Friday, January 13, 2017

The Switch.

Okay so here's the Treehouse presentation from last night.

The short version is
  • $300
  • March 3rd
  • Launch titles are...
  • ...and that's it.  Five fucking games. Coming later will be...
  • Battery Life: 2.5-6 hours
  • Time to charge the battery: 3 hours
  • Ability to remove the battery: No. 
  • Ability to play it with a charging cable: Yes!
  • Region: Free. 
  • Online: Free to start, but then there's a subscription fee coming Fall 2017. 
  • Free games each month with online subscription: Yes!  (SNES or NES Virtual Console games.)
  • Amount of time you get access to those games: Just that month!  After that you have to buy them if you wanna' play them!  (Yes, seriously.)
So... let's watch the trailer for Super Mario Odyssey.  

Hm.  That doesn't look as awful as word of mouth on the Internet led me to believe.  It's nice to see Nintendo doing something halfway ambitious.  Remember when they were a technology leader?  Those were the days.  

So yeah, I'd say last night's presentation did not... inspire much confidence in the gamer population as a whole.  Or at least my Twitter feed today was full of stuff like this: 

But it launches with a brand new Zelda

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