There’s a lot going around the internet about people finding a reference to new Switch hardware in the latest operating system update. Is there going to be a new version of the Switch? Yeah, probably, why not? If they did, it certainly wouldn’t be the first Nintendo platform to get a system revision. How many versions of the Gameboy were there?
The concept of iPad gaming has always appealed to me. There’s this really powerful, really portable machine, that is more than capable of running some spectacular games. The trouble is that there are no spectacular games for the iPad. There are lots of very clever casual games, but nothing so deep that Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft should start worrying. iPad gaming has two problems. Price and control. Currently the top selling game on the UK iTunes store is a game called The Escapists. It costs £3.99. I haven’t played the game, but I think I’m safe to assume that you control it by touching the screen with your finger. Most likely one finger. Right now you’re probably wondering why I’m talking so much about the iPad. The reason for that is I’m writing a review of it’s newest competitor, the Nintendo Switch.
I know I’m reviewing a game system that has been available for well over a year. Everything that there is to say has been said. So why review an old piece of tech? Simply because it’s by far the most exciting, interesting, and joy inducing piece of tech to end up in my grubby mitts in 2016. Also, you’d be right to point out that I’ve said some less than pleasant things about Nintendo over the years. Now is time to make amends.