Last week, the Nintendo Switch was unveiled, and while the idea of buying Super Mario 64 for, like, the 14th time is less than appealing, the half-portable, half-home console is exciting. This is a new console being launched with new features! We’re going to play video games in a different way! Compare that with the announcements of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, which basically promised us the ability to play the same games we’ve been playing since the Playstation 2 with, sure, a few new minor features.
And while the Switch seems to be chock-full of interesting new features, maybe the best is the fact that, in one of its 4500 different configurations, its new controller looks like a cute dog.
And as anyone who’s ever felt a feeling will tell you, cute dogs are better than pretty much anything. That’s why plushie-maker AnnaTheRed‘s Switch puppy stuffed animal is making us question a lot of things. I mean, before the plushie’s image started making the rounds, it was unthinkable that there could be something in this world I’d want more than the Nintendo Switch.
— AnnaTheRed (@TheAnnaTheRed) October 24, 2016
Thankfully, I don’t have to choose between the Switch puppy and the Switch itself, mainly because AnnaTheRed hasn’t made the Switch puppies available to buy. That means I get to be stoked for the Switch guilt-free, and thank god — I can hardly contain my excitement at the idea of getting new Nintendo games that are playable both on my glorious HDTV and in the fort I make myself out of pillows and sheets when I get too anxious about my life and have to hide from the rest of the world.
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