Ready to Switch? Everything We Know About Nintendo’s New Console

January 12, 2017 – Nintendo officially announces their new console, the Nintendo Switch, with full release date, retail price, and a handful of games to expect alongside the system.

    The presentation was classically Nintendo: bizarre. Each presenter had some kind of gimmick –  such as the Lead “Squid Research” Scientist who told us about Splatoon 2 (coming this summer) – and nearly every presenter exited by saying they were going to “switch”, complete with a snap, over to the next person. What I found especially charming was how, despite the unenthused monotone of the English translators, the presenters all seemed genuinely excited to share this new toy with everyone.

    So, what do we officially know about the Switch? Well, honestly, not much more than we got from their teaser video back in October, but now we know, rather than suspect, that we can play Skyrim anywhere. Here’s a breakdown of some other facts:

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Nintendo Switch: Reactions and Thoughts from the Bakemeat Team

Nintendo’s recent news about their new console, the Switch, has been met with a large variety of positive and negative reactions. Nintendo recently showcased the key features and intended usage of its new console in a first look video released online earlier this month, and shared other information like developer/publisher support — to a somewhat mixed reaction from the gaming community. Some like it, some don’t, and some don’t know what to think. Nintendo also has chosen to withhold a lot of information, or at least they have left a lot of blanks for fans to fill about their new console. Here at Volcano Bakemeat, we’ve got our own reactions and thoughts about the Switch, and decided to share them with you in this article.

So please check out our thoughts below!

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The Gaming Future is Now? Why I’m Skeptical of VR:

The video game industry is young and growing fast. Every couple of years, it jumps forward by leaps and bounds to give us something more realistic-looking, bigger, more complex, engaging, etc. Every time a new console or accessory launches, the marketplace is sudden buzzing with talk of “the future of gaming”, with the idea that this product will become the new norm of gaming. I suspect Virtual Reality (VR) may be heading down the same path.

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