Last week, Nintendo spent an hour telling us all about its upcoming portable console, the Nintendo Switch. So naturally, EZK and Andrew spend two and a half hours talking about Nintendo talking about the Nintendo Switch!
I don’t know if we were speaking the truth or speaking bollocks but somehow we attracted a lot more live viewers than usual. Hope to see all our new friends next week!
No topic time stamps this time but we do talk about the new Switch info in the same order it was presented during Nintendo’s event.
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13Ucubei uploaded a video of mario kart 8 THROUGH THE WII U process and it gave me a flagged video
TheRiverAnduinGame Boy Camera
CodeNameZThe Switch video will have a huge Nintendo wattermark over the video of corse
TheRiverAnduinremember the first one is always free
TheRiverAnduinthe app will be a paid app as well
InShortSight :3Video recording will have to be in dock, and it will run the game at portable settings. Calling it now!
Vhyper1985You have to use an app on your phone that Nintendo will only let you download if you have a paid subscription to the Switch’s online service
TheRiverAnduinno Nintendo said that a free version of the app will be out in the summer
13Ucubeone dick pic will disable nintendo switch’s ability to share. calling it!
CodeNameZI am afraing people will try eachother with that, image you playing a game and doing good than someone put your Switch to sleep mode
TheRiverAnduinmeaning that the full features will require you to pay for the full app
Vhyper19854 on Xbox
TheRiverAnduinand now online play for VC games
CodeNameZWell to be honest the Wii U servers ware really bad, sometimes Mario Kart 8 or Splaptoon ware unplayeble for me because I was kick out the lobby every 5mins or so, so if the servers work well I pay
Vhyper1985yes but the 360 games are backwards compatible with X1
TheRiverAnduinsince you can’t have a NES Classic buy our VC games
CodeNameZWhat if that mouth they offer you the game to buy on club Nintendo so “Hey if you like this NES or SNES game spend your coins on it”
TheRiverAnduinthats really bad because the Splatoon servers was supposed to be dedicated
13UcubeI know Im not alone, I want the legal legal full library Digital like Netflix or Vudu for All Nin systems
13Ucubenot on VV
CodeNameZHori will make an acessory where you can place the Joycon so yoi have a nice grip
13UcubeJapan VC has 200 more titles than Americas
Vhyper1985Just wait til the Senran Kagura team get a hold of the HD rumble stuff … lol
13UcubeId like a region free virtual console
13Ucubeit senses distance so it can FEEL how close to the garbage can it is
CodeNameZYes I saw the safe cracking minigame I can link it if you want
TheRiverAnduin@13Ucube yes access to Japan’s and Europe’s VC would be cool I want to play Fatal Frame 2
Austin HaynesMaybe had rumble could be useful in street fighter 2 where you hit the player on the head it rumbles higher up, hit on the leg, rumble is lower on controller or something like that. Might be cool.
CodeNameZIf you guys remerber on the Mario x Rabbits rummor it was say that the dev would use the rummble in many ways
13Ucubeyou can just hold 1 and 2
TheRiverAnduinon the Wii U branded wiimotes had the external button
HalberdierV2rumble in street fighter? that’d be a nuisance
CodeNameZGuys do you think if the Switch is sucessful they could make the Switch a platform so the Switch 2 could use the same hardware but stronger like the Pro and Scorpio
TheRiverAnduinunless the Switch sells like “hot cakes” major third party games are skipping it
CodeNameZOn amazon they are sold together
InShortSight :3I’m not convinced that they would design two versions of the grip. Also they are sold separately so that you can play 4 players or more all using the same controller.
InShortSight :3Games this would work with include ARMS, MarioKart, and the Bomberman title.
InShortSight :3I doubt very many Devs will make use of the more esoteric features like the IR sensor.
TheRiverAnduin$90 for an additional dock
CodeNameZWhat if you got the neon version and you like red more so you buy just 1 red joycon so it is matching
TheRiverAnduinthe pro has the HD rumble and NFC reader
JawnuhthunThe Pro Controller also has gyroscope, the HD rumble and NFC, but $70 still seems high so…
13UcubeIm calling it right now…Kids are going to get their joycons stolen. its going to be a nonstop at those prices
CodeNameZIf you remerber the Wii U pro controller did not even had gyro it was really generic
TheRiverAnduinthe third party wired pro variants are cheaper
TheRiverAnduin$90 for a dock is too high
CodeNameZHere is what may be the main reason for people to buy the pro controller, the joycons dont have a D-pad, thouse C buttons is not a d-pad
CodeNameZWait you dont wanna to buy the Switch and Just Dance 2017 😉
TheRiverAnduinthe people who skipped the Wii U will not but the Switch because of the power difference and the amount of first party titles
TheRiverAnduinI am buying the Wii U version of Zelda, and I am waiting for Mario Odyssey to buy the Switch
CodeNameZJust Dance is even on the original Wii
13UcubeHD pee pee
TheRiverAnduincomponent is better than composite
eathdemona ddmi switcher can side step hdcp btw
CodeNameZSony back than say the PS3 had HDCP so people dont leak HD movies
Vhyper1985Should have been the pack-in game..
