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As cool as it looks, it will crap battery life while costing an arm and a leg. You'll be able to buy a PS5 and Xbox Series X and probably two games for the price of that thing.



Cerebralbore101 said:
Leynos said:
There are already a few things like this out there and even before Switch existed. Look up the Morphus X300 tablet. This won't affect Switch in any way. Every approach to take on Nintendo in the handheld space has been the same. A more powerful version of what Nintendo does. It has never worked yet companies still try the tried and true failed approach. Honestly, this seems like another CES gadget that will be a footnote much like the UMPCs of 2007 from OQO and Sony.

Nintendo filed the patent for the Switch on June 12th 2015. The Morphus X300 wasn't shown off until October 12th 2015, and has no patent. The people that made the Morphus likely saw Nintendo's patent and hastily threw together a ripoff prototype in time for an October trade show. You'd be surprised by how quickly chinese tech firms can make a prototype based soley on blueprints.

In 2013 Razer had the Razer Edge Pro tablet, but that thing didn't have controllers that slid off, and came together to form another controller. It did have a dock, but I don't think the dock could power it. The dock looks like it just gave you HDMI output to a TV, without powering it. Also, the tablet, dock, and controller were all sold separately at insane prices. I think the whole kit would have cost you $1700 in 2013.

Finally, the idea of putting real game controllers on the side of a tablet have been a thing since before tablets were even around. Just look at the GBA. It's literally a screen with buttons and a D-pad bolted on.

Sega Nomad 1995. Portable console. Plugs into the TV. Extra port for 2 player. Turbo Express 1990. Doesn't hook up to the TV but does play TG16 Hucard games.



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Leynos said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Nintendo filed the patent for the Switch on June 12th 2015. The Morphus X300 wasn't shown off until October 12th 2015, and has no patent. The people that made the Morphus likely saw Nintendo's patent and hastily threw together a ripoff prototype in time for an October trade show. You'd be surprised by how quickly chinese tech firms can make a prototype based soley on blueprints.

In 2013 Razer had the Razer Edge Pro tablet, but that thing didn't have controllers that slid off, and came together to form another controller. It did have a dock, but I don't think the dock could power it. The dock looks like it just gave you HDMI output to a TV, without powering it. Also, the tablet, dock, and controller were all sold separately at insane prices. I think the whole kit would have cost you $1700 in 2013.

Finally, the idea of putting real game controllers on the side of a tablet have been a thing since before tablets were even around. Just look at the GBA. It's literally a screen with buttons and a D-pad bolted on.

Sega Nomad 1995. Portable console. Plugs into the TV. Extra port for 2 player. Turbo Express 1990. Doesn't hook up to the TV but does play TG16 Hucard games.

Oh man, that gave me a good chuckle. I knew the Nomad existed, but never would have expected this response. Nomad was outdated tech by the time it launched in October 95, because Playstation and Saturn were just a couple of months away. Nomad can never in a million years play anything resembling a PS1 or Saturn polygonal game. Meanwhile Switch has ports of tons of XB1 and PS4 AAA titles. If Nomad had launched in 91 you would have had a point.


P.S. I actually got to hold a Turbo Express once. It was a sick handheld, and I wanted it. But they go for $300 in this day and age.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
Leynos said:

Sega Nomad 1995. Portable console. Plugs into the TV. Extra port for 2 player. Turbo Express 1990. Doesn't hook up to the TV but does play TG16 Hucard games.

Oh man, that gave me a good chuckle. I knew the Nomad existed, but never would have expected this response. Nomad was outdated tech by the time it launched in October 95, because Playstation and Saturn were just a couple of months away. Nomad can never in a million years play anything resembling a PS1 or Saturn polygonal game. Meanwhile Switch has ports of tons of XB1 and PS4 AAA titles. If Nomad had launched in 91 you would have had a point.


P.S. I actually got to hold a Turbo Express once. It was a sick handheld, and I wanted it. But they go for $300 in this day and age.

Never said it could. Just stating the idea has been around for decades is all. Not arguing anything. Just there are some that pretend the Switch is an original idea. Same people who think N64 is the first console to use an analog stick. Same people who don't know Wii ripped off the idea of the Xavix Port. Sure it did it better but it wasn't original. I'm sure many think Eyetoy is the first console with a camera even tho SEGA Dreameye predates it (yes Game Boy Camera before that) or SEGA activator predates Kinect. Not that the Activator was any good lol.



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Leynos said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Oh man, that gave me a good chuckle. I knew the Nomad existed, but never would have expected this response. Nomad was outdated tech by the time it launched in October 95, because Playstation and Saturn were just a couple of months away. Nomad can never in a million years play anything resembling a PS1 or Saturn polygonal game. Meanwhile Switch has ports of tons of XB1 and PS4 AAA titles. If Nomad had launched in 91 you would have had a point.


P.S. I actually got to hold a Turbo Express once. It was a sick handheld, and I wanted it. But they go for $300 in this day and age.

Never said it could. Just stating the idea has been around for decades is all. Not arguing anything. Just there are some that pretend the Switch is an original idea. Same people who think N64 is the first console to use an analog stick. Same people who don't know Wii ripped off the idea of the Xavix Port. Sure it did it better but it wasn't original. I'm sure many think Eyetoy is the first console with a camera even tho SEGA Dreameye predates it (yes Game Boy Camera before that) or SEGA activator predates Kinect. Not that the Activator was any good lol.

The idea of a flying machine was around for decades before the Wright Brothers. The thing though is that there's a huge difference between execution of an idea, and just thinking of it. The Wright Bros' Airplane was the first successful flying machine. Everything before it failed or had a huge design flaw. I mean, even Da Vinci had gliders and stuff that he drew out. But none of his inventions actually achieved powered flight. At best they glided.

In the same sense, sure the idea was there for a long time. Nomad, Turbo Express, Razer Edge Pro, and even Wii U attempted to do what Switch does. But they all failed at it in some way. Nomad couldn't run current gen games like Switch can. Turbo Express couldn't connect to a TV. Razer Edge Pro priced itself out of the market, didn't come with a dock or controller included, and lacked the Joy-Con idea. Wii U failed to be truly portable.


As far as I know Nintendo 64 was the first console to use a sensitive analog thumbstick for the purpose of controlling 3D games.



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