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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2016, 04:04:52 pm »
I, personally, don't even see the purpose of 4k...  That's damn near higher resolution than reality.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2016, 04:07:23 pm »
I care way more about a good game than good graphics. And I don't think size should matter. Some of the best games of all time are under a mb

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2016, 04:12:00 pm »
I care way more about a good game than good graphics. And I don't think size should matter. Some of the best games of all time are under a mb

Reminds me of the BBS days and when I wouldn't download anything under about 700Kb, because that meant the graphics were ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.  Years later it dawned on me that programmers were probably all using the same VGA library files or somesuch and that was probably half the zip file.

Anyway, quality games go hand in hand with quality production values which also means large downloads.


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« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2016, 05:45:39 pm »
I, personally, don't even see the purpose of 4k...  That's damn near higher resolution than reality.

^This^

Unless your tv is larger than 60 inches, you aren't going to see a huge difference.  I mean unless you sit 5 inches from the screen or something. 

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2016, 11:40:09 pm »
That's nice but TV companies need to make money.


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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2016, 12:24:38 am »
They already get our money.  You bought an old crt tv and it might last you 20 years.  These new flat panels might last 5 if you are lucky. 

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #46 on: October 31, 2016, 09:05:10 am »



Sports drove HDTV for the most part.  When the NFL started broadcasting in HD half the people I know went right out and bought HDTVs.  Then bought new HDTVs two years later and again two years after that.  Many of them didn't even grasp that upgrading to that 46" 1080p plasma didn't actually make the 720p broadcast any better.  But they did it anyway.  And they still upgrade every couple of years.  Everybody has to have that 4K 65" mounted directly across from their picture window so we can all see it, right?

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2016, 11:03:04 pm »
If Nintendoh allows us to play the back catalog without having to buy it all again, I say sure - why not.  But if it is a handful of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- games geared for the 4 and 80 year olds.  I will pass yet again on this brand of console.
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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2016, 01:03:31 pm »
I heard this console will likely be priced at $299, with a pack-in game. I'm perfectly happy with my Wii U right now, so no reason for me to rush out and get the Switch when it hits in March.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2016, 01:48:46 pm »
I figure the big launch title will be breath of the wild, and since that will be released on the wii u as well I don't see any point in rushing out to buy one.  Unless it's immediately obvious that it is good of course, in which case Nintendo could use the sales numbers.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #50 on: December 30, 2016, 01:53:25 pm »
After the WiiU, any new console from Nintendo is going to basically have to suck me off on demand for me to buy one.

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« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2016, 11:41:08 am »
After the WiiU, any new console from Nintendo is going to basically have to suck me off on demand for me to buy one.

I don't get why some have been so down on the Wii U. If you like Nintendo games (ie. Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros, etc), it's a great system.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2016, 12:29:41 pm »
The games are great, the 4 year life cycle isn't. 

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« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2016, 12:31:41 pm »
I will get one but it will be like a year or 2 after launch. The games will still be there waiting for me.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2016, 02:02:03 pm »
The games are almost identical to their Wii iterations, that's what did it in for me.

Besides that, there's many other issues - the online is terrible, the gamepad won't shut off during Netflix, when it launched you looked at a black screen for over a minute when you turned it on (and it took them MONTHS to fix this).  Just overall feels really primitive and unpolished alongside my PS4. 

Anyway, play what you like.

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« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2016, 04:46:38 pm »
The games are almost identical to their Wii iterations, that's what did it in for me.

Not really.  First off they are in HD, so there's that.  Mario Kart 8 is leaps and bounds ahead of the wii version (which was quite dull and the online rarely worked), it might be the best Mario Kart ever.  3D World is more akin to Super Mario Bros. 2 then it is Galaxy, ect.  Mario Maker wasn't released on the wii, neither was Star Fox ect.  You can certainly argue that you liked the Wii's library better, but aside from a few oddball titles like New Super Mario, ect the games couldn't be more different. 

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2016, 05:58:31 pm »
No point discussing games with someone that's defending Star Fox WiiU.

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« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2016, 06:31:28 pm »
Howard must have shares in Nintendoh.
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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #58 on: January 01, 2017, 12:13:18 am »
No point discussing games with someone that's defending Star Fox WiiU.

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No, no no.  I didn't defend Star Fox on the Wii U, it's not very good. Please don't put words into my mouth.  You said you didn't like the Wii U because the games are the same as on the Wii, I said they weren't and proved that point with various examples.  My point is, you better come up with a better excuse for your hate-er-aid.

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« Reply #59 on: January 01, 2017, 07:49:32 pm »
K.

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« Reply #60 on: January 02, 2017, 10:33:34 am »
The games are great, the 4 year life cycle isn't.

Fully agree there. And by the looks of it, the hardware on the Switch isn't going to be that big of an upgrade over the Wii U. Just new functionality with the removable screen, etc.

I'd like to know if Wii U downloaded games will be able to be carried over to the Switch. I bought Splatoon as a digital download.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #61 on: January 02, 2017, 01:40:44 pm »
I'm all in for this one. I've been fortunate to be hitting Nintendo consoles on every other one, and I've got the bigger ones. N64, no GameCube, Wii, no WiiU, and I'm on board for the switch, which looks loads of fun.

So far at least.

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« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2017, 02:25:52 pm »



I buy all of them but usually used/inexpensive  from someone local that has had it a year or two.  We only got the Wii U this year.  The gamepad does neat things.

