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    Nintendo Switch

    I don't disagree with you @Blakey but I suppose if they see this next generation of consoles as the last before we're all streaming or there's some other sea change I guess this lets them get in early. This generation has been a bit of a right off for them in terms of the Xbox itself, but they've done the technical leg work with "the cloud" and have sold people on Game Pass, so they've possibly started the groundwork for what happens in 6 or 7 years time. They need people to care about their games and their platform again, it was already a bit tired at the start of the generation, and with the way the xbox has gone for them a lot of people haven't even glanced at their lineup Personally I'm not convinced it's a great plan, but I guess they need to do something to differentiate themselves from Sony and Nintendo or they need to stand toe to toe and beat them that way
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    Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Retires

    The Beastcast is funny about this today The memes were all I could put it down to too. I'm not suggesting he's a terrible person or anything, I just can't place what exactly he was responsible for at Nintendo. I get the love for Miyamoto and Iwata, there's stuff you can point to, with Reggie it just seems like that weird sports team support of a CEO, I couldn't tell you one thing good or bad that he was fully responsible for (I always assume that Japan is almost entirely in control of everything at Nintendo)
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    Post your latest gaming purchases

    I really liked both, Uncharted is definitely the more fun game. Hellblade is fantastic but it can be a bit of a grind, definitely something you need to be in the mood for. Lost Legacy is a significantly better game than Uncharted 4 for me, I enjoyed it way more than I expected
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    Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Retires

    @wiivo 2.0 If you know the answer you could just share it?
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    Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Retires

    Not to single you out particularly, but why was he? As far as I could see he embodied everything wrong with Nintendo. Certainly every e3 he came across as evasive and contemptible
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    Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime Retires

    Nintendo has just announced that Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America, will be retiring. Reggie’s last day at the company will be taking place on April 15. Doug Bowser will be taking over Reggie’s role, and will become the new president for Nintendo of America. Bowser is currently working as senior VP of sales and marketing. https://nintendoeverything.com/reggie-fils-aime-retiring-doug-bowser-to-take-over-as-new-nintendo-of-america-president/
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    Far Cry New Dawn

    This hasn't reviewed amazingly, and while I loved Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon, I couldn't muster to energy to do the same stuff again in far Cry 4 and 5. In fact I booted up Far Cry 4 towards the end of last year because I wanted a nonsense fps to play, and I still couldn't. I ended up doing the pacifist ending, then booted it back up and ran about it bit, then realised I just couldn't be arsed For whatever reason the more I've seen of Far Cry New Dawn the more I've been interested in it. I think knowing that it's shorter is a big part of it, like I said I loved 3 but the amount of time I spent with it, doing the same routine over and over did start to drag by the final island, although at the time I put that down to me doing everything before moving the story on. New Dawn looks amazing, maybe a bit too amazing. I'm playing it on high settings (it can go to ultra) on a GTX 1080 at 1080p, and I still get framerate drops to 50 every now and then. It's less when there's lots of combat, more when I'm in dense woodland with lots of mist and fog. Which I mention because it is ridiculously dense, so dense I've been bitten by snakes I couldn't see, and have to rely on watching when and where my A.I. teammate starts screaming and where she's shooting at. I'm impressed with how it looks though, I had this pegged as a bit half-arsed, and granted it could be I didn't play 5, but the colour and the environments look great Gameplay wise it's kind of just Far Cry. It's not as reliant on taking back encampments as the old games, although there are still some, and there's no radio towers. You're still randomly getting attacked by animals, and there's still a skill tree, you're still playing good guys vs bad guys. Enemies take more damage before they go down than I remember, with some enemies having a 2nd health bar, possibly a 3rd but I've not seen that yet. You're kind of dumped out in to the open world pretty early, you have a story mission but it's far enough across the map that you can't help but do other things along the way. A lot of the side stuff involves you stopping trucks, be it for all important ethanol or less important humans, chasing them down isn't fun, being in the right place to stand in the road and shotgun the driver in the face is fun, that said I've not managed to get an ethanol truck yet. Beyond that, I've just been rescuing people by killing bad guys I'm really enjoying it though, played for hours tonight and I've still not got halfway to the first proper story mission. Before I go there I've got some treasure to find, an ally to recruit, then a bunch of buildings to kill everyone in, then I'll do the thing I've been asked to do
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    Far Cry New Dawn

