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Dystify
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(08-30-2016, 02:03 PM)
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Update/Edit 3: NX prototype apparently has 32 GB of internal storage. Remember: This is only the prototype and does not have to reflect the final product.



Original topic:
http://letsplayvideogames.com/2016/0...-share-button/


Following our report last week regarding the Nintendo NX featuring advanced vibration technology and motion sensing in it’s new Wii Remote replacement controllers, Let’s Play Video Games has learned some additional information regarding the current version of the NX development hardware.
According to anonymous sources that have contacted Let’s Play Video Games following the previous report, we have learned that not only does the current NX development hardware feature a split D-Pad, unlike the solid pads Nintendo typically uses, but that the system also features a share button similar to that on the PS4.
The share button, denoted by a small icon of a camera, will apparently allow the upload of still images and video directly to Miiverse, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. It will also be possible to save images or video to external memory devices for easier transfer to PC.
While the reasoning behind switching to a split D-Pad is currently unclear, the above header image was drawn by a source familiar with the current NX development kit and matches a description of the dev kit layout given by a second source who has provided reliable leaks regarding Nintendo products in the past.
So, are you hopeful for the chance to upload gameplay footage from NX to YouTube, or are you fearful of all the footage you upload being Content ID matched or taken straight back down by Nintendo’s legal teams?

What Emily Rogers says about this:



Edit: Clarification by Emily:



So she only seems to be sure about the social button. Before people go crazy over it: The split d-pad may only be in the prototype, but not the final product. Even if it's in the final NX, use it first before you claim it to be bad.

Edit 2: Nintendo Life heard similar things.

We've followed up with some sources of our own regarding this topic and, though they did not reiterate details around streaming and uploading content, did suggest that this Share / Social button is indeed a feature, also supporting claims around its placement at the opposite side of the HOME button. We've also heard that there are multiple sources around the split D-Pad on development units.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...l_share_button

Feel free to close the topic if unwanted.
fizzwizz
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(08-30-2016, 02:04 PM)
Share button I believe, split d-pad, not a chance.
Eolz
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(08-30-2016, 02:04 PM)
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Great for the Share button (hopefully with at least similar features on top of miiverse: basic gif, upload to social networks, record video, etc, even if that's what the article already implies), but the D-pad sounds awful.
Snaku
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(08-30-2016, 02:05 PM)
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Split d-pad...gross.
DownGrader
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(08-30-2016, 02:05 PM)
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Emily Rogers (her account is private right now, though) says that she have definitely heard of share/social button, and at least the dev kits do have a split D-pad. She believes, though, that the D-pad will be solid in the release version.
purseowner
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(08-30-2016, 02:05 PM)
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As a Nintendo fan now deep in the PlayStation ecosystem, this is great news.
BY2K
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(08-30-2016, 02:05 PM)
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Not okay with split d-pad. Share Button's cool.

Right Stick UNDER the face buttons though? Yes please.
Dark Cloud
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(08-30-2016, 02:06 PM)

Originally Posted by DownGrader

Emily Rogers (her account is private right now, though) says that she have definitely heard of share/social button, and at least the dev kits do have a split D-pad. She believes, though, that the D-pad will be solid in the release version.

Oh so Emily heard the same? Share button sounds cool.
wild wild rice
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(08-30-2016, 02:06 PM)
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Asymmetrical analog sticks are even grosser than the split d-pad.
JoeM86
(08-30-2016, 02:06 PM)
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Miiverse should have had its own button on the Wii U so I'm fine with this.

D-Pad, however...Nintendo have had the best D-Pad for their entire life, they shouldn't change it.
Camjo-Z
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(08-30-2016, 02:06 PM)
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Please no. At least be like the Vita's D-Pad if you absolutely have to copy Sony.
Plinko
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(08-30-2016, 02:06 PM)
I'm all in favor of the split d-pad. I love the PS4 one. Share button, though? Useless.

Originally Posted by DownGrader

Emily Rogers (her account is private right now, though) says that she have definitely heard of share/social button, and at least the dev kits do have a split D-pad. She believes, though, that the D-pad will be solid in the release version.

