Jan 20, 2017
Netflix Originals and Void’s Nintendo Switch
In this episode:
- Netflix Originals tend to keep our attention
more than most other TV shows. For the most part, network TV
doesn’t interest us, and we binge Netflix Originals and look
forward to them all year long. The only other network putting out
content as good as some of these Netflix Originals is HBO.
And even that is only a few shows like West World and Game of
and Amazon have original shows they produce, too, and they’re
fantastic as well. But they’re few and far between compared to
Netflix. Beej loves Casual on Hulu and Alpha House on Amazon. THere
are others, too, that you should check out like 11-22-63 and The
Man in the High Castle.
the non-streaming networks are in trouble? We think so. Netflix is
quadrupling their content this year, putting an additional $6
Billion for new content in 2017--including over 600 hours of new
Netflix Originals. Just as an example, The Crown was picked up for
a full run of 6 seasons (10 episodes per seasons) with each episode
averaging a budget of $2.5 Million. So yeah. They’re pretty
confident in themselves.
Shows we discuss:
- Netflix MCU: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke
Cage, and the upcoming Defenders, Iron Fist, and Punisher (plus new
seasons of the existing shows).
- Terrace House
- Comedy Specials
- Fuller House
- Chef’s Table
- Stranger Things
- Orange is the New Black
- Bojack Horseman
- Master of None
ARE SO MANY MORE THAT WE JUST DIDN’T HAVE TIME FOR
Void’s Nintendo Switch
in the US with console, dock, joycons, cables, and joycon battery
base controller pak thingy.
coloring… more colors later probably. Dual color...kind of
- Battery life 2.5 to 6.5 hours depending on game
- Joycons look potentially over-engineered.
Why does Nintendo always need a new gimmick? How much
did this add to the price? $80 for a pair.
is $90. Expensive peripherals all around. $70 pro
controller. Maybe just buy a second Switch instead?
Online Stuff (Nintendo being Nintendo)
for a limited time
in Fall 2017 onwards
- Subscribers get one virtual console online
enabled game for a month. Strange.
- Separate app for chat/voice on smartphones.
- Launch Games
- 1, 2,
- Launch “Window” games
Been Heroes (March 2017)
- I am
Setsuna (March 2017)
Mania (Spring 2017)
City Undercover (Spring 2017)
Bomberman R (March 2017)
- Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! (March
Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28, 2017)
- Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017)
2K18 (September 2017)
Scrolls V: Skyrim (Fall 2017)
Mario Odyssey (Holiday 2017)
pre-ordered. I knew I was going to get this. I had the money put
aside. I’m excited. I also totally understand why most people
would wait. My criteria is generally 2 games I want to play on day
1. For me the winners here are Zelda, 1 2 Switch (though I won’t
buy it), Has Been Heroes, and Arms.
- Longer term I know I’ll pick up Mario Kart 8
Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Odyssey.
of that will be year one. Totally worth it to me.
- Worried about the price point for the general
audience. It’s not competing with PS4 and Xbox One the way
they should be. It’s too close to bundle prices. I’m worried this
might be another Wii U where it’s worth it for me, but not most
people, and it won’t be a huge success.
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