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Will be revealed at 7am PT/10am ET through Nintendo's official channels.

It's only a preview trailer. Substanstive reveal expected next week.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 04:38 (three years ago) link

Remind me what this thing is again?

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 20 October 2016 05:54 (three years ago) link

Nobody knows yet.

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 20 October 2016 05:55 (three years ago) link

Hybdrid console/handheld. Good news is you don't have to choose between what Ninty platform you get, all games come to one place.

Bad news.. well, maybe it looks like a a Frankenstein monster. Expect to see the concept today and software lineup next week.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 06:14 (three years ago) link

Gettin' ready for thread title change!

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:24 (three years ago) link

Seriously though the one positive thing (maybe) coming out from this is that it seems like it's been known about, in development for long enough where we might actually get to see something substantial in terms of info and real games tomorrow. The rumors have been for a March 2017 release date for ages.

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:26 (three years ago) link

The March 2017 date is official, from Nintendo.

I don't think we'll see much of games tomorrow since this is labelled as a 3 minute preview. The solid word on the street is a bigger thing next week.

But yeah, the March date was, in the words of Nintendo execs, partially to ensure a strong (1st party) lineup for the first year of this thing. Unlike the Wii U which relied on 3rd party ports.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:01 (three years ago) link

Yeah that's a good thing unless it means "we're not expecting any 3rd party support at all this time around", which is probably does.

JimD, Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:55 (three years ago) link

feel like at this point if you're still a Nintendo fan you just accept it :(
that said I skipped both Wiis so I might jump back in with this system

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:01 (three years ago) link

I don't really care about western 3rd party support on a nintendo console. And I don't think Nintendo's got much riding on it either. It's irrelevant. The DS and 3DS thrived without it. Nintendo needs to offer an alternative.

My PC already makes whatever MS / Sony console I reluctantly end up buying redundant in terms of your Call of Dutys and sports games.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:36 (three years ago) link

Well actually sports games is the one genre still better on PSXbox than PC.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:37 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:10 (three years ago) link

lol Nintendo Switch is a terrible name
Looks kinda dope tho

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:11 (three years ago) link

Name isn't so bad. Does look cool. But maybe that's just Zelda.

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:12 (three years ago) link

I'm totally on board, despite the pretty terrible name

CraigG, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:13 (three years ago) link

trailer is v weird, thing itself looks p cool

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:17 (three years ago) link

Switch is a little dumb but leagues better than Wii or WiiU or GameCube

remy bean, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:21 (three years ago) link

Terrible trailer o_O

Like the thing tho.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:23 (three years ago) link

the first time the dude walked over and put the little controllers on and picked it up I whispered "what is this devilry?!?"

mh ๐Ÿ˜, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:24 (three years ago) link

haha

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:26 (three years ago) link

i am into this!

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:31 (three years ago) link

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/10/20/nintendo-switch/

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:32 (three years ago) link

so, hardware-wise it's a really neat nvidia shield?

mh ๐Ÿ˜, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:33 (three years ago) link

what does the core system come with tho? How much extra shit are they requiring me to buy?

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:33 (three years ago) link

agreed on dumb name, cool looking device. not sure about the detachable controller nubs but i like the rest

also why make a trailer where people are doing more fun things they would probably rather be doing than playing video games

also the DS had awesome 3rd party support, what you smoking. Even the 3DS's third-party support is way better than their consoles

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:34 (three years ago) link

I would guess it comes with the display/dock/controller wings and the standalone controller is extra?

mh ๐Ÿ˜, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:38 (three years ago) link

DS and 3DS have great Japanese 3rd party support yes, not western. Because this is also a portable I believe they'll be able to retain Japanese 3rd party support, further differentiating their lineup from the competition.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:40 (three years ago) link

Vanagon cameo

calstars, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (three years ago) link

xp yeah I think the standalone controller is basically the Pro controller like on the Wii/U

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:43 (three years ago) link

Just consolidating 1st party output to one device is pretty huge, hopefully this means more variety as they don't need to work on 2 Mario Kart games at once for example

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:49 (three years ago) link

pending further information, i am into this. third party support is good from an adoption/longevity pov, Nintendo standards on a powerful handheld is cool (especially if it's more comfortably designed than the wii u tablet)

Cautious optimism

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:54 (three years ago) link

Has it been confirmed that there's no touch? People are surprised there's no use of that in the trailer...