    I was under the impression this was a short Far Cry, and it may well be given how Ubisoft's games can be enormous, but it is not the short truncated thing I was expecting. The story missions are places way across the map, I thought this was a mix of a cynical attempt at making a handful of missions last longer, but also a way to get you in to the map, engaging with the side quests. Both might be true, but some of the quests are fairly drawn out in and of themselves, some of them make you trek back and forth too. There's one I've done that has a bit of a Heart of darkness/Apocalypse Now boat ride down river, that whole section takes an hour I'd say (not just the boat ride) The thing that's a bit grating, and why it's not the short punchy game I was hoping, is the home base. You have a home base, you can upgrade it, this needs to be done as one of the first story missions, again to show you the mechanics. Upgrading the home base means recruiting specialists through side quests, and upgrading facilities. Upgrading the facilities means things like another health bar, another health bar for your teammates, access to better guns, cars, health packs being more effective, access to more detailed maps etc. Some are really useful, some not so much. Upgrading this stuff requires ethanol, you get ethanol from liberating outposts, from supply drops, from hijacking the not that common ethanol deliveries The issue is, if you're getting 75 ethanol from an outpost, that's enough to improve one facility, some of them anyway. The second tier jumps from 75/100 to 500, the 3rd tier 700. Ethanol is fairly rare and to progress the next story mission I need a lot of it. Fortunately I've done most of the side stuff, and with a bit of grinding yesterday I was only one upgrade away from being able to do the mission, and that upgrade will likely be one I don't really want just because it's cheapest, unless I want to piss around for another hour or so, scrapping and re-liberating outposts just to earn enough So yeah, this could have been a punchy 15 hour experience if you mainlined it, maybe less. Because of you're forced to do stuff that seemed optional it's really starting to drag. I'm still enjoying it, but I can only imagine how bored I'd be if I'd played through 4 and 5
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    Why the Heck Would You Play it on Switch?

    they tried using them to control the Statue of Liberty but they kept losing signal
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    Why the Heck Would You Play it on Switch?

    Under New York there's a river of purple Switchs bubbling away, and a giant picture of Reggie in a museum being restored
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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    It's definitely not 4K 60, the Xbox One X is powerful but it's not THAT powerful The performance mode aims for 60, doesn't always hit it, but isn't 4k. The 4k mode has dynamic resolution but looks like it stays locked at 30 (which is really impressive imo) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-witcher-3-xbox-one-x-analysis
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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    it's not 4k 60, it's 30 with occasional 4k (still impressive mind). There's a 4K mode but not at that resolution
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    Microsoft consoles and dashboards

    oh, that's what I thought it was 🤦‍♂️
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    Microsoft consoles and dashboards

    that's not bad tbf. 2 Batman games, Headlander is supposed to be decent, Alien is supposed to be good, and Walking dead if you want to play that (that's not as loaded as it sounds)
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    Anthem

    the shame about it is that after the demo I said that was the thing it had going for it, it felt like you could spec your javelin to a more personal taste than in Destiny. Sounds like that stuff is all post the end of the game
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    Anthem

    I've seen a few people describe it as a rant, it's more considered than that. I suspect some people are going to really enjoy Anthem still based on Jason's reaction
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    Darkest Dungeon 2

