Stuff That Sucks: Nintendo Switch

Greg Burke and Asif Khan debate the console at the center of a heated debate across the entire Internet. Please take a look as we make our cases for and against buying the Nintendo Switch.

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In what was clearly an effort to get fired, I pitched my boss on the idea of debating Nintendo Switch on an episode of our Stuff That Sucks show. Asif replied, "but Switch doesn't suck, Greg." This is a break from the traditional format of the show. We each were given time to make 3 points about Nintendo Switch. I took the easier route of pointing out the negatives surrounding Switch while Asif tried to climb the mountain of fear to come up with three positive things to say about Nintendo's brand new console/portable hybrid. Please take a look at what could very well be the last video I ever post on Shacknews.com

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    January 18, 2017 1:00 PM

    Greg Burke posted a new article, Stuff That Sucks: Nintendo Switch

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      January 18, 2017 1:25 PM

      RIP GREG

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      January 18, 2017 1:36 PM

      Must resist

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      January 18, 2017 1:37 PM

      I hate you so much, Greg.

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        January 18, 2017 1:47 PM

        Nintendo stock down 45% in twenty minutes because of Greg posting something, while screaming "I DID IT FOR SHACKNEWS"

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          January 18, 2017 2:35 PM

          You mean I DID IT FOR ASIF. Buy low sell high.

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      January 18, 2017 1:38 PM

      Stuff That's Switched: Nintendo Sucks

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        January 18, 2017 2:31 PM

        That comes in 6 months when the new game support has dried up.

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      January 18, 2017 1:44 PM

      The Switch is a surefire hit and will completely reverse Nintendo's fortunes.

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      January 18, 2017 1:47 PM

      /triggered

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      January 18, 2017 1:50 PM

      Is that Mario paint music in the background at the beginning? Love it.

      Also, what ever happened to Mario paint?!

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        January 18, 2017 1:55 PM

        It's the MiiVerse Soundtrack on the Wii

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      January 18, 2017 1:58 PM

      I have to say this video was outstanding and I seriously mean that, if you guys can keep this battle royal format I really dig it. Kudos to who ever figured the VS idea(I will bet it was Greg).

      Asif at the start you looked like you where in pain :( ready to die and that any Switch negative slowly kills you. LOL I wanted to give you a hug bro :)

      All valid points for my self I really wish they would dump the 3DS like Greg said and the Switch is 100% a replacement I think that was a mistake. I guess though they see the 3DS as an entry handheld and the Switch is the Pro level so I get that(makes sense sort of, still don't like it). Still to me it be easier to have just one unit to me and the dev benefits to that would be massive.

      Asif was 100% right Nintendo should pitch it as a handheld console that can connect to the TV not the other way around.

      The launch line up I totally agree with Greg, but I can live with it most line ups sort of suck anyways so you pretty much are ready for that.

      For me personally I selfishly wanted Tegra X2 in it(I get it would of jack up the price point and why it did not happen though) since I am a hardware nut job and that would of made the unit perfect. A Tegra X2 would = a extended battery life by double + and graphics performance by more than double. This can easily be fixed in version two like the PS4 Pro upgrade model etc and I am sure that will happen.

      In closing I 100% respect what the Switch is, will get one and think its awesome and its clearly the most powerful hand held console every made. Also its NOT a home console(primary design) and it should not be thought of as one or compared to a regular home console.

      That it my two cents, anyways I loved the video, thanks Greg and Asif it was good times.

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      January 18, 2017 2:52 PM

      Boy he really shit all over that last 60 second timer. Can't put a time limit on that man. Greg should have been like "TIMES UP".

    • Zek legacy 10 years
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      January 18, 2017 2:58 PM

      Come on man. This is a ridiculously clickbaity headline. I expect better from you guys, rename this segment already.

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        January 18, 2017 3:07 PM

        Haha, is this a parody comment?

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        January 18, 2017 3:16 PM

        I hate Greg so much...

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        January 18, 2017 3:20 PM

        Welcome to Shacknews, where Stuff that Sucks has been around since before you knew this site existed.

        • Zek legacy 10 years
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          January 18, 2017 3:25 PM

          I'm aware. Does it matter? The headline is intentionally misleading and most of the people who see it won't recognize it as a joke, if indeed it is one.

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            January 18, 2017 3:28 PM

            So what if they don't realize it's a joke? Their feelings get hurt?

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            January 18, 2017 3:38 PM

            You're mad about them writing an article and trying to get people to read it, the purpose of writing an article (and hosting a website).

            Maybe try raging against some other machine? Save the disgust for shit that actually matters.

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              January 18, 2017 3:55 PM

              The Nintendo Switch was announced and you wont believe what happened next!!!