JawnuhthunThey claim it wasn’t pack-in because the whole not wanting to sell the console at a loss and not wanting to raise it further… but that doesn’t change that hardly anyone is going to want to drop $50.
ScottyJayManOh someone is going to photo shop that andrew
CodeNameZWhy I have a feeling the dev show the investors the tech demo of what the joycons can do and they asked “What is this game called?”
IcySon55oh sweet! I didn’t miss the Master Edition pre-order, it’s not exclusive to EB Games in Canada (which sold out in seconds), here’s hoping for Best Buy!
CodeNameZIf you remerber the Wii boxing motion detection was bad, it was my least favorite game because of that
JawnuhthunARMS looks fun for a while, but not $60 fun personally.
Vhyper1985& there was much lewd fanart of Ribbon Girl from Arms on Twiiter within 24 hours of it being shown…
CodeNameZAutomation Reel Motion Swinging 😉
Vhyper1985I still say the Switch is being launched too early if they had launched with Arms, Splat2n & Mario Kart alongside Zelda it would make for quite the launch lineup
CodeNameZI might get Arms if it have online
IcySon55it’s supposed to have online
IcySon55according to the presentation video
TheRiverAnduinNintendo lied to us saying the Switch needed more time for the launch games, Zelda is the only worthwhile game
Trey HolmesNo ethernet port sucks tho
Vhyper1985Agreed that & Bomberman are the only 2 games at launch that interest me tbh
IcySon55USB Lan adapter, again~
13UcubeI want dragon quest BUILDERS on switch, I am glad we are getting everything else
Vhyper1985DQ Builders is fantastic
Austin HaynesWhere is metroid? What is retro studios up to?
CodeNameZI think New York will be a hubworld
13Ucubei was so sure that was going to show up, austin
Vhyper1985I reckon E3 possibly for stuff like Metroid & Smash
TheRiverAnduinwhere is a cat in a hat
CodeNameZFINALLY SOMEONE ELSE REMEBER THAT EPISODE
Vhyper1985Mario’s hat stole Rareware’s googly eyes
Austin HaynesIt has to show up at e3. Retro studios has been quiet for a long time.
CodeNameZAlso there was 2 episode with thouse aliens
13Ucubetheir twitter makes NO SENSE
13UcubeRemember KIDS, no inhaling underwater!
TheRiverAnduinand Zelda 2?
13UcubeYou never beat Link to the Past if I remember correctly
CodeNameZI dont get it why people are saying Doom and Gloom because both games are not day 1 titles
HalberdierV2they didnt show xenoblade chronicles 2, they showed Xenoblade 2
Vhyper1985Sooo hyped for Xenoblade 2, the music is being done by the guy who did Chrono Trigger & Xenogears
TheRiverAnduinwait is Tantalus doing the port
TheRiverAnduinsword art online looking
CodeNameZI was really hoping for Xenoblade X2 consider how X ended
13UcubeLove the british character actors, I don’t like the whiny kid voices
CodeNameZWell if you play X they explained why they look kinda strange
Vhyper1985@HalberdierV2 in the U.S. trailer on Youtube it’s called Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Japanese trailer it’s just Xenoblade 2
TheRiverAnduinwell that means NOE paid for the localization and NOA is sitting on their thumbs doing nothing
CodeNameZSay Xenoblade 2 will be out on 2019 maybe
13UcubeI thought region free was going to allow me to pre order from Nintendo UK store, but THEY don’t ship to US
13Ucubeits flippin ALWAYS something
CodeNameZDo you think they might port Hyrule Warriors for the Switch?
Vhyper1985@13Ucube just use Amazon.co.uk Nintendo store is amazing over here but yeah they’ve never shipped overseas sadly
JawnuhthunFire Emblem definitely has the characters for a Warriors musou game at least.
13UcubeDON”T YOU SPOIL THAT!!!!!!
