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11 Nintendo Switch | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 16th, 2017 No comments

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11 Nintendo Switch

 

This is the latest gaming console from Nintendo. If you have people who eat, sleep and drink Mario and Zelda in your household, this is next gaming console for you — and it’s portable, too. Games currently available for the Switch include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey.

11 Nintendo Switch | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.

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Home Gaming System

At home the main unit rests in the Nintendo Switch dock, which connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room.

On-the-Go

Lift Nintendo Switch from the dock and instantly transition to handheld mode for on-the-go gaming. By sharing Joy-Con, players can go head-to-head while away from home. You can also enjoy the same great games in tabletop mode by using the included stand to prop the system up.

New Play Styles

Remove the detachable Joy-Con from either side of Nintendo Switch for more play styles:

One player can use a Joy-Con in each hand
Two players can each take one
Multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options (additional Joy-Con sold separately)

Slip a set of Joy-Con into a Joy-Con grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

Bring together up to 8 Nintendo Switch systems for local face-to-face multiplayer.

 

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09 Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 14th, 2017 No comments

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While I was intrigued by the Amazon Echo, I couldn’t really make a case for buying one. That said, when a friend offered me their Echo Dot, which they didn’t want, I quickly jumped for it. I had been wanting to play around with the technology and see what it could do.

So far, for me, the Echo Dot has been used for listening to music from Pandora.com, providing weather and commute traffic info for my wife and sun each morning, game playing with Jeopardy, Lie Swatter, Sing Quiz and Screen Test Movie Quote Quiz and it also interferes with the Etekcity switches and Hook I mentioned earlier in the Gift Guide. I have been very happy with my Dot and, knowing what I know now, I probably would spend my own money to get one — perhaps to expand Alexa into other parts of the home.

The new Echo Plus looks neat due to its added capabilities as a smart home hub for many available systems.

09 Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot

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You can save a few dollars if you want to buy a couple of Echo units or by buying factory refurbished units.

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Noted: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries visual novel out this year

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I’ve been a big fan of the Miss Fisher’s Mysteries series out of Australia and watched and re-watched all three seasons. (You can see them all on Netflix). I love mysteries a lot — from Poirot to Maigret to Midsomer to Foyle — and Miss Fisher ticks all of my mystery lover boxes. I think it could be very interesting to see a game with the characters. Series 4 of the Miss Fisher’s Mysteries might not happen — although there has been some talk of a reduced series of longer movies to carry on the story. I certainly hope it returns — Douglas

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Warhammer Age of Sigmar Starter Box | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide #25

November 25th, 2016 Comments off

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From Douglas…

My son recently got really involved in the the Warhammer 40k role-playing game series, so I thought I could pass on this recommendation for the non-video gamers in your life. He enjoys both building and painting the game figures and play fields and playing the game itself with a new collection of friends who enjoy the game. We recently were able to visit the Warhammer factory, headquarters and exhibition in Nottingham, UK and I was amazed the dedication of the players who create huge playspaces and amazingly detailed models of all sizes.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Starter Box

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Find the entire world of Warhammer 40K on Amazon.com

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Google Cardboard 3d VR Virtual Reality DIY 3D Glasses | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide 2016 #19

November 19th, 2016 Comments off

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From Douglas…

Give yourself and your friends an introduction to VR without spending hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars with these Google Cardboard VR views. View interactive movies and presentations/ Watch and interact with 360º videos on YouTube and more!

 

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Find more Google Cardboard viewers of all types on Amazon.com

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Video: A Visit from Cousin Genny – Minefull – A Minecraft Let’s Play Series – Episode 7

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