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  • #1 ✎ 187 Perska Summer 2016 Contest Winner I won the SmileBASICSource Summer 2016 Contest! Programming Contest Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Nintendo Switch Discussion thread or something NINTENDO NX'S TRUE NAME IS NINTENDO SWITCH, TRAILER HERE [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI[/url] I'm really excited for this! Playing games on the go, BotW, Splatoon 2, a new 3D Mario game, and a lot of other stuff! Also apparently Skyrim. What about you!?!?!?!?! Stuff we know:
    1. The name is Nintendo Switch
    2. It's a home console-handheld hybrid
    3. Uses cartridges. They're somewhat bigger than DS/3DS cartridges, but that could just be the angle.
    4. The console itself is a tablet of some sort which can be placed on a dock to connect to a TV.
    5. A controller split in half called the Joy-Con connect to a handle, or the console itself. The both halves of the Joy-Con have a total of 12 buttons (ABXY, 4 directional buttons (no D-Pad to be found), plus and minus, home and a mysterious button whose use is unknown) The controllers can be shared by two people to play Mario Kart for example.
    6. Apparently powered by NVIDIA Tegra. (GCN, Wii and Wii U used PowerPC) - > https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2016/10/20/nintendo-switch/ - > Maybe the specs (don't take these seriously): http://pastebin.com/UD1Vx9rf
    7. Tons of partners
    8. [Admins feel free to update this list & post. I'm lazy.]
    Posted Edited by Lumage
  • #2 ✎ 764 Lumage Head Admin Looks like a home console, tablet, and handheld all in one. Specs soon kudasai
    the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles. At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment. Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.
    Posted Edited by Lumage
  • #3 ✎ 1304 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Oh, it's April already? EDIT: So it's like the Wii U but you can use the controller separately. yay. EDIT 1: I hope Nintendo doesn't try to replace the 3DS with this. It looks like a good home console, but not as good as the 3DS (as a handheld) Posted Edited by 12Me21
  • #4 ✎ 168 Mariominer First Day Joined on the very first day of SmileBASIC Source Website Promoted Page My page was promoted on SmileBASIC Source! Achievements Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength I'm very excited for it. It looks like at the very least it will have a good library. The games that they've shown so far look really sweet as far as graphics go. The name also isn't a bad choice, since it will make for a good slogan for a commercial or trailer: "Make the Switch" or "Switch to..." Overall I think that it's really a lot of good choices by Nintendo. Posted
  • #5 ✎ 1304 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself (I can already feel the bad puns) If this isn't as good as the 3DS (at being a handheld) then I won't get it Making a combination home console/handheld combination is probably a bad idea (or at least, it will be annoying for some people) I'd never get to use the home console part of it, so that's like half the money/potential wasted. (probably more like 2/3 actually) Posted
  • #6 ✎ 1034 randomous Power User Robot Hidden Easter Eggs Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Couple of thoughts:
    1. Since they've switched architectures from PowerPC to Nvidia, backwards compatibility will basically be gone. We'll be lucky to get a few games ported, but most likely they'll just "rerelease" games from the Wii U.
    2. Furthermore, ALL of their virtual console games are tailored for PowerPC. If Nintendo follows their old patterns, it'll take a LOOONG time for their virtual console catalog to get off the ground. Unless they're really pushing for it this time.
    3. Nvidia is known for their awesome graphics bridging capabilities. This means that, like we saw in the trailer, the system will most likely be more powerful while in the dock due to a bridged GPU connection with hardware in the dock. This tech already exists, so it's cool that we're seeing it in a home console.
    4. Those controllers look like they're going to break in an instant. Let's hope they don't suck or that the final designs work well.
    5. OH right, LOTS of games are made to work with Nvidia Tegra (since it's in many "gaming" tablets). This means we'll probably get a slew of ports (like we saw in the trailer).
    Posted Edited by randomous
  • #7 ✎ 35 Gaelstrom_Valence Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength First Month Joined in the very first month of SmileBASIC Source Website
    Couple of thoughts:
    1. Since they've switched architectures from PowerPC to Nvidia, backwards compatibility will basically be gone. We'll be lucky to get a few games ported, but most likely they'll just "rerelease" games from the Wii U.
    2. Furthermore, ALL of their virtual console games are tailored for PowerPC. If Nintendo follows their old patterns, it'll take a LOOONG time for their virtual console catalog to get off the ground. Unless they're really pushing for it this time.
    3. Nvidia is known for their awesome graphics bridging capabilities. This means that, like we saw in the trailer, the system will most likely be more powerful while in the dock due to a bridged GPU connection with hardware in the dock. This tech already exists, so it's cool that we're seeing it in a home console.
    4. Those controllers look like they're going to break in an instant. Let's hope they don't suck or that the final designs work well.
    5. OH right, LOTS of games are made to work with Nvidia Tegra (since it's in many "gaming" tablets). This means we'll probably get a slew of ports (like we saw in the trailer).
