Nintendo NX announcement today!

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  1. StevenC

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    I hope it will be like the Gamecube. Solid console with a good controller! I dont think it will be that though :p
     
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    damn nice! cant wait for zelda nx
    i also hope that it will truly be a fusion console so we can play the games on the go :D
     
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    Anyone planning on catching the news in real time? I'm super curious but I'm not able to access things.
     
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    brate just go to the nintendo website, it will be live in 50 minutes!
     
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    Nintendo Switch!

     
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    it's amazing! that controller and the display tho
    take my money nintendo
     
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    Thats actually pretty cool, Ill probably get one just for Zelda, and im hoping for some quality games :)
     
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    I'll be preordering at least 2
     
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    Well, I like it. A lot. Love the concept. It's even sexy looking. It seems it was running Skyrim Special Edition, and that takes quite a bit of horsepower, which is good to know. I hope the fact that it's a tablet format won't hurt its performance.

    I really want one. With Breath of the Wild, of course. :D And that new Mario game looks fantastic, too! From the 3 seconds of it that we got it looks almost like a crossover between Galaxy and 64.
     
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    Haven't had a console since PS3/Xbox 360 but I want this just to play Skyrim anywhere. :eek:

    Also, I like how they didn't try to sugarcoat the handheld version in the trailer. The fps looked pretty bad on the Zelda part. :lol:
     
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    Haha yeah, I noticed that too. I wonder if all the horsepower is in the tablet itself, or if it gets a processing boost from the dock.

    Still though, I was definitely impressed by the flexibility of it, and unlike the WiiU, it actually looks fun to use. Colour me intrigued. :yesway:
     
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    It does look pretty awful. :lol: :ugh: Although Skyrim looked fantastic. I'm choosing to believe that was just a super-imposed image on the video recording itself, and not a filming of the guy actually playing. But it seems Nintendo do mess up their trailers and stuff at times, like how the butchered the beautiful music in the new Zelda trailers with that "break" thing in the soundtrack halfway through it. It just sounds like the music glitched out. If they let something like that slide, I'd assume they'd let something like the fps on the handheld slide as well, but only for the trailer... I hope.
     
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    Hate to say it, but too cumbersome for the modern phone world. It's gonna flop. (or maybe I've been watching too much Shark Tank..)
     
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    Looks great to me.
     
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    Hmm, after seeing it, I'm not convinced this will go too well for Nintendo, but I wish them the best.
     
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    Sadly for Nintendo I have to agree. I am not an industry expert and I'm not even playing that many video games anymore.. heck... I'm not even young anymore... :wallbash:

    But my concern for Nintendo is that a user will want to switch from their game to their social media or IM and at that point they may think to themselves "why do I own this thing".

    Good graphics and nice screen? My iPhone/iPad can do that.
    Take anywhere? My iPhone/iPad can do that.
    Switch in and out and talk to my friends? My iPhone/iPad can do that.
    Explore other content totally unrelated to Nintendo? My iPhone/iPad can do that.

    I continue to talk out of my a$$, but I don't think Nintendo has the supply chain or hardware research or OEM relationships to produce cutting edge hardware at a price that can compete with, say, an iPad that can also play the exact same games.

    If Samsung can't play the hardware game, why would Nintendo be able to?

    I think they should have just stuck to producing amazing content for other devices.
     
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    Let's not jump to conclusions yet. It's not even known what kind of hardware they're using. All that is known is that it has a custom Tegra processor and Nvidia GPU, all created for the Switch.

    Not mention that we do not know what kind of operating system they'll be using. The Wii U already had access to YouTube, Netflix, and the internet in general. It was sluggish, but it was there. Now that we have a tablet format, I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that they've done some more intuitive integration of social media with the OS. They've expanded their market to mobile gaming, so maybe they'll integrate more mobile technologies into their new system. And sure, your phone/tablet can produce nice graphics, but it's got nowhere near the processing power to run a videogame as large as Zelda, or the Skyrim remake.

    Besides, if you don't want to take it out for playing on the go, you don't have to. The controller looks nice enough, and the system doesn't seem to take up a lot of space. I know I'd be wary of taking it out. Hell, I'm already paranoid my smartphone or my 3DS will slip out of my hands and break. :lol:

    I really have no idea how the system is going to do in the market. I know I'll likely follow it, since I like all things Nintendo, but that's just me. I just think it's too early to call a flop based on what we know. But then again, I'm also talking out of my ass here.
     
  19. UnderTheSign

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    Travelling between my house, workshop/studio and girlfriends place a lot, I can see this coming in handy.

    Plus, it's got one big thing ahead of my iPad - games library. Seriously, the only worthwhile game I play on my iPad is Hearthstone :lol:
     
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    To be honest, depending on the games they will release for it this, but it is the first time I honestly consider buying a console.
    Also, I don't really understand the smartphone comparison, but that's maybe because I didn't have one until two years ago and am still convinced that they lose against specialised, yet cheaper tools in every single aspect 10 out of 10 times except for short messaging and making calls... between this and the (in my opinion) stupid NES remake, I'll definitly go with this.
     

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