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posted ago by timdemic ago by timdemic +11 / -0
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TrumpWonByALandslide 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's a Nintendo thing. Remember how long it took them to develop a decent online infrastructure? And let's not even talk about their voice chat system...

Gamerarch 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is why I always roll my eyes when they get unlimited pats of the back from fanboys about this sort of thing. Implementing features other consoles have had for multiple generations should not be an achievement, rather an expected element of your new device.

TrumpWonByALandslide 2 points ago +3 / -1

Yeah, Nintendo is always behind in terms of certain technology. They deserve some credit for designing the Switch, though, since it was really the first major console to produce almost home-console quality on the go. Everybody is copying it now.

I would consider myself somewhat of a Nintendo fanboy, but strictly in terms of console innovation (e.g. DS, Wii, NS) and fun games.

Gamerarch 2 points ago +2 / -0

Innovation can be praised, I've got no issues with that, and Nintendo certainly have pushed things forward in some areas or taken risks with technology (dual screens, motion controls, etc) which paid off. However, there's no excuse for being so ass backwards in areas such as online infrastructure (purchases not carrying over, wallets not merging automatically, no dedicated servers) compared to the competition. We're to the point of them being white knighted when behind and celebrated when finally catching up with standards established 5+ years ago by such a mind boggling portion of the gaming public that it stupefies me.

TrumpWonByALandslide 0 points ago +1 / -1

Completely agree.

Omicron 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah the real soy Nintendo fanboys are just terrible. But there are a fair amount of more rational Nintendo fans too. And by rational Nintendo fans, I mean those who will admit that Nintendo can be a great company but can make a lot of really boneheaded moves too. In fact, I'd say that Nintendo seems to make some of its best moves when they're in a position of weakness. But when they're on top, they make some inexplicably dumb decisions. Still, despite the imperfections, I do like the company.

Bearing51 3 points ago +3 / -0

I always wondered why the hell this wasn't enabled. I imagined it was something due to their controllers being BT-connected, but the PlayStation console, which I believe does use BT for their controllers, never had this issue.

Just more Nintendo shenanigans.

raven0ak 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'd say its due Kyoto of Japan, where Nintendo HQ is; what tech isnt big in there (if not developed by Nintendo) is seemingly no concern for executives of Nintendo