Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Video Games Discussion of video games and the systems on which they're played

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-23-2016, 10:36 PM   #1
Go Get It
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Doesn't have a leg to stand on.
Posts: 11,203
Nintendo Switch

With E3 just a couple of months off, and with a ton of new rumors about this console out right now, seems like a good time to kick off discussion about this thing.

I am really hoping Nintendo comes along and makes this thing really powerful, but we all know that won't happen. And it would be nice if they launched it with a new Zelda, which may happen? And PLZ don't come out with a gimmick controller... Oh wait already happened.





Random rumor from IGN, this thing will do 900p 60fps.... Plz to be false.
Go Get It is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 10:44 PM   #2
The Bukafax
old hand
 
The Bukafax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,891
Re: Nintendo NX

The controller is making me question myself if I should purchase thing thing, no joke.
The Bukafax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2016, 02:44 AM   #3
PocketInfinities
old hand
 
PocketInfinities's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 1,219
Re: Nintendo NX

I was waiting to buy a Wii-U solely for the Zelda title. As with Twilight Princess for the GC+Wii, it'd be cool if Zelda is released for both NX and Wii-U (so I won't have to buy a Wii-U).
PocketInfinities is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2016, 05:49 AM   #4
El Kabong
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
El Kabong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,624
Re: Nintendo NX

I always try to stay optimistic when it comes to Nintendo but those pics are making it really hard.
El Kabong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2016, 11:53 PM   #5
Cotton Hill
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Cotton Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 12,022
Re: Nintendo NX

Seems like I, and everyone else on the planet, was just really hoping Nintendo would make a normal game system, with a normal controller, with finally the horsepower to support third party triple A titles.

If that leak is legit and that is indeed the main interface device, it's pretty safe to say Nintendo has abandoned ever legitimately competing in the gaming console market ever again and is doubling down on their strategy of instead making whacky gadgets and gizmos and mobile games and toys.
Cotton Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 12:09 AM   #6
schu_22
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
schu_22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: One yard
Posts: 37,216
Re: Nintendo NX

**** everything

I'd get super-drunk in response to this if I wasn't super-drunk already
schu_22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 01:56 AM   #7
Krayz
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Krayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 45,501
Re: Nintendo NX

It's not really certain if it's fake or real schu if it makes you feel any better
Krayz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 02:38 AM   #8
The Bukafax
old hand
 
The Bukafax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,891
Re: Nintendo NX

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krayz View Post
It's not really certain if it's fake or real schu if it makes you feel any better
Fake. Faker outted himself.
The Bukafax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 03:25 AM   #9
Cotton Hill
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Cotton Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 12,022
Re: Nintendo NX

That's a huge relief.

I would say hopefully Nintendo saw the massive negative reaction but at this point I guess it's probably too late for them to change their NX plans, whatever they are.

I just hope it has nothing to do with mobile **** or them trying to "innovate" some brand new concept nobody is asking for or wants.
Cotton Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 10:23 AM   #10
Jiggymike
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Jiggymike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Approaching busto
Posts: 11,640
Re: Nintendo NX

I doubt Nintendo goes back towards making something closer to an Xbox or PS4; seems like they are firmly in their own lane in terms of consoles. That said, I am hoping they release something I will actually want to play with my as-yet unborn kids.
Jiggymike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 10:27 AM   #11
Go Get It
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Doesn't have a leg to stand on.
Posts: 11,203
Re: Nintendo NX

Thank god that **** is fake.
Go Get It is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 11:15 AM   #12
sixfour
should be called sevenfour
 
sixfour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Fire Rod Harrington
Posts: 57,364
Re: Nintendo NX

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jiggymike View Post
I doubt Nintendo goes back towards making something closer to an Xbox or PS4; seems like they are firmly in their own lane in terms of consoles.
indeed, if i want to play call of duty 149 or fifa 350, i already have two perfectly good options, and i'm sure m$ and sony will continue in their pointless excessive graphic quality pissing contest for years to come
sixfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 01:24 PM   #13
The Bukafax
old hand
 
The Bukafax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,891
Re: Nintendo NX



Theres the leaker.
The Bukafax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 11:05 PM   #14
5thStreetHog
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
5thStreetHog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,687
Re: Nintendo NX

Quote:
Originally Posted by sixfour View Post
indeed, if i want to play call of duty 149 or fifa 350, i already have two perfectly good options, and i'm sure m$ and sony will continue in their pointless excessive graphic quality pissing contest for years to come
Yeah, who would want a pointless powerful gaming console that delivers beautiful graphics and smooth game play. I'm hoping the new Nintendo is more like Pong FTW.
5thStreetHog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 11:14 PM   #15
Kirbynator
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Kirbynator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 49,881
Re: Nintendo NX

bought the wii-u and only played smash on it...

maybe nintendo can make a console that makes me wanna sit and play games.

then again I havent felt like playing on console for like 10 years now . Rip nostalgia
Kirbynator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 12:30 AM   #16
Cotton Hill
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Cotton Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 12,022
Re: Nintendo NX

Nintendo doesn't need the most powerful machine, just a machine powerful enough so that the triple A developers can throw their Call of Duty 152 on it if the want to easily.

Almost all major titles are cross platform anyway (PC, PS, XB, etc.) it's not like they exclude Nintendo just to be dicks. If Nintendo builds a console that allows them to easily port their game too, they will, from their point of view it's just another market for more sales.
Cotton Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 05:32 AM   #17
AJW
a distant tied 2nd
 
AJW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Under my rock
Posts: 3,322
Re: Nintendo NX

The rumours I heard from Pat the NES Punk are of some kind of hybrid handheld home system about as powerful as an xbox one or ps4.

