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!
were however...hiccups. Don’t buy day-1 console hardware from
is Nintendo marketing it as a console that you can take with you
instead of a handheld that docks?
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
- Kickstand sound is disconcerting.
- 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!
like the “HD Rumble” more than rumble on most
install time for games! Even update patches are downloaded and
applied in the background while playing.
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.
RMX is cool if you like reacing games like F-Zero or
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
- Playing it docked at night after the kids go to
it up to the bedroom when settling in for bed and play it for
- Daughter didn’t feel great the other night, and
it was great to be able to move around and be near her.
Geeky Offer of the
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.
Played the Switch. Obvs. / installed level 2 charger install for
the electric car! It’s awesome!
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