The Jimquisition: A Nintendo Switch ‘Room Temperature’ Take

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Let’s jump aboard the Nintendo Switch content train and hump it. Hump it until our genitals bleed!

Seriously though, we’re talking about Nintendo’s marketing this week, and the importance of visual communication when selling a product.

Also, #PerformanceMatters n’ stuff!

Max Whiteley
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Max Whiteley

It all depends on if the tablet comes with a portable charger or not if I buy it. If the only way to charge it is on that slot thing, then I will wait to buy it. I would love to take it around with me when I’m away from home and stuff. I’ve heard Nintendo has much better third party support at the moment, but I feel they will just be ports of 360/PS3 games, u know the ones that were released during the late wii days and all of the u days. I agree, when I first watched… Read more »

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Now that was a rad nostalgia trip to the 80s and 90s.

Exley97
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Exley97

I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard watching a Jimquisition. The trailer breakdown nearly gave me a hernia. Bravo.

Cindipool
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Cindipool

I hope we get more Nintendo episodes so we can have more shots of Jim dancing.

Marcus Cohen
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Marcus Cohen

Jim, didn’t you forget to thank God this week?

diamond
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diamond

Eh, still not interested now, there’s not enough titles to grab my attention(not a Zelda fan) I want to support the strike, but it’s hard to when there are programmers who work much harder and get paid a lot less(who BTW are NOT happy about the strike) then VAs do, really it’s their work which sells the games, not voice actors(not saying they aren’t important, but let’s be realistic, nobody buys a game specifically because a certain VA is in it the same way people will seek out a film or TV show because it stars a certain actor people… Read more »

Nobody's Fanboy
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Nobody's Fanboy

I’ll admit it’s got me intrigued. Granted, I saw U as a missed opportunity; 3-4 years ago there was a huge to-do about second-screen in games, and if any system was going to prove it as a concept it was Nintendo’s entry since it was the only one that didn’t assume you were either so selfish that you had to hog both the TV and the tablet, or that you were so affluent that everyone in the house had one of each. My big concerns are how well the clicky things are going to hold up, and whether or not… Read more »

Benj
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Benj

#PerformanceMatters… Ladies.

MJC
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MJC

I think that golf thing did happen when Wii Sports got ported to/remastered for Wii U. Not that having a screen showing a ball on the floor changed the way you played the game. I think I used it for one hole, then realized it didn’t matter and picked up the gamepad because I was paranoid about stepping on it.

Performance definitely matters and anyone whining about the voice actors wanting to not be treated like shit can have one of those middle fingers from me as well.

NohatCoder
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NohatCoder

#PerformanceMatters

I’m 100% with you on that one! This mobile phone disguised as a console simply will not do! Real gamers need real computers to play real games!

Camilo Fernández
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Camilo Fernández

Aaah, Jim, your Nintendo episodes are always a joy to watch.
Thank god for you and your Copyright Deadlock.

🌊Parasol Dimensions ☔
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🌊Parasol Dimensions ☔

Hopefully the other companies they have partnerships with will quickly release info on whatever games they might be making for the NS. In the trailer, we see Nintendo games, Skyrim, and NBA. So.. ports of games that will be ported to everything everyone has right now (Skyrim being one that’s 5 years old already and may quite possibly feature Bethesda’s often buggy console porting) and Nintendo games will be on it as far as we know for sure so far. As far as porting goes.. unity, autodesk, CriWare, havok, and unreal engine 4 are confirming support for the console. So… Read more »

FlannelKoSasquatchWald⁴ Ditto
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FlannelKoSasquatchWald⁴ Ditto

Also which Jimqusisition is the Corey Feldman suppository from?

FlannelKoSasquatchWald⁴ Ditto
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FlannelKoSasquatchWald⁴ Ditto

Aww, no Boglin dancing and lip syncing, also at 11.40, was that a Zombie Banana in Pajamas?

As for the Switch, I’ll admit I was impressed by the trailer, but do want somethings clarified like the price, battery life, how big the systems internal storage is and the space it’s game carriages, how left handed friendly is the system and mod support.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

God, you know what a good show was? ExoSquad. You ever watch that one Jim? I still got my Alec DeLeon and his suit. Good show. Sucked it ended on a cliffhanger.

Now that’s a show that needs a kickstarter to come back!

Bruce Baugh
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Bruce Baugh

Jim, all commentary is improved by the presence of Rod Hull and his talking emu. Have you considered incorporating some into the Podquisition? Maybe Gavin could take the part of the emu.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

100% behind the voice actors. I actually can’t believe the the simple Health & Safety things that have been rejected. It is so easy to mess up your voice and long recording sessions with little rest is one of the easiest ways to do it. (I know there is more it than that, but I wanted to call this out in particular.) As for the Switch, I’m interested in it, it seems accessible, versatile and I might get to play Pokemon on the big screen. One big thing I’d like to know is the graphical APIs it’ll be using. If… Read more »

Frank
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Frank

Looks like they are planning the total invasion of every none video game related recreational activity.
I can see football audiences completely ignoring the match, because everybody has brought their Switch with them and is playing FIFA.

No more need to communicate with possibly annoying strangers at partys, when everybody is just staring at their Switch monitor and ocassionaly taking sips from their glasses.

Anton
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Anton

Barring a massive fuckup on some level, the Switch will be the first Ninty product I’ve bought in a decade. This is almost exactly what I want from Nintendo right now. That being said, I already see the possibility for aforementioned fuckup – the dock. According to sources, including Laura herself, the dock gives the Switch extra power that allows the system to run 1080P on the big screen (as opposed to 720P on the portable screen). Now, this sounds great in concept, but from a tech standpoint this is immediately problematic. There are two basic possibilities for how the… Read more »

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

And I’m with you Jim, despite everything, I liked the Wii U It had good games (Fuck you suck my dick), and was legit enjoyable to play with, and surprisingly convenient when it came to just picking up and play (After that whole deal with patching it up at launch was dealt with and the nintendo ID was properly standardized). Too bad Nintendo stopped producing here in Brazil, which made the already salty prices of their products skyrocket as they are now only obtained through imports. It was to the point where I had to sadly sell off my Wii… Read more »

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

The only thing about the Switch that I’m worried about was the fact that when I first saw it, I was immeadatily reminded of the Nvida Sheild. A similar device that went nowhere.

Nintendo might pull it off on the basis that they have brand clout with both the mass market and hardcore gamers. Plus I suspect that the WiiU will take its place among systems like the Dreamcast as things we’ll remember fondly.

Rodrigues
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Rodrigues

The chains of love thing is genious! I laugh my ass off everytime.

Artemiy
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Artemiy

I say I await Switch with cautious optimism. It kinda looks like a piece of tech I’d really like, owning a tablet but being frustrated with the touch controls in games.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

I wonder what’s the situation with the Persona 5 western release. They announced the English cast and very soon after that the VAs went on strike. Hm…

Kiel Meakin
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Kiel Meakin

The thing I love about you most Jim is if you take everything you say about workers or consumer rights in relations to the games industry and apply it to western society in general, the critiques are just perfect.
Fuck the corporations and thank Jim for Jim!

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