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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #80 on: January 13, 2017, 02:31:58 pm »
New Egg is selling PS4s for $220 shipped.... today.  There are a plethora of excellent games for $10-20.

As usual, you will foam at the mouth defending anything and everything Nintendo does.  Their stock price is taking a ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- today if you haven't noticed.

:cheers:



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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #81 on: January 13, 2017, 03:30:42 pm »
New Egg is selling PS4s for $220 shipped.... today. 

Link? (couldn't find it on my own because New Egg likes to play games where they hide prices online)

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #82 on: January 13, 2017, 03:40:40 pm »

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #83 on: January 13, 2017, 03:42:39 pm »
thanks!

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #84 on: January 13, 2017, 04:01:36 pm »
I'll play Zelda BOTW on my Wii U...and the rest of these games are nothing to write home about. I'll probably take another look at this console in 2018 when it has some time under its belt. *yawn*

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #85 on: January 13, 2017, 04:43:49 pm »
Ultra Street Fighter II was the only thing interesting for me, mainly because it looks better than HD Remix.  HDR's artwork was really terrible, poorly traced from the original sprites.  But this version was redrawn by the UDON comic guys and you can tell they fixed a lot of problems with the weird deformations and face distortions of HDR. 
Still doesn't merit a $300 purchase though.  I don't know, I was hard-on for the Switch before, but that Presentation made me flaccid.  :-[

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #86 on: January 13, 2017, 08:52:31 pm »
I'll play Zelda BOTW on my Wii U...and the rest of these games are nothing to write home about. I'll probably take another look at this console in 2018 when it has some time under its belt. *yawn*



Wow. They did not do themselves any favours with the font on Splatoons' "2".

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #87 on: January 14, 2017, 03:16:10 pm »
I can't unsee it.   :laugh2:



That's up there with U R MR GAY


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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #88 on: January 14, 2017, 03:58:44 pm »
Lol I knew someone would go there.  I think it's odd that Splatoon, with minor enhancements from the original is called Splatoon 2, while Mario Kart 8, with minor enhancements is still called Mario Kart 8.  They should seriously give away the games to people that bought it on the Wii U they are so similar. 

Strangely I agree with Opt2Not.... I think USFII is pretty awesome because, let's face it, Capcom has been trying to recapture the magic (read revenue) of Street Fighter II forever.  The only reason SFIV was a big hit was that superficially at least, it was Street Fighter II remade in 3d.  Also the PuyoPuyo/Tetris crossover looks pretty cool.  If those are the games you are excited about for a launch, something went terribly wrong. 

The accessories are super expensive as well.  99 bucks for an extra dock, 80 bucks for a new set of joy cons and 70 bucks for a pro controller, which, in my mind at least, should have been super cheap considering it wouldn't have all the motion control stuff.

Maybe we will get more info that will make it sound appealing before the launch. 

Btw, their are already rumors about shortage issues and I'm pretty sure the pre-orders online have already sold out.  My theory on why Nintendo stuff is already in short supply:


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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #89 on: January 14, 2017, 06:19:13 pm »
I wouldn't call it strange to agree with me, HC.  Definitely rare, but not strange  ;)

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #90 on: January 17, 2017, 02:53:29 pm »
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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #91 on: January 29, 2017, 07:22:34 pm »
You know something that very few people are pointing out that I find rather disturbing.... no d-pad on the default controller!  This is the first time in Nintendo's history that they haven't included a d-pad.  For most modern consoles this isn't a big deal as very few games would use it, but for a Nintendo console with the virtual console.... it essentially means that you'll be purchasing a 70 dollar pro gamepad even to play a launch title like SFIIU.

The console is selling out like hot cakes though.  Amazon sold out of pro controller pre-orders in 15 minutes.  That is decidedly a good thing as the industry needs Nintendo to survive.  I'm still waiting until next winter though... unless they release something amazing in the meantime.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #92 on: January 29, 2017, 07:28:23 pm »
You know something that very few people are pointing out that I find rather disturbing.... no d-pad on the default controller!  This is the first time in Nintendo's history that they haven't included a d-pad.  For most modern consoles this isn't a big deal as very few games would use it, but for a Nintendo console with the virtual console.... it essentially means that you'll be purchasing a 70 dollar pro gamepad even to play a launch title like SFIIU.

You are correct.  I completely missed that. 

