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Alright, I slept on it. I'm still excited about the Nintendo Switch. Yes, there's a lot for Nintendo
 
January 13 - Issue #36 - View online
The Happy Hour
Alright, I slept on it. I’m still excited about the Nintendo Switch. Yes, there’s a lot for Nintendo to screw up here – and god knows, they’ll try. But it sure seems like they’ve looked at a lot of what led to the complete and utter failure of the Wii U and taken it to heart.
I’m not sure that $199 wouldn’t be a better price point here, but it’s 2017, we’re paying like $600 for our phones. And, of course, I’d like to hear more about their plans for “retro” gaming. But maybe we’ll hear more about “virtual console” plans down the road. Or maybe that genre really should be more of a stand-alone thing going forward à la NES Classic Edition…
Anyway, I’m sure I’ll have more to say this weekend in the form of 500ish Words. Especially since I have the stigma of being a Nintendo bear. But overall, everything showed off last night strikes me as exactly what the doctor (Mario – sorry) ordered for what has ailed Nintendo. 

5ish Links
Apple Sets Its Sights on Hollywood...
Tony Fadell tells us the story of the iPod-based iPhone prototype
CEO of Sonos Steps Down
What Disney’s city of the future, built to look like the past, says about the present
Up and Then Down
500ish Words
A Breath of Fresh AirPods
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