Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 12:43:
SirKnight wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 12:15:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 12:04:
Looks like yet another underpowered console (that finally gets Skyrim, and does it get mods?).
Keep your mobile gaming market. Kill off your consoles and start making your awesome IP's for other systems/pc's.
*wonders how long before a kid looses the controllers*
Raw horsepower isn't everything. Sometimes you have to scale the power back a little to bring up other areas. This is obvious by what Nintendo is trying to do with the Switch. It's also obvious with cars where what good is 1000HP if you can't hook up? You'll end up getting beat by someone with <= 500HP.
The Switch looks incredible in every way and I will be pre-ordering this ASAP.
Indeed. This won't appeal to the Bluesnews crowd, but it does seem very nicely targeted to how most casual gamers -- which is basically everyone in their teens, twenties, and thirties -- play games these days. And from a hardware design standpoint, the seamless transition between different usage modes is very, very cool. Whether it's effective at making gaming wherever seamless, or just a gimmick, remains to be seen though.
Pretty sure it's the latter. No one is going to want to carry around yet another device. I don't see anywhere that this can connect to the internet. Does it replicate other tablet functions? Is the screen multitouch? People will expect these things. And cartridges??? The '80s called, wants its tech back. And those minicontrollers are unuseable.
It's interesting that this video is pitching this to adults, when children are much more the target audience. Hard to imagine adults shelling out for this for their kids though, when a tablet offers gaming and so much more functionality for much less money.
Don't get me wrong: it's cool tech. It's just completely impractical.
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