Link here
AJW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 05:51 AM   #18
El Kabong
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
El Kabong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,624
Re: Nintendo NX

Yeah I saw that. A lot of those rumors have been around for a while.

Side note - Pat the NES Punk is awesome.
El Kabong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 08:31 AM   #19
DVaut1
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
DVaut1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 27,165
Re: Nintendo NX

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cotton Hill View Post
Nintendo doesn't need the most powerful machine, just a machine powerful enough so that the triple A developers can throw their Call of Duty 152 on it if the want to easily.

Almost all major titles are cross platform anyway (PC, PS, XB, etc.) it's not like they exclude Nintendo just to be dicks. If Nintendo builds a console that allows them to easily port their game too, they will, from their point of view it's just another market for more sales.
Isn't the rumor/criticism that Nintendo consciously screws over and/or ignores third-party devs to pump up the sale of their first party games?

Super glib retelling of the story here, but basically, Nintendo doesn't want or more correctly does not care if you want to play Call of Duty 152 since they don't make that much money licensing dev kits or selling consoles. They make it selling you Mario over and over. Third parties are little more than a distraction from their franchise delivery ecosystems.

Not trying to start a console war here because I spend 75% of my gaming time on Nintendo machines. But the notion that the third-parties are "dicks" to Nintendo or wouldn't want to easily port their games to Nintendo machines gets it backwards imo. Which I think you more or less said.

But remember, what is more likely is that Nintendo consciously builds byzantine machines/tools and creates the ecosystem with a lack of financial reward for porting games to Nintendo consoles so that third-parties essentially go away and leave the shelf-space free for Mario, Zelda and MarioZelda Party Baseball Smash Kart Tennis 35.

Assuming Nintendo doesn't up-end their business strategy that has been in place for like 30 years or so now, I wouldn't hold out hope Nintendo NX is suddenly going to be developed with the mindset that they want to be friendly to third-party devs. Not Nintendo's MO.

Last edited by DVaut1; 03-26-2016 at 08:47 AM.
DVaut1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 11:45 AM   #20
Noodle Wazlib
just about tolerable
 
Noodle Wazlib's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Drowning in robot chocolate
Posts: 9,683
Re: Nintendo NX

Quote:
MarioZelda Party Baseball Smash Kart Tennis 35
I would play the crap out of this on the Nintendo Wiggy-Do 2048z
Noodle Wazlib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 09:31 PM   #21
Go Get It
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Doesn't have a leg to stand on.
Posts: 11,203
Re: Nintendo NX

Just read an article on Forbes, quoting a poster on Reddit, that said the NX is more powerful than the PS4, and has a controller with a screen on it.
Go Get It is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 10:20 PM   #22
I_AM_EVIL
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
I_AM_EVIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: It's an extraordinary xylophone.
Posts: 12,828
Re: Nintendo NX

I thought the controller with a screen was common knowledge. I remember reading about it in an article from 1 of the "cons" or something like E3. I don't remember which one it was.

I'll be surprised if it's more powerful than the PS4.

As usual it will have major success in Asia and mediocre success in the rest of the world.
I_AM_EVIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 08:11 AM   #23
WhiteGoose
confirmed loose
 
WhiteGoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 13,109
Re: Nintendo NX

It's worth spending $400 on just to play the new Zelda.

I will buy almost no matter what.
WhiteGoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 04:24 PM   #24
Cotton Hill
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Cotton Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 12,022
Re: Nintendo NX

The reason a controller with a screen is useless is because when you're playing on an actual tv, you wanna look at the TV, the big screen, where all the action is happening. You don't wanna be periodically (or even worse constantly) looking down at this screen.

It worked for the DS/3DS cuz you can see both screens at once really.

When using a tv it's just a gigantic nuisance.
Cotton Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 07:38 AM   #25
DVaut1
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
DVaut1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 27,165
Re: Nintendo NX

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cotton Hill View Post
The reason a controller with a screen is useless is because when you're playing on an actual tv, you wanna look at the TV, the big screen, where all the action is happening. You don't wanna be periodically (or even worse constantly) looking down at this screen.

It worked for the DS/3DS cuz you can see both screens at once really.

When using a tv it's just a gigantic nuisance.
It has potential, particularly for like IRL multi-player gaming that should be Nintendo's bread and butter (e.g., you and actual people play games in a room together).

Mario Chase, Luigi's Ghost Mansion and that Pikmin Adventure games within Nintendo Land showcased/demo'd the potential; e.g., chase games like Mario Chase where one player has the GamePad and can see the entire arena/all the players versus the opponents without the GamePad who only had limited views on the TV. Or Pikmin Adventure where one leader is commanding units with the GamePad and the other players in the room are the units/resources doing the tasks or work or battles.

Could have been sports games (e.g., GamePad is like a first-person goalie view in hockey, or first-person QB view) while the other players in the room get a standard EA Madden/NHL presentation of the game or whatever that used this gimmick.

Or puzzle games where the GamePad player was offered more information on their display versus TV players who were offered less. Picture Tetris where 3 player are playing: 2 players on the TV versus one player with the GamePad, who is controlling the tile sequences and can troll the players with surprising or bad tile sequences or whatever. Or point and click adventure games where the GamePad player gets more info or can interact with the scene and the TV player has to deduce the clues or whatever that only the GamePad player can see.

All that kind of stuff.

Unfortunately no one, not even Nintendo actually developed any games that meaningfully used this sort of design but the potential was there to make fun party/multi-player games.

Last edited by DVaut1; 04-01-2016 at 07:43 AM.
DVaut1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.33 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ę 2008-2010, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online