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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Reveal Trailer 10/20/2016 10am ET)
« Reply #2350 on: October 20, 2016, 07:10:55 AM »
Haha, the rumors were one million percent correct. Pretty terrible name, but whatever.

So what all games were glimpsed?

Zelda, something that looked like an Elder Scrolls games, a new 3D Mario that looked a tad Sunshine-esque, a basketball game, Splatoon, Mario Kart

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Reveal Trailer 10/20/2016 10am ET)
« Reply #2351 on: October 20, 2016, 07:15:14 AM »
Wow.  BlackNMild's models were almost perfect. 

I think Nintendo might actually have a winner with this product.  Yes it will not be PS4 or Xbox1 powered...however it might not have to be.  What they showed was pretty cool.  It took the best elements of the Wii U and the best elements of the Wii.  And figured out a way to combine them and eliminate the gimmick when need be. 

The overall design seems fresh, and I will definitely look into this product.  I don't need or want another console but a console home system yes.

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Reveal Trailer 10/20/2016 10am ET)
« Reply #2352 on: October 20, 2016, 07:16:19 AM »
They did a good job highlighting their intent with the console, and your ability to SWITCH between home and on the go, as well as SWITCH between different control options for games. 


While I didn't like it at first glance, I don't think the SWITCH is a bad console name, considering 1) What their recent naming decisions have been, and 2) how well it makes sense with the way they're apparently going to market the console.


Won't lie...the marketing approach and how easy it is to visualize how you can use the SWITCH?  Very reminiscent of how clear they made the Wii with the motion control seem.  Don't think it'll hit that level of mass Market, but DO think this has potential for Nintendo to get some real interest from more than just core Nintendo fans.
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Reveal Trailer 10/20/2016 10am ET)
« Reply #2353 on: October 20, 2016, 07:17:07 AM »
It  looks a lot like that mockup that was posted a while ago.

I cant say I like the switch name, but its better than Wii U.
The whole thing is basically Wii U attempt number 2.

Im slightly disappointed that the leaks were accurate, but I will buy one on day 1

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2355 on: October 20, 2016, 07:26:50 AM »
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2357 on: October 20, 2016, 07:29:53 AM »
So do I enforce the ban bet?
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2358 on: October 20, 2016, 07:32:34 AM »
Glad everything got settled and once again, Nintendo is on top of the market.
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Reveal Trailer 10/20/2016 10am ET)
« Reply #2359 on: October 20, 2016, 07:36:23 AM »
So yep, it's a hybrid.  From a marketing standpoint, it's already off to a much better start then the Wii U which first reveal in 2011 made it look like just a new Wii controller.  Plus the actual hybrid nature of the system will make it much easier for Nintendo to advertise this time as well.  Plus if the games they showed in that little preview are just part of what we can expect in 2017, then the first year lineup is already looking lightyears better then the Wii U's.

As long as the price isn't too absurd, Nintendo looks to have a real winner here.  Iwata made sure his final gift to us would deliver. :'(
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2360 on: October 20, 2016, 07:39:30 AM »
So it is a gaming tablet that has detachable controllers and hooks into your TV, um exactly what I was calling for. Thanks Nintendo. I think it's very close to the design Blacknmild also suggested so I am happy its what I wanted and it looks amazing.

Now can't wait to hear more about games.



Okay to be fair because Khush will surely dig up what I actually said, I didn't predict detachable controllers I suggested a gaming tablet with controls built in with TV out, so close enough but this is better than what I was hoping for so it's going to be great.
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2361 on: October 20, 2016, 07:53:00 AM »
Remember months ago when I said it would be an Nvidia Tegra chip? I now know the satisfaction of being right on the internet.

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2362 on: October 20, 2016, 07:56:12 AM »
NVIDIA handling the API themselves is very reassuring.
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2363 on: October 20, 2016, 08:01:52 AM »
This will OWN Japan. Although it looks much weaker than an xbox one, it should still be fine for what Nintendo wants to do.


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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2364 on: October 20, 2016, 08:04:48 AM »
NVIDIA handling the API themselves is very reassuring.
Hmm, I was under the impressed that Nintendo was going with Vulkan though I suppose it still can. Nvidia's handling this does go back to the Semi Accurate rumor from May which posited that Nvidia was giving Nintendo a ton of support just to get its business.

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2365 on: October 20, 2016, 08:06:45 AM »
NVIDIA handling the API themselves is very reassuring.
Hmm, I was under the impressed that Nintendo was going with Vulkan though I suppose it still can. Nvidia's handling this does go back to the Semi Accurate rumor from May which posited that Nvidia was giving Nintendo a ton of support just to get its business.

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NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.
https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/10/20/nintendo-switch/
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2366 on: October 20, 2016, 08:08:00 AM »
Remember months ago when I said it would be an Nvidia Tegra chip? I now know the satisfaction of being right on the internet.

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2367 on: October 20, 2016, 08:10:37 AM »
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NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.
https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/10/20/nintendo-switch/
I didn't need clarification. I already read Nvidia news thing. I was merely commenting on how Nintendo is a contributor of the Khronos Group that created Vulkan so I expected Nintendo to use that API.

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2368 on: October 20, 2016, 08:11:28 AM »
I know, I was just trying to remember where I read it. No big deal

Two things we still don't know.

- Touch screen? (probably not, would have been shown)
- Region-free?
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2369 on: October 20, 2016, 08:14:03 AM »
Leaning toward no touch screen and yes on region free, but trying to corroborate.
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2370 on: October 20, 2016, 08:15:01 AM »
Surely it has to be a touch screen. It would be crazy for it not to be.

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2371 on: October 20, 2016, 08:15:13 AM »
All good News!! :)

It would be awesome if the orientation could change on the screen, but certainly not a deal breaker, and I'm sure they haven't revealed everything yet (not that I think they are worried about the few occasions when vertical orientation would be useful), but I'm sure they have more pleasant surprises in the works.

I'm not blown away, but that's only because all the most reasonable rumors were actually mostly true/accurate.

And MG needs a new damning tag for his ATi bandwagon in the face of an Nvidia victory. Khush, make it a good one.

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2372 on: October 20, 2016, 08:20:01 AM »
Surely it has to be a touch screen. It would be crazy for it not to be.

Like I said, I'm sure Nintendo has more to reveal on this thing. This 3 minute video was a proof of design. The hybrid home and portable nature of the hardware, and how it's also not a solo experience.

Touch screen is a GIVEN, but I'm sure they'll get more into that when they reveal the OS, UI and accompanying software.

This is Nintendo guys, I'm sure they didn't blow their whole load in that quick proof of concept video.

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2373 on: October 20, 2016, 08:26:07 AM »
I just think Nintendo was very careful to show everything that was possible with the Switch. I can't believe they couldn't sneak in a quick shot of someone using a stylus. Then again I'm not sure any of the games shown would have any meaningful touchscreen use.
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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2374 on: October 20, 2016, 08:30:07 AM »
Now that it has been announced, I think they will go quiet again until late January. Then they will show all the features and slowly show the launch games.