Smash.

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« Reply #78 on: October 20, 2016, 11:19:24 AM »
what there is no touch screen?

ffs nintendo is distinguished mentally-challenged fellowed

kids want a real tablet

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« Reply #79 on: October 20, 2016, 11:20:50 AM »
Something hugely overlooked in that trailer:

Splatoon is eSports

Not Smash

ROFL stay mad
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« Reply #80 on: October 20, 2016, 11:21:09 AM »
The two tiny controls really suck, but I doubt I'll use them ever.  Console + pro controller purchase for me

and I don't think its been confirmed there is no touch screen.
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« Reply #81 on: October 20, 2016, 11:21:18 AM »
It has to have a touch screen, they'd be stupid to not do that.

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« Reply #82 on: October 20, 2016, 11:25:15 AM »
I actually don't care about there being a touch screen or not. It's mainly going to sit at home for me as I never really played handhelds outside either. Just real glad it has it's own controller, I'd never want to tablet it.
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« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2016, 11:25:44 AM »
I think the most innovative part of the whole thing is the concept of a portable system with 2 detachable controllers for portable 2 player gaming with a friend whether you go.  Even if it means you're stuck with tiny little 4 button controllers that look sorta uncomfortable, it's still an original and cool concept.  Can be on a train and share a 2 player game with an SO, or go to a friends house and play Smash.

shame no one who still plays their nintendo consoles in public has a friend to play it with.

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« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2016, 11:27:41 AM »
I just hope Nintendo really sticks with this and there's no separate handheld system a year or two later.

Also wonder what this means for all the Japanese developers that have no budget for games and were clinging onto the 3DS as their last chance for budget 3d graphics.  Doesn't look like that stuff will fly here.

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« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2016, 11:29:17 AM »
Looks great, will buy

Also this list of partners ain't bad

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Why are they listing middleware devs? :doge
Is this something the other two do as well?

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« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2016, 11:29:27 AM »
Why do people care about a touch screen?  How many games have actually even used the damn thing for anything beneficial outside Kirby Roll and Rhythm Games?

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« Reply #88 on: October 20, 2016, 11:30:50 AM »
The Two half controllers look barely usable


Wished they stopped acting like 3rd parties are going to be a thing

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« Reply #89 on: October 20, 2016, 11:31:24 AM »
port of Skyrim
port of Splatoon
port of MK8
port of Zelda
port of NBA2K17
new Mario

Quite bad.

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« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2016, 11:32:02 AM »
port of Skyrim
port of Splatoon
port of MK8
port of Zelda
port of NBA2K17
new Mario

Quite bad.
At least there will be more Nintendo games, now that they're not split between handheld and home console. But yeah.

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« Reply #91 on: October 20, 2016, 11:34:44 AM »
Why do people care about a touch screen?  How many games have actually even used the damn thing for anything beneficial outside Kirby Roll and Rhythm Games?
Etrian Odyssey and Professor Layton.

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« Reply #92 on: October 20, 2016, 11:35:06 AM »
port of Skyrim
port of Splatoon
port of MK8
port of Zelda
port of NBA2K17
new Mario

Quite bad.

Nintendo fans havent played half those games

and they prob won't

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« Reply #93 on: October 20, 2016, 11:35:57 AM »
it'l have a touch screen
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« Reply #94 on: October 20, 2016, 11:37:56 AM »
I figure this thing is basically just an Nvidia Shield...so I guess spec/price/battery wise this would be the best thing to base it on
https://shield.nvidia.com/store/tablet/k1

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« Reply #95 on: October 20, 2016, 11:39:20 AM »
Why do people care about a touch screen?  How many games have actually even used the damn thing for anything beneficial outside Kirby Roll and Rhythm Games?
Etrian Odyssey and Professor Layton.

Oh yeah, Layton for sure.  I didn't realize EO even had touch screen stuff?  But last one I played was the EO1 remake.

