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Old 01-18-18, 12:51 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Does nothing for me, but in the age of Minecraft where building things that look like shit sell a billion, maybe it will work?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I think it looks interesting but Iím going to wait until reviews hit before I buy into it.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

The very idea screams Nintendo, and I'm definitely interested.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nintendo fuck you for putting the X, Y, A & B buttons all in different places than the Xbox has them. After a week of Switch games, I went back to Batman Enemy Within on the XBX and kept dying because I kept pressing the wrong buttons during Quick Time events.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I still donít see what the house does or how it uses any of the Switch functionality. Am I missing something there?
Old 01-18-18, 09:19 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Nintendo fuck you for putting the X, Y, A & B buttons all in different places than the Xbox has them. After a week of Switch games, I went back to Batman Enemy Within on the XBX and kept dying because I kept pressing the wrong buttons during Quick Time events.
A,B,X,Y have been in the same place on Nintendo controllers since the SNES.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Yeah, fuck Microsoft for changing Nintendo's layout.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

No, fuck Nintendo for not bowing to the supreme leader.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Sony does something similar in Japan and reverses it for the U.S.

In Japan (and maybe other parts of the world?), O is confirm and X is cancel. Here, it's the other way around, with the button placement of cancel/confirm the same as what Microsoft does with the Xbox as well.

If you ever import a Japanese PS4 game, it can take some getting used to. But, yeah, it's Microsoft and Sony that reversed the buttons, not Nintendo.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

.....no. Just no.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nintendo's layout is now weird to me too, but maybe that's a circumstance of getting used to Xbox as well as reading left to right. A plus my hand naturally landing on the A button more towards the middle so it feels right that would be the primary "confirm" button.



Genesis controller also went A, B, C from left to right, along with Saturn, Dreamcast, and now various PC controllers following suit.

I remember posting a poll about this a year or two ago!

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game...on-layout.html

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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I guess Iím used to both layouts. Once in a while I screw up but Iíve actually fallen into the Switch controls pretty easily.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Yeah, Nintendo's button layout always fucks with me too. I'm constantly looking down at the controller for QTE.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni View Post
A,B,X,Y have been in the same place on Nintendo controllers since the SNES.
Didn't realize that. This is my first Nintendo console, excluding the Wii which I barely ever played. I guess the 3DS has the same button configuration? That never bothered me though.

Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
Nintendo's layout is now weird to me too, but maybe that's a circumstance of getting used to Xbox as well as reading left to right. A plus my hand naturally landing on the A button more towards the middle so it feels right that would be the primary "confirm" button.
Yeah, reading left-to-right is the reason that having Y before X and B before A is so counter-intuitive.

I'm always backing out of things instead of confirming them on the Switch. Takes me twice as long as it should to play a battle in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle because I keep hitting the wrong button

Yes! OMG, I had trouble with X before but now I'm totally lost (and I never even had a Gamecube; didn't realize they moved the X button again). QTE's have become a total confusing nightmare for me. I have to look down all the time.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Yeah, fuck Microsoft for changing Nintendo's layout.


Also, the Xbox’s face buttons feel like someone cut marbles in half and glued them onto the controller.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Hmmm, taking this with a very tiny grain of salt...

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/gam...r-release-date
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Insignia Switch dock on sale at Best Buy for $35. Less than half the price of the official Nintendo one.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insigni...?skuId=6065700
Old 01-24-18, 01:39 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
Insignia Switch dock on sale at Best Buy for $35. Less than half the price of the official Nintendo one.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insigni...?skuId=6065700
Ordered one. Really hope these don't have the same problem as the Nyko ones that were reportedly frying some peoples systems. 🤞
Old 01-24-18, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by clappj View Post
Ordered one. Really hope these don't have the same problem as the Nyko ones that were reportedly frying some peoples systems. 🤞
From all accounts they aren't frying systems (yet... there is some question on whether it has enough ventilation). The one caveat seems to be that it's a tighter fit, so you may want to at least have some kind of screen protector if you're nervous about screen scratches. Plus some reports that colors/output is slightly different, but others have no issues.

I bought a dock when Target had a sale last Xmas so I'm ok for now, though man is that piece of plastic and chipset expensive.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

In ways I could see a spare dock being nice but I tend to think if Iím not at the location of mine that Iíd just be playing in handheld mode.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I haven't bought a game in a while and am debating between Rocket League and Mario Odyssey. I've never played either one and just looking for something to blow some time when I have a little free time.

Which one would you get?
Old 01-24-18, 04:30 PM
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I havenít played Rocket League but Iíd say Super Mario Odyssey is the definitive game on the Switch so far aside from Breath of the Wild. Completely different games though obviously.
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I haven’t played much of Odyssey yet, but Rocket League (I have it on PS4, but same thing) is more of a play a game to pass time type of game.
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I mean Mario isnít very story intensive either really. There is a story but you can just find moons for a while and then shut it off when youíre ready.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I haven't bought a game in a while and am debating between Rocket League and Mario Odyssey. I've never played either one and just looking for something to blow some time when I have a little free time.

Which one would you get?
Mario Odyssey by a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG mile.

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