Wednesday, July 27, 2016

So, How's 'Bout That NX?

We still don't know a lot about Nintendo's mysterious NX... but the latest rumors from Eurogamer suggest that it'll take a page from modern tablets (and those 1980s robots that combine to form even larger robots) by adapting for every situation. The system comes with two controllers, which either clip onto either side to make it an ordinary handheld game system, or can be detached for (slightly awkward) two player action. Finally, the system can slot into a docking station, making it compatible with television sets and possibly increasing its performance. The NX is supposed to use a more advanced version of the Tegra processor found in Nvidia's set top box, the Shield. However, even with that extra horsepower and even with the docking station, Nintendo's machine isn't expected to be much more powerful than the Wii U. Color me underwhelmed.
An early protoype model of the NX.
(image from Big Bad Toy Store)
Also, there's a new Layton game in the wings for the 3DS and smartphones starring Hershel's daughter. I don't really have much to say about this, but the title, Lady Layton, has stuck this earworm into my brain for the rest of the day.

(There's a Duran Duran version of this song, because someone thought that would be a good idea. Someone needs to think a little harder.)


  1. I always liked Ministry's version of Lay, Lady, Lay myself. :)

    1. I just listened to part of that on YouTube. That sure was, uh, something!

  2. Hmmmm, I think you're a bit off in your assumptions about the NX's power/abilities. Or at least that seems to be the case based on what I've read in recent weeks and months. This assumes those rumors are true, of course.

    Anyway, I've got to say I'm really interested in the NX even if it's *only* on par with the Wii U, power-wise. Again, assuming the current rumors about it being a hybrid portable system and all that are true. I especially like the idea of it having detachable controller parts (that have beyond-Wiimote-like capabilities?!?) and a large 780p screen. How about you?