The Switch Finally Perfects What Nintendo Tried for YearsBut Is It Too Late? – Daily Beast

Though Nintendo plans to begin charging for its online services, their latest console has really been built around good, old fashioned local play. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an excellent example of that. Eight Switches in close proximity can be wirelessly linked together for multi-player matches. I was personally able to experience four but have seen all eight in action, and it’s awesome. Sitting all together, each with their own screen to focus on, might not be quite like the Split Screen of yore (though that’s also an option), but it’s got an energy to it that online games simply don’t. Admittedly, it may be hard to put together a group of that size, but the system’s simplicity makes it far more likely that you’ll see these sorts of gatherings pop up than, say, a big old LAN party.


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