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Nintendo Switch

12-20-2016, 07:40 AM
#11
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It is so fun to see NeoGAF melt down on revealed specs of Switch.
12-20-2016, 10:35 AM
#12
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Well, if the specs are right, there's no way the Switch will handle Skyrim well if that is really coming to it. It's going to be too hard for developers to adapt their PS4 and Xbone games to it with even half decent results because of the vast difference in system performance. The problem is once again going to be iffy 3rd party support.

12-20-2016, 12:04 PM
#13
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I don't care too much about third party support on my Nintendo hardware.

And that Seasons of Heaven game looks great for a handheld whatever gflops that is running on.
12-20-2016, 01:07 PM
#14
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NeoGaf is not good for your health.
12-21-2016, 11:29 AM
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Some might not care about 3rd party support on a Nintendo console, but that limitation is probably part of the reason the Wii U has largely been a failure.

There's a large contingent of people that would rather see nintendo develop games for the PS4 and Xbone, instead of having their own Nintendo-only console. So go the Sega route, but better!

Last edited by crunc; 12-21-2016 at 11:31 AM.
01-13-2017, 03:53 PM
#16
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The Switch looks good. Won't be getting one at launch but perhaps by next Xmas? Paid online, so I hope they've made it a lot better then it use to be. No word on how much the online will cost I don't think.
01-14-2017, 12:47 PM
#17
I grabbed a preorder from Best Buy. I do most of my gaming on my couch with my 3DS or iPhone while my family is watching TV so the Switch suits me pretty well. I just hope there are more games at launch. As it is, Zelda BOTW is the only one I'm interested in.
01-16-2017, 06:23 AM
#18
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Me myself would probably need month to finish Zelda, so that is a non issue for me.

Issues are battery life (not even close to being good enough to justify taking it for the 12 hour flights) and price. Thats for device, accessories and games. 69,00 for Zelda might be fine, but other games might not be worth it.

Might be a replacement for Vita for couch gaming, if many of the released/announced indie games come to it.

Have one preordered, will see if I cancel it and wait for some cheap bundle.
01-17-2017, 11:34 AM
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At least it uses a standard USB-C port for charging, so you could get enough power for a 12-hour flight or whatever using a portable battery and a USB to USB-C cable.
01-17-2017, 01:19 PM
#20
Public Service Announcement

If you have Amazon Prime, you can pre order Switch games at 20% off. In the US at least. Not sure about other countries.