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SwitchForce

GrailUK wrote:

@HotGoomba I wonder if it's related to Microsoft's Switch announcement in Fall. (They better not be aquiring them hahah!) Way I see it is Nintendo is probably their best way to reach Japan.

IF that is then Nintendo has already own Microsoft already. Their stock is only Windows/Office beyond that it's pretty worthless. They aren't a Tech company but software company only that buys others because they lack Innovation and Creativity thinking outside of the (Windows) Box.

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GrailUK

@SwitchForce Could it be that the Switch easter egg was Doom Eternal dlc in the direct?

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

Switch FC: SW-0287-5760-4611

rallydefault

@SwitchForce
Just Windows and Office? That is a pretty narrow view of Microsoft. Love them or hate them, they actually have their hand in a lot of different pots at the moment. They're big into augmented reality research and development, web services of all stripes including large-scale security, and they're really deep into cloud stuff. They also seem to be dabbling back into smart phones.

Edit: And I forgot their entire line of Surface hardware. I've owned a Surface laptop for like 3 or 4 years and it's been nothing but excellent.

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Grumblevolcano

@GrailUK Unlikely because it was a known entity, Panic Button announced last year that Switch was getting DOOM Eternal's DLC. The shelf teases have been things that hadn't been officially announced when the shelf tease happened.

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Grumblevolcano

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GrailUK

@Grumblevolcano Yeah, that's a point. Hmm...

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

Switch FC: SW-0287-5760-4611

NinChocolate

Friday. That’s the day I’m anticipating upgrade news. Of course there could be a 2-3 week margin of error there..

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Grumblevolcano

@NinChocolate There's been a lot less Switch Pro discussion since that E3 Direct (exception being Nintendo's stock dropping because of no announcement) so would be perfect timing for announcement.

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Grumblevolcano

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sixrings

I didn’t see many of these third party games which demanded a pro model at e3. If they are coming next year then maybe Nintendo stock piles the units for A March release to avoid scalpers.

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skywake

@SwitchForce
Amazon, Google and Microsoft are the big three tech companies. Pretty much everything you do online (or even offline) will at some point go through one of these three companies. Often all at once.

Microsoft is far from "just windows and office"

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"Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"

skywake

@MarioBrickLayer
Yeah, that breakdown doesn't really surprise me. It's not something people see on the consumer side of things but there's a lot of expensive licencing for Microsoft products in the enterprise space. $10k for SQL Server or $100/mo/user for something like Microsoft Dynamics. Then there's Azure cloud servers which is a whole other can of worms.

But yeah, like I said, if you do anything online or even have something you do offline logged by someone in some form? It'll likely go through Microsoft, Amazon or Google at some stage. Order something online, buy something at the shops, walk through a home open, catch public transport. Really anything. It'll go through one of those three and whoever wanted to track that stat will pay one of those three for the ability to do that.

Some Aussie musics: Pond, TFS, Genesis Owusu
"Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"

SwitchForce

And yet to the NintenDoomed fandom they can't even make a decent Console for all their money spent. That tells me they don't have much innovation as other might think. And yet those very same company can't spend money on Security infrastructure but can payout CEO payouts and gets constant hacks/breaches. All their money did little to harden their own security for all their presence. And Microsoft of the three would be the only real software writer for their own Server software the other uses and buys others to use so the Dominant one is Microsoft without it neither the other two would be where they are now.

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TheFrenchiestFry

After the previous Switch v2 chip was codenamed Mariko and this one has an SoC codenamed "Black Knight" with a CPU named "Hercules", I'm convinced the NVIDIA people are huge Marvel fans. Jensen Huang clearly reads a lot of comics

TheFrenchiestFry

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TSR3

@skywake FYI - Sony's PlayStation Network is hosted on Microsoft's Azure cloud

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rallydefault

Can anyone understand what @SwitchForce says half the time or is it just me? It's not really the language, just the ideas I think. I honestly have no idea what their latest post in this thread is trying to say.

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GrailUK

@rallydefault That last post was tough to get my head around. Granted, most things are.

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I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

Switch FC: SW-0287-5760-4611

RR529

@rallydefault, @GrailUK, the way I take it they were trying to reply to the comment by @skywake regarding Microsoft & the other tech giants.

Something along the lines of that they (MS) don't have the imagination to give the anti-Nintendo crowd an innovative console, and they're more concerned about giving their bigwigs bonuses rather than having decent cyber security (probably a reference to some sort of hack that hit Xbox at some point in the past), and that Amazon & Google are even more worthless as they have to use MS' software because they're apparently unable to make their own.

That's how I read it, anyways.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

ThanosReXXX

@rallydefault @GrailUK Most of us have long since given up trying to make heads or tails of whatever weird kind of brain fart he flings into the ether, nor should we care, probably.

'The console wars are like boobs: Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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GrailUK

At least it's a different point of view. Always welcome those in any discussion

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

Switch FC: SW-0287-5760-4611

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