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Old 02-20-17, 12:11 PM
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re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
I'm talking about hardware reviews.
You are trying too hard
Old 02-20-17, 04:12 PM
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What difference does it make, really? Your typical release has reviews go up the night before. The only time things get sketchy is when embargoes hold bad reviews back until after the first day's sales - and in that case it's quite obvious what is going on.
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re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by atxbomber
You are trying too hard


Just curious since this is the first Nintendo launch I'm sitting out.
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Traded in what I had left of my Wii / Wii U games since they had a 50% bump promo and got over $500 worth of credit so I completely paid off my Switch preorder along with the pro controller, Zelda, Bomberman and Puyo Puyo Tetris.
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re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nintendo announced today a series of special event, that will take place in unexpected places. The goal is to show that the Nintendo Switch can indeed be played everywhere.

For this event, Nintendo is showcasing the Nintendo Switch with a “highly visual, interactive living room-inspired spaces”, located at unexpected places. There will also be special guests, such as John Cena who will attend the first event in California. He will showcase 1-2-Switch, and will play with invited fans, YouTube “influencers”, and various other people. Mario and Luigi will attend the final event, in New York.

The three events will take place at the following locations:

The Desert – Invite only
Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. PT
Blue Cloud Movie Ranch
20019 Blue Cloud Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Aspen – Open to the public
Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MT
Snowmass Village
45 Village Square
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

New York – Open to the public
March 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
Flatiron Plaza
Broadway between 23rd and 24th St.
New York, NY
http://www.perfectly-nintendo.com/ni...end-first-one/
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re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Aspen seems like a perfectly logical place where there are large groups of people.
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The three events will take place at the following locations:

The Desert
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Retailer GameStop announced today that it will have a "limited supply" of the hard-to-find systems available to buy at its US stores on launch day, March 3.

"We will have a limited supply of the Nintendo Switch systems on launch day for walk-in customers," GameStop's Bub Puzon said in a statement. "Our teams made this happen.

"I would strongly suggest customers plan on attending one of our midnight launch events for a shot at securing one of these extra units. They will go fast!"
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/lim.../1100-6448105/
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Worst launch lineup ever even with Zelda
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re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by redrum
Worst launch lineup ever even with Zelda
This, 100%, absolutely, positively cannot be argued, and it's a damn shame. Unless I find myself flush with cash between now and the summer, it looks like I'll have to wait until at least Splatoon to pick one of these up.
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Originally Posted by lopper
This, 100%, absolutely, positively cannot be argued, and it's a damn shame. Unless I find myself flush with cash between now and the summer, it looks like I'll have to wait until at least Splatoon to pick one of these up.
Sure it can be argued. Least amount of games for a launch lineup I'll buy. Worst? Nope. I'll take a new Zelda over every launch PS4 & XB1 title combined.
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Originally Posted by lopper
This, 100%, absolutely, positively cannot be argued, and it's a damn shame.
Are you just talking about Nintendo hardware or any gaming device ever? The Nintendo 64 would at most be on par, even though Breath of the Wild is surely less revolutionary than Super Mario 64. As threadbare as the Switch's slate is, it's a hell of a lot deeper than the N64. It's hard to think of the Switch as meaningfully worse than, say, the DS or the Virtual Boy.
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Worst? Nope. I'll take a new Zelda over every launch PS4 & XB1 title combined.
Getting Zelda on the U. Worst lineup stands. What else you got?

Heck, I have a better lineup of unplayed U games than the Switch will have for it's first few months. That's just pathetic.
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Zelda is by all accounts a "last Gen" title. Why drop $360 to play it when i can just play it for $60? It would be different if they made the Switch version unique in some way, kinda like Twilight Princess is considered a Wii game despite being on the GCN. I think it was a misstep to make both versions graphically identical.

