The speed at which people work is incredible. This plush looks top-notch! I would love to know what Nintendo thinks about this!
Switch dog meme? Did I miss out on something?
A bunch of people thought that the controller resembled a dog's head, with the grips being the ears.
Yeah, as soon as the Joy-Con controller grip was unveiled in the reveal video, someone on Reddit said that they couldn't un-see the handles as puppy dog ears, and well, an instant meme was born.
Personally, I think that plush is adorable!
haha I saw Tim O'Leary retweet it when it was still in its first 100th RT and now's it's exploded to thousands! It's adorable, and it hope it becomes a thing like that Luigi Stare meme, and referenced later on in actual 'tendo games.
Nintendo should totally adopt this thing as a mascot haha. It's incredibly cute and silly.
yes I agree that would be awesome to see. If they made nintendogs switch they could make it a secret unlockable special breed. haha
I was just talking to a friend about the very same idea. Even if it sits in the realm of "Unofficial Mascot" like Crash and Spyro for the Playstation, they should really jump on the opportunity.
The only reason why I think they wont is because Nintendo is a little too bureaucratic to adopt community ideas, whether for legal reasons or to avoid setting a precedent (if they acknowledge one person's thing, everyone is gonna come in droves with their ideas).
Every time I see the controller, I am like
The controller or the dock? Doesn't the dock look more like a toaster (Balrog).
"Doesn't the dock look more like a toaster (Balrog)."
also balrog is a bar of soap.
Now that I think about it the half from the right might have a different feel than half of the left when using them individually. The Stick is pushed to the middle of the piece.
Also just to comment, does that feature don't reminds you of the 8-player mode in Mario party 7 where it was expected to share the GC controller? I wonder if they got the idea from there.
"Now that I think about it the half from the right might have a different feel than half of the left when using them individually."
Well, yeah, they went back to the more asymmetrical stick positioning of the Gamecube controller.
The weirder thing for me is the lack of d-pad/return of the N64 C-buttons.
Yeah, but that's just for the joy con. Maybe it was durability, maybe it was expense. Or maybe is for lefties?
Either way. I think, like others have mentioned it's the easiest thing that could get customizable iterations. It seems they can work for the indie and digital games. Though I fear they might not be reliable for intensive play like Smash, or an arcade fighter (if it does get one).
"Yeah, but that's just for the joy con."
'Just'? The JoyCon is the default set-up that comes in the box with the system, is it not?
"Either way. I think, like others have mentioned it's the easiest thing that could get customizable iterations"
Nintendo and the other members of the Big Three have historically left customizable iterations of their to third-parties due to the relatively weak market for non-standard controllers. Why would they make that a focal point of their design now?
It's definitely done that way to make the two halves of the Joy-Cons as similar as possible. If the person with Joy-Con L had to use the D-Pad in lieu of face buttons, it'd feel even more awkward than those Joy-Cons already are
"If the person with Joy-Con L had to use the D-Pad in lieu of face buttons, it'd feel even more awkward than those Joy-Cons already are"
Given that one JoyCon-per-person multiplayer is not a feature I expect many games to take advantage of, that seems like a remarkably misplaced set of priorities.