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Aikun Interview: Making the Android's Nintendo Switch | Made For Gaming

Morphus X300 is aiming to be the Android counterpart of the Nintendo Switch.

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subtenko2768d ago

This kind makes nintendo switch look like a gimmick now, and the casuals will like this.

Note: I like the idea of the switch, great concept, plus being able to split the controller for 2 players is cool

bow2yoda2767d ago

this product is just another cheap knockoff.

"Extra Accessorize
Docking Station: Easy Contact with TV
Controller Joint Unit: joint 2 Side Controller as One Part"

the author couldn't even use spell check

miyamoto2767d ago (Edited 2767d ago )

LOL!
This device predates the Switch

“It is flattering, to see Nintendo follow our footsteps in mobile gaming and it does indeed confirm our original outlook on the market – The future of gaming belongs to mobile gaming. While we are flattered with the Nintendo move, we are at the same time watching them very closely to make sure that our patents are not infringed and we also do not intend to give up our lead. We are already working on the 3rd generation tablet with several accessories. We intend to stay ahead of the game.”

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Innovation,eh?

@Napalm
Dude, do your homework, please understand and make sure you know what you are talking about before you stand up in class to recite your essay. LOL!
Sorry I don't smoke.

NapalmSanctuary2767d ago

This is the same Slipknot vs Mushroomhead fan war bs all over again. Detachable controllers and dockable tablets predate Aikun (see: Razor Edge gaming tablet), Nintendo have patents covering their device, and Aikun, by their own statement that you quoted, do not believe that Nintendo is infringing on their unspecified patents. Aikun is blowing smoke, otherwise they would have sued. Console gaming is about the games. Maybe if the Android app store actually had some type of quality control and dedicated hobbyists playing their games then a ludicrous statement like "The future of gaming belongs to mobile gaming" might actually hold some water but mobile gaming is typically nothing more than hyper casual bs.

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Microsoft clearly still cares about Game Pass. Exclusives? Not so much

Regarding Microsoft’s position in the broader game industry, it seems we have our answer: It’s now a publisher first, a subscription platform second, and a console hardware platform a distant third.

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darthv721d 2h ago (Edited 1d 2h ago )

when i hear people use the word "exclusive"... all I can think of is the princess bride: https://youtu.be/dTRKCXC0JF...

Christopher5h ago

I would really like for you to expound on this comment.

I assume we both know what exclusive means, but what do you think it infers when utilized in the discussion of games now?

You have pure exclusives, only on one platform no where else. Then you have platform exclusives, available across a family of platforms (such as PS consoles or Xbox consoles). After that you have console exclusives, it's on PC and/or mobile and on a single console system. Then we have timed exclusives, those fall in one of the above but are limited in how long they will last as such.

Understanding that, why do you think the author doesn't understand the word "exclusive"? Do you think it's because everyone should know that games going to Xbox and PC on Day One is what we mean by exclusive now in industry related terms? Do you just ignore that there exist actual exclusives, especially on PC and Nintendo Switch?

Then let's go further in the article where the author said:

"Xbox hardware, and its attitude to console exclusivity for Microsoft-owned games remains ambivalent at best."

Is this the bit you are referencing? Is it a wrong statement? I feel that's up to opinion. But obviously they understand the discussion is about games going only to Xbox and PC. Do they not understand that games like CoD Back Ops 6, Sea of Thieves, DOOM, Fallout 76 being Microsoft developed titles going 'everywhere' they would have if owned by a third-party?

I think they do. And I think this is the crux of their opinion. I feel they are looking at all of this potential power Microsoft is wielding and how they are wielding it. They aren't taking those massive games and making them a foundation to sell their hardware. They're making them a foundation for selling their subscription service and leaving hardware to flounder with no similar titles that would sell the hardware. Sure, there are a few exclusives, but they are going to PC. And that's always going to hurt them in the discussion of 'hardware support'. And now with these latest games, with more games going to more places than just PC, is it not an accurate statement to say that Microsoft's focus is on Games first, subscription second, hardware somewhere down the line in third?

Would like to hear your response. Thank you.

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XiNatsuDragnel23h ago(Edited 23h ago)

I swear xbox is a service now imo

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Aloymetal5h ago

More like an afterthought. Not even a service. Most gamers around the globe don't care about any of the green ''offerings'' and now that they're going full 3rd party even less.

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Xbox Needs to Embrace PlayStation and Nintendo for Sustainability

Ybarra, who spent two decades at Microsoft, acknowledged concerns about the future of Xbox hardware by fans once more first-party games go multiplatform.

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ThinkThink8h ago

As an xbox guy, If porting some exclusives to sony and nintendo allows MS to continue offering gamepass day one, I'm all for it. Port them all if you need to.

Hofstaderman7h ago(Edited 7h ago)

Your way of thinking is why Microsoft is where they are. All they had to do was hold the line of the 360 circa 2010. Had the continued with thay strategy they would not have had to introduce gamepass which has spectacularly kneecapped them.

ThinkThink7h ago

@hof, but then they would still be in the same position as sony, fighting for those same 150 million customers. As a publicly traded company, they still need to show growth. Once sony is day and date on PC, they will also need to find new customers, likely by embracing 3rd party. What you consider "kneecapping" I consider an incredible customer value in gamepass.

Ironmike7h ago

Kneecapping the xbox and pc owners are loving it I do t think u telise how popular gamepass is

MrBaskerville6h ago

They were faltering in the last year or two of the 360 era. Don't forget that they doubled down on Kinect, which might be part of the reason why they didn't have much to show going into Xbox One.

QuantumMechanic4h ago

But GamePass is not MS' consolation effort; it was always the endgame! MS is all about subscription-based revenue-streams now! They have turned almost all of their businesses into software-as-a-service; only Windows remains. Stay tuned for that one in the next 5 years.

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KevtheDuff7h ago

As a consumer, I really get that point of view.

As an ex dev seeing what's happened to the industry I have no doubt that GP is harming the industry I love by devaluing games, so my thoughts are little less positive about it.

I can agree with the sentiment that most of their games should be multi platform. Until they swallowed up these devs, most of the titles we are wating for would have been multi platform anyway.

Obscure_Observer6h ago

@ThinkThink

"As an xbox guy, If porting some exclusives to sony and nintendo allows MS to continue offering gamepass day one, I'm all for it. Port them all if you need to."

I won´t say all, but definitely some games I wouldn´t care either as long excellence continues to be delivered to us.