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!

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

When I saw it was a Nintendo themed episode, I was hoping we’d get some quality “Copyright Deadlock” action.

Jim, you did not disappoint. Can never go wrong with camp-tastic 90’s cartoon B-Roll.

Nathan Stapleton
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Nathan Stapleton

I didn’t realize it until Jim said it but I haven’t played my Wii U in MONTHS and I only have one third-party game and that game’s Hyrule Warriors, which I don’t think really counts as truly third party.

Mr. Tastee
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Mr. Tastee

For the most part I liked what I saw in the Switch pitch. They seemed to fix most of the Wii-U’s problems right out of the gate. First they finally realized that the Wii name is done and moved on. I think the name was its biggest problem. Lots of people heard Wii and immediately stopped listening. The switch is supposedly on par with Xbone in terms of power but I don’t know how important that will be given the Scorpio is not far off. Although I have serious doubts about MS’s plan to go all in on 4K since… Read more »

Four Three
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Four Three

No matter what happens with the Switch from here on out, at least it means we’ll be getting a lot more Chains of Love. Almost makes me not want Nintendo to have a reasonable Content ID policy.

iThinkMyCatIsAFlea
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iThinkMyCatIsAFlea

More sexy dancing please!

Can’t see Nintendo selling many Switch tablets.

bdp
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bdp

The problem with the devs trying to stand up and get better rights is they are highly likely to just get fired en masse and replaced by a new group of devs fresh out of school or somewhere else. I would say the resulting loss of quality in games would get people to stop buying them and make publishers get their acts together but early access is as popular as ever on steam so who knows.

Chris
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Chris

So… did the copyright dead lock go into effect?

Stormbringer
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Anyone know the mirror cartoon offhand?

zeeby
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zeeby

I would have been a launch buyer on this but i’m still peeved about the ‘new’ 3DS.. so won’t look at buying one of these for a good few years. Zelda botw will tide me over on the wii-u. In-fact, I actually dislike playing these kind of epic, deep and immersive games outside or ‘on the go’. The big wide world is just far too distracting and/or interesting. If i absolutely have to game outside, give me something like Ridiculous fishing on my smartphone any day of the week.

Cyberwulf
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Cyberwulf

I’m just here for ULYSSES YOU-LISS-EE-EES SOARIN’ THRU ALL THE GALAXIE-IES

George
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George

Reboot!!! Great Canadian TV! But yeah…I love my Wii-U. I actually sold my PS3 and then jumped to the Wii-U this gen. The main reason was that most of the games for the PS4 and X-Box at the time were HD remakes and just looked really boring to me. Even though the Wii-U had less games the games it did have were actually…ya know…good and complete without face exploding bugs and shit. They were also…FUN! I’m excited for the Switch. I make it a point to never buy a console at launch so I will wait a bit. I’m just… Read more »

Drake Warnock
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Drake Warnock

I watched this while eating an Italian wrap, with salami and pepperoni and the like. I can confirm the best way to watch Jim Sterling is with a mouthful of spicy meat.

Milestone_RP
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Milestone_RP

I will be sold if they say “still supports Wii and WiiU games, full backwards compatibility”. This gen, I gave more of a damn about the WiiU than the PS4/Xbone simply because pretty much all of the PS4/Bone games I cared about were on PC already. And in the cases where the PC ports were crap, they were usually fixed by 3rd parties, AND I got to keep a list of “companies I stopped giving a damn about because they’re lazy/cheap weasels”. Seriously, tho, it’s funny to me whenever people say “this will be looked at with noses held high… Read more »

ATBro
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ATBro

First bit. Good change on the lighting. The old set up tended to look pretty blown out. Second, compensation seems to be pretty low on the list of priorities for the VO strike. Everything I’m seeing on it is more about considerations, like what the VO sessions will entail, if they are playing a character that is returning or will return in the future, if they are expected to do mo-cap as well. Support artistic talent! I think Jim is spot on about how this being a much better presentation, I just don’t think it’s going to make a difference.… Read more »

Malidictus
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Malidictus

I… Don’t care one bit about the Nintendo Switch. Sorry. However, I very much do care about the opening bit about voice actors. Are you sure that they don’t need to get equal pay alongside the “real” developers? Because I’m not entirely convinced. Again I have to come back to Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. Yes, that was a pretty good game for the PSX back in the day, but it was also a dime-a-dozen creation in a post-Tomb-Raider world with lots of similar titles out on the market, most of them so underwhelming I don’t even remember their names.… Read more »

aimei66
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aimei66

Jim clearly misses Erasure and would love to see them make a come back. Good luck with that!