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:56 (three years ago) link

is this likely to be region locked?

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:59 (three years ago) link

i skipped both wiis but i think it may be time to get back into this crap

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:02 (three years ago) link

xp

@ArcadeGirl64 53s53 seconds ago
As I previously reported in my September 2nd post, Nintendo Switch is 100% region free.

abcfsk, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:07 (three years ago) link

The people whose leaks have been most accurate e.g. Emily Rogers have been saying that it will be region free, and Iwata said on a few occasions that they were thinking about it. This console has got to have some big dumb thing wrong with it tho so it could be that :/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:08 (three years ago) link

holding out for the big mario party announcement

nxd, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:09 (three years ago) link

I'm going to end up having to buy two of these.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:31 (three years ago) link

i was also surprised that apparently there's no touch-capability.

i haven't had a nintendo console since the wii (which i attempted to mod and ended up bricking within 2 years), but i'm not sure this is going to be the one.

the whole gimmick where you can transform it into a handheld and go off to the williamsburg party and play videogames on the rooftop at the bbq - that's kinda cool in theory but i know i would never do something like that. when i walk my dog in the early morning, i like to just sit on the bench and pay attention to her, i don't want to resume my dragon quest at that moment. and after getting beaten down IRL 2v2 basketball underneath a bustling highway, i know my bros aren't going to want to play nba 2k18 with me. they'll probably be mad at me for being bad at basketball irl, 15 minutes earlier. i don't play games on public transport either. i'm just not a handheld person, so i feel like the main purpose of the system design isn't aimed toward me.

kind of raisin' an eyebrow at the cartridge thing, although maybe these days cartridges can handle resource-intensive games? either way, i guess it has to be a cartridge so that you can Switch(tm) your game into mobile mode so you can level up while you're eating brunch and windsurfing in the afternoon.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:47 (three years ago) link

whoooa, that came out way more negative than i meant it to be, sorry. i'm sure this will be a cool system and i will be jealous of all people getting to play the nintendo 1st party franchise sequels, for real.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:50 (three years ago) link

solid state storage is fast in a way optical media will never be, and I get the impression that the Japanese market wouldn't be about a download-only platform. Also yeah carrying around an optical drive would work about as well as a discman.

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:52 (three years ago) link

(a discman that needed to stream textures to the GPU without skipping.)

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:52 (three years ago) link

idk i think the portability is actually pretty interesting/compelling. the best thing about the Xbox one right now is how it integrates into the windows 10 ecosystem. i can play it on my pc in my office, on my laptop in bed, or on the TV directly from the Xbox in the usual way. this limited portability is pretty awesome, and extending the possibility to take the game with you anywhere is a logical extension and seems pretty cool. Xps

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:54 (three years ago) link

yeh I play handhelds mostly at home, in bed etc. playing an Atlus game while cycling is on TV is my jam!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:00 (three years ago) link

Kind of funny that there were no kids in that video, unless I missed something.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:06 (three years ago) link

I think the average age of someone playing video games is now around 30

mh ๐Ÿ˜, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (three years ago) link

goin' for chill hipster demo?

Nhex, Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:07 (three years ago) link

going for that disposable income demo for sure

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:11 (three years ago) link

I would like to see all the cables involved for connectivity ie power/recharging etc

The WiiU is a monster for too many cables, I don't want to go through that again.

