are in the works once again at Nintendo. In their continuous quest to make
their platforms accessible for all, the gaming company announced a new console,
or rather a new component to an already-new console, the Switch.
Last week, Nintendo announced the creation of the Nintendo Switch Lite. It’s not a replacement for the regular Switch, but simply a “compact, lightweight addition to the Nintendo Switch family, with integrated controls,” according to the official release.
demographic of the Switch Lite will be people that like to game on the go, much
like the Nintendo DS of years past. The new system will support all Switch
software but will not be able to dock into a TV like the original Nintendo
Switch. However, it will be lighter than the original, and the lower price
point ($199.99 vs. $299.99) is intended to expand the player count of the
The Lite will come in a variety of colors, with special editions like the Pokémon Sword and Shield design based on the highly-anticipated upcoming Switch game to be released this November.
the TV restrictions make the physical viewing of games much smaller, Nintendo
intends to grow its online multiplayer community to make up for lack of screen
capacity. Players will be able connect with friends all over the world with the
ability to sync up to eight other devices to play head to head with several friends
You can see the initial announcement video from Nintendo Switch Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi below:
advertisement for the Nintendo Switch Lite details the controls, physical
specs, and most importantly, the differences between the original Switch and
the Switch Lite. You can see the full list of features and components RIGHT HERE.
several new Switch games on the horizon for release this year and next, it will
be interesting to see how game developers integrate gameplay to fit both
console components. The Nintendo Switch Lite will be available for purchase
worldwide starting on September 13, 2019.
San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) will convene for its 50th year this July 18 through July 21. The first show took place in 1970, and Stan Lee has been an integral part of the convention’s history since 1975. That was the first year Stan was listed as an Official Guest at the convention; although he attended several times throughout the intervening years, he didn’t officially appear as a guest again for two 20-year intervals, in 1995 and again in 2015, plus twice more in 2016 and 2017.
However, I know for a fact that Stan Lee attended every SDCC from 1995 to 2017, with only one exception (2001), since I also attended all those Comic-Cons with Stan. Stan has been part and parcel of this convention from its first humble decade (2,450+ attendees in 1975) to its enormous growth in the 21st century (a peak 167,000+ attendees when Stan was a Guest of Honor in 2015).
Every year Stan went to meet fans as well as to promote projects he was doing with Marvel or independently, such as the many projects he worked on during almost two decades at POW! Entertainment. He looked forward to meeting many old friends in the industry as well, including Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Julius Schwartz, John Romita, Roy Thomas, his brother Larry Lieber (an Official Guest in 2003 and Eisner Award recipient in 2008), and countless others.
many conventions across the United States and even the world, especially in the
2010s, but SDCC was the one event where he was certain to be in attendance
every year. In the coming days, we will share articles about Stan’s experiences
at the convention through the eyes of some of us who were with him there. Every
year he created many memorable moments for the fans who made the trek, often
across the country or even from other nations, to come to SDCC. He also had his
own share of memorable behind the scenes moments while in attendance. We look
forward to sharing a few of these with you.