Mar 10, 2017
Nintendo Switch Launch Spectacular!
In this episode:
- Nintendo Switch is here! It’s
launched! Void got one! Beej didn’t! He can’t find one at all!
- There were however...hiccups. Don’t
buy day-1 console hardware from Amazon.
Impressions of Hardware
- Why is Nintendo marketing it as a
console that you can take with you instead of a handheld that
- It plays better when it’s not docked.
Suspend any time and anywhere, like a handheld. Faster
suspend and more integrated than PS4. Definitely leans toward the
handheld side and not the console side.
- Kickstand sound is
- Controllers: Joycons are great, and
they feel awesome when clicked into handheld mode. Also as separate
controllers, and the clip thingies make them bigger and more
comfortable. The dog-head controller is terrible. But the Nintendo
Switch pro controller is the best, and it connects to the PC, too,
a bonus. I do not like the dog head controller at all (the
- Docking and undocking is very close
to seamless. Just be slightly careful lining up the system when
docking. It’s smart when it’s charging in the dock and you pull it
out it prompts you to triple tap a button to unlock the
- Posting to social media is easier
than other systems. Plus you can add text and edit images!
- I like the “HD Rumble” more than
rumble on most controllers.
- No install time for games! Even
update patches are downloaded and applied in the background while
Impressions of Games:
- Bomberman is Bomberman. Camera can be
annoying. Kids love it.
- Snipperclips is a secret must-own
game if you can have 2-player local co-op.
- Fast RMX is cool if you like reacing
games like F-Zero or Wipeout.
- Zelda is amazing. I’m fairly sure
this will be my favorite Zelda game ever. Next week will be all
about Zelda, so not much detail here, but TONS next week.
- Void’s kids like it a lot, and the
joycons are perfect for them because not only are they small,
they’re much simpler in terms of buttons and control schemes.
How it’s fitting into Void’s daily life:
- Playing it docked at night after the
kids go to bed
- Take it up to the bedroom when
settling in for bed and play it for awhile
- Daughter didn’t feel great the other
night, and it was great to be able to move around and be near
Geeky Offer of the Week
- Beej: ERMAGERD LOGAN ERMAGERD - Read
Old Man Logan, the original story that was in Wolverine
(2003) #66-72, hit on a lot of the film scholar background Jennifer
and I have, and we may end up doing a podcast together about it
soon / Jennifer beat Journey again, and it was super relaxing to
watch / Picked up Persona 4 Golden for Vita while it was on sale.
Digging the music so far, thought it was hand-drawn for some reason
/ Finished Saga, and I desperately want more.
- Void: Played the Switch. Obvs. /
installed level 2 charger install for the electric car! It’s
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