Nintendo: "Switch" console

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  1. Thanakil

    Thanakil NGemu Award Winner Award Winner!

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    From what I've read, they're going with an "app" approach to many third-party software (chat, video) but they'll have almost nothing released at launch. Which is indeed a bit of a bummer.
    But considering they have Netflix on the Wii U, it seems likely they'll also have it on the Switch.
  2. Hard core Rikki

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    Something tells me the fact websites can now run javascript-powered emulators may have had weighted into that decision... assuming they're not 'accidentally' added to a list of blocked websites.
  3. Silenus

    Silenus Pilgrim Junior Contributor

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    Which is really a bummer and a misstep not bundling it from the start.

    Ex: I don't want play, let me take a look at this show I've heard about.
  4. Thanakil

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    Yeah, it's also a good way to keep any console relevant during the first 6 months, where there might not be as many games to play.
    Even if people don't play it, at least they get to use it as a tablet to watch movies. Either movies streamed (netflix, hulu, amazon) or on the device (transferred on the SD card).
    Hopefully for early adopters, it doesn't take too long to come. And maybe also a Switch version of multiple VPNs services for people who dislike their regional selection of movies/shows. (That one is unlikely)
  5. @ruantec

    @ruantec Crazy GFX coder Emu Author

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    It's a console.... goddammit!!!




    :p
  6. resolutespider5

    resolutespider5 I mustache you a queshtion

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    Reminds me a bit of when the wii had no dvd playback. That's when people still played dvds.

    Nintendo have tried to be console purists for a long time.
  7. Samor

    Samor Foundry

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    Yes, but it is convenient if they are good media players too, especially when they're doubling as a tablet.
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  8. Thanakil

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    The PS4, XB1 and Wii U have Netflix.
    The 3DS doesn't.

    Therefore the Switch shall be considered a portable console until it gets Netflix, at which point it will be 100% confirmed a home console.
    ....
    I just googled it to be sure and apparently Netflix works on the 3DS.
    IS THERE ANY DEVICE IN THE WORLD THAT DOESN'T SUPPORT NETFLIX!?!* Goddamn.

    Show Spoiler
    *Yes, the Switch.
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  9. Strike105X

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    Your sure trying to make a point there Samor :p.
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  10. Samor

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    Frag... well, there you have the reason, it's my old tablet locking up on this site. I need a new one.
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  12. Samor

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    Will it have the ngemu app?
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  14. Hy-Def

    Hy-Def Chubbychu. (AKA Pikachu-bby (AKA Pikachu-BBW))

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    Nintendo people are always so goofy and happy.

    And the Tommy's Uncle one was nice. :D
  15. @ruantec

    @ruantec Crazy GFX coder Emu Author

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  16. Thanakil

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    Nothing super impressive here, but someone got access to a Switch and went through the menus. If anyone is curious what the menus are like (they look like regular menus), you can see it here:
    https://vid.me/oQkO
  17. Hy-Def

    Hy-Def Chubbychu. (AKA Pikachu-bby (AKA Pikachu-BBW))

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    The screen looks quite nice, at least as much as I could tell through the video. It would be nice if the Switch could begin to function a little more like a tablet. Like when's that browser coming?

    25.9GB of storage available to the user.
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  18. Yeloazndevil

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    yea the screen is a 10 point touch capacitive 720p IPS screen. I hope its not like the 3ds where they use IPS or TN
  19. Samor

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    correction, regular Nintendo menus (complete with funky sfx)
  20. Hy-Def

    Hy-Def Chubbychu. (AKA Pikachu-bby (AKA Pikachu-BBW))

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    Yes, those sound effects!

    Seems a bunch of Switch units may have been shipped accidentally early. A bunch of people seemed to have gotten their hands on some. You can see a whole bunch of them on Reddit.
  21. @ruantec

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    Waiting for my unit..........


    did I said that? :p

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