I know Emily has a source or two, but I'm getting kind of suspicious about her jumping online immediately after a story is released to then say the exact same thing. It is kind of bizarre.
MoogPaul
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(08-30-2016, 02:06 PM)
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Nintendo owns the pattent on the greatest d-pad ever and they decide to do fuck all with it after like 25 years of constant use? Not buying it.
ggx2ac
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(08-30-2016, 02:06 PM)
Asymmetric analogue sticks. Wait are they sticks or circle pads?
Mistouze
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(08-30-2016, 02:07 PM)
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Not a fan of a split D-pad but with it would kinda make sense if the rumor talking about the NX sides breaking up to act as controller ends up being true.

Split Dpad could turn into a button diamond.
Galava
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(08-30-2016, 02:07 PM)
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Split d-pad could be to be able to use them as abxy buttons when detaching controllers.
pastrami
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(08-30-2016, 02:07 PM)

Originally Posted by fizzwizz

Share button I believe, split d-pad, not a chance.

It makes sense if it the NX really does have two detachable controllers. Each direction on the d-pad can double as a face button.
Grok4Spock
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(08-30-2016, 02:07 PM)
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If the controllers are detachable then the split d-pad makes sense... The d-pad can be used as action buttons when the controller is separated from the hardware...
Nights Owl
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(08-30-2016, 02:07 PM)

Originally Posted by MoogPaul

Nintendo owns the pattent on the greatest d-pad ever and they decide to do fuck all with it after like 25 years of constant use? Not buying it.

Pretty much this. You can't beat Nintendo D-pads IMO.
ArtHands
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(08-30-2016, 02:07 PM)
What's with the leaks pairing with 3 years old drawings recently?
Plinko
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(08-30-2016, 02:08 PM)

Originally Posted by Gotzon

Split d-pad could be to be able to use them as abxy buttons when detaching controllers.

Yep. Think "Nintendo 64 C-buttons" here.
Pifje
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(08-30-2016, 02:08 PM)
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Okay, what's wrong with a split D-pad?
wrowa
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(08-30-2016, 02:08 PM)
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If each side of the pad can act as its own controller, you need some kind of symmetry. So, a split d-pad makes sense.

You should rather hope that it's still a d-pad and not actually just four separate buttons that look like a d-pad. :P
Dark Cloud
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(08-30-2016, 02:08 PM)

Originally Posted by ggx2ac

Asymmetric analogue sticks. Wait are they sticks or circle pads?

It's just a drawing. You probably shouldn't take it to serious.

Also, I have a hard time believing Nintendo would do the d-pad slit in the end like Emily said.

Originally Posted by Plinko

Yep. Think "Nintendo 64 C-buttons" here.

Hmm didn't think of this.
shinobi602
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(08-30-2016, 02:08 PM)
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PS4's d-pad is excellent. Not sure I understand the complaints.
Sylverstone14
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(08-30-2016, 02:09 PM)
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Eww... just keep the same D-Pad style. It works.
Vampirolol
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(08-30-2016, 02:09 PM)
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"This speculation is written on coctkail napkin. And it still says rumor!"
ggx2ac
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(08-30-2016, 02:09 PM)

Originally Posted by wrowa

If each side of the pad can act as its own controller, you need some kind of symmetry. So, a split d-pad makes sense.

You should rather hope that it's still a d-pad and not actually just four separate buttons that look like a d-pad. :P

And I remember someone complaining about the D-pad a day ago but surprisingly the split D-pad makes sense.
wild wild rice
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(08-30-2016, 02:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Plinko

Share button, though? Useless.



.

Useless for you and I, but never underestimate how addicted people are to validating themselves on social media.

A share button is the next logical step for Miiverse. It essentially replaces the 'press home, then press miiverse button, then press...' however many steps it took to post something.
MuchoMalo
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(08-30-2016, 02:09 PM)
FWIW, 10k was talking about asymmetrical analog sticks a few days ago, which is funny.

Why would they go with a split D-Pad, though? Maybe it has to do with that IR patent?

I give this thread 36 hours.
Mr. Pointy
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(08-30-2016, 02:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Plinko

Yep. Think "Nintendo 64 C-buttons" here.

