Nintendo Switch Lite: Do I Want This?

I know that Nintendo plays by their own rules and say that they do not try to compete with the other big systems like : Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox. However, you can not deny the fact that they do compete with selling their products.

Nintendo just recently announced that they are going to release a smaller version of the Nintendo Switch. As, an avid Nintendo Switch player I thought this might be cool. However, the more and more information that keeps flowing out of the Nintendo camp makes me think…Nah, I don’t think I need that.

Now, I know I hoped on the band wagon late in the game for the Nintendo Switch life cycle. I have not had the Switch for more then a year. I delayed buying it because I still love my Nintendo 3DS on the go And, when at home I would get down on me some PS4. Then, one day I was looking at the Switch and thought ” Hey why not…oooh yeah and buy the new Zelda game too while you are at it.” Best idea in my life.

Ok back to the the Switch lite …The reason for me to feel this way is because I do not see the Pimp factor in why I need it if I have already shelled out 300 plus bones for the original version of the Switch. Don’t get me wrong I am not bashing on the idea of having a smaller Switch. And I also see why Nintendo is doing this so they can sell more units. I could be wrong but I feel that they could have just lowered the price of the Original Switch and could have grabbed the people that did not already have one, And then pushed a “Mini” or Pro Switch.

Side note :Now this is all subject to change with me especially if they add features like: leaving your big Switch at home docked but pick up where you left off on the Lite and take it with you, and then be able to continue on the original when you get back home.

Let’s look at the Pros and Cons of the Switch Lite

PROS:

It has a $199.99 USD price point. This is $100.00 cheaper then the original, and if your a parent of a kid that just won’t leave you alone about getting a Switch well here you go without breaking the bank.

It will have gyro so it will work with the motion games like Zelda Breath of The Wild.

They removed the buttons on the left side controller and added a very much wanted D pad.

The Joy Cons do not detach, However this can also be a Con. The pro part about it is it’s less to lose.

The Switch Lite still has Bluetooth connection so the pro pad can still be used.

I also heard that if you wanted to play titles like Mario Cart with your friends, you still can link yours to their Switch and play on your own screen kinda like the 3DS.

Let it also be noted that in November Nintendo is releasing a special edition Pokémon Sword and Shield edition so this could really drive sales up.

That’s about t for the Pros until I hear more.

CONS:

The JoyCons do not detach causing some games not to be able to play if you need to use a single one. Like Super Mario Party.

Some games will not be able to play on the Switch Lite, especially the ones that use hand held mode like 1,2 Switch

It does not come with a dock and is not dockable to a TV.

No kick stand to prop it up if you are using a Pro Controller or any other controller for that matter.

It is not much smaller or lighter then the original Switch.

Size and weight: 8.2 x 3.6 which makes it only 1.2 x 0.4 inches smaller then the original. And only 0.21 pounds lighter.

Since the Joy Cons do not detach, this makes the unit single player and if no one else has a Switch you can’t play together on games like Mario Cart or Mario Tennis.

The JoyCons also do not come with rumble. This could be a con for some of you.

Like I said above this could be all subject to change for me but as of now I don’t see any reason why Anyone would get the Switch Lite if they already have the original Switch.

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A Middle aged Nerds Gaming History.

Call me crazy but I know that there are others out there that get a high and find bliss when playing an older game that you had as a kid or a teen.

Over the last weekend my brother Harry and I talked about how we grew up in the most perfect time in gaming history. We have seen the industry rise and fall and almost got wiped out, but by the grace of God and a lot of die hard game fans it came back with a vengeance.

When I started gaming I was 7. Yes, that was in 1978 at my grand mother’s house in Upstate New York. She had went to a Garage sale looking board games that our family could play when we come over from Michigan to visit. She found a game that she could hook up to the TV and that two people could play head to head. This game system was called the Coleco Telstar. We thought we was in heaven when we got to play it. We had never seen anything like it. The screen had two sticks one on each side that when you moved the dial on the box on either side the sticks would go up or down to block The little white dot. The object was to keep the little floating white ball to bounce back and forth like tennis, and if you missed it the other person would get a point. Later on we would come to know the game as Pong. From that moment I was hooked. I would beg my parents everyday for them to buy me a game system.

In 1979 they did just that. A week before Christmas I was in my room and my younger sister Louise who was 6 at the time came in and shut my door. She was beaming ear to ear. I rudely said what do you want twerp…being the older brother that I am. She went on to explain that when she was in the kitchen playing hide and go seek with her doll she went into the kitchen closet and found our Christmas presents that my parents so poorly hid. She kept saying that there was a big box that said artary. Confused I had to see what she was talking about.

I had to see this with my own eyes. I calmed her down and went into the hall and my parents were in the back room. So I made my move to the kitchen and opened the closet door, I looked up on the top shelf and behind a Holly Hobby and a Garfield sleeping bag was A… you guest it, an Atari.

TO BE CONTINUED!!!!

I Want To Inspire People Young and Old

The reason I started this blog is because: I want to inspire people who is my age and younger that play video games all the time like me there is hope and you don’t have to stop doing what you love because people tell you that you are wasting your life tell them that’s BS!

I am a man who is considered “Too old” for the things I like. I have been told many times to grow up…to stop playing…act like an adult, but I just can’t.

As I am writing this…I am at the ripe old age of 47 I collect comic books some cards and play a ton of video games. My favorite systems are Nintendo and PlayStation. However, I play all the systems. With the exception of PC…I do not enjoy gaming on the computer. If you play PC games that’s great However, The reason I feel it’s a pain in the ass is that when I put a game in and kick back I don’t want to have to worry if my computer or graphics card can handle the game. I don’t want to have to upgrade my computer every time there is a new game that comes out. Yes, granted I have to buy new systems, but it’s not ever year like a PC…it’s 3 to 5 years and I don’t have to stop playing the old games I can just add the system and the games to my collection of retro games. If you think you can change my mind… Well I want you too. It would just be another toy for me to enjoy what I love. I am a self proclaimed Geek and proud of it.

Ok, now for people that are younger then me, and everyone tells you to stop playing video games because your wasting your life …

I am talking to you. I was told the same thing through out my life and I proved them wrong… Now I am not the perfect person living my dream but I don’t think I did to bad for myself.

I am married, I have 5 wonderful children and work a full time job. I know that that’s not all fabulous and cool but one time I got in an argument with one of my college professor that was shaming another student because the student was wasting her life because she was playing video games in a local tournament and not focusing on her career. The professor said there is no one that has ever gotten anywhere in life playing video games. Well I have to beg to differ with her, Because that girl student is now is a successful Lawer…and I myself have an MBA in business.

So what I am trying to get across to the young and old is: if it ain’t hurting any one or ruining your life do what you like…do you and don’t let any one tell you differently.

Thank you for letting me get that off my chest.