              *Insert Switch pictures with Red circle and arrow pointing to nothing

            • Zek legacy 10 years
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              January 18, 2017 4:08 PM

              There's a way to do it that's tasteful and a way that isn't. I just think it's a sleazy look for any news outlet to use headlines like this, even if it is only video game "journalism." If they're okay with that then sure, they should keep it up. You guys are perfectly happy to give sites like Kotaku shit for posting trashy content though.

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                January 18, 2017 4:29 PM

                What was trashy about the actual content, sir? Was it that I wasn't wearing any pants?

                • Zek legacy 10 years
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                  January 18, 2017 4:33 PM

                  The content was fine. The headline though directly contradicts the stated purpose of the article. It's pretty much textbook clickbait.

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                    January 18, 2017 4:35 PM

                    It's not clickbait, not really. You keep using the term because you don't like the way it makes you feel when you see the headline STUFF THAT SUCKS: NINTENDO SWITCH. Get over it, or better yet stop being a fanboy and getting your feelings all hurt when someone says something mean about your favorite impending console.

                    Words can't hurt you unless you let them.

                    • Zek legacy 10 years
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                      January 18, 2017 5:03 PM

                      lol. There are plenty of things I'm not happy about with the Switch. I think you're the one not being objective about ShackNews. The point is, the headline is making a direct statement that the Switch sucks, intended for cheap shock value when that's not actually the message of the article (and even if it were that would be a pretty sensationalist thing to say so definitively based on a first reveal).

                      I realize the headline was chosen based on the understanding by long time readers that it's a regular segment by this name with a tongue-in-cheek tone, but IMO that's a mistake when you want to attract new readers and be seen as a reputable news source. Regular segment or not, headlines will be taken at face value by your readers.

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                    January 18, 2017 4:36 PM

                    Greg laid out three things that suck about Switch.

                    Switch is stuff.

                    Show is called Stuff that Sucks.

                    It is our branded show about Greg being a whiny asshat.

                    Not sure why you can't see the humor in it, but this was not meant to be malicious.

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                  January 18, 2017 7:48 PM

                  Yes dude... the briefcase doesn't cover everything.

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                January 18, 2017 4:34 PM

                I don't begrudge briefcase man anything in his efforts to grow the site. I don't feel the same way about other sites, but I am invested in this place and seeing it stick around. They gotta do what they gotta do to get eyeballs, its a tough market and you practically have to dare jaded gamers to read your piece these days, so I say go for it.

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        January 18, 2017 3:21 PM

        Welcome to 2016

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        January 18, 2017 3:27 PM

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        January 18, 2017 3:30 PM

        Stuff That Sucks is a Shacknews institution!

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        January 18, 2017 4:00 PM

        Stuff that sucks has been around for like 20 years...

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        January 18, 2017 4:14 PM

        We wont get people to pile without stuff like this!

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        January 22, 2017 5:54 PM

        Can confirm. Did click.

        Also, I enjoyed the video.

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          January 22, 2017 5:57 PM

          Also, this pushed me to decide to buy one. Briefcase man's comment that it's actually a portable that works on the TV is what sold me.

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      January 18, 2017 3:06 PM

      I liked this video. I mean, enjoyed. I guess I can go 'Like' it too.
      I gotta say, as a person not going to buy regardless, the 5 game (7 counting Japanese alts?) launch lineup and NO PACK IN GAME astound me. Also, are people really going to go out and buy 1-2-Switch separately?

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      January 18, 2017 3:36 PM

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      January 18, 2017 3:47 PM

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      January 18, 2017 7:15 PM

      I think the Switch won me over this week after I watched the demo videos. It's going to be a fully fledged console, with current gen graphics, but you can take the thing to bed or on the road. I like my PC and just having my WiiU. This is going to be the same thing, but it also gets rid of my 3DS.

      And with Square coming on board, I might spend more time playing this thing than any console since the N64.

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      January 18, 2017 7:16 PM

      Also, I've never pre-ordered a console before, but based on my Wii experience, I'd like to do that now. What's the best way? Going into a Gamestop?

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        January 18, 2017 7:38 PM

        Preorders are almost impossible to find :(

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          January 18, 2017 7:42 PM

          I'm going to walk in to Walmart and gamestop in my tiny town and hopefully score something tomorrow at lunch. Hopefully they're allocated on an individual store basis and I can snatch one. :/

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      January 18, 2017 7:18 PM

      i enjoyed your clickbait video.
      #1 battery life being insufficient in 2017 seems unlikely. my hands turn into useless zoidberg claws if i use a portable system for more than two hours.
      #2 launch games are just launch games. development unification should create innovative new game experiences. its the same management approach kathleen kennedy is exercising with the creation of the lucasfilm/star wars story group as far as consistent narrative perspective. the games should be well engineered, engrossing and polished. i am sure they have learned from the failures of wii u.
      #3 there is no "next portable" for any of these companies because soon the world will experience food/water shortages due to climate change.

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