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 Post subject: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 19:09 
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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 19:34 
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Looks like a smiley face. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 20:22 
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My money says it is legit to an extent, but I don't know if it is the final controller design.

Might even be at Massive Entertainment (Ubisoft studio that made The Division).
https://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.p ... count=1265
Ubi studios have a habit of leaking Nintendo hardware details.

I would be worried about no buttons and I don't think any haptic solution is going to be good enough to replace physical buttons. Virtual buttons on a touchscreen are OK, but not when you are not looking at the screen.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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I'm not sure I could even hold that in any useful way.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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Looks like an elongated SNES controller to me. Got to be some sort of LCD screen in it though surely?

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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Nintendo haven't let us (or the Pokemon fans at least) down in the past... I'm sure that whatever they have planned, will be brilliant.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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the buttons seem too far apart, the depth too narrow to be easy to hold; I have similar issues with the Vita.

Looks interesting though, especially the mouse wheels as the top buttons, you could have some fine control using those, which has ever been an argument of mouse vs controller.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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I kinda wish they'd stop trying to reinvent the wheel.

Personally, I'd have liked them to have further explored something with the Wiimote or further refined it instead of the Fisher Price WiiU controller we got. The WiiU controller was ok, I guess, but it just wasn't innovative like the Wiimote was.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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The wii-u was essentially a console sized ds/win hybrid. Not hard to see why they did that considering the success of the ds and mobile phones.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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But ignores the phenomenal success of the Wii due, in no small part, to the controller? That's hard to fathom.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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But ignores the phenomenal success of the Wii due, in no small part, to the controller? That's hard to fathom.

Which is why the controllers were compatible with the Wii U, surely?

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But ignores the phenomenal success of the Wii due, in no small part, to the controller? That's hard to fathom.

Which is why the controllers were compatible with the Wii U, surely?

Indeed, hence the wii hybrid part. (even if Mr keyboard decided that I wanted to win instead)


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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I like how it says "Confidential Property" with nice sticker...

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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But ignores the phenomenal success of the Wii due, in no small part, to the controller? That's hard to fathom.

Nah, the phenomenal success of the Wii was in no small part due to stealing Zardozs stars.


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Nintendo haven't let us (or the Pokemon fans at least) down in the past... I'm sure that whatever they have planned, will be brilliant.

Yeah, maybe they'll send me one for free by way of an apology.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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Lonewolves wrote:
Saturnalian wrote:
But ignores the phenomenal success of the Wii due, in no small part, to the controller? That's hard to fathom.

Which is why the controllers were compatible with the Wii U, surely?


It was a token gesture (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA) to the previous users but still replaced the Wiimote with the touchscreen as the primary method of input and a reason to buy the console.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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This controller has now been revealed as a fake by the creator.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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It seems an unusual fake. It clearly exists, so it may not be Nintendo, but someone has made it.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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Confirmed fake apparently.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments ... r/.compact


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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It seems an unusual fake. It clearly exists, so it may not be Nintendo, but someone has made it.


If I 'make' an object by nailing some Creme Eggs to a plank of wood and post pictures on the internet will you take that seriously as well? Because you're setting a hilariously low barrier to credibility here.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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I'd take the wanton destruction of creme eggs like that very seriously, yes.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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That is hardly the same, there is clearly a decent level of manufacture here, it hasn't just been thrown together or even 3d printed. Someone has gone to a fair level of effort for a fake, or out is something else.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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That is hardly the same, there is clearly a decent level of manufacture here, it hasn't just been thrown together or even 3d printed. Someone has gone to a fair level of effort for a fake, or out is something else.


In this day and age I don't think you can really claim anything isn't 3D printed or faked based on a couple of images. That Reddit thread is claiming that the entire thing is knocked up in 3D modelling software which, if true, massively undermines your 'clearly a decent level of manufacture' line. And even if not that someone could bang out a 3D printed thing with rough-ish edges then smooth it out in image processing to get something that looked well made. You don't even need to imagine a scenario where someone's purposely taking the piss, people will often make a render of their own concepts to show off or practise with modelling software and these things get snapped up as 'official' image for a while. Obviously it could well turn out to be a genuine device of some kind but assuming that based on what we've seen thus far is massively premature.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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You can't get that level of gloss on 3d printing, even post processing would require a serious level of effort. That said, I hadn't considered photo shop, and I don't know anything about that.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:14 
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Well you can stop arguing now because here's how it was actually made.