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« Reply #96 on: October 20, 2016, 11:40:01 AM »
Looks pretty cool.  Way slicker than the Wii U.

Slicker than the Wii U? Look at this fucking thing

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System and dock looks fine.

The controller bits are gray and makes the whole thing look terrible.
Not gonna lie, I'd love to try that.

I've lowkey always wanted a big tablet size screen with proper button controls just to see how it would play. Thanks Nintendo  :itagaki

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« Reply #97 on: October 20, 2016, 11:41:30 AM »
Why do people care about a touch screen?  How many games have actually even used the damn thing for anything beneficial outside Kirby Roll and Rhythm Games?
Etrian Odyssey and Professor Layton.

Trauma Center as well (>implying there will ever be a new Trauma Center. :fbm).

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« Reply #98 on: October 20, 2016, 11:41:36 AM »
O this looks stupid, O a new Mario, now I have to buy one, I guess. 
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« Reply #99 on: October 20, 2016, 11:41:48 AM »
it'l have a touch screen

Again, how does this work for TV mode?  Say your game is built with a touch screen interface.  Now you plug it into your TV, how can someone play it?  Use the system itself as the touch controller like the Wii U tablet?  Ok, except you have wired HDMI cables running from your TV to it, so how does that work when you're on the couch?

It very well could have a touch screen, but it creates a lot of problems for the concept. 

Oh yeah, Layton for sure.  I didn't realize EO even had touch screen stuff?  But last one I played was the EO1 remake.

Map making...

Oh yeah, haha.  I use auto-map making as much as possible so I guess that's why I didn't think of it.

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« Reply #100 on: October 20, 2016, 11:41:48 AM »
Oh yeah, Layton for sure.  I didn't realize EO even had touch screen stuff?  But last one I played was the EO1 remake.

Map making...
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« Reply #101 on: October 20, 2016, 11:44:14 AM »
Why do people care about a touch screen?  How many games have actually even used the damn thing for anything beneficial outside Kirby Roll and Rhythm Games?

This.

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« Reply #102 on: October 20, 2016, 11:46:18 AM »
Touch screens are fucking cheap as hell.  Even if not usable in docked mode, they still have to have a way for Nintendo's mobile games to be played.  Miitomo and Super Mario Run will be on this thing, which means they need touch controls
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« Reply #103 on: October 20, 2016, 11:49:23 AM »
Again, how does this work for TV mode?  Say your game is built with a touch screen interface.  Now you plug it into your TV, how can someone play it?  Use the system itself as the touch controller like the Wii U tablet?  Ok, except you have wired HDMI cables running from your TV to it, so how does that work when you're on the couch?

It very well could have a touch screen, but it creates a lot of problems for the concept. 

It could have a touchscreen that's only used for apps (browser, Youtube and such), not for games.

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« Reply #104 on: October 20, 2016, 11:50:44 AM »
Touch screens are fucking cheap as hell.  Even if not usable in docked mode, they still have to have a way for Nintendo's mobile games to be played.  Miitomo and Super Mario Run will be on this thing, which means they need touch controls

Is it confirmed this plays mobile games?  That definitely would make it need a touch screen.

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« Reply #105 on: October 20, 2016, 11:51:17 AM »
so is that slot gonna be able to fit 3ds cards or what
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« Reply #106 on: October 20, 2016, 11:51:47 AM »
I'm happy with the concept (one less system to buy) but I was expecting the portable handheld successor to the 3DS to be more...portable?  Gonna need to know more about the dimensions on that thing.  It sure looks like a smaller Wii U tablet and Wii U tablet is huge and not something you can just stick in your pocket and take on planes/trains.

Doesn't seem to be a problem for all the people using tablets out there.  I can't even remember the last time I put a handheld system in my pocket-- my phone goes in there and that's it.  Handhelds get their own cases and get thrown into backpacks and what not.

