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Podcast 476 - The Old Switcheroo Show (Nintendo Switch, Red Dead Redemption 2, and More!)


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It's been quite a week for news in the world of gaming! Nintendo finally pulled back the curtain on their new console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch! What is born from this news is a lengthy but valuable discussion for anyone who is giving serious thought to purchasing a this new hardware. Of course, we can't forget that we also received a shiny (brief) new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer to wet our appetites...

Podcast 476 - [download]

This Week's Discussion Topics:

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announcement Trailer
The Announcement of the Nintendo Switch
The World of Final Fantasy

and more...

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  • echeesekid 3 years, 3 months ago

    When I first bought my wii u (September 2014) I decided to go all in and purchase every game I wanted digitally. (256Gb flash drive) The load times and convenience are wonderful. If the Switch allows me to simply have my entire library on it, its a no brainer for me and ill be purchasing it day 1. However if my gamble doesn't pay off and there is no digital backwards compatibility, there's no way I can justify buying the switch as well as all those digital games. (which are still $60 pop btw)
    I knew it was a gamble deciding to do this a few years ago but I have a feeling ill be enjoying xenoblade x on the switch next march.

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  • Slaardacity 3 years, 3 months ago

    On the subject of hinges with the DS family, every single one ive had got loose hingles after about a week or two.
    And i try to be very careful with my handhelds.

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  • Moo 3 years, 3 months ago

    Brad, I really wish you had played Vice City with a mouse and keyboard. The controls are a lot better and you have free aim instead of that awful lock-on system. The camera is also better.

    Also, checkpoints weren't in the GTA games until 5.

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  • MikeyJB 3 years, 3 months ago

    RED DEAD REVENGEANCE. Hopefully one of the characters has a sword. Has anyone else seen Sukiyaki Western Django?

    I think Rockstar is a big enough publisher that RDR2 could have been called anything and everyone would have know it was a sequal to RDR. It didnt need to have name recognition.
    Example - Bloodboune didnt need name recognition for everyone to know it was a souls game.

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  • 4thHorseman 3 years, 3 months ago

    I'm optimistically cautious about the Switch. It's doing something I've wanted Nintendo to do in a while (unite their software from handheld and home consoles - unless they surprise us with a "new" handheld), so they have me there.

    I never plan on playing this on my TV. I don't care if the third party support is there or not, because there is no chance it's going to replace my home console especially if it's weaker. I don't have the room, and only one console will be sitting under my main TV, and it's the PS4. So regardless of Nintendo trumpeting this as a home system, it will strictly be my next Nintendo handheld.

    But as much as I love their first party (not the same amount of love others have for it though), and respect their attempts at innovation, they need to show they can support this system well and show they have improved their online capabilities. I don't want to re-buy the same damn games over and over again on their virtual console. That is my biggest concern regarding their online backend.

    So yes, while they have piqued by interest, I need to see more about this system before I'm completely sold. But it's definitely a step in the direction I wanted them to go.

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  • Kentonftw 3 years, 3 months ago

    I find it odd that you guys found the possible size of memory for the Switch worrying. The games for the Switch won't be bluray size/PC size downloads like most games I.e 20-50 gigs. Even if it is 32/64 gigs. That should be plenty for a system that uses cartridges. For the DS as an example, the games aren't that big, and yes the switch will have better graphics but I doubt the games are gonna be massive where size will be an issue.

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  • GonzoLewd 3 years, 3 months ago

    I'm surprised you guys haven't mentioned that the battery life has been rumored to be only three hours for the portable tablet. That's really not enticing for me, hell the dualshock 4 is only 4-5 hours roughly.

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