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This Week @ Shack: 'Switches Get Riches' Edition

Switch appears to be a hit, speedrunners zip their way through Zelda, we have a long chat with Jason Rubin, and more.

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Welcome to This Week @ Shack–or TW@S for you millenials. It's our new round-up of our news, commentary, video, guides, and other miscellany over the last seven days.

If there's one thing Shacknews' staff and community loves, it's high-end gaming. If there are two things, they're high-end gaming and dank GIFs. But if there are three things, they're PC gaming, dank GIFs, and Nintendo. Something about Nintendo's weirdo design sensibility makes it the perfect second platform for every brand of gamer. Love PCs? Love PlayStation? Love Xbox? Whatever, get a Nintendo too.

So we were pleased as a Pokey to see that the Nintendo Switch appears to be taking off. At minimum, this appears to take it out of the "another Wii U" danger zone. More optimistically, it could be just what Nintendo needs to invite developers and publishers from the fading Vita and 3DS. Those environments plus Nintendo's first-party offerings could make a killer line-up, even without AAA development on-board. All is going according to plan.

You'll see! You'll all see! 

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