(As for the switch a am sceptically optimistic about it. Want to see the cold hard details before I’m all in, but I love the concept.)

Lies That Bind
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Lies That Bind

Jim, I wanted to commend you for your bit about the voice actors strike. I’ve been pretty disgusted by gamers on various sites laughing then off, calling them entitled, saying they don’t have a real job, that they could do what they do and various other nonsense found off pure speculations and fallacies. I want to bring up a few more points in that voice actors don’t just do video games and that this strike isn’t about what other people don’t make money wise but what the voice actors themselves DON’T have. I also loved the commentary on the actual… Read more »

Aaron Cole
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Aaron Cole

I really want the Switch to do well but I’m avoiding the hype train. Nintendo has promised third party support in the past, especially with the WiiU, and that didn’t amount to much. I don’t care so much about parity with the PS4 and Xbox One but I also don’t want a system that really only has Mario and Zelda titles. I want a reason to own a Nintendo console outside of first-party Nintendo games.

Let’s not make the Switch “No Man’s Sky 2.0”

Shui Gor
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Shui Gor

“But, of course, the world of games media needs more hot takes than hot dinners and, therefore, we all must scramble to provide our opinions and our predictions and our #friendlyeditorials…AND I’M NO DIFFERENT.”

Thank God: for a moment there, I thought you’d fight against the power, Jim.

Also, I knew you were going for “Chains of Love” when you said “chains of failure”.

Cyphus
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Cyphus

So am I not supposed to thank god for him anymore?

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

As one who has largely abandoned the console market, I don’t have any stakes in this. That said, I respect Nintendo’s efforts. I would like to see it succeed, I would like to see it prove to have all that third party support pledged to it.

Nighter3D
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Nighter3D

Hmm. Not sure about the switch personally. I know it is marketed as Nintendo’s great device, but those trying to find more technical info will quickly find that is mostly Nvidia’s technology and work that is driving the switch. The reason i am warry is cause…well…It’s just a Nvidia Tegra Tablet with maybe a small Pascal GPU, nothing more. It will be competing with tablets and such, but with limitations in regards of supported games. As a console it will probably do pretty well, but as a Tablet will it be able to stand against the legion of Android tablets… Read more »

Paul Avers
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Paul Avers

I think the most important thing to come out of the trailer was the new inkling hairdos. (Tentacle-dos? What do we even call something that isn’t actually hair?) Possibility of more forms of character customization in the new game? Heck yeah, I’m in. The new system definitely seems to fit my video game play-style a lot better than the current suite of boxes, so I’m more than likely going to be going in day 1 (unless something happens between now and then). Not having to be shackled to the TV and can continue to play games wherever I happen to… Read more »

Thanatos
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Thanatos

Do they honestly expect you to play a game with a half fragment of the controller? It looks like it barely has any buttons.

Do they honestly expect you to play the system holding both fragments split in half like wanker does on the plane? The analogs aren’t at the same height, you aren’t going to have proper leverage on one of them.

Ana Decker
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Ana Decker

Really interested in the Switch, I think it’s smarter for Nintendo to approach console gaming from the handheld market since that’s where they’re the most competent now instead of trying to compete in the market of underpowered living room PCs. Hell, if they play their cards right they might convert quite a few people from mobile gaming to consoles, since the Switch would fit much better into people’s unstructured time than either a handheld or a stationary console could by itself. It’s sad to see this concept get shit on by people who I suspect have no interest in portable… Read more »