Nintendo Switch (NX)

Nintendo Switch (NX)

Postby John Galt » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:02 am

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this certainly looks leagues better than WiiU. playing skyrim on a plane would be good, but i dunno what the battery on this thing is. what's the processing power?

looks like games are on SD cards. good.

although losing the controller pieces would be bad, i think the pieces that come aprt and can be used as separate controllers are interesting themselves

all in all, it looks like a much better play for nintendo than their last go around
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Re: Nintendo Switch (NX)

Postby John Galt » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:10 am

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Re: Nintendo Switch (NX)

Postby Spider » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:25 pm

Its interesting...and the marketing guys seem to have gotten the message that they need to make sure everyone knows its a console you connect to a TV set this time. Last time people seem to have thought the WiiU was just another peripheral for the Wii. Or just a tablet portable thing.

Honestly, I don't have high hopes for the performance of the device...because either its underpowered, or the battery life is abysmal. Now that nvidia is able to run their desktop grade GPU's in laptops, its certainly possible that they've got some sort of co-processor setup with a derivative of the Pascal architecture? That would at least be kinda energy efficient?

Nintendo is clearly not even going to attempt build a performance console that third parties will develop for. They are clearly obsessed with mobile...because its a success in Japan. Here, the money is in serious consoles. I don't know how long people are going to be willing to buy a whole hardware platform just to play Nintendo's games. I wish they'd just become a third party developer and let the rest of us buy their stuff.
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Re: Nintendo Switch (NX)

Postby John Galt » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:50 pm

here's the list of known 3rd party developers for Nintendo Switch games

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note: nintendo has had some serious issues letting 3rd party developers make games. but there is good reason. the video game industry crashed because of saturation of shit. there was a purina dog food game

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the market crashed and took time to recover. in response nintendo became the household name as it was there to pick up the pieces, and made sure their games were quality https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Ame ... sh_of_1983

and frankly there's SO MUCH SHIT GAMES OUT THERE RIGHT NOW i don't blame nintendo for continuing to be picky

but as you can see they do have some big names
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Re: Nintendo Switch (NX)

Postby Spider » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:30 pm

Here we go:

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Don't know if legit...but it sounds like Tegra. This is smartphone hardware. lol.

256 CUDA cores. Cortex A57. Maxwell. This is a modified Tegra SoC.

Oh well. Don't expect the big third party games to be ported to ARM anytime soon.
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Re: Nintendo Switch (NX)

Postby John Galt » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:00 pm

so what? im here for the zelda. everything else i buy on pc
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Re: Nintendo Switch (NX)

Postby Spider » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:41 pm

Honestly I love the concept. The little kickstand is cool, and the ability to detach the controller...side...thingies...and use them like that. Ergonomically looks pretty great.

I just wish Nintendo could be the shit again. SNES and N64 were seriously great back when I was a kid. Nostalgia, I guess. Now they are becoming very niche.
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Re: Nintendo Switch (NX)

Postby John Galt » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:16 am

nintendo isn't about making realistic shooters or whatever, and never has. the reason the pcmasterrace gives nintendo a pass is because they haven't pretended to be something they aren't. while microsoft and sony talk about cinematic 24fps and shit, pc is the place where if you want to have actually good graphics you go too. nintendo makes games. it's games that you loved? split screen is a lot of them. it has f**k all to do with graphics. try watching goldeneye again. its horrible looking, but you had fun doing it. ninendo wants fun games, it doesn't want mindblowing graphics. and when the graphics are good it's typically highly stylized, rather than crisp and lifelike. and that's fine with me
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Re: Nintendo Switch (NX)

Postby phosphide » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:46 am

All I care about is playing Zelda and Mario Kart wherever the f**k I want to. Soon enough they'll also include the throwbacks (Ocarina of Time), to which I'll be set for quite a while. No more downloading ROMs from sketchy ass websites.
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Re: Nintendo Switch (NX)

Postby Spider » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:19 pm

John Galt wrote:nintendo isn't about making realistic shooters or whatever, and never has. the reason the pcmasterrace gives nintendo a pass is because they haven't pretended to be something they aren't. while microsoft and sony talk about cinematic 24fps and shit, pc is the place where if you want to have actually good graphics you go too. nintendo makes games. it's games that you loved? split screen is a lot of them. it has f**k all to do with graphics. try watching goldeneye again. its horrible looking, but you had fun doing it. ninendo wants fun games, it doesn't want mindblowing graphics. and when the graphics are good it's typically highly stylized, rather than crisp and lifelike. and that's fine with me


I'm not asking them to compete with PC. I'm not asking for cutting edge. I just want them to compete with the the other consoles...which is actually a pretty low bar. All they'd have to do is toss in a cheap x86 APU like MS and Sony. That easy.

Back in the day they weren't a down market niche device for playing first party stuff. They were a big player. For a long time Nintendo was THE big player. And Goldeneye for example was actually impressive, graphically, at the time. Same for something like Donkey Kong back in the SNES days. There was time when Mario 3 was frankly amazing.

We talk about graphics like it has to be either/or. VIDEO games are a visual medium. Its ok to play AND look good. Nintendo used to do both, and they enjoyed wide 3rd party support and market dominance as a result. Now they're throwing in the towel and accepting a very distant third place where their platform collects dust between infrequent first party releases. As a lifelong gamer, who has always been multiplatform, its frustrating. I don't really have the time to play anymore anyways, I guess. I spend more time following the game and hardware news than actually playing these days...but Nintendo is wrapped up tightly in my childhood. Sad to see them like this.
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