Nintendo and Nvidia team up to bring Gamecube and Wii classics to the Shield TV in China

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  1. jt_1258

    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

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    I think rates for vpn services that port folks to china just went up after this realization
  2. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Its on My Nintendo News, with source and everything lol
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  3. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Your mom's basement.
    Only streaming? That makes me sad..
  4. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Jun 25, 2008
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    PLEASE let there be Wii Remote and Nunchuck support! A major MAJOR part of why I don't own a Switch is the lack of backwards compatibility. Not gonna give up my Wii U with NES, SNES, N64, Genesis, GC, Wii, Wii U support over a Switch that plays Switch games and a few Virtual Console games. I have a very casual play-style with a hardcore love of games and I don't need 1:1 emulation, just emulation that works. Wii U gives me that, Switch, not so much. Now give me Android support on Switch with all the emulators that come with it and we might have something.
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  5. Jayro

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    Weird move... won't these be easily piratable and possibly game-injectable?
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  6. Retroboy

    Retroboy GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yea pretty rad being able to detach controllers from a tablet and push the tablet to your big screen and play games......

    wait, where else did i see this rad idea that nintendo took....

    MORPHUS X300.

    and yea im sure plently bitch about android (prob because theyre crapple fans, who like nintendo love paying over the tops for old hardware), but there are far more games on the app store that are actually decent when you consider the fact that you dont have to purchase them.

    in fact i actually play more android/ios based games than i do nintendo, now here is the question you need to ask to why nintendo set out to try take a slice of this market by releasing the wii u which was its way of creating a tablet like console.

    theyre approach for the switch was how can they still try to take a slice of this market (after all we know theyre loosing its hold on third parties), and im confident that someone at nintendo saw the MORPHUS X300 and said why not copy this idea.

    So yea we thank nintendo for its RAD idea.
  7. PhyChris

    PhyChris GBAtemp Regular

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    I seen PSX emulated on dreamcast. If the developers are paid the emulator will happen
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  8. 330

    330 Banned

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    They are probably making a marketing experiment.
  9. Bedel

    Bedel The key of the blade

    Oct 28, 2015
    Do imagine it being a port for switch, streamed to shield? lmao That would be a blast for everyone
  10. FAST6191

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    I should note the versions of the N64 Zeldas for the GC had changed buttons but were still emulation, and minor ROM hacks to button icons goes back to the arcade era. In this case the games have a file system and they probably still even have the source code.
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  11. Mefisteso

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    Mar 14, 2009
    I'd like Super Mario Galaxy to land on a Switch for one reason. I'd like people who are new to the Nintendo brand to realize how cool games can be, even if they don't look dark, edgy, serious(even if there are a lot of dark themes in those). I know a lot of people who were turning away from the N platforms based on that impression. Luckily the Nintendo somehow attracted both audiences with Zelda: Botw and to some degree with Mario Odyssey.
    I also believe that part of the success of the Cuphead on PC/XOne is because people find it refreshing to play a difficult, somehow dark game which looks like it's meant for children.
  12. Radius4

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  13. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    That's irrelevant, PS1 emulation on Dreamcast is "easier" because both consoles were using similar RISC CPUs so most instructions didn't need to be emulated whatsoever. But even Bleemcast could barely play most games well, despite this similarity a lot of games didn't run well and it was plagued with bugs.

    This is different, the Shield TV uses ARM cores which are generally weaker than x86, and emulating PPC requires much more work as it's a different architecture. The Shield TV has similar CPU benchmark scores as a low end AMD laptop APU, and ARM CPUs have just as low of IPC as older AMD CPUs did (which is one of the reasons AMD CPUs were garbage for PS2/GC/Wii emulation).

    Nice, I figured it couldn't be emulated and GeForce Now made no sense in China, so it's good to see these are direct ports.
  14. Memoir

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  16. Radius4

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    Sep 10, 2015
    I actually argued that unless they screwed up on the page it's most likely geforce-now and I think I was right to say that.
  17. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein Time-travelling Therapsid

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    If by believe you mean some Wii/GC ports coming to the Switch as a not so "Virtual Console", then yeah, probably, when the eShop finally opens in full I guess.
  18. bi388

    bi388 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    To address some stuff that's been argued here, I am a Nintendo fan. I don't own a switch yet because of its lack of great 1st party exclusives (2 right now, but I'll get one when it has more than Mario and xenoblade). I also have a ps4 and a Wii u. Because they have great exclusives. I don't have an xbone cause it doesnt. If I want to play a 3rd party game there's a system that does that better: pc. Every ps4 game i have is an exclusive. And as someone who didn't get a ps3 I love the ps3 ports on ps4, and I'm sure a lot of switch owners love the mk8 and botw ports because they didn't have a Wii u. Are graphics nice? Of course. And if a game looks beautiful it is points in it's favor, but i enjoy botw, with its 720p and no anti aliasing, more than for example until dawn, which is one of the best looking ps4 games on the system, because botw has top tier gameplay while until dawn's is laughable in comparison (Not a bad game but they don't even compare). Nintendo is and has always been my favorite company but if you want 3rd party games, don't buy the system and then cry it doesn't have them. The only system worth getting for 3rd party games is a pc. You get a switch, or Wii u, or even a ps4 imo for their exclusive games.
  19. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

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    What amuses me most about this is that the Gamecube and Wii line were powered by ATI/AMD graphics, not NVIDIA chipsets.
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  20. jt_1258

    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

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    eww, I just looked that thing up and it looks discusting, also, mobile games normally don't have split/same screen multiplayer/vs
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