Podcast 488 - Brad at 11 (Nintendo Switch Details, Scalebound Cancellation, Big Sony Studio Closure, and More!)

Published by Nick Henderson on Jan. 22, 2017

og:image:, Nintendo Switch Hardware Details and Reactions
, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (New Trailer)
, Super Mario Odyssey Announcement
, Microsoft Cancels Scalebound
, Sony Closes Guerilla Cambridge
, Questions from our Patrons,

In our first official podcast of 2017, we kick things off with our reactions to the Nintendo Switch details that were unleashed upon the world last week! We talk everything from pricing, to accessories, to games like Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey! We also cover the bad news flowing out of Sony and Microsoft including the closure of Guerilla Cambridge and of course... the cancellation of Brad's most anticipated game (ever?)... Scalebound.

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This Week's Discussion Topics:

Nintendo Switch Hardware Details and Reactions
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (New Trailer)
Super Mario Odyssey Announcement
Microsoft Cancels Scalebound
Sony Closes Guerilla Cambridge
Questions from our Patrons
and more...

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Nolan's Top 10 Games of 2016
Ed's Top 10 Games of 2016
Kris's Top 10 Games of 2016
George's Top 10 Games of 2016
Brad's Top 10 Games of 2016
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    3 years, 8 months ago

    First off to anyone planning on buying the pro controller from nintendo. Hori is making a wired one with turbo functions for less than half the price.
    Secondly I think most of the problems with the joycons would be alleviated if and when replacement joycons get produced with dpads. I think its safe to assume lots of third party joycons will be out there.
    Lastly while I think HD rumble is a waste of battery, Nintendo filed a patent for a google cardboard/gearvr like vr headset with the switch tablet.


    As much as I think HD rumble is a waste of money, VR + HD rumble could make for some crazy realistic experiences, albeit very crude and low poly due to the switches lack of power.

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    1mrboy (Alex)
    3 years, 8 months ago

    I don't exactly know why, but the fact that Skyrim on the Switch is not the HD version really bugs me. For the third time in the 21st century, Nintendo hardware is one step behind the rest. Yes, some say its a handheld, but what company ever shipped a handheld with a tv stand and a controller to play on a tv, right out of the box. Some will choose to think of the switch as the best performing, best looking handheld on the market. Myself, having grown up with nintendo consoles filled with first and third party titles, just see it as another console that is far cry from Nintendo's past glory.

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    3 years, 8 months ago

    I am so hyped for Logan. X23 is one of my favorite characters but I never thought we would get to see a movie about her because she isn't as well know as some of the other characters in the X-Men Universe.

    As for Xbox. About 4 months ago I bought a new laptop and as part of a deal it came with a free XBox One S. I did try to Sell it over the Holiday but had no takers. I am now going to keep it for the 4k blu-ray player. I have been looking to buy one for a while but they they all cost so much more then the Xbox. Also I have never played Gears or Halo so now I can finally try them out.

  • Scaarecrow Avatar
    3 years, 8 months ago

    I'm anticipating the return of 4Player DnD. Something that'd be cool is to have props that help each person stay in character. I hear Brad wants to do some sort of spell casting class. Personally I feel he should be a bard and use his ocarina to play a song each time he casts a spell. I want Brad to become addicted to ocarinas in general so at the end of the year he can make a top 10 favorite ocarinas video.

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    3 years, 8 months ago

    R.I.P. Scalebound. Well... what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Hopefully Kamiya and his team can get back on their feet ASAP, maybe Sony can give them the time and money they deserve.

    Some pretty nice games announced for The Switch, can't wait to see what else is in store. (Metroid Prime: Federation Force 2!? =O)

    Thank you for another excellent podcast, I love you all. (4PP crew and community.)

    P.S. - All of my hype for the return of 4PP DND \o/