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@av_gamer: I'm not the biggest Switch defender of all time (I only said it was arguably an all-time great, I think there are strong arguments why it isn't) but I think the "it's an overpriced piece of plastic that couldn't measure up" argument is judging it unfairly. It's just old at this point. In 2017 when it released as a portable (it can't be judged straight up with home consoles) it had decent performance for the price point. Yeah you can look at it now and say that it stayed on the market way too long and didn't drop in price so it's a terrible value proposition for the hardware in 2024, and you'd be right, but it stayed around so long because it was massively popular and successful. By 2017 portable standards the Switch is fine.

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@markminik: The Switch is likely to be the highest selling console of all time, and made the bulk of those sales up against the PS4 not the PS5. You don't have to like it, but claiming that it's an entirely North American phenomenon when it is, in fact, the highest selling console of all time in Japan (and has done very well in Europe) is just counterfactual.

Everyone is free to personally hate the Switch and its lineup, but the numbers alone show that's not the prevailing opinion worldwide.

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Don't think I'd ever seen this game. The art is much blander than I would have expected.

#GuessTheGame #741

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https://GuessThe.Game/p/741

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@wollywoo: You can already have multiple versions of a game on an Xbox console. For example you can have the Xbox 360 version of lots of games like Bioshock through backwards compatibility and also the Xbox One remaster of the same game. I don't think this would really be an issue.

Xbox can already use mouse and keyboard so that's also not an issue. You just need to plug them in.

I don't think this is going to happen but there's no reason it couldn't outside of company relations and economics.

@shindig: Microsoft already makes laptops. There's nothing stopping them from making the PCs themselves. Highest market cap in the world, it's not like they can't afford to set up manufacturing lines (and they already have relationships with the relevant parties.)

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#6  Edited By bigsocrates

@judaspete: Amico is easy to love because it is perfect. It lives forever in our hearts and minds, unblemished by the vulgarities of existance.

@mach_go_go_go: A celebration like this deserves champagne! Thank you for joining me in toasting to Amico's great success!

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@brian_: I think it's pretty clearly not just you.

A) The overlap between console generations has gone on WAY longer than it ever has in the past. We're now, according to Sony, more than halfway through the PS5 lifecycle and big games like Unicorn Overlord continue getting released on PS4.

B) Other than Nintendo nobody is actually maintaining true console exclusives. Both Sony and Microsoft are putting stuff on PC.

These consoles have no identity either as new machines or to a specific brand. Consoles get their identity by having unique games. When your unique games can be counted on two hands you have no distinct identity (unless those are the only games you have.) And most of those unique games are timed exclusives anyway.

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@av_gamer: How dare you? We also got that new version of Shark! Shark! and Dynablaster and Astrosmash. My top 3 games of 2023!

ALSO CORNHOLE!

RESPECT THEIR CORNHOLE!

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@casse1berry: This is true for the AAA space, but indies continue to pop off. Balatro might already be a top 50 all time game for me. And Nintendo made a couple of serious bangers last year in TOTK and Mario Wonder, both of which were innovative in their own ways.

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Good news because we may now see a Digital Eclipse made documentary on the Intellivision, which would be fantastic, or at the least some retro releases or interesting rearmed titles. Recent Atari has done a good job of making its old games available and even doing some new semi-interesting things with them.

Hilarious because Tommy Tallarico talked a lot of crap about Atari and guaranteed he would defeat them in the "new retro console" wars that never happened.

BUT NOT TO WORRY! AMICO IS REBRANDING! AMICO WILL PERSEVERE! AMICO IS FOREVER!