    They can't like, emulate the older systems or something?
    Posted
  • #8 ✎ 1304 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Posted
  • #9 ✎ 764 Lumage Head Admin The controller parts detach from the tablety part to another base for a standard controller and I think that's A Cool Thing. Edit: and then there's this nonsense Posted Edited by Lumage
  • #10 ✎ 805 snail_ Power User Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website Switch: This isn't even my final form! Seriously, as a total geek for portable computing and human interfaces, I'm so ready. Give it to me Nintendo. give it to me yes Posted
  • #11 ✎ 1304 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself How big is it? (also why has nobody commented on the lack of a d-pad? I'm sure it won't be a huge problem now that everything uses the analog sticks anyway, but it's one of those things that I expected people to make a big deal over) Posted Edited by 12Me21
  • #12 ✎ 805 snail_ Power User Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website
    How big is it? (also why has nobody commented on the lack of a d-pad? I'm sure it won't be a huge problem now that everything uses the analog sticks anyway, but it's one of those things that I expected people to make a big deal over)
    It has two sticks and two sets of face buttons. Honestly it's about time we started to dump the D-Pad. EDIT: Oh, if you squint the other face buttons have arrows on them, like the N64 C-Buttons. And what are those squares? Cameras?
    Posted Edited by snail_
  • #13 ✎ 1304 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself
    How big is it? (also why has nobody commented on the lack of a d-pad? I'm sure it won't be a huge problem now that everything uses the analog sticks anyway, but it's one of those things that I expected people to make a big deal over)
    It has two sticks and two sets of face buttons. Honestly it's about time we started to dump the D-Pad. EDIT: Oh, if you squint the other face buttons have arrows on them, like the N64 C-Buttons. And what are those squares? Cameras?
    I think those are home/power buttons
    Posted
  • #14 ✎ 805 snail_ Power User Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website Also each Joy-Con (the official name for the half-controllers) each have one shoulder button. Imaging hitting them accidentally trying to play lol. Posted
  • #15 ✎ 1304 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself
    Also each Joy-Con (the official name for the half-controllers) each have one shoulder button. Imaging hitting them accidentally trying to play lol.
    they're probably disabled when using the half controllers separately. (There could be [a] hidden button on the inside edge to use instead) EDIT 7: a controller is a controller, you can't say it's only a half
    Posted
  • #16 ✎ 341 Hylian In my opinion, this will be the absolutely best Nintendo Console/Handheld ever. I cannot wait for this. I will buy this as soon as it comes out! Posted
  • #17 ✎ 1034 randomous Power User Robot Hidden Easter Eggs Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies
    Couple of thoughts:
    1. Since they've switched architectures from PowerPC to Nvidia, backwards compatibility will basically be gone. We'll be lucky to get a few games ported, but most likely they'll just "rerelease" games from the Wii U.
    2. Furthermore, ALL of their virtual console games are tailored for PowerPC. If Nintendo follows their old patterns, it'll take a LOOONG time for their virtual console catalog to get off the ground. Unless they're really pushing for it this time.
    3. Nvidia is known for their awesome graphics bridging capabilities. This means that, like we saw in the trailer, the system will most likely be more powerful while in the dock due to a bridged GPU connection with hardware in the dock. This tech already exists, so it's cool that we're seeing it in a home console.
    4. Those controllers look like they're going to break in an instant. Let's hope they don't suck or that the final designs work well.
    5. OH right, LOTS of games are made to work with Nvidia Tegra (since it's in many "gaming" tablets). This means we'll probably get a slew of ports (like we saw in the trailer).
    They can't like, emulate the older systems or something?
    You CAN emulate old systems (that's what they do for the virtual console). But it requires a lot more power to emulate something like the Wii U.
    Posted
  • #18 ✎ 1304 12Me21 Admin Syntax Highlighter Received for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBS Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Good: -somewhat portable -single-system multiplayer Bad: -(could replace 3DS (which would be very bad because it has FEWER features)) -capacitance touch screen Posted Edited by 12Me21
  • #19 ✎ 49 kitesinpowerlines Avatar Block I didn't change my avatar for 30 days. Website Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website My main concern about this is that the controllers look so tiny when separated from the tablet, which I think is bad for multiplayer; I can already feel my hands cramping up just looking at that two player image. Posted
  • #20 ✎ 168 Mariominer First Day Joined on the very first day of SmileBASIC Source Website Promoted Page My page was promoted on SmileBASIC Source! Achievements Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength
    Bad: -(could replace 3DS (which would be very bad because it has FEWER features))
    Well, as far as I'm aware, Nintendo doesn't have plans to have the Switch replace the 3DS, though that's based off of a quote that they said forever ago and it included the Wii U, but obviously their behavior with the Wii U recently isn't behavior of somebody who wants it to stay around.
    Posted
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