.
DavidDesu
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(08-30-2016, 02:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by fizzwizz

Share button I believe, split d-pad, not a chance.

Surely if the design allows the sides to be split off into separate gaming controllers, then the D-pad is best suited being almost like separate buttons, allowing the up/down/left/right to turn into A,B,X,Y (or whatever it is Nintendo uses), with the analogue part of each controller used for directional purposes.
Torokil
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(08-30-2016, 02:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pifje

Okay, what's wrong with a split D-pad?

The Cross is God tier, and better.
HawthorneKitty
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(08-30-2016, 02:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

PS4's d-pad is excellent. Not sure I understand the complaints.

I think it's easy to understand people may favor Nintendo's.
Dystify
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(08-30-2016, 02:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

PS4's d-pad is excellent. Not sure I understand the complaints.

It would be different to how Nintendo used to do in the past. Of course there would be people complaining about it before even having tried it. People fear change.
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(08-30-2016, 02:11 PM)
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So it really is two separate controllers.

They'd only split the dpad if they wanted to use each direction as a button.
wild wild rice
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(08-30-2016, 02:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

PS4's d-pad is excellent. Not sure I understand the complaints.

Sure, it's great if you are only comparing it to Xbox's d-pad. Definitely not on the level of the Gamepad or U Pro Controller, especially for 2D games.
maxcriden
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(08-30-2016, 02:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by DownGrader

Emily Rogers (her account is private right now, though) says that she have definitely heard of share/social button, and at least the dev kits do have a split D-pad. She believes, though, that the D-pad will be solid in the release version.

Thanks! Perhaps this should be added to the OP as well.

Edit: thanks for adding it! ☺
Orakio Rob
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(08-30-2016, 02:11 PM)
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Share button is great news for me, I hope it's true.

Regarding the D-Pad, I trust Nintendo about the controllers. Whatever they end up doing, it will probably be good.
KingSnake
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(08-30-2016, 02:11 PM)
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It makes total sense if the sides are detachable as 2 separate controllers for MP.
mdtauk
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(08-30-2016, 02:11 PM)
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While I doubt the Split D-Pad will come, it would bring the idea of ambidextrous controller use closer to reality.
Ceadeus
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(08-30-2016, 02:12 PM)
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should have use Microsoft paint for my awesome NX speculation thread.
Dark Cloud
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(08-30-2016, 02:12 PM)
People shouldn't complain about change. Wait and see how it's used and how Nintendo makes the split d-pad. If they have to split it then it's cool. Like someone said they pretty much had it with the N64 already.
udivision
(08-30-2016, 02:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by ggx2ac

Asymmetric analogue sticks. Wait are they sticks or circle pads?

Probably circle pads.
novabolt
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(08-30-2016, 02:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

PS4's d-pad is excellent

for poor people it is hohohohoho!

Only joking, I kinda want to see it first before I make judgement on it.
Steejee
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(08-30-2016, 02:12 PM)
I can buy the social button, but I have a hard time swallowing the split d-pad, even if it is so that you can use the directions as buttons when the controller is split.

Taking all things NX with a grain of salt still.
AGoodODST
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(08-30-2016, 02:13 PM)
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That all sounds awesome. Split D-Pad is fine, the PS4 one is great for example. The Share button sounds really good too, especially if they are expanding our options for uploading.

I wonder it will support Twitch/YouTube Gaming like the other consoles?
MAtgS
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(08-30-2016, 02:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by fizzwizz

Share button I believe, split d-pad, not a chance.

Split D-Pad could be so it can more easily double as 4 face buttons for a player that only uses the left detachable controller.
Neoxon
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(08-30-2016, 02:13 PM)
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If true, the Share Button may likely be the Miiverse Button.

As for the D-Pad, while I'll miss the classic style, the PS4 D-Pad isn't god-awful. Plus it'd allow for the left part to have face buttons (of sorts).
SlipperyFishes
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(08-30-2016, 02:13 PM)

Originally Posted by MoogPaul

Nintendo owns the pattent on the greatest d-pad ever and they decide to do fuck all with it after like 25 years of constant use? Not buying it.

Not any more. It's in the public domain now.
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