Does the nx have a camera?

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  1. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    It should be a little bit of both. The manufacturer should have some ideas and tech demos for the new feature, and then users and developers find new ways of using it once they get their hands on it and start fiddling, they shouldn't limit themselves to what the manufacturer has come up with.

    What I would really like to see from a camera is head tracking used for motion parallax effects, provided they use it sparingly and not beat us over the head with it until it's dead and we're sick of it, like they do with every other new feature.
     


  2. FrozenDragon150

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    According to Emily Rogers, it doesn't.

    Stalk her Twitter, it's there
     
  3. osaka35

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    I just want to know if my gameboy printer will be compatible.

    I kid, but I can't think of any games that have even attempted to use the cameras beyond AR stuff. The pseye and kinect use cameras in a very different way, obviously, and aren't terribly relevant. I'm guessing nintendo isn't going to try and do more 3d. Clean slate and all that maybe.

    As there's no need for any cameras, and certainly ain't a selling point, i'd imagine it'd help them cut down on unnecessary waste of space. maybe?
     
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  4. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Actually, yes.. Wii U had one so Nintendo is known for their camera. Nintendo switch... it's a no but perhaps connect to smart mobiles, who know. :)
     
  5. Procyon

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    Nintend(ollar)0 did too, with the GameBoy camera
     
  6. hiroakihsu

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    Why do people keep getting the idea that it'll connect to your phones? Nintendo has always used proprietary operating systems...I don't see how that would connect to android /iOS...
     
  7. osirisjem

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    Cameras are so cheap for the 10% of people that want one ... They'll put one in.

    You need a camera to play that Raiders game !!!!!
     
  8. azoreseuropa

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    I believe they will have smartphone things for Switch.
     
  9. hiroakihsu

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    What do you mean by that? Apps or hardware accessories?
     
  10. azoreseuropa

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    Both.
     
  11. kingraa777

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    That not a camara at the bottom middle slightly to the left of the tablet screen ?
     
  12. NoWeeb

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    There would be no use for a camera tbh.
     
  13. Veho

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    Wouldn't it make more sense for the camera to be at the top so it can be used even when the Switch is in the dock?

    http://i.imgur.com/OCHrX7q.jpg
     
  14. pelago

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    I'm not a Pokemon Go fan, but no back-facing camera means no Pokemon Go I guess.
     
  15. SamThiiSaminator

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    USB camera?
     
  16. frogboy

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    raiders? you mean face raiders, the tech demo that people played for 10-15 minutes before starting up an actual game?
     
  17. James310

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    Having a Camara is useful, Scanning QR codesnis what made homebrew possible in the 3ds and I use it everyday scanning Pokémon qr codes in SuMo :P
     
  18. SamThiiSaminator

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    But then you can only use it in tablet mode and that can be a pain.

    (All that getting up and walking a whole 10 METRES just to scan a QR code)