    Not a huge surprise I guess, but Hendo-baiting Rogue-like-like Darkest Dungeon is getting a sequel https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-02-19-brutal-lovecraft-inspired-rpg-darkest-dungeon-is-getting-a-sequel According to the developer, Darkest Dungeon 2 will "have its own creative and thematic identity", retaining some elements, but jettisoning others. The existing combat system will, for instance, be making a return - albeit with a "significant [mechanical and presentational] tune-up" - but players can expect "a completely different metagame structure"
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    Why the Heck Would You Play it on Switch?

    this is why I deleted those posts @DifferentClass I was trying to stop it descending in to bickering
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    Why the Heck Would You Play it on Switch?

    and what is that marketing trying to convey? Why that and not something else To the latter point, I agree. I think as time goes on we'll see more definition about what the Switch is good for. I think it, and whatever they upgrade it to, is going to get left a long way behind when the new consoles come out, so the it's going to get defined one way or another anyway
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    Why the Heck Would You Play it on Switch?

    it is their home console though, it's not solely that, that's why it's a decent machine. As a handheld it's not underpowered at all. The only people who expect it to compete are those people who want ports from those consoles. I don't really want to be this reductive, but why do you think it's called the Switch?
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    Why the Heck Would You Play it on Switch?

    because Nag, like you just proved, you can't just walk away. Why make the post you just did in the random news thread, how is that going to result in anything positive. You and DC could have left it when I deleted your posts earlier
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    Why the Heck Would You Play it on Switch?

    yeah, maybe stop baiting each other please @Nag @DifferentClass
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    Random News

    to answer your question Nag, still Japan only as far as I'm aware
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    Why the Heck Would You Play it on Switch?

    I don't play fighting games, arcade games, platformers with a keyboard, the types of games you'd expect to find on a console. It's an awful d-pad, I'm not sure why you're defending it. Nintendo not knowing the alphabet isn't made better with time. Also, the joycons not working is a known issue, it's not subjective A zelda game isn't the case to win me over. Where are the Atlus stuff and the like? The "it's a handheld" argument is such bullshit whenever I see it. It's called the Switch, it's whole purpose is to be both. You can't make a thread bigging up its portability as a selling factor then 4 posts later ignore why that's a novelty. It's both a handheld and a home console, it comes with a dock, it comes with a controller adapter, they sell a pro controller for it, Nintendo said it's the follow up to the Switch, not to the 3DS (although it probably is), it is their home console Good for you, I'm not entirely sure why that's relevant to my feelings on the Switch, nor am I entirely sure it's true. FWIW I'm not sure there's a single platform I'd be happy with as my sole option, PS4 and PC, for their sheer breadth of games seem like the best options, but you're still missing out on the good Switch (and formally 3DS) stuff
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    Why the Heck Would You Play it on Switch?

    @Nag @DifferentClass I'm going to delete your last few posts just so this isn't a complete shitfest immediately The portability is the tempting thing with the Switch. My instinct is to pick up smaller burst stuff, including the Neo Geo games and the like on the Switch, so I can just pick up the console and play them. It's what's got me back in to Football Manager, that and the Touch version being less work. And had it been out on time I'd have possibly picked up Dragon Quest on Switch, I like my rpgs to be handheld That being said, it's a better concept than it is a console. The controls are terrible, the "d-pad" is appalling, the alphabet dyslexic, the shoulder buttons only digital, the analogue sticks don't allow for enough movement. It's uncomfortable to hold as a handheld, it's not much better using the joycons as a controller, assuming they work properly. You've no guarantee how a game is going to run from title to title, I'd hate to have the Switch as my only gaming machine for that reason. I don't really trust Nintendo digitally, the games cost more than they should (I like the eshop credit), plus they've got a cheek charging for their online oh, I also worry that we're going to see the death of the kind of games you got on the DS and 3DS because the Switch allows for more modern 3D games. It's impressive that a tablet can do what it does, but it is underpowered as a home console, which I know will be countered with "it's a handheld", but the whole point of it is both, and it's not great at the latter. People will shrug and say "Mario/Zelda/whatever" are good, and it does have good games, and some good looking games, but I'd hate for it to be my only gaming machine
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