As for the N64, Mario 64 was a game changer and something you absolutely couldn't get anywhere else. Pilotwings spawned a moderately popular franchise and a month in WaveRace hit and hot on the heels of that was Killer Instinct and Shadows of the Empire.
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re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Zelda is by all accounts a "last Gen" title.
Yes, it's definitely a Wii U game that happens to be on the Switch...and being on the Switch compromised the Wii U version, which was supposed to make much heavier use of the gamepad's second screen.

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
I think it was a misstep to make both versions graphically identical.
The Switch version runs at a higher resolution, although it sounds like that's the beginning and end of it.

I thought we were comparing launch-to-launch, not launch window-to-launch window. No argument about the exclusivity of Mario 64 putting it in its own class. (Pilotwings started on the SNES, so I wouldn't say that the N64 version spawned a franchise, not that that disproves your point.) The N64 and Switch both launched with one killer app, but the Switch does have more than a single other title to choose on day one.

I can honestly say that this is the first time I've ever bought a console on day one and only picked up a single title at retail. (If Snipperclips launches on day one, I'll get that as well, but I sort of consider an eShop-exclusive to be a different thing.) I might be stupid enough to get 1-2 Switch if it times out with friends/family visiting...just as a silly party game.

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Old 02-23-17, 08:44 AM
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re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Previews are starting to roll in. Here's a list compiled by Dystify at NeoGAF:

The bad news:




Weirdly, that wasn't an issue at the many hands-on events, so maybe this is just some stupid bug that the day one patch will knock out? That's...pretty basic functionality.

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As someone that thought the Wii U was a far less appealing console at launch in terms of technology and features, I never bothered to buy one so the Switch is my way to play the new Zelda

Polygon mentions the following as far as embargos go -

When can we expect reviews of the Switch?

The review embargo for Nintendo Switch hardware lifts at 6 a.m. PT on March 1. Nintendo’s review embargo for the system’s marquee launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, lifts on Thursday, March 2 at 3 a.m. PT. We’ll have pre-review impressions of Breath of the Wild on Friday, Feb. 24 at 6 a.m. PT.
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
The Switch version runs at a higher resolution, although it sounds like that's the beginning and end of it.
Don't forget about the sweet, sweet water sound effects!
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Reading through a bunch of the previews and so far the Switch is what I expected - the hardware seems great (despite Joy-Con bugs) and the "switch" aspect seems to work very well. Battery life estimates seem to be accurate, for better or worse. There's just not that much software out there at launch (it's nice to hear Shovel Knight and FAST RMX will be available on the eShop though). And it's funny how mentions of little things like instant load times because of the cartridge is now appealing when it was standard a few generations ago.
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Originally Posted by slop101
Getting Zelda on the U. Worst lineup stands. What else you got?

Heck, I have a better lineup of unplayed U games than the Switch will have for it's first few months. That's just pathetic.
It's still a launch game and a major one that you can only play on the go with the switch.

Launch lineups are almost universally weak with maybe 1 or 2 standout titles. Comparing how many unplayed titles you have on the Wii U to the launch of the switch is about as irrelevant a comparison as you could make.
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I did have a pre-order in for the Switch with Target but then I had to move on very short notice and Target couldn't change the order and guarantee it wouldn't get cancelled. OK I figured I'd let it stand and it could be redirected if need me. Was really looking forward to the Zelda game since I have a lot of free time on my hands.

Then I left the card I had on the pre-order at a restaurant and as a precaution had it replaced. Well Tagret was trying the card weekly to make sure funds were still there, and since they couldn't auth the last number, they just cancelled the order rather than give me a chance to update payment info.

So basically, fuck Target pre-orders. I don't really need to spend $300 + $60 to play Zelda right away so I may just go with the Wii U version as well.
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Originally Posted by The Questyen
It's still a launch game and a major one that you can only play on the go with the switch.

Launch lineups are almost universally weak with maybe 1 or 2 standout titles. Comparing how many unplayed titles you have on the Wii U to the launch of the switch is about as irrelevant a comparison as you could make.
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What am I missing with that bolded line and the laugh?
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That a selling point for the Switch version of a Zelda game is the only version of that Zelda game that you can "play on-the-go".

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