No d-pad isn't a huge dealbreaker imo since the pro controller has a d-pad, even if it's not ideal.  Actually thinking about this a little more, since 90% of what I play on Japanese systems are menu-based rpgs using the d-pad and I do want to play them in bed at night, no d-pad kinda sucks.

It has "d buttons" instead.  That's not going to be a problem for navigating menus and such.  Really those kind of controls aren't going to be a problem for anything except for something like a fighting game.

I just hope Nintendo really sticks with this and there's no separate handheld system a year or two later.

I could see a handheld coming later on for one reason: Price.  If the Switch is gonna be like $350-$400, that could be a huge turn-off to a lot of potential (portable) buyers.

Also wonder what this means for all the Japanese developers that have no budget for games and were clinging onto the 3DS as their last chance for budget 3d graphics.  Doesn't look like that stuff will fly here.

Don't see why not.  I see a lot of J-devs jumping ship from 3DS and Vita to this.

Why do people care about a touch screen?  How many games have actually even used the damn thing for anything beneficial outside Kirby Roll and Rhythm Games?

Mario Maker?

If they want to attract people who like to game on phones and tablets...they're probably going to want a touch screen. 

Nobody said it didn't have a touch screen either, though.

port of Skyrim
port of Splatoon
port of MK8
port of Zelda
port of NBA2K17
new Mario

Quite bad.

And all these games are portable and look amazing given they can be played that way.  And this was just a three minute teaser video.

Quite good.

I'm not gonna fault Nintendo for that reveal.  This is a hell of a lot better than the Wii and Wii U. 

...So far.  That's key here, too. 
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« Reply #107 on: October 20, 2016, 11:51:59 AM »
so is that slot gonna be able to fit 3ds cards or what

240p blown up  :donot

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« Reply #108 on: October 20, 2016, 11:53:28 AM »
Something hugely overlooked in that trailer:

Splatoon is eSports

Not Smash

ROFL stay mad

Splatoon actually has patch notes so this positioning from Nintendo isn't all that surprising.
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« Reply #109 on: October 20, 2016, 11:54:07 AM »
Wonder how RDR2 will look on this

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« Reply #110 on: October 20, 2016, 11:56:14 AM »
Wonder how RDR2 will look on this

LOL it's not going to be on it.
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« Reply #111 on: October 20, 2016, 11:57:37 AM »
I was just kidding lol

Ill prob buy this pos if the price is right like 199

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« Reply #112 on: October 20, 2016, 11:58:07 AM »
I was just kidding lol

Ill prob buy this pos if the price is right like 199
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« Reply #113 on: October 20, 2016, 11:58:51 AM »
there's no way this is 200 bucks lol

300 at minimum
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« Reply #114 on: October 20, 2016, 12:00:00 PM »
Yeah I'm expecting 250+

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« Reply #115 on: October 20, 2016, 12:01:09 PM »
is wii u even 250 yet? I'm gonna go with 400 at launch
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« Reply #116 on: October 20, 2016, 12:03:13 PM »
I thought Wii U launched at $299 and is $250 now?  My memory is foggy when it comes to Nintendo products since I don't pay much attention.

I think $250 is possible if they want this thing to take off.  $300 is probably expected.  At $400 I'd expect this to bomb hard.

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« Reply #117 on: October 20, 2016, 12:05:15 PM »
anything over 249 would be suicide if this is the 3ds replacement

a tablet for your kid is like 150 bucks or something,  thats what they are competing with

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« Reply #118 on: October 20, 2016, 12:07:26 PM »
anything over 249 would be suicide if this is the 3ds replacement

a tablet for your kid is like 150 bucks or something,  thats what they are competing with

It's a replacement for both.

They have said they won't take a loss on their hardware.  They have also said that the Wii U's price was a main factor in its failure.

200-300 is my guess.
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« Reply #119 on: October 20, 2016, 12:08:12 PM »
I could see it being released in different configurations, I.E. the tablet by itself is $250-$300 and then the tablet with dock and other shit is like $350-$400.
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