The Nintendo Switch is due to be released on March 3rd. But it appears that some people have already got their hands on Nintendo’s new console. With reports coming in, including photos and videos of the device being unboxed and turned on. One thing of note is that Nintendo appears to have put together a User Interface, fairly reminiscent of Android. However it looks much more usable than their previous efforts.
Nintendo’s interfaces for the Wii, Wii U and it’s other consoles have always been lacking. Never having the polish of their counterparts. Both Playstation and XBox have offered much better UI and UX on their consoles.
Following this, we think this is yet another hype piece to get Nintendo some free press before the launch of the console. It’s a standard tactic used to get any kind of news in front of potential customers and what’s better than some manufactured shenanigans?
Another piece of news that’s come to light is that purchases made in the e-Shop will be attached to accounts rather than devices. This comes as a sigh of relief for Nintendo fans, as the company hasn’t always been the most consumer friendly in this regard. Now that Nintendo are following suit and allowing users to own games regardless of device, it makes the process of owning digital games a lot easier.
Pokemon GO Update
In more Nintendo news, Niantic appears to gotten their shit together. Finally they’re now releasing 80 new Pokemon for it’s playerbase. After half a year of dodgy servers and an unprecedented influx of users across the world, it’s now releasing the next updates that’ll make the game a lot more enjoyable for it’s users.
I’m Just Playin’ News
Joseph’s back and he’s taking names! After a false letter was sent into the team in the previous episode, he’s come to clear his name. However the letter in Episode 023 appeared to be strangely prophetic.
We’re doing some changes to the podcast’s format following some great feedback that we’ve been getting from our listeners. All of us here are commuters and podcasts are our favourite pastime, as are some of our listeners. So to make it all a lot easy for the commute, we’re cutting our 3-hour long episodes in half. Everything’s a lot more structured and on top of that, we’re releasing two episodes a week!