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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:54 
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It's all right. He's slagged off Sonic elsewhere here.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I keep looking very hard at Switches. Lack of Bluetooth headphone support [1] is about the last thing I'm clinging to to stop me ordering.

[1] srsly Nintendo wtaf?


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Lonewolves wrote:
It's all right. He's slagged off Sonic elsewhere here.


I think NOT slagging off Sonic would get you more abuse on the internet these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
I keep looking very hard at Switches. Lack of Bluetooth headphone support [1] is about the last thing I'm clinging to to stop me ordering.

[1] srsly Nintendo wtaf?


I don't know why you're surprised, Nintendo's love of wires seems to border on the fetishistic.

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
I keep looking very hard at Switches. Lack of Bluetooth headphone support [1] is about the last thing I'm clinging to to stop me ordering.

[1] srsly Nintendo wtaf?


I thought I'd read that this was possible and indeed it is... Providing you buy another little box and lead off Amazon.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I reiterate my earlier position vis-à-vis wtaf Nintendo


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:11 
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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2 ... sales-ban/

Gamevice suing Nintendo over allegedly infringing patents they own and using them on the Switch

The article goes onto say that the Switch has been Nintendo's fastest selling console with 5 million sold so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Mr Biffo on 6 months with the Switch

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 18:14 
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I'm just not interested: There's currently no standout games for my tastes and I'm put off by the technical problems like the pads losing connection, the stand scratching the screen and the latest issue of the warping of the console itself.

I'll happily wait until new Mario and Xenoblade 2 are both released; some other games that tickle my interest and, hopefully, a Switch 2 or XL or whatever dodgy branding Nintendo pull out their arse that sort out the fundamental design problems.

Claiming that the Switch is up there with the 360 is nonsense. The 360 was awesome because the catalogue of games was fabulous, fresh and varied. The Switch just ain't performing in that regard at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I agree with Mr Biffo. The Switch is brilliant!


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I agree with Mr Biffo , TheVision and Saturnanaialan .....

The Switch *is* brilliant , but there is no killer app on it yet

That would have been Zelda if it did not also come out on the Wii-u
Or could have been Mario Kart 8 ...... if that did not also come out on the Wii-U
Those are the two things i've put most time into on my switch and instead I could have bought a second hand Wii-u , both games and had an extra few hundred quid in my pocket.

Splatoon 2 looks amazing , but again from everything i've seen it is just a modest upgrade to the Wii-u version

We're about 2 months away from Mario which will be brilliant , and may be the push that some people will need to pick one up , but until then its very expensive for what it does , and although I really really like mine its not something I would recommend to everyone

For the tech issues mentioned
I used mine both in and out of the dock , I have no scratches on the screen
I originally had the dock slightly behind my TV and *did* get the left controller drift problem , I moved it more out to the side and its been fine - so although I'm sure both are legitimate concerns neither is really a show stopper.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I'm curious, if it's best games are available elsewhere for cheaper and there are genuine hardware issues then what currently makes it "brilliant"? That seems like a hard argument.


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Bamba wrote:
I'm curious, if it's best games are available elsewhere for cheaper and there are genuine hardware issues then what currently makes it "brilliant"? That seems like a hard argument.


For me, I don't actually own a Wii U so I haven't been able to experience the likes of Zelda, Mario Kart and Splatoon so the Switch is the first time I've seen them all. There's also more than just those 3 games available for it. Already the online shop has something like over 100 games so there's plenty to pick from. I've got 15 games for mine ranging from the big hits like Zelda through to Neo Turf Masters on the Neo Geo.

As for the hardware issues, I've experienced no problems with it at all. My controllers always connect and stay connected, the screen isn't scratched and the console definitely isn't warping so like a lot of these things, I'm not sure whether it's just internet hype that's exaggerating the issues that a few people have experienced.

As for the console being brilliant, I genuinely think it is. I do a lot of my gaming away from a telly so the Switch is ideal for that. Being able to play 'proper' games on a decent sized screen is ace and the thing itself feels lovely. I may be bias as I've always been a fan of Nintendo (but not enough to buy a Wii-U for some reason?!?) but the Switch is quickly becoming my favourite console.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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For me - again I have had Nintendo consoles since the SNES came out , but skipped the Wii-U (and ducked out of the Wii fairly early) so have not played these games before and the Switch is a great way to experience them.

So I'm playing Nintendo games , on a good system , and when Nintendo do what they do it is amazing.
I think the hardware issues are being over exaggerated to a certain extent - no warped consoles / no scratched screen , and if i put the dock and the unit behind my large TV there is interference (sometimes) on one controller - but if i move it a little to the side its fine (so i'll put up with it)

The Switch will have many many great games , but for now its very much a 'you should probably look at it' rather than a definite ' you should get one' until the next batch of games comes out.

If i had a long commute or a lunchbreak where i was stuck at work then I think i would be using it a lot more in that way (which i think would be a big plus for a lot of people)

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I use mine on my lunch break pretty much every day so yeah, that helps. I used to play my 3DS a lot too.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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For me - again I have had Nintendo consoles since the SNES came out , but skipped the Wii-U (and ducked out of the Wii fairly early) so have not played these games before and the Switch is a great way to experience them.


:this: although going back to the NES! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I'm still waiting to see what hardware revisions they come up with in the next few years. I played the Wii U games on Wii U, and I don't mind waiting to see what other device options they offer.

I'd probably be more interested in one that just plugged into a TV (and was cheaper and/or more powerful), or one that was just a handheld (and was cheaper and/or a smaller/self contained unit).

I will definitely by a machine that lets me play new Nintendo games eventually, but I'm not in any rush.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Som, switch sort of ordered, is there any friends code list yet?

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I'm still waiting to see what hardware revisions they come up with in the next few years.
One with Bluetooth headphone support would be nice, for a start.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I know nothing about bluetooth but would this be something that could be brought in with a firmware update or would it need new hardware?


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Som, switch sort of ordered, is there any friends code list yet?


Mine is SW-5244-9682-7122 but since we're friends on the 3DS, they may carry it over and automatically add me/you.


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TheVision wrote:
I know nothing about bluetooth but would this be something that could be brought in with a firmware update or would it need new hardware?

In theory maybe. The Switch has BT, it uses it for the controllers. But someone told me that Nintendo said it wouldn't be added later. Perhaps the Switch can only be in one Bluetooth network at once, meaning it can't have headset and controller support at the same time. (Note the PS4 doesn't support Bluetooth audio, either.) Total own-goal for a portable device, I reckon. My Vita does Bluetooth audio fine.


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romanista wrote:
Som, switch sort of ordered, is there any friends code list yet?


Mine is SW-5244-9682-7122 but since we're friends on the 3DS, they may carry it over and automatically add me/you.


That would be a very un-nintendo like gesture, but we'll see... Super Mario Run could see my nintendo friends via facebook, but didn't hear that about the switch..

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Really like the look of some of the nindies presented today: away, 8 bit armies

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Really like the look of some of the nindies presented today: away, 8 bit armies

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/0 ... izzle_reel


A few of those look ace! I especially like the looks of the side scrolling platform/shoot em up. I'll keep an eye on that.


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Definitely! If all of those were out now I'd be all like "man, maybe I should get me a Switch".


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