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Social NintenZone Social 4 - Bring It In, Guys!

When, if ever, do you plan on buying the Switch?

  • At launch

    Votes: 40 36.0%
  • Late spring/summer

    Votes: 25 22.5%
  • During the fall/holidays

    Votes: 17 15.3%
  • Sometime after 2017

    Votes: 7 6.3%
  • Not until [insert game here] is released

    Votes: 20 18.0%
  • I'm not getting that bucket of turds!!

    Votes: 2 1.8%

  • Total voters
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Bananija

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I beat you all.

Like I said earlier, I'm at least 6'3. I'm also pretty lanky and kinda skinny, like two well known sex-symbol.



WALUIGI and ROBBIE ROTTEN!

I'm waiting for your next move guys:troll:

However, my chin is not comparable to theirs.
 

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My money is on Bandanna Dee curbstomping R2-D2.

The little guy can bust a planet. :troll:

Even when using his "accurate size", he can just tip him over.
 

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I somehow get the feeling you'll be deealing with this kind of stuff for a long time while you still have that avatar. :p

(yesistillwantbandannadeeinsmash)
I don't get it, my avatar is just my head photoshopped in the body of a random and extremely cool guy.
 
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I'm somewhere in the average weight kind of area I guess
 

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I want to bring up a serious topic.

What if the Switch fails? And how can that happen?
 

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The last countdown GIF, I want to honor Iwata because Nintendo Switch is more likely to be the last vision Iwata had in store for all of us. Iwata have done a lot of things for us the gamers and I really want to show my appreciate for what he have done for us.
 

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I want to bring up a serious topic.

What if the Switch fails? And how can that happen?
Limited initial release, lack of third parties, competition between the Switch, iPhone/ Android, and the Scorpio/PS4 Pro, People seeing it as just another gimmick system

Just a couple of things I could see happening
 

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Well, both Mario and Luigi are dead now

Edit: Oh, wait. That's a different season of the show

"Walker Boone" played Mario in that season
 
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I want to bring up a serious topic.

What if the Switch fails? And how can that happen?
Everyone asks that, and everyone has a different answer. Really, I'm convinced half the gamers out there think it actually will, and often for reasons that usually revolve around it not having what they personally want or not being what their stereotype of the mainstream wants.

It's always because "not enough power" or "too kiddy" or "everyone already owns a phone, why do they need this?"' Or people's kids confusing the Switch for a Wii U peripheral, or the battery life being bad, or people saying on radio shows they aren't interested because it's overpriced before the price has even been announced. You can't so much as move without another discussion about how the Switch is doomed to fail.

I think the better thing to examine would be what the Switch has done this time around to avoid falling into the same issues of the past, since far less people talk about that. I think the fact that Jimmy Fallon was confused at the Wii U but hyped to the point of shaking while holding it and chattering to someone who didn't care while wearing Miyamoto's name tag about the Switch is a start.
 
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I want to bring up a serious topic.

What if the Switch fails? And how can that happen?
I'm not one to speculate. I'm just going to see what the Switch is going to offer and make my decision from there. Quite frankly, I think that's what most people are going to/should do. Whether it's successful or not, only time will tell. I just hope I have a good time with it, no matter the outcome. I'm no armchair speculator but just someone who wants some games to play.
 
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Someone from my high school graduating class just got arrested for possession of child pornography.


Lovely.
 

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Rest in spaghetti Mama Luigi, we will never forget the way you changed our lives and the Internet.

Seriously?!

"Sigh" we're already losing more people....

Can't exactly blame it on the year itself, though.

I want to bring up a serious topic.

What if the Switch fails? And how can that happen?
It's definitely going to at least partially depend on it's mechanics and features. If not enough people like what it has to offer....reception would likely either be mixed or mixed to positive.

Also, sales-wise.....low third-party support was a very common complaint with the Wii U, right? Game titles are certainly a factor.
 

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I agree.
I just saw the first execution.
It was done very well.

...

I am very sad now.
That was the most brutal execution since the first one in the series.
It was actually bone-chilling.
I need to see this asap
Why do people think Treeko is a dog?
Wat? People think Treeco is a dog? this is the first time I heard that
 
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Way to make me feel short.


That's terrible. How well did you know him?
Decently well. He was fairly well known throughout my graduating class, mainly for his lofty claims about meeting celebrities and performing at all these venues and yet not really having proof. Lots of delusions of grandeur about like, a double life. The biggest thing was probably when he kept bragging about his "super hot girlfriend" who lived three states over and when asked why they were never in pictures together, he posted a very obviously photoshopped picture and got called out for it.


