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Old 05-11-21, 09:11 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol are coming to Switch.
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My wife and I put in a lot of hours on Zombies back in the day when we were younger.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Damn... Can't decide if I'll grab this now, or wait for the GOTY edition...

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Played a few hours of Miitopia this morning and such a fun RPG. The level of creativity that people have making detailed Mii's in this is insane. My party is currently Momo, Blinx the Time Sweeper, and Shantae.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Switch replacement announcement imminent? A bit more reliable of a source then the usual rumors.
Nintendo Co. plans to begin assembly of its new Switch as soon as July and release the upgraded replacement for its four-year-old game console in September or October, people familiar with the matter said. The new console, likely to be priced higher than the $299 original, may be announced ahead of the E3 conference starting June 12 to allow publishers to showcase their full range of Switch games at the global event, the people said, asking not to be named because the plans are not yet public. It will be sold alongside the $199 Switch Lite, with the standard Switch phased out over time.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...n-as-september
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Old 05-27-21, 07:33 AM
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I think it makes sense to refresh the hardware and have it out by Xmas (as long as they can ramp up supply), I'm not that enamored with these "mid cycle upgrades" unless there's full backward compatibility and even then, we've seen with the DSi and the "New" 3ds that only a few games really take advantage of this, and by the time the older consoles are truly phased out it's probably time for the next full iteration. If this is some kind of seamless upgrade for most games, then cool!
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Old 06-01-21, 06:21 PM
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The rumor mill is currently buzzing about a Thursday reveal with preorders starting at midnight afterwards.
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How are they going to launch a new console while the semiconductor shortage is still in full swing?
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
How are they going to launch a new console while the semiconductor shortage is still in full swing?
I mean, consoles are still being produced all around. Demand will just outstrip supply by even more than usual.
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
How are they going to launch a new console while the semiconductor shortage is still in full swing?
Nintendo likely placed their orders for the chips months, if not years, in advance. Also, if they're actually phasing out the original Switch, they could maybe transition their slots for production of those chips to the new one.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I hope the new system will play all games and not have exclusive stuff just for the new console. We have four Switches and do not want to have to buy another one.
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Old 06-02-21, 02:28 PM
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If the rumor is true they are keeping the switch lite around, so it should be fully backward compatible like the "new" 3ds and the dsi. Like I said, the main thing is going to be, how many developers are really going to put extra things in their game to take advantage of the new system while not alienating all the ones with old systems?
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Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos View Post
I hope the new system will play all games and not have exclusive stuff just for the new console. We have four Switches and do not want to have to buy another one.
No chance it's a completely new system. It'll just be an upgraded Switch; 4k output from the dock, better screen, hopefully better joycons...etc.
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
If the rumor is true they are keeping the switch lite around, so it should be fully backward compatible like the "new" 3ds and the dsi. Like I said, the main thing is going to be, how many developers are really going to put extra things in their game to take advantage of the new system while not alienating all the ones with old systems?
No doubt though we'll be seeing exclusives on certain games to utilize the upgraded hardware.
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No doubt though we'll be seeing exclusives on certain games to utilize the upgraded hardware.
I feel like we've had this script before, all the way back to that N64 add on Expansion pack and it just never pans out before the next system is released. I'm not even sure what 4k is going to do for the majority of the games currently on the system. Maybe the new one can overclock without getting overheated or something and they enable it with software.

Either way, let's be honest, I'm in. I'm still going to run up on that digital games limit, though.
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
If the rumor is true they are keeping the switch lite around, so it should be fully backward compatible like the "new" 3ds and the dsi. Like I said, the main thing is going to be, how many developers are really going to put extra things in their game to take advantage of the new system while not alienating all the ones with old systems?
I'd be happy if the new Switch was just enough of an upgrade to run handheld at docked resolution and frame rates without affecting current battery life. Kind of bothers me that it cuts the performance in half when undocked to save battery life.
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I'd be happy if the new Switch was just enough of an upgrade to run handheld at docked resolution and frame rates without affecting current battery life.
If the rumors about DLSS support are true, that could help a lot with resolution in handheld mode, although there still might be other compromises.

But it's hard to imagine the resolution ever completely matching since the screen is a limiting factor.
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Main thing I want is better battery life. An upgraded screen would be nice too, but is a secondary concern for me.
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I just want them to fix the designs of the blasted joycon sticks...
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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The rumor mill is currently buzzing about a Thursday reveal with preorders starting at midnight afterwards.
*Checks calendar, checks watch.
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Adam never said which Thursday...
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He never said what week.
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*Checks calendar, checks watch.


Too many bulletproof sources have said that a Pro is imminent for me to doubt that, but as for when it'll be revealed...yeah.
Old 06-15-21, 11:33 AM
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Man, finally another Advance Wars. It's just a remaster of 1 and 2 but still it's something. That and side scrolling Metroid Dread are the highlights of today's direct for me.

Also no new switch pro announcement yet.

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