As Nintendo prepares to launch its latest gaming console, the Switch, on Thursday, many of the people who have managed to get their hands on one aren’t busy playing the latest games or testing out the console’s unique format.
Instead, lots of people are just licking their video games.
To be more accurate, people are licking the game cartridges that come with the Switch in an exact reversal of what Nintendo intended to happen.
There's the Wii-U version if you have that system, which is apparently the superior version. Judging by several comparisons between the Switch version and the Wii-U: The Switch version was missing several graphic effects that the Wii-U had (Volumetric Fog, Lighting effects, etc). The only thing that can be said for the switch is the texture resolution was slightly better and not having the Volumetric Fog and Cloud effects made for sharper landscape images.
The launch of the Switch has so far been a botch only slightly worse than the launch of Sega's Dreamcast; At least the Dreamcast didn't require a day one patch to work.
With no exclusive IP that does anything innovative expected to be released in the next year (Metroid? Kid Icarus? Donkey Kong? Star Fox?) Nintendo is going to have to work a hell of a lot harder than they have been if they expect me to buy into the next console before its EOL year. Of course, I'm just one person who's not going to affect their bottom line by anything more than maybe a couple thousand. What do I matter?
Please note... I wasn't complaining about the price. I was just noting for Hog- who made the commentary about 4K being the price instead of the screen resolution that yes it could very well have been the price. The laptop as designed has roughly the same CPU Cores & threads, twice the GPU, and 1/4 of the storage of my desktop. Also note that my tower is running an i7-4790K O.C. to 4.8GHz, so although a little faster, it's several generations behind. I paid roughly $2,500 for the tower. I fully expected a laptop with the same power specs to easily be twice as much in price. To have a laptop system that's on current gen processing with twice as much GPU cost just less than 2x what I put into my tower, I'd definitely consider that a good deal. I just don't need a laptop with those specs right now.
Or maybe the CEO and other Executives of MBCST could figure out how to live on $16 Million per year instead of $20 Million per year to give the employees an extra $5-10 an hour without having to raise the product cost or sacrifice the ever precious Profit Margin. Hell, maybe sacrifice some of that profit margin if it's really wide and they won't have to take as much of a pay cut if at all.
Seriously... what the hell is so wrong with cutting some of the huge numbers at the top by 10 to 20% to increase the meager numbers at the bottom? Executives would rather pile drive their companies into the ground than take let one red cent fall out of their pockets. Some of these guys make more money during a sneeze than I make in a quarter, and they can't abide their workers getting more than 5.15/hr (Georgia minimum wage provided a position falls outside of the federal FLSA).
The Following devices are connected to my TV and have Amazon Prime Installed and able to show Prime Video on the TV:
I smell something funny here.