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Nintendo Switch
« on: October 20, 2016, 01:14:07 pm »
Introducing...



http://www.nintendo.com

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI</a>



I think I saw TES: Skyrim REMASTER?



Also, what's up with the d-pad??



But on the stand-alone (Pro?) controller, there's a proper d-pad though?

Nonetheless, I want one :(

Now...here's my question to all the PS4 players out there~ In March 2017...are you gonna make the Switch !? :D



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Is it a home console? Is it a portable console?

EDIT: Strange? According to Nintendo themselves... it's a home console!

Anyway, tay tuned because in a 2 hours and 40 minutes...all will be revealed by Nintendo 8)

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https://mobile.twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/788900063833493504


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Re: Nintendo NX
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2016, 01:21:15 pm »
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Re: Nintendo NX
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2016, 02:29:46 pm »
It's both!

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Re: Nintendo NX
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 03:39:37 pm »
I know, lol  :P

Also, my opening post is now edited  8)
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 03:55:32 pm »
Oh! One more thing...

Did nVIDIA make the Nintendo Switch tablet-screen?
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 04:00:37 pm »
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 04:39:39 pm »
Joycons without a DPAD, terrible decision for those looking something portable or "semi-handheld".
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2016, 04:50:17 pm »
The 2 joy-cons and the joy-con grip looks like a full pro controller. There is also a pro controller. I think the individual joy-con is for a quick game like puzzle game, short racing game, etc.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2016, 05:00:22 pm »
The left side joy-con dpad is actually buttons?

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 05:07:07 pm »
Joycons without a DPAD, terrible decision for those looking something portable or "semi-handheld".
True, but using that design allows you to have a 2 player multiplayer on the go with only 1 system. Worst case scenario, you can have the Joy-Cons always attached to the Switch for handheld mode and buy a pro controller for home use. I know that's what I would do, and probably will do once I learn more about the Switch's launch titles - 3rd party support seems pretty good so far, and they've lost the gimmicky control options (no touch screen, motion sensing etc.) to allow for more cross-platform games.
All in all, I want it so bad - in handheld mode, it's like a more polished version of the JXD S7800, which I adored. As a console, it drops all of the gimmicks as far as I see, making it far more viable. It just seems very good, and like a TRUE alternative to mobile gaming and the Android handheld market (especially if it can be modded and emulators to be installed on it).

EDIT: Regarding power and competition with the XB1 and PS4 - That's true! As a handheld, it probably won't be able to output 1080p 60 FPS no scope. However, it has two parts - the tablet part and the docking part. Maybe the docking part houses a more powerful hardware or a cooling system to allow an on-the-fly overclock, I don't know - but it could be able to support at least 720p 60 FPS on a graphics intensive game (such as Skyrim) while docked, and while moving to a more reasonable display (such as 480p 30 FPS, less than a fifth of the GPU requirement of console mode) when portable. This would also support the battery better, as the main thing is that they cannot compromise on CPU speed and function - doing so will lead to gameplay being different in the two modes, which is not the point of this device.
My point is, it's feasible. There's a lot of conjecture and we don't have any specs yet, but it IS possible to do this by having differential graphics quality depending on the medium.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2016, 05:34:47 pm »
But in handheld mode doesn't have a dpad like the 7800B.... they would just have done something like the wikipad or the wiiu tablet controller for handheld mode. For me a device without a dpad is useless in handheld mode.

Also, being ARM I have my doubts about third party support. Will be more focused on AAA nintendo games than PC or ps4/XBOX ports. But who knows...
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2016, 05:42:07 pm »
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Also, being ARM I have my doubts about third party support. Will be more focused on AAA nintendo games than PC or ps4/XBOX ports. But who knows...

I agree completely with you here Skelton... Nintendo's biggest home console problem is the lack of a sustainable online network such as PSN or XBLive. Unless Nintendo begins to offer VR or an online component for developers to develop on, Nintendo's dreams of becoming huge again in the home console market is slim to none.

Although, however, I do like this new system's concept of a tablet hybrid... very slick indeed!

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2016, 05:45:44 pm »
Well, ARM is very akin to x86 as they are both very versatile platforms - conversions are possible due to cross-platform APIs, such as Vulkan. I trust Nintendo knows what they're doing.

There is also the slight possibility of them releasing multiple detachable controllers - or even if they don't, third party controllers of that kind are bound to pop up. It's really a non issue as this entire system is modular. Personally, I wouldn't put my eggs on the first party d-pad support as it denies certain inputs - L+R and U+D, and that comes into play in competitive play with the controller being split, and that's why I can totally understand their design. If I'd buy it, I'd buy it more as a home console and play with the Pro controller. The detachable one will be always on the detachable part and be used as a secondary controller for on-the-go play.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2016, 06:23:35 pm »
I have to agree a proper dpad for handheld mode. Splitting the joy-cons for 2 players will limit gaming to NES games (no L1, L2, R1 & R2), so it is not ideal.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2016, 06:42:37 pm »
Yeah, as a a home console controls are ok, as a handheld no.
I personally don't think i buy it. I practically have no time to play with my pc or ps4. I don't see myself getting another home console. I am not a Big fan of Nintendo games (except fire emblem saga).
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2016, 07:33:54 pm »
If you watch the video when you get a good shot of him putting the controller into the console, the texture on it looks rough. It looks almost like a 3D print, and if it is then it's most likely a prototype design. I don't see them using such a weird d-pad like that IRL.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2016, 09:02:24 pm »
Switch looks expensive :(
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2016, 12:25:58 am »
I'm okay with the Switch.  Nintendo gets a lot of third party accessory support, so I can see Nyko or some other third party coming out with different style controllers with a D-pad.  It has a lot of potential, and they have a good list of developers on board.  If Red Dead comes out for this, I mat have to get two.  :-)


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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2016, 02:26:38 am »
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2016, 02:49:34 am »
Maybe android gaming is the way forward, just need to have better games & gamepad support. And also docking equipment for TV game play. Emulators are good for retro gaming and play store for modern gaming.