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Cordova, TN; October 21, in the year of our Lord 2016--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is transparently sharing our reactions and opinions of the announcement of the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo had code named this home console/portable hybrid Nintendo NX. From now on we can all refer to it as Nintendo Switch. There was a press release which can be read here. There is also a video on that page. Our immediate and initial reactions are very positive of the Nintendo Switch. We believe it has the potential to be an amazing video game machine as long as the price is not too far out there. We are also concerned about the battery life of this system. Especially with such a bright screen and two controllers that separate from the system. All of that needs power to operate. Neither of those have been addressed by Nintendo at this time. The battery life on the Wii U Gamepad is absolutely horrible. It spends more time connected to a charger than free.

The ability to dock the system at home and play it on a home television is pretty cool. The video shows us the new Zelda game (The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild) at home. The man in the video takes the controller apart and adds it to the system docked. He then undocks it and takes it with him. Cartridges are easily inserted and local multiplayer is available with someone else with the same system. A flimsy looking stand pops out so it can be played on an airplane. The controllers can be removed and played that way as well. A pro controller can also be used with the Nintendo Switch. At home for the very least. It is unclear if it can be used when the system is being played in portable mode.

We also see some other interesting games. A Mario Kart game caught our eyes. Two players can play local multiplayer on one Nintendo Switch. Which is really cool. We are then shown two Nintendo Switch systems and four players using them to play one another in a basketball video game which looks pretty good. I am happy to see EA and Nintendo get back together. Maybe the both of them can clean up the corruption in the PR firms they use going forward by working together. Next up is a new 3D Mario game. He is shown in what looks like a Wild West town with clay ground. Then in a normal castle setting. Then we get two teams of four playing Splatoon. They are obviously coming up with strategies to compete against the other teams. March 2017 is when this system is coming.

I am looking forward to this system. It has plenty of promise and potential. It will be very interesting to see how Nintendo Switch measures up against the VR experiences more gamers are currently experiencing. Nintendo Switch has the potential to bring us together and play together locally as long as there is local download play. If Nintendo requires multi-card play then that could kill the local multiplayer. The battery life is a major concern for us here at Family Friendly Gaming. The final concern we have is the price. If Nintendo Switch is under three hundred dollars I believe it could be a great success.

God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming


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