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Fan-Art: Switch 'dog controller' meme gets turned into real-life plush


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The speed at which people work is incredible. This plush looks top-notch! I would love to know what Nintendo thinks about this!

Categories: Fan-Art, Media, Consoles
Tags: switch

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Is it sad that I kinda want one of these?

Switch dog meme? Did I miss out on something?

psipancakes
Mon Oct 24 16 03:42pm
Rating: 1

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.

  • I don't get it, I guess.
  • 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).

    hamr
    Mon Oct 24 16 06:10pm
    Rating: 1

    Every time I see the controller, I am like

    "...Balrog?"

    The controller or the dock? Doesn't the dock look more like a toaster (Balrog).

    hamr
    Mon Oct 24 16 11:41pm
    Rating: 1

    "Doesn't the dock look more like a toaster (Balrog)."

    Not really.

    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.

    hamr
    Tue Oct 25 16 12:57am
    Rating: 1

    "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).

    hamr
    Tue Oct 25 16 02:23am
    Rating: 1

    "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

    hamr
    Tue Oct 25 16 03:30pm
    Rating: 1

    "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.

    Perhaps, but it's the answer that makes most sense

    "Switches get stitches!"

    Wow IGN really did it now, but watch this become the no.1 toy this Christmas holiday!

    I can't wait to get my own Switchdog!

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