Nintendo Switch gamestream app "Rainway" shows off new video, beta delayed to 2018

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  1. orcid

    orcid GBAtemp Fan

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    Probably doesn't mean that a "kiddo" like me know what Nintendo will do definitivly, but in a discussion forum it should be allowed to write what you assume.
    There are many good reasons to assume this is the case. Many are listed in this thread. Also there are even posts of people who want this app and there reason why is an argument why Nintendo might not want to have this app. (They try to persuade developrs to port games to their switch and then the people don't buy the port because they can stream the superior PC version with a free app. The 3rd party support will die in no time)
     
  2. Taleweaver

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    The assumption is based on the given that the target audience for the app wants to play games beyond the control of nintendo. Unless you can convince me of another reason why people would want to buy this app, I wouldn't say it is based on "absolutely nothing".

    I certainly can't argue with the notion that I don't know nintendo, because I don't. That's why it's called an assumption: I think they aren't going to allow an app that plays pretty much any potential VC nintendo might ever want to release right out of the gate. I can see why you think I'm a pessimist, just like I think you're naive. But until we know more, there's no way to know either stance for sure.
     
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  5. Nah3DS

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    I bet this will never come out for the Switch
     
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    Uhh... I had hoped I could delay it... but as it turns out...

    time to get a switch..
     
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  11. aykay55

    aykay55 The Ideas Guy, Professional Idiot

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    What the hell has become of this thread!?

    Anyways, I think it’s a step in the right direction for the Switch, though I see no real benefit with this app and the likes of it from a sales perspective. If Nintendo really wants Switch owners to be happy, they need apps like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or a browser at least. Guess we can play Overwatch on the Switch now! And Roblox.
     
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  13. TeamScriptKiddies

    TeamScriptKiddies Licensed Nintendo (indie) Game Developer

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    This is how development works. If the 'product' really isn't ready for public release, you push back the release date until most of the major issues are worked out. That's pretty standard...
     
  14. zeveroth

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    Like I said, 'same story as always'.
     
  15. DuoForce

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    Yup, it will never happen
     
  16. Foxi4

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    I'm happy that this app is causing such a buzz because it illustrates that the Switch has so few games that the prospect of playing games from other platforms is too palpable to ignore. It's as if people never saw a remote desktop before. If you want to play PC games on the go via streaming, why not just grab an NVidia Shield? They're cheap as all hell now and they work spectacularly, as @Tom Bombadildo can confirm.
     
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  17. KingVamp

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    Or they can just be worry about the effects of the app, regardless of how big the game library is.

    Probably because they want everything on one device. Why carry both a Switch and a Nvidia Shield for streaming, when you may not have to?
     
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  18. TeamScriptKiddies

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    I think this is a really cool idea to be honest. I mean yeah the technology itself isn't anything new, but integrating it with a game console is a fairly new concept. And it will add a HUGE amount of games to the Switch library. I'm all for it. Has Nintendo ever come forward and actually approved this (I lost track)? Or is that why its being released for free because it wasn't approved.
     
  19. ut2k4master

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    no, they havent
     
  20. Foxi4

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    Why carry a Switch at all? It has, like, 2-3 good gaemz. :^)
     
  21. KingVamp

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    So you can play those 2-3 good gaemz almost anywhere and everywhere, obviously.
     
  22. anhminh

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    Good exclusive games. That is the only reason people even bother to buy Nintendo console at all.
     
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    As opposed to the thousands of great games only available on PC? Sure, I guess.
     
  24. Nalaflow3rs

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    If I get a switch; Mostly likely when this comes out would love to try this so badd! :>
     
  25. anhminh

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    Great? Yes. Thousand? Hahahahaha... no.

    Maybe about 50 or so are worth playing and most of them are multi-platform.
     
  26. Foxi4

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    If you think that there's only 50 good PC games out there after literally decades of being on the market, you're out of your mind. PC is easily the richest platform in terms of library, it always has been.
     
  27. Bedel

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    Well no, not at all. A handled console with some of the actual multy-platform games... That's a VERY good reason to buy it. I only have one of the exclusives, and the rest of my games on it are multy, the ones that I consider worth to play out of my house or even in my own bed.