Keyboard Geniuses: Readers share their hopes and fears for the Nintendo Switch

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Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

The Season Of The Switch

Earlier this week, I reported back with my impressions from Nintendo’s big Switch showcase in New York City. The console and, more frustratingly, Nintendo have their problems, but the device itself has the potential for a wide, weird gamut of games. The big question is whether developers other than Nintendo will be taking advantage of it. As Natureslayer pointed out down in the comments, this was ultimately one of the problems with the Wii U:

The Wii U gamepad never lived to its potential. Not enough games took advantage of the limited information the pad could give to players. The Luigi ...