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Comment Re:Different Target Market (Score 1) 259

I'm concerned about those tiny-ass half-controllers though. Not sure how that'll play out with adult sized hands.

We survived the original NES controllers, we'll survive the NES Classic controllers, so I guess we'll survive these too.

Either way, I think it's a really neat idea to make it so you can share "one" controller as two smaller, simpler controllers for some games.

Comment Re:Plastic vs metal on those controller rails? (Score 1) 259

I thinking mostly about the battery life, and if you can eventually replace them when they die.

I can fire up an original NES and plug it into a modern TV, and it will play perfectly just like when it was new, with no diminished performance. Can't do that with Switch if the batteries are dead and non-replaceable. Everything these days has nonreplaceable batteries, I guess we're just meant to throw devices away when the batteries die.

Comment Re:If I was Nintendo.... (Score 1) 259

The Gamecube certainly wasn't underpowered, it was on par with the Xbox for on-screen performance and superior in power to the PS2 (which was also notoriously difficult to program for).

N64 was more powerful than PS1, SNES was more powerful than Genesis. NES vs Master System is debatable.

It wasn't until the Wii that Big N said "you know what, we're getting off this graphics race and doing something weird and inexpensive instead!"

Comment Re:Who would buy a smart TV? (Score 1) 58

A cheap second-hand monitor of a decent size with HDMI input, plus your choice of streaming device, is a much better solution than a so-called smart TV, for most people. The built-in smart TV apps suck ass anyway, compared to Chromecast or AppleTV or Roku.

I just set up a 23" monitor with an old 1st-gen Chromecast for my workbench to catch up on various Youtube etc. shows. Cost me less than $75.

Comment type of wireless keyboard? (Score 1) 56

TV remote controls used to be ultrasonic, and worked by striking small aluminum rods of slightly different length, to produce different (inaudible) tones.

While those remote controls only had a few basic functions, I see no reason why this couldn't be replicated for a 104/105-key keyboard.

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