Nintendo Switch (NX) Launching In 2017 To Ensure Large Games Lineup

DR. Jimcy M.E.

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The snake at least has an excuse. That stupid hollow plastic shell they call a docking station is nothing more than a tiny circuit board that scratches the screen. That could have easily been made into a simple clip-on for the handheld unit.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
The snake at least has an excuse. That stupid hollow plastic shell they call a docking station is nothing more than a tiny circuit board that scratches the screen. That could have easily been made into a simple clip-on for the handheld unit.
It's just embarrassing. Such terrible engineering.

And lets not forget:

Nintendo Switch Dock Set (with a separate Switch Dock, AC adapter and HDMI cable) will cost $89.99
 

KRSOne

Registered User
I'm happy I didn't pre order. They will probably release a new dock you can buy separately for those who bought early. And no gorilla glass just cheap plastic? Were did all the costs for this thing go into? They could have at least included a screen protector.

Zelda looks great I was tempted into buying it after seeing streams of the game but thankfully no store had it in stock. Maybe ill just get the wiiu version.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
And those who put all that time into their Zelda games and then it bricked? They lose all the progress. You can't move data between units. Each console "owns" it's data.
 

KRSOne

Registered User
Nintendo Boss America addresses Switch issues.

http://time.com/4696866/nintendo-switch-joy-con-issues/

On reports of connectivity issues with some Joy-Cons
Specifically on Joy-Con syncing, all I can tell you is that we are aware of and have seen some of the reports. We're asking consumers a lot of questions. That's why we want to get consumers on our help line, so we can get as much information to understand the situation as possible. And so we are in a fact-finding mode, to really understand the situation and the scenarios. And with that information, we'll look and see what the next steps are.

UPDATE: In a statement to TIME, Nintendo says "The number [of Joy-Con replacement or repair requests received] is not significant, and is consistent with what we’ve seen for any new hardware we have launched."

On reports of the Switch dock scratching the tablet screen

Fils-Aimé: Again, this is why we're encouraging consumers to reach out to us directly. We have done, as you know, literally hundreds of events, starting with our activity back in January, and most recently the various tours that we continue to take the system out on. As soon as I heard of this report, I asked my teams, "Have we seen this in our own experience?" And the candid answer has been no.

So throughout all of those experiences, throughout all the docking and undocking we've done, we haven't seen it. So this is one where if it is happening, we want to understand more as to what the specific situation is. Which is why we want consumers to let us know through our support site.

On availability of the standalone dock for the Switch

Fils-Aimé: At Nintendo of America, we were the initial market that was pushing for the idea of a second dock. The production quantity is just not ramping up as quickly as we hoped it would. So it's a pure availability situation. More will be available shortly. But certainly we understand the desire, and it's something we pushed hard for from a production standpoint.

On whether Nintendo might offer a USB-C/HDMI combo cable (so the system could output to a TV without the dock, if, say, you've brought it to a friend's house)

Fils-Aimé: Nintendo believes that our systems are best utilized with our first-party accessories. We believe for the physical security of the system, that it's best connected to the TV through our dock solution. So I say this having no doubt that there's going to be a lot of unlicensed third party solutions that will start appearing that could do potentially what you're describing.

As a company, as a philosophy, we would rather have consumers use our first-party solutions. In part because, what happens if the system falls off of where it's being secured, and all of a sudden we have a consumer with a potentially damaged unit. So we want consumers to use our solution, and that's a docking solution with the cable connected to the TV.

On whether features like video capture, video broadcasting or save file transfers are coming

Fils-Aimé: We are aware of consumer desires. So just like with the video on demand potential capabilities downstream, we're aware of this. We are always in active discussions, but we have nothing to announce right now.

UPDATE (3/10/17): Nintendo has released an additional statement on Switch support questions:

At Nintendo, we take great pride in creating quality products and we want our consumers to have a positive experience. It is common with any new innovative consumer technology for consumers to have questions, and Nintendo Switch is no exception. There are no widespread technical problems, and all issues are being handled promptly, including the reports regarding the left Joy-Con Bluetooth connection. To best support our customers, we continuously update the online consumer support site and provide real-time answers to the questions we are receiving. We want our consumers to get up and running quickly to have fun with Nintendo Switch, and if anything falls short of this goal we encourage them to contact Nintendo’s Consumer Service team. For help with any hardware or software questions, please visit: http://support.nintendo.com.
 

SOS

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Wackbag Staff
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Zelda Williams Recalls Growing Up Playing the Video Game Her Father Named Her After
March 10, 2017 8:00am PT by Patrick Shanley
Zelda Williams
The daughter of Robin Williams, who shares a name with the titular princess in Nintendo's 'Legend of Zelda' series, recently played a marathon version of the game for charity.

The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved and financially successful franchises in all of gaming. With a catalog of titles that extends back more than three decades and boasts nearly 30 entries, Zelda is perhaps the most well-known name in video games, second only to a certain Italian plumber.

Now, with the recent release of Breath of the Wild, the latest in the series and the official launch title for Nintendo's new Switch console, Heat Vision caught up with Zelda Williams, daughter of legendary actor Robin Williams, who named his second-born after the iconic Hyrulian princess.

Williams, an actor and writer herself, also is no stranger to video games and recently participated in a live stream marathon of Breath of the Wild to benefit the Brain and Behavior Institute, which has donated millions to researchers of better understanding, treatments, and cures for mental illness. The actress opened up about her life as a Zelda fan, her take on the latest game, and what she thinks about a possible film adaptation for the epic fantasy series.

You just played the game for eight hours straight. That's quite a long time. What goes into pulling something like that off?