"Stop researching my life" (Ste), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:14 (three years ago) link

i can play it on my pc in my office,

oh is that a thing? like, via remote desktop or something? this makes me pretty glad i don't have an xbox.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:14 (three years ago) link

to be clear, in y'alls opinion: if i don't give a shit about baseball, i will like this series?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 10 April 2020 19:58 (one month ago) link

no?

na (NA), Friday, 10 April 2020 19:59 (one month ago) link

okay, i thought this was one of those where the gameplay trumps the genre

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:00 (one month ago) link

I don't give a shit about baseball but SMB owns. I imagine if I gave a shit about baseball it would own^2

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:00 (one month ago) link

good enough for me; downloading the smb2 demo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:02 (one month ago) link

baseball has such a specific and constrained game space that you can't really make baseball gameplay that appeals to someone who doesn't like baseball

if you're saying you don't care about watching pro baseball then that's another matter

ciderpress, Friday, 10 April 2020 20:03 (one month ago) link

I've never watched or played baseball, and didn't really understand the rules (never mind the nuances) until I played SMB... I still find it heaps of fun and it became more fun the more I learned about the nuances of the game so I guess to that extent it maybe means I'm 'into baseball'?

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:07 (one month ago) link

I like cricket

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:07 (one month ago) link

they should make super mega cricket

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:08 (one month ago) link

i was more of a smb1 guy but 2 is also good

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:08 (one month ago) link

personally i don't think someone who doesn't like baseball would like super mega baseball, but that's just me. it does have some cartoony/arcade-like aspects, but it doesn't go so far to change the game as, say, NFL Blitz or NBA Jam did

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:11 (one month ago) link

I've never watched or played baseball, and didn't really understand the rules (never mind the nuances) until I played SMB... I still find it heaps of fun and it became more fun the more I learned about the nuances of the game so I guess to that extent it maybe means I'm 'into baseball'?

i'd say so, especially if you like cricket!

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:11 (one month ago) link

if baseball ever starts up again, mosey on over to the ILBaseball board. the team to root for is definitely the st louis cardinals - JOIN US

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:12 (one month ago) link

no thanks I don't like baseball

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:12 (one month ago) link

The hitting mechanic is relatively simple but different from any other baseball game I've played. It's like when you find a really good fishing game in an RPG. I could see it having some non-baseball appeal based on the fun of the basic mechanics.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:14 (one month ago) link

ya I like thwacking it

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:15 (one month ago) link

I contemplated buying 2 on Switch already at some point but I'm waiting for 3 now.

silby, Friday, 10 April 2020 20:24 (one month ago) link

i think i may have bought 2 and never played it now that you mention it

ciderpress, Friday, 10 April 2020 20:30 (one month ago) link

i love baseball but i have yet to love a baseball video game. SMB2 is pretty good. i'm not crazy about the art style and i haven't found the right difficulty level to make it challenging but fun yet, but the gameplay is solid.

na (NA), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:46 (one month ago) link

I don't give a shit about baseball but really liked that weird 3DS game with the dog that sells you cartridges for your Nontendo 4DS, but you could haggle with him to make them cheaper? now that I write this out it sounds more like a fever dream. anyway there was one in particular that was a baseball umpire simulator that I got obsessed with.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Saturday, 11 April 2020 04:57 (one month ago) link

got slay the spire in the UK sale

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Sunday, 12 April 2020 20:39 (one month ago) link

I bought the Witcher 3. I played twenty minutes of it. Itโ€™s gory and um grimdark. Does it lighten up or did I spend $59 to be in a grumpy mood for eight million hours?

rb (soda), Sunday, 12 April 2020 21:06 (one month ago) link

it alternates between zany and grim and gritty but it's best to take everything from the word go with an industrial salt lick

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 12 April 2020 21:08 (one month ago) link

yeah the whole concept of the witcher is fantasy noir. its got a very deadpan humor to a lot of it though

ciderpress, Sunday, 12 April 2020 21:19 (one month ago) link

How essential is the audio? Can I put on some Dead Can Dance?

rb (soda), Sunday, 12 April 2020 21:43 (one month ago) link

lol yeah fantasy noir is basically goth right

lagโˆžn, Monday, 13 April 2020 00:20 (one month ago) link

slay the spire is guid lads

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Tuesday, 14 April 2020 10:34 (one month ago) link

divinity looks guid too. tempted

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 21:02 (one month ago) link

the multiplayer train game is a big hit, playing with the 5 year old. Going to try unravel 2 next.