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« Reply #93 on: January 29, 2017, 07:45:47 pm »
I just figured they'd release a "classic controller " for this...for like $200.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #94 on: January 29, 2017, 10:16:05 pm »
Took it three days to sell out on online preorders.  This thing is NOT selling like hot cakes.  I'm just stock piling my Amazon balance at this point.  Either gonna be this or a desperate Mocrosoft trying to dump Xbox One in two months...

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #95 on: January 29, 2017, 11:36:52 pm »
I don't know what world you live in, but that's pretty darn quick.  Unlike previous items, they allotted for a massive number of pre-orders this time.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #96 on: January 30, 2017, 09:53:17 am »
I live in the world where online pre-orders for new consoles are sold out in one day.

:cheers:




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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #97 on: January 30, 2017, 11:32:11 am »
not sure how something that does not exist yet can "sell out". isn't the idea behind pre-ordering gauging popularity and getting to know how much of something you need to make to fulfill the need?

we got 178,000 pre-orders... better make 300,000 to make sure we are covered! no?

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #98 on: January 30, 2017, 11:44:16 am »
C'mon, dude, you know how this works.  They guarantee so many to retailers, retailers line up the orders.

Anyway, we'll all own one eventually.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #99 on: January 30, 2017, 11:49:39 am »
C'mon, dude, you know how this works.  They guarantee so many to retailers, retailers line up the orders.

Anyway, we'll all own one eventually.

oh well. i'll pick one up in the pawn shop for 99 bucks once the rooftop party season ends.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #100 on: January 30, 2017, 05:01:15 pm »
I don't know what to tell you guys.  I guess nobody reads the articles besides me.  The switch outsold the ps4 in terms of pre-orders in the UK.  The reason it took 3 days to empty stock in the US is because they rolled out pre-orders periodically over the course of three days.  Every time they allotted more pre-orders and put them up, they sold out again.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #101 on: January 30, 2017, 05:15:43 pm »
All the best roof parties are in the UK.  ::)

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #102 on: January 30, 2017, 08:24:38 pm »
 :lol

It's getting weird and desperate, Howard.


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« Reply #103 on: January 30, 2017, 11:00:13 pm »
I agree, you should quit while you are ahead.  :)

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #104 on: February 01, 2017, 11:39:09 pm »
Was wandering a strip mall, figured I'd go cruising for an NES Classic after my success getting a Pokemon Go Plus this morning.

Nintendo sections are a complete wasteland right now.  Didn't see a single first party piece of hardware. No WiiUs, no 3DS, no controllers, no nothing.  No advertisements for Switch, either.

Anyway, a good way to relive what it felt like to own a Sega Saturn in the 90s if you're so inclined.

 :cheers:

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #105 on: February 02, 2017, 12:23:29 am »
Was wandering a strip mall, figured I'd go cruising for an NES Classic after my success getting a Pokemon Go Plus this morning.

Nintendo sections are a complete wasteland right now.  Didn't see a single first party piece of hardware. No WiiUs, no 3DS, no controllers, no nothing.  No advertisements for Switch, either.

Anyway, a good way to relive what it felt like to own a Sega Saturn in the 90s if you're so inclined.

 :cheers:

or an Atari Lynx...

or an Atari Jaguar....

or... any Atari

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #106 on: February 02, 2017, 01:26:06 am »
You were just in a weird store man.  Say what you want about Nintendo's home consoles, but their portables dominate.  The sales for the 3ds have started to level off, but it's by no means dead and you can find them in any reputable store. 

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« Reply #107 on: February 02, 2017, 11:44:56 am »
Yes, yes, no true Scottish video game store, we get it.

 ::)

Anyway, Nintendo has clearly quit sending hardware to stores, even the exotic ones like Best Buy, Target, and GameStop.  Switch better not suck.


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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #108 on: February 07, 2017, 06:05:00 pm »
I preordered at Best Buy a few minutes after the (painfully bad) presentation. I was really looking forward to trying it, but since preordering, I have bought a PS4 Pro and PSVR. I think I will still be checking this stuff out by the time the switch comes out. I may become one of the ---uvulas--- reselling this thing if they start selling for crazy money.

