I usually do not talk politics on social media or my blog, not because I’m afraid to step on toes, but simply because there’s a time and a place for everything, and for politics those times and places are rare. But in light of the dramatic 2016 election results and the general mood of the country, this is one of those times.
I said so before election day; you will get sick of the winner’s personality very quickly. What matters is the policies they stand for. Like it or not, Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States. In a lot of ways I see him as the GOP version of Barack Obama, in that he’s vastly popular on one side and vastly unpopular on the other. I guess America just likes giving outsiders a chance, since our last three presidents have positioned themselves as the wild cards.
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So, it has just been announced that Nintendo’s new console is confirmed, and it will be called the Switch. They say it will not be the company’s new flagship system, ie. replacing the Wii U, but come on; it’s going to. They’re putting the newest addition to the Legend of Zelda series on both units, just like they did with Twilight Princess on the GameCube and the Wii, and look which one ended up taking over.
But what is the Switch? Well it’s a home console unit (meaning it hooks up to the TV) which can also be switched into a handheld tablet-like unit. Bad idea. Here’s why; the price tag on this thing is going to be drastically higher than on a 3DS, which they also claim they aren’t replacing but which they will. So we’re supposed to carry around a gaming console which costs a gazillion dollars, and what? If it falls or gets stolen, just buy a new one?
It’s no secret that Nintendo is failing. This is another weird console, which is Nintendo’s way of grabbing attention when sales slow down. They should be doubling down on gameplay, but as long as they waste time and money on things like this they’re not going to get back to the top like they used to be when a console was just that; a console, a controller, and a great game.
What do you think? Do you play games, and what do you think of the Switch? Tell me what you think.