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Entries in Nintendo Switch (2)

Nintendo Switch Review

The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's latest home/portable gaming console released on March 3, 2017. It's powered by NVIDIA's Custom Tegra processor(the same that powers NVIDIA's Shield), has a 6.2-inch 1280x720 LCD Multi-touch capacitive touch screen, 802.11 ac wireless card, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm audio jack, 32GB of internal storage and weighs about .66lbs. This is not your typical video game console that just resides underneath your television(as was the case with its predecessor the Wii U), this is a truly portable console that you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch for long gaming sessions or you can take it with you and continue your game session wherever you left off. The switch from home to on the go, is absolutely seamless..

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Nintendo Switch Presentation

In less then one hour, Nintendo's Switch Presentation begins..

I'm cautiously optimistic. Nintendo is hard to predict, they tend to go their own way and do their own thing. I respect them for that, wanting to come up with something unique and different from other console manufacturers. At the same time, I do hope for a couple of things this time around.  On top of the obvious hardware specifications we'd like to see, here are 4 things I most want from the new console.

1: Achievements/Trophies/Gamerscore - I know some people could care less about this but It's fun competing with a friends trophy list and unlocking 100% for a game you thoroughly enjoyed. Sometimes you find things in that game's world that you may have missed otherwise, defeat a boss a certain way, carry a Garden Gnome through an entire game..  There are a number of examples but I would like to finally see this on a Nintendo console and it would add replay value to Virtual Console games(Super Mario RPG!). 

2: No More friend codes - It's time for these things to go. If you'd played anything on the Wii, 3DS or Wii U, you know how annoying it is. Let's hope that we have a proper gamertag/screen name whatever they want to call it.  

3: Online Chat - Whenever we would play Mario Kart 8 online with friends, since we couldn't chat during the race, when we would finish and return to the lobby, everybody would be yelling at once! Not being able to chat during races or create a private chat with friends? That's another thing that needs to change.

4: Games - The Wii and Wii U had some very good games, some were great. But there is so much untapped potential at Nintendo, not just new IP's but what about an open world Donkey Kong like DK64? or a large scale RPG with various Nintendo characters? We haven't seen a proper Metriod or F-Zero in some time now. Third party support is a must this time as well. I do hope we see more than just side-scrolling platformers(as great as some of them are).

But I guess we will just wait and see what the Nintendo Switch Presentation has to offer. Let's hope for the best!