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« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2017, 08:48:48 am »



I'd like to know if Wii U downloaded games will be able to be carried over to the Switch. I bought Splatoon as a digital download.

Probably not.  Different chipset


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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #64 on: January 12, 2017, 05:48:47 pm »
There's a live switch presentation tonight @ 8pm PST/ 11pm EST


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« Reply #65 on: January 12, 2017, 06:48:21 pm »
8pm Pacific? Do they want no one outside of California/BC to watch it?   Doesn't Nintendo cater to kids? Isn't this a school night?

Actually, I'm just in a constant state of frustration having moved from Central to Atlantic time.  Will i be staying up until freaking midnight to watch this? No.  And no kid under 12 of mine would either.

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« Reply #66 on: January 12, 2017, 06:52:49 pm »
That's 1pm japan time. (which i suspect is why it's such a weird time.)

there again, I don't know where they are broadcasting from.

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« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2017, 06:54:37 pm »
Clearly they're aiming for the roof party adults these days.  :lol

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« Reply #68 on: January 12, 2017, 07:02:14 pm »
That's 1pm japan time. (which i suspect is why it's such a weird time.)

there again, I don't know where they are broadcasting from.

I would think that it's Nintendo of America (Seattle) heading this up.  NOA typically is the one handling advertising for north america.

Clearly they're aiming for the roof party adults these days.  :lol

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« Reply #69 on: January 12, 2017, 08:08:51 pm »
Clearly they're aiming for the roof party adults these days.  :lol

Yup.  Nintendo already have the kids, it's the hipsters they want to add to their legion. 

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« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2017, 12:15:11 am »
Hmm... saw Kotaku's summary of the Nintendo direct.  The "HD rumble" thing is interesting.... that might give a person enough feedback to where motion controls feel more responsive.  The one joycon basically has a built in Kinect.... which might actually do something useful in Nintendo's hands.  The games aren't all that great though.  The boxing game looks interesting, but I would have to play it before making any judgment.  The new Mario looks amazing, but they always look amazing and it won't be out until the "holiday season", which I'm guessing is Christmas and not Easter, which would be the next holiday.  The other gimmicky one looks fun, but I'm guessing it would get real old real fast considering the extremely simplistic gameplay.  All those jrpgs, ect. don't interest me at all, but that's just me.

I think 300 bucks is a decent price, but it kind of ticks me off considering I paid 350 for the Wii U and barely got 3 1/2 years of gameplay out of it.  March 3rd is a really odd time to release a console.  Most people are just recovering from the bills from Christmas. 

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« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2017, 12:23:07 am »
I'm down for Mario GTA. Splatoon 2 sounds promising. Of course Zelda will be great.
The rest are a pass for me.

The hardware has promise. Loved the Kinect-like hand gesture recognition, and the Ice Cube demo was extremely cool.

But man, the presentation is so poorly produced. The "sketches" were cringe worthy.  The Translators were drab af. Where's the music?? It was so quiet and started putting me to sleep.

But the end trailer of Zelda made up a little bit for making me suffer through that whole presentation.

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« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2017, 12:34:38 am »
To be honest...

I'm a little worried. This console is chock full of gimmicks.

They had a chance to announce Mario Galaxy 3 and blew it.

I love Nintendo and all but that presser was so cring-worthy. 

I can't believe I'm saying this but it hardly feels like a Nintendo product. In a bad way.  :'(

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« Reply #73 on: January 13, 2017, 08:27:17 am »
I'm tempted to pre order just to get it and hate it before Howard gets to play it.... But $300 and no game is pushing it. 

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« Reply #74 on: January 13, 2017, 10:55:06 am »
It looks decent, but the prices of the accessories are just insane. It's $50 for each side of the Joy Con controller, $80 for a pair, another $30 for the charging accessory and $90 for another dock. I'll just play the WiiU version of Zelda and wait to see if there's a price drop around Black Friday.

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« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2017, 11:11:48 am »
Doesn't look decent at all.  Graphics are easily 10 years out of date and $250 gets you a competing system with a game.


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« Reply #76 on: January 13, 2017, 12:21:48 pm »
So am I going to be able to play the new Zelda game on my WiiU or will I have buy the Switch?  I couldn't tell from the news that came out yesterday.

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« Reply #77 on: January 13, 2017, 12:25:06 pm »
Coming out on WiiU.  WiiU has been fully compromised so you should be able to easily steal it, too.

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« Reply #78 on: January 13, 2017, 12:32:05 pm »
Excellent.   :cheers:

I will buy Zelda for the WiiU but would prefer not to have to buy the Switch--at least just to play Zelda.

Coming out on WiiU.  WiiU has been fully compromised so you should be able to easily steal it, too.

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« Reply #79 on: January 13, 2017, 02:02:37 pm »
Doesn't look decent at all.  Graphics are easily 10 years out of date and $250 gets you a competing system with a game.

So Skyrim came out 10 years ago did it? 

No it doesn't unless you are buying it used or something.  The cheapest you can get a ps4 or xbox one with a game included is around 280-290.  You'll actually end up paying 300-310 though because those systems don't include charging cradles for the gamepads.  The switch does, so they are around the same price. 

They haven't announced the pack-in game yet, that doesn't mean there isn't one.  It's safe to assume that breath of the wild will be included and/or that weird joycon game.

  
 

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