February 28, 2017

Episode 49: Will 3DS Fans Make the SWITCH?

This week we discuss the upcoming Nintendo Switch and how it will affect the handheld market.

Here's some links for stuff we talk about:

DuncanR2N's PSN Profile
Mario14th's PSN Profile

Trailer List:

Horizon Zero Dawn - E3 2015 Trailer | PS4
Killzone®3 - Justice Trailer
Assassin's Creed 3 - Official Connor Story Trailer
E32008 - Ubisoft Prince of Persia Trailer
Assassin's Creed Revelations E3 Trailer
Prey 2 - E3 2011 Cinematic Trailer
Ratchet & Clank®Future: A Crack in Time (Comic Con)
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - Air Strike
Red Dead Redemption Debut Trailer
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer

Honorable Mentions:

Halo 3: ODST - We Are ODST Trailer
E3 Cinematic Trailer HD | Assassin's Creed 3

Check out this episode!


  1. "Bet your britches" - I had a gambling problem and lost all my britches many years ago.

    "What do you think will happen with the Switch & the 3DS" - I started typing out a big thing about cross-platform titles, but it went too far down the rabbit whole, so to answer the question at the end of the segment I'll say that
    I think they will run parallel. I can't see Nintendo being willing to give any slack on the handheld market. They own it, and I can't see them risking not owning it by backing off.

    Regarding TLOU - I'm not going to dispute that I may be broken, but maybe for different reasons. :) Heh, I like that Jake sounds like he's starting to get angry. "THEN GO PLAY PAC-MAN!" Yeah, I do play Pac-Man. :D I could go on an on about this and branching topics, given the opportunity.

    Regarding Mario Galaxy's Double-jump - Spoke specifically to that stupid double-jump waggle in my review of the game. I didn't give that game a shinning review either (may be related to my broken-ness).


    Maybe I should list some of the games I love you so that you know I don't dislike everything. ;)

    Favourite Game Trailers - I can't think of any off the top of my head. I can think of cool ways people have said the name of a game in the trailer. There was one for Psychonauts where the guy at the end sounded hyped himself when he says the name. Linda Hunt has a great voice, and it's weighty when she says "God of War" in the trailers.
    This is also bringing back memories of old video game commercials. I remember the live action Burger Time commercial for the Intellivision game.

  2. I can't say what I think will happen regarding the 3DS and Switch, but I can tell you what I think should happen. The Switch should replace the 3DS otherwise what's the point of making a hybrid if that's not the plan? Also, if third-parties don't get on board, we'll likely have another Wii U debacle. Third-parties need to treat the Switch like a handheld that can be docked and played on a larger screen by bringing lower tech original games to the platform. If they treat it like a system to just port their multiplatform titles to, they'll leave it in droves like they did with the Wii U. The Switch simply isn't powerful enough for that strategy.