BTW, Best Buy was already sold out by the next morning. Not sure what time they actually sold out, but it was less than 12 hours.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #109 on: March 02, 2017, 10:00:40 am »
So what's Polygon run after my post about no Nintendo hardware in Houston...?  An article talking about how Nintendo has been unable to keep stores stocked for months. 

Anyway, Kotaku gave their typical ambiguous review of the Switch. 

Who's going to be the sacrificial wallet?


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« Reply #110 on: March 02, 2017, 10:36:53 am »
So what's Polygon run after my post about no Nintendo hardware in Houston...?  An article talking about how Nintendo has been unable to keep stores stocked for months. 

Anyway, Kotaku gave their typical ambiguous review of the Switch. 

Who's going to be the sacrificial wallet?

Howard?

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« Reply #111 on: March 02, 2017, 11:13:08 am »
If Nintendo keeps releasing titles like these, I might actually be excited about this console:

Pocket Rumble - NGPC SNK fighter inspired! Always loved that style of sprite art. SNK made incredible character art for the NGPC, from the character proportions[][] to the animation, to the use of only 3 colours.
! No longer available


Blaster Master Zero - OMG OMG OMG! One of my favourites on the original NES updated!
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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #112 on: March 02, 2017, 11:30:48 am »
love Blaster Master

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« Reply #113 on: March 02, 2017, 12:40:05 pm »
I am definitely looking forward to the Blaster Master game was one my favs on the OG Nintendo wish Nintendo wouldve got the Bionic Commando ReArmed that was one my other favs

Wont be getting the switch for awhile wait for the holiday bundle that hopefully includes the new Mario game not big on Zelda so Im in no rush

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #114 on: March 02, 2017, 01:43:55 pm »
If Nintendo keeps releasing titles like these, I might actually be excited about this console:

Pocket Rumble - NGPC SNK fighter inspired! Always loved that style of sprite art. SNK made incredible character art for the NGPC, from the character proportions[][] to the animation, to the use of only 3 colours.
! No longer available


Blaster Master Zero - OMG OMG OMG! One of my favourites on the original NES updated!
! No longer available


Well the thing is, those aren't console sellers.  Also my money is on the fact that if the Switch doesn't do well in the first few months those games are going to immediately get ported to other systems. 

A good blaster master would be awesome though.

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Re: Nintendo Switch (aka Nintendo NX)
« Reply #115 on: March 02, 2017, 03:13:31 pm »
Both of those look like filler games in a "pay what you want" humble bundle.


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« Reply #116 on: March 02, 2017, 06:10:37 pm »
Both of those look like filler games in a "pay what you want" humble bundle.
There have been many gems in those humble bundles.

Point is, I'd rather these types of games rather than hardware gimmick games that appeal to party go'ers and playing games with your uncle.
These types of games? Including USF2 speak directly to me, and if there is a department at Nintendo that is focused on releasing this kind of content throughout the Switch's lifespan, then they got my vote. 

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« Reply #117 on: March 02, 2017, 11:19:08 pm »
I'd rather the console be successful so I don't have a paperweight in 4 years.  So I want them to make as many hardware gimmick games as possible since those are what made the wii so successful and gave it such a long lifespan in which dozens of great games were released. 

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« Reply #118 on: March 03, 2017, 12:02:06 am »
Yes because playstations and Xbox's were so successful by making decades old technology gimmicky.
Nintendo needs to drop the niche markets and get serious about making good software  without the crutch of some obscure hardware scheme. They tried all this crap in the early days, and guess what, the best games, the classic games on the old systems were just the best by good design ideas.

The Wii came at the right time, they can thank Guitar Hero for the peripheral popularity. But the WiiU was a failure because they tried to continue that gimmicky theme too soon. Perhaps it was a testing ground for the Switch, but only time will tell.

They just need to get back to making solid gameplay games without the fluff.

Games for fans, not for fams.
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« Reply #119 on: March 03, 2017, 08:37:36 am »
Would it be terrible if Nintendo dropped console hardware altogether? I haven't been a console gamer since my Super Nintendo days so I don't follow the market. It seems to me that they would make more money if they sold their games on every console. They wouldn't have to spend a crap ton of money on hardware r and d,and manufacturing, and they could concentrate on their strength. Their strength has always been their IP. Did that work out for Sega? I don't follow this stuff so I really don't know. I know they have been hugely successful in the handheld market, but I am guessing smartphones and tablets have been eating away at that market share.

  
 

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