Xbox Live on Nintendo Switch!?

Have you ever wanted the best of both worlds all in one? In a way I’ve always wanted to see one of the big companies come together and do something for the greater good of gaming. So are we on the verge of that? Microsoft and Nintendo working together? What if it’s to team up and topple Sony? All speculation for now.

You can see the headline here Xbox Live coming to Nintendo Switch and other devices what does this mean? Well all we can say right now is that it means Xbox Live will be more accessible across other platforms. More exposure the better? Look I know we all are thinking there is something more deep in this, I agree to an extent. It looks like right now that this could be a move to help move the movement of cross-play between systems. I honestly think cross-play is super important, There is no reason to punish a consumer based on what console they purchase and play on.

So you wanna speculate now? Nintendo and Microsoft are teaming up, Nintendo will let Microsoft work on some of their games and they will release both on Switch and Xbox One. You will be able to play some Xbox One (older games from game pass) on the go with your Nintendo Switch.

How about some extreme speculation? Microsoft will buy Nintendo properties and start working with Nintendo to make the next ultimate gaming console that will expand to the PC race of gaming. Nintendo will be teaming up with Microsoft to make more games exclusive to the Xbox One.

Now come on both of those accounts of speculation would be awesome wouldn’t they? Who wouldn’t want a collaboration between 2 of the greatest gaming companies around. Though lets not get ahead of ourselves but damn that would be great. In general I do wish the companies sometimes would just come together and work together in creating some real great content together. They can still compete with each other in a business aspect, Though sometimes it would be cool to let loose and do something real cool.

What does this mean for you? Right now nothing really. If you don’t own either a Switch or any Xbox live services then there isn’t really anything for you. Now then if your an owner of both? You may feel a bit wondering “is this for real?” In some ways I was and still am too myself. My prediction will be that you will be able to do some stuff with Xbox Live on your Nintendo Switch, Then you will be able to play some Xbox game pass games (the older ones) on your Nintendo Switch which then you can take on the go. If that’s the case then you can see an increase of sales on Xbox game pass and I think that would be a very smart and great move on Microsoft’s part.

~Gamer Jeff

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Jeff’s Thoughts on Gaming #3 1/8/19

New year, Time for some fresh thoughts and quick takes on whats shaking up and happening in the deep thoughts of my gaming mind!

Sony’s PlayStation Classic has reduced it’s price

Well sadly that didn’t take long. Sony just really missed the mark on a great opportunity here. It still really baffles me how they messed this up. Even worse too seeing those that have hacked into the UI and found all sorts of things, Like other games that were to be on the system, Other features that folks would have liked to have, They even found NTSC format for the games. I mean I guess I get they wanted this out for the holiday season. I honestly don’t even know one person that picked one up over the holidays or even now at a reduced price.

Xbox Game Pass needs WAY MORE LOVE

Lets say at $79.99 for a new game, 2 new games that’s about $159 so lets say $160+ taxes all that stuff you know. So what if I told you that you can get over 100 games for less than that? I know your probably laughing at me. Well take a look at the Xbox Game Pass. It has a variety of so many great games and even some great classics. PUBG, Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4. They are always adding more games too. You can even score a deal and get the pass for JUST A DOLLAR!

I tried Nintendo’s Online service

Well…. it’s a good start. Cool how they have the NES stuff added and can play online with friends. I gotta admit it is a bit dry. Honestly online hasn’t really been Nintendo’s thing and I’m fine with that. It will be interesting to see what else Nintendo will do with this service and what they may add. For the price of it honestly it’s a lot better than PS Plus and if we are talking price I’ll give it an edge over Xbox Live also.

Are spoilers becoming a problem?

Why ruin the fun for someone else? Seriously it disgusts me. It seems like too looks like it could be a reviewer who is leaking out the spoilers. Well if that the case then it ruins it for everyone, Even the good reviewers. Super Smash Ultimate was leaked and spoilers ran around, You think Nintendo will let this slide? Oh believe me they won’t. Upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 was also the subject to leaks and spoilers. Personally myself too I have been waiting years and years to be able to play the game. I just hope by the time I get to it that I won’t have it spoiled for me. This just ruins the experience and the person leaking the spoilers too makes them look like a fool. I just hope that future games especially those that fans have been waiting super long for that they don’t run into any leaks or spoilers!