But man, I even think for a second he'd do something like this...
 
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Someone from my high school graduating class just got arrested for possession of child pornography.


Lovely.
How did they catch him? Was it on or off campus?

Depends.

Do you mean Pokémon #252 or the beast from The Last Guardian? Because the latter is...doggish.
Oh, for a moment I thought he was talking about Treecko from pokemon. :p
 

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As long as you're tall enough to go on all the fun rides what does it really matter~
I'm usually terrified of those rides.

As a matter of fact the last time i've been to an Amusement Park was 2008, almost a decade ago.
 

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How did they catch him? Was it on or off campus?


Oh, for a moment I thought he was talking about Treecko from pokemon. :p
The news brief is here if you want more details. Basically the police got tipped off about it, got a search warrant, and found it on his home computer.
 

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I'm not one to speculate. I'm just going to see what the Switch is going to offer and make my decision from there. Quite frankly, I think that's what most people are going to/should do. Whether it's successful or not, only time will tell. I just hope I have a good time with it, no matter the outcome. I'm no armchair speculator but just someone who wants some games to play.
I agree. I'm excited to see what new experiences the Switch will have to offer. I'm sure that as long as a good flow of quality games release for the system, it'll do just fine.
 
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Well I mean... how much drugs do you gotta do to think the pokemon Treeko looks anything like a dog.
It's just that you spelled it more so like the pokemon name Treecko, while the Trico from the Last Guardian is spelt much differently.

Who does have some Dog-like characteristics, just not entirely.
 
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I want to bring up a serious topic.

What if the Switch fails? And how can that happen?
If it fails, I think Nintendo will honestly just leave hardware development, if not video games in general.

No, that's not a "NINTENDO IS DOOMED" theory. Nintendo is a business. They made toys, cards, and love hotels before video games. If they continuously fail in the hardware market (i.e twice in a row, which is enough for investors to start pulling out), then they will see it as a non-viable market for their talents, and they will move on from it. They still have plenty of other avenues they could pursue and possibly have a much greater focus on, such as movies, toys, the theme parks, mobile gaming, etc. They have a lot of money in the bank so they could definitely break into more profitable markets and focus on them should video games stop being viable for them.

Ways in which the Switch could fail, would probably be a combination of these things:

-Consistently poor stock at launch, or beyond. Nintendo is known to try to limit stock intentionally in order to create artificial hype and demand (amiibo and NES Classic being the two most notable examples in recent times). It's a dangerous tactic and it seems like they are doing it again. I wish they'd stop doing it as I think it doesn't actually do anything for them, and only makes consumers mad. We'll see how it works out.

-Not being able to keep up a consistent release schedule of solid games that consumers are interested in. I do think Switch will have a good launch line-up, but we can't soundly predict much past the first three months or so.

-How well they can convert the Wii U fanbase. It may not seem like a big deal, but I think this is important. While they could very well make up the minority of hardware sales, especially if the Switch is a big hit, the fact remains that the majority of Wii U owners were basically actual, big Nintendo fans. I don't want to say "diehards" because not everyone is, but they're the people that have a specific interest in Nintendo beyond the times where they happen to be in the limelight (like with the Wii). As a result, I think the Wii U fanbase would provide the majority of software sales on Switch if they can convert most of them over. So I think relying TOO much on Switch ports of Wii U games would be to their detriment, especially if they aren't spaced out. With the exception of Smash and Mario Kart, I think most Wii U owners aren't actually gonna "count" them as real titles, unless they have a lot of new content. I also think Nintendo should try to give Wii U owners some kind of reward for sticking with them, like discounts on Switch ports if they have a Wii U game tied to their NNID, but I am not sure how feasible this is.

-Battery life. I could be being a bit dramatic, but I think the system lives or dies on this alone. The main draw of the system is being able to play home console quality experiences anywhere, but if you only get like, 3 hours battery life out of it, people are gonna lose interest fast. So they need to make sure they have this bit right. IMO, I think 4 hours on max level settings, and 6 hours with power saving settings, would be a pretty acceptable range. Basically, it can't run out of battery as fast as the Wii U GamePad.

-Unfortunate coincidences that are out of Nintendo's control. Some things happen, like people just not having money for it when it comes or not seeing the ads or whatever, and it's not necessarily anyone's fault. The former is also why I won't buy it launch day, unless they have like a Rosalina game or something. :p

It's also worth noting that I think Switch will replace the 3DS within a year, and Switch will be the sole platform for Nintendo's core video games. So they don't really have a handheld to fall back on like they did with the Wii U (though it might be for the better).
 
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