TheRiverAnduinSMT will take a long while
Vhyper1985They’ll probably show off the Fire Emblem mobile game more no doubt
13Ucubehow about a translator that has the script in english so he/she isn’t a stuttering mess
CodeNameZIts funny consider when the guy from Befesta was talking they put Japanese subtitles overhim
TheRiverAnduinat least it is not Moonraker
CodeNameZThey knew everyone was watching when Satoru Shibata the president of Nintendo of Germany and Reggie was saying hi from people in they region
13UcubeDoes anyone think they will port Final Fantasy 15 or whatever number that latest one is to Switch?
TheRiverAnduinMagna Carta bad
CodeNameZFor me it is like a 10 year old cosplaying no joke
TheRiverAnduinit looked like the vanila version
JawnuhthunSuda has also confirmed he’s the director and writer for the new No More Heroes. He hasn’t been director or the main writer since the FIRST NMH.
TheRiverAnduinand don’t forget Bayonetta and Cloud and Crom Amiibo’s are still not out yet
CodeNameZSome guys also preditcted a Tekken 7 port
HalberdierV2they dont suk
Vhyper1985I reckon the last Smash Amiibos will launch alongside Smash for Switch
CodeNameZHi I am a guy from SEGA we are making games for Nintendo…. see you later everyone
13UcubeFOR Andrew: Austin Haynes It has to show up at e3. Retro studios has been quiet for a long time.
Vhyper1985Rayman is free on Xbox 1 this month with Gold lol
TheRiverAnduinNISA is releasing a limited edition for Disgaea 5
CodeNameZThe full name for the Switch version is “disgaea 5 complete”
JawnuhthunBomberman has the ugly the pizza explosions of Mighty Number 9 from what I’ve heard from those who got the hands-on experience.
Trey Holmeslol “violent Ken” Really Capcom??
13UcubeKerbal Space Program got cancelled for Wii U, did they ever make an annoucement?
Vhyper1985Violent Ken was actually created by SNK 1st appeared in SNK Vs Capcom SVC Chaos
Trey HolmesOh ok
eathdemonsadly I doubt it its nintendo we are talking about here
13UcubeIf you spent over $1100 for software on the Wii U, you get…to keep your wii u because switch doesn’t look backwards compatible
Vhyper1985At least it’s no Bomberman Act Zero… lol
13UcubeI have an ALL digital library
eathdemonthey wont, I said fuck it and just emulate snes games no way in hell I am buying them again
Vhyper1985What you don’t want to buy Super Mario Bros 3, Mega Man 2 & Zelda again??
CodeNameZMaybe thats why they are adding online to Virtual Console games so Nintendo can say “We spend extra effort to add online play so we cannoz give it away for free sorry”
ZOMB13SLAY0RZGoing have to watch this in 6 hours, gotta sleep it’s almost 5am here guys, thanks!
eathdemonits not supper easy, but emulators have had online for years
Vhyper1985i’ll laugh if Link only says one line at the end of the game & it’ll be “excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me Princess”
13UcubeSo would go as far as to say the dock is an expensive chromecast with an upscaler, or do you think its down scaling to the 720p output?
13UcubeMake Link Mute Again vhyper
eathdemonwhile docked the switch’s gpu is about 2x in handheald mode
Trey Holmesanybody know how much the dock will be?
13Ucubeus, don’t know your region
Trey Holmesyea im us
JawnuhthunMaster Edition: Exclusive to scalpers!
eathdemonso you buying a switch?
CodeNameZOnly the cloock speed keap in mind cloock sleep does not mean much, the X1 have a flaster cloocks speed on the gpu than the PS4 but the X1 GPU is weaker
IcySon55oh crap, just got an email from EB Games (Gamestop Canada) and they have the Master Edition as an EB Exclusive… RAAAAGE!
IcySon55there better be more stock after that first few seconds on presentation day
JawnuhthunReggie said “once they’re gone they’re gone,” so Master Edition is gone. At least for online. Scalper bots got them instantly from every retailer.
eathdemonyou didnt preorder?
CodeNameZI wanna buy Bomberman R
Vhyper1985Like i say i think the console is launching too soon, if they had Splat2n, Mario Kart, Arms & Zelda at launch it’d be day 1 but i’m gonna wait until at least Kart is out before buying
IcySon55I Am Setsuna is on PS4 btw Andrew, was a Vita game originally
CodeNameZHow you write that Square RPG?
