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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1000 on: May 21, 2018, 10:13:33 PM »
If they could make a 3DS without 3D why couldn't they make a Switch that doesn't switch?
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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1001 on: May 21, 2018, 10:20:27 PM »
If they could make a 3DS without 3D why couldn't they make a Switch that doesn't switch?
Didn’t say Nintendo couldn’t though I don’t think it should. Also, I wonder what Nintendo would call a switch-less Switch. I don’t have a pun for this.

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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1002 on: May 22, 2018, 07:03:32 AM »
If they could make a 3DS without 3D why couldn't they make a Switch that doesn't switch?


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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1003 on: May 22, 2018, 08:28:40 AM »
I would worry about how much smaller Nintendo could make the joy-con in that scenario.  They're already tiny and easy to lose/misplace.
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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1004 on: May 22, 2018, 08:52:50 AM »
I would worry about how much smaller Nintendo could make the joy-con in that scenario.  They're already tiny and easy to lose/misplace.
To me, what makes the most sense for Nintendo’s purposes is Lite Switch (get it?): a self-contained unit (maybe with a smaller screen?) with its own controls, compatible with but sold without Joy-Cons and the dock. Nintendo can sell that for less than $200, and it gets the company closer to the one-per-person system goal while also allowing it to let 3DS go.
My bad. I can see how my description was unclear (emphasis added above).

I agree. Making the Joy-Cons smaller would be a mistake and could lead to compatibility issues due to different sized rails. I meant, a Lite Switch would look more like a traditional handheld similar to the PS Vita while retaining the ability to dock. You would be able to connect Joy-Cons wirelessly for multiplayer, just not be able to slide them into the unit as it wouldn’t have the rails. The intent would be driving the price down at the cost of some of the options and convenience of the standard Switch.

If you want to dock, you’ll have to buy one (and it really should be the same dock, not a separate and unique Lite-only dock) in addition to Joy-Cons and/or a Pro Controller.

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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1005 on: May 22, 2018, 10:20:15 AM »
I hate hardware revision speculation because no matter how dumb your idea is, it's likely less stupid than what Nintendo will actually release.
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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1006 on: May 22, 2018, 10:23:18 AM »
It's cool.  You mentioned the need for it to still be switchable, and in my head the removable joy-con were are part of that along with with dockability.

In that case, I love the idea.  If it can fit in the regular dock with joysticks still on it (maybe go back to circle pads?) then it'd be perfect.  Although the dock price needs to come down.  Knowing Nintendo, they'd probably sell a dock adapter or something.
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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1007 on: May 22, 2018, 10:34:07 AM »
If it can fit in the regular dock with joysticks still on it (maybe go back to circle pads?) then it'd be perfect.  Although the dock price needs to come down.  Knowing Nintendo, they'd probably sell a dock adapter or something.
Yeah, it’d require some engineering on Nintendo’s part, but that’s why the hardware designers get paid the big bucks.

Maybe the references to the new PCB and Tegra model number are referring to a smaller revision that doesn’t require a heatsink allowing the unit to be thinner thus able to slide into the standard dock. Or maybe Nintendo just releases a Lite dock compatible with the standard Switch. Suck it, everyone who has the old dock.

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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1008 on: May 22, 2018, 03:31:32 PM »
Speaking of Tegra X1...I'm getting tempted to buy another Switch for homebrew. Lantus (well, now he's known as Modern Vintage Gamer) did a ton of emulator ports on the original Xbox, and now he's starting on Switch ports.

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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1009 on: May 23, 2018, 09:40:46 AM »
Yeah, all the different components of a Switch kit are going to make revisions a bit more tricky. That's why I agree with Adrock in that I think the first alternate model to release is going to be some sort of portable-only Switch with a lower cost. This will probably most appeal to the 3DS crowd looking for a new game system.

Also, I wonder what Nintendo would call a switch-less Switch. I don’t have a pun for this.
Hmm... how about Swontch? As in "won't switch"?
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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1010 on: June 14, 2018, 04:22:38 PM »
Hey, Hey we're the Panic Button, and they think we Panic around...

https://gonintendo.com/stories/311406-panic-button-set-to-reveal-another-major-switch-port-next-month#comments

More Switch ports coming!

Just wanted to get the headline out there, but the article it links to has interesting details as well.

https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/doom-wolfenstein-ii-switch-aaa-1202843637/

They have been working with the Switch for SIX YEARS. 6 years? That puts it back in 2012! The Wii U was only a year old. Crazy stuff. Who else was messing it with it back then? The Tegra X1 chip only came out in 2015. Nintendo must have been planning to go with Nvidia hardware for a long long time.

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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1011 on: June 14, 2018, 04:57:47 PM »
New news: too lazy to post a link, but in-game voice chat is now supported on Switch (been available since April). Fortnite is the first game to support it.

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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1012 on: June 14, 2018, 05:03:20 PM »
New news: too lazy to post a link, but in-game voice chat is now supported on Switch (been available since April). Fortnite is the first game to support it.


Here you go! https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/12/fortnite-for-switch-voice-chat/


Hey, Hey we're the Panic Button, and they think we Panic around...

https://gonintendo.com/stories/311406-panic-button-set-to-reveal-another-major-switch-port-next-month#comments

More Switch ports coming!


I wonder if it will be another Bethesda title or from someone else. Maybe they are working with Blizzard on that rumored Diablo 3 port?

There were a number of multi-plat titles announced that were "implied" to be coming to Switch at some point.

If it is Bethesda, I'm hoping for a Fallout title. I kinda doubt it would be an announcement for one of the games just announced like Starfield or ES6 or Doom Eternal.

I feel like if it was a major publisher/dev port we would have seen something at the Ubisoft or other dev press conferences (I was hoping for an Assassins Creed port).
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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1014 on: June 14, 2018, 08:56:26 PM »
Time to start a Twitter Campaign for Neir Automata on Switch!

http://www.siliconera.com/2018/06/14/yoko-taro-takahisa-taura-yosuke-saito-talk-possible-nier-automata-switch-port/

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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1015 on: June 21, 2018, 04:59:05 PM »
There is a kick-starter for a vertical Switch grip going on right now. Only costs $12 and they have already prototyped, tested and is ready for manufacture, so we can expect the finished product this Fall. Might be the first kickstarter I back.


Would be a great way to play Doonkey Kong and Ikaruga in their original form.
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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1016 on: June 21, 2018, 05:56:52 PM »
Doonkey Kong is beest Kong.

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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1017 on: June 21, 2018, 07:23:10 PM »
I originally typed Konkey Kong, but created a different typo when I corrected it. Still funny, but sad I missed it on the correction.
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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1018 on: June 21, 2018, 09:18:34 PM »
Looks like it'll be backed within 24 hours so it's rapidly nearing the point of being a preorder. (Disclaimer: I backed it as well.)
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Re: Switch Discussion Thread (Year 2: Joy-Con Boogaloo)
« Reply #1019 on: Yesterday at 11:40:37 AM »
I went ahead and backed it as well. Its now almost $20k over the threshold. If nothing else it could be used as a grip for my second pair of joy cons when playing with friends. An official grip is $20, so this is cheaper with an added perk.
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