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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2375 on: October 20, 2016, 08:31:55 AM »
I'm thinking that this supports both touch screen and glasses free 3D. I'm anticipating a lot of 3DS/DS ports to help beef up the library, though.

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2376 on: October 20, 2016, 08:32:44 AM »
Oh snap! You can attach only one side and play Gameboy style and Arcade Shumps!

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2377 on: October 20, 2016, 08:34:20 AM »
Did the removable controllers have "shoulder" buttons?

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2378 on: October 20, 2016, 08:36:48 AM »
Did the removable controllers have "shoulder" buttons?


Looks like the standard bumpers and triggers.
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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2379 on: October 20, 2016, 08:39:12 AM »
Did the removable controllers have "shoulder" buttons?


Yes!


I have a very HUGE problem with this.  If it is a home console that I can take with me. I am going to have to buy no less than 3 Switches.  What the heck are the kids going to play while I have the Switch with me during my commute to work? Like really. Unless this cost $199 out the box I'm screwed.


Maybe the Switch Dock has some functionality that supports different tablets un the same house. Not a deal breaker but I have a house full of gamer kids.

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2380 on: October 20, 2016, 08:41:33 AM »
BnM, I asked the samething.

If it doesn't have a touchscreen for at least IU navigation, that might be a problem. With Nintendo going into the mobile space, it seems obvious that this will have a touchscreen though. It's the only thing stopping them from porting over their own games.

Is anyone else as excited as I am for the return of cartridges?
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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2381 on: October 20, 2016, 08:43:06 AM »
Are we ready to open betting on whether Nintendo will let this be superior to the NS? It supports glasses free 3D, has an IPS display, and is a touch screen.

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Re: NX Rumors and Speculation Thread (Reveal Trailer 10/20/2016 10am ET)
« Reply #2382 on: October 20, 2016, 08:48:24 AM »
Fucking finally.

Checked NeoGaf, it's predictably a mess, but this has bubbled up from 4Chan:






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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2383 on: October 20, 2016, 08:49:45 AM »
Did the removable controllers have "shoulder" buttons?


Looks like the standard bumpers and triggers.


I meant in sideways mode. Like multiplayer mode.

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2384 on: October 20, 2016, 09:02:23 AM »
I also wonder does this mean a patch for single player pro controller Wii U support  for Spaltoon? Looks like Splatoon Seitch as pro controller support.

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2385 on: October 20, 2016, 09:14:32 AM »
And MG needs a new damning tag for his ATi bandwagon in the face of an Nvidia victory. Khush, make it a good one.

Someone already changed his title last night. (But maybe I'll change that in a week.)

However, since I'm in a generous mood due to nailing the NX reveal date, I'd be willing to change your title. Anything you want or do you want to be surprised?

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2386 on: October 20, 2016, 09:21:00 AM »
Is anyone else as excited as I am for the return of cartridges?
Probably more so. I've been thumping the cartridge card for over a decade. It's so nice to see them return.

I'd be shocked if Switch didn't have a touchscreen. My guess is Nintendo wanted to focus on core games and the unit itself, and any touchscreen use in the trailer would immediately remind people of Wii U. Smart.

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2387 on: October 20, 2016, 09:38:52 AM »
Is anyone else as excited as I am for the return of cartridges?

I've loved that rumor and am glad to see it also came true. Maybe that's another part of why I've liked the DS and 3DS more than consoles of late. Being able to click in those little cartridges into their slot. Plus, cartridges are just more durable than CD / DVD's. I'm happy with the choice.

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2388 on: October 20, 2016, 09:46:50 AM »
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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2389 on: October 20, 2016, 09:59:13 AM »
It was an odd feeling to see nearly the exact thing that we've had in our heads for a couple years show up in the reveal... both exciting and underwhelming.  It is as sleek as I hoped it would be, if a bit bland looking.  Something we haven't yet seen are the goofy accessory controllers for different games.  The biggest surprise was Skyrim.

One disappointment is that the dock mostly hides the screen.  That implies that dual screen functionality like the Wii U won't be possible, unless they have some other way to do it.


Nile Boogie Returns, I don't understand the complaint.  If you want to have multiple people playing simultaneously, that has always meant buying multiple devices.  I guess you are concerned that the cost will be higher than current handhelds?  The 3DS started at $250.  If they go too much higher than that, they will likely kill the system before it launches anyway.
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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2390 on: October 20, 2016, 10:26:10 AM »
Nile does bring up a good point, though. What will happen to Nintendo's handheld lines?
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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2391 on: October 20, 2016, 10:48:05 AM »
Probably more so. I've been thumping the cartridge card for over a decade. It's so nice to see them return.
Yeah, I've always hated discs ever since the PS1 days, and was always glad the N64 stuck with cartridges despite the limitations at the time. I'm also glad to confirm the NX isn't going digital-only which I know was another small rumour, it was only a tiny concern of mine but still, nice to know it isn't happening.

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2392 on: October 20, 2016, 11:16:26 AM »
Nile does bring up a good point, though. What will happen to Nintendo's handheld lines?

Probably the same thing that happened to the Game Boy line when the DS arrived, unless the NS sells poorly.  In that case, there will likely be a 3DS successor in typical fashion.  Beginning next year, we are transitioning from the console+portable model to the hybrid+mobile model.

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2393 on: October 20, 2016, 03:39:44 PM »
Is anyone else as excited as I am for the return of cartridges?
Probably more so. I've been thumping the cartridge card for over a decade. It's so nice to see them return.

I'd be shocked if Switch didn't have a touchscreen. My guess is Nintendo wanted to focus on core games and the unit itself, and any touchscreen use in the trailer would immediately remind people of Wii U. Smart.

I don't see there having been any need to show off functionality.  It is not like touchscreens are anything new in this modern age of tablets. 

Nile does bring up a good point, though. What will happen to Nintendo's handheld lines?

Probably the same thing that happened to the Game Boy line when the DS arrived, unless the NS sells poorly.  In that case, there will likely be a 3DS successor in typical fashion.  Beginning next year, we are transitioning from the console+portable model to the hybrid+mobile model.
  The DS always was the third pillar. :)

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2394 on: October 20, 2016, 08:18:02 PM »
And MG needs a new damning tag for his ATi bandwagon in the face of an Nvidia victory. Khush, make it a good one.

Someone already changed his title last night. (But maybe I'll change that in a week.)

However, since I'm in a generous mood due to nailing the NX reveal date, I'd be willing to change your title. Anything you want or do you want to be surprised?

Give me something I'll love and I won't ask to Switch it ;)
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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2395 on: October 21, 2016, 12:46:14 PM »
They never mentioned a touch screen, but the flushness of the display against the front strongly implies that it will have one, at least in my thinking.

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2396 on: October 21, 2016, 12:55:22 PM »
No touchscreen = no mario maker 2.
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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2397 on: October 21, 2016, 02:29:52 PM »
Hmm, could they do a smartphone app that connects to the Switch via bluetooth for a 2nd touchable screen?

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2398 on: October 21, 2016, 04:10:10 PM »
I don't think it needs a touch screen, you would only be able to use it when it was disconnected from the dock.

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Re: Switch Rumors and Speculation Thread (Mighty Switch Force Edition)
« Reply #2399 on: October 21, 2016, 04:34:53 PM »
It absolutely needs a touch screen.
One thing I liked about the Wii U was how good the web browser was and the ease of text input with the on screen keyboard.

How could they continue Miiverse without the drawing?

Nintendo would be insane to not make it a touch screen. Im sure they just want to focus on the new control style for now.
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