Mar 3, 2017
Day 1 Technology & Nintendo Switch Prep
In this episode:
- Day 1 technology and console adopters
vs… not. The Nintendo Switch
will be out by the time many if you listen to this, and we wanted
to talk about tech that we grab on Day 1. And tech that we wait
- Which consoles or tech have you
picked up on day one? For us, it depends. Void grabbed Gamecube,
Gamecube, GBA, PS2, Vive, and the Xbox 360, while Beej was mostly a
Month 1 person as supplies and money allowed. Dreamcast was his
favorite Day 1 purchase.
- Most of our Day 1 video game consoels
were when we were younger and had far more disposable income than
we do as adults.
- We waited on a lot of consoles, too,
whether it was for hardware upgrades or some other reason. Beej
waited on the 2DS, the PS3, and the PS Vita, and they were all
fantastic purchases. Void really loves that he waited on the 3DS
XL, the PS4 (Black Friday bundles FTW), the PS VIta, and the Wii U.
Same for him--they were all amazing purchases.
- We both pick what we get on Day 1
kind of by gut feeling. We weigh the hype and whether we use it
right away and how much we think it will impact our lives. Do we
think that it will be a positive and consistent part of our lives?
We don’t buy based on hype and what is getting the most attention,
but at some point you just have to pull the trigger if you’re
excited enough about it, personally.
- So...the Nintendo Switch. We recorded
just a few days before the launch, and we are crazy excited, but we
hope the JoyCon woes are taken care of. Void is getting one
delivered to his doorstep so he can play as soon as he gets home
from work, and Beej has to wait on grabbing one because he’s
freelancing and money is spotty for the moment. If a new full-time
gig comes in, he will run out and breathe in the Breath of the
- Nintendo releases on Fridays, which
is great for adults who work. Weekend gaming binges!
- How many of you folks are buying a
Switch on Day 1? Let us know in the
subreddit or on Twitter!
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- Beej - Paper and Fire
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