 

Oh there is still so much gaming goodness on my mind! Though of course with all great things I must hold it to there right now. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. Giving a shout out to my buddy Steve today! Thanks for enjoying my blogs, liking, commenting, and then messaging me after complimenting my work. Means a lot and I love hearing about it.

~Gamer Jeff

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First experience with the Nintendo Switch

I would love to hear your experiences, thoughts, stories, Anything on the Nintendo Switch.

Finally getting to play The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild

I got my switch on launch day with Breath of The Wild, I was excited, My Dad was intrigued, My son wouldn’t stop talking about it. I hooked up the switch, Put in the game and a new video gaming experience was just about to start.

I was impressed right away by the interface on the console. Smooth and simple. The game loaded up pretty promptly too hadn’t been used to that in a while. It was real cool my family sitting and just observing this new console and what was waiting for them. My Dad has a bit of a tough time adapting to games these days, I guess they have passed him by. Usually he’s used to the one joy stick to move around. I feel sometimes though too as games have passed by me too if I don’t keep up with them. So anyway the game loads up (of course after I make my own profile on the switch console) it’s time to play the game.

I honestly was quickly intrigued by the game atmosphere, I will talk about them more later and another time but the controls were just very smooth they are some of the best controls I have ever played. So I go around exploring I talk to the old man and do his task, Go up climb that big tower, Activate it, More of the map opens up. Super cool, Now I have to venture fourth and check out this shrine and the rest of them to get the para-glider from the old man.

I do the one shrine pretty easy pretty cool. The next shrine where this big giant thing (Guardians) that looked sort of familiar like in other versions of the game, So naturally I try and go defeat it, Yeah no total fail it totally destroyed me. I try again a couple more times with no progress. I assumed that I was doing something wrong and needed to find a new way to he shrine and maybe one of the powers from there could help me defeat that machine. Back door into the shrine finish that off and back out I go. I guess I was over trying to defeat that guardian I just went off and in search of the next 2 shrines.

I should mention too by this time my Dad and son (who was 3 at the time) also have tried their hand at the game experiencing the switch and it’s glory. They were satisfied with the result. My fiance too also tried (more in part for my son) though the game had actually intrigued her and started off on her own game. Actually she of all of us spent the most time in the game and ended up helping us out later on. For someone who never played or was into a Zelda game the switch really brought her into that type of gaming.

I’ll get into Breath of the Wild more in another post, I also want to talk about another game that was showcased for the switch. “1,2 Switch” I will admit this game didn’t really do it for me, I mean an alright cool casual party game, Though it wasn’t really something could get into. That was fine though Breath of the Wild had made a great first impression on us. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rolled out, We got that and it was fine, Essentially was the same version we played from the Wii U so this one was just a more convenient way to play.

In all the first time playing a Nintendo Switch was real great, Revolutionary, Fun, Exciting, I am so glad I got it and the fun is just starting. Games like Mario Odyssey, Sonic Mania, really channels in a great feeling that Nintendo has brought something special. I remember when it was announced even when it was released, The negative around the Nintendo haters was just comical. They really couldn’t appreciate something that gamer’s like, Gaming. I feel the Switch has brought that sort of element back. Nintendo isn’t really a fancy play online, Super high graphics type, They are about the quality of game play in their games. You have to really appreciate that cause you are getting the most out of playing a game when you choose Nintendo. I laugh at all the negative Nintendo folks out there, Granted I have shared some criticism over the years at one of my favorite gaming company’s too but I appreciate how they stick to their own game plan.

I would love to hear your experiences, thoughts, stories, Anything on the Nintendo Switch. I will talk more about Breath of The Wild and Mario Odyssey in another post. I leave you all now as I sit watching my son play the Switch just as I write this very post.

~Jeff