Looks like the guy did put a fair bit of effort into it.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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Good verview of all what is known and confirmed. #comment-3">http://www.usgamer.net/articles/the-nin ... #comment-3 Withs ome rumours below

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016- ... ontrollers

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Nintendo's upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, a number of sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.

On the move, NX will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. So far so normal - but here's the twist: we've heard the screen is bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required.

Then, when you get home, the system can connect to your TV for gaming on the big screen.

A base unit, or dock station, is used to connect the brain of the NX - within the controller - to display on your TV.

For more on the console's power, Digital Foundry has a deep-dive look at the chip Nintendo has chosen as the centrepiece of NX, according to numerous well-placed sources: Nvidia's powerful Tegra mobile processor.

NX will use game cartridges as its choice of physical media, multiple sources have also told us.

Considering NX's basis as a handheld first and foremost, the choice may not come as too much of a surprise - although we have heard the suggestion Nintendo recommends a 32GB cartridge, which is small when considering the size of many modern games.

Naturally, we expect digital game downloads will also be available. We were told Nintendo considered but then decided against making a system which supported digital downloads only.

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NX will be powered by Nvidia's Tegra mobile processor.
It's not the first time cartridge-based media has been mooted for NX. Back in May, eagle-eyed fans spotted The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's trademark included cartridge-based games. This was a change from Nintendo's usual wording for home console trademarks, which only refer to digital downloads and discs.

Due to the radical change in hardware design and internal technology, we've been told by one source that there are no plans for backwards compatibility.

Another source said the system would run on a new operating system from Nintendo. It won't, contrary to some earlier rumours, simply run on Android.

Inside the NX, as stated above, the system will harness Nvidia's powerful mobile processor Tegra. Graphical comparisons with current consoles are difficult due to the vastly different nature of the device - but once again we've heard Nintendo is not chasing graphical parity. Quite the opposite, it is sacrificing power to ensure it can squeeze all of this technology into a handheld, something which also tallies with earlier reports.

Finally, we've heard from one source that NX planning has recently moved up a gear within Nintendo ahead of the console's unveiling, which is currently slated for September.

After the confused PR fiasco of the Wii U launch, the company is already settling on a simple marketing message for NX - of being able to take your games with you on the go.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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All aboard the hype train! CHOO CHOO

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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Basically what I expected apart from detachable controllers and having to plug the console into a base to use on TV.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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I don't like the sound of this at all.

I'd prefer a handheld that is specifically designed to be a handheld, and a home console specifically designed to be a home console.

Share architecture/library across both would make a lot of sense, but limiting a home console to roughly the same kind of power envelope/size/cost considerations that would apply to a handheld sounds like a terrible idea.

Of course this isn't official yet.


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I don't like the sound of this at all.

I'd prefer a handheld that is specifically designed to be a handheld, and a home console specifically designed to be a home console.

Share architecture/library across both would make a lot of sense, but limiting a home console to roughly the same kind of power envelope/size/cost considerations that would apply to a handheld sounds like a terrible idea.

Of course this isn't official yet.

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Surely mobile gaming devices have been pretty much supplanted by mobile phones. I dunno, seems a bit daft.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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Actually, what I expected was basically a Wii U (with carts instead of optical drive) that had everything built into the pad, and a small wireless receiver for the TV. So this news falls kind of short of that, really.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo NX
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Surely mobile gaming devices have been pretty much supplanted by mobile phones. I dunno, seems a bit daft.


3DS has outsold the Wii U by something like 5:1.


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I read...

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Nintendo's upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, a number of sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.


...and thought "It's going to be a popstation isn't it?"

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I read...

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Nintendo's upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, a number of sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.


...and thought "It's going to be a popstation isn't it?"


I just thought original game and watch VS

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I think it will be wonderful.

Are you feeling ok?

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Want to come round mine and play Bayonetta 2?

NX and chill.


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Want to come round mine and play Bayonetta 2?

NX and chill.

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Reveal 3pm today, hope it's a return to form for Nintendo.

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https://youtu.be/X4SYeDArez4

Remember this reveal trailer? Watching it back I'm reminded that I've done a grand total of one thing with my WiiU that were shown in this trailer (namely use the screen to shoot when it was shoehorned into ZombiU but even then I didn't attach it to the bloody WiiCrapper).


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"Nintendo Switch"

https://youtu.be/f5uik5fgIaI

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Well! I think that seems like a clever design?


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