It’s not as much as people think; it’s not like running an actual marathon. It’s kind of just taking breaks every once in a while, but honestly eight hours pass faster than people think, and a lot of my friends are going to come and play with me, and it’s not like I’m trying to beat the game because I’m not an expert. I’m just playing because people have asked and they want to watch, so you just live-stream it, and you joke around, and people can donate to charity and get incentives for doing that, and it just makes it fun. I mean, Twitch and all those kind of networks that allow that to happen are a really great way to raise money that didn’t exist previously.

Streaming is getting a lot more popular. As you said, it’s a new platform for so many things. Do you consider yourself a part of this burgeoning community?

I don’t know, to be honest. I mean, I’ve always enjoyed gaming, but even as I got older and I started to get deeper into writing and all this stuff that is my grown-up job, I couldn’t play as much as I used to. I’ve always loved the gaming community, but I don’t know if I’m really part of this side of it as much as I’m kind of daytripping. (Laughs.) I know that a lot of people don’t like gamers who come in and aren’t very serious about it, and I am one of those. As serious as I am about being named after the game and loving video games and thinking that they’re very interesting, at the same time I’m not an extreme gamer because I haven’t had enough time as an adult as I used to when I was growing up.

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Was Zelda a big part of your life growing up?

Sure, I mean it’s not like especially once you beat I keep playing it, so whenever a new game would come out, of course, but that’s also a lot of the games in our house. Once it was a new toy, we played it to death for like a week and then you beat it and then on to the next thing.

Do you have a favorite in the series?

Yeah, I’ve always stood by Majora’s Mask. There’s plenty of people who love it, but it’s not the most popular one for people to say. I just really liked collecting the masks. (Laughs.) I’m kind of a completionist like that, I’m one of those who usually beat a game without doing all the side quests, but I preferred doing all the side quests in Majora’s Mask. Little minor neurosis of mine, but it’s fun. (Laughs.)

There have been talks for decades of making a film adaptation of the Zelda games. Is that anything you’d be interested in?

I mean, it’s the same way that people have continued to treat me right now and say that they wanted me to voice Zelda in the game. I don’t know how meta Nintendo would actually want to go. I love working with them in the sense that they send me the games and I get to be nerdy and tweet about them every once in a while, but it might be a little on the nose. I know they’ve had it in development at Netflix and places like that, but it’s a very difficult thing to adapt because essentially an enormous amount of what was so great about it for people was that they got to inhabit and interpret Link the way that they wanted to because he didn’t speak. He still doesn’t. He never has dialogue, and I don’t know how you’re going to have a lead character who doesn’t have a voice. As a writer, that’s a fascinating challenge. I’ve never seen a movie where the lead of a fantasy epic is mute, but I don’t know if my version of, “Wow, that seems like it would be a fun, difficult script to write” equals “This should be a television show or a movie.” I have no idea.

Have you ever thought about writing a Zelda script or working on the games?

Again, I don’t even know how I would approach them or vice versa. For the most part, my writing is almost separate entirely from acting right now. Will it cross paths? Yeah, soon. But I don’t know. In the same way that people go, “You should be Princess Zelda in the game or whatever adaptation,” and I go, "I’ll get right on that." I’m not sure how much power I have in this circumstance. It’s a bit like someone saying, you love Lord of the Rings, you should write the movie. (Laughs.) Sure, I would love to, but I don’t think in any realm of reality that would happen just because I’m named after it.

Do you think we’ll ever see a game or an adaptation that focuses more on Zelda than on Link?

There’s something to be said for, I don’t know if they’d ever have a whole Princess Zelda game because rescuing her, or certainly saving the world with her, has been the focus most of the time. I mean, there’s been games that have switched it up a bit. I don’t know. I honestly can’t tell you. I think it would be great. They’ve approached differences in narrative on a bunch of the games, and even stylization. Some of the games have been completely different in style. They experiment with the franchise. I just don’t know how far they’ll go. Plus, people have been waiting for this game for years, so I’m sure there won’t be another one for quite some time. They don’t do what Xbox and Playstation do and just sort of pick up a game and release it very quickly and then immediately try to do a sequel even if they haven’t really developed it that well. Nintendo is kind of fond of, especially with these tentpole franchises, taking their time.
And those who put all that time into their Zelda games and then it bricked? They lose all the progress. You can't move data between units. Each console "owns" it's data.
It is not new for Nintendo. It prevents piracy and cheating.
 

Bobobie

Registered User
The Kickstand was predicted to be major nuisance and it is. People are watching them fall over, slide off the table and smash on the floor.
 

Chip Spackler

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Donator
The Kickstand was predicted to be major nuisance and it is. People are watching them fall over, slide off the table and smash on the floor.
But this isn't any worse than their other systems falling and breaking...

Progress!
 

chumpy

No hopes of repair
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I really want zelda, but I have to wait and see if they will fix this shit.
 

DR. Jimcy M.E.

I bring love and cheer.
I really want zelda, but I have to wait and see if they will fix this shit.
If you have a gaming PC they got it booting in CEMU really really early. Still bad audio and it runs slow but the fact they got it running already is pretty god damn impressive.

 

NotSoFast

Registered User
I can't wait for the class action suit against Nintendo.
 

JonBenetRamsey

well shit the bed
I can't wait for the class action suit against Nintendo.
Over what? The bending tablets doesn't seem to be a widespread issue. Oh wait. Everyone freaks out when one thing is posted on the internet because people are useless lemmings.
 

SOS

Is alive.
Wackbag Staff
Over what? The bending tablets doesn't seem to be a widespread issue. Oh wait. Everyone freaks out when one thing is posted on the internet because people are useless lemmings.
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