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Entertainment & Artistry => Gaming => Topic started by: ethic on October 25, 2016, 12:35:21 AM

Title: Nintendo Switch
Post by: ethic on October 25, 2016, 12:35:21 AM
new Nintendo was announced. too hard to link video on mobile, but I think it looks pretty neat. they're combining their mobile and home platforms into one.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: ethic on October 25, 2016, 12:38:25 AM
(https://assets.wired.com/photos/w_730/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/nintendo-switch-key-art_TA.jpg)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: ober on October 25, 2016, 09:05:33 AM
I was going to replace our broken wii with a Wii U but I'm considering holding off for this.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mike on October 25, 2016, 09:32:53 AM
Honestly, when I look it I just see a lot of pieces that can be broken, lost, or worn out.  It is an interesting idea but it doesn't seem practical.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: ober on October 25, 2016, 09:42:06 AM
How is it any less durable than any similar tablet/hand held device?  Granted, you don't have the connection/friction points in some of those other systems but this is what people want.  I think they're responding to the market and doing it well.  I hope the quality is high enough to avoid some of the problems you mention but we'll see.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mike on October 25, 2016, 10:26:15 AM
The connection points is the main issue I see.  That and the number of distinct pieces.  And maybe this is what the market wants, that doesn't mean I have to think it is a great thing and fawn over it.

edit: I do get why people are excited and it is a different direction which may be great.  Since I don't do a lot in handheld I don't feel the excitement.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: ober on October 25, 2016, 12:06:59 PM
I didn't say you had to think it was awesome.  I was just questioning why you assumed it would fail so quickly.

Personally, I game a number of different ways so I find it pretty interesting.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mike on October 25, 2016, 01:29:16 PM
I never said it'd fail quickly.  Hell, I never even said it would fail.  Lots of impractical things end up netting the company a lot of money.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: ober on October 25, 2016, 01:36:34 PM
Sorry, maybe 'fail' was the wrong word.  I didn't mean the product itself would fail as a revenue source for Nintendo.  I was referring to your comment about the individual devices getting 'lost, broken or worn out'.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: ethic on December 09, 2016, 10:04:20 AM
They showed it on fallon  about 5 min in

https://youtu.be/7TJ7IUNWGl4
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: ethic on March 16, 2018, 06:12:46 PM
Apparently these are crazy successful. Once I become unblacklisted from my industry and can find a job, I may get one
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: ober on March 19, 2018, 09:05:01 AM
Update from my previous comments.  We ended up getting a Wii U about 2 years ago to replace our broken Wii.  Then we gave my son the option of a large friend party at a laser tag place or a Switch (they were about the same price).  He chose the Switch.  He loves it.