Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Oct 2016 14:36 UTC
Games

Nintendo just unveiled its new gaming console - it's called the Nintendo Switch, and it allows you to play both on your TV and while on the go, with the same console and controllers. The introduction video shows very well what the console can do, and I have to admit - it looks pretty awesome.

As both a console and a portable device, the Nintendo Switch will use cartridges known as Game Cards. The portability is one of the system's most important features; Nintendo's trailer showed people using the Switch in handheld mode on a plane, in a car and on a city rooftop. Nintendo said that people can bring multiple Switch units into the same place for "local multiplayer face-to-face competition."

No information on pricing yet, but it should be available March 2017. It's powered by Nvidia hardware, but that's about all we know about its capabilities. I'm quite curious to see if the device takes a performance hit once you undock it and use it on the go.

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RE[4]: Docking station
by jgfenix on Fri 21st Oct 2016 12:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Docking station"
jgfenix
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We donĀ“t know yet if that is even a 3D graphics API. After all Nvidia supports Vulkan.

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RE[5]: Docking station
by viton on Sat 22nd Oct 2016 21:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Docking station"
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2005-08-09

The goal of console API is not to find a common denominator, but to expose specific hardware in most efficient form.

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