Nudeln und Klopapier Gore (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 19 April 2020 03:05 (one month ago) link

What is the multiplayer train game

El Tomboto, Sunday, 19 April 2020 03:48 (one month ago) link

Conduct Together! It was on sale last week. I think it might be a free phone game as well.

Nudeln und Klopapier Gore (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 19 April 2020 04:31 (one month ago) link

It is great because you have to communicate, and then somebody will always make a mistake. After which we get to hear stuff like "sorry, that was my fault" or "it's ok", which is a small miracle out of that little dude.

Nudeln und Klopapier Gore (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 19 April 2020 04:37 (one month ago) link

a good substitute for the euchre i grew up with

Nudeln und Klopapier Gore (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 19 April 2020 04:38 (one month ago) link

i think it was like six cents. i got it too.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 19 April 2020 21:36 (one month ago) link

Got around to Yoku's Island Express. Fun! Nice mash-up of Metroidvania + pinball video game adventure from the Worms people, so it's adorable. Strong Donkey Kong Country / Rayman vibes.

Nhex, Sunday, 19 April 2020 22:52 (one month ago) link

So Aviary Attorney (SPOILERS) is this fun lighthearted Ace Attorney knockoff in 19c Paris. You collect evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and as a touching sideplot you and your opposing attorney (the prosecutor) gain grudging respect for each other. At least, it was lighthearted until I found myself defending my friend the prosecutor deep in the catacombs ... but for the first time I didn't have the right evidence ... the game just mercilessly chunked through its mechanics, forcing me to select, with mounting horror, a wrong piece of evidence, then another, then another ... until the "judge" got impatient and shot my friend the prosecutor and he died.

I put it down right after, but I don't think this is an inevitable shift in tone in the game, I think I just messed up collecting evidence and the consequences were traumatizing.

lukas, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 04:27 (one month ago) link

Dang

RIP

Joey Corona (Euler), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 07:22 (one month ago) link

goty Deadly Premonition 2 is out in july

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 15:49 (one month ago) link

me and the SO have been playing Overcooked 2, it's the first Overcooked experience for both of us.

i've done a lot of competitive gaming in my time, and I have never been as stressed out as when I'm playing this fucking game.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 17:27 (one month ago) link

It's really no different than Overcooked 1. You get more bonuses the more you execute dishes in the correct order. Kicking items across the screen is your friend. Teamwork makes the dream work.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 19:28 (one month ago) link

Indivisible looks intriguing, might pick it up if there's ever a good sale...has anyone played it?

cwkiii, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 12:36 (one month ago) link

i've heard pretty mixed things about it, also the switch port was apparently done by the publisher without the devs knowledge and is an older build of the game without some features they patched in like co-op and new game+

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 13:02 (one month ago) link

i preordered the physical version back in November. hopefully it comes out someday

Nhex, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 17:08 (one month ago) link

Cross=posting from the AOC thread:

Hi there! Very new to this.

I would like to visit random peopleโ€™s islands and leave a doodle or note on their bulletin board.

Can I do that? If so, how?

Should I open my DMs for the first time since the Zuckerberg hearing for the Dodo codes?? https://t.co/pQlm0ES1cM

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 7, 2020

DJI, Thursday, 7 May 2020 22:14 (three weeks ago) link

i would invite AOC to my island but it's in complete shambles

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 8 May 2020 05:01 (three weeks ago) link

nevergonnahappen.jpg

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 8 May 2020 05:46 (three weeks ago) link

but imagine AOC's reaction when she sees that i have laid out 144 pears for her arrival

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 8 May 2020 05:54 (three weeks ago) link

turnips or gtfo I reckon

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 8 May 2020 06:11 (three weeks ago) link

new paper mario out in a couple of months. looks good

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:14 (two weeks ago) link

yeahhh

hopefully they found a new combat system thats more fun than the last couple, it looks different at least

ciderpress, Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:26 (two weeks ago) link


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