CodeNameZI want to play it, dont have it, I care
TheRiverAnduinFifa is based on the 360 and PS3 versions
Vhyper1985unless we get a tonne more announcements at E3, Gamescom etc
Trey Holmes@Vhyper1985 yeah i was thinking they would do a fall release
Austin HaynesNintendo must be holding back a little for e3.
CodeNameZNo holding back they need to launch a console for that you bring out all your big guns
13Ucubemonster hunter on a BIG SCREEN
Vhyper1985They’ve been teasing a Soul Calibur on Twitter/FB etc
IcySon55I Am Setsuna is on PS4 btw Andrew, was a Vita game originally
Austin HaynesI agree, after June.
13UcubeRetro Studios e3
CodeNameZAndrew did you notice most games are RPGs
Trey HolmesDragon ball Tenkiachi?
CodeNameZI guess they wanna to contrast because Wii U was knowed for platformers I remerber when Troppical Frezze was out everyone was sick of platformers
IcySon55didn’t some ex Retro guys work on Recore?
13UcubeI’m ready for the Rogue Squadron trilogy that should have been on Wii
IcySon55Recore is actually pretty damn good
Vhyper1985Retro Studios StarTropics
Vhyper1985Would love to see someone like Platinum or Vanillaware do a Metroid game
Austin HaynesRogue squadron, yes @13ucube
13UcubeWait for it…an extra joy con for 3 handed players (mic drop)
CodeNameZImage if he wear a Earthbound pin
TheRiverAnduinEA owns Star Wars rights now, no way they would make a Rogue Squadron game
13Ucubewe know, we know
Trey HolmesAndrew since you got a ps4 will you play the Witcher3?
Austin HaynesWitches 3 was fun
CodeNameZNo mother 3? Nop Why you ask
Vhyper1985You really need to download the Nier Automata demo on PS4 Andrew
13Ucubei should have picked it up on gog’s sale
IcySon55@Vhyper1985 Hell yes! That demo was fantastic
TheRiverAnduinhow many kids will get beatings when they ask their parents for a “Switch”?
13UcubeSo was anything showing whether the screen is a multi-touch?
CodeNameZIn Nier automata the main charather got her butt exposed to many time
JawnuhthunThe Nier butthole was a photoshop going around
TheRiverAnduinI am waiting for Mario
Vhyper1985if you are perv & angle the camera right you can see her butt but you have to try to see it tbh
13UcubeI had it in the cart at gamestopcom, could have pulled the trigger.
13Ucubejust don’t want to spend 327 PLUS 60 for Zelda and then have nothing else to play
13UcubeIts sold out everywhere now
Vhyper1985I’m gonna wait til there’s more titles before i pull the trigger tbh
13UcubeI stand by me decision
CodeNameZAlso the creator of Nier asked people to send him fan drawings, he say it is for research
TheRiverAnduinfor Wii u’s you might have to get a used one, I heard that Nintendo is recalling all the unsold Wii U units from stores
CodeNameZOh yea Animal Crossing
13Ucubedragon quest was great for me, but no definites
Trey HolmesSmash bros
CodeNameZDo you think Pikmin 4 will be in 4k? People Miyamotto say he wanted to see Pikmin in 4k once
JawnuhthunNah, even more. Capcom at least rereleases Megaman in the same collection with a different name over and over.
Anthony FIsn’t Niger the one with the Transgender Character?
TheRiverAnduinI want Animal Crossing to access your VC games and let you play online multiplayer on VC titles
Anthony FNier, sorry autocorrect
CodeNameZCapcom does not hate Megaman, they hate Inafune 😉
Vhyper1985Don’t get me started on the Blue Bomber lol i just hope we get something for the 30th anniversary in December…
CodeNameZIt is ironic because I hear Awakening was planned to be the final Final Emberam game
TheRiverAnduini have a great condition path of Radiance on Game Cube that I got a year or two after release, never knew how rare it was
13UcubeNintendo hates celebrating metroid’s birthday
Vhyper1985True at least Capcom acknowledges Mega Man exists lol
13Ucubeaustin, vhyper, river, codez
13Ucubeall you guys make my weekend after work
CodeNameZWas that doctre81?
CodeNameZI see he usually got fights with you
Vhyper1985Cheers lol i usually have to catch up on these but i just got back from the pub! lol
CodeNameZThank you 13Ucubr
Austin HaynesThanks 13ucube and vhyper.
13Ucubethanks for making it fun and interesting
Vhyper1985Cheers i’ll